Bristol

Groups

Bristol u3a's groups and activities are all run by members, for members

Groups are open to all Bristol u3a members, wherever they live. Locations are only listed to show where the groups are held. If you are not a Bristol u3a member and like what you see do check out our membership fees.

Most group pages feature a pigeon logo which you can click on to send a message to the group's convenor. On mobile devices this logo may be at the bottom of the page.

If you are a Bristol u3a member and would like to join a group, contact the convenor to find out if there are any spaces. All convenors are volunteers so do please be prepared to wait 7 to 10 days for a reply. If the group is full (probably due to the size of the venue) they may offer to put your name on a waiting list. If this happens to you, or if you do not get a reply from the convenor, can you please inform Judy, who is one of the Group Coordinators as she keeps an eye on waiting lists, with the possibility of helping to start a new group if there is enough interest.

The u3a is run BY the members FOR the members. It relies completely on members coming forward to help run all our many activity groups.

There is a Group Coordinator for each area of Bristol and one for the language groups. One of their roles is to support members to start new groups. You can get in touch with them through the Contact Us page.

Can't find what you are looking for? - keep an eye on the News page and recent newsletters for proposed groups. They are just waiting for members to show sufficient interest for them to get off the ground. Alternatively if you have an interest which is not covered by our existing groups why not start a group yourself? Lots of help is available to get you started - try contacting Judy who can direct you to lots of advice - and we can advertise your idea to help you find others who share your interest.

GROUP CONVENORS/LEADERS - all the information you need to run your group is gathered in one place on the Members Info page.

