Interest Groups Online Groups

Concise Talks

The Concise Talks Group idea is simple: eight u3a members meet briefly weekly on Zoom, and in a nine-week rotation (one gap week), one member takes 10 to 15 minutes to tell the others something interesting, who then can discuss. Topics and all content of talks will be positive or neutral. Examples: history of cutlery, history of jigsaw puzzles, overview of a language, wild swimming or any of an effectively infinite number of possibilities.


Read an interview with group leader Stephen in the July 2023 News Extra


Every Tuesday at 7.30 pm for up to forty minutes.

Group Size & Availability

Maximum 8.

Spaces Available

How to join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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