Derby

Groups

Scroll down this page and click on the links in the table below to find out what groups are doing. Active groups are highlighted in grey. Where a group meets on Zoom, this is indicated. All other groups are meeting face to face.

All groups have a Group Organiser (sometimes this role is shared) who maintains their own group page on the website. Instructions for Group Organisers on how to edit their webpage are given in the links on the right hand side of this page.

This Group Timetable shows which groups are meeting on each day of the week and whether the group is having face to face or Zoom meetings.

Accessibility
If you think you may have a problem accessing any of our groups, please contact our Accessibility Officer

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Our meeting places
Derby u3a does not have its own building or a single meeting place. We use a variety of venues including sports halls and members’ own homes, depending on the needs of the individual groups. If you attend a group which uses a venue not generally used by any other groups, your group organiser will tell you how to get there. This link give you information about the meeting places most used by our groups: Our meeting places

One of our main venues, the Central United Reformed Church in Stuart House, on Green Lane, has several organisations occupying the building, and their fire regulations (password protected) can be seen in the links on the right of this page.

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Reciprocal Arrangements with Other Local u3as

We have reciprocal arrangements with some nearby u3as, whereby current members of Derby u3a can join a number of other groups in another u3a (where they have vacancies) without having to join that u3a - they would still be expected to pay an individual meeting fee, where one applies and show evidence of Derby u3a membership - either by an email from Derby u3a acknowledging membership of by showing a membership card. If you would like a membership card, please contact the Membership Secretary.
Please note that if we do not have a reciprocal arrangement with another u3a, and you wish to join one or more of their groups, you will need to join that u3a as an Associate Member. Please contact the other u3a directly.

The u3as with whom we current have a reciprocal arrangement are as follows:
To see the arrangements we have made with these groups (which may vary from one u3a to another), see Reciprocal Arrangements.

Joining Derby u3a as a Reciprocal Group Member
If you are a home member of one the reciprocating u3as above and wish to join a Derby group, please complete a Reciprocal Group Membership Form.

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Interest Groups Online

Interest Groups Online runs UK-wide Zoom groups, events and courses on a number of topics. Note that Trust u3a is a separate u3a organisation and a £12 fee is payable to join to access their groups.

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How to use Zoom

Zoom can be accessed with a PC, laptop or smartphone via the internet. It can also be accessed using a landline or mobile phone. The u3a Trust provides information about how to access Zoom and also runs online Zoom tutorials for individuals and group leaders.

Group List
Advanced Maths and Physics
 Currently inactive
 Currently inactiveAmusing Quiz
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed
Archaeology & History
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Architecture
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Art Appreciation
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Badminton
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Book Group 1
Thursday a.m.
4 Weekly
Thursday a.m.
4 Weekly
Book Group 2
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed all year on Zoom
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed all year on Zoom
Bowls
Friday a.m.
Weekly all year
Friday a.m.
Weekly all year
Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Cinema
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Classic Rock
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Creative Crafts
Tuesday p.m.
Every two weeks
Tuesday p.m.
Every two weeks
Current Affairs
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly all year
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly all year
Discussion
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly all year
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly all year
Evening Pubs Group
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues of the month
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues of the month
Family and Social History
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed
French Conversation
Tuesday p.m.
Three weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Three weekly
Gardens
Friday a.m.
Visits and meetings - 1st Fri
Friday a.m.
Visits and meetings - 1st Fri
Geology & Physical Geography
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Local History
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Lunch Group
Friday p.m.
Last Friday of Month
Friday p.m.
Last Friday of Month
Motorcycling group
Tuesday 
1st & 3rd TBC
Tuesday 
1st & 3rd TBC
Music Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Painting and Sketching
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Pickleball
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Psychology
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Real Ale
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Singing
Friday p.m.
Every other Friday
Friday p.m.
Every other Friday
Spanish Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds
Swimming
 Wednesday & Thursday weekly
 Wednesday & Thursday weeklyTable Tennis
Monday p.m.
Also Wednesdays. Weekly 12 - 1
Monday p.m.
Also Wednesdays. Weekly 12 - 1
Table Top Games
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Theatre
 Visits
 Visits
Tuesday Trampers (Walking)
Tuesday 
Social Walking, Weekly all yea
Tuesday 
Social Walking, Weekly all yea
Ukulele for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Walks - Longer
Wednesday 
Weekly all year
Wednesday 
Weekly all year
Walks - Short
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly all year
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly all year
Walks by Public Transport
Friday a.m.
Last Fridayof the month
Friday a.m.
Last Fridayof the month
Wildlife
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Wine Appreciation
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Writing for Pleasure
Wednesday a.m.
Every four weeks
Wednesday a.m.
Every four weeks