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Interest Groups

Please note:  You must be a member of Blackbourne U3A before you can apply to be a member of any interest group.

If you wish to join a group please contact the group leader.  If the group you would like to join is full still contact the group leader and ask for your name to be put on the waiting list.  Once we have 5 or 6 names on the waiting list it might be possible to start a new group.  

If your particular interest is not catered for at the moment please let me know.  I will then publicise your interest to see if there are enough other members who will help you form a new group.   Nothing ventured nothing gained.  

Being an Interest Group Leader is not an onerous task - you don't have to do it alone, two or more people can share the role.  So please contact the group leaders of any groups that  interest you, or contact me about the setting up of a new group.

Thank you

Mary Dunbavin

Art Group - Mixed Media

Art Appreciation

Birds and Botany

Book Group

Church Visits

Dining Out

Dining Out 2

Dining Out 3

Educational Visits

French Appreciation

Friday Longer Walks

Friday Shorter Walks

Garden Visits

Happy Quilters

Local History and Beyond

Mah Jong

Mah Jong 2

Music, Listening and Learning


Quiz Group



Social History

Theatre Visits

Travel and Tourism

Thinking Aloud


Walks with an Interest

Watching Birds

Watching Wildlife


Please ensure that members of your group have up to date membership and where possible that they bring their membership badges to meetings.

Convenors’ Meeting & Luncheon - Monday 19th June 2017

This year's Conveners’ Meeting and Luncheon was attended by a total of 37 conveners and committee members.  A number of issues were discussed.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious luncheon which served as a huge thank-you to all our Group Leaders for their sterling work over the past year, their efforts being much appreciated by all our members.

Mary Dunbavin


Click here for the  Interest Groups  monthly timetable Useful Documents for Groups U3A Convenors Guidelines U3A Insurance (January 2015) Accident Report Form BU3A Constitution 2015