News and Events


WiSE are trying to recruit a new trustee – See The News & Events page
Please have a look at the Age-Friendly Communities Project on the News & Events page

5th June  BBC Any Questions programme in St James’ Church – Cancelled -to be rescheduled by the BBC

18th June  Showcase at Boston Spa Methodist Church. – Cancelled – to be rescheduled

30th September Wetherby & District U3A Annual General Meeting in Wetherby Methodist Church at 2:30 pm.

Book your places now for the annual U3A holiday in 2020.   This time we’re planning a trip to Scotland, taking in some fantastic scenery, lochs, castles and delicious food; visiting the Edinburgh Tattoo and a host of other fantastic places.   Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.   All the details including dates, schedules, costs and contacts can be found at this link.

Proposed New Group:  Drama

Please support our new drama group meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2 – 3:30 pm in Scarcroft Village Hall.   Click here for more information

Audio Visual Spanish

It’s been decided to repackage and relaunch the intermediate Spanish classes. Click here for more information.

The following groups are currently looking for new members – See the Monthly Memo for more details

  • Art Appreciation
  • Enjoying Musical Theatre

10thAnniversary celebrations
Various events are in the course of planning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wetherby & District U3A this year. 
Anniversary Lunch – New provisional date arranged for 23rd September 2020
Table Games afternoon. Postponed due to COVID-19, to be rearranged
Folk dancing. Postponed due to COVID-19, to be rearranged
BBC Any Questions Postponed due to COVID-19, to be rearranged
Display of group activities at Boston Spa Methodist Church Postponed due to COVID-19, to be rearranged
Groups and individual members are asked to put forward ideas for the celebrations.  Please contact: 
John Pentith (Vice Chair) (01937) 574965

Here us a useful list of venues which can be hired by U3A groups in the Wetherby and District area:

Click here to see the list

WiSE, Wetherby in Support of the Elderly are a long established local charity. Due to a long standing trustee moving from the area, they are keen to recruit a new trustee with an interest in reducing isolation in the elderly which in turn helps to improve mental health and independence.
Anyone who would like more information should contact the Chair of Trustees, via the email address
Details of the charity’s objects are available on the Charity Commission website and WiSE has its own website including activities and services available to people in the Wetherby area.

Wetherby VE Day Anniversary Celebrations Poster












Last Saturday of every month

Help to support the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs:


Last year we received a presentation from Linda Glew highlighting a project led by Leeds Older People’s forum in partnership with Leeds City Council with the aim of building an more Age-Friendly Community.  Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

Age Friendly Ambassadors

An Age Friendly Ambassador is an adult of any age who will take action to help raise awareness and spread the Age Friendly message to others.
Age Friendly Ambassadors are individuals from organisations, businesses or communities who can help us to make the communities of Leeds Age Friendly places.
Ambassadors may promote Age Friendly Leeds within their workplace, sports team, place of worship, with family and friends or anywhere in their community.   You can find out more, watch our short film and sign up as an Age Friendly Ambassador here. 
Age Proud Leeds
Age Proud Leeds is a campaign to raise awareness of ageism and change negative attitudes about ageing and older people.
Visit to find out more about the campaign, download promotional resources and activity materials and sign up to hear the latest campaign news.
Age and Dementia Friendly Guide
Leeds Older People’s Forum are delighted to announce the launch of the new ‘How to become Age and Dementia Friendly’  guide aimed at encouraging organisations and businesses to sign up and take action.
The guide explains what we mean by ‘Age Friendly’ and ‘Dementia Friendly’ and why it’s so important in enabling people to fully participate in the life of our communities. It outlines the benefits of becoming Age and Dementia Friendly and includes some wonderful examples of real-life stories from organisations that have already taken action.
There are five sections to the guide, all of which can be downloaded from the Time to Shine website.

Alongside the guide, we have introduced a convenient online sign up for organisations to state what actions they intend to take and receive Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly stickers for their premises, free publicity, updates and support.

Information has been received about various Yorkshire and Humberside U3A events taking place this year.

  • Captain Cook and Whitby Experience:  Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June, with arrival on Tuesday, 23rd June and an optional stay until Friday, 26th June.
  • YAHR Summer School/Summer Break with Learning: Monday 27th – Thursday 30th July.

Please have a look at the following requests sent to us by local charities looking for volunteers to help run their organisations.

Here are some links to local services and other sources of local information.

Wetherby News

Wetherby Town Council

Wetherby Library and Tourist Information

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly

Wetherby Helping People in Crisis

The Better Wetherby Partnership

Here are some other nearby U3A organisations





Yorkshire and Humberside

Virtual U3A


Also have look at these other free learning sources

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses – they’re all free)

TED Talks (Online lectures – there are loads to choose from)