Specialist Groups

We have 30 diverse interest groups with new groups in the process of being formed. Each group is self-supporting and ranges in size from 3 to 30 people. Each group has a Leader/Convener. New members are welcome at any time or may start up a new group. We have a reciprocal arrangement with neighbouring Todmorden and Clitheroe U3A's whereby we can join each others' groups, which effectively increases the range of subjects

Click on a group name to access their page and/or contact the group.

Group Location Meets
Architecture Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 4th Wednesday PM
Beginners Spanish – Year 2 Burnley Central Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM
Board and Card Games Varies Varies
Board and Card Games 2 Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD Fortnightly on Fridays
Books Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 3rd Monday AM
Contract Bridge Varies 2nd and 3rd Thursday PM
Craft Workshop Higham Village Hall 1st and 3rd Thursday AM
Exploring Poetry Together Coal Clough Library, Burnley, BB11 4NW 2nd Thursday AM
Folk Dancing Higham Village Hall 1st Thursday & 3rd Tuesday PM
French Conversation Padiham Road Methodist Church B12 8AD 1st & 3rd Tuesday PM
German Pre-intermediate Burnley Central Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday PM
Hand Bell Ringing St Leonards Church, Church Street, Padiham BB12 8HG 1st & 3rd Wednesday PM
History Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 1st Thursday AM
Indoor Bowls Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD Varies
Italian Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD 2nd & 4th Wednesday PM
Latin 9 Osborne Grove, 367 Colne Road, Burnley BB10 2LB 2nd & 4th Monday PM
Local History Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB128JH 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM
Luncheon Club Varies Varies
Music Appreciation Community Centre, Middlesex Avenue, Burnley 3rd Thursday AM
Outings Varies Varies
Painting For Pleasure Padiham Road Methodist Church 1st & 3rd Monday AM
Philosophy Padiham Road Methodist Church 3rd Tuesday AM
Photography Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 2nd Friday PM.
Quiz Padiham Road Methodist Church Brassey Street Burnley BB12 8AD 3rd Monday PM
Science Burnley Central Library 1st Tuesday PM
Scrabble Burnley Central Library. Wednesday alternative weeks PM
Singing For Pleasure Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 4th Wednesday 11-00 AM
Spanish – Intermediate Varies 2nd & 4th Friday AM
Spanish 1 Burnley Central Library !st & 3rd Tuesday AM
Ukulele Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD 1st & 3rd Friday AM
Walking Varies 1st and 3rd Friday AM

Notices

U3A Calendar for 2020

The 2020 U3A Calendar produced by our photography  group is now available and can be picked up at the monthly meeting. The price is at cost this year and represents great value at only £4.00. If you would like one and cannot get to the meetings call Stuart Thorn and we will get one to you or tell you where you can pick one up.


October Open Meeting

The October Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 24 October 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on “Tudor origins of words we use today” by Lavinia Tod.

A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.

See Barbara Milne’s Penrith adventure


Submissions for OCTOBER & NOVEMBER Newsletters

Please note that all submissions for the October 2019 newsletter should have been e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Friday 4 October
November – Wednesday 20 November
December – Wednesday 4 December
January – Wednesday – 15 January

Get the latest newsletter here


Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).