Group List
AI
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, 10.30am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, 10.30am
Architecture - Modern
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday, 10.30-12.30
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday, 10.30-12.30
Architecture, Henleaze
Thursday p.m.
4th Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Thursday p.m.
4th Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Art Appreciation
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly 10am
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly 10am
Art History
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Oct - March
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Oct - March
Art on Show
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly
Biography, Bishopston
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday, monthly 10-11.
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday, monthly 10-11.
Birds On The Wing
Wednesday a.m.
Oct-March, monthly Tues & Weds
Wednesday a.m.
Oct-March, monthly Tues & Weds
Bobbin Lacemaking
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, 2 – 4 pm
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, 2 – 4 pm
Book Study Group
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday, monthly 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday, monthly 2-4pm
Bowls - indoor
Monday a.m.
Mondays 10am - 12 noon
Monday a.m.
Mondays 10am - 12 noon
Bridge
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly, 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly, 2pm - 4pm
Bristol U3A Band
Tuesday a.m.
10-12, approx fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
10-12, approx fortnightly
Calligraphy
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2pm-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2pm-4pm
Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 2-4pm
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 2-4pm
Choral Singing, Knowle
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Weds, monthly 10.30 - 12
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Weds, monthly 10.30 - 12
Cinema - World Cinema
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 2 - 4.15pm
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 2 - 4.15pm
Cinema Group, Harbourside
Friday p.m.
1st Friday, monthly 2pm
Friday p.m.
1st Friday, monthly 2pm
Climate Change
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 2.30pm-4pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 2.30pm-4pm
Computing & Tech, on Zoom
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly 10 -11.15am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly 10 -11.15am
Creative Writing for Wellbeing
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 2-4pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 2-4pm
Creative Writing, Henleaze
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, monthly
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, monthly
Creative Writing, WoT
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Crochet and Coffee
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm
Current Affairs, Filton
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10 - 12 noon
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10 - 12 noon
Current Affairs, Frenchay
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday, monthly 2-4pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday, monthly 2-4pm
Current Affairs, Knowle
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 2-4pm
Current Issues, Sneyd Park
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues, monthly 2-3.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues, monthly 2-3.30pm
Curry Group
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds, lunchtime
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds, lunchtime
Cycling Group
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly 11am-2pm
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly 11am-2pm
Discovering Churches
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly
Discovering Villages 1
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Discovering Villages 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Discovering Villages 3
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday, monthly
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday, monthly
Discussing Democracy
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10.30 - 12.30
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10.30 - 12.30
Economics, Westbury-on-Trym
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday, monthly 10.30-12
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday, monthly 10.30-12
Enjoying Shakespeare
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed, monthly 2-4pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed, monthly 2-4pm
Ethics, Henleaze
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Exploring Bristol
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.30am
Family History
Monday p.m.
1st Mon, monthly 2.30-4.30pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon, monthly 2.30-4.30pm
Film@Watershed
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
French Conversation Intermed
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2-3.30pm
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2-3.30pm
French Conversation, BS6
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs, 2-3.30pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs, 2-3.30pm
French Conversation, BS8
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri, 2-3.30pm
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri, 2-3.30pm
French Conversation, S Bristol
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mon from 2-4pm
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mon from 2-4pm
French Conversation, Warmley
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, 10.30-12
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, 10.30-12
French Discussion, Henleaze
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs, 2-3.30pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs, 2-3.30pm
French, Advanced
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
French, Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2.30pm - 4pm
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2.30pm - 4pm
From Plot to Plate - B'p'worth
Monday a.m.
1st Monday, monthly 11am
Monday a.m.
1st Monday, monthly 11am
Gardens Group
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly, March-Oct
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly, March-Oct
Genealogy
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 2pm-3.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 2pm-3.30pm
Geology
