The Driffield & Wolds U3A.
April Meeting May Meeting June Meeting
 Date: 12th April.
Subject: Photographing Every Day
Venue: Community Centre.
Presenters: Ernie Howard
 Date: 10th May.
Subject: David Hockney .
Venue: Community Centre.
Speaker: Rose Horspool.
 Date: 14th June.
Subject: Annual General Meeting.
Venue:  Community Centre.
Speaker: Chairman.
Driffield & Wolds U3A. Getting Together and Sharing Mutual Interests.
  • Driffield & Wolds U3A News:

    Driffield & Wolds U3A Contact

    The group now has a number to call for any query.
    The Contact number 07868012420 for all enquiries, If you want to speak a Committee Member or a Group Convenor or need more information please ring for details.
    You can also go our Contacts Page and fill in our Contact Form with your query.


    Local History Group

    There is now a vacancy for a Group Leader or Leaders as the present Leader is standing down in June 2018. Anyone who is interested in taking over this position please forward your name to the Secretary or a Committee member.


    Geology Group

    Geology Group's visit to the National Coal Mining Museum for England. On 15th March 2018, a very wet Thursday, 14 members travelled to Caphouse Colliery near Wakefield and went underground to inspect the carboniferous period in situ. Organisation by the Museum was excellent and realistic. We surrendered 'contraband' (matches, batteries etc.), donned headgear and lights and were instructed in safety procedures - all of which we took in our stride being well trained U3A members. We were then packed into a cage and dropped quite quickly 140m down. One hour twenty minutes underground proved arduous but very interesting, showing us mining techniques from the 18th century to the present day. The underground tableaux were realistic and made us appreciate the skills and courage of mineworkers. Above ground we visited winding gear, pithead baths, stables, and the exhibits. The restaurant, too, was popular providing extremely tasty food and speciality miners' dishes. Geology is fun.


    All Things French

    Please note This group will be changing venue for their next meeting. This change will facilitate a better learning environment as appropriate DVDs, CDs and educational books will be available.

    Contact Convenor for more information


    Theatre Group

    At our most recent meeting on 10th January those present reviewed the play programmes of local theatres and decided to attend productions in the Lund Village Hall. The programme of plays can be seen on the Lund Village Hall website. Anyone wishing to attend and needing transport please contact either Janet or Phil Dunn - Tel No. 538518.


  • Our New U3A Name

    As from Friday 01st December 2017.
    The committee proposed a name change for our U3A. The present name of Wolds Branch U3A was incorrect as we are not a branch but an Autonomous U3A.
    The membership out of the 2 proposals ((a) Driffield & Wolds and (b) Wolds & Driffield) chose the name 'Driffield & Wolds U3A'. This was the first step in updating and revising our constitution which continues by the Group going to register as a charity and the new name will also identify our location and area.


    Forthcoming Annual General Meeting


    Yes, we know this will not be until June BUT please will you think about standing for Committee!! ALL the present committee will stand down and a new committee will need to be elected, some of the current committee members are not eligible or are unwilling to stand for re-election so……..your commitment and enthusiasm is needed if Driffield & Wolds U3A is to continue.



    September Holiday Walking Group

    Monday to Friday. starting on 17th September. at the Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, in the Cairngorms.
    Price per person £189. For double and twin rooms. The same price holds for 4 single rooms, any extra singles would have a surcharge of £8 p.p.p.n. (we currently need 5 singles ).

    There are still a couple of double rooms available.
    You can also contact me on driffieldwolds@icloud.com or on 07868 012420.
    To advise of your preference regarding the above offers.
    Regards, Phil Dunn


    YAHR News

    YAHR Events


    Wednesday 2nd May AGM and Development Meeting
    York, Priory Centre “Succession Planning in your U3A”

    Monday 14th May Industrial Archeology of Bradford
    Bradford Club, Bradford City Centre


    Friday 08th June 2018 10.30am, Art Appreciation and Art History
    "Supporting our Group Leaders and Improving our Interest Groups"
    Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EX

    This is a synopsis of Events and News and more detail can be found on our Notice Board in the Main Hall at the Monthly meetings or on the YAHR websites.


    The Humber Accord. The Humber Accord is an informal association of several U3As in the East Riding of Yorkshire including Beverley, Cottingham, Hessle, South & North Cave, Swanland, Hornsea, Hull, Howden & District, AWAKE (Anlaby, Willerby & Kirk Ella) and the Driffield & Wolds U3A where members may join an interest group of another U3A in the Accord, provided that the interest group has room for more members. HUMBER ACCORD GUIDELINES.