Basildon & Billericay

Groups

The general idea of U3A is that members share their knowledge, skills, experience and enthusiasm - to teach themselves and each other without any need for paid teachers. Group members are both learners and teachers.

U3A interest/activity Groups depend on mutual support and the sharing of knowledge. They are formed by members with a common interest suggesting a topic, discussing together what and how they wish to learn, and then deciding on the means to achieve their aims. One of U3A's guiding principles is that learning must be primarily for fun and enjoyment. There are no examinations or qualifications, although Group members are sometimes involved in carrying out research on specific subjects in which they have an interest.

Information on Basildon & Billericay U3A's Groups and their Co-ordinators is sent to U3A members on joining and then twice a year. Our Groups Facilitator will also advise where and when each Group meets. Sometimes Groups may be full but it is still worth contacting the Group Co-ordinator to check, since a place may become available or members' names may be added to a waiting list. New interest/activity Groups may also be formed at any time, whenever there is a demand for them, say by two or three members having a common interest so if the Group you are looking for is not listed, please contact the Groups Facilitator with regard to starting a new Group.

Our 25th Anniversary Groups Review - compiled as part of our anniversary celebrations - is available to view via the Links Page and offers a 'snapshot' of the activities and achievements of Groups within our U3A in 2014.

Group Resources

The Resource Centre at the Third Age Trust National Office has a collection of material available for U3A Groups to borrow, including slides, videos, audio cassettes, CDs and DVDs on many subjects. They are available for both Group Co-ordinators and members. Contact resource.centre@u3a.org.uk or telephone 0208 315 0199.

Group List
10 Pin Bowling
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri 15:45 Hollywood Bowl
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri 15:45 Hollywood Bowl
Amble
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10:30
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10:30
Archaeology 1
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed 14:00 - Places vary
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed 14:00 - Places vary
Archaeology 2
Monday p.m.
4th Mon 14:00 - Places vary
Monday p.m.
4th Mon 14:00 - Places vary
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs All day
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs All day
Bridge
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 14:00 - Billericay
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 14:00 - Billericay
Bus Outings
Friday a.m.
1st Friday - times vary
Friday a.m.
1st Friday - times vary
Compleat Gardener
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tue - Times vary
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tue - Times vary
Computer Workshop
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Bulphan
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Bulphan
Development of Middle East
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon 14:30
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon 14:30
Discussion & Lunch 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 12.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 12.00
Discussion & Lunch 2
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 12:00 - Billericay
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 12:00 - Billericay
Drama
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 13:30 - Basildon
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 13:30 - Basildon
Economic Thoughts
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues 10:30 - Various
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues 10:30 - Various
Essex Churches
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wed - Various Visits
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wed - Various Visits
Essex History 1
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10:30 - Wickford
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10:30 - Wickford
Essex History 2
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday 10:30
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday 10:30
Essex History 3
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed pm.
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed pm.
Essex History Extra
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs pm
Essex Villages
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10:30
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10:30
Film Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 19:00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 19:00
French Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4thTues 10:00 - Basildon
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4thTues 10:00 - Basildon
French for the Rusty
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 10:30
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 10:30
Further French
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10:30 Places vary
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10:30 Places vary
German Conversation
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 14:30
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 14:30
Golf
Thursday a.m.
Every Thurs 09:30
Thursday a.m.
Every Thurs 09:30
Green Fingers
Friday a.m.
1st Friday - times vary
Friday a.m.
1st Friday - times vary
Green Fingers 2
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs times vary
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs times vary
Half Ramble
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10.30
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10.30
Jazz Appreciation
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 14.30 - Billericay
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 14.30 - Billericay
Knitting & Needlework
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday 10.30
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday 10.30
Literature 1
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:00 - Basildon
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:00 - Basildon
Literature 2
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:00 - Basildon
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:00 - Basildon
Music for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed 14:00 - Laindon
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed 14:00 - Laindon
Music Matinee
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 14:15 - Basildon
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 14:15 - Basildon
Patchwork & Quilting
Monday a.m.
4th Mon 10:00 - Bulphan
Monday a.m.
4th Mon 10:00 - Bulphan
Pétanque (Monday)
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10:15 - Billericay
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10:15 - Billericay
Pétanque (Thursday)
Thursday p.m.
Every Thurs 14:30 - Billericay
Thursday p.m.
Every Thurs 14:30 - Billericay
Philosophy
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday 10:30
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday 10:30
Photography
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 14:00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 14:00
Poetry Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 14:00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 14:00
Poetry for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed 14:00 - Basildon
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed 14:00 - Basildon
Railway Journeys
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tues 11.00 Billericay
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tues 11.00 Billericay
Rambling
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed 10:00 - Various Walks
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed 10:00 - Various Walks
Science
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays 14:00
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays 14:00
Scrabble for Fun
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Billericay
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Billericay
Singing for Pleasure
 
 Solo Uno Sunday
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 11:00
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 11:00
Spanish for Beginners I
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 14:00
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 14:00
Spanish for Beginners II
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon - 10:30
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon - 10:30
Spanish for Beginners III
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs - 10:15
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs - 10:15
Starting Family History
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues 10.30am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues 10.30am
Table Tennis
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 - 16:00 - Hannakins Farm
Wednesday p.m.
14:00 - 16:00 - Hannakins Farm
Theatre Studies Group
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 13:00 - Billericay
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 13:00 - Billericay
Walking Basketball
Wednesday a.m.
Every Weds 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
Every Weds 10.30
Wine Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 15:00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 15:00
Writing for Fun
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurs 13:30 - Billericay
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurs 13:30 - Billericay
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayAmble   Essex History 1   Half Ramble   Literature 1   Literature 2   Patchwork & Quilting   Pétanque (Monday)   Spanish for Beginners II   Archaeology 2   Bridge   Development of Middle East   Discussion & Lunch 2   German Conversation  
TuesdayCompleat Gardener   Economic Thoughts   French Conversation   Philosophy   Railway Journeys   Starting Family History   Jazz Appreciation   Spanish for Beginners I   Theatre Studies Group  
WednesdayComputer Workshop   Essex Churches   Further French   Rambling   Scrabble for Fun   Walking Basketball   Archaeology 1   Essex History 3   Music for Pleasure   Poetry for Pleasure   Table Tennis  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   French for the Rusty   Golf   Green Fingers 2   Spanish for Beginners III   Discussion & Lunch 1   Drama   Essex History Extra   Film Group   Music Matinee   Pétanque (Thursday)   Photography   Poetry Appreciation   Science   Wine Appreciation   Writing for Fun  
FridayBus Outings   Essex History 2   Essex Villages   Green Fingers   Knitting & Needlework   10 Pin Bowling  
SundaySolo Uno Sunday