Short courses and taster sessions:

Many of our activity groups meet regularly throughout the year. However, we also organise several short courses and taster sessions,so that you can try out a new interest or learn a new skill.

New short courses for 2019

First Aid (short course)

Details, venue, timing etc to be agreed. If you are interested, please contact Delia Wells Tel: 541517

Memory Course

Feeling forgetful lately?
Memory not quite what it used to be?

If you are interested in finding out about how memory works in our ‘Third Age' and how to help maintain existing memory, then you might be interested in attending one of our Memory Courses
The Memory course is now an established feature of the Wetherby U3A calendar and we plan to offer it three times a year. Courses consist of one introductory session followed about a month later by 4 weekly sessions all held at Kirk Deighton Village Hall.
Sessions are planned with an awareness of the sensitivity around memory issues and no-one's memory weaknesses (or strengths) are ever exposed. The main thrust is to learn about aspects of memory in our ‘third age' and to help reduce related anxieties in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
If you think you might like to attend, please get in touch.

For general information, click the icon on the left or contact Jen Scott 01423 339504;
If you would like to book a place or put your name down for later in 2019, please contact Jen Scott as above.

Tennis for Beginners

A weekly session at Wetherby Tennis club will start Thursday 16th April for 6 weeks 12-1 pm Wetherby Tennis Club. Cost £15. Racquets and balls will be provided.
Please make contact if you are interested in joining our 2019 sessions.
Contact: Connie Appelbe. 01937 585350

We are working on a schedule for 2019. Watch this space....Courses which rerun from time to time include the following......


This course ran during November.
Possible rerun in 2019.

Following the successful course in Excel, Paul Roberts may be running another short course using Power Point.
Numbers will be limited, you will need your own laptop and be able to commit to attending all four sessions.

Contact Delia Wells to register your interest.
Tel: 541517 Email:

Learn to use Excel

Would you like to enhance your computer knowledge and learn about spread sheets using Excel? A three month course, (6 Meetings) ran earlier this year and was fully subscribed.
There is a waiting list operating for a later rerun. Please let me know if you are interested.
Contact Delia Wells for more information and to join the waiting list. Tel: 541517 Email:

An Introduction to using iPads

An introduction to Using iPads and tablets - this course first ran in April. Due to popular demand we are now planning to run it three times a year so please register your interest in joining a future course.
Those who have attended a course will be able to attend drop-in sessions to build on their skills.
Contact Lesley Titchmarsh Tel:581802 for details and/or to express your interest.

Using Android Tablets

Day/time/week by arrangement ie TBA. Short course or one-to-one instruction according to demand. House group.
Mike Green. Tel: 582810. .

Computer Basics - a short introductory course

This introductory course runs several times a year and is designed to give you the skills you need to get more from your computer.
The course runs from time to time, usually on Mondays 10-12 noon at the home of group leader.
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ebay - Buying and selling on ebay

This popular course, offered over two sessions, runs several times a year.
It helps you get comfortable with buying and selling on ebay and also covers the Paypal payment system..
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Please register for details and to reserve your place.
The previous course was run over 8 weeks in October and November 2017 at Wetherby Tennis Club, this popular short course of 8 sessions was tutor led and offered both complete novices and those with some basic knowledge the chance to learn/improve their skills. Click the image above for more details. There is a cost of £30 for this course to cover the cost of a tutor. Venue the Tennis Club in Wetherby.
Please register an interest. Limited to just 10 members.
Please contact Delia Wells for further information and/or to book a place. Tel: 541517

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Taster sessions: Petanque / Boules

Taster sessions.

Not currently available.
Possible rerun in 2019.

Taster sessions: Introduction to Bowls

Taster sessions will be offered again during Spring 2019. If being active is more your ‘thing’, you’ll want to know that the 2019 Wetherby Bowls Club season will be underway in Spring at Grange Park; New members - free coaching 2.00pm on the following days; Monday=Crown Green; Tuesday=Flat Green; Thursday & Sunday=Crown and Flat. Interested? You’ll be warmly welcomed. For more information please visit the website;

Have you ever wanted to try bowls but lacked the courage to go alone to the bowling club?
Would you like to try in the company of other beginners?
We can offer u3a members the chance to give it a go, free of charge with the loan of all equipment!., as a taster. Wetherby Bowling Club hopes you will become ‘hooked' but there will be no pressure to join.
Group Contact Iain Rowe - - Tel:583292 or 07531230385


racketball2For beginners too!
Racketball is played on a regular squash court with a larger ball, which does not need warming up (like in squash) and a shorter racket.
The fact that the ball moves slower gives the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye coordination making the ball easier to strike. If you are interested in finding out more, or having a free taster session at Collingham and Linton Squash and Racketball Club, then please contact Stephen Widdison 07802 370995
The emphasis is on keeping fit. No experience is needed!
Have a look at the club's website at: Web site link here