Ayr

Groups

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A core principal of the U3A is that learning groups are set up in response to demand from members. Any member is welcome to suggest a topic of interest for a group and even just a couple of other interested members may be enough to get a new group started. Each group has a Facilitator, who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the group.

Each learning group co-operatively explores its chosen topic, using members' own interests and prior knowledge. Meetings tend to be informal, and take place wherever best meets the needs of the group, for example in a member's home, in a venue such as a coffee shop, or by arrangement in a community facility. Groups are self-managing and determine their own approach to their own learning. This could include, for example, drawing on the U3A's national pool of expertise, inviting contributions from outside experts, or the use of online learning. It could involve someone with relevant expertise acting as leader to structure the learning, but this would be a matter for the group to decide. Flexibility and the autonomy of groups are key to the whole approach.

The annual membership fee will be £20 for the year commencing April 2019 - This entitles members to join any number of learning groups. There are no further costs, other than those that may be agreed by individual groups, e.g. to cover the cost of hiring a room.

The group list below includes both active groups, i.e., those that have started meeting, and those provisionally planned for a start in 2019.

Links to further information about each group will be added to this page as the groups develop. If you would like to start an interest group email us at GroupsAyrU3A or click the envelope icon.

Group List
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
Second Thursday of the month.
Thursday a.m.
Second Thursday of the month.
Backgammon
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Baking
Friday p.m.
Monthly
Friday p.m.
Monthly
Book Group
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
Cycling
 New Group
 New GroupFamily Social History
Thursday p.m.
Thursday p.m.
French Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.Games For Fun
Wednesday p.m.
Evening group
Wednesday p.m.
Evening group
Gardening
 Various dates.
 Various dates.News Review Group
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.
Outings
 
 Philosophy
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
Practical Art beginners
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.Spanish
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
Tree Spotting
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Walking
Thursday 
Thursday 
World Lunch Club
 As agreed
 As agreed  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayTree Spotting    
TuesdayFrench Conversation   Backgammon   Book Group  
WednesdayPhilosophy   Spanish   Games For Fun   Practical Art beginners  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Family Social History  
FridayNews Review Group   Baking