York

Groups

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. Also 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.

UPDATES - as the regulations change, we expect more groups to be listed as well as changes to those already here. To see a dated list of changes see the link on the right(below on some devices)

Our current list of Interest Groups, 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
Ax 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 
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
D- Croquet
 Most days 10am or 2pm
 Most days 10am or 2pm
D- Petanque
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays
D- Table Tennis
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tues
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tues
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
H- History discussion group
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
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 -Café Rouge
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 -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
Lx French Conversation 2
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
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
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
O- Walks Around York
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Ox Travel Abroad
 meet as needed
 meet as neededOx 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
P- Flower Arranging
Wednesday p.m.
last Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
last Wednesday
Px Fiddlesticks
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 5th Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 5th Wednesdays
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 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.
frequency TBC
Monday p.m.
frequency TBC
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
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- Shakespeare Appreciation
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri
W- Writing for us, Together
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Wx Play Reading 1
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Wx Play Reading 2
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays
Wx Write on
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayL- French -Café Rouge   Lx French Conversation 2   O- Walks Around York   R- Exploring the Bible   R- Spirituality   S- Android Phones and Tablets   W- Creative Writing   Wx Write on   C- Ageing Discussion Group   Dx Snooker Group   H- Cinema - The Early Days   L- Discover French Culture   Rx 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  
TuesdayDx Racketball Tuesday   H- History discussion group   M- Classical Guitar   O- Rambling   Px Gardening Group 2   S- iPad Users – Beginners   S- iPad Users – Improvers   W- Writing for us, Together   D- Table Tennis   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   O- Geology of Yorkshire   Px Fiddlesticks   S- Apple Mac Group   C- Conversation Group   D- Petanque   L- Sign Language -Cont   M- Listening to Jazz   P- Flower Arranging   W- Contemporary Literature  
ThursdayDx Racketball Thursday   Hx Military History   L- German Conversation 1   P- Digital Photography   W- Armchair Traveller   W- Crime Fiction   Wx Play Reading 1   Ax Urban Sketch Group   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   Wx Play Reading 2  
FridayL- German Conversation 2   L- Spanish Continuers   Ox Walking on the Wolds   Px Knit and Natter   W- Shakespeare Appreciation   Ax History of Architecture   L- Italian - Post Beginners   W- Revisiting the Classics