Diss

Groups Information

INTEREST GROUPS

Being curious and learning everyday keeps us active. We usually have a good laugh together while we learn. We meet like-minded people and make lots of friends to enrich our lives. ‘Learn, Laugh, Live’ - Diss U3A gives us the opportunity to do all three.

The U3A movement is based on sharing knowledge and experience. It is a learning co-operative, where teachers learn and learners teach, together.

Interest Groups are the mainstay of our U3A, along with the monthly general meeting (on the 1st Thursday of each month). Our interests range from Architecture to Walking (no Zoology, yet) and over 30 subjects in between. Something for everyone, we hope. If you don’t see the subject that you’d like to do, why not suggest we open one?

(If you’ve seen something you’d like to do, we remind you that you need to be a member of Diss U3A before attending any interest group.)

The size of groups, according to the subject and the wishes of the group, can range from very small (minimum 2 to start) to much larger (our largest is about 40 members). When a group has grown to its comfortable maximum size (according to the wishes of its own members), we aim to start another similar group; in this way no-one misses out. Help to do this is always available.

Groups may be organized by an individual, a small team, or maybe the whole group like to join in with the running of it – it is entirely up to the members of the group. In whatever form the group chooses, a person is nominated to be the contact person (called the group leader) for sharing current information, and liaising with the Groups Co-ordinator.

GROUPS COORDINATOR

Sylvia Coomber stepped in to fill this unexpectedly vacated position in November 2016 and is now available for any enquiries on 01379 643010 or by email at sylviacoomberu3a@btinternet.com.

This page last updated 16 February 2017.

Group List
Armchair Travel
Friday p.m.
1st Friday of month
Friday p.m.
1st Friday of month
Art
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Art for beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday, pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday, pm
Birdwatching
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Card & Paper Crafts
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday of month
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday of month
Cookery & Baking
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday of month
Cycling
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 11am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 11am
Discussion
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Exploring Maths
Thursday a.m.
Last Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
Last Thursday of month
Exploring Opera
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Exploring Social Media
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday of month
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday of month
Family History - Level 1
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of month
Family History - Level 2
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of month
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of month
French Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Get by in German
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays at 2pm
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays at 2pm
Handbell ringing
Thursday a.m.
See group page
Thursday a.m.
See group page
Italian Workshop
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Jazz Study
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Local History
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Luncheon 1
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of month
Luncheon 2
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Mah-jong
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu of month
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu of month
Medieval History
Friday p.m.
Frequency to be agreed
Friday p.m.
Frequency to be agreed
Mike's Gardening Group
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Music Makers
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri of month
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri of month
Opera Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursdays, 2.00-4.00 pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursdays, 2.00-4.00 pm
Philosophy
Monday p.m.
Every 3 weeks
Monday p.m.
Every 3 weeks
Photography - Beginners
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Play Reading
 Day & time to be agreed
 Day & time to be agreedPoetry Reading
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Poetry Study
Wednesday a.m.
!st Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
!st Wednesday of month
Practical Metal Detecting
 Monthly, variable days
 Monthly, variable days
Reading 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Reading 2
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Scottish Country Dancing
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue of month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue of month
Spanish Improvers
Friday a.m.
Term time only
Friday a.m.
Term time only
Table Tennis
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2.00-
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2.00-
Textiles & Crafts
Monday a.m.
4th Monday of month
Monday a.m.
4th Monday of month
Walking
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of month
Writers
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fri of month
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fri of month
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayExploring Opera   Italian Workshop   Textiles & Crafts   Philosophy  
TuesdayBirdwatching   Poetry Reading   Reading 1   Reading 2   Scrabble  
WednesdayArt   Cookery & Baking   French Conversation   Local History   Luncheon 1   Poetry Study   Walking   Art for beginners   Mike's Gardening Group   Table Tennis  
ThursdayCycling   Discussion   Exploring Maths   Handbell ringing   Jazz Study   Luncheon 2   Mah-jong   Family History - Level 1   Opera Appreciation   Photography - Beginners   Scottish Country Dancing  
FridayFamily History - Level 2   Music Makers   Spanish Improvers   Writers   Armchair Travel   Card & Paper Crafts   Exploring Social Media   Get by in German   Medieval History