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Armchair Members     

Meets undecided
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Contact Roy Anderson 07401 899250
Details This group will be for members who find it difficult or inconvenient to personally attend meetings. The group will meet on Zoom for about half an hour at a prescribed time. The core content will be lectures from The Great Courses but will be interspersed with talks from members. At the end of each meeting choice for the next meeting will be made from a short list of possibilities.

Art Appreciation     

Meets 1st Tuesday 2-3.30pm
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:30
Contact ecldh@btinternet.com
Details This group is led by David Holdsworth. More information is here: <A HREF=http://settle.ddns.net/U3A/AA>http://settle.ddns.net/U3A/AA</A>.

Art study     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 10.30am -12.30 am
Venue St John's church large meeting room
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Contact daveglass56@icloud.com
Details Leader: Teresa Gordon We shall study life modelling and landscapes using different mediums

Badminton     

Meets Fridays
Venue Langcliffe Village Hall
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Contact Barry White
Details The badminton group meets every Friday at 10.00am in Langcliffe Village Institute. It attracts players of mixed ability, both those with some or no experience of the game. People can meet in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy developing their skills while making new friends. It can be competitive, however, it is more about having fun than winning a championship. All you need is a racket, suitable shoes and a sense of fun. If you feel like stretching your legs and hitting a shuttlecock then join us.

Ballroom Dancing     

Meets Thursdays
Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:00
Contact Stephanie Phillip
Details This group meets on 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons at 2pm. This group requires that 2 people dance together so you need to attend with a dancing partner.

Basic French     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Alternate Wednesday mornings
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Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Contact jane.barnes24500@gmail.com
Details Meeting at Settle pool in the small meeting room.

Birdwatching     

Meets Monthly outdoor and indoor meetings
Venue Other
Contact Les Chandler Tel. 07802 543676
Details The aim of the group is to provide members, whatever their level of birding expertise, with the opportunity to: 1. enjoy the experience of looking for, and at, birds in the wild; 2. understand how different bird species live; and 3. develop their skills in identifying individual bird species.

Book Group     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 3rd Monday; 2-3.30pm
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:30
Contact 01729 822524
Details Leader: Jackie Allott: We are an informal group meeting and take it in turns to choose a book for general discussion. This means a chance to read a across a range of books - fiction and sometimes non-fiction - which may not usually be on our own agenda. There is plenty of opportunity to share our thoughts and we always relish differing ideas. The group is limited to about twelve members as it everyone to join in as they wish. Pre- Covid we met in each others homes but then 'zoomed'. More recently we have met at Friends Meeting House and it will be a group decision should we decide to continue or change this arrangement. It would be good to hear from you if you wanted to know more or just come along for a 'taster' session.

Bridge     

Meets Every Monday and every Thursday
Venue Limestone View, Settle
Normally starts 10:15 to 12:30
Contact 07788184174
Details Leader: Barbara Herring This Bridge group is for all levels. The Group meets every Monday morning to play bridge online from home. On Thursday mornings we meet in the cafe at Limestone View in Settle. At the moment there are some that play in person, some who play online and some who play both in person and online. The online facility will be maintained even after everyone feels COVID secure. If interested in learning and/or playing bridge ring Barbara Herring on 07788184174

Card Making     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 3rd Thursday 10-12am and 1-3pm
Venue Leader's home
Normally starts 10:00 to 15:00
Contact newby868@btinternet.com
Details Leader: Wendy Newby: 2 sessions one in morning(10-12am) and one in afternoon(1-3pm). Max 6 members at each session. Each month we make at least two cards using a wide range of techniques and materials (which are supplied for a small charge). The leader provides any specialist tools and equipment required. A basic crafting tool kit of scissors, craft knife and mat, metal rulers etc is useful but not essential.

Chair-based Exercise     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Monday mornings
Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 11:30
Contact Gillian Walton
Details Chair based exercise class with some standing

Crafts 4th Friday     

  Note that Crafts 4th Friday is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 4th Friday
Venue Settle Swimming Pool
Normally starts 13:00 to 15:00
Contact charlottetreglown@googlemail.c
Details A monthly group, will be starting in September. Each month there will be an opportunity to try out a craft, as well as to work on your own projects in the company of other crafters. Charlotte is a natural dyer and botanical printer, and a dabbler in all sorts of other techniques. She hopes some members will be willing to share their skills and expertise, either by helping others with their work, by demonstrating what they do, or by running a participative session. The group will meet in one of the new rooms at the Swimming Pool, so it'll be possible to grab a cuppa too. Sign up and bring your knitting (or whatever) along!

