One of the main benefits of joining the u3a is the opportunity to participate in our special Interest Groups. We have a wide variety of interest groups running very successfully – you can use the list on this page to find out more about each one.

You must be a u3a member in order to take part in our interest group activities. This is essential to ensure that your participation in our activities is covered by the u3a’s insurance.

In most cases, members of groups pay a small fee for every scheduled session, regardless of how many they are able to attend. Fees are payable in advance to the Group Leader, either by the term or for the whole year. Exceptions are groups that meet remotely e.g. on Zoom, in private or at outdoor venues, which are free to registered members of those groups.

To find out more about a group please select the group from the list and then select the email link to fill out a form. If you prefer to phone the group leader, then select the Group Leaders’ contact details on the Documents page in the Members’ Area to find their telephone number. You may need to enter your password for the latter. If you are unable to make contact in either way, then please call 01483 323503 and leave a message with your telephone number.

Please take your membership card to the first meeting of group(s) you join. Leaders give their time and expertise freely, so it is hoped that when you join a group you will show commitment and, if unable to attend a meeting, notify the Group Leader. We recommend that you enter the relevant dates in your diary.

Groups listed alphabetically

  • Art – Creative Art Workshop
    Status: Active
    on Wednesday mornings
    2nd & 4th in Month 10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Art – Mainly Landscapes
    Status: Active
    on Monday afternoons
    Twice Monthly 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Art – Painting 2
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons
    1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Art – Painting for Pleasure
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Art Appreciation
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    3rd in Month 2:15 – 4:15pm
  • Aviation and Military History
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    1st in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Badminton
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Tuesday afternoons
    8:00 – 10:00pm
  • Beading Group A
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday mornings
    10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Beading Group B
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday afternoons
    2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Birdwatching
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    1st in Month 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Bridge – Beginners
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Bridge – Kitchen Bridge
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Chainmaille
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    Last in Month 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Chair Yoga
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday mornings
    10:00am – 11:00am; (10:00am – 11:30am Dec 13 only)
  • Chess – Beginners and Improvers
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Computing For The Less Tech Savvy
    Status: Active
    on Thursday afternoons
    1st & 3rd in month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Craft
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings
    3rd in Month 10:00 – 12:00noon
  • Cribbage
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
    2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Current Affairs
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    3rd in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Digital Photography (Camera Club)
    Status: Active
    on Wednesday mornings
    2nd & 4th in month 9:30 – 11:30am, 9:30 – 12:00noon for venue dates
  • Dressmaking
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings
    1st in Month 10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Flower Arranging
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday afternoons
    1st in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • French – Let’s Talk
    Status: Active
    on Wednesday mornings
    1st & 3rd in month 10:00 – 11:30am
  • French Conversation
    Status: Active
    on Thursday mornings
    ad hoc 10:00 – 11.30am
  • Garden Centre Social
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Monday mornings
    3rd in Month 10:00 – 11:30am
  • Genealogy
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday afternoons
    2nd in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Genealogy Beginners
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday afternoons
    1st in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • German Conversation
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Tuesday afternoons
    5:00 – 6:15pm
  • Golf
    Status: Active
    on Thursdays
    Morning & Afternoons 2nd & 4th in Month at various times
  • Greek Ancient
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday afternoons
    2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Greek Modern
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday afternoons
    5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Hootenanny
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday afternoons
    2:15 – 4:15pm
  • Italian Conversation
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
    2:00 – 3:45pm
  • Italian Elementary
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday mornings
    10:30am – 12:00noon
  • Jazz Appreciation
    Status: Active
    on Friday afternoons
    ad hoc Monthly 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Knit And Natter
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings
    4th in Month 10:00 – 12:00noon
  • Lace Circle
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Monday afternoons
    2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Latin Beginners Plus
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings
    11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Latin Intermediate/Advanced
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings
    10:00am -12:00noon
  • Latin Transition
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings
    11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Line Dancing Friday Group 1
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday mornings
    10:30 – 11:30am
  • Line Dancing Friday Group 2
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday mornings
    11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Line Dancing Monday Group 1
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday afternoons
    12:30 – 1:30pm
  • Line Dancing Monday Group 2
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday afternoons
    1:30 – 2:30pm
  • Lip Reading
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday mornings
    10:00 – 10:40am
  • Mahjong Group 1
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
    2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Mahjong Group 2
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
    2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Members on their own (MOTO)
    Status: Active
    Various mornings and afternoons, ad hoc, as advised by Group Leaders
  • Movement and Exercise to Music
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Tuesday afternoons
    2:00 – 3:00pm
  • Music Appreciation
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings
    3rd in Month 10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Naval History
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday afternoons
    2nd in Month 1:30 – 3.30pm
  • Needlework
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    1st in Month 10:00am – 12:00noon
  • News & Views
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    3rd in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Noel Coward – Life and Works
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Novel
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday afternoons
    3rd in Month 2:15 – 4:15pm
  • Patchwork & Quilting
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday mornings
    1st in Month 10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Pickleball
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Pilates
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday afternoons
    1:00 – 2:30pm
  • Poetry Appreciation
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday afternoons
    3rd in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Poetry for Pleasure
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    1st in Month 10:30am – 12:00noon
  • Radio Sailing
    Status: Active
    Various mornings and afternoons, ad hoc, as advised by the Group Leader
  • Rambling
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday mornings
    3rd in Month 10.00am start
  • Recorder Ensemble
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Thursday mornings
    10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Relaxation and Meditation
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday afternoons
    2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Rummikub
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursday afternoons
    2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Science and Technology
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday afternoons
    1st in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dancing
    Status: Active
    on Tuesday afternoons
    2nd & 4th in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Scrabble
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons
    2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Second Wind Jazz Band
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Tuesday mornings
    10:30am – 12:30pm
  • Shed
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Monday afternoons
    Last in Month 2.15 – 4.15pm
  • Shooting
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday mornings
    2nd in Month 10.30am – 12noon
  • Silverwork Group A
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Thursday mornings
    10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Silverwork Group B
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Thursday afternoons
    2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Singing for Fun Group A
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday afternoons
    2:30 – 4:00pm
  • Singing for Fun Group B
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Thursday afternoons
    2:30 – 4:00pm
  • Snooker
    Status: Active
    on Tuesday afternoons
    2nd & 4th in Month 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Spanish Conversation
    Status: Active
    Tue/Thurs mornings (2nd Tues/4th Thur in month) 10:00 – 11:00am
  • Table Tennis
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Monday evenings
    6:00 – 8pm
  • Tai Chi
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    10:00 – 11:15am
  • Theatre
    Status: Active
    afternoons
    Various afternoons, ad hoc, as advised by Group Leader
  • Travel Experience
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday afternoons
    2nd in Month 2:30 – 4:30pm
  • Ukulele
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday afternoons
    1:30 – 3:45pm
  • Ukulele Beginners (7 Week Course)
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Friday afternoons
    2:00 – 3:30pm
  • Video Production
    Status: Active
    Various mornings and afternoons, ad hoc , as advised by Group Leader
  • Walking Group
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    2nd in Month 10:00am start
  • Writing for Fun
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday mornings
    10:00am – 12:00noon
  • Yoga
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Thursday mornings
    10:30 – 12.00noon