Bridport & District

Groups

GROUPS
Bridport U3A has been developing an expanding new range of ‘AT HOME GROUPS’ for our use during this most uncertain period, for fun and to keep interest and momentum going if/as we cannot meet successfully as we are used to e.g. in pubs, members’ homes etc. But this does mean we can expand the ‘places available’ to include more members, so there are places in all these 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 published each Saturday a.m. for the week ahead on the Website for Radio and TV. Chance for members to compare views on occasional special broadcasts. 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 for writing a story. Members of the group can then share their work/ideas. Places.
7. ‘At Home – Limerick Club’ – Weekly challenge placed on website every Saturday! Results published there, (see them now) and a new challenge, the following Saturday. Places.
8. ‘At Home – Non-Fiction Club’ – Just 6 books a year. Reading in September ‘How to feed a Dictator’ (e.g. Idi Amin, Pol-Pot etc. as seen through the eyes of their chefs). Members’ views will be emailed to all participants – optional extra ‘Zoom’ discussion. Places.
9. ‘At Home – Opera’ - Each month one or two top operas/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.
10. ’At Home – Politics 1 Discussion - The subject of the monthly discussion is confirmed to members a few days before the Zoom session. One or two places.
11. ‘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.
12. ’At Home - Thomas Hardy Poetry’ – Each month, two or three of Hardy’s poems are selected 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! Places.
13. ‘At Home – World Faiths’ – Read a chapter(s) weekly on a different religion and discuss your views with participants on ‘Zoom’. Possibility of new course. Places.
14. ‘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.
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-Memories of Bridport
 E Mail Based
 E Mail BasedAt Home-Non Fiction Club
 Quarterly read. Zoom.
