Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

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Lifelong Learning in Action

Welcome to the website of u3a Leeds, devoted to lifelong learning, providing opportunities to share skills and interests by learning together.

u3a Leeds is affiliated to a national organisation, the Third Age Trust. Membership is open to anyone within the Leeds area who is no longer in full time paid employment. There is no age limit.

For information on how to join, please see the Membership page.

Forthcoming meetings

General Meeting

5 July

Quiz; book and jigsaw exchanges

Details of General Meetings for the Summer session are on the Programme page.

Walking Group

6 July

Pannal circular, 5.5 miles

Details on the Walking Group page.

Garden Group

18 July

Visit to Rewela Cottage Garden

Details on the Garden Group page.

Annual Educational Visit, Tuesday 19 July

Beamish – the Living Museum of the North

We will be travelling by coach and leaving at 8.30 from Stonegate Road, opposite the Fire Station.

We are booked for entry at 11.00 and will be leaving Beamish at 4.00.

Although there are trams etc. to help you get around, most of the site needs to be walked in order to see all the places of interest. There are new and recently built streets, so those who have been before will have plenty to discover. I recommend comfortable footwear and maybe an umbrella!

You may wish to take your own refreshments or use Beamish’s own facilities.

The cost for this day out is £26.50 which covers transport and entry and must be made at the time of booking. I cannot reserve a place for anyone, which is why I will be at Tuesday meetings to take your booking; or send it by post to me (cheques payable to u3a Leeds, address below) and include an SAE for a confirmation receipt. At the meetings I will accept cash or cheques. Please try to have the correct change or you may have to wait until I have change.

Important additional notice

I am very worried that some of you think you have booked a place, but have not got your applications to me.

Problems have arisen with letters not reaching me. Sometimes it is the GPO at fault—shortage of postmen.

Incorrect postage means your letter will not be delivered unless I pay a £2.50 surcharge and go to the delivery depot in Harehills. I am not prepared to do this as I do not know whether these letters are about Beamish or not.

The only way to ensure you have a place is to have received a receipt from me in your SAE or pick it up at the next meeting where I have the receipts ready for you. No cheques have been paid into our account yet so you cannot check your bank statements. There are still a few places left and you can also pay cash (or cheque) at the next meeting.

If in any doubt try to come to the next meeting. I am always there early so that you can speak to me.

Margret Quinton, trip organiser
29 Norton Road
Leeds LS8 2DD
tel. (0113) 266 9980

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