Groups

Our interest groups are run by U3A members, for members. There are no entry requirements other than a willingness to learn with others. Members can join as many groups as they like. Non-members are welcome but will be invited to join the U3A after their first session.

We now have 27 groups covering 21 topics, ranging from local history to tap-dancing. Smaller groups meet in members’ homes, while larger groups use a variety of local venues in Duns and surrounding villages.

If you couldn’t make it to our enrolment day but are interested in joining us, the table below shows all our groups and when they meet. Some of our most popular groups are full, but several aren’t. Email us if there is a group you would like to know more about.

GROUP DAY/TIME
Arts and Crafts First and Third Wednesday
2 – 4
Book Group 1 (Themed) Third Friday 2 – 4.30
Book group 2 (Themed) First Friday 2 – 4.30
Book Group 3: Crime and
detective fiction
Second Friday 2 – 4
Bridge: Improvers Fortnightly/Alternate
Thursdays 2.30 – 4.30
Bridge: Beginners Fortnightly/Alternate
Thursdays 2.30 – 4.30
Ceilidh & country
dancing
Fortnightly/Thursday 
9.30 – 11.00
Classical Music
Appreciation
Third Wednesday  2 – 4
Classical Music
Appreciation
Third Thursday  2 – 4
French Conversation First Monday 10.30 – 12
Geology First Tuesday 10 – 12
History of the Bible in
Scotland after the
Reformation
Second Wednesday
10.30 – 12
IT – The IT Crowd Weekly/Tuesday 2 – 4
Italian for beginners Fortnightly/Wednesday
4 – 5.30 pm
Italian for improvers Fortnightly/Wednesday
4 – 5.30
Latin and Classical Studies
for beginners
Third Tuesday 2 – 4
Latin and Classical Studies
for improvers
First Tuesday 2 – 4
Local History Fourth Wednesday 2 – 4
Mahjong/board games Last Thursday 7 – 9 pm
Middle East Studies First and Third Monday
10 – 12
Opera appreciation First Monday 2 – 4
Painting and Drawing Weekly/Tuesday 2 – 4
Singing for Pleasure, Happy
Together
Fortnightly/Thursday
2 – 3.30
Spanish Conversation Second and Fourth
Tuesday 10 – 12
Tap dancing Weekly/Monday 2- 3
for 6 weeks
Walking First Tuesday 1pm
Wildlife and ecology Second Wednesday 10 – 12