Beckenham

Interest Groups

PLEASE NOTE THAT GROUPS ARE NOT MEETING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS, ALTHOUGH SOME ARE IN CONTACT USING ZOOM OR OTHER MEANS (see the list below - note this may change as restrictions change or groups change their means of contact).

We have over 40 groups and offer a range of activities to members (subject to change and availability), as shown in the list below. Members learn from each other, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience.

People with a lifetime of experience, expertise and know-how in occupations, professions or through hobbies are encouraged to form interest groups and share their knowledge with fellow members. We encourage members to organise their own activities in a variety of subjects. So if you have a particular interest in a subject not included, we offer assistance with starting a group.

Usually (but not during the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions) we have a number of groups meeting in members' homes; so the size of these groups is limited and therefore there may be a waiting list. The setting up of additional interest groups is strongly encouraged, but is dependent on existing or new members to form another group. Larger groups may hire a local hall and there is a small charge to cover the cost and speakers' expenses.

A booklet with details of all groups and contacts is sent to all new members on joining.

To join a group, you will need to be a member of Beckenham U3A (unless you are a member of Bromley U3A or Orpington U3A and it is a shared group). Please see the Welcome page of this website for a link to the Membership Application form to print out and complete.

Group List
ART & VISITS TO GALLERIES
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate months week 2
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate months week 2
ART APPRECIATION
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
BADMINTON
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
BOOK GROUP VIA ZOOM
Thursday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Thursday p.m.
Monthly week 1
BOOK READING ALL FICTION
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
BOOK READING FOR PLEASURE
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 2
BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 4
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 4
BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION 2
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION 3
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 3
BOOK READING: Orpington #6
Thursday p.m.
Last Thurs Monthly
Thursday p.m.
Last Thurs Monthly
BOWLS
 Various
 VariousBRIDGE (DUPLICATE)
Tuesday p.m.
weekly with Bromley U3A
Tuesday p.m.
weekly with Bromley U3A
BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #1
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #2
Thursday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
Thursday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
BRISK WALKING
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 3
CANASTA
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 2
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 2
CARD MAKING
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 4 (now via post)
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 4 (now via post)
CRAFTS
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS ESTABLISHED
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS IMPROVERS
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly week 4
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly week 4
DISCUSSION FOR ALL
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 3
EXCURSIONS
 Various
 VariousFRENCH CONVERSATION
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 2 & 3
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 2 & 3
FRENCH LITERATURE ADVANCED
Friday a.m.
Bi-weekly with Bromley U3A
Friday a.m.
Bi-weekly with Bromley U3A
GARDENING (OUTINGS)
 Monthly various days
 Monthly various days
HANDBELLS
Thursday p.m.
Week 2 & 4 with Orpington
Thursday p.m.
Week 2 & 4 with Orpington
HISTORY
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 1 (now via Zoom)
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 1 (now via Zoom)
LADIES KEEP FIT
Monday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley
Monday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley
LITERARY DISCUSSION
Thursday p.m.
Monthly week 3
Thursday p.m.
Monthly week 3
LOCAL HISTORY
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 3
LONDON BY BUS #1
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate months week 1
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate months week 1
LONDON BY BUS #2
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate months week 1
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate months week 1
LONDON WALKS #1
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 4
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 4
LONDON WALKS #2
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 2
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 2
LONDON WALKS #3
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly week 3
LUNCH CLUB #1
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
LUNCH CLUB #2
Sunday p.m.
Monthly
Sunday p.m.
Monthly
MAH JONGG #1-Beginners
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 3
MAH JONGG #2-Experienced
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 4
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 4
MAH JONGG #3-Experienced
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 2
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 2
MAH JONGG #4-Beginners
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 1
MAH-JONGG #5-Beginners
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 2
MARQUETRY
Thursday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley U3A
Thursday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley U3A
MEDITATION/RELAXATION
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 1
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 1
MINDFULNESS Group 1
Monday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
Monday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
MINDFULNESS Group 2
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly (now via Zoom)
MINDFULNESS Group 3
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
MUSIC OF THE 60s
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 1
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 1
PIANO & INSTRUMENTAL DUETS
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 2 with Orpington
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 2 with Orpington
PLAY READING
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 3
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 3
POETRY
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 4
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 4
PUB LUNCHES
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 4
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 4
RUMMIKUB #1 NON-BEGINNERS
Friday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Friday p.m.
Monthly week 1
RUMMIKUB #2 NON-BEGINNERS
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly week 3
RUMMIKUB #3 BEGINNERS
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 4
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 4
RUMMIKUB #4
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 2
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 2
SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Friday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Friday p.m.
Monthly week 1
SCRABBLE
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
THEATRE CLUB-Evenings
 Various
 Various
THEATRE CLUB-Matinees
 Various
 VariousWALKING FOR FITNESS #1
Monday a.m.
Bi-weekly Mon & Fri
Monday a.m.
Bi-weekly Mon & Fri
WALKING FOR FITNESS #2
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
WATERCOLOUR
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayMEDITATION/RELAXATION   MUSIC OF THE 60s   PIANO & INSTRUMENTAL DUETS   WALKING FOR FITNESS #1   BOOK READING FOR PLEASURE   LADIES KEEP FIT   MAH JONGG #4-Beginners   MAH-JONGG #5-Beginners   MINDFULNESS Group 1   MINDFULNESS Group 3   PLAY READING   RUMMIKUB #3 BEGINNERS   WATERCOLOUR  
TuesdayART & VISITS TO GALLERIES   DISCUSSION FOR ALL   LONDON BY BUS #1   LONDON BY BUS #2   POETRY   BADMINTON   BOOK READING ALL FICTION   BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION 1   BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION 2   BRIDGE (DUPLICATE)   CANASTA   CARD MAKING   CRAFTS   CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS ESTABLISHED   FRENCH CONVERSATION   MINDFULNESS Group 2   PUB LUNCHES   RUMMIKUB #4   SCRABBLE  
WednesdayART APPRECIATION   LONDON WALKS #3   BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS   CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS IMPROVERS   RUMMIKUB #2 NON-BEGINNERS  
ThursdayBOOK READING: CRIME FICTION 3   HISTORY   LOCAL HISTORY   LONDON WALKS #1   BOOK GROUP VIA ZOOM   BOOK READING: Orpington #6   BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #2   HANDBELLS   LITERARY DISCUSSION   LUNCH CLUB #1   MARQUETRY  
FridayBRISK WALKING   FRENCH LITERATURE ADVANCED   LONDON WALKS #2   MAH JONGG #1-Beginners   MAH JONGG #2-Experienced   MAH JONGG #3-Experienced   WALKING FOR FITNESS #2   BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #1   RUMMIKUB #1 NON-BEGINNERS   SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE  
Sunday LUNCH CLUB #2