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Interest Groups

The heart of any U3A is the interest group.  These are run by members with an enthusiasm for a subject, for members with a similar enthusiasm.  Prior knowledge of a subject is not required - this is learning for fun.

Joining a group is entirely optional but also membership of more than one group is common. Groups usually meet once or twice a month at a local venue or arrange trips of interest to the group. Some groups may require extra funding for the venue, for trips or incidental expenses.

OPEN GROUPS
These are open to all members and are a great way to make new friends or stretch those muscles. Other groups may also arrange specialist trips and occasionally these are opened up to all members. Keep an eye open on the Events page for upcoming activities.

INTEREST GROUPS
These are generally smaller in size and focus on more specific study areas. New Interest Groups are always welcome and during 2018 a Current Affairs group and a Jigsaw group were started.

If you have an interest in a subject contact the Groups Coordinator for help with advertising the idea and with assistance in setting up the group and finding a suitable venue. Come forward and make your idea happen.

RUGs (Really Useful Groups)
In order to keep your U3A running there are many activities that are carried out behind the scenes, including Committee work. Extra support with these roles is always needed - many hands make light work. Nothing too onerous so why not offer your support.

New Groups
Volunteers are being sought for a new Hospitality RUG - a core group to provide teas after speakers' meetings.

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Group List
Architecture 1&2
 
 Art (Multimedia)
 closed
 closed
Art Appreciation
 
 Bird Watching
 open group
 open group
Book Group 1&2
 
 Creative Writing
 
 
Current Affairs
 new group
 new groupDance (Creative)
 open group
 open group
Exercise & Meditation
 closed
 closedFamily History
 
 
French Conversation
 
 Front of House
 RUG
 RUG
History
 
 Italian
 
 
Jazz
 
 Jigsaw
 new group
 new group
Lunch Club
 open group
 open groupMusic Appreciation
 
 
Photo & Video
 
 Psychology 1&2
 
 
Roadies
 RUG
 RUGScience & Technology
 
 
Scrabble
 
 Singing for Pleasure
 open group
 open group
Tech Support
 RUG
 RUGTheatre & Travel
 open group
 open group
Ukulele
 
 Walking Group
 open group
 open group