One of the main benefits of joining the u3a is the opportunity to participate in our special Interest Groups which bring together members with similar interests or those looking to get into something different. We have a wide variety of interest groups running very successfully – you can use the list on this page to find out more about each one.

A group isn’t a course of study, it is a group of members learning from each other and they themselves are in control of what goes on. Sometimes there may be an external speaker or, more rarely, an expert tutor but the principle stays the same: we learn from each other.


Each group meets, on average, once or twice a month, usually in central Cardiff but occasionally in fellow members’ homes.

Meet the Groups

Look out for Meet the Groups , a session where you can come and see what groups are available and sign up.

11th October 2022 at 14:00 at the City URC


As the compère of the ‘Good Old Days’ would say: Mainly Yourselves.

Groups do not have to include an expert on the chosen subject, as all members learn from each other, or join together to research their interests. Whilst a member has to be nominated as a convenor or facilitator for each group, they are only as an administrator, that person does not have to be any more experienced in the subject of interest than the rest of the group.

All Things Welsh

2nd Friday of the month at 10.30 am

Art Appreciation

Next meeting is Friday 21st October

Book Group

2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30

Bridge Group

Mondays at 10am

Bus Pass Thursdays

Monthly on Thursdays (times vary)


2nd and 4th Wednesdays of month at 10am

Circle Dance

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of month at 11am

Coffee Morning

Fridays at 11am

Computer Group

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from Sept. 2022

Current Affairs Discussion

Fortnightly on Mondays at 10am


Times and places by arrangement

Enjoying Science Group

1st Wednesday of the month in the afternoon

Folk Singing

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 10am

French Conversation

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 11am


4th Tuesday of month at 2pm


3rd Tuesday of the month at 11am

History Group

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 2pm

Italian Conversation

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10:30am

Literature Through The Ages

4th Thursday of the month at 2pm

Music Appreciation

3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm

Philosophy and Spirituality

4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

Photography Group (Mornings)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month at 10am

Practical Photography

1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 2pm

Prose & Poetry

3rd Thursday of month at 2pm


Weekly on Wednesdays at 2pm

Singing for Pleasure

2nd and 4th Mondays of month at 1pm

Spanish Conversation

Sunday Lunch Group

1st Sunday of month at 1pm

The Inquirers

Fortnightly on Thursdays at 10:30am

The Lightroom Pantry Group

By arrangement

Walking Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of month at 10:30

Welsh – Myfyrwyr (Students)

Fridays by Zoom at 9:30am

Writers 2

Mondays at 10am fortnightly

Writers Enjoying Words

Fortnightly on Mondays at 10am

The following groups have operated in the past but are currently not active. If you are interested in helping to restart one of these groups please contact the Interest Groups coordinator.