Interest groups

Here’s our current list of interest groups. Click on the links for more information.

ActivitiesGardeningScience: Astronomy; Science for the lay person
Art: Art appreciation ; Art: painting & drawingHelp with IT (HIT)Short-mat carpet bowls
Birdwatching: Birdwatching; Birdwatching with a walkHistory: British history; Family history; Local historyTheatre: Theatre; Theatre (Playhouse)
CinemaLanguages: French; German; Italian; Latin; Spanish; WelshWalking: Long walks; Medium walks 1; Medium walks 2 (public transport); Short walks 1; Short walks 2; Strollers
Crafts: Crafts; Patchwork and quiltingLiterature: Books; Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; Charles Dickens appreciation;
Poetry of John Keats; Shakespeare made easy
CroquetMusic: Classical music; Sing for funWine circle
DiscussionOutings 4UYoga
Food: Luncheon; Supper clubPhotography
Games & pastimes: Board games; Chicago bridge; Cribbage; Crosswords; Games night; MahjongPsychology

Tell us if you’ve got an idea for another group.

Interest Group Coordinators: Jean Cussons (existing groups) and Pauline Greaves (new groups and courses)
Phone (Pauline Greaves): 0115 987 5259
Emails: and

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