Some Groups are meeting via Zoom (Posted 25/11/2020)
Although our groups are not able to meet in person at the moment some of our groups are meeting online via Zoom. The following groups are using the u3a Brackley Zoom Licence:
|Book Club||1st Monday of each month 11.00hrs for 2 hours|
|Poetry 1||3rd Monday of each month 10.30hrs for 2 hours|
|Italian||1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month 10.30hrs for 2 hours|
|Traditional Dancing||3rd Tuesday of each month 14.30hrs for 2 hours|
|Singing for Fun||Every Wednesday 19.30hrs for 2 hours|
|Family History||2nd Thursday of each month 10.00hrs for 2 hours|
If any other groups would like to avail themselves of uninterrupted Zoom meetings please get in touch with Ian by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The groups meeting via Zoom currently are indicated with a 'Z' in the table below.
Coronavirus Update from the Group Co-ordinator, Ian Nixon (Posted 13/08/2020)
Hopefully you are all well and keeping in touch with at least one other member of U3A. (if not, please let me know)
U3A Head Office are still advising no resumption of meetings indoors due to our age group.
Outdoor meetings of 6 can take place after a risk assessment has been carried out and sent to the committee for approval.
(see AdviceForRestartingInterestGroups070820 )
Looking on the positive side, we have a few vacancies for Group Convenors. The Groups are Walking, Science & Technology, Theatre and Sunday Outings.
We already have volunteers to start up new Groups for Cinema, Victorian Literature and Beginners Spanish.
Please contact me if you are interested, so that plans can be put in place for when we resume activities.
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Coronavirus (Posted 17/03/2020)
In view of the recommendations from the Government the Committee has decided to cancel all Group Meetings until further notice. This supersedes any information in the Calendar, Group and Events webpages.
For any further information contact our Groups Co-ordinator, Ian Nixon
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You can join as many interest groups as you find time for!
Each Group is self-sufficient and independent and if costs are involved in renting rooms then those members pay a small amount each to cover the costs.
In the Group List below click on the Group Name to go to a separate page for that Group, where you can click on the icon in the top right corner to Send a Message to the Leader (Convenor) of that Group.
New groups are shown with a "N" . Groups which cannot accept new members at present but have a waiting list are shown with a "W".
If there are other topics not covered, why not start your own group? There is help available to get you going. If you would like to run a Group or make suggestions about existing or new Groups, Ian Nixon, our Groups Co-ordinator will be pleased to hear from you. To send an email click on the bird icon link at the top right side on this page.
Photographs of recent group events can be seen on the individual group page, as well as in the Gallery.
Group List (last updated February 2020)
|Group||Day/s per Month||Time||Venue||Convenor|
|Art||Various||2.00 – 4.00pm||Convenor's Home||Jean Teague|
|Afternoon Tea & Chat||Convenor to notify||As email||Convenor to notify||Anna Coates & Pauline Cammidge|
|Book Club (Z)||1st Monday||11.00am -13.00||via Zoom||Barbara Saunders|
|Bridge Intermediate||Weekly - Monday||9.45-12 noon||Brackley Football Club||Colin Gillies|
|Coffee Morning||1st & 3rd Mondays||11,00 – 12.00||Brackley Antique Cellar||Pam Lynch|
|Contract Bridge (W)||Weekly - Friday||10.00am for 10.15 start||Brackley Library||Tricia Smith|
|Canasta||4th Tuesday||2.00pm||St Peter's Church Hall||Hilary Isherwood|
|Cinema Group (N)||Convenor to notify||Various||Various||Alison Simmonds|
|Craft||2nd Monday||1.00 - 4.30pm||Methodist Church||Carol Platt & Norma Lees|
|Digital Photography||3rd Tuesday||2.00 – 4.00pm||St Peter's Church Hall||Stephen Pope|
|Family History (Z)||2nd Thursday||10.00 - 12.00||via Zoom||Graham Irvine|
|Italian (Z)||1st and 3rd Tues||10.30 - 12.30||via Zoom||Peter Kidger|
|Lace Making||2nd & 4th Tuesdays||2.00 - 4.30pm||Library||Lindsay Freeman|
|Maths4Fun||1st Wednesday||10.00 – 12.00||Convenor’s Home||Ken Smith|
|Music Appreciation (W)||2nd Friday||10am||Members’ homes||Norman Dutton|
|National Trust||Convenor to notify||Various||Various||Andrew Goodchild|
|Poetry (W,Z)||3rd Monday||10.30 - 12.30||via Zoom||Tim East & Carolyn Hunter|
|Poetry 2||1st Thursday||10.00 - 12 noon||Brackley Library (tbc)||Frank Arnold|
|Quiz||See Website||2-4pm||St Peter's Church Hall||Karen Gees & Marie Starkey|
|Russian||Convenor to notify||As advised||Evenley||Bob Murray|
|Science & Tech||In abeyance|
|Scrabble||4th Thursday||2.00 – 4.30pm||St Peters Annexe||Wendy Manley|
|Shakespeare (W)||2nd Tuesday||2.30 – 4.30pm||St Peter’s Church Hall||Joanna Byles|
|Singing for Fun (Z)||Wednesdays - as advised||19.30 - 21.30||via Zoom||Ruth Harris|
|Spanish||In abeyance||Social meetings only||Martin Lucas|
|Sunday Lunch||1st Sunday||12.30pm||Convenor to notify||Ruth Harris|
|Sunday Lunch 2 (W)||4th Sunday||usually midday Convenors to advise||Convenors to notify||Christine Coleman & Barbara Hoye|
|Sunday Outings (W)||In abeyance|
|Table Tennis for Fun (W)||Weekly - Monday||1.30 - 3.30pm||Leisure Centre||John Rayment|
|Table Tennis 2||Weekly - Tuesday||1.30 – 3.30pm||Leisure Centre||John Moore|
|Theatre & Outings||In abeyance|
|Traditional Dance (Z)||3rd Tues||14.30 - 16:30||via Zoom||John Weaver|
|Ukulele||Convenor to notify||2.00 pm||Member’s homes||David Watts|
Click on Brackley U3A Calendar to find our Calendar of regular meetings including dates and times.
In addition to the regular activities listed here you will also find (on our Group pages), groups which have meetings arranged in a more ad-hoc manner.
Please note that due to a quirk of Google Calendar mishandling daylight saving time changes within the display of embedded calendar some users get incorrect times until after the clocks change. Consequently the embedded calendar has been suspended for the time being. As an alternative click on Brackley U3A Calendar and choose the Agenda tab to get an equivalent display of the Calendar of Activities