Northampton

Groups

This is a general list of groups that are currently available to Members. Newer groups are listed on the New Groups page with Prospective new groups shown on a separate page.

Please click on a group name of your choice for more information.
To obtain further details please contact the Group Leaders.

Their Telephone Numbers are shown in the Quick Reference Guide in the Newsletter, near the back, or where permission has been given, on the website. In some instances they can be contacted by email, by clicking on the link on the appropriate page

If you cannot contact a group, please Email us via the 'CONTACT' page, or phone Marie Catling

A few groups are still using Zoom for meetings, but most have reopened for face to face meetings or are doing so in September. If you are unsure about using Zoom to participate in one of your groups, the helpful Help for Zoom guide published by Ilkley & District u3a, may help you.

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Do you have a talent or a special interest?

Are you prepared to share your expertise with others who may be interested?

Do you want to learn more about something and are prepared to work with others to do so?
It is all about sharing learning experiences. Northampton u3a, like other u3aAs, is a learning cooperative which draws upon the knowledge, experience and skills of its own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. The teachers learn and the learners teach.

See Prospective New Groups where help is specially requested. You don't have to be an expert, only interested and willing to help. Lots of guidance and help is available to assist Group Leaders.

Please contact Marie to offer assistance or to suggest a new group.
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Group leaders / Co-ordinators can access or download the Northampton u3a Group Leaders handbook June 2021 and Group Register blank by clicking these links or the ones on the right.

New forms for Group Leaders to meet the new requirements for recording group income/expenditure are available for the following
Group Leader accounts sheet – pdf – to be completed manually
Group Leader account spreadsheet version – Excel – to be used as a live spreadsheet
Group Summary sheet – WORD

