Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

Interest groups

The main activity of our U3A, apart from the General Meetings (see the Programme page for those), occurs in small study or social groups meeting weekly, fortnightly or monthly, but not usually during school holidays.

All group leaders are volunteers. As each group is expected to be self supporting, there may be a small attendance fee to cover expenses such as room hire, cost of materials or refreshments.

The groups are listed below, with times and places of meeting. Several of them have their own web page, which you can access by clicking on the group's name. There is a key at the bottom of the list to explain the abbreviations for meeting places. Groups for which no meeting place is listed either meet in a member's home or involve visits to different places.

Members are asked to check with the group contact before attending a group for the first time. (Their telephone numbers are on the printed programme, or you can phone the enquiry line on 07552 448834.) Some groups are currently full, but most have room for new members indicated by a V in the vacancy column.

Any member interested in the possibility of starting a new group should look at the checklist How to set up a group.

Group Times Place Vac’y Contact
Art appreciation 2nd Mon (in month), 11:00–12:30 HEA V Vince Mihill
Art – looking at paintings
with Barbara Fagelman
Last Fri, 11:00–12:30 HEA   Angela Timbers
Bird watching 3rd Thu   V Tony Spice
Book group
(two groups)
Group A: 1st Thu 2:00–3:00
Group B: 2nd Fri 2:00–3:00
LCL  
V
Yolande Sowerby
Anne Smith
Bridge Tue 3:30–5:00 MA V Pamela Smith
Brush up your French Mon 2:00–3:30 HEA   Jenny Atkinson
Card making Alt Tue 1:45–3:30     Anne Wyatt
Choir Thu 11:00–12:30 HEA V Alison Brewster
Circle dancing Alt Tue 3:15–4:15 MA V Pat Gerwat
Cinema club As and when   V Anne Smith
Country dancing Alt Tue 2:00–3:00 MA V Janet Gourley
French (intermediate) Mon 1:30–3:00 HEA    
Gardening 3rd Mon 2:00–4:00 MA V Margaret Buchan
Sheila Goodwin
Genius of photography 2nd Wed 11:00–12:30 HEA V Valerie Kay
German Mon 4:00–5:30 LD V Lesley Broster
Grand Day Out Informal day excursions to regional attractions   V Barbara Isaac
Margret Quinton
Guitar (beginners) Wed 2:00–3:00 TCI V Michael Lockwood
Guitar club & workshop Alt Thu 2:00–4:00 SCH V Bob Simpson
Historical Yorkshire 2nd Wed V Vicky Jones
History Thu 11:00–12:30 HEA V Bernie Bonner
Ann Lunn
Latin Alt Tue 10:00–11:00   V Janet Keogh
Literature Tue 11:15–12:45 HEA V Peter Gilbert
Music appreciation Wed (except 2nd) 10:20–12:00 MAB V Anne Wyatt
Philosophy club 3rd Mon 7:00–9:00pm INK V Demetra Ioannides
Racketball
(two groups)
Mon 11:00–12:00
Fri 11:00–12:00
CA V
V
Christina Levy
Rummikub Alt Mon 10:30–12:00     Joan Shiers
Shakespeare reading Thu 2:15–4:15     Lynda Wilcox
Spanish Wed 10:00–12:00 IHM   Ann Holloway
Strollers 3rd Wed   V Barbara Isaac
Margret Quinton
Table tennis Tue 3:15–4:55 LAW V John Welling
Tai Chi
(two groups)
Tue 9:30–10:30
Tue 11:00–12:00
MA   Barbara Isaac
Tennis Thu 10:00–11:30 STC V Margaret Maiden
Walking 1st Wed   V Maureen Speight
Walking "7 up"
(longer walks)
4th Wed   V Margaret Read
Writing for Pleasure 3rd Thu, 10.00–12.00 IHM V Jenny Atkinson

Key to locations

CA Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym Club,
Wensley Avenue, Leeds LS7 3QX
0113 226 6622
HEA Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre
Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN
0113 275 4548
IHM Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
294 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 6LE
0113 268 1373
INK Inkwell Arts Cafe
31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds LS7 3LW
0113 307 0108
LAW Lawnswood YMCA Sport and Leisure Centre
Otley Road, Leeds LS16 6HE
0113 261 2484
LCL Leeds Central Library
Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
0113 247 6016
LD The Lord Darcy
618 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8EH
0113 237 0100
MA Moor Allerton Sports and Social Centre
Stonegate Road, Leeds LS17 6EL
0113 268 3857
MAB Moor Allerton Sports and Social Centre Bar Area  
SCH Stainbeck Community Hall
162 Stainbeck Lane, Leeds LS7 2EA
0113 268 4761
STC Shadwell Tennis Club,
The Ginnel,Main Street Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8HD
0113 273 7027
TCI Tinshill & Cookridge Social Club & Institute
Woodnook Drive, Leeds LS16 6PF
0113 267 3335

Disabled access

The venues we currently use comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995, and have access plus other facilities for the disabled. However, you should check with the either the group leader or the venue to ensure that the facilities you require are available before attending for the first time.