Bedford

Groups

Sally Petre is our Groups Coordinator. Click Groups Coordinator to send her an email.

Groups and How to Join

Bedford U3A has around 50 activity and interest groups ranging from from the educational (e.g. Local History), through cultural (e.g. Poetry), practical (e.g. Craft and Miniatures) and physical (e.g. Walking) 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.

If a group is full please contact Sally Petre, Groups Coordinator tp be put on a waiting list. Once there is sufficient interest another group can be set up.

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 and to avoid spam and nuisance calls.

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
Be Creative
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Beds Villages, Inns & Churches
 
 
Book Group 1
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Card Making
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Chatty Wanderers
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Choir (U3A Harmony)
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly with exceptions
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly with exceptions
Craft
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Creative Writing
Tuesday p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month
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
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Darts
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Entente Cordiale
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Family History
Wednesday a.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
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
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Italiano Uno
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Knitting
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Literature & Poetry
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays each month
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays each month
Local History
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of the month
Mahjong
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Messy Crafting
Wednesday a.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Miniatures
Monday a.m.
First Monday
Monday a.m.
First Monday
Nordic Walking
 10am every Monday & Thursday
 10am every Monday & ThursdayPainting & Sketching 2
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Pétanque 1
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Pétanque 2
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
Philosophy
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Photography 2
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Photography 3
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Play Reading
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Poetry
Monday a.m.
Second Monday
Monday a.m.
Second Monday
Poetry - 20th Century
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Poetry for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Usually 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Usually 4th Tuesday
Railway Modelling
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Reading Group
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday
Recorder Group
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
Short Tennis
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Singing for Fun
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Spanish
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Stamp Collecting
 7pm
 7pmSwimming
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
Walks - Longer
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Walks - Short
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday Walkers
Wednesday a.m.
Second & fourth Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
Second & fourth Wednesdays
Whist
Friday 
Second Friday of the month
Friday 
Second Friday of the month
Wildlife
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday
Yoga
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayChatty Wanderers   Miniatures   Play Reading   Poetry   Walks - Longer   Be Creative   Cryptic Clues   Italiano Uno   Railway Modelling   Recorder Group  
TuesdayIT   Swimming   Tai Chi   Book Group 1   Choir (U3A Harmony)   Creative Writing   Cycling for Pleasure   Mahjong   Photography 3   Poetry - 20th Century   Poetry for Pleasure   Ukelele 1   Yoga  
WednesdayCard Making   Family History   Gardening 3   Knitting   Local History   Messy Crafting   Wednesday Walkers   Craft   Pétanque 1   Pétanque 2   Philosophy   Reading Group   Scrabble   Table Tennis 2  
ThursdayDarts   Painting & Sketching 2   Short Tennis   Walks - Short   Wildlife   Barn Dancing   Current Affairs   Hand Bells   Indoor Games   Singing for Fun   Spanish  
FridayBadminton   Entente Cordiale   Literature & Poetry   Photography 2   Table Tennis 1   Gardening 1