Learning Groups

U3A Manawatu offers a comprehensive programme of learning groups. Annual membership provides access to all groups, subject to the availability of places. Note that some groups incur small charges for venue hire, materials etc.

Click for the latest version of the detailed 2019 Programme (PDF), which shows the aims, venues, times, coordinators, and contact details for each group. The document is updated with changes as the year progresses. If you wish to join a group, you should contact the group coordinator.

New groups can be added at any time. Click for guidelines in setting up a U3A group.

New Groups in 2019

  • Book Group 2
  • Russia and the West
  • Classic Ballet
  • TV Drama Series
  • Established Groups

  • Apple iPad
  • Music Appreciation 1
  • Art Appreciation 1
  • Music Appreciation 2
  • Art Appreciation 2
  • New Zealand History
  • Biography
  • Philosophy
  • Book Group 1
  • Poetry
  • British Comedy
  • Poetry for Pleasure
  • Classic Comedy
  • Railway Travel
  • Creative Writing
  • Recording and Broadcasting
  • Cryptic Crossword Beginnings
  • Science for All
  • Cryptic Crossword Challenges
  • Sketching
  • Cryptic Crosswords
  • Symposium
  • Current Affairs
  • Travel
  • For the Love of Plants
  • Video Opera
  • French Films
  • Write your Memoirs
  • Historic Documentaries
  • Writers' Marathon
  • Movies for Enthusiasts