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York U3A Groups Index

by Day, Time and Location





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indexed by the Day, Time and Location of their meetings



York U3A Members' pages

Games of Skill


Mah Jong One

Mah Jong Two

Play Cards

Bridge for Absolute Beginners

Beginners Bridge

Improvers Bridge

Duplicate Bridge

Bridge - Practice Play

Thursday Bridge

Scrabble (Social Play)

Scrabble (Club Play)

Playing Chess: All Stages

Play Chess     (has own website)





U3A Choir

Singing for Fun

Singing Madrigals

Ukulele     (has own website)

Musical Miscellany

Music Circle

The Music Group  (has own website)

Opera Groups (2)  (has own website)

G&S Appreciation Group  (has own website)

Classical Guitar

Jazz Jam Session

Musicians Group








Flower Arranging

Gardening   (has own website)

Gardening 2


"X-Stitch Forever, Housework Whenever"

Calico Gardens Embroidery

Knit and Natter

Jam and Jigsaws

Wine Appreciation


Photo Manipulation




Outdoor Pursuits


Bird Watching

Bird Watching Group 2

Geology, Landscapes and Building Stones

   of Yorkshire

Short Country Walks   (has own website)

Walking Group - Enjoying the Countryside

Walking on the Wolds

Rambling     (has own website)

Over the Hill Walking   (has own website)

Thursday Monthly Rambles 

       (has own website)

Boots by Bus  (has own website)

Boots by Bus or Train  

Wildlife Walks by Public Transport

Wild Flower Walks 2018

Walks around York

Cycling Group    (has own website)




Dancing, Exercise and Sports



Ballroom Dancing

Exercises in Water Class

Racketball     (has own website)


Croquet         (has own website)

Keep Fit with the Margaret Morris Method


Indoor Bowls















Art and Architecture


Art for Leisure

Life Drawing

Outdoor Sketching/Painting

Aspects of Architecture  (has own website)



Religion, Cultures and Philosophy


An Introduction to the Biblical Roots

     of the Christian Faith

Exploring the Bible     (has own website)

Discovering Eastern Europe and

   Russia: Culture,History,People

Exploring Other Cultures


End of Life Issues

Philosophical Investigations






Historical Walks

Social History Walks

Military History

History of York and its Suburbs

The History Course

Dipping into History

The Early Days of Cinema




Contemporary Studies


Discussion Group: What do you think?

Press Cuttings

Conversation Group

Films Plus  (has own website)

Mindfulness Based Living Course

Green Group



Languages including Latin 


Language and Linguistics (has own website)

Sign Language Stage 2 Continuation

Introduction to Sign Language

Latin for Beginners:  Year 1 of 2

French for Beginners

French Conversation

Conversational French (2 groups)

                            (has own website)

Discover France through Culture, Region

    and Language

Parliamo Italiano 1

Parliamo Italiano 2

Continuing Spanish

German Conversation (has own website)




Literature, Writing and Anthology


Introduction to Medieval English Literature

Contemporary Literature (has own website)

21st Century Fiction Reading Group

Expanding Horizons Non-Fiction Reading


Children's Literature

Revisiting the Classics (has own website)

Pre WW1  Literature   (has own website)

Other Lives Biography Reading

                 (has own website)

Crime Fiction   (has own website)

Shakespeare & Music

Some Shakepearean Characters

Creative Writing

Play Reading (2 groups)

Write On

Writer's Bloc

Writing Together

Writing for Us

Poetry Groups One and Two

Enjoying the Odes of Horace




Science and Technology


Science and Society

Cosmology and Particle Physics

Intermediate Windows Computer Group

Audio-Visual Equipment Group

Apple Mac Group

iPad Users  - Beginners

iPad Users  - Improvers

Raspberry Pi Group

Making the most of your Android tablet

     or phone

Facebook Group

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A transcript of the recent Saturday Morning talk on this  important subject is available -  read more here




Keep watching here for new Groups and Proposed new Groups! Click to see or get more information... 





Due to demand, another Keep Fit & Flexible Class with MMM started on Monday November 6th at 11:30 – 12:30. This will follow on after the 10 – 11 class, which is full.


Improving Oral German. If you have learnt the basics of German Grammar and would like to practise speaking the language, this group may be for you. It is not for absolute beginners nor for those fluent enough to follow a conversation. Please contact Rosemary on 01347 833311 or email: improvingoralgerman@yorku3a.com for more details  






Folk Music Group  Steve G is interested in setting up a Folk Music Group. "The idea would be for members who play acoustic instruments and would be interested in gathering to play folk/traditional music. We would need a venue, as the combined noise might be a bit much for a domestic setting!"

Contact Steve on 07958 486234 or email 

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You can re-live it by reviewing the photos and watching the video of the day  here





York U3A celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014, and the celebration day was a stylish event.



2017 Christmas Closures  


Please note the U3A office and meeting rooms at Friargate will be CLOSED on the following dates:


Closing Friday 15th Dec  until


Tuesday 2nd Jan   (reopening 3rd Jan)

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