Three Brethren (Scottish Borders)

Interest Groups

Interest Groups are an integral feature of U3A. They comprise groups of members who meet together regularly (weekly, fortnightly or sometimes monthly), to study a subject of mutual interest. Obviously not much studying is done in the Lunch Groups! Often the meetings take place in members' homes and each group has a facilitator (not a 'leader' because the groups are group-led), who takes on the responsibility for organising the meetings or the outings and brings it all together. The Groups Coordinator is who you should contact; if you wish to start a new group; to get in touch with the facilitator for any group; or to be added to the waiting list for any FULL Group.

All the groups reflect the members' wishes and aim to satisfy the widest possible range of interests: educational, cultural, recreational, physical and social. The U3A, through the Third Age Trust offers many supportive learning resources, whatever your interests may be.

All this apart, you are of course going to meet new and interesting people.

In the list below, click on the group name for more information. Where a group is FULL the entry is shaded in grey, where a group is NEW the entry is shaded in yellow! Where there is * indicates that various venues are used for the groups so marked.

Group List
Archaeology & Heritage (A&H)*
Thursday 
4th week outings
Thursday 
4th week outings
Art Appreciation *
Friday a.m.
Gala Library wk 3 @ 10:30
Friday a.m.
Gala Library wk 3 @ 10:30
Astronomy
Wednesday p.m.
Gala Library last wk @ 3
Wednesday p.m.
Gala Library last wk @ 3
Book Group 1
Wednesday a.m.
Gala Library wk 2 @ 10
Wednesday a.m.
Gala Library wk 2 @ 10
Book Group 3
Monday a.m.
Gala Library wk 3 @ 10
Monday a.m.
Gala Library wk 3 @ 10
Border Bells
Thursday p.m.
St Peter's Hall weekly @ 1:45
Thursday p.m.
St Peter's Hall weekly @ 1:45
Bridge
Friday p.m.
Caddonfoot Hall 1:30
Friday p.m.
Caddonfoot Hall 1:30
Crafts Group
Tuesday a.m.
Darnick Hall alt wks @ 10
Tuesday a.m.
Darnick Hall alt wks @ 10
Current Affairs Group
Tuesday p.m.
Gala Library wk 3 @ 2
Tuesday p.m.
Gala Library wk 3 @ 2
French Improvers *
Monday a.m.
week 2 @ 10:30
Monday a.m.
week 2 @ 10:30
Gaelic for beginners
Monday p.m.
Weekly 7 to 9
Monday p.m.
Weekly 7 to 9
Garden Group *
Thursday p.m.
Outings 3rd week
Thursday p.m.
Outings 3rd week
Genealogy
Tuesday p.m.
52 Overhaugh St @ 2
Tuesday p.m.
52 Overhaugh St @ 2
Genealogy 2
Tuesday a.m.
52 Overhaugh St 10:30-12
Tuesday a.m.
52 Overhaugh St 10:30-12
Geology
Tuesday p.m.
Gala Library last wk @2:15
Tuesday p.m.
Gala Library last wk @2:15
German Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
alt wks @ 2 in Gattonside
Wednesday p.m.
alt wks @ 2 in Gattonside
History
Wednesday a.m.
wk 2 @ 10:30
Wednesday a.m.
wk 2 @ 10:30
Italian Conversazione
Tuesday 
In members homes fortnightly
Tuesday 
In members homes fortnightly
Italian for beginners
Friday p.m.
2 o'clock Gala Library
Friday p.m.
2 o'clock Gala Library
Lunch Group *
Wednesday p.m.
1st week
Wednesday p.m.
1st week
Moderate Walking Group *
Monday a.m.
Pre-arranged walks last wk @10
Monday a.m.
Pre-arranged walks last wk @10
Music Appreciation *
Friday p.m.
last week @ 2:30
Friday p.m.
last week @ 2:30
Poetry Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Gala Library wk 1 @ 2
Monday p.m.
Gala Library wk 1 @ 2
Recorder Groups
Friday a.m.
Earlston Ch Hall 10:40 alt wks
Friday a.m.
Earlston Ch Hall 10:40 alt wks
Singing 4 Fun (S4F)
Friday a.m.
Trinity Ch Hall 10:30 alt wks
Friday a.m.
Trinity Ch Hall 10:30 alt wks
The Strollers *
Tuesday a.m.
Pre-arranged walks wk 3@10
Tuesday a.m.
Pre-arranged walks wk 3@10
The Writing Group
Wednesday a.m.
Gala Library wk 1 @ 11
Wednesday a.m.
Gala Library wk 1 @ 11
Three Brethren Reading Group
Tuesday p.m.
Gala Library wk 2 @ 2:30
Tuesday p.m.
Gala Library wk 2 @ 2:30
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayBook Group 3   French Improvers *   Moderate Walking Group *   Gaelic for beginners   Poetry Appreciation  
TuesdayCrafts Group   Genealogy 2   The Strollers *   Current Affairs Group   Genealogy   Geology   Three Brethren Reading Group  
WednesdayBook Group 1   History   The Writing Group   Astronomy   German Conversation   Lunch Group *  
Thursday Border Bells   Garden Group *  
FridayArt Appreciation *   Recorder Groups   Singing 4 Fun (S4F)   Bridge   Italian for beginners   Music Appreciation *