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 3.45 - Hollywood Bowl
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri 3.45 - Hollywood Bowl
Ambling Group
Monday a.m.
3rd Mon 11.00
Monday a.m.
3rd Mon 11.00
Archaeology 1
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed 2:00 - Places vary
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed 2:00 - Places vary
Archaeology 2
Monday p.m.
4th Mon 2:00 - Places vary
Monday p.m.
4th Mon 2:00 - Places vary
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs - Places vary
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs - Places vary
Artists' Profiles
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tue - Basildon
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tue - Basildon
Bridge
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 2:00 - Billericay
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 2:00 - Billericay
Compleat Gardener
Tuesday 
4th Tue - Check Place/Time
Tuesday 
4th Tue - Check Place/Time
Computer Workshop
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Bulphan
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Bulphan
Crafts
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs 10:00 - Pitsea
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thurs 10:00 - Pitsea
Current Affairs Discussion
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 12:00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 12:00
Development of Middle East
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon 2:30
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon 2:30
Discovering Essex Villages
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday at 10.30
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday at 10.30
Discovery
Tuesday p.m.
Visits on various days
Tuesday p.m.
Visits on various days
Discussion & Pub Lunch 2
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 12:15 - Billericay
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 12:15 - Billericay
Drama
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 1:30 - Basildon
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 1:30 - Basildon
Economic Thoughts
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues 10:30 - Various
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues 10:30 - Various
Essex Churches
Wednesday 
4th Wed - Various Visits
Wednesday 
4th Wed - Various Visits
Essex Explorers
Monday p.m.
4th Monday 2.00
Monday p.m.
4th Monday 2.00
Essex History
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10:30 - Wickford
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10:30 - Wickford
Essex History 2
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday at 10.30
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday at 10.30
Film Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thur at 7.00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thur at 7.00
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 Thu 10:30
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu 10:30
Further French
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10:00 Places vary
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10:00 Places vary
German Conversation
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2:30
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2:30
Golf
Thursday a.m.
9.30am Thurs Places vary
Thursday a.m.
9.30am Thurs Places vary
Green Fingers
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Half Ramble
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10.00
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10.00
Jazz Appreciation
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues - Billericay
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues - Billericay
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 - 2:00 Laindon
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed - 2:00 Laindon
Music Matinee
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2:15 - Basildon
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2:15 - 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 Thur 2.30 - Billericay
Thursday p.m.
Every Thur 2.30 - Billericay
Philosophy
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday at 10.30
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday at 10.30
Photography
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 2:00 - Laindon
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 2:00 - Laindon
Poetry Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2.00
Poetry for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed 2:15 - Basildon
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed 2:15 - 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 2:00
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays 2:00
Scrabble for Fun
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Billericay
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00 - Billericay
Solo Uno Sunday
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday. Times vary
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday. Times vary
Spanish for Beginers
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues at 2.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues at 2.00pm
Table Tennis
Wednesday p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 - Hannakins Farm
Wednesday p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 - Hannakins Farm
Theatre Studies Group
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 1pm in Billericay
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 1pm in Billericay
Wine Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 3.30
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 3.30
Writing for Fun
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurs 1:30 - Billericay
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurs 1:30 - Billericay
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayAmbling Group   Essex History   Half Ramble   Literature 1   Literature 2   Patchwork & Quilting   Pétanque (Monday)   Archaeology 2   Bridge   Development of Middle East   Discussion & Pub Lunch 2   Essex Explorers   German Conversation  
TuesdayArtists' Profiles   Economic Thoughts   French Conversation   Philosophy   Railway Journeys   Discovery   Jazz Appreciation   Spanish for Beginers   Theatre Studies Group  
WednesdayComputer Workshop   Further French   Rambling   Scrabble for Fun   Archaeology 1   Music for Pleasure   Poetry for Pleasure   Table Tennis  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Crafts   French for the Rusty   Golf   Current Affairs Discussion   Drama   Film Group   Music Matinee   Pétanque (Thursday)   Photography   Poetry Appreciation   Science   Wine Appreciation   Writing for Fun  
FridayDiscovering Essex Villages   Essex History 2   Green Fingers   10 Pin Bowling  
SundaySolo Uno Sunday