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 German – Year 2 Burnley Central Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday PM
Beginners Spanish – Year 2 Burnley Central Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM
Beginners Spanish Burnley Central Library !st & 3rd Tuesday AM
Board and Card Games Varies Varies
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 Burnley Central Library 1st & 3rd 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 169 Manchester Road, Burnley BB11 4HR 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 Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB128JH 3rd Tuesday AM
Photography Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 2nd Friday PM.
Quiz Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 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 2nd & 4th Wednesday AM
Spanish – Intermediate Varies 2nd & 4th Friday AM
Ukulele Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD 1st & 3rd Friday AM
Walking Varies 1st and 3rd Friday AM

Notices

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Burnley & District U3A will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2.00pm at the Unity Centre, Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham. Three Committee members (Treasurer, Secretary and one elected member) have served for two years and therefore have to be replaced or, if they wish, stand for re-election.  Nomination forms for these positions will be available at the monthly meeting in February and March or from the Secretary.


Submissions For May Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the May 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 8 May 2019. June deadline is Wednesday 19 June.


Annual Membership Renewal

It is the time of year to renew your membership; the year ends on 31st March. As agreed at the AGM last year the membership fee has been reduced to £14 April to March or £9.50 October to March per person; £26 April to March or £17 October to March for couples living at the same address. An absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree. Melinda Jackson will be available at the February and March meetings to accept your money.
If you can’t attend the monthly meetings you can download a renewal form and submit by post.


Next Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 25th April 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on ‘Sailing the Atlantic with the Jubilee Sailing Trust’ by Norman Harris. A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


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).