Diss

Groups Information

INTEREST GROUPS

Being curious and learning everyday keeps us active.

Here, at Diss u3a, we pride ourselves in offering a varied range of interest groups and always offer support to anyone who wishes to start another group.

We provide groups where you can learn, be inspired, appreciate and create arts. You can be active, or competitive. Enjoy the great outdoors, or relax indoors.

For instance, we sing, paint and speak Italian. We discuss and we travel (in armchairs). There’s gardening and hand-bell ringing.

Our groups each have a leader who acts as the point of contact but this role is sometimes shared. In u3a groups, the leader is not meant to be the fount of all knowledge as all members participate in suggesting and organising group activities. All our groups are friendly, welcoming and offer a relaxed environment in which to learn, enjoy and socialise. It is a good way of meeting like-minded people and to make new friends.

Some groups have to be limited because the meetings are held in members' homes, but when that happens, you are always encouraged to go on a waiting list or start a second group.

Take a look at our list of current groups and if you see something you feel you may like, please contact the Group Leader. You are welcome to visit a group twice before committing to join that group. You must, however, be a member of the Diss u3a. If there is no group that matches your interests, you are invited to start a new group.

We have many ideas for new groups, but we need more group leaders. If you feel you’d like to help us by becoming a group leader please contact Duncan Livingstone (Groups Coordinator) 01379 890189. Remember, you don’t need to be an expert on the subject. We promote shared learning.

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This entry last updated 16th January 2024

Group List
Art
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Bell ringing (Fairways Bells)
Thursday a.m.
Except the first Thursday of t
Thursday a.m.
Except the first Thursday of t
Birdwatching
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Canasta
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
Card Crafts
Monday a.m.
10-12
Monday a.m.
10-12
Crime Fiction
Thursday p.m.
2p.m. second Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2p.m. second Thursday
DANCE,Use it or Lose it
Monday 
2nd Monday
Monday 
2nd Monday
Discussion
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
FAMILY HISTORY
 
 FOLK MUSIC, Modern
Monday 
1st and 3rd Mondays
Monday 
1st and 3rd Mondays
Gardening(Mike's Gardening Gr)
Wednesday p.m.
2p.m. on 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2p.m. on 3rd Wednesday
History, Early
Monday a.m.
Second Monday at 10:30
Monday a.m.
Second Monday at 10:30
History, Mediæval 1
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
History, Mediæval 2
 
 
Italian Workshop
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Looking at Buildings
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Lunch
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
M.O.T.O.(Members on their own)
 variable dates and times
 variable dates and times
Mah-jong
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu of month
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu of month
Metal Detecting
Friday 
Monthly, 3rd Friday
Friday 
Monthly, 3rd Friday
Pétanque
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tuesday
Reading 1
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of month
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of month
Reading 2
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Singing for fun
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Table Tennis
Wednesday p.m.
1st,2nd and 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
1st,2nd and 3rd Wed
Textiles & Crafts
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Walking
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday of month
Writers
Friday a.m.
1st of month
Friday a.m.
1st of month
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCard Crafts   Discussion   History, Early   Italian Workshop   Reading 1   Singing for fun  
TuesdayBirdwatching   Canasta   Pétanque   Reading 2  
WednesdayArt   Walking   Gardening(Mike's Gardening Gr)   Table Tennis  
ThursdayBell ringing (Fairways Bells)   Looking at Buildings   Lunch   Mah-jong   Textiles & Crafts   Crime Fiction  
FridayWriters   History, Mediæval 1