Bridport & District

Groups

GROUPS
Bridport U3A has developed an expanding new range of ‘AT HOME GROUPS’ for our use during this most uncertain period, for fun and learning, and to keep interest and momentum going as we cannot meet successfully as we have been used to e.g. in pubs, members’ homes etc. Two new ‘At Home’ groups are launched this month – ‘At Home – Mon. a.m. Zoom Chat’ (and this one is perfect for keeping in touch) and ‘At Home – New Dorset Museum.’ There are places in all these At Home groups currently:

1. ‘At Home – Art History’ – Monthly project, via email. A choice of artists is given monthly and you select a couple of their paintings that impress you and comment on why. All contributions are circulated by email to other participants at the end of the month. Places.
2. ‘At Home – Birdwatching’ – Share individual bird sightings visually via ‘WhatsApp’ with other members of the group. Places.
3. ‘At Home – Board Games’ – Suggest and learn about challenging Board Games for 1 or 2 people - e.g. Sequence, Rummikub, Chess. Your ideas please! Places.
4. ‘At Home – Broadcasting’ – Interesting programmes on e.g. Art, Music, Current Affairs, Politics and World issues are posted on the website each Saturday a.m. for the week ahead for Radio and TV. Places.
5. ‘At Home – Classical Music’ – Via email, weekly, a member’s personal selection of one or two moving pieces of music is sent to you, together with a brief commentary and the link(s) to the YouTube recordings. Places.
6. ‘At Home – Creative Writing’ – Via email you can be sent information at least monthly about creative writing, hints, sources of help etc. and a topic to write about in 300 - 500 words. Members of the group can then share their work/ideas on Zoom, fortnightly on Thurs afternoons. Two places.
7. ‘At Home – Limerick Club’ – Weekly challenge placed on website every Saturday! Results published there, (see them now) and a new challenge for the following Saturday. Places.
8. ‘At Home – Mon a.m. Zoom Chat’ - Every Monday a.m. at 10.30a.m. click a Zoom link we’ll email to you and join in on informal chat about last week’s broadcasting and events and anything of interest in the week ahead. Plus share any ideas for making the best of this week in our unaccustomed way of living. Places.
9. ‘At Home – New - Dorset Museum’ – The previous ‘Dorset County Museum’ has been totally transformed by the grant of £10.3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We’ll learn, through our desk research, of exciting new exhibits, including several of Elisabeth Frink’s works; newly discovered letters from Thomas Hardy’s 2nd wife; and about existing exhibits. Museum opens 21 February 2021. Places.
10. ‘At Home – Non-Fiction Club’ – Just 6 books a year. We read ‘How to Feed a Dictator’, are currently reading Emily Maitlis’ ‘Airhead’ and are about to select the book for December/January. We email to each other an extremely brief summary of our views and then have a chat about the book on Zoom. Three places.
11. ‘At Home – Opera’ - Each month one or two top opera recordings from e.g. ROH, Glyndebourne etc., (that can be viewed free on-line), are identified and we meet subsequently on ‘Zoom’ monthly to share our views on them. You don’t have to be an expert! Places.
12. ‘At Home – Political Discussion 1.’ - The subject of the monthly discussion is confirmed to members a few days before the Zoom session. One or two places.
13. ‘At Home – Puzzles for Fun’ – Monthly, 4 puzzles are sent out and you email answers back. One example: (a) Find a word using the 3 letters given – to be used in that sequence. e.g. If you are given ‘chs’ an answer could be ‘matchsticks’. Try: (i) rtb (ii) mth (iii) mpl (iv) thm (v) ckn (vi) ckw (vii) ygr (viii) dst (ix) wkw (x) byr. Places.
14. ‘At Home - Thomas Hardy Poetry’ – Each month, we select two or three of Hardy’s poems for us to look at and to express our views on. The results are then circulated by email to all participating. You don’t have to be an expert! Two places.
15. ‘At Home – World Service Archive’ – Research, and share links to, truly outstanding human interest stories from around the world in BBC’s huge ‘Outlook’ archive. Recent ones include Mohammad Ali’s daughter, Nigel Owens and Director of film ‘Il Postino’. (You could be listening to any of these in 15 seconds’ time by going to the At Home – World Service Archive below now). Places.
16 'At-Home - IT Self Help' We deal mainly with Windows systems, but are happy to try and help with any IT difficulties using other systems, the group hopes to be able to offer assistance to members who have IT problems of any sort. The first Zoom session will be on Thursday 5 November 2020 at 10.30 am and it is proposed for regular sessions to be convened on the 1st Thursday every month at 10.30 am. The group sessions will be open and welcoming to any u3a members that would like to join us. Please contact Mick Holgate in the first instance on techsupport@bridportu3a.org.uk or tel: 01308 420301.

Why not start a new ‘At Home’ group, or adapt an existing group to make it work from Home? Please let Paul Tebbutt know your plan - email him a message by clicking top-right.

Please click on the ‘Groups List’ chart below to find more about the individual ‘At Home’ group(s) here that interest you:

Group List
Architecture Study 1
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri
Architecture Study 2
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues
Art – ‘Have a Go’
Friday a.m.
every Fri, places
Friday a.m.
every Fri, places
Art History
Thursday a.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, places
At Home-Art History
 Monthly themed paintings task
 Monthly themed paintings taskAt Home-Birdwatching
 On Line
 On Line
At Home-Board Games
 Forum for ideas and help
 Forum for ideas and helpAt Home-Broadcasting
 E Mail plus Website
 E Mail plus Website
At Home-Classical Music
 On Line
 On LineAt Home-Creative Writing
 On Line
 On Line
At Home-Non Fiction Club
 Quarterly read. Zoom.
 Quarterly read. Zoom.At Home-Opera
 Monthly opera, Zoom discussion
 Monthly opera, Zoom discussion
At Home-Puzzles for Fun
Monday p.m.
currently internet monthly 4th
Monday p.m.
currently internet monthly 4th
At Home-World Service Archive
 Places
 Places
At Home–Limerick Club
 Weekly challenge
 Weekly challengeAt-Home Politics Discussion 1
 Monthly Zoom Meeting
 Monthly Zoom Meeting
At-Home History
 On Line
 On LineAt-Home IT Self Help
Thursday a.m.
10 am by Zoom
Thursday a.m.
10 am by Zoom
At-Home Mon a.m. Zoom Chat
 Weekly OnLine Zoom Chat
 Weekly OnLine Zoom ChatAt-Home New Dorset Museum
 On Line Places
 On Line Places
At-Home Thomas Hardy Poetry
 By Email Places
 By Email PlacesBird Watching
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Book Group 1
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Book Group 2
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Book Group 4
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Book Group 5
Friday a.m.
monthly 4th Fri, waiting list
Friday a.m.
monthly 4th Fri, waiting list
Book Group 6
Friday a.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Bridge
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Thur
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Thur
Canasta
Monday p.m.
weekly, places
Monday p.m.
weekly, places
Cribbage
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tues, places
Crime Fiction Books
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, full
Cryptic Crosswords
Tuesday a.m.
alternate Tues, places
Tuesday a.m.
alternate Tues, places
Cycling
 Occasional
 OccasionalExploring Art
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Exploring Opera
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed,Full
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed,Full
French Conversation
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
French Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
French Speaking Lunch Club
Monday p.m.
monthly last Mon, places
Monday p.m.
monthly last Mon, places
Gardens & Gardening 1
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, full
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, full
Gardens & Gardening 2
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur, places
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur, places
Gardens and Gardening 3
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
Geology
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
German Conversation
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
German for Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Wed, place
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Wed, place
Get It Off Your Chest
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Guitar
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, places
Hikers
Friday a.m.
monthly last Fri
Friday a.m.
monthly last Fri
History
Friday a.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, places
Homoeopathy & Nutrition
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Intermediate Italian
Friday a.m.
alternate Fri, full
Friday a.m.
alternate Fri, full
Isn't That Interesting!
 occasional, places
 occasional, placesIT Self Help
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Lunch Club 1
Thursday p.m.
usually 3rd Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
usually 3rd Thur, full
Lunch Club 2
Tuesday p.m.
usually 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
usually 3rd Tues, full
Mahjong
Monday p.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday p.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Music for Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, full
Musical Appreciation 1
Monday p.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, places
Monday p.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, places
Musical Appreciation 2
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Needlework for Pleasure
Friday p.m.
alternate Fri, places
Friday p.m.
alternate Fri, places
Newsletter
 Items for Newsletter
 Items for Newsletter
Philosophy
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Wed,no places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Wed,no places
Play Reading 1
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Play Reading 2
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st
Play Reading 3
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed
Play Reading 4
Tuesday p.m.
monthly, 1st Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
monthly, 1st Tues, places
Poetry for Pleasure 1
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Poetry for Pleasure 2
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st
Political Discussion 1
Friday a.m.
monthly 2nd Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly 2nd Fri, places
Political Discussion 2
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri, places
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri, places
Recorders
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Rummikub
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, places
Science and Technology
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon, places?
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon, places?
Short Walks (3-5 miles)
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, places
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, places
Singing Group
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
Skittles
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Wed, full
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Wed, full
Spanish, Intermediate level
Wednesday p.m.
meets every WEDS, places
Wednesday p.m.
meets every WEDS, places
Strollers 1 (4 to 5 miles)
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st Wed, full
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st Wed, full
Strollers 2 (3-5 miles)
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Theatre and Other Visits
 occasional, all welcome
 occasional, all welcomeWalking (5-7 miles)
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Wine Tasting
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, places
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayGardens & Gardening 1   Get It Off Your Chest   Guitar   IT Self Help   At Home-Puzzles for Fun   Canasta   French Speaking Lunch Club   Geology   Mahjong   Musical Appreciation 1   Science and Technology  
TuesdayCryptic Crosswords   Poetry for Pleasure 1   Short Walks (3-5 miles)   Strollers 2 (3-5 miles)   Architecture Study 2   Book Group 1   Book Group 2   Book Group 4   Cribbage   Lunch Club 2   Musical Appreciation 2   Play Reading 1   Play Reading 4   Recorders   Rummikub  
WednesdayBird Watching   Exploring Opera   German for Beginners   Philosophy   Strollers 1 (4 to 5 miles)   French Scrabble   Gardens and Gardening 3   Homoeopathy & Nutrition   Play Reading 2   Play Reading 3   Poetry for Pleasure 2   Skittles   Spanish, Intermediate level   Wine Tasting  
ThursdayArt History   At-Home IT Self Help   Exploring Art   French Conversation   Singing Group   Walking (5-7 miles)   Bridge   Crime Fiction Books   Gardens & Gardening 2   Lunch Club 1   Music for Pleasure  
FridayArt – ‘Have a Go’   Book Group 5   Book Group 6   Hikers   History   Intermediate Italian   Political Discussion 1   Architecture Study 1   German Conversation   Needlework for Pleasure   Political Discussion 2