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs usually 10am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs usually 10am
German Conversation
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays 2-3.30pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays 2-3.30pm
German Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 10.30-12.30
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 10.30-12.30
Henry James Study Group
Monday p.m.
Alternate Mondays, 2pm - 4.15p
Monday p.m.
Alternate Mondays, 2pm - 4.15p
Hot Topics on Google Meet
Friday p.m.
1st Friday, monthly 2pm-3.30pm
Friday p.m.
1st Friday, monthly 2pm-3.30pm
Italian Conversation Downend
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2pm
Italian Intermed, Bedminster
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Italian, Henleaze
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 2-4.15pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 2-4.15pm
Jazz Appreciation 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 2-4pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 2-4pm
Jazz Group 2
Thursday a.m.
1st Thurs, 10.15-12.30
Thursday a.m.
1st Thurs, 10.15-12.30
Knit and Natter
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly 10.30am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly 10.30am
Latin in Bedminster
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10.30-11am
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10.30-11am
Looking at Art
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10-12
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10-12
Lunch Club, N-East Bristol
Saturday p.m.
Last Saturday, monthly 12 noon
Saturday p.m.
Last Saturday, monthly 12 noon
Lunch Group, South Bristol
Wednesday p.m.
Last Weds or Thurs, monthly
Wednesday p.m.
Last Weds or Thurs, monthly
Mahjong, Longwell Green
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Mahjong, Westbury Fields
Friday p.m.
1st Fri, monthly 2 - 5pm
Friday p.m.
1st Fri, monthly 2 - 5pm
Money Matters, Clifton Village
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.30am
Money Matters, Westbury
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday, monthly
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday, monthly
Motorcycling Group
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly 10am-3pm
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly 10am-3pm
Music- Blues and its Branches
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly 2-4pm
Netflix Film Group
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 8pm -9pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 8pm -9pm
Opera and Ballet for Fun
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly 2pm-4pm
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly 2pm-4pm
Origami
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.30-12.30
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.30-12.30
Papercrafting
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 10.30-12.45
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 10.30-12.45
Photography Group
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, monthly 2pm
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, monthly 2pm
Poetry and Short Prose
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 7.30pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 7.30pm
Poetry Reading Group,Fishponds
Friday a.m.
2nd Fri, monthly 10.30-12.30
Friday a.m.
2nd Fri, monthly 10.30-12.30
Poetry Writing, Stoke Bishop
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues, monthly 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues, monthly 2-4pm
Political Discussion
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 10.30am
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 10.30am
Politics: A Brave New World
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10.15-11.30am
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10.15-11.30am
Pub & Craft Ale House Social
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly, 12 noon - 2pm
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly, 12 noon - 2pm
Qi Gong
Monday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30am-11.30am
Monday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30am-11.30am
Quizzing at Home
 Via email
 Via email
Racketball
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10am
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10am
Reading Group - Shaldon
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 1.30-2.45pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 1.30-2.45pm
Reading Group, Bedminster
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 10-12.30
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon, monthly 10-12.30
Reading Group, Downend
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday, 2-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday, 2-3.30pm
Reading Group, Fishponds
 Monthly, day & time varies.
 Monthly, day & time varies.Reading Group, Henleaze
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.15am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Weds, monthly 10.15am
Recorder Group 1
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10-12
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10-12
Recorder Group 2
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly 1pm-3pm
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly 1pm-3pm
Rock and Roll
Monday p.m.
1st Mon, monthly 2pm-4pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon, monthly 2pm-4pm
Science & Technology
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly 11.30-1.15
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues, monthly 11.30-1.15
Scrabble at The Black Swan
Friday p.m.
Weekly, 2-4pm
Friday p.m.
Weekly, 2-4pm
Scrabble in Warmley
Monday p.m.
1st Mon, monthly 2-4pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon, monthly 2-4pm
Scrabble, Harbourside
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues & 2nd Wednesday, 10.1
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues & 2nd Wednesday, 10.1
Short Story Group, Bedminster
Monday a.m.
1st Mon, monthly 10 - 12 noon
Monday a.m.
1st Mon, monthly 10 - 12 noon
Snooker
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2-4pm
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2-4pm
Sociable Cycling
 No fixed days or times
 No fixed days or times
Social Group, BS4
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate 2nd Wed & 2nd Thurs
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate 2nd Wed & 2nd Thurs
Social Group, East & N East
 Various days and times
 Various days and times
Social Group, Frenchay
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 10.30-12
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 10.30-12
Social Group, Henleaze 1(Mon)
Monday a.m.
1st Mon, monthly 10.30am
Monday a.m.
1st Mon, monthly 10.30am
Social Group, Henleaze 2(Thur)
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 11am-12.30p
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs, monthly 11am-12.30p
Social Group, Henleaze 3(Mon)
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday, monthly 10.30am
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday, monthly 10.30am
Social Group, Horfield
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, monthly 12.15pm
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, monthly 12.15pm
Social Group, Redland/Cotham
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 10.15am
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 10.15am
Social Group, Westbury on Trym
 Various days/times
 Various days/timesSocial History
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 2-3.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues, monthly 2-3.30pm
Social, Greater Bedminster
 Monthly am, alt 1st Weds/Thurs
 Monthly am, alt 1st Weds/ThursSolo Whist, Harbourside
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10.30am
Solos Group
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, 10.30-12
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, 10.30-12
Spanish Beginner to Intermed
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 2.30pm
Spanish Beginners
Friday p.m.
Weekly, 2pm - 3.30pm
Friday p.m.
Weekly, 2pm - 3.30pm
Spanish Intermed' Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tues 10.30-12
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tues 10.30-12
Spanish Intermediate 2
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Spanish Post-Int Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Spanish Post-Int Discussion
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, 4-5.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, 4-5.30pm
Table Tennis
Monday p.m.
12 noon
Monday p.m.
12 noon
Tai Chi Shibashi
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly, 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly, 2pm
Tai Chigong for All, WoT
Monday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Monday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30-12
Tap Dancing
Tuesday a.m.
10.30am - 11am
Tuesday a.m.
10.30am - 11am
Textiles South of the River
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Weds, 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Weds, 2pm
Textiles, Crafts, Needlework
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday, 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday, 2-4pm
Theatre Group
Saturday a.m.
3rd Sat, monthly 10.15-12
Saturday a.m.
3rd Sat, monthly 10.15-12
Threads
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly 10.30-12.30
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, monthly 10.30-12.30
Tree Huggers Unlimited
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Weds, monthly
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Weds, monthly
Walk and Talk South
Friday a.m.
Monthly
Friday a.m.
Monthly
Walking Group
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10am
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10am
Walking South
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10am
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, 10am
Watercolour for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon, 2-4pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon, 2-4pm
Wild Flowers & Butterflies
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Weds, monthly 10.30am
Yoga, Knowle
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30am-11.45am
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30am-11.45am
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBowls - indoor   Cycling Group   French Conversation, S Bristol   From Plot to Plate - B'p'worth   Latin in Bedminster   Motorcycling Group   Political Discussion   Qi Gong   Reading Group, Bedminster   Short Story Group, Bedminster   Social Group, Henleaze 1(Mon)   Social Group, Henleaze 3(Mon)   Solos Group   Tai Chigong for All, WoT   Bobbin Lacemaking   Creative Writing for Wellbeing   Creative Writing, Henleaze   Family History   German Conversation   Henry James Study Group   Mahjong, Longwell Green   Photography Group   Poetry and Short Prose   Rock and Roll   Scrabble in Warmley   Social Group, Horfield   Table Tennis   Watercolour for Pleasure  
TuesdayBridge   Bristol U3A Band   Computing & Tech, on Zoom   Current Affairs, Filton   Discovering Churches   Discovering Villages 3   Discussing Democracy   French Conversation, Warmley   Knit and Natter   Science & Technology   Scrabble, Harbourside   Spanish Intermed' Conversation   Tap Dancing   Book Study Group   Calligraphy   Current Affairs, Knowle   Current Issues, Sneyd Park   Gardens Group   Genealogy   Money Matters, Westbury   Netflix Film Group   Poetry Writing, Stoke Bishop   Reading Group - Shaldon   Social History   Spanish Beginner to Intermed   Spanish Post-Int Discussion   Tai Chi Shibashi   Textiles, Crafts, Needlework  
WednesdayArchitecture - Modern   Biography, Bishopston   Birds On The Wing   Choral Singing, Knowle   Discovering Villages 1   Discovering Villages 2   Exploring Bristol   Italian Intermed, Bedminster   Looking at Art   Money Matters, Clifton Village   Origami   Reading Group, Henleaze   Recorder Group 1   Social Group, BS4   Social Group, Redland/Cotham   Solo Whist, Harbourside   Spanish Intermediate 2   Spanish Post-Int Conversation   Tree Huggers Unlimited   Wild Flowers & Butterflies   Chaucer - Canterbury Tales   Cinema - World Cinema   Crochet and Coffee   Curry Group   Enjoying Shakespeare   Film@Watershed   French, Beginners   German Improvers   Italian Conversation Downend   Lunch Group, South Bristol   Reading Group, Downend   Recorder Group 2   Snooker   Textiles South of the River  
ThursdayAI   Art on Show   Geology   Jazz Group 2   Papercrafting   Politics: A Brave New World   Social Group, Frenchay   Social Group, Henleaze 2(Thur)   Threads   Yoga, Knowle   Architecture, Henleaze   Climate Change   Creative Writing, WoT   Current Affairs, Frenchay   Ethics, Henleaze   French Conversation, BS6   French Discussion, Henleaze   Italian, Henleaze   Jazz Appreciation 1   Music- Blues and its Branches   Opera and Ballet for Fun   Pub & Craft Ale House Social  
FridayArt Appreciation   Art History   Economics, Westbury-on-Trym   French, Advanced   Poetry Reading Group,Fishponds   Racketball   Walk and Talk South   Walking Group   Walking South   Cinema Group, Harbourside   French Conversation Intermed   French Conversation, BS8   Hot Topics on Google Meet   Mahjong, Westbury Fields   Scrabble at The Black Swan   Spanish Beginners  
SaturdayTheatre Group   Lunch Club, N-East Bristol