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.


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

3rd Thursday of the month at 1.45pm

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

Change and Transition in the Third Age

2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10am

Circle Dance

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of month at 11am

Coffee Morning

Fridays at 11am

Craft and Card-Making

4th Friday of the month at 11am

Current Affairs Discussion

Fortnightly on Mondays at 10.30am


Times and places by arrangement.

Debating Society


Digital matters

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2pm

Dungeons and Dragons

2nd Wed & 4th Friday of the Month

Enjoying Science

1st Wednesday of the month at 2pm

Events and Outings



Third Monday of the month at 1.30pm

Folk Singing

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

French Conversation

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

French Conversation for Beginners

First and third Tuesday of the month at 2pm


4th Tuesday of month at 2pm

German Conversation

3rd Tuesday of the month at 11am

History Group

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 2pm

Italian Conversation

1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:30am

Literature Through the Ages

4th Thursday of the month at 2pm

Local History

3rd Friday of the month

Mahjong and Scrabble

2nd Tuesday of the month at 11.30am

Music Appreciation

3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm

Painting for Pleasure

1st and 3rd Wednesday at 11am

Philosophy and Spirituality

4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

Photography Group (Mornings)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 10am

Practical Photography

1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 2pm

Prose & Poetry

3rd Thursday of month at 2pm


Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 2pm

Singing for Pleasure

2nd and 4th Mondays of month at 1pm

Slow Train Coming

1st Thursday of the month

Spanish Conversation

Wednesdays at 10.30am

Sunday Lunch Group

1st Sunday of month at 1pm

Tabletop Games

1st Friday of the month at 10.30am

The Inquirers

Fortnightly on Thursdays at 10:30am

The Lightroom Pantry Group

By arrangement


2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 10.30am

Walking Group

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

Welsh – Cymraeg

Every Tuesday at 10.30am


Alternate Thursday mornings at 11 am

Writers Enjoying Words

Fortnightly on Mondays at 10am