November 2019 


Thanks to Maxine Lewis who has set up a new MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION group.The group already has enough members, so unfortunately we cannot take new enquiries.

Angela Hindley has very kindly offered to lead a new HISTORY group, starting in the New Year. The group will meet on the last Wednesday morning of the month at a venue yet to be decided. The first study topic over the first six months will be The Tudors

We have had an offer from a member to start a HISTORY OF SCIENCE group. 

Margaret Parrish would like to re-start her ITALIAN BEGINNERS group, meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings in Roughton.

We have offers of help from two members who are fluent SPANISH speakers. If you are interested in learning or improving your Spanish let Susan Riddle know and she will see if we can get another group off the ground. Please say what level you are at. 

Please get in touch with Susan Riddle if you are interested in any of these groups.


We already have 60 interest groups that meet regularly, but your Committee would like to broaden our offering by setting up some short term ‘pop up’ groups. We know from the information you give us when you join NNU3A that we have a very talented membership. Would you consider sharing your skills with others by offering a short introductory course to a skill or topic, typically no more than eight sessions, with no commitment to starting a permanent group?.  

Edward Hackford already offers BEGINNERS CHESS lessons and two of our recent joiners have already come forward. One ioffering an introduction to ASTROLOGYa journey of self-discovery round the zodiac through an analysis of your personal birth chart. Another is willing to lead a short course on USING THE GYM.

Other suggestions:

Teaching bridge to a level when you could join the main group

Identifying wild flowers, plants and birds

An introduction to drawing or painting for people with no prior experience

Teaching a sewing or other craft skill

Tackling cryptic crosswords

Showing members how to access the NNU3A website 

Basic instruction in using a camera

An introduction to a language e.g. Latin

If you could help with any of these – or anything else that you think might appeal to our members -  please don’t be shy – get in touch with Susan Riddle and let’s see what we can do to make this happen.

Details of all groups, including information on how to get in touch with the group contacts, can be found on the Groups pages of the members’ area of our website go to and remember to log in. 

Queries re these proposed new groups to Susan Riddle

Susan Riddle 01328 855270