Bedford

Groups

Click Group Announcements to see news about groups.

Unfortunately due to the very low number of members attending, IT2 Group has closed. IT1 Group continues to meet.

Bedford U3A has over 60 activity and interest groups ranging from from the educational (e.g. English History), through cultural (e.g. Poetry), practical (e.g. Craft and Miniatures), physical (e.g. Walking) to purely social (e.g. Friendship) and lots in between. Members share their knowledge and experiences. They follow the U3A principle that "Those who Learn shall also Teach and those who Teach shall also Learn". Above all they have fun!

Our groups are listed alphabetically below. They are also listed by the day of the week. If you click on the group name you will find more information about it.

To join any group you must be a member of Bedford U3A. You can find details of how to join Bedford U3A in the Membership page. If you are interested in joining a group you should contact the group leader. You can email the group leader of a particular group by clicking on the bluebird symbol on the group page or by telephoning the number shown in the Bulletin newsletter, which is given to Bedford U3A members. Full email addresses and telephone numbers are in the main not shown on the website for reasons of privacy and security, to avoid those nuisance calls.

If a group is full please let the group leader know; you could be put on a reserve list or a new group created. If you have an interest or activity that is not covered by an existing group or require general information about groups please contact the Groups Coordinator Rod Fewings.

Group List
Badminton
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Barn Dancing
Thursday p.m.
School term times
Thursday p.m.
School term times
Beds Villages, Inns & Churches
 See Group Page
 See Group PageBook Group 1
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Book Group 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Book Group 3
 Monthly
 Monthly
Card Making
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Chatty Wanderers
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Chess
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Tuesdays
Choir (U3A Harmony)
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly with exceptions
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly with exceptions
Cinema
Tuesday p.m.
Last Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Last Tuesday
Circle Dancing
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Craft
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Cryptic Clues
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Current Affairs
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Cycling for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
Alternate Mondays
Monday p.m.
Alternate Mondays
Darts
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
English History
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Entente Cordiale
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Excercise, Sit & Get Fit
Tuesday a.m.
1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Family History
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friendship Group
 See Group Page
 See Group Page
Gardening 1
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Gardening 3
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Hand Bells
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Indoor Games
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
IT Group 1
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Keep Fit
Wednesday a.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed
Wednesday a.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed
Knaggs Trotters
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Line Dancing
Tuesday a.m.
1st, 2nd & last Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st, 2nd & last Tuesday
Literature & Poetry
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays
Mahjong
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Tuesdays
Meditation & Wellbeing
 Suspended until after Easter
 Suspended until after EasterMiniatures
Monday a.m.
First Monday
Monday a.m.
First Monday
Nordic Walking
 Alt Monday/Thursday
 Alt Monday/ThursdayPainting & Sketching 1
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Painting & Sketching 2
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Parliamo Italiano
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Pétanque
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Photography 2
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Photography 3
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Play Reading
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Poetry
 Contact Group Leader
 Contact Group LeaderPoetry - 20th Century
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Railway Modelling
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Recorder Group
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Scrabble
Wednesday 
Alternate Wednesdays
Wednesday 
Alternate Wednesdays
Scribblers
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Singing for Fun
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Spanish
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Swimming 1
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 1
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 2
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Tai Chi
Tuesday a.m.
2 groups every Tue except 3rd
Tuesday a.m.
2 groups every Tue except 3rd
Ukelele 1
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Ukulele 2
Wednesday p.m.
Every Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Every Wednesday
Walks - Longer
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Walks - Short
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Whist
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Wildlife
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday
Yoga
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayChatty Wanderers   Miniatures   Play Reading   Walks - Longer   Cryptic Clues   Cycling for Pleasure   Parliamo Italiano   Railway Modelling   Recorder Group  
TuesdayExcercise, Sit & Get Fit   IT Group 1   Line Dancing   Swimming 1   Tai Chi   Book Group 1   Book Group 2   Chess   Choir (U3A Harmony)   Cinema   English History   Mahjong   Photography 3   Poetry - 20th Century   Scribblers   Ukelele 1   Yoga  
WednesdayCard Making   Gardening 3   Keep Fit   Painting & Sketching 1   Circle Dancing   Craft   Pétanque   Table Tennis 2   Ukulele 2  
ThursdayDarts   Knaggs Trotters   Painting & Sketching 2   Walks - Short   Wildlife   Barn Dancing   Current Affairs   Hand Bells   Indoor Games   Singing for Fun   Spanish  
FridayBadminton   Entente Cordiale   Family History   Literature & Poetry   Photography 2   Table Tennis 1   Gardening 1   Whist