York

Groups

This page has now been updated from 2nd Aug 2020

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

All groups that are currently running, either with video calls or social distancing are listed here. Groups that intend to start as soon as advice allows are also here, shown in GREY. In the past we have had many more groups on offer (see example list on the right), our current list may grow as Covid regulations change.

Check back for updates - After September groups significantly amended or added in the previous four weeks will be highlighted YELLOW.

Scroll down for our current list of Interest Groups. These appear in sections where the first letter gives a category:

AArt and ArchitectureHHistoryPPastimes, Food and Drink
CContemporary StudiesLLanguages including Latin and Sign LanguageRReligion, 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.

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
Ax History of Architecture
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
C- Ageing Discussion
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, usually
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon, usually
C- Films Plus
Tuesday 
every Tues, except 1st
Tuesday 
every Tues, except 1st
C- Mindfulness Based Living
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly
C- Mindfulness Practice Group
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Cx Conversation Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
D- Croquet
 Most days 10am or 2pm
 Most days 10am or 2pmD- Petanque
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays
Dx Racketball Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Thursdays (all year)
Thursday a.m.
Thursdays (all year)
Dx Racketball Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays (all year)
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays (all year)
Dx Snooker Group
Monday p.m.
Mondays
Monday p.m.
Mondays
Gx Duplicate Bridge Group
Tuesday p.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
every Tuesday
Gx Mah Jong One
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Gx Thursday Bridge
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
H- Cinema - The Early Days
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Hx Military History
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Hx Social History Walks
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
L- Cercle Français
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur
L- Discover French Culture
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
L- French Conversation - CR
Monday a.m.
Monday mornings
Monday a.m.
Monday mornings
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 Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
L- Italian - Post Beginners
Friday p.m.
every other Friday
Friday p.m.
every other Friday
L- Language and Linguistics
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
L- Sign Language Stage 2 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
M- Classical Guitar
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
M- Listening to Jazz
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
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- Cycling Group
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
O- Geology of Yorkshire
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed, all day
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed, all day
O- Rambling
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday fortnightly, all day
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday fortnightly, all day
Ox Travel Abroad
 meet as needed
 meet as needed
Ox Walking on the Wolds
Friday a.m.
fortnightly on Friday
Friday a.m.
fortnightly on Friday
P- Digital Photography
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Px Gardening Group 2
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Px Knit and Natter
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
R- Exploring Other Cultures
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
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
Rx Biblical Roots
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd 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 meetings
S- 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- Smartphone PhotoArt Group
 Daily, when contributions
 Daily, when contributionsS- Windows Computer
Monday p.m.
fortnightly
Monday p.m.
fortnightly
W- 21st C Fiction Reading
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
W- Armchair Traveller
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
W- Biography Reading Group
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, bi-monthly
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, bi-monthly
W- Children’s Literature
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
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 Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
W- Folk and Fairy Tales
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
W- Revisiting the Classics
Friday p.m.
last Friday in Month
Friday p.m.
last Friday in Month
W- Writing for us, Together
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Wx Getting to know Shakespeare
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
Wx Write on
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayL- French Conversation - CR   R- Exploring the Bible   R- Spirituality   S- Android Phones and Tablets   W- Creative Writing   Wx Write on   C- Ageing Discussion   Dx Snooker Group   H- Cinema - The Early Days   L- Discover French Culture   Rx Biblical Roots   S- Windows Computer   W- 21st C Fiction Reading   W- Biography Reading Group   W- Children’s Literature   W- Expanding Horizons   W- Folk and Fairy Tales   Wx Getting to know Shakespeare  
TuesdayDx Racketball Tuesday   M- Classical Guitar   O- Rambling   Px Gardening Group 2   S- iPad Users – Beginners   S- iPad Users – Improvers   W- Writing for us, Together   Gx Duplicate Bridge Group   Hx Social History Walks   L- French Improvers   R- Exploring Other Cultures   W- Exploring Victorian Poetry  
WednesdayC- Mindfulness Based Living   L- Improving Oral German   O- Cycling Group   O- Geology of Yorkshire   S- Apple Mac Group   Cx Conversation Group   D- Petanque   L- Sign Language Stage 2 Cont   M- Listening to Jazz   W- Contemporary Literature  
ThursdayDx Racketball Thursday   Hx Military History   L- German Conversation 1   P- Digital Photography   W- Armchair Traveller   W- Crime Fiction   C- Mindfulness Practice Group   Gx Mah Jong One   Gx Thursday Bridge   L- Cercle Français   L- Language and Linguistics   M- Ukulele   M- Ukulele Intermediate Plus   R- Philosophy  
FridayL- German Conversation 2   L- Spanish Continuers   Ox Walking on the Wolds   Px Knit and Natter   Ax History of Architecture   L- Italian - Post Beginners   W- Revisiting the Classics