Bolton

Groups

Our interest groups are organised and led by our own members and may be monthly, fortnightly or weekly depending on the subject. They are held at an accessible venue, mostly in Bolton town centre, or alternatively at the Group Leader's own home and normally run from September to June, excepting the Christmas period.

There is not really a limit to the number of groups you may join if the timetable allows – the only factors are your own time and availability of places.

We are always on the look-out for new and interesting topics, and from time to time we need replacement group leaders to take over an existing group. Members are encouraged to propose topics for new groups at any time. You do not always have to be an expert, as many of our groups proceed on the basis of members mutually helping each other's learning. Equally, groups do not have to be run by one individual – some are run by pairs of friends or could even be run by a small sub-committee. Group Leaders are actively supported by our Group Leaders' Co-ordinator and a great deal of help and guidance is available for anyone interested in running or taking over a group. This includes, if an unfortunate incident should occur, how to deal with complaints and grievances. Initial information can be found in the Group Leaders\' Handbook.

Beginners' classes in languages not currently offered, such as Spanish, would also be of interest to our members.

Below is a list of our current groups for 2019 and the days on which they are held. New groups may be added at any time but will be announced in our monthly Newsletter. If you would like to read reports on groups which were running in 2017/18, please click Group Leaders Reports 2018 in the right hand column.

Group List
Archaeology
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Art Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 4th week
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 4th week
Art Creaters
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Bridge
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Canal Explorers
Saturday a.m.
In abeyance
Saturday a.m.
In abeyance
Classical Civilisation
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Crown Green Bowling
Monday p.m.
Weekly Seasonal (Apr-Sept)
Monday p.m.
Weekly Seasonal (Apr-Sept)
Digital Photography
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Gardening
Monday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Monday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Geology
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly @ the Hub
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly @ the Hub
History
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
International Studies
Monday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Monday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Italian for Beginners
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Language and Communication
Friday a.m.
Monthly 4th week
Friday a.m.
Monthly 4th week
Local History
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Mah-Jong
Friday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Friday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Maths
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Music Appreciation
Monday a.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Monday a.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Musical Choice
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Philosophy
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th week
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th week
Play Reading
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st week
Poetry For Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Psychology
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Quiz Group
Friday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Friday p.m.
Monthly 2nd week
Reading Group
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Russian Language/Culture
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Saturday Ramblers
Saturday a.m.
Last Saturday of the month
Saturday a.m.
Last Saturday of the month
Scrabble
Monday a.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Monday a.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Singing For Pleasure
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Stitch and Craft
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Topical Science
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd week
Walkabout
Tuesday 
Monthly 2nd week
Tuesday 
Monthly 2nd week
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayGeology   Music Appreciation   Scrabble   Crown Green Bowling   Gardening   International Studies   Topical Science  
TuesdayRussian Language/Culture   Stitch and Craft   Philosophy   Psychology  
Wednesday Art Appreciation   Bridge   History   Local History  
ThursdayClassical Civilisation   Italian for Beginners   Reading Group   Archaeology   Musical Choice   Poetry For Pleasure  
FridayDigital Photography   Language and Communication   Singing For Pleasure   Art Creaters   Mah-Jong   Maths   Play Reading   Quiz Group  
SaturdayCanal Explorers   Saturday Ramblers    

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