Wells

Groups

Wells U3A offers a programme of educational and leisure activities for retired people, but what is essential is that members should contribute their own experience, interests and enthusiasms actively, so that they learn from each other.

Educational qualifications are not required for admission and none are awarded.

See below for a complete list of our groups, and click on their names to find out more about them and contact their leaders. Use the timetable to find groups that meet at convenient times for you.

How We Study

Members with similar interests meet in small groups, mostly during the day at weekly, fortnightly or monthly intervals, either in members’ homes or some other suitable venue.

Study groups are relaxed and non-competitive and can create new friendships. Requests for new groups are always welcome. If a group is full, another can be formed. Contact the Group Representative or come to one of our Drop In Coffee Mornings.

Groups that need to hire premises can cost up to £3 per session, whereas those that meet in members homes are usually £0.50 (to cover refreshments).

There is a social programme of monthly meetings and separate groups take members to the theatre, for strolls around Wells, and to gardens in Somerset.

The Third Age Trust, our national body, has an extensive library of multi-media resource material available to any U3A member. They also organise summer schools and study days throughout the country on a huge variety of subjects. Use the U3A button at the top of the page to find out more.

In the listing below, new groups are shown with a yellow background and those known to be full or with a waiting list have a grey background. Click (or tap) the name of any group in the table below to find out more about its activities and contact its leader.

Group List
Appreciating Literature
Friday p.m.
2nd week
Friday p.m.
2nd week
Art Appreciation
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Astronomy & Cosmology
Monday a.m.
2nd week
Monday a.m.
2nd week
Badminton
 Weds & Fri
 Weds & Fri
Beginners Watercolours
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Bird Watching
Tuesday 
4th week, time varies
Tuesday 
4th week, time varies
Book Group 2
Thursday a.m.
2nd week
Thursday a.m.
2nd week
Cards for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
7-9 pm weekly
Monday p.m.
7-9 pm weekly
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Tuesday p.m.
2nd week
Tuesday p.m.
2nd week
Chess
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Clock Repairs
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Conversational French
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Current Affairs
Tuesday a.m.
alternate weeks
Tuesday a.m.
alternate weeks
Current Affairs 2
Thursday p.m.
2nd week
Thursday p.m.
2nd week
Cycling
Thursday 
2nd & 4th weeks
Thursday 
2nd & 4th weeks
Digital Photography
Wednesday p.m.
Last week
Wednesday p.m.
Last week
Easy Rides Cycling Group
Wednesday 
1st Weds
Wednesday 
1st Weds
En Français
Wednesday a.m.
alternate weeks
Wednesday a.m.
alternate weeks
Environmental Issues
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Garden Visits
Wednesday p.m.
Meeting monthly in 2022
Wednesday p.m.
Meeting monthly in 2022
Geology
 varies
 variesGerman Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
Second & fourth
Tuesday a.m.
Second & fourth
History (Eastern Civilisation)
Thursday p.m.
2nd week
Thursday p.m.
2nd week
Italian Conversation
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Jazz, Swing & Crooners
Thursday p.m.
3rd week
Thursday p.m.
3rd week
Local History
Wednesday a.m.
3rd week
Wednesday a.m.
3rd week
Making Music
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
MOTO (Members On Their Own)
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Music Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
New Science
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday
Opera Group
Friday p.m.
3rd week
Friday p.m.
3rd week
Out & About
 varies
 varies
Painting for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Petanque 1
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Petanque 2
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
alternate weeks
Wednesday p.m.
alternate weeks
Poetry Appreciation
Monday p.m.
alternate weeks
Monday p.m.
alternate weeks
Reading for Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
1st week
Thursday p.m.
1st week
Relaxation & Meditation
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Saturday Lunch Group
Saturday p.m.
Saturday p.m.
Shakespeare Group
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Strollers
Friday 
weekly, time varies
Friday 
weekly, time varies
Sunday Lunch Group
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday
Table Tennis
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Tai Chi
Thursday a.m.
Two groups weekly
Thursday a.m.
Two groups weekly
Theatre Group
 Days and times vary
 Days and times vary
Walking Group 1
 alternate weeks
 alternate weeksWalking Group 2
 Varies
 Varies
Wildflower Walks
Thursday p.m.
alternate weeks, drop-in group
Thursday p.m.
alternate weeks, drop-in group
Wine Appreciation
Friday p.m.
monthly
Friday p.m.
monthly
Writing
Wednesday a.m.
last week
Wednesday a.m.
last week
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayAstronomy & Cosmology   Making Music   MOTO (Members On Their Own)   Art Appreciation   Cards for Pleasure   Petanque 1   Poetry Appreciation   Table Tennis  
TuesdayBeginners Watercolours   Current Affairs   Environmental Issues   German Conversation   Shakespeare Group   Chemistry in Everyday Life   Clock Repairs   Painting for Pleasure  
WednesdayEn Français   Local History   Writing   Digital Photography   Garden Visits   Music Appreciation   New Science   Play Reading  
ThursdayBook Group 2   Chess   Italian Conversation   Tai Chi   Current Affairs 2   History (Eastern Civilisation)   Jazz, Swing & Crooners   Petanque 2   Reading for Pleasure   Wildflower Walks  
Friday Appreciating Literature   Conversational French   Opera Group   Relaxation & Meditation   Wine Appreciation  
Saturday Saturday Lunch Group  
Sunday Sunday Lunch Group