Beccles

Groups

Special Interest Groups Co-ordinator: Paul Gurbutt

Joining a special interest group is great way to meet like-minded people. U3A groups are all about sharing ideas and expertise. The majority of our groups welcome people with all levels of ability whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro. There are over 50 groups to choose from so why not take a look at the list below to see if something interests you?

How do I join a group?
To join a group, click on the group name in the list below and you will be taken through to the group page where you will find the name of the Convenor, dates, times and meeting venue. To email the convenor, click on the bird to the right of the page.

Do I have to be a member of Beccles U3A to join a group?
Yes. However, you can take advantage of two taster sessions to see if the group suits you before committing yourself. Out of courtesy to the group, please contact the convenor prior to attending a meeting to let him or her know you are coming.

What do I do if my special interest is not covered?
Contact the Interest Groups Co-ordinator, Paul Gurbutt. It may be that the group you are looking for is already on the proposed list.

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LATEST NEWS

Exciting New Groups News

Beginners Italian 2 - Will meet in the Friends meeting house on the first and third Mondays of the month at 2pm.

Latin - The first meeting will be in the small meeting room in the library on 13th September from 2-4 pm. Thereafter they will meet 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Archaeology - The first meeting has not been arranged yet. They intend to meet monthly on either a Wednesday or a Friday

Computer Confidence There is a significant demand for a group to be sent up to help members find their way around their computers. The difficulty has always been finding a convenor. Is there anyone out there who perhaps is a retired.I.T. technician or teacher who can help set this group up? If you do not wish to commit to fortnightly attendance, but would be willing to attend the first few meetings to help get this group off the ground, please contact the Paul Gurbutt at Interest Groups Co-Ordinator

Line Dancing - This is going ahead in the Public Hall. The first meeting will be on 31 May 9am-12noon. The Public Hall is provisionally booked for 2nd Monday am and 4th Thursday am, to link in with the Ballroom dancing group who also meet there on the other halves of these days

Wine Appreciation - This had held its first meeting. It will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month is members houses 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Cribbage - This will meet in members houses

Yoga and Meditation - Even though more than 20 people have registered an interest, this has not started yet. There is no one qualified in those interested so advice is being sought from National Office about running such a group without a qualified person present. If it is not possible to run such a group then consideration will be given to an exercise group

Beer Appreciation - This has not met yet. Those who have registered an interest will be contacted

Chess This has yet to meet. This who have registered an interest are being contacted.

MPLC - Motion Picture Licensing Corporation The Third Age Trust has purchased a licence for all the production companies covered by Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (please note this is not all production companies), a list of which can be found on their website Motion Picture Licensing company It will start on February 1st and cover you for 12 months to show films outside your homes for both educational and entertainment purposes.

Note to all Group Convenors There is a new income and expenditure form available for download on Group Income Return 2018

Groups still on the proposed list

EconomicsScottish Reel GroupChess
Beer Appreciation Wine AppreciationHistory (not local)

Page Editors Guide I have just uploaded this handy guide to editing your group web page. It will take you through most of what you need to know to log in and add information, images and files. However, if you would rather not edit your own page, please contact the Webmaster, I will be more than happy to make any changes for you.

Forms - The following forms are now available for Group Convenors

Equipment available for the use of convenors
Below is a list of equipment for the use of group convenors. These can be booked by contacting Sally Greenhill using Projector Guardian link or by phone to 715733. When collecting any equipment you will need to show your current Beccles U3A membership card, confirm your group name, and the in/out dates.

ProjectorFlip Chart
Portable ScreenDVD Player

Special Interest Groups
Below is a summary of all the special interest groups currently being offered by Beccles U3A. As you will see, several are full, however we would encourage you to contact the convenor of any group to express your interest in joining. If the group is full, we will add your name to a waiting list and start the process of setting up a second or third group.

Group List
Art Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
Full
Thursday p.m.
Full
Badminton
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Ballroom Dancing 1
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Ballroom Dancing 2
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Beccles History 1500-1900
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Beginners Italian
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Beginners Italian 2
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.Beginners Spanish 2
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.
Bridge
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Canasta
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Church Explorers
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Classical Music Appreciation 1
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Classical Music Appreciation 2
Monday a.m.
Full
Monday a.m.
Full
Coffee Morning
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Computer Appreciation
 To be confirmed
 To be confirmedCreative Writing
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Current Affairs
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Cycling
Wednesday a.m.
Full
Wednesday a.m.
Full
Digital Photography
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Dog Walking
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Drama
 Vacancies
 VacanciesDrawing and Painting
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Drawing and Painting 2
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
English Country Dancing
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Family History
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
French Conversation
 See group page
 See group page
Gardening
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
German (Intermediate Level)
Thursday p.m.
See Group page
Thursday p.m.
See Group page
Greek Modern
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Historic Walks 1
Monday p.m.
Full
Monday p.m.
Full
Historic Walks 2
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Historic Walks 3
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
History of Beccles Public Hall
 Vacancies
 VacanciesImprovers Italian
Monday a.m.
Full
Monday a.m.
Full
Improvers Spanish
Tuesday p.m.
Full
Tuesday p.m.
Full
Jazz Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Latin
Thursday p.m.
1st meeting 13 Sept 18
Thursday p.m.
1st meeting 13 Sept 18
Lunch Club
Wednesday p.m.
See group page
Wednesday p.m.
See group page
Madrigal Singing
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Medieval Beccles
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Nimble Fingers
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
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Philosophy
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Post Medieval Beccles
 See group page
 See group page
Reading Group
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Recorder Playing
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Science in the News
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Short Tennis
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Singing for Fun
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Summer Rowing
Friday p.m.
Friday Evenings 7-9
Friday p.m.
Friday Evenings 7-9
Table Tennis 1
Monday a.m.
Full
Monday a.m.
Full
Table Tennis 2
Wednesday p.m.
Full
Wednesday p.m.
Full
Theatre and Cinema Visits
 See group page
 See group page
Walking 1
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Walking 2
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Walking 3
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBeginners Spanish 2   Classical Music Appreciation 2   Improvers Italian   Table Tennis 1   Badminton   Ballroom Dancing 1   Ballroom Dancing 2   Beginners Italian 2   Creative Writing   Historic Walks 1   Madrigal Singing   Mah Jong   Medieval Beccles   Nimble Fingers  
TuesdayBeccles History 1500-1900   Family History   Historic Walks 2   Walking 1   Canasta   Improvers Spanish   Reading Group   Recorder Playing   Scrabble  
WednesdayCycling   Drawing and Painting   English Country Dancing   Beginners Italian   Digital Photography   Historic Walks 3   Jazz Appreciation   Lunch Club   Singing for Fun   Table Tennis 2  
ThursdayClassical Music Appreciation 1   Coffee Morning   Dog Walking   Drawing and Painting 2   Philosophy   Walking 2   Walking 3   Art Appreciation   Bridge   Church Explorers   Gardening   German (Intermediate Level)   Greek Modern   Latin   Science in the News   Short Tennis  
FridayCurrent Affairs   Summer Rowing