New Groups

Would you like to be a Group Leader and set up a New Group for a pastime, interest or hobby that you have? MKU3A welcomes new groups and new ideas. Please contact the Groups Coordinator, Shirley Dewar at or telephone 07879 007513

 Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Are you interested in learning to speak German? or to brush up on your German conversation that you perhaps learned when you were at school but have not been able to practice? Are you going to visit a German speaking country and would like to learn a few German phrases???
We are looking to start a friendly new group which will meet once a month possibly on a Thursday 10-12 at    ( maybe the Central Milton Keynes Library.)
We look forward to hearing from you.
Wir freuen uns, von Ihnen zu hoeren. 
Sabine Brooks

U3A Public Speaking Group Proposal Outline by Charmaine Richardson

Group size: 10.  Possible day – Thursday.

Members:  For those who have never done any public speaking before. Basic level.


  • To find out what it feels like to stand up and speak in front of people.
  • To build confidence.

The Talks: 

  • Can be impromptu or prepared.
  • Lasting 2-3 minutes.
  • Constructive audience feedback on delivery, content etc.

Structure:  Could operate on two levels:

  1. informal
  2. formal.

Could also be progressive where improvement is monitored personally/individually.  I probably wouldn’t want it to become competitive.


  • to stand up and deliver a 5 minute presentation.

I haven’t done any public speaking as such and wouldn’t want to run it on my own.  The above are just ideas and if someone wants to take over the idea themselves that would be fine.

Charmaine Richardson

If you are interested in this Group please contact initially.

Contact:  Shirley Dewar

Email: groups@mku3a.or

Telephone: 07879 007513