Bradford & District

Groups

There are 35 interest groups at the moment with others being planned. The groups vary in size from 4-20 depending on the amount of members interested, the size of the meeting place and the type of activity. Some meetings are held in the group leaders' homes which are spread across the Bradford district and can be readily accessed by bus. Many others are held at the Bradford Club in the centre of the city. Groups can meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly and they may continue through the year or for just part of the year.

Members can volunteer to lead a group on a subject in which they have an interest or possibly some special expertise. The leader is then responsible for organising the content of the meeting. Other groups are led by the members of the group with a co-ordinator as a contact person/administrator.

Any member of Bradford U3A can volunteer to set up a new interest group; advice and support is available from the secretary, the committee and from the national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
While we are looking for members to lead new interest groups, nobody is obliged to do this. If you have a particular interest or some expertise in a subject and would like to help form a group for this, please let a member of the committee know. The U3A is a self-help organisation and the philosophy is that we are all teachers and learners.

When you join you will receive full details of the groups and the group leaders contact numbers. Pick and choose what groups you are interested in and, provided they are not full, you will be most welcome to join. When groups are full it is often possible to set up a duplicate group if enough members are interested.

Membership of the groups is included in the branch annual subscription and most groups have no additional cost. However, where a room has to be hired (e.g. for table tennis) or resources are needed there will be a small additional charge to cover costs.

NEW GROUPS
Please let is know when you join what new groups you would like to see developed. If enough members are interested and a co-ordinator identified the committee would support setting these up. Let Debbie, the Groups Co-ordinator know if you would be interested in a particular new subject group.

We are hoping to re-establish a German conversation group; if enough members are interested someone has offered to lead this Get in touch with Debbie if you are interested.

Full details of how to join a group will be sent on receipt of your membership application form.
For more information see the CONTACT page

Group List
Archaeology/Geology
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wednesday
Art Appreciation
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tuesday
Book Group 1
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tuesday
Book Group 2
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Book Group 3
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tuesday
Book Group 4
Monday a.m.
Monthly 1st Monday
Monday a.m.
Monthly 1st Monday
Craft Group
Friday a.m.
Monthly
Friday a.m.
Monthly
Creative Writing
Monday a.m.
Monthly Oct - Mar
Monday a.m.
Monthly Oct - Mar
Family History
Friday p.m.
Monthly
Friday p.m.
Monthly
French Conversation
Tuesday p.m.
Twice monthly 1st and 3rd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
Twice monthly 1st and 3rd Tues
History
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Monday
International Dining
 Monthly midweek early evenings
 Monthly midweek early evenings
Latin
Thursday p.m.
Twice monthly 2nd and 4th Thur
Thursday p.m.
Twice monthly 2nd and 4th Thur
Looking at old buildings
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st Thursday
Lunch Group 1
Tuesday 
Monthly 4th Tuesday
Tuesday 
Monthly 4th Tuesday
Lunch Group 2
Wednesday 
Monthly 4th Wednesday
Wednesday 
Monthly 4th Wednesday
Opera Lovers
 Regular visits all year
 Regular visits all yearPainting
Friday a.m.
Weekly Sept to March
Friday a.m.
Weekly Sept to March
Photography 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tuesday
Photography 2
Friday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Friday
Poetry Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Friday
Political History
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Tuesday
Racketball
Thursday a.m.
Weekly (also Monday a.m)
Thursday a.m.
Weekly (also Monday a.m)
Racketball Extra
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Scrabble
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Singing
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Snooker
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Spanish: post beginners
Monday p.m.
Twice weekly 2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
Twice weekly 2nd & 4th Monday
Sudoku
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday
Table Tennis
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Ten Pin Bowling
Wednesday a.m.
First Wed of month
Wednesday a.m.
First Wed of month
Theatre Visits
Thursday p.m.
Matinees in Leeds or Mancheste
Thursday p.m.
Matinees in Leeds or Mancheste
Walking - Sundays
Sunday a.m.
Weekly
Sunday a.m.
Weekly
Walking Mid Week
 Twice monthly 2nd Tues & 4th F
 Twice monthly 2nd Tues & 4th F
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBook Group 4   Creative Writing   Racketball Extra   History   Spanish: post beginners  
TuesdayBook Group 1   Book Group 3   Political History   Scrabble   Art Appreciation   French Conversation   Photography 1  
WednesdayTable Tennis   Ten Pin Bowling   Archaeology/Geology   Book Group 2   Sudoku  
ThursdayRacketball   Latin   Looking at old buildings   Snooker   Theatre Visits  
FridayCraft Group   Painting   Photography 2   Family History   Poetry Appreciation   Singing  
SundayWalking - Sundays