Covid-19: With the relaxation of the rules, most of our groups have now started up again. Some are continuing virtually, whilst others have resumed face to face meetings. Please keep in contact with your leader/convenor (printable list below) and if you haven’t already done so, subscribe to the monthly  U3A National Newsletter for regular updates.

Download a printable schedule, contact details included

Group Leaders/Convenors >>>

Activity Groups & Convenors


(For more information, please click the blue links below)


Art Appreciation (SAAG)


Unfortunately, this group is now closed.

Book Club


Sylvia Downs

Last Monday, 2.00-4.00pm

Bridge Intermediate/Improvers


Carol Gibson

Weekly: Fridays 2.00pm

Canasta (1)


Hazel Burl

Weekly Wed 9.30-11.30am

Canasta (2)


Carol Gibson

Weekly,Tuesday 2.00-4.00pm

Computing & Technology


Peter Dakeyne

Bi-monthly by video conference

Discussion Group


New Convener TBC

2nd Tuesday at 10.00am

French Conversation (1)


Helen Mead

Weekly, Tuesday mornings

French Conversation (2)


Neville Cox

Alternate Wednesdays, 10.00am

Gardens & Things


Liz Power/Valerie Fazzari

3rd Thursday at 9.30am (Variable)



Linda Reynolds

3rd Tuesday, 2.00pm



Keith and Lorraine Shelton

1st Wednesday, 2.10pm

Lunch Club (1)


In abeyance

2nd Thursday, 12.30pm

Lunch Club (2)


In abeyance

4th Wednesday, 12.30pm

Lunch Club (3)


In abeyance

4th Thursday, 12.30pm

Lunch Club (Sunday)


Melanie Westenra-Hartley

3rd Sunday



Group closed, but –

follow link to see contributions.

Music – Classical


Ian Hooper

4th Tuesday at 10.00am

Myths, Legends, Story Telling


In abeyance

Painting for Pleasure


Closed waiting new convenor



Jean Roche

4th Wednesday, 2pm



Peter Dakeyne

3rd Tuesday, video conference

Play Reading (Virtual)


Maureen Wingham-Eaton

2nd Mon and 4th Mon 11.00am-12.00



Jenifer Adams

2nd & 4th Thursdays at 2.00pm



Melanie Westenra-Hartley

4th Thursday, 2.00pm

Scrabble Playing Groups


Contact Groups Coordinator

By Arrangement

Singing Group


Hilary Foster

1st & 3rd Mondays at 2.00pm

Table Tennis


Peter Dakeyne

Alternate Mondays, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Theatre Outings


New convenor required

By arrangement

Town & Village History


Unfortunately, this group is now closed. Click the link above to see visits over recent years.

Walk and Talk


Phil Webb, Keith Shelton

1st and 3rd Fridays at 9.30am

The Cake Walk (Shorter Strolls)


Anna & Robert Bradshaw

Last Friday of month

Depending on your particular interest, there is plenty of scope for other groups to be started. If you would like to be involved in something new please contact any Committee member, who will be only too pleased to help. Also for this, or more information on the Groups above, please send a message via the box at the bottom of the page..

Please note, you do have to be a member of Stowmarket U3A before you can join any of these groups..

Useful documents by the Third Age Trust for Group Convenors, updated 2017

Group Convenors (TAT 2017)

Interest Groups (TAT 2017)