Joining a special interest group is great way to meet like-minded people. U3A groups are all about sharing ideas and expertise. The majority of our groups welcome people with all levels of ability whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro. There are over 50 groups to choose from so why not take a look at the list below to see if something interests you?

How do I join a group?
To join a group, click on the group name in the list below and you will be taken through to the group page where you will find the name of the Convenor, dates, times and meeting venue. To email the convenor, click on the bird to the right of the page.

Do I have to be a member of Beccles U3A to join a group?
Yes. However, you can take advantage of two taster sessions to see if the group suits you before committing yourself. Out of courtesy to the group, please contact the convenor prior to attending a meeting to let him or her know you are coming.

If you have a query regarding Groups, please contact the Pippa Holliday via the bird. list.



Group Grants If your group is in need of a little financial help, you may be able to take advantage of a Group Grant. Find out more about it by reading the Group Grants Notes then download the Group Grants Application

Groups News

New Group

Proposed new groups

Non local history6 expressions of interest
Furniture restoration11 expressions
Bus pass adventures23 expressions
Sunday lunch club8 expressions
Learning to read music10 expressions


MPLC - Motion Picture Licensing Corporation The Third Age Trust has purchased a licence for all the production companies covered by Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (please note this is not all production companies), a list of which can be found on their website Motion Picture Licensing company It will start on February 1st and cover you for 12 months to show films outside your homes for both educational and entertainment purposes.

Page Editors Guide I have just uploaded this handy guide to editing your group web page. It will take you through most of what you need to know to log in and add information, images and files. However, if you would rather not edit your own page, please contact the Webmaster, I will be more than happy to make any changes for you.

Forms - The following forms are now available for Group Convenors

Equipment available for the use of convenors
Below is a list of equipment for the use of group convenors. These can be booked by contacting Sally Greenhill using Projector Guardian link or by phone to 715733. When collecting any equipment you will need to show your current Beccles U3A membership card, confirm your group name, and the in/out dates.

ProjectorFlip Chart
Portable ScreenDVD Player

Special Interest Groups
Below is a summary of all the special interest groups currently being offered by Beccles U3A. As you will see, several are