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.
Books & Literature, currently 3 groups.
Poetry, currently 2 groups
Theatre Studies, currently 3 groups
Local History & Architecture
Art and the Artists
Antiques & Collectables
Singing for Pleasure
Turkish for Beginners
CRAFTS & NEEDLEWORK
Patchwork & Quilting
Painting & Drawing, currently 3 groups
Gardening, currently 4 groups
What the Papers Say
T @ 3
Cookery Discussion (on-line)
Shortish local walks
SPORTS & EXERCISE
Crown Green Bowls
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.