Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

Click below for enlarged versions of photos taken at some of the Group's activities.

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Lifelong Learning in Action

Welcome to the web site 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.


The Executive Committee is happy to be able to send out the Formal Notice for a joint physical/virtual AGM, and also to offer advance balloting, both electronic and postal. (Physical AGM subject to no increase in lockdown restrictions in the Leeds area.) This notification has been sent by mail or email to all members. You can also find all the documents and ballot forms for the AGM on the Documents page of this website.


New laws come into force from Monday 14 September restricting more than six people meeting together whether indoors or outdoors. Social distancing is still a priority and face coverings should be worn in indoor places where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. There are exemptions for any member who may have a valid medical reason for not wearing a face covering.

More detailed guidance can be found on the Government’s website here.

There are also new rules for people attending exercise groups and these too can be found on the Government’s website here.

In response to this ruling, the Executive Committee has had to change the arrangements for our Annual General Meeting in order to comply with both the Government’s legislation and the Charity Commission’s regulations which state that we must hold an AGM before the end of September 2020; this is in spite of the restrictions placed upon us by the pandemic. It will, therefore, be illegal for us to hold a physical Annual General Meeting at the Moor Allerton Sports and Social Centre on 29 September.

In order to observe our obligations to both the Charity Commission and to our membership, this year’s AGM has to be held remotely via Zoom and (for those without IT capability) by post.

Instructions on how to participate will be sent out to members soon.

Forthcoming meetings

Annual General Meeting

29 September

See the above notice.

Walking Group

7 October

Golden Acre Park circular, 6 miles

Details on the Walking Group page.

Please note that because of restrictions on numbers it is essential to phone the leader to book a place on the walk.

Please report any errors, broken links or other problems with this site by emailing the webmaster.