What are groups?
Burton Joyce and District u3a brings together people who want to pursue interests in an informal and friendly way in one of the many Interest Groups. We currently have 60+ Interest Groups covering 45 different activities ranging from Aerobics to Wine Tasting. Please scroll to the end of this text for a full list of the Groups together with details of when they meet. Several of our Interest Groups organise Outings and there is a separate page for this activity. Click on the page in the list below to find out more about each group. Each group meets, on average, once or twice a month, often in fellow members’ homes. They all have a Group Coordinator and information on each Group’s meeting dates, times and contact details can be found by scrolling down and clicking on the relevant Group below.

What do Group Coordinators do ?

All groups have Group Coordinators who act as a point of contact, organise meetings and welcome new members. Please contact them if you want further information. For comprehensive information about being a Group Coordinator, please read the Group Coordinators’ Handbook .

How can I join an Interest Group ?

We know it can be a bit daunting but please look to join at least one of our Interest Groups at the outset. You can always give them a try by asking for a taster session and then opt out if it’s not for you. If you are interested in joining a Group/ you must contact the individual Group Coordinator in advance. N.B. Some Groups may currently be full.

1 Phone/e mail the Group Coordinator, whose details can be found by clicking on the relevant group below, or:

2 Contact the Groups Facilitator, who has overall responsibility for all of our groups, and whose contact information is given on the Contact tab in the main header.

If you are not sure then contact any member of the Committee by either email or phone. Their phone details and an email form are shown under the CONTACTS header.

What happens if someone has an accident whilst attending a group activity?

Please complete this Incident Report Form and email it to chair1@bju3a.co.uk

Travel – Hire of Minibus

We are able to hire a minibus from Nottingham Community Transport (CT4N).  Our u3a member, Jim Molloy, has kindly agreed to be trained by CT4N and is now accredited by them to drive their minibuses. Pending demand from Group Coordinators more volunteers will be required to be trained accordingly. Coordinators have to respect the fact that Jim may not be available at their chosen date but if that is the case you can hire a minibus and driver from CT4N direct. NOTE: Please be mindful that the minibus is best suited for shorter journeys – maximum 1.5 hours each-way and that our driver will participate in your group activity.

An overview of this facility, along with details of the booking procedure, costs, minibus capacity, insurance, and payment, can be viewed by clicking on the following words: Minibus Hire Guidance.

Group List


Mondays 2pm – 4pm (1pm – 3pm in the Winter months)
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm