There are over 25 Salford u3a groups to attend. Due to the pandemic restrictions, many of these are now meeting by zoom – please click on the links below for further information on any groups you may be interested in joining.

For general information please contact John Newton, our Salford u3a Group Co-ordinator.

To contact John or any group convenor/zoom host, please email marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: name/job title’. Or call/text on 07375 779023.


The UK Government has now removed pandemic-related restrictions meaning that it is legally permissible for groups to reconvene.

Outdoor groups have where possible been meeting for several weeks now, though in many cases are not yet in a position to pull together their 2021 programmes. Indoor groups are not currently able (as at 19 July) to meet face-to-face as their traditional venues have not yet been made available to the public and we await further news on this.

We recognise that attitudes to reconvening will vary across our members with some eager to do so and others more hesitant. We enthusiastically welcome back all those who choose to attend whilst fully respecting those who prefer to bide their time. As a courtesy to others, those who do attend meetings and events are encouraged to follow all relevant public health advice prevailing at the time, eg wearing of face masks in enclosed indoor spaces. Further information can be found at:

It remains the case that any member who is feeling ill, displaying COVID-19 symptoms, has received a positive test result in the past 10 days or has been instructed to isolate must NOT participate in u3a meetings, trips and events. Any member who subsequently tests positive (within 7 days of attending) is asked to advise their group convenor(s) or meeting organisers so that all other attendees may be informed.

Art AppreciationBeverley RobinsonVarious4th Wednesday of the month
BackgammonJohn LambertEccles Gateway2-4pm, alternate Thursdays
Bird WatchingGwyn DaviesSt. Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley10.15am, alternate Mondays
Book ClubsMarjorie Gee (1)  
Diana Battersby (2)
Lynda Pearson (3)
Zoom4-5pm (Club 1), 12-1pm (Club 2) and 11-12noon (Club 3), 1st Wednesday of the month
BridgeAndy ScuttSt. Paul’s Community Centre, Walkden2-4pm, Thursday
Exploring Greater ManchesterJudith GibsonVarious2nd Tuesday of the month, usually 10.30am
Family HistoryDebra CharnleyEccles Library10.15am-12.15pm, 2nd Wednesday each month
French IntermediateMary McBrideZoom2-4pm alternate Wednesdays
GardeningSheila ThomasZoom11-12 noon, last Tuesday of the month
Italian BeginnersMary McBrideZoom4-5pm Thursdays, starting 25 Feb until 15 Apr 2021
HandicraftJeanette DuffyWalkden Gateway10.30-12.30pm, on 2nd Thursday of every month.
Local HistoryChristine WhitefootZoom11am-12.30pm, alternate Wednesdays
Luncheon GroupJudith GibsonVarious11-12 noon, 4th Thursday each month
Mah JongMartin Maynard & Merlyn ReidSt. Paul’s Community Centre, Walkden2-4pm, Thursday
Paint and SketchSusan JonesWalkden Gateway
(room 1)
1-3pm, alternate Mondays
PhotographyGuy BesleySwinton Gateway or out and about11am-1pm, 3rd Wednesday of the month
Play ReadingAnn TealeWinton Library2-3.30pm, alternate Fridays
PoetryBill NewhamZoom10-12 noon, 2nd Friday of the month
QuiltingIrene Waterhousecontact convenor10am, alternate Tuesdays
Quiz 1Carole BowlerWalkden Gateway
10.30am-12.30pm, 3rd Wednesday of the month
Quiz 2Alan CorbettEccles Gateway2-4pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month
ScienceGeoff AnthonySt Paul’s community centre, Walkden2pm, 4th Tuesday of the month
ScrabbleJean AddyEccles Gateway2-4pm, alternate Tuesdays
Table TennisPam McMahonBeesley Green Community Centre3-4.30pm alternate Tuesdays
TheatreLinda WeirWalkden Gateway11.15-12noon, 1st Wednesday of the month
Walking with DogsBeverley RobinsonVarioustba
¬ Local WalksBrian BriggsAt the start of the chosen walk1pm, alternate Mondays
¬ Long WalksHazel Walker/Joy Strangeways (gentle)St. Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley10am, alternate Mondays
¬ Short WalksBrian PearsonSt. Mark’s Church Car Park, Worsley1pm, alternate Mondays