Creative Writing     

Meets 2nd Thursdays 2 - 4 pm
Venue Members Homes
Normally starts 14:15 to 16:00
Contact NULL
Details This group is led by Liz Hampton This is a course for all writers or would-be writers, and members will be encouraged to develop their own areas of interest in a supportive group. Exercises, suggestions and homework will be geared to individual needs and there will be plenty of fun, inspiration, discussion and feedback. Suitable for both experienced writers and beginners. All that participants are asked to bring are pens, paper and an open mind. We meet in members homes.

Crime Novel Book Group     

  Note that Crime Novel Book Group is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Second Friday of the month. 2pm- 3.30
Venue The Place
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:30
Contact Elaine Sargeson 07773 694608
Details Reading and reviewing a selection of crime novels. We will meet in the Activity Room at The Place, the second Friday of the month at 2pm, starting Friday,8th September 2023.

Dance Exercise     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Wednesday
Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:00
Contact jillcraig22@gmail.com
Details A mix of Latin, jazz and Zumba Gold which can be high energy or low impact - you choose!

Family History     

Meets 4th Friday 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Contact Mrsbamford@aol.com
Details Leader: Eileen Bamford: For all who are interested in family history, from beginners to the more experienced. The programme will combine work on specific topics, in plenary sessions and in small groups, give opportunities to bring individual queries and to organise visits to relevant libraries, record offices etc. This is not so much a course, more a discussion and development group, with shared help and encouragement.

Film Appreciation     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Third Friday from 15 March 2024
Venue The Place
Normally starts 14:00 to 17:00
Contact a.f.kuhn@qmul.ac.uk
Details The Film Appreciation group is led by Annette Kuhn. With a mixed programme including screenings, talks, outings to cinemas and discussions. Annette is well qualified to lead this group having been a lecturer in Film Studies.

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French (continuing)     

Meets Every Tuesday 14.00 to 15.30
Venue Settle Swimming Pool
Normally starts 14:05 to 15:30
Contact 01729 825972
Details Leader: Colin Coleman: This is a very friendly group, whose members all have some previous knowledge of French. We use a range of printed and recorded texts, including literature, poetry, song and journalism with a particular emphasis on members' own experience, to improve our spoken language and understanding of France and the French. All are encouraged to be both teacher and learner and not to worry about making mistakes.

Garden Visit Group     

Meets Monthly as planned
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Details Visits to gardens open to the public, probably once a month and the day would depend on what is available This would entail members using their own transport. They may be prepared to offer lifts, depending on any Covid19 restrictions. The Group only started last year and plans were badly affected by the virus but we did manage a visit to Holehird and one to Harlow Carr

German (conversation)     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday 10.30-12.00 am
Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Contact 01729 840090
Details Leader: Sheila Goodall: We aim to spend as much time as possible in conversation, with the emphasis on communicating in German so that you can be understood. Getting your message across takes priority over being word perfect. Topics are wide ranging, from discussion of personal interests and experiences, local events or travel to discussions based on magazine articles covering a wide range of subjects which we read together during our sessions. There is no formal programme and group members are encouraged to propose topics or contribute articles for discussion This group is not suitable for beginners.

Great Lives     

Meets 3rd Wednesday 11am-12.15pm
Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:15
Contact 01729 825786
Details Leaders: John Jebson and John Parry: The group allows members to present a summary of the life and times of a subject of their choice followed by a group discussion on the presentation.Lives may be current or historical and from any field of human achievement. Participants are guaranteed to learn something new!!

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Jazz Dance     

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Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:00
Contact 01729 822579
Details This group is meeting on a pop-up class basis at the moment. Leader: Marjorie Walker: To all you wanna be dancers, my name is Marjorie. I have danced all my life and taught for more years than I care to remember. I believe everyone has the right to dance to their ability. These classes will be friendly, relaxed and the art of dance will be taught with, hopefully, some fun. So please come along.

