Study Groups

Study groups are the heart of the U3A and the Aylesbury Vale U3A covers a wide range of subjects and interests as you will see form the list below. U3A members can be a member of any number of groups. Groups are operated autonomously by group leaders and their deputy. Each group is described below on a scrolling page that shows the group objectives and meeting arrangements.

The title ‘Study Group’ is admittedly rather formal but many groups are far from formal and all try to be interesting and entertaining where appropriate. It should be noted that some groups have to impose a charge – for meeting rooms, transportation, resources etc. – but this is kept to a minimum and will be disclosed upon enquiry.

There is a monthly summary of the group meetings here in landscape format

If your area of interest is not covered here then perhaps you would consider starting a group of your own! Contact our group coordinator with your ideas at Our study groups:

Alphabetical list of groups

GROUP Email  
Bridge for Improvers  
Camping & Caravanning  
Creative Writing  
Creative Writing-2  
Cribbage & Dominoes  
Current Affairs  
Gentle Walks  
German Conversation  
Ladies’ Cards  
Let’s Talk French  
Mah Jong  
Military History  
Music I Like  
Opera Appreciation  
Out and About  
Photography for Pleasure  
Play Reading  
Poetry 1  
Poetry 2  
Readers’ Circle 1  
Readers’ Circle 2  
Readers’ Circle 3  
Scottish Dancing  
Sounds of the Sixties  
Sounds of the 50’s & 70’s  
Swimming for Pleasure  
Tai Chi  
Ten Pin Bowling  
Theatre Visits  
Walks, Local  
Walks, Exploring London  
Wine Appreciation 1  
Wine Appreciation 2