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Chester U3A Interest Groups

If you wish to join a group:

  • Contact the group co-ordinator of the group to establish if there are any vacancies and how the group operates.
  • On your first visit to a group you will be required to show your membership card to the co-ordinator.
  • Please advise the co-ordinator if you decide that you no longer wish to belong to a group.
  • If you have any problems contacting a group, or if a group is full, please contact our

Our groups have been divided into the following categories. Please click on the appropriate link for more information about any of the groups within a particular category. With the exception of the Scrabble and Recorder Groups, all Groups meet during the day.

  • Art and Craft Groups (Art Appreciation, Collecting, Crafts, Film Appreciation, Flower Arranging, Knitting, Needlecraft, Painting)

  • Health and Leisure Groups (Crown Green Bowling, Cycling, Gardening, Golf, Holistic Therapies, Line Dancing, Racketball, Table Tennis, Walking)

  • History Groups (Family History, Film History, History, Industrial Heritage, Local History)

  • Language Groups (French, German, Italian, Spanish - numerous groups)

  • Literacy Groups (Literary Appreciation, Reading, Play Reading, Story Telling, Writing)

  • Mind Games Groups (Bridge, Canasta, Cryptic Crosswords, Current Affairs, Mahjong, Scrabble, Social Justice, Old Grumpies, Whist)

  • Music Groups (Jazz Appreciation, Music, Opera Appreciation, Singing, Ukulele)

  • Science and Nature (Ancient Wisdoms, Bird Watching, Computing, Environmental Issues, Geology, Maths, Meditation, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Popular Science Lectures, Science)

  • Occasional Groups (Heraldry)