Line Dancing     

Meets Every Thursday 11.15 - 12.15
Venue Catholic Church Hall - map
Normally starts 11:15 to 12:15
Contact jillcraig22@gmail.com
Details Leaders: Eileen Bamford, Janet Wood and Jill Craig: Line Dancing for all levels, from beginners to those who have been dancing for some time. Fun exercise for body and mind.

Lunch Group     

Meets 3rd Friday 12.30pm
Venue Other
Contact 01729 825515
Details Leader: Joan Schofield: This group is for anyone who wants to have the occasional lunch out. It may happen on other days. Transport is usually available. The group is kept small and venues are not expensive.

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Details This is a list of our members who do not want to appear in a public photo, for example newsletter or website or advertising material.

Philosophy     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday 2.15-3.45pm
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 14:15 to 15:45
Contact 01524272754/07738291734
Details Leader: Keith Hyde: We are studying Plato, and in November start raeding his most famous work, “The Republic”. In 1945 Karl Popper indicted The Republic as the founding text of totalitarianism for having advocated the rule of philosopher Kings and Queens without any institutional checks and balances. He came to believe that at the root of the malign development of totalitarianism, behind the usual suspects: Nietzsche for Nazism, Hegel and Marx for communism, lay Plato’s Republic. How relevant today are the issues Plato addressed 2400 years ago? How unique are the questions raised by artificial intelligence and virtual reality?

Play Reading     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 3rd Tuesday 1.30pm-4pm October - June inclusive
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 13:30 to 00:00
Contact 01729 822524
Details Leader: Jackie Allott: The idea is to try a new area of reading, perhaps also enjoy our untapped talents for drama and expression. Do not let the latter put you off though, as advice suggests we focus on the words of the play and just read the lines, become lost in the story and what comes out of that is the point and the fun! Members of the Group will, hopefully, take turns in deciding the play and perhaps direct for the monthly meeting. Other members just turn up on the day with no homework in between (unless you are keen to do your own research which you may find helpful). Think of your wish list of plays you would like to share with others even film scripts maybe. I will help organise/lead, as required. NB we are limited and enabled/delighted by the scripts we can source - we currently rely Leeds Media Library There is a small charge for the monthly loans.

Poetry Appreciation     

Meets 4th Thursdays 2 - 4 pm
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact Pippa Doran
Details Leader: Pippa Doran: In a relaxed atmosphere, we read a wide variety of poems leading to group discussion which always proves lively and thought-provoking and often suggests further topics of interest. It doesn't matter how much or how little you know about poetry - in fact, the more variety the better. We meet at 2.15pm on 4th Thursday afternoon each month at Settle Friends Meeting House. The book we are using is ‘Staying Human’ edited by Neil Astley Bloodaxe books.

Refreshment Volunteers     

Meets 2nd Thursdays
Venue St John's Church Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact sdu3a.programmes@gmail.com
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Scrabble     

Meets 2nd Monday 1.30-3.30pm
Venue Limestone View, Settle
Normally starts 13:30 to 15:30
Contact 015242 51816
Details Leader: Barbara Herring and Brenda Pearce: Playing Scrabble with the emphasis being on enjoyment rather than achievement. We are always ready to welcome new members to the group.

Settle Solos     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday in a month
Venue Other
Normally starts 13:30 to 15:00
Contact annebrennand@outlook.com
Details This is a new group aimed at the unattached amongst us. We will be meeting twice a month on Wednesdays initially at The Folly in Settle for light refreshments. We all need to make new friends and meet new people and as someone once said ‘a stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet’. The first meeting will be on 10th May. If you are interested then contact me via my email.

Singing for Pleasure     

Meets Starting in the New Year Tuesday 9th January 10.00
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:15
Contact 01729 825107
Details Leader: Catherine Holland: The group sings a wide variety of songs from the ones we learnt at school, to recent ones from the musicals and various artists. It is a very informal group and the meetings are based on people enjoying their singing and finding pleasure in attending the session Any new members wishing to join the group needs to place their name on our waiting list. Many thanks Cate

Sociology and Current Issues     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Venue Limestone View, Settle
Normally starts 10:15 to 12:00
Contact 07812986928
Details Leader: Jennifer Warner: What is Sociology? Sociology is an exciting subject that analyses and tries to explain important matters in our society. It is something that everyone can relate to. We will be discussing issues like racial and gender identity, family, deviant behaviour, crime, poverty, prejudice and discrimination. You will need to come with an open mind as we will be looking at issues from varying perspectives.

Spanish Conversation     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays Oct 3 2022 to July 17 2023
Venue St John's Methodist Church - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:30
Contact Ian Gray
Details We shall meet at St John's (small room at back of hall) Using Sueños Bk 1, starting with Unidad 16. Emphasis on communication.

Spanish Intermediate     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:30
Contact Tamsin Candeland 825760
Details Spanish Intermediate Conversation is not for beginners. A great opportunity to progress your language skills with help from Tamsin and other members of the group. The focus of the group will be general conversation, news items, magazine articles and short stories.

Sport     

Meets Oct to March fortnightly/April to Sept weekly.
Venue Other
Normally starts 15:00 to 17:00
Contact Ian Gray 07969 876882
Details Our Sport Group meets twice a month for snooker and darts, October to March at Settle Social Club. April to September, Walking Cricket 3pm-5pm every Monday at Settle Cricket Club (This requires joining Settle CC for a £20 annual membership fee). Walking football and netball are being explored.

Table Tennis     

Meets every Friday 11-12noon
Venue Langcliffe Village Hall
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:00
Contact Kath Hamflett
Details Table Tennis is lead by Kath Hamflett. The group and the venue have been risk assessed. We meet 11.00 -12 on Friday mornings at The Langcliffe Village Institute. This group costs £1 per session. We play most weeks of the year. New members are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for years. Come and join us and you will soon improve and you will have a lot of fun whilst playing. We normally provide spare table tennis bats but because of Covid you will need to provide your own. Please phone leader Kath on 01729 268673 if you have any queries.

Trustees & significant others     

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Ukulele     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Venue Friends Meeting House
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact 01729 268294
Details Leader: Denis Lord and Elizabeth Bland 2.00pm - 3.45 pm 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAY MEETINGS None of us are experts! We learn from resources on the internet and from each other and have fun playing together. If you want to sample a session before deciding if you want to join feel free to come along to one; you will be made welcome. Beginners must be prepared to use the internet also (lots of free lessons online) and/or self teaching books to learn the basics. Either group leader is willing to give individual help until you get started.

Walking     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday and 2nd and 4th Tuesday
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Normally starts 09:30 to 00:00
Contact NULL
Details Leaders: Annette Linsdell 07512551715 The Group has two levels of walk, the Tuesday walks average between 4 and 6 miles and are usually fairly easy. Thursday walks, which average about 8 miles, are more challenging. Both groups meet at the Settle Cricket Club Car Park at 9.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated on the programme. New members are always welcome. Details of walks are on the website. See the groups page on the web site for the programme

Walking Netball     

Meets Wednesday mornings- see Information below
Venue St John's Methodist Church - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Contact Diane Lalor 07790 018815
Details Walking Netball is a slower version of the game, designed so that anyone can take part regardless of age or fitness level. Whilst it's fair to say that walking netball can be challenging, there are slightly different rules to Netball that include no running or jumping. The game is played for the benefit of everyone regardless of their ability. The emphasis is on having fun, keeping fit, making new friends and keeping the game inclusive. Christmas - last session on 13th December then there will be no netball on 20th & 27th December 2023, 3rd January 2024. Sessions resume on 10th January 2024. Easter - last session on 20th March then there will be no netball on 27th March, 3rd April, 10th April and 17th April. Sessions will resume on the 24th April. Summer - there will be no sessions throughout July and August. Last session will be 26th June and sessions will resume on 10th September.

Weekenders     

Meets Normally 1st and 3rd Saturdays
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Contact Chris Benn 01729 824880
Details We would like this group to be welcoming and friendly with a mix of themed discussions, out-door time and probably some cafe time. We don't want to duplicate anything already happening in Settle District u3a. The unique element is getting together at the weekend ,usually twice a month and having an enjoyable and interesting low-cost time. The agenda to be suggested and agreed by the membership. In previous years we have had outings, discussions and investigated various local coffee' venues, including garden centres but the future is yours to decide.

Wine Appreciation     

Meets 3rd Wednesday evening
Venue Members Homes
Normally starts 19:00 to 22:00
Contact 07802 837507
Details An informal group that meets once a month in members' houses to appreciate a variety of different wines.

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