Ambleside & District

Overview of groups

Groups are no longer meeting normally during the Covid-19 crisis

However the U3A has purchased the enhanced Zoom account in order to facilitate Group meetings during this period of lockdown. For those familiar with Zoom, this means that if you want to have a group Zoom meeting through this account, you will no longer be limited to 40 minute meetings.

Coordinators have been sent details of how to use the account by Nigel Nixon and are encouraged to use it for U3A meetings.

Currently the following groups are known to be meeting via Zoom:

  • Climate Change (occasionally)
  • Learning Spanish Together
  • Local History
  • Science & Technology (joint meetings with Skiddaw and West Lakes)
  • Writing

The following are meeting outside in groups of no more than six when Covid-19 regulations allow:

  • Climbing & Scrambling
  • Geology Field Trips
  • Social Walking B & C

There is no formal group membership and all A&D U3A members are welcome to attend meetings of any group. However you are advised to contact the organiser before going to a meeting in case of last minute changes. Many coordinators use Beacon to contact "group members" (regular attenders) and you can become a "group member" using the Beacon portal. Click on the Beacon button above for details.

You can obtain more information about each group's meetings and activities and the name of the coordinator on their web page by clicking on the relevant link in the table below. Coordinators' contact details are in the newsletter.

Several groups now maintain their own web pages. In this case the name of their page editor is given on the group's page. All of them welcome additions and comments about their web pages, including reports and photographs of group activities.

We always welcome suggestions for new groups, either from existing members or those thinking of joining who would like to see other activities. We are always interested to hear from anyone prepared to lead a subject.

Group List
Art and Handicrafts
Wednesday p.m.
1:45 Ladyholme fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
1:45 Ladyholme fortnightly
Bridge at Marchesi
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Bridge at Skelwith
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Climate Change
Friday p.m.
Meeting via Zoom
Friday p.m.
Meeting via Zoom
Climbing and Scrambling
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Crosswords
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Cultural History
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Discussion
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday
French Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
First and third Wednesdays
Wednesday p.m.
First and third Wednesdays
Gardens
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday
Geology
Friday a.m.
Third Friday
Friday a.m.
Third Friday
High Fells & Scrambles
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Holidays
 Occasional events
 Occasional eventsLearning Spanish Together
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Local History
Monday p.m.
Third Monday
Monday p.m.
Third Monday
Mah-jong & Rummikub
Thursday p.m.
First Thursday
Thursday p.m.
First Thursday
Music
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday
Natural History
Tuesday a.m.
First Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
First Tuesday
Photography
Tuesday p.m.
Second Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Second Tuesday
Play Reading
Thursday p.m.
Third Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Third Thursday
Pub Lunches
Wednesday a.m.
Second and fourth Weds
Wednesday a.m.
Second and fourth Weds
Reading
Wednesday p.m.
First Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
First Wednesday
Science & Technology
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday
Social Walking B & C
Tuesday a.m.
Except first Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Except first Tuesday
Social Walking D
Tuesday a.m.
Third Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Third Tuesday
Spanish Conversation
Monday a.m.
First and third Mondays
Monday a.m.
First and third Mondays
Table Tennis
 Weekly Mondays and Thursdays
 Weekly Mondays and ThursdaysTheatre/Concert
 Occasional activities
 Occasional activities
Ukulele
Wednesday p.m.
Last Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Last Wednesday
Writing
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday
Zoom Reading Group