Barnsley & District

Groups

We have,currently,over 100 plus groups here at Barnsley U3A. Groups are what makes the U3A work - it brings people together with a common interest to share knowledge and learn from each other. The schedule of when groups meet may be found on the Groups Calendar.

Despite having all these groups we can always use more and if you feel an area of interest is not represented anybody can start a new group. Supports and advice for starting a groups can be got from our Development team - namely Beth Rudkin and Helen Dew for Penistone area. A new Group needs to be registered so that details may be passed to members of the Executive Committee, venues booked and paid for, announcements and calendars set up. You can register a new group here Group Registration Form or in the link to the right of this page.

It is not necessary, but most groups have a web page presence here. This can be a simple or elaborate affair, but mostly serve to inform people of the purpose of the group, when and where it meets and who to contract to join.

Group leaders are called coordinators and some like to be responsible for their groups webpage. Whilst not difficult, this does require some basic knowledge of the editing interface which does it. There are 8 video lessons on how this is done, although just the basics are required and covered in the first two of these. they may be viewed here Group Webpage Editing Tutorial - you may need to open a new window to view them. The videos are made available by a past Webmaster who has donated their use to us. You may, of course, do more than the basics if you wish, by viewing and applying the whole 8 videos.

If, having viewed, the first two of these you feel you could do this you may apply to be come a webpage editor here Webpage Editing Request. this is sent directly to the Webmaster who will then supply you with both a Logon name and a Password. Naturally the Webmaster will be happy to help and advise you with this editing. Should you prefer not to edit your own page the Webmaster will do it for you, but you'll need to tell him/her what you want.

Lastly, it is not obligatory to join a group when you join U3A. However, we find that those who do find the experience uplifting and the social contact both entertaining and enlightening. Many join several groups - there is no limitation, except time. As stated in the Welcome page, a charge of £1 is made for each member attending a group which requires a venue to be booked. This blue box helps offset the charge for the venue.

Group List
Am - Dram
Tuesday p.m.
4:30-6:00 2nd and 3rd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
4:30-6:00 2nd and 3rd Tues
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday 10am
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday 10am
Art for Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10-12
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10-12
Badminton
Friday a.m.
9.30am Fridays
Friday a.m.
9.30am Fridays
Basic First Aid
Thursday a.m.
10am Wkly 7th Day Adventist Ch
Thursday a.m.
10am Wkly 7th Day Adventist Ch
Bird Watching
Monday a.m.
9:30am Monday, Week 2
Monday a.m.
9:30am Monday, Week 2
Board Games Penistone
Monday p.m.
7-9pm 1st and 3rd Mondays
Monday p.m.
7-9pm 1st and 3rd Mondays
Board Games/Chess
 Weds 2pm alternating
 Weds 2pm alternating
Book Forum 1
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.Book Forum 2
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.
Bread Making Course, Penistone
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Caravan & Campervan
 As and when
 As and when
Card Games
Monday p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs.
Monday p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs.
Card Making & Crafts
Monday p.m.
2-4pm, Alder Close Community
Monday p.m.
2-4pm, Alder Close Community
Chinese Food Night
 Dates announced in Monthly Mee
 Dates announced in Monthly MeeChoral Singing
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Classical Music/Opera
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
 2pm 2nd, 4th FridayClassical Studies
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2pm Tues, 10am Fri
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2pm Tues, 10am Fri
Computing/Photoshop beginners
 2pm Friday fortnightly
 2pm Friday fortnightlyCosmology
Monday p.m.
alt. Monday 7p.m. - 9p.m.
Monday p.m.
alt. Monday 7p.m. - 9p.m.
Country Dancing
Monday p.m.
Mon or Wed fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Mon or Wed fortnightly
Crafty Chat, Penistone
Friday p.m.
2-4pm Alternate Fri
Friday p.m.
2-4pm Alternate Fri
Creative Drama
Tuesday a.m.
2nd week each month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd week each month
Crown Green Bowling
 10am Mon to Fri
 10am Mon to Fri
Crown Green Bowling, Penistone
Tuesday a.m.
Every Tues 10.45am-12.45pm
Tuesday a.m.
Every Tues 10.45am-12.45pm
Curry Nights
Thursday p.m.
Thursday Evening 2 monthly
Thursday p.m.
Thursday Evening 2 monthly
Cycling
 Various days
 Various daysDiscussion Group
 6.30pm last Friday
 6.30pm last Friday
Dodworth WW1 Project
 
 Drawing
Tuesday a.m.
10am Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
10am Tuesdays
Every Craft Alder Close
Friday p.m.
2-4pm, alternate Friday
Friday p.m.
2-4pm, alternate Friday
Facebook Group
 This is an 'On-Line Group'
 This is an 'On-Line Group'
Family History
 9.30am Mon or Wed
 9.30am Mon or WedFlix@6
 6pm 1st and 3rd Fridays
 6pm 1st and 3rd Fridays
Flutes Galore
Thursday a.m.
10 am Emmanuel Church
Thursday a.m.
10 am Emmanuel Church
French, Conversational
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.
French, Francophile
Tuesday a.m.
All but 1st week each month
Tuesday a.m.
All but 1st week each month
French, Language & Culture
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Gadgets
Thursday a.m.
10:30 at Emmanuel Church.
Thursday a.m.
10:30 at Emmanuel Church.
Gardeners, Thursday
Thursday 
Times as announced
Thursday 
Times as announced
Gardeners, Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.German - Conversational
Thursday p.m.
4-6pm Tesco Community Room
Thursday p.m.
4-6pm Tesco Community Room
Golf (Social)
 Various
 VariousGuitar Group
 11.30am Thursdays
 11.30am Thursdays
History, Eighteenth Century
Monday a.m.
10am 2nd and 4th Mondays
Monday a.m.
10am 2nd and 4th Mondays
Italian Nights
 Thursday evening 2 monthly
 Thursday evening 2 monthly
Jewellery Making
 
