Beckenham

Interest Groups

We have many 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.Those groups shown in blue have a link to an additional page of information.

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.

A number of groups meet 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 by members is encouraged. Larger groups may hire a local hall and there is a small charge to cover the cost and any other expenses, such as for speakers.

A booklet with details of all groups and contacts is sent to 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.
Not meeting at present
Tuesday a.m.
Not meeting at present
BADMINTON
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly week varies
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly week varies
BOOK GROUP VIA ZOOM
Thursday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Thursday p.m.
Monthly week 1
BOOK READING FOR PLEASURE
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 1
BOOK READING: CRIME BOOK CLUB
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week 1
BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION
Thursday p.m.
Monthly last week
Thursday p.m.
Monthly last week
BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #1
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #2
Saturday p.m.
Weekly (also Sat)
Saturday p.m.
Weekly (also Sat)
BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
CRAFTS
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week varies
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly week varies
DISCUSSION
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 3
EXCURSIONS
 Various
 Various
FRINGE THEATRE
 Various
 VariousGARDEN VISITS
 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
Thursday a.m.
Monthly week 1
KEEP FIT
Monday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley
Monday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley
LEARNING TO BE RETIRED COURSE
 (with Bromley U3A)
 (with Bromley U3A)
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
LUNCH CLUB
Sunday p.m.
Monthly
Sunday p.m.
Monthly
MAH JONG #1
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 3
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 3
MAH JONG #2
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 4
Friday a.m.
Monthly week 4
MAH JONG #3-Beginners
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 1
Monday p.m.
Monthly week 1
MARQUETRY
Thursday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley U3A
Thursday p.m.
Weekly with Bromley U3A
MINDFULNESS Group 1
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
MINDFULNESS Group 2
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
MUSIC OF THE 60s
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 1
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 1
PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE
 Monthly
 Monthly
PIANO & INSTRUMENTAL DUETS
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 2 with Orpington
Monday a.m.
Monthly week 2 with Orpington
POETRY #1
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 4
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly week 4
POETRY #2
 Monthly, day variable
 Monthly, day variableRUMMIKUB
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
THEATRE CLUB-Matinees
 Various
 Various
WALKING FOR HEALTH #1
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
WALKING FOR HEALTH #2
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayMUSIC OF THE 60s   PIANO & INSTRUMENTAL DUETS   WALKING FOR HEALTH #1   BOOK READING FOR PLEASURE   KEEP FIT   MAH JONG #3-Beginners   MINDFULNESS Group 1   WATERCOLOUR PAINTING  
TuesdayART & VISITS TO GALLERIES   DISCUSSION   LONDON BY BUS #1   LONDON BY BUS #2   POETRY #1   BOOK READING: CRIME BOOK CLUB   CRAFTS   MINDFULNESS Group 2   RUMMIKUB  
Wednesday BADMINTON   BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS  
ThursdayHISTORY   LOCAL HISTORY   LONDON WALKS #1   BOOK GROUP VIA ZOOM   BOOK READING: CRIME FICTION   BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #1   HANDBELLS   MARQUETRY  
FridayLONDON WALKS #2   MAH JONG #1   MAH JONG #2   WALKING FOR HEALTH #2   SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE  
Saturday BRIDGE (SOCIAL) #2  
Sunday LUNCH CLUB