Soar Valley

u3a

Crossing a hillside

At the Book Group

Barn dancers in action

Table Tennis group in action

Spine of French-English dictionary

Science & Technology group at Loughborough Bell Foundry

Groups listed by category

Arts & Humanities

  • Book Club / Reading Group
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday afternoons 2:00 pm
    Third Tuesday of the month
  • History
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Wednesday all day
    Last Wednesday of the month

Dancing

  • Barn Dancing
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Second and fourth Fridays of the month, from September to June
  • Line Dancing
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am-11:00 am
    From September to June
  • Sequence and Ballroom Dancing
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    First and third Fridays of the month

Games & Pastimes

  • Cribbage/Crib
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Friday afternoons 2:00 pm
  • Cryptic Crosswords
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursday mornings 10:00 am-11:30 am
  • Scrabble
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursdays 1:30 pm

General Interest

  • Diners
    Status: Active
    Monthly
    First week of the month, variable days
  • Dog Owners
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Mondays
    Third Monday of the month
  • Photography
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Tuesday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Second Tuesday of the month

Handicrafts

  • General Craft
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Needlecrafts
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Mondays
    Second and fourth Mondays of the month
  • Papercrafts
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursdays 2:00 pm
  • Sewing
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Languages

Music

  • Soar Valley Singers
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    September to June

Nature

  • Birdwatching 1
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Monday all day
    Third Monday of the month
  • Birdwatching 2
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Friday all day
    First Friday of the month
  • Garden Group
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Monday mornings 10:00 am
    First Monday of the month

Science & Technology

Sport & Active

  • Bowls
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    May - September
  • Croquet
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Thursday afternoons 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    From April to October
  • Cycling
    Status: Full
    Weekly on Mondays 10:00 am
  • Snooker
    Status: Active
    Weekly on Wednesday mornings 10:00 am
    October to April
  • Table Tennis
    Status: Wait list only
    Weekly on Friday afternoons 2:30 pm

Walking

  • Derbyshire Dales Walking
    Status: Active
    Monthly on Thursday all day 9:45 am
    Third Thursday of the month
  • Hill Walking
    Status: Wait list only
    Monthly on Thursday all day
    Last Thursday of the month
  • Strollers
    Status: Active
    on Wednesdays 11:00 am
    First Wednesday of the month
  • Walking 1
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Tuesdays 10:00 am
    First and third Tuesdays of the month
  • Walking 2
    Status: Wait list only
    Fortnightly on Fridays 10:00 am
    Second and fourth Friday of the month
  • Walking 3
    Status: Active
    Fortnightly on Thursdays 10:00 am

Get in touch with the Group Contact for more information and to check availability. Some Groups may be full, and waiting lists are then held. Every effort is made to ensure that members are able to join a Group of their choice (see our Group Membership Policy).

All Group Contacts can be reached via the link on their Group page.

Perhaps another member has offered to start a group on that subject.

Take a look at current ideas for new Groups.

Why not see if other members are interested too? If they are, then get together with them to form a new Group. Starting and running a new Group isn't as difficult as you may think, and can be very satisfying. Visit Being a Group Contact to find out more, and contact the Groups Coordinator to discuss how to best to go ahead.

New Groups are the lifeblood of any u3a. We’d love members to put forward ideas for new Groups.

Get in touch with the Groups Coordinator.

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