Each Network will operate independently and each will have differing aims and activities.
These may include: offering reciprocal membership, organizing joint events and Study Days,
holding Network-wide events and publicizing unusual or under-subscribed groups etc.

Geographical Networks

We currently have four active Networks:

  1. The East Riding Accord
    Beverley, Caves, Cottingham, Hessle, Swanland, Hornsea & District,
    AWAKE (Anlaby, Willerby & Kirk Ella),  Howden & District, Wolds
  2. WestNet
    Bradford, Craven, Ilkley & District, Settle
  3. The Dales Network
    Barnard Castle, Bedale, Easingwold, Haxby & Wigginton, Guisborough, Leyburn, Northallerton, Ripon, Stokesley, Thirsk, Wear & Tees.
    These U3As are from both Yorkshire & Humber and North East regions.
  4. East Coast
    Bridlington, Filey, Ryedale, Scarborough, Whitby

Subject Networks

Subject-based Networks will be developed through time with the aim of supporting Group Leaders in developing their interest groups, sharing ideas and issues and also making resources available across the region.

Art Appreciation

Our first subject network is Art Appreciation and is open to all U3A Members.  The aim of this network is to provide resources for Groups and individuals who are interested in this subject.

To access the Art Appreciation pages on this website you will need to complete the Registration Form.  The organisers’ reply will include the password.

Once you have the password go to the Art Appreciation pages by clicking on the link opposite.


Networks are voluntary groupings of constituent U3As with the aim of providing improved mutual support, resources or activities for their members; they should be natural groupings which arise from within the group concerned.

Types of Network

There are three main types of Network which are being encouraged within the YAHR region:

  • Geographical Networks, involving a group of neighbouring U3As
  • Subject-based Network
  • Role based Networks