Group List
Archaeology
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Art – Drawing & Paintings
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Astronomy
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Ballroom dancing
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Bird watching
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Book Exchange
 By email
 By email
Book Reading 1
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Book Reading 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Book Reading 3
Saturday p.m.
1st Saturday
Saturday p.m.
1st Saturday
Book Reading 4
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Books and Natter
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Bowling (Short Mat 2)
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Bowling (Short mat)
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly except last in month
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly except last in month
Bowling (Ten pin)
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs Sept-July
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs Sept-July
Bridge 1
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Bridge for Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
British History 1
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
British History 2
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Card Making
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Card Making & Home Crafts
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Charles Dickens
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Coffee Afternoon
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Composers & their Music
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Computer Users
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesay
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesay
Conversational German
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Country Dancing
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Creative Writing 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Crochet
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Cycling
Thursday a.m.
Apr-Oct Weekly: Nov-Mar Fortni
Thursday a.m.
Apr-Oct Weekly: Nov-Mar Fortni
Decorative Arts
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday
Discussion 1
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Discussion Group 3
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Dixielanders Jazz Band
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Early Civilisations
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Exploring London
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Flower Arranging
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
French for Improvers
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
French Revisited
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Gardening
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Genealogy 2
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Genealogy 4
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Geology
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
German
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Golf
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Historic Northampton
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
History of Architecture 1
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
History of Art
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
History of Art 2
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
History of Popular Song
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
History of Railways
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
History of World War I
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Knit and Natter
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Latin
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Local History
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Local History 2
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
MahJong
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Meditation
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Meet n' Eat
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Microscope Users
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Music (Classical) Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Music from Pop to Rock
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Music Performing Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Musical Performing Group
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Mythology
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Nature
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
New Experiences
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Nordic Pole Walking
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Opera Appreciation
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Photography (Digital)
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Photography Understanding
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Play Reading 1
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Play Reading 2
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Poetry
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Poetry 2
Monday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Monday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Psychology 1
Monday p.m.
4th Friday
Monday p.m.
4th Friday
Psychology 2
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Psychology 3
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Public Speaking /Story Telling
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Quilting
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Quiz
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
R&D Theatre
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Ramblers
Friday a.m.
Last Friday
Friday a.m.
Last Friday
Saturday Supper
Saturday p.m.
3rd Saturday
Saturday p.m.
3rd Saturday
Science
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Scrabble 1
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Scrabble 2
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Shakespeare Text & Context
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Shakespeare for Pleasure
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Singing Extra
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Singing for Fun
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Skittles
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 12.00 Noon
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 12.00 Noon
Spanish Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Spanish Hablamos Espanol Aqui
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Spanish Intermediate
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Striders
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Strollers
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Sunday Lunch
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday
Sunday Lunch 3
Sunday a.m.
4th Sunday
Sunday a.m.
4th Sunday
Sunday lunch 4
Sunday p.m.
4th Sunday
Sunday p.m.
4th Sunday
Sunday Lunch Plus
Sunday p.m.
1st Sunday
Sunday p.m.
1st Sunday
Swing, Blues & all that Jazz
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Table Tennis 1
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 2
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Table tennis 3
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tai Chi
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tai Chi Beginners
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Tai Chi Intermediate
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Textile Craft 2
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Textile Crafts 1
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Theatre Visits
Wednesday p.m.
Usually Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
Usually Wednesdays
Theology - Exploring Ideas
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Theology Discussion
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Travel Memory Lane
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Trips (by coach)
 See Events/Outings tab
 See Events/Outings tab
Ukulele Workshop
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Vegetable Growing
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Wine Appreciation 1
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly
Wine Appreciation 2
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBook Reading 1   Charles Dickens   French for Improvers   History of Architecture 1   Photography Understanding   Poetry 2   Public Speaking /Story Telling   Shakespeare for Pleasure   Spanish Hablamos Espanol Aqui   Strollers   Table Tennis 1   Books and Natter   Bridge 1   Card Making   Discussion Group 3   Early Civilisations   Flower Arranging   MahJong   Music from Pop to Rock   Opera Appreciation   Play Reading 2   Poetry   Psychology 1   Psychology 2   Quiz   R&D Theatre  
TuesdayBird watching   Conversational German   Creative Writing 1   Exploring London   Genealogy 4   German   Nature   Spanish Beginners   Spanish Intermediate   Tai Chi   Ukulele Workshop   Astronomy   Book Reading 2   Bowling (Short mat)   Bridge for Beginners   Card Making & Home Crafts   Coffee Afternoon   Composers & their Music   Computer Users   Dixielanders Jazz Band   Quilting   Scrabble 1   Table tennis 3   Vegetable Growing  
WednesdayCountry Dancing   Decorative Arts   Discussion 1   Gardening   Historic Northampton   Local History   Play Reading 1   Science   Table Tennis 2   Theology - Exploring Ideas   Book Reading 4   Cribbage   Family History   French Revisited   History of World War I   Latin   Music Performing Beginners   Musical Performing Group   Photography (Digital)   Skittles   Swing, Blues & all that Jazz   Theatre Visits  
ThursdayArchaeology   Art – Drawing & Paintings   British History 2   Crochet   Cycling   Genealogy 2   Geology   Golf   History of Art   History of Art 2   History of Railways   Knit and Natter   Meditation   New Experiences   Scrabble 2   Singing Extra   Tai Chi Beginners   Tai Chi Intermediate   Textile Craft 2   Textile Crafts 1   Bowling (Ten pin)   History of Popular Song   Meet n' Eat   Music (Classical) Appreciation   Psychology 3  
FridayBallroom dancing   British History 1   Local History 2   Microscope Users   Mythology   Nordic Pole Walking   Ramblers   Shakespeare Text & Context   Singing for Fun   Striders   Theology Discussion   Bowling (Short Mat 2)   Travel Memory Lane   Wine Appreciation 1   Wine Appreciation 2  
Saturday Book Reading 3   Saturday Supper  
SundaySunday Lunch 3   Sunday Lunch   Sunday lunch 4   Sunday Lunch Plus