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. A link to each group is set out below  which will show 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.

Our study groups:

Alphabetical list of our current groups. Click on button for details.  

To contact the group leader, members may use the email address or telephone number on the list distributed periodically to all members by our groups co-ordinator or the contact form for the appropriate group (where available  – work in progress).

Non-members wishing to find out more should use the contact form or the email address given for each group 

Group Status

This is the current situation of the groups as far as we have been informed. It will be updated as we get more information
GroupLatest News
Bridge for Beginners On hold at the moment until members feel safe to meet up.
Camping & CaravanningAre arranging trips for the future as normal.
Starting again 28th Sep, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7.30 pm
Meetings being held at The Tennis Club 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 10---12am.
Creative Writing 1No update received yet.
Creative Writing 2Meeting in September 1st Monday of the month 10:30
Cribbage & Dominoes
Meeting Thursdays weekly 10.00 am
German Conversation
Via Zoom Alternate Thursdays 2--4pm from 26th August.
No update received yet.
Ladies Cards Group
No update received yet.
Lets Talk French
14th August start Wednesdays pm at Group Leaders Home.
Mah Jong
Starting end of August Fridays 2---5 in members homes
Military History
Meetings beginning again September 1st Wednesday 10am at Scouts Premises Oakfield Rd
Music I like
No update received yet.
Opera Appreciation
No update received yet.
Out and About
Suspended at the moment.
Held at the Grange School--term time only Fridays 3:30--5:30--hope to start September.
Photography for Pleasure
Starting August 3rd Wednesday of the month 10---12 (Do not meet December and January)
Play Reading
Starting August 10th.
Poetry 1
Fortnightly at "Bucks Yeoman" 1:30 lunch and meeting from 2:30pm
Poetry 2
Using emails at present
Starting 28th September.Tuesdays monthly 10--12pm at The Tennis Club
Quiz Group
Will begin meetings on 25th August 2:15pm The Bull Stoke Mandeville
Readers Circle 1
Meeting Monthly Fridays after U3A meeting.
Readers Circle 2
Wednesdays monthly at end of month 10:30---12:00 at members homes.
Readers Circle 3
1st Friday of the month 10:30--12:00pm.
Scottish Dancing
Starting 17th Sep, Meadowcroft 1.30 pm
Starting 6th Oct 2.00 pm
Sounds of the 50's 60's &70's
Starting again 28th Sep Tennis Club
Tuesdays 5pm via Zoom. Hoping to meet up soon.
Summer Bowls
Held at the Bowls Club during the summer April to mid September.
Tai Chi
No update received yet.
Group divided into 2 so meetings can be held safely, one 1st Wed of month and one on 3rd Wed
Walks exploring London
Meetings delayed until the New Year
Local Walks
Meeting up 1st Monday after U3A meetings.
Wine Appreciation 1
Suspended at the moment but hoping to resume later this year.