At Barnsley & District u3a, everyone, without exception, is first and foremost a normal everyday member, with needs and wishes that are just the same as any other of our 1250+ members. But in addition to being everyday members, these individuals have also stepped up and volunteered extra time and energy. They take on the duties that make up the vital infrastructure, hidden behind the scenes, that keep things running smooth(ish)ly.

All this is well worth remembering if you have a problem or difficulty because these individuals aren't part of a faceless uncaring organisation they are your fellow members doing their absolute utmost to oil (the vibrant but very occasionally creaky) wheels of our Barnsley and District u3a.

We welcome enthusiastic support in our efforts to keep things running well, and if you feel you could shadow one of the committee and lend a hand when needed, or even possibly take on a role yourself to help us in its running, you will be welcomed with open arms!


Would you like to talk to a Committee Member, or someone who carries out a key role? We are always happy to receive comments, suggestions or new ideas.

If you have a question about Groups please ask Indu Kumar

If you have a suggestion for a speaker at one of our monthly meetings please send an email to our Chair.

Should you wish to email a committee member just click on their name.

Putting faces to the names: Our 2023 - 2024 Committee Members are:

                  Chair:                                       VACANT AT PRESENT            Vice Chair:                      VACANT AT PRESENT        


Business Secretary and Events: Sue Stokes            Treasurer:   Niall Clarke        


Groups/ Development: Indu Kumar           Web & SM Manager: Robin Northcut          


Membership Sec: Trudy Atkinson                           Publicity: Jo Kasparek          

and SM Manager

Social Committee: Pauline Buttling:                    Room Bookings: Niall Clarke      



                                                                    Risk Assessment & Compliance Officer: Jean Embury                              


 Penistone Manager/New Members Secretary/Membership Administrator:         Helen Dew                                          


Co-opted Committee Member: Fred Brookes  


Also, although not committee members:

The Buzz Editor:          Helen Simms                    




Minutes Secretary:  Rita Silcock Awaiting photo