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 2018 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 2018

  • Apple iPad
  • Cryptic Crossword Beginnings 2
  • Classic Comedy
  • Existentialism
  • Cryptic Crossword Beginnings 1
  • Writer's Marathon
  • Established Groups

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