York

Groups

Within York U3A our Group Leaders take on the organisational role of a group. Groups are open to York U3A members only.

Please see each group page to see how they are meeting to suit current Covid regulations, as well as the section on proposed new groups.

GROUPS HIGHLIGHTED Yellow YELLOW - have had an edit to arrangements made within the last calendar month.

In the past we have had many more groups on offer (see example list on the right), our current list is likely to have frequent changes as Covid regulations change.

Our current list of Interest Groups, appear in sections where the first letter gives a category:

AArt and ArchitectureHHistoryPPastimes, Food and Drink
CContemporary StudiesLLanguages RReligion, Cultures and Philosophy
DDancing, Exercise and SportMMusicSScience and Technology
GGames of SkillOOutdoor PursuitsWWriting, Literature, and Anthology

The group leaders can provide information on accessibility. Most group pages feature a pigeon logo which you can click on to send a message to the Group Leader, on mobile devices this logo may be at the bottom of the page. Alternatively you may call them if a phone number is provided. Should you send an enquiry email and not get a reply within a week, please phone the office 01904 289293 and leave a message.

Proposed New Groups Seeking Interest Where members are offering to set up new groups the details will appear on the link page on the right hand side. New groups can begin at any time - perhaps because a couple of members chat about their interests and realise that others may be interested, too - it's that easy and a great way to make new friends, especially with several group members helping! That's what U3A is about - not leaving it to others, but each giving and sharing in whatever way we can. We can provide help and support to help get things going, contact the Groups co-ordinator.

