Coronavirus (Covid-19) Situation

Please note that our monthly Members’ Meetings, normally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Central Methodists in Todmorden, are currently held “on line” until further notice using Zoom Video Conferencing facilities.

The next meeting will be on July 16th. The information required to log on to these meetings will be emailed to all fully paid-up members a day or two before each meeting.

Special Interest Group Meetings where members meet in person still remain cancelled as required by the Third Age Trust National Office. However, we are hopeful that we will soon be able to re-start certain groups where it’s practical to meet outdoors in groups of 6 members or fewer and maintain social distancing as required by the latest government restrictions.

Some of our groups are remaining in contact by means of email and others are holding on-line meetings using either Zoom or Skype Video Conferencing facilities. If you are in doubt about the situation relating to a particular group, please contact the Group Convenor for up-to-date information. Click on “Our Groups” (above), then click “Details of Our Groups” and then click on the relevant group for contact details.

Let’s Go trips have also been suspended until further notice.


Welcome!  We hope you enjoy exploring our website and learning about our thriving and friendly organisation (if you’re not already a member).  We recently celebrated our tenth anniversary and have grown from seven founder members to over 500 in that time.

We run self-help education in the Todmorden area through shared learning and creative leisure, via a wide number of special interest groups, monthly talks and Let’s Go trips – all in a pleasurable, stimulating and friendly atmosphere.   Anyone no longer in full-time work (Third Agers) can join.  About us has much more detail about the local and national organisation, how we’re run, our meetings, groups and our aims.  Do browse around!

U3A is run by volunteers and always welcomes help.  Here is a message from the U3A founder: U3A members are all volunteers and have we all have responsibilities.

Do join or rejoin us using a simple downloadable form (and £15 for a year).  Find out about our regular monthly meetings, with reports featured in NewsCheck out the results of our members’ survey and give us feedback!

Browse our special interest groups, from Philosophy to Ping-Pong.  Read about our monthly Let’s Go trips.

The Contact page explains how you can phone, email, message us on Facebook or write to us.  Or try out the next monthly meeting on the third Thursday of every month at the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden: there’ll be guest speakers, refreshments and lively conversation.