u3a

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Groups

Hill Walking 1-21st-Sep-22

All of our interest groups are listed below

For details, please click on the group's name

Most members agree that taking part in interest groups is what keeps them coming back year after year.

Some groups have been running for many years, while others started last September. Our smallest groups comprise a handful of members; the largest go up to about 30.

There are physically active groups and intellectual ones, social ones and frivolous ones. Some manage to be a combination of some - or even all - of these things !

Some groups meet in public buildings, for which the rental cost is divided equally between the group members. Some are home-based, usually (but not necessarily) in the Group Leader's home. All of the groups listings (below) show the venue(s) used and have info about the buildings' accessibility.

Geology Groups, Pease Bay, Jul-22
Geology Groups, Pease Bay, Jul-22

All of our groups are run by members of Berwick u3a. Our Group Leaders don't need to have any formal qualifications - though many of them do - and there's a 'Groups Co-ordinator' to support and advise them.

And, if a group you'd wanted to join is full (Group Leaders are encouraged to keep a waiting list if the group is over-subscribed) then please think about starting a new one. There's plenty of help available & you'll be a very welcome addition to the Group Leaders' Group!

We're always looking to start new groups. So, if you're reading this because you hoped to join a group of like-minded practitioners of X, Y or Z only to find it isn't here ...... then please volunteer to start one ! As one of our newest Group Leaders said in September, you just never know how many people might like to do exactly the same X, Y or Z as yourself:

Groups listed alphabetically

  • Archaeology
    Status: Active
    When: on Thursday afternoons
    Week 2
  • Art 1
    Status: Active
    When: on Wednesday mornings
    Weeks 1 and 3
  • Art 2
    Status: Active
    When: on Wednesday mornings
    Weeks 2 and 4
  • Art Appreciation
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Thursday mornings
    Week 3
  • Backgammon
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons
    Weeks 2 and 4
  • Badminton
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Friday mornings
    Weekly
  • Bezique
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Friday afternoons
    Weeks 1 and 3
  • Book Group 2
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    Week 2
  • Book Group 3
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    Week 3
  • Busy Bee Crafts
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Friday mornings
    Week 2
  • Canasta
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Friday afternoons
    Weeks 2 and 4
  • Chess
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Thursday mornings
    Week 1,3
  • Computer Help
    Status: Active
    When: on Wednesday afternoons
    Arranged individually
  • Creative Writing
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    Week 2
  • Cribbage
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    Week 1
  • Crime Fiction Book Group
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    Week 3
  • Dining Group
    Status: Full
    When: Fortnightly on Thursday afternoons
    Weeks 2 and 4
  • Dining Group 2
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Friday afternoons
    Week 1
  • Dining Group 3
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    Week 3
  • Discussion Group
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Monday mornings
    Week 2
  • Exploring History and Places
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday mornings
    Week 4
  • Family History
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Wednesday afternoons
    Weekly
  • Gallery visits by train
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Thursday all day
    Week 2 Thursday
  • Geology
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Wednesdays
    Week 1, am & pm
  • Hand Quilting
    Status: Full
    When: Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons
    Weeks 2 & 4
  • Hill Walking
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Wednesday all day
    Week 3
  • Line Dancing
    Status: Suspended
    When: Weekly on Tuesday afternoons
    Weekly
  • Lunch Group
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    Week 1
  • Music Apprect'n Thru the Ages
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
    Week 4
  • Music For Pleasure
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Friday afternoons
    Week 1
  • Natural Non-Fiction
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Wednesday afternoons
    week 4
  • NEEDLES and Hooks
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Friday mornings
    Week 4
  • Outings
    Status: Active
    When: As arranged
  • Philosophy
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    Week 4
  • Play reading 2
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
    Week 2
  • Poetry
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    Week 1
  • Quiz
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    Week 3, starts 20/9/22
  • Radio Visits
    Status: Active
    When: on Wednesdays
    Arranged individually
  • Ride and Stride
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Friday mornings
    Last Friday of the month
  • Scrabble
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
    Week 3
  • Seated Tai Chi
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Thursday afternoons
    Weekly
  • Short Tennis
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    Weekly
  • Silver Short Striders
    Status: Active
    When: on Tuesday mornings
    Wk 1
  • Singing
    Status: Active
    When: on Tuesday afternoons
    Wks 1,3
  • Table Tennis
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Monday afternoons
    Weekly
  • Tai Chi 1
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Tuesday mornings
    Weekly
  • Tai Chi 2
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Thursday mornings
    Weekly
  • Tap Dancing
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Friday mornings
    Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Tower Bell Ringing
    Status: Suspended
    When: Weekly on Wednesday afternoons
    Weekly
  • Word Games
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
    Week 1
  • Woven Tapestry
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday mornings
    Week 3
  • Zentangle
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Thursday mornings
    Week 4