Group List
A- Art for Leisure
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
A- Life Drawing 1
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
A- Life Drawing 2
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
A- Urban Sketch Group
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
C- Ageing Discussion Group
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, usually
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, usually
C- Conversation Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
C- Films Plus
Tuesday 
Alternating Tues and Weds
Tuesday 
Alternating Tues and Weds
C- Mindfulness Based Living
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly, ZOOM
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly, ZOOM
C- Mindfulness Practice Group
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
C- Press Cuttings
 Monthly phone for details
 Monthly phone for details
D- Indoor Bowls 2
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays
D- Croquet
 Most days 10am or 2pm
 Most days 10am or 2pm
D- Indoor Bowls 1
Monday p.m.
Mondays
Monday p.m.
Mondays
D- Petanque
Wednesday p.m.
Wed (plus Fri sometimes)
Wednesday p.m.
Wed (plus Fri sometimes)
D- Racketball Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Thursdays (all year)
Thursday a.m.
Thursdays (all year)
D- Racketball Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays (all year)
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays (all year)
D- Snooker Group
Monday p.m.
Mondays
Monday p.m.
Mondays
D- Table Tennis
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tues, NOT YET
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tues, NOT YET
G- Bridge - Practice Play
Friday p.m.
every Friday
Friday p.m.
every Friday
G- Bridge Course-New Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
G- Duplicate Bridge Group
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tues
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tues
G- Mah Jong One
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
G- Mah Jong Two
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
G- Play Chess
 any day
 any day
G- Thursday Bridge
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
H- Cinema - The Early Days
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, ZOOM
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, ZOOM
H- Dipping into History
 monthly -phone for date/time
 monthly -phone for date/timeH- Historical Walks
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
H- History discussion group
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
H- Military History
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
H- Social History Walks
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
L- Discover French Culture
Monday p.m.
alternate Mon, EMAIL
Monday p.m.
alternate Mon, EMAIL
L- French -Café Rouge
Monday a.m.
Monday mornings
Monday a.m.
Monday mornings
L- French Conversation 2
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, ZOOM
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, ZOOM
L- French Improvers
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
L- German Conversation 1
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
L- German Conversation 2
Friday a.m.
1st/3rd/5th Fridays
Friday a.m.
1st/3rd/5th Fridays
L- Improving Oral German
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wed, ZOOM
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wed, ZOOM
L- Italian - Post Beginners
Friday p.m.
every other Friday, ZOOM
Friday p.m.
every other Friday, ZOOM
L- Language and Linguistics
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
L- Sign Language - Intro
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday for 10 weeks
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday for 10 weeks
L- Sign Language -Cont
Wednesday p.m.
Wed for 10 weeks
Wednesday p.m.
Wed for 10 weeks
L- Spanish Continuers
Friday a.m.
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Fridays
L@ Parliamo Italiano 2
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
M Music Group
Monday p.m.
Mondays fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Mondays fortnightly
M- Classical Guitar
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
M- Folk Music
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays
M- Listening to Jazz
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
M- Opera Group
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
M- Rock Music Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur in month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur in month
M- Ukulele
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays Fortnightly
M- Ukulele Intermediate Plus
Thursday p.m.
Every Thurs
Thursday p.m.
Every Thurs
O- Bird Watching 1
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 9–3pm
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 9–3pm
O- Cycling
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
O- Geology of Yorkshire
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed, all day, 2nd & 4th We
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed, all day, 2nd & 4th We
O- Over the Hill Walking Group
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
O- Rambling
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday fortnightly, all day
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday fortnightly, all day
O- Strollers Walking
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
O- Thursday Monthly Rambles
Thursday a.m.
last Thursday
Thursday a.m.
last Thursday
O- Travel Abroad
 meet as needed
 meet as needed
O- Walking on the Wolds
Friday a.m.
fortnightly on Friday
Friday a.m.
fortnightly on Friday
O- Walking–Enjoy Countryside
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday-not Dec
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday-not Dec
O- Walks Around York
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday, WAIT LIST
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday, WAIT LIST
P- Digital Photography
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
P- Fiddlesticks
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 5th Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 5th Wednesdays
P- Flower Arranging
Wednesday p.m.
last Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
last Wednesday
P- Gardening
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays fortnightly, ZOOM
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays fortnightly, ZOOM
P- Gardening Group 2
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues, FROM SEP 21
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues, FROM SEP 21
P- Knit and Natter
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
P- Stained Glass 1
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays, 10 weeks
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays, 10 weeks
P- Stained Glass 2
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
P- Wine Appreciation Group
Friday p.m.
Monthly
Friday p.m.
Monthly
P@ Stained Glass 3
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
R- Biblical Roots
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
R- Exploring Other Cultures
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues, ZOOM
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues, ZOOM
R- Exploring the Bible
Monday a.m.
weekly
Monday a.m.
weekly
R- Philosophy
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
R- Spirituality
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
S- Android Phones and Tablets
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
S- Apple Mac Group
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
S- Facebook group
 Online 24/7, some meetings
 Online 24/7, some meetingsS- iPad Users – Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
S- iPad Users – Improvers
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
S- Science and Society
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri, ZOOM
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri, ZOOM
S- Smartphone PhotoArt Group
 Daily, when contributions
 Daily, when contributionsS- Windows Computer
Monday p.m.
fortnightly
Monday p.m.
fortnightly
W- 21st Century Fiction
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday, WAIT LIST
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday, WAIT LIST
W- Armchair Traveller
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
W- Biography Reading Group
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, bi-monthly EMAIL
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, bi-monthly EMAIL
W- Children’s Literature
Monday p.m.
1st Monday, zoom
Monday p.m.
1st Monday, zoom
W- Contemporary Literature
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
W- Creative Writing
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
W- Crime Fiction
Thursday a.m.
3 groups on 3 Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
3 groups on 3 Thursdays
W- Expanding Horizons
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
W- Exploring Victorian Poetry
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, ZOOM
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues, ZOOM
W- Folk and Fairy Tales
Monday p.m.
4th Mon, ZOOM
Monday p.m.
4th Mon, ZOOM
W- Play Reading 1
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
W- Play Reading 2
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays
W- Poetry Group 1
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
W- Poetry Group 2
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays
W- Revisiting the Classics
Friday p.m.
last Friday in Month, zoom
Friday p.m.
last Friday in Month, zoom
W- Shakespeare Appreciation
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri
W- Write on
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday, EMAIL
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday, EMAIL
W- Writing for us, Together
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday, EMAIL
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday, EMAIL
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayL- French -Café Rouge   L- French Conversation 2   O- Walks Around York   R- Exploring the Bible   R- Spirituality   S- Android Phones and Tablets   W- Creative Writing   W- Write on   A- Art for Leisure   C- Ageing Discussion Group   D- Indoor Bowls 1   D- Snooker Group   H- Cinema - The Early Days   L- Discover French Culture   M Music Group   M- Folk Music   R- Biblical Roots   S- Science and Society   S- Windows Computer   W- 21st Century Fiction   W- Biography Reading Group   W- Children’s Literature   W- Expanding Horizons   W- Folk and Fairy Tales  
TuesdayA- Life Drawing 1   D- Racketball Tuesday   G- Bridge Course-New Beginners   H- History discussion group   M- Classical Guitar   O- Rambling   P- Gardening   P- Gardening Group 2   P- Stained Glass 1   S- iPad Users – Beginners   S- iPad Users – Improvers   W- Poetry Group 1   W- Writing for us, Together   D- Table Tennis   G- Duplicate Bridge Group   H- Historical Walks   H- Social History Walks   L- French Improvers   R- Exploring Other Cultures   W- Exploring Victorian Poetry  
WednesdayA- Life Drawing 2   C- Mindfulness Based Living   L- Improving Oral German   L- Sign Language - Intro   L@ Parliamo Italiano 2   O- Cycling   O- Geology of Yorkshire   P- Fiddlesticks   P@ Stained Glass 3   S- Apple Mac Group   C- Conversation Group   D- Petanque   L- Sign Language -Cont   M- Listening to Jazz   M- Opera Group   P- Flower Arranging   P- Stained Glass 2   W- Contemporary Literature  
ThursdayD- Racketball Thursday   H- Military History   L- German Conversation 1   O- Bird Watching 1   O- Over the Hill Walking Group   O- Strollers Walking   O- Thursday Monthly Rambles   P- Digital Photography   W- Armchair Traveller   W- Crime Fiction   W- Play Reading 1   A- Urban Sketch Group   C- Mindfulness Practice Group   D- Indoor Bowls 2   G- Mah Jong One   G- Mah Jong Two   G- Thursday Bridge   L- Language and Linguistics   M- Rock Music Appreciation   M- Ukulele   M- Ukulele Intermediate Plus   R- Philosophy   W- Play Reading 2  
FridayL- German Conversation 2   L- Spanish Continuers   O- Walking on the Wolds   O- Walking–Enjoy Countryside   P- Knit and Natter   W- Shakespeare Appreciation   G- Bridge - Practice Play   L- Italian - Post Beginners   P- Wine Appreciation Group   W- Poetry Group 2   W- Revisiting the Classics