Interest Groups

We currently have over 50 Interest Groups. Many operate in members’ houses so are limited in number, but that doesn’t stop a second, third etc group starting up for popular interests.

If your particular interest isn’t listed then we’ll be pleased to advertise to see if anyone else is interested and we will assist in getting the group running.

Members help each other in their learning groups

The aim is to encourage members to keep learning, to have fun and to remain socially connected.

As a fully volunteer organisation one of the clear principles of u3a is that we don’t have paid teachers. There are occasional paid speakers or guides on some Field Trips.

Members contribute their own particular skills, knowledge and experience. Hence, we have groups not classes.

Interest Groups are run as self-financing units.

LITERATURE

Books & Literature, currently 3 groups.
Creative Writing
Language Matters
Play Reading
Poetry, currently 2 groups
Theatre Studies, currently 3 groups

THE ARTS

Architecture
Local History & Architecture
Art Appreciation
Art and the Artists
Antiques & Collectables
Photography
Music
Singing for Pleasure
Ukulele

LANGUAGES

French Conversation
Turkish for Beginners
Welsh Conversation

CRAFTS & NEEDLEWORK

Crafts
Embroidery
Patchwork & Quilting
Sewing

ART

Painting & Drawing, currently 3 groups

GARDENING

Gardening, currently 4 groups

SCIENCE

Science
Geology

LIFESTYLE

Armchair Travel
Family History
Philosophy
What the Papers Say
T @ 3
Cookery Discussion (on-line)
Mindfulness

GAMES

Rummikub
Scrabble

WALKING

Shortish local walks
Medium Walks
Longer Walks
Mountain Walks

SPORTS & EXERCISE

Country Dancing
Badminton
Boules
Crown Green Bowls
Racquetball

FIELD TRIPS

These are advertised in advance and open to all members

Short Trips – own or public transport to places of local interest
Day Coach Trips – to a place of interest

A u3a is a self-help, co-operative organisation run entirely by the members for the members, thus it is important members are able to take full responsibility for their own participation in Interest Groups and events. If a member needs to bring in their recognised carer please read the Carers advice note.