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 via the bird. It may be that the group you are looking for is already on the proposed list.

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LATEST NEWS

Group Grants If your group is in need of a little financial help, you may be able to take advantage of a Group Grant. Find out more about it by reading the Group Grants Notes then download the Group Grants Application

Groups News

Archaeology - Archaeology - there will be a meeting shortly to discuss how to take the group forward. Present at this meeting will be someone who has experience of digging test pits around Loddon . Those interested are being canvassed for a suitable date

Computer Confidence We are still looking for someone who can help take this forward. We have the opportunity to use some school computer during term time for sessions. We do have experience of running a iPad group from which people come and go depending on their needs and what they want to learn. If you think you can help, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator via the ‘bird’ on this page.”

Cribbage - this group will resume in October after summer holidays

Yoga - we have been advised not to run such a group without a qualified person in the group

Groups still on the proposed list

EconomicsScottish Reel GroupHistory (not local)

Information

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 convenors and co-convenors There will be a lunch on 7 September in the Public Hall from 1pm-3pm. Invitations will be coming via the new group support people. The convenor’s handbook is being updated and amendments should be issued this autumn

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
Cribbage
Monday a.m.
11-1
Monday a.m.
11-1
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
 Vacancies
Drawing 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 pageGardening
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
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
Improvers 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
Line Dancing
Monday a.m.
9-12
Monday a.m.
9-12
Line Dancing 2
Thursday a.m.
9-12
Thursday a.m.
9-12
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
Page Editing
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Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Post Medieval Beccles
 See group page
 See group pageReading 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 Mornings 10-12
Friday p.m.
Friday Mornings 10-12
Table Tennis
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
Wine Appreciation
Friday 
Evening
Friday 
Evening
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBeginners Spanish 2   Classical Music Appreciation 2   Cribbage   Improvers Italian   Line Dancing   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  
ThursdayClassical Music Appreciation 1   Coffee Morning   Dog Walking   Drawing and Painting 2   Line Dancing 2   Philosophy   Walking 2   Walking 3   Art Appreciation   Bridge   Church Explorers   Gardening   Greek Modern   Latin   Science in the News   Short Tennis  
FridayCurrent Affairs   Summer Rowing