Bishop Auckland & District

Groups

Due to Covid-19 restrictions many of the groups have been inactive over the last few months but some are now underway again via Zoom. Groups that are currently active and meeting are marked with *. More are finding ways to reactivate so keep looking at the Events page for details. The 4-6 and 6-8 mile walking groups have walks planned for 2021 but it will depend on Covid-19 restrictions whether or not they can go ahead. Please check on the respective group page and/or the Events page.

Our Groups are run for the members by the members and are all usually active with a good membership in almost all cases. You need to be a member of Bishop Auckland & District u3a in order to join any of these study and interest groups. Some Groups may need to restrict membership due, for example, to location and/or premises. If you plan to join our u3a you will be made very welcome but please check if you are intending to join for a specific activity that the Group can accommodate additional members.

We have a variety of groups running that reflect the interests of the current members. New groups are added on a regular basis. Perhaps you have expertise or an interest in Egyptian culture, Quilting, Parakiting, French cookery, Golf, or something else that is not currently covered. If you would like to run such a group then please contact the Groups Coordinator on the Contacts page who will help you to investigate feasibility and give you advice on how to get started. It's your u3a and you can influence what we do.

You can explore each of our current groups in more detail by clicking on one of the names below and from that page you can also send a message to the Group Leader should you wish to comment or have a question. For reasons of privacy only first names are shown on this public website. Convenor names and other contact details can be supplied to members of that group. At the top of each group page you will find where and when group activities take place.

You'll find a summary timetable below but more detailed information can be seen on the calendar page that also has links to googlemaps when appropriate.

There may be additional information for Groups on our Administrative site, a location map for instance and details can be accessed by clicking on this link

Group List
Art & Architecture
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meetingBowls
Monday a.m.
1st Monday of the month
Monday a.m.
1st Monday of the month
Bridge
Friday a.m.
Every Friday except 2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
Every Friday except 2nd Friday
Coffee Morning*
Wednesday a.m.
Via Zoom 4th Wednesday of the
Wednesday a.m.
Via Zoom 4th Wednesday of the
Current Affairs*
Monday p.m.
Via Zoom 4th Monday of the mon
Monday p.m.
Via Zoom 4th Monday of the mon
Garden Visits
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meeting
Genealogy
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of the month
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of the month
Italian
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meeting
Local History*
Thursday a.m.
Via Zoom 1st Thursday???
Thursday a.m.
Via Zoom 1st Thursday???
Maths Everywhere
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday of the month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday of the month
Philosophy*
Wednesday p.m.
Via Zoom 2nd Wednesday of the
Wednesday p.m.
Via Zoom 2nd Wednesday of the
Poetry
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of the month
Reading*
Monday a.m.
Via Zoom 2nd Monday of the mon
Monday a.m.
Via Zoom 2nd Monday of the mon
Science, engineering & technol
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meeting
Spanish*
Friday a.m.
Via Zoom every week
Friday a.m.
Via Zoom every week
String Band
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meeting
Strollers
Thursday a.m.
Announced at the meeting
Thursday a.m.
Announced at the meeting
Sunday Lunch Club
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday of the month
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday of the month
Ten Pin Bowling
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday of the month
Theatre Visits
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meeting
Virtual Gardening*
 See group data
 See group dataWalking (4-6 miles)*
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly - see walk schedule
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly - see walk schedule
Walking (6-8 miles)
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly - see walk schedule
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly - see walk schedule
Wildlife and Environment*
 Announced at the meeting
 Announced at the meeting
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBowls   Genealogy   Reading*   Current Affairs*  
TuesdayMaths Everywhere   Walking (4-6 miles)*   Walking (6-8 miles)    
WednesdayCoffee Morning*   Poetry   Ten Pin Bowling   Philosophy*  
ThursdayLocal History*   Strollers    
FridayBridge   Spanish*    
Sunday Sunday Lunch Club