About Interest Groups

Windsor U3A has more than 80 interest groups: some are quite academic, others may be artistic, musical, physical, practical, recreational, social, or a combination of these. They are individually described in other parts of the website. Most members find they are fun, informative and play a valuable role in contributing to their mental and/or physical well-being.

The interest groups are at the heart of the U3A concept and each has one or more convenors, but they are all highly participative; each member is encouraged to contribute their own knowledge and expertise.

Different groups meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on their members’ preferences. We encourage the formation of new groups, based on the suggestions of our members and help is available in the early stages.

We keep a list of interest groups along with meeting times and the convenor’s name and telephone number, so all you have to do to join a group or obtain more information is to give the convenor a call. The list is provided to all new members, and an updated version is sent out three times per year with a monthly newsletter.

Further: it will be possible to e-mail most convenors directly from the Group’s web page on this site.

You can belong to as many groups as you wish, with no change to your annual subscription.

While many meetings are held in members’ houses, a few of the larger groups hire a room, and this is reflected in the meeting fees. Typically a 50p contribution is expected where you attend someone’s house and are provided with refreshments, but fees for meetings in halls, etc., are set to cover those costs and the use of any excess accruing over the year is determined by the group members.