Huddersfield U3AShaw Park Office Centre
Registered charity 516502.
Classes and Activities
All classes and activities are held during the daytime and run for two 10-week terms at a cost of £8 per term, unless otherwise stated.
2014 — our 30th year
Begins Monday 13 January
Half-term week Monday 24 February
Ends Friday 28 March
Begins Monday 22 September
Half-term week Monday 27 October
Ends Friday 5 December
Origins of the U3A
The French "Universitié du Troisième Age" began in 1972 and is still associated with the official education system. The first British U3A was formed at Cambridge as a voluntary self-help organisation in 1982. The movement is now worldwide.
Huddersfield and District U3A is not an academic institution, but a society of people sharing similar aims to maintain and improve the quality of live by keeping fulfilled and active in later life. It was founded in 1984 by Edith Bentley and has been given help and encouragement by Kirklees MC, Huddersfield Examiner, several schools and numerous local people. A registered charity with about 2000 members, in 2005 it received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Membership is open to anyone aged fifty or over, or registered disabled. Application forms are available from our Silver Street office and Kirklees libraries, or you can click here to print one.
All our tutors, class co-ordinators, library and office staff are volunteers. The continuing success of U3A depends on members offering to share their skills and knowledge. If you feel that you could become a tutor or the co-ordinator of a self-help group, please contact the U3A office.