 Karaoke singers
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the mo
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the mo
Literature
 
 Local History
Monday a.m.
10am 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
10am 3rd Monday
Magic
Thursday p.m.
4:30 ~ 6:00 Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
4:30 ~ 6:00 Fortnightly
Mixed Walking Football
Friday a.m.
10 am
Friday a.m.
10 am
Motorcycling
 Contact Ray Woodhams for meeti
 Contact Ray Woodhams for meetiMovement to Music
 1.00pm Fridays
 1.00pm Fridays
Music for Pleasure
 2.00pm Wednesday fortnightly
 2.00pm Wednesday fortnightlyNature Quest
 1.30pm 2nd Thursday
 1.30pm 2nd Thursday
New Members Link
Monday p.m.
6 pm Priory Campus
Monday p.m.
6 pm Priory Campus
Old Blowers
Thursday a.m.
Brass Band Instrument Tuition
Thursday a.m.
Brass Band Instrument Tuition
Out and About
 Various
 VariousPainting
 
 
Painting Groups
 Tues and Thurs
 Tues and ThursPainting, Brushstrokes
 
 
Painting, For Beginners
 
 Painting, For Pleasure
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.
Patchwork Projects, Penistone
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tue 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tue 2-4pm
Philosophy
Tuesday p.m.
6.30pm 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
6.30pm 3rd Tuesday
Photography
Monday p.m.
2 - 4pm last Mon. of mth
Monday p.m.
2 - 4pm last Mon. of mth
Poetry Workshop
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 1:30 pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 1:30 pm
Posh Puds
 
 Quilting Bee
 9 am Wednesday fortnightly
 9 am Wednesday fortnightly
Quizmasters
 6.30pm 2nd Friday
 6.30pm 2nd FridayRacketball
Tuesday a.m.
Tues a.m. Stocksbridge Leisure
Tuesday a.m.
Tues a.m. Stocksbridge Leisure
Recorders
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Sequence Dancing
 7pm Fridays
 7pm Fridays
Snooker
Monday p.m.
Mondays 1.30pm
Monday p.m.
Mondays 1.30pm
Social History & Literature
 Thursday am - Friday pm
 Thursday am - Friday pm
Spanish Conversation
Thursday a.m.
10am Thursday fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
10am Thursday fortnightly
Spanish Introduction
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Birdwell Community H
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Birdwell Community H
Stitches
 10am Fridays
 10am FridaysStories for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
Stringalongs (Ukulele)
 2.15 pm Wednesday fortnightly
 2.15 pm Wednesday fortnightlySunday Strollers
Sunday a.m.
11 am February 11th
Sunday a.m.
11 am February 11th
Table Tennis
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tai Chi
Monday p.m.
4.00pm Mondays
Monday p.m.
4.00pm Mondays
Tap and Line Dancing
 1:00pm-3:30pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Th
 1:00pm-3:30pm 1st, 3rd, 5th ThTen-pin Bowling
Monday a.m.
10am Mondays & Thursdays
Monday a.m.
10am Mondays & Thursdays
The One Club
Tuesday 
6:30 pm alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday 
6:30 pm alternate Tuesdays
Theatre
 6.30pm Thursday fortnightly
 6.30pm Thursday fortnightly
Travel Groups
 Various
 VariousUke-canplayers
Wednesday p.m.
2-4pm alt Wed King Street Flat
Wednesday p.m.
2-4pm alt Wed King Street Flat
Video & Media Creation
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
 2pm 2nd, 4th FridayVintage Social, Penistone
Tuesday 
Tuesday 
Walking Cricket
Wednesday a.m.
Dodworth Miners Social Bi-week
Wednesday a.m.
Dodworth Miners Social Bi-week
Walking Football
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Walking, Bus Pass Walkers
 
 Walking, Happy Feet
Thursday 
Thursday 
Walking, Penistone
Friday 
Contact coordinator for detail
Friday 
Contact coordinator for detail
Walking, Thursday Long Walks
Thursday 
Thursday 
Walking, Thursday Walkers
Thursday 
Thursday Walking, Tuesday Walkers
Tuesday 
Tuesday 
Walking, Wednesday Ramblers
Wednesday 
Wednesday Writing, Creative
 
 
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayBird Watching   Bread Making Course, Penistone   History, Eighteenth Century   Local History   Recorders   Spanish Introduction   Ten-pin Bowling   Board Games Penistone   Book Forum 1   Card Games   Card Making & Crafts   Cosmology   Country Dancing   New Members Link   Photography   Snooker   Tai Chi  
TuesdayBook Forum 2   Creative Drama   Crown Green Bowling, Penistone   Drawing   French, Francophile   French, Language & Culture   Painting, For Pleasure   Racketball   Am - Dram   Choral Singing   Classical Studies   Gardeners, Tuesday   Patchwork Projects, Penistone   Philosophy   Stories for Pleasure   Table Tennis  
WednesdayArt for Beginners   Walking Cricket   French, Conversational   Uke-canplayers  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Basic First Aid   Flutes Galore   Gadgets   Old Blowers   Spanish Conversation   Curry Nights   German - Conversational   Karaoke singers   Magic   Poetry Workshop  
FridayBadminton   Mixed Walking Football   Walking Football   Crafty Chat, Penistone   Every Craft Alder Close  
SundaySunday Strollers