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.

Smaller groups meet in members’ homes, while larger groups use a variety of local venues in Duns and surrounding villages.

After a very successful first year, our 2019/20 groups have now been finalised. The table below lists the groups planned for 2019/20. Our enrolment day is Monday 9th September, so come along to Duns Parish Church Hall** between 10am and 3pm to meet the members and choose the sessions you’d like to become involved in. Our most popular classes are continuing, and new ones have been added.

**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR ENROLMENT DAY. IT IS NOW TAKING PLACE IN DUNS PARISH CHURCH HALL.

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 – 4.30
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 (time to be
arranged)
Mahjong/board games Last Thursday 7 – 9 pm
Middle East Studies First and Third Monday
10 – 12
Opera appreciation First Monday 2.30 – 4.30
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