Northumbria Region U3A

Groups and Projects


Regional Level Groups and Projects

Climate Change
The group will meet, by Zoom, on the Second Tuesday of the Month.
Contact Peter Dawes for more information but also have a look at these two documents:

First Meeting Minutes List of suggested topics


Creative Words
Fancy writing a few lines of prose, a short story, a poem, memoirs? Let your imagination take over, feel the creative buzz of writing.
Zoom meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month. 10.30 - 12 midday.
Contact: Cecilia Coulson


Real Ale Appreciation


List of Groups Sharing with Zoom

Group Name u3a
American Tribal Style Belly Dancing Saltburn
Archaeology Alnwick Zoom Groups
Architecture Alnwick Zoom Groups
Art Appreciation Mid-Northumberland
Art Appreciation Alnwick Zoom Groups
Art Appreciation Dunelm
Astronomy Newcastle
Canasta Northallerton
Classical Greek Mid-Northumberland
Craft and Hobbies Dunelm
Creative Writing Dunelm
Crochet 2 Beginners Saltburn
Current Affairs Bishop Auckland and District
Film Stockton
Garden Group Mid-Northumberland
Gardening Prudhoe and District
General History Newcastle
History Alnwick Zoom Groups
Latin Alnwick Zoom Groups
Literature and Film Jesmond
Men Group Whickham
Mindfulness Stockton
Music Appreciation Northallerton
Philosophy Alnwick Zoom Groups
Poetry Newcastle
Psychology Mid-Northumberland
Quizzing for Fun Prudhoe and District
Regional Creative Words see below
Regional Information Technology see below
Science Alnwick Zoom Groups
Science Stockton
Singing for 'U' Northallerton
Talking About Art Newcastle

More information, including clickable links to relevant group pages, can be found in the pdf file linked here:
List of Groups Sharing

Update 23/4/21


Sharing Groups Using Zoom

Does your u3a have groups that have moved to Zoom and find they could accommodate extra people, perhaps because not all the group members want to join in Zoom meetings? Or do you have members who are frustrated that their group has not moved to Zoom, either because there's too little demand or the group leader doesn't like the idea?

At a meeting of Groups Coordinators from various of our u3as, we wondered if it could be possible to arrange that frustrated would-be Zoomers could temporarily join in Zoom meetings of the corresponding group of another u3a.

David Pattinson has kindly agreed to coordinate this. If you are a group leader who can offer spaces in your group while you are meeting on Zoom, please send an email to David using this link: Groups Zoom stating the name of your u3a and the subject of the group in question, and he will set up the necessary contacts.
If you are someone who would like to take advantage of such an offer, please look at the following document (either pdf or docx - your choice)

Kathy Clegg, Prudhoe & District u3a

Sharing Groups pdf Sharing Groups docx

Update 3/2/21


The following groups are open to all Northumbria members, but please contact them before joining a meeting.

Newcastle U3A Groups

IT (Information Technology) - Philosophy - Ukulele


Their Hadrians Wall group is open to all U3A members.

There is much interesting information about Hadrian's Wall on their website (click the link). You might want to have a look even if not joining their group.


Other Links:
Berwick U3A Creative Writing also offering a long distance course


21st Century Northumbria Herbal Project

This Research Project now has its own page - click the text above to go to the page.

It also has its own sub-page: Herbal Walks, which contains records of plants found on walks and a database of all plants in an Excel spreadsheet.