Groups

Around a dozen people sitting at or standing near wooden picnic tables in the sunshine

Join as many groups as you can find time for!

We have all sorts of interest groups

Here are some members of the Petanque group taking a well-earned break

Click on a Group name below for more information. Do get in touch with any Group that arouses your interest.

You are welcome to attend two u3a sessions without commitment. If you would like to know if there are any Groups about to start up, see our Monthly News Bulletins page.

Members who are thinking of starting a Group should read the information on how to set up a new u3a group and Group Leader responsibilities on the Group Leaders page

For Potential New Members: See Benefits of Buxton U3A Membership and Safeguarding Policy

For Group Leaders: To edit your Group webpage ask for a username and password from the Webmaster

Groups listed alphabetically

  • 10 Pin Bowling
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Thursday mornings
    4th Thursday of the month January to June and September to November inclusive. Meet at Poole's Cavern car park - SK17 9DH
  • Adventures in Good Music
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Monday mornings
    10am to noon
  • Archaeology
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday mornings
    10am start - 3rd Monday of the month
  • Art - Beginners
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Tuesday mornings
    10am to noon
  • Art - Brushstrokes
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    10am to noon - except Easter, Christmas and Summer school holidays.
  • Board Games
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Thursday mornings
    9.45am
  • Books 1
    Status: Wait list only
    When: Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    10am - 3rd Tuesdays
  • Books 2
    Status: Active
    When: on Tuesday mornings
    Meet every 3rd Tuesday 1130-1300
  • Books 3
    Status: Wait list only
    When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    First Tuesday of the month at 2pm
  • Books 4
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Friday mornings
    3rd Friday of the month from 10am to noon
  • Books 5
    Status: Wait list only
    When: Monthly on Wednesday mornings
    2nd Wednesday of the month from 10am to noon
  • Bridge
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Wednesday afternoons
    1:15 to 4.15pm
  • Charabanc Outings
    Status: Active
    When: As and when, approximately monthly
  • Country Dance
    Status: Active
    When: on Thursday mornings
    2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 10am to noon
  • Creative Writing
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
    1st Monday of the month from 2pm to 4pm
  • Crochet
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Thursday afternoons
    1st and 3rd Thursday of the month between 2pm and 4pm
  • Croquet
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Monday afternoons
    12.30 to 17.30 from April to September
  • Current Affairs
    Status: Active
    When: on Tuesday afternoons
  • Cycling
    Status: Active
    When: on Monday mornings
    1st and 3rd Mondays
  • Family History
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    1st Tuesday of the month at 2pm
  • Flower Arranging
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Tuesday mornings
    10am to noon. Meet monthly - September - June
  • French Conversation
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
    2.30pm to 4pm (1.30pm - 3pm in January/February) on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Gardening for Pleasure
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Friday mornings
    Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays in the month
  • Gardening Pure & Simple
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Friday mornings
    10am start
  • German Conversation
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Tuesday mornings
    10am to noon
  • History
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Wednesday mornings
    10am - noon
  • Italian Conversation Beginners
    Status: Full
    When: Fortnightly on Thursday mornings
    10am to 11.30 or noon
  • Knit and Natter
    Status: Full
    When: Weekly on Wednesday afternoons
  • Knit and Natter 2
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Tuesday afternoons
    2pm to 4pm
  • Latin
    Status: Active
  • Model Railways
    Status: Active
  • MOTO (Members On Their Own)
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Friday afternoons
    Last Friday of the month at 2pm
  • NEW MEMBERS GET TOGETHER (previously CAMEO)
    Status: Active
    When: As and when
  • Oral History
    Status: Suspended
    When: Fortnightly on Friday mornings
    2nd & 4th Fridays from 10am to noon
  • Petanque (Boules)
    Status: Active
    When: Fortnightly on Friday mornings
    Not meeting in winter months
  • Philosophy
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
    2pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Playing the Piano
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly
    New group setting up - meeting day to be decided
  • Poetry Reading Group
    Status: Full
    When: Monthly on Monday afternoons
    2pm on 2nd Monday of the month
  • Science
    Status: Closed
    When: Monthly on Friday afternoons
    2pm to 3.30pm on the 3rd Friday of the month
  • Shakespeare
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Thursday mornings
    10am
  • Sharing Supper
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly evenings
    17th of the month
  • Short Walking Group
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    Ready to leave behind the Portland Hotel on Park Road at 9:30
  • Singing for Fun
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Monday afternoons
    12.15 - 13.25pm
  • Table Tennis - Doubles Monday
    Status: Wait list only
    When: Weekly on Monday afternoons
  • Table Tennis - Doubles Thursday
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Thursday afternoons
    2pm - 4pm
  • Table Tennis - Singles - Friday
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Friday afternoons
    2pm - 4pm
  • Ukulele Group
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Monday afternoons
    4pm to 5,30pm
  • Walks - Wednesday - Intermediate
    Status: Active
    When: Weekly on Wednesday mornings
    9.30am Meet at Poole's Cavern at 9.15am
  • Wings & Wheels (was Aviation)
    Status: Suspended
    When: Monthly on Friday mornings
    10am on the last Friday of the month
  • Write Your Own Story
    Status: Active
    When: Monthly on Friday afternoons
    3rd Friday of the month from 2pm-4pm