Chipping Norton


Chipping Norton and Area U3A has many Special Interest Groups which normally meet monthly (updated 5th April 2021)

STOP PRESS - NEW! Italian Conversation and Culture Group being formed by Imogen and Stuart Brown See Group List.

Interested in listening to Music? Elizabeth Macleod is willing to host a group to listen to all types of music. Click on Music Group in list.

Architecture, Bowls, Bridge, Crafts, French Conversation, French for Returners, Gardens, German, Italian Conversation and Culture, Italian Project, Jazz and Blues, Knitting for Charity (SSNAP), Play Reading Groups 1 and 2, Reading Groups 1, 2 and 3, Science Plus, Table Tennis, Walking Groups 1 and 2, Watercolour Painting and Writing.

The following groups recently lost their leaders; we hope to replace them once Government restrictions are lifted. they are; Bridge, Cool Jazz, Lunch and Social Cycling.

Kaye, on behalf of the committee, wishes to thank the past group leaders for the energy and enthusiasm they put into creating their groups.

Special Interest Group members have kept in contact with each other in varying ways while observing the government's instructions and restrictions. Now is the time to make contact with each other again; some groups are returning to their established format and some are deciding the way forward.
Some groups are still having their meetings via the on-line App Zoom and some are planning to meet in person.

Monthly u3a meetings will be conducted via Zoom and details are sent to all u3a members beforehand.

Most Groups meet in the homes of the Group Leaders or a Group member. Because of this each Leader decides on the maximum number of members for each Group. Please do not be put off if a Group has no room for new members at present. A record is kept of those wanting to join Groups and the Committee does all it can to create new Groups so that members wishing to join Groups can do so.

Kaye would like to hear from anyone wishing to join a group that is not listed above as many new groups have been formed because of interest expressed by u3a members.

Special Interest Groups Co-ordinator Kaye Freeman. Contact details tel. 0608 642757 or email

If there are any omissions or errors on the Group pages please contact Kaye, the Groups Co-ordinator as above or on 01608 642757

Group List
 Cool Jazz
 French Conversation
French for Returners
 To be confirmed
 To be confirmed
 Italian Conversation/Culture
Italian Project Group
 Jazz and Blues
Knitting for Charity (SSNAP)
Music Group
 Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2
 Reading Group 1
Reading Group 2
 Reading Group 3
Science Plus
 Social Cycling
 To be confirmed
 To be confirmed
Table Tennis
 Walking Group 1
Walking Group 2
 Watercolour Painting