Bearsden & Milngavie

Groups

Current groups

Group meetings are temporarily suspended until further notice.

We are conscious that although the decision to suspend activities has been taken in the best interests of the physical wellbeing of our members, the absence of U3A meetings, outings and other events will add to our feelings of social isolation at this difficult time. It is therefore heartening to hear that some groups are exploring novel ways of engaging with their members without physically meeting. Some of these are listed below:

Group Activities Occurring Remotely

Art - meeting weekly on WhatsApp.
Bookworms – sharing comments on their latest monthly read by email.
Bridge for Beginners – playing online.
Carry on Singing - sending links to songs on YouTube for members to sing along to at home.
Enjoy Opera Group - setting quizzes for its members.
Family History Workshops – organisers offering recent attendees further assistance.
French Conversation - holding regular meetings using Zoom.
IT - sending out advice to members.
Outdoor Sketchers – keeping in touch online and planning remote outdoor sketching.
Painting and Drawing – meeting weekly on WhatsApp.
Photography – members holding meetings using Zoom.
Local History – sharing material by email.
Las Estrellas – holding meetings by video conference.
Mindfulness and Meditation – extended an invitation to all BaM U3A members to join virtual sessions using WhatsApp.
Science – two Citizen Science projects offered.
Scrabble – playing online.
Theatregoers – sharing information on where to watch performances online.

We would therefore strongly encourage other groups and individual members to be inspired by these initiatives and come up themselves with imaginative ways of maintaining contact and sharing in group activities remotely. If your group is also operating remotely but is not listed above, please email Billy Martin.

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Below you will find a list of the current interest groups. New groups are indicated by a yellow background. Click on the name of the group to find further details or to contact the group coordinator.

***Please contact the coordinator to find out if there are places available before attending any group meeting for the first time. You can attend one group meeting as a guest to find out if it's for you but after that you are requested to join the U3A.***

Most group coordinators keep a waiting list so don't be too disappointed if the group you would like to join is full. You need to be a member of BaM U3A before you can put your name on a waiting list. If you click on the individual group page, you will be able to contact the group coordinator to put your name on the waiting list. If the coordinator doesn't keep a waiting list please contact Groups Enquiry. The alternative is for you to start up your own group. There will be plenty of support available if you wish to do so. You can find out more on the Starting a Group page.

Information about some proposed new groups can be found on the New Groups page.

More detailed information about the groups can be found under the Links heading on this page.

Group List
Around the World Dining
 Monthly
 MonthlyArt
Thursday a.m.
Second and fourth Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
Second and fourth Thursdays
BaM U3A Members Online Chat
 Online only
 Online onlyBookworms
Thursday p.m.
Monthly, last Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly, last Thursday
Bridge for Beginners
Friday p.m.
Friday p.m.Calligraphy
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly, last Weds
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly, last Weds
Carry on Singing
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Cinema
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Current Affairs
Monday p.m.
Monthly, last Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly, last Monday
Cycling
Wednesday a.m.
March - October
Wednesday a.m.
March - October
Dancers and Prancers
Tuesday p.m.
Usually 1st, 2nd and 4th Tues
Tuesday p.m.
Usually 1st, 2nd and 4th Tues
Enjoy Opera
 Dates variable
 Dates variable
French Conversation
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Gaelic Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly except for 3rd Tues
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly except for 3rd Tues
Genealogy 2
Wednesday p.m.
First and third Weds
Wednesday p.m.
First and third Weds
Genealogy 3
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly, first Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly, first Tuesday
German Conversation
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
House & Garden Visits
 Monthly, April - Sept
 Monthly, April - Sept
IT
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
Italian Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Jazz Appreciation (JAG)
 
 Knitters2gether
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Weds
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Weds
Las Estrellas
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Limerick Writing
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday
Local History
Thursday a.m.
First and third Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
First and third Thursdays
Mahjong
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Mindfulness and Meditation
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Music Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tues of each month
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tues of each month
Natty Knitters
Wednesday a.m.
First and third Weds
Wednesday a.m.
First and third Weds
Outdoor Sketchers
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly, summer only
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly, summer only
Outings
 Dates variable
 Dates variablePage Turners
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 2nd Friday
Painting and Drawing
Monday a.m.
Second and fourth Mondays
Monday a.m.
Second and fourth Mondays
Photography
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Photography 2
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Photography 3
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Poetry Appreciation
Monday a.m.
First and third Mondays
Monday a.m.
First and third Mondays
Science
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly, second Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly, second Tuesday
Scottish Dance
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
Second and fourth Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
Second and fourth Tuesdays
Sociable Seniors
 Dates variable
 Dates variableSpanish
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Spanish Conversation
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Stitchers
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly, second Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly, second Tuesday
Theatregoers
 Dates variable
 Dates variableUkulele
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Walking: Longer Walks
Monday a.m.
First and third Mondays
Monday a.m.
First and third Mondays
Walking: Mugdock Walkers
Monday a.m.
Second and fourth Mondays
Monday a.m.
Second and fourth Mondays
Walking: Summer Evening Walks
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tues May - July
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tues May - July
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Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayPainting and Drawing   Poetry Appreciation   Spanish Conversation   Ukulele   Walking: Longer Walks   Walking: Mugdock Walkers   Current Affairs   German Conversation   Las Estrellas  
TuesdayGaelic Conversation   Genealogy 3   Italian Conversation   Mindfulness and Meditation   Music Appreciation   Spanish   Dancers and Prancers   Science   Scrabble   Stitchers   Walking: Summer Evening Walks  
WednesdayCalligraphy   Cinema   Cycling   Natty Knitters   Genealogy 2   Knitters2gether   Photography 3  
ThursdayArt   Local History   Bookworms   IT   Limerick Writing   Mahjong   Outdoor Sketchers   Scottish Dance  
FridayCarry on Singing   French Conversation   Bridge for Beginners   Page Turners   Photography   Photography 2