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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.

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.

For more information about joining a group or forming a new group please meet the Group Secretary over a cup of tea in the hall after the main meetings

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Group List
Architecture 1&2
 
 Art Appreciation
 
 
Arts and Crafts
 
 Bird Watching
 open group
 open group
Book Group 1&2&3
 
 Creative Writing
 
 
Current Affairs
 
 Dance (Creative)
 open group
 open group
Family History
 
 French Conversation
 
 
Gardening
 
 History
 
 
Italian (intermediate)
 
 Jazz
 
 
Jigsaw
 
 Lunch Club
 open group
 open group
Music Appreciation
 
 Photo & Video
 
 
Psychology 1&2
 
 Science & Technology
 
 
Scrabble
 
 Singing for Pleasure
 open group
 open group
Theatre & Travel
 open group
 open groupUkulele
 
 
Walking Group
 open group
 open groupWanderers
 open Group
 open Group
_Hospitality
 RUG
 RUG_Reception
 RUG
 RUG
_Roadies
 RUG
 RUG