Bedford

Groups

Some of our groups have restarted as lockdown restrictions are being eased and are making sure that they are going about their activities in a Covid secure way so that members can keep safe.

Group Leaders are asked to get in touch with the Groups Coordinator to discuss their plans for a restart. There may be a situation where the current hired room is not big enough for attending members to be Covid-19 secure. Alternative rooms are available. There are some groups that usually meet in a member's home who cannot restart at the moment.

It is best to check with the group leader about arrangements for a group's activities. For instance the day and time, and even place, may be changing from what is shown in the headline information for each group. In time the headline information will be updated as each group's activities get going again and become firm and lasting.

Chatty Wanderers has resumed its walks. So has Nordic Walking. Table Tennis 2 will recommence group activities on October 7th.

Our Groups Coordinator, Rod Fewings, is standing down. A replacement is therefore required. The Groups Coordinator supports Group Leaders with the management of their groups and liaises with members about the setting up of new activity groups. If a Bedford U3A member is interested in taking on this role please contact Rod Fewings, Groups Coordinator.

Bedford U3A has around 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
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
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
Environment
Thursday p.m.
Monthly, first Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly, first Thursday
Excercise, Sit & Get Fit
 See group page
 See group pageFamily History
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friendship Group
 See Group Page
 See Group PageGardening 1
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Gardening 3
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
German Conversation
Monday p.m.
Every Monday
Monday p.m.
Every Monday
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
Italiano Due
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Italiano Uno
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
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
Knitting
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
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
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
Painting Sketching & Craftwork
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
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 Leader
Poetry - 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   German Conversation   Italiano Due   Italiano Uno   Railway Modelling   Recorder Group  
TuesdayIT 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   Knitting   Book Group 3   Circle Dancing   Craft   Pétanque   Table Tennis 2   Ukulele 2  
ThursdayDarts   Knaggs Trotters   Painting & Sketching 2   Painting Sketching & Craftwork   Walks - Short   Wildlife   Barn Dancing   Current Affairs   Environment   Hand Bells   Indoor Games   Singing for Fun   Spanish  
FridayBadminton   Entente Cordiale   Family History   Literature & Poetry   Photography 2   Table Tennis 1   Gardening 1   Whist