About Craven U3A
This very active U3A group has over 1100 members. We provide education, recreation and social
opportunities for retired or semi retired people from Skipton and the surrounding area.
Please check out the details of our site using the buttons on the left of this page
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Enrolment 2019
You may enrol at any time later providing there are places available. All course postal applications are opened from the 13 August and drawn randomly
Download course programme for 2018/9
This is the definitive guide to the years courses
Download an application form
For first timers mainly, others read on
The Beacon Database
For existing U3A members it is possble to renew membership on line.but course selections are by postal application only.

On Line membership renewal

Here's how.Instructions
Craven U3A operates the BEACON database as a Membership Portal which will have details of the courses for which you have enroled. It operates under the new laws regarding security and confidentiality.We encourage existing members to use this service, initially for membership renewal, and your successful course allocations will be shown later.
Welcome to the Craven U3A Web site
 Group Leaders and existing members with individual passwords
Diary of Events 2018/9
more details see
Diary button under Activities



1st Coffee Morning at the Soroptomist Rooms Otley Road Skipton
11th  2pm U3A Carol Sevice Christ Church Skipton


Useful Documents and

Link to the Craven U3A Beacon Portal
Members Beacon Guide
Beacon Guide for Group Leader training
Beacon solutions to email problems
Beacon Groups List
Beacon Calender

Future membership subscriptions for both existing and new members will be fully handled by the Beacon site.  Its hoped that all members will take the opportunity to use the facility. For those with no computer the postal method will still be available