Interest Groups

All Interest Group Members must be current financial members of Wellington City U3A

Anyone interested in leading/forming a New Group please contact Alan Wright 021 170 8540 or

Antiques Group

This group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am at Gaynor Stewart’s home on The Terrace.
Contact: Doug Helps 232 4881 or

Art History Group
Meets on alternate Thursdays from 10.30 am to 12 noon at St Andrews church on the Terrace in the Common Room.
Contact: Peter Stupples 021 059 4164 or

Book Group 1
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month, on The Terrace at 10.30 am.
Contact: Elizabeth Moles 387 9293 or This group is currently full.

Book Group 2
Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10 am – 12 noon at members’ homes. The members are mainly from the Northern and Western suburbs.
Contact: Sheila Williams 479 2226 or This group is currently full.

Book Group 3
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 2.00 pm in Oriental Bay.
Contact: Pamela Jefferies 801 6620 or This group is currently full. Contact Pamela if you wish to go on the waiting list or start another group in the Eastern suburbs.

Book Group 4
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 am – 12 noon at members’ homes. Members are mainly from the Northern Suburbs. Format: The host for the next meeting chooses a genre for that meeting. Each member reads any book they like in that genre, and reviews their book at the meeting for the other members. If you’re interested in joining the group, please get in touch with Sue Fish.
Contact: Sue Fish. Mobile: 027 327 3633 or email:

Current Issues
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 10.00 am in the Burma Lounge, Malvina Major Village, 134 Burma Road, Johnsonville.
Contact: Michael Hodgen 478 6303 or

Film Group
Meets on the third Saturday of the month (daytime) at the Penthouse cinema with the film followed by a discussion at the café. New members welcome.
Contacts: Colleen McClymont 027 527 7202 or Bob McClymont 027 527 7203 or

Film Group – Mid-Week
Catches a film this year on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, usually at Lighthouse Cuba, but will go further afield to Penthouse or Roxy to catch a better film. Times vary but aim at early afternoon after the Tues lecture and with opportunity for discussion after each film. Members are notified before each, and are free to attend as many or few films as they wish.
Contacts: for the first Tuesday, Suzanne Blumhardt on 384 7046 or and for the third, Aidan Kay on or 021 0282 2082.

German Conversation
This friendly group will meet at 10.30 am on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in members’ homes. New members welcome.
Contact: Diana Barnes 479-2947 or

Music Appreciation Group
We meet on alternate Thursdays from 10 am until 12 noon (excepting the winter school holiday) at St Ninians Church, Karori. All welcome and morning tea/coffee/biscuits provided. Each meeting a member presents music on a topic chosen by them. The music is mostly classical, but does not have to be. Doing a presentation is entirely voluntary, and it is not necessary to know lots about music, just to enjoy it. Recent subjects have included brass bands, the French horn, songs from movies, TV themes, composers Carl Nielsen and Antonin Dvorak, Member’s Choice and singing in a choir by guest speaker Simon Nathan. The first topic for 2020 will be “The Art of the Movie Soundtrack”.

Dates for 2020 are: Semester 1: Feb 13 & 27, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, July 2. Semester 2: July 30, Aug 13 & 27, Sep 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19, Dec 3 .
Contact: David Barker, 021 376 660 or

Philosophy Group
Meets in the Common Room, St Andrew’s Church, The Terrace (outside ramp), twice a month on first and third Mondays at 2.30 pm. We are currently looking at philosophers of the twentieth century. We are currently full.
Contact: Mark MacCallum 0225823916 or

Performing Music Group
New members welcome.
Contact: Jennifer Timmings 479 5325 or

Shakespeare Studies
Meets on alternate Wednesdays at St Andrew’s Centre, 30 The Terrace from 10.30 am until 12 noon. Numbers are limited to 10.
Contact: Roger Chapman 021 037 5622 or

Walking Group One
Meets at the Wharewaka (beside the lagoon on the waterfront) at 9.45 am every Monday morning. All U3A members welcome, no need to call – we’d welcome you for a social walk and talk and, of course, coffee at the end. We explore historic, nature and cultural places around the city.
Contact: David Cropp 027 657 0666 or

Walking Group Two
Longer walks (Monday mornings 9.30 am to 12 noon approx.), around and about Wellington during the year with casual inner city walks over January. Walks usually end at a café for an optional coffee. On the second Monday of each month a longer walk of up to four hours is scheduled. As our members are all reasonably fit a good degree of fitness is expected. Transport is usually based around Gold Card times with carpooling when necessary. This group is currently full.
Contact: Paul Armstrong 476 6965 or

New Groups

Anyone interested in leading/forming a New Group please contact Alan Wright 021 170 8540 or