Bearsted & District

Groups

WELCOME to the Groups page.

There are now a variety of groups from which to choose.

Scroll down the page to see them

Would you like to learn more about something and are prepared to work with others to do so? It is all about sharing learning experiences. Bearsted & District U3A, like other U3As, is a learning co-operative which draws upon the knowledge, experience and skills of its own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. The teachers learn and the learners teach.
Each group is led by members with the relevant knowledge, experience or just enthusiasm for the subject. Click the Group name in the Group List below for more information or the SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Link for a schedule of meetings each month.
To join a group click the blue pigeon Send a Message button in the top right hand corner of this page to send a message to our Interest Groups Co-ordinator Jenny or the Groups Co-ordinator of the group concerned. You can also contact them at a monthly meeting. It will be helpful to mention your Membership Number when making contact.
In some cases, groups are so popular that they are over-subscribed (marked with a grey background). If you wish to join such a group place your name on a waiting list by contacting the Interest Groups Co-ordinator using the "Send a Message" botton at the top of this page. When there is a sufficient number on the waiting list, a new group can be formed. Full details of any additional group will be given on the Website and at monthly General Meetings.
Could you start a new Group? With an expanding membership, U3A Bearsted and District would like some more ideas for new groups. Please contact our Interest Groups Co-ordinator Jenny to offer assistance or to suggest a new group. We are always interested to receive new ideas for groups and would like to hear from anyone wishing to get a new group established.
Have you considered becoming a Group Coordinator? You may have a special skill you could share with others or an interest in a particular subject and would like to explore it together with others with the same interest. You may have a brilliant idea for a new group but are unsure how to start. You may not be able to host the meetings in your house, but could still organise them.
If any of the above applies to you, or you would like more information, then please contact Jenny the Interest Groups Co-ordinator.
As a matter of courtesy, if you are unable to attend a meeting, please let the Group Co-ordinator know. Likewise if you decide a group isn’t for you, please tell the Group Co-ordinator.
See the DIARY page for up to date details of Group meetings and EVENTS and NEW GROUPS for latest plans.
Group Coordinators Reports may be read by clicking Groups Newsletter August 2018 link in the Links panel at the side of this page.
Please remember that to sign up for any of our interest groups you must be a member of Bearsted & District U3A.

For the Groups below

New Groups are indicated by a yellow background

Groups with space for more members to join have a white background

Groups without space for new members are indicated by a grey background

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Group List
Ancient History 1
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of the month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of the month
Ancient History 2
Wednesday a.m.
First Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
First Wednesday of the month
Armchair Travellers Club
Tuesday p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month
Art
Friday p.m.
Second Friday of the month
Friday p.m.
Second Friday of the month
Art Appreciation
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday of the month
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday of the month
Badminton
Thursday p.m.
1st,3rd & 4th Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
1st,3rd & 4th Thursdays
Bird Watching
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday of the month
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday of the month
Book Group 1
Tuesday p.m.
Second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
Second Tuesday of the month
Book Group 2
Friday a.m.
First Friday of the month
Friday a.m.
First Friday of the month
Book Group 3
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday of the month
Thursday a.m.
Third Thursday of the month
Book Group 4
Monday p.m.
Every Third Monday
Monday p.m.
Every Third Monday
Bridge
Friday p.m.
Friday p.m.
Computer / Tablet
 Occasional Workshops
 Occasional WorkshopsCryptic Crosswords Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday AM
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday AM
Current Affairs 1
Monday a.m.
First Monday of the month
Monday a.m.
First Monday of the month
Current Affairs 2
Wednesday a.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Enjoying Opera
Tuesday 
3rd Tuesday of the month
Tuesday 
3rd Tuesday of the month
Family History 1
Tuesday a.m.
Second Tuesday of the month
Tuesday a.m.
Second Tuesday of the month
Family History 3
Friday p.m.
Fourth Friday of the month
Friday p.m.
Fourth Friday of the month
Foodies
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
French - Intermediate
Tuesday p.m.
First Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
First Tuesday of the month
Gardening
Thursday a.m.
Fourth Thursday of the month
Thursday a.m.
Fourth Thursday of the month
Gardening 2
Monday p.m.
4th Monday of the Month
Monday p.m.
4th Monday of the Month
Geology
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Second Wednesday of the month
Group Co-ordinators
 Information for Group Co-ordin
 Information for Group Co-ordinHistory
Wednesday p.m.
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Italian - Improvers
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday of month
Italian - Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Local History 1
Tuesday p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
Third Tuesday of the month
Local History 2
Wednesday p.m.
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Lunch Bunch
Tuesday p.m.
Fourth Tuesday of the month
Tuesday p.m.
Fourth Tuesday of the month
Mah Jong
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday of the month
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday of the month
Members On Their Own 1
Saturday a.m.
Saturday a, by arrangement
Saturday a.m.
Saturday a, by arrangement
Members On Their Own 2
Saturday a.m.
Fourth Saturday plus by arrang
Saturday a.m.
Fourth Saturday plus by arrang
Music Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Old Clock Restoration
 Various
 Various
OMG
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 5th Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 5th Tuesday of month
Outings
 see the EXTRA page
 see the EXTRA page
Photography
Tuesday a.m.
First Tuesday of the month
Tuesday a.m.
First Tuesday of the month
Play Reading
Monday p.m.
1st Monday of the month
Monday p.m.
1st Monday of the month
Read It Aloud 1
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Read It Aloud 2
Wednesday p.m.
First Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
First Wednesday of the month
Recorder
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Scrabble 1
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of the month
Scrabble 2
Thursday p.m.
Third Thursday of the month
Thursday p.m.
Third Thursday of the month
Singing For Fun
Wednesday p.m.
First Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday p.m.
First Wednesday of the Month
Spanish
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the mon
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the mon
Spanish Beginners
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Table Tennis
Monday a.m.
Every Monday Morning
Monday a.m.
Every Monday Morning
Table Tennis 2
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wednesday of the month
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wednesday of the month
Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Transport and Machines
Wednesday p.m.
Every Third Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Every Third Wednesday
Ukulele For Fun
Wednesday p.m.
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Wednesday p.m.
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Walking
Thursday a.m.
First Thursday of the month
Thursday a.m.
First Thursday of the month