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 2021 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 2021

  • Collectors' Circle
  • Exploring Words
  • Hidden Memories
  • Jazz and Big Band
  • Mahjong
  • Truth in the Western Tradition
  • Established Groups

  • Apple iPad
  • Music Appreciation 2
  • Art Appreciation 1
  • New Zealand History
  • Art Appreciation 2
  • Philosophy
  • Biography
  • Photography
  • Book Group 1
  • Poetry for Pleasure
  • Book Group 2
  • Railway Travel
  • British Comedy
  • Recording and Broadcasting
  • Classic Ballet
  • Science for All
  • Classic Comedy
  • Silver Screen Selections
  • Cryptic Crossword Beginnings
  • Sketching
  • Cryptic Crosswords 1
  • Symposium
  • Cryptic Crosswords 2
  • Travel
  • Cryptic Crossword Challenges
  • Travel Writing
  • Current Affairs
  • TV Drama Series (Comedy)
  • Democracy and Populism
  • WFPB Lunch
  • For the Love of Plants
  • Write Your Memoirs
  • Historic Documentaries
  • Write Our Memoirs Too
  • Music Appreciation 1