York

Groups

York U3A offers a wide range of groups and activities - there are now over 140 to choose from, all run by members, for members. Our Group Leaders take on the organisational role of a group.

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.

Groups traditionally begin or renew their membership in August each year. 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.

Bear in mind that the groups' information will be more current here than in our Annual Groups Booklet.

Scroll down for our current list of Interest Groups, open to York U3A members only. 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

Group titles shaded grey are FULL, or yellow are new within the last month.

On each group page, wherever possible, venues with access for disabled users are indicated with "D". Groups particularly suitable for the visually impaired have a "V" and groups where the venue has a loop system or are aimed at those with a severe hearing impairment have a "H". However, these are just an indication. If you have physical, visual or hearing impairments please contact the leader and discuss with them whether the group is suitable for you. The U3A's Fell and Woolman Meeting Rooms are fully accessible via the lift from the Friends’ Meeting House.

Proposed New Groups Seeking Interest:

none at present

Group List
A- History of Architecture
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
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- Outdoor Sketching/Painting
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
C- Ageing
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
C- Conversation Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
C- Discuss: What do you think?
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
C- Films Plus
 alternate Tues / Wed eve
 alternate Tues / Wed eveC- Mindfulness Based Living
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
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- Croquet - Saturday
Saturday a.m.
Saturdays
Saturday a.m.
Saturdays
D- Croquet - Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesdays
D- Exercises in Water
Monday p.m.
Mondays (not BH)
Monday p.m.
Mondays (not BH)
D- Fit & Flexible -Adv
Thursday a.m.
Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
Thursdays
D- Fit & Flexible -Beginners
Monday a.m.
Mondays
Monday a.m.
Mondays
D- Fit & Flexible -Int
Monday a.m.
Mondays
Monday a.m.
Mondays
D- Indoor Bowls 1
Monday p.m.
Mondays
Monday p.m.
Mondays
D- Indoor Bowls 2
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays
D- Jive
Monday p.m.
Mondays
Monday p.m.
Mondays
D- Petanque 1
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays
D- Petanque 2
Sunday p.m.
Sundays
Sunday p.m.
Sundays
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 - Monday
Monday p.m.
Mondays (not BH)
Monday p.m.
Mondays (not BH)
D- Table Tennis - Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
Thursdays
D- Table Tennis - Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesdays
G- Bridge - Duplicate Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
every Tuesday
G- Bridge - Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
every Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
every Wednesday
G- Bridge - Practice Play
Friday p.m.
every Friday
Friday p.m.
every Friday
G- Bridge - Thursday Bridge
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
G- Bridge Course-New Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
every Tuesday
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 Cards
Tuesday p.m.
every Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
every Tuesday
G- Play Chess
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday
G- Playing Chess: All Stages
Wednesday p.m.
fortnightly on Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
fortnightly on Wednesday
G- Scrabble (Club Play)
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
G- Scrabble (Social Play)
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
H- Dipping into History
 monthly -phone for date/time
 monthly -phone for date/time
H- 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
H- The Early Days of Cinema
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
H- Walks Through Time
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
L -French Conversation
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
L- Continuing Spanish
Friday a.m.
2nd/3rd/4th/5th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd/3rd/4th/5th Fridays
L- Discover France
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
L- French / Absolute Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
L- French Conversation - CR
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
L- French Conversation - WR
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
L- German Conversation 1
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
L- German Conversation 2
Friday a.m.
mostly 1st/3rd/5th Fridays
Friday a.m.
mostly 1st/3rd/5th Fridays
L- Improving Oral German
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
L- Language and Linguistics
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
L- Learning Italian, 2nd Year
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fridays
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fridays
L- Parliamo Italiano 1
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
L- Parliamo Italiano 2
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
L- Sign Language - Intro
Wednesday a.m.
every Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
every Wednesday
L- Sign Language Stage 2 Cont
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
M- Classical Guitar Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
M- Classical Guitar Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
M- Folk Music
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays
M- G&S Appreciation Group
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
M- Jazz Jam Session
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday fortnightly
M- Listening to Jazz
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
M- Music Circle
Saturday p.m.
Saturdays monthly
Saturday p.m.
Saturdays monthly
M- Music Group
Monday p.m.
Mondays fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Mondays fortnightly
M- Musical Miscellany
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
M- Musicians Group
Thursday a.m.
Thursday monthly
Thursday a.m.
Thursday monthly
M- Opera Group 1
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
M- Singing for Fun
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fridays
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fridays
M- Singing Madrigals
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
M- U3A Choir
Wednesday p.m.
every Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
every Wednesday
M- Ukulele
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly on Thursday
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly on Thursday
O- Bird Watching 1
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 9–3pm
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 9–3pm
O- Bird Watching Group 2
Thursday a.m.
Thursday,10am–4pm
Thursday a.m.
Thursday,10am–4pm
O- Boots by Bus
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
O- Cycling Group
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
O- Explore York Walks
Monday a.m.
Normally 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
Normally 3rd Monday
O- Geology of Yorkshire
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday, all day
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday, all day
O- Over the Hill Walking Group
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
O- Rambling
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday fortnightly
O- Short Country Walks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tuesday
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- 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- Wild Flower Walks 2020
Monday a.m.
Mondays TBA
Monday a.m.
Mondays TBA
O- Wildlife Walks (no cars)
Monday a.m.
Monday monthly
Monday a.m.
Monday monthly
P- Cookery for Men 1
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
P- Cookery for Men 2
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
P- Digital Photography
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
P- Embroidery UFOs
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
P- Embroidery with friends
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
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
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays fortnightly
P- Gardening Group 2
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
P- Jam and Jigsaws
 mid week, TBA
 mid week, TBAP- Knit and Natter
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
P- Knit for Peace
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
P- Stained Glass - Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays, 10 weeks
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesdays, 10 weeks
P- Stained Glass - Improvers 1
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesdays, 10 weeks
P- Stained Glass - Improvers 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
R- Beyond Religion & Politics
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
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- Philosophical Investigation
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
Thursday p.m.
every Thursday
R- Roots of Christian Faith
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
R- Russia/E Europe-Culture/His
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
S- Apple Mac Group
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
S- Audio-visual Equipment
 Variable, as required
 Variable, as requiredS- Facebook group
 Online, some meetings
 Online, 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- IPhone/IPad Camera/Photos
Monday p.m.
Mondays fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Mondays fortnightly
S- Raspberry Pi Group
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
S- Science and Society
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
S- Using your Android device
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
S- Windows Intmd Computer
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
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- 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 1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
W- Crime Fiction 2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
W- Crime Fiction 4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
W- English Romantic Poetry
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
W- Enjoying the Odes of Horace
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
W- Expand Horizons Non-Fiction
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
W- Folk and Fairy Tales
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
W- Novels/Poem/Play 1700-1914
Thursday p.m.
last Thursday in month
Thursday p.m.
last Thursday in month
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 & 2nd Fridays
Friday p.m.
1st & 2nd Fridays
W- Reading Biographies
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, bi-monthly
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon, bi-monthly
W- Revisiting the Classics
Friday p.m.
last Friday in Month
Friday p.m.
last Friday in Month
W- Shakespeare's Characters
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
Monday p.m.
alternate Mondays
W- Shakespeare's Late Plays
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fridays
W- Write on
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd & 5th Monday
W- Writing for us, Together
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayD- Fit & Flexible -Beginners   D- Fit & Flexible -Int   L- French Conversation - CR   L- French Conversation - WR   L- Parliamo Italiano 1   O- Explore York Walks   O- Wild Flower Walks 2020   O- Wildlife Walks (no cars)   R- Beyond Religion & Politics   R- Exploring the Bible   S- Using your Android device   S- Windows Intmd Computer   W- Creative Writing   W- Write on   A- Art for Leisure   C- Ageing   D- Exercises in Water   D- Indoor Bowls 1   D- Jive   D- Snooker Group   D- Table Tennis - Monday   H- The Early Days of Cinema   L- Discover France   M- Folk Music   M- Music Group   R- Roots of Christian Faith   S- IPhone/IPad Camera/Photos   S- Science and Society   W- 21st C Fiction Reading   W- Children’s Literature   W- Expand Horizons Non-Fiction   W- Folk and Fairy Tales   W- Reading Biographies   W- Shakespeare's Characters  
TuesdayA- Life Drawing 1   D- Racketball Tuesday   G- Bridge Course-New Beginners   H- History discussion group   M- Classical Guitar Tuesday   O- Rambling   O- Short Country Walks   P- Embroidery UFOs   P- Gardening   P- Gardening Group 2   P- Stained Glass - Beginners   S- iPad Users – Beginners   S- iPad Users – Improvers   W- Poetry Group 1   W- Writing for us, Together   C- Mindfulness Based Living   D- Croquet - Tuesday   G- Bridge - Duplicate Bridge   G- Play Cards   G- Play Chess   H- Historical Walks   H- Social History Walks   H- Walks Through Time   L- French / Absolute Beginners   M- Jazz Jam Session   P- Embroidery with friends   R- Exploring Other Cultures   W- English Romantic Poetry  
WednesdayA- Life Drawing 2   D- Table Tennis - Wednesday   L- Improving Oral German   L- Parliamo Italiano 2   L- Sign Language - Intro   M- Musical Miscellany   O- Cycling Group   O- Geology of Yorkshire   P- Fiddlesticks   P- Stained Glass - Improvers 1   S- Apple Mac Group   C- Conversation Group   D- Petanque 1   G- Bridge - Improvers   G- Playing Chess: All Stages   L- Sign Language Stage 2 Cont   M- G&S Appreciation Group   M- Listening to Jazz   M- Opera Group 1   M- U3A Choir   P- Flower Arranging   P- Stained Glass - Improvers 2   W- Contemporary Literature  
ThursdayA- Outdoor Sketching/Painting   D- Fit & Flexible -Adv   D- Racketball Thursday   H- Military History   L -French Conversation   L- German Conversation 1   M- Musicians Group   M- Singing Madrigals   O- Bird Watching 1   O- Bird Watching Group 2   O- Boots by Bus   O- Over the Hill Walking Group   O- Strollers Walking   O- Thursday Monthly Rambles   P- Cookery for Men 1   P- Digital Photography   R- Russia/E Europe-Culture/His   S- Raspberry Pi Group   W- Armchair Traveller   W- Crime Fiction 1st Thursday   W- Crime Fiction 2nd Thursday   W- Crime Fiction 4th Thursday   W- Enjoying the Odes of Horace   W- Play Reading 1   C- Mindfulness Practice Group   D- Indoor Bowls 2   D- Table Tennis - Thursday   G- Bridge - Thursday Bridge   G- Mah Jong One   G- Mah Jong Two   G- Scrabble (Club Play)   G- Scrabble (Social Play)   L- Language and Linguistics   M- Ukulele   P- Cookery for Men 2   R- Philosophical Investigation   W- Novels/Poem/Play 1700-1914   W- Play Reading 2  
FridayC- Discuss: What do you think?   L- Continuing Spanish   L- German Conversation 2   O- Walking on the Wolds   O- Walking–Enjoy Countryside   P- Knit and Natter   P- Knit for Peace   W- Shakespeare's Late Plays   A- History of Architecture   G- Bridge - Practice Play   L- Learning Italian, 2nd Year   M- Classical Guitar Friday   M- Singing for Fun   P- Wine Appreciation Group   W- Poetry Group 2   W- Revisiting the Classics  
SaturdayD- Croquet - Saturday   M- Music Circle  
Sunday D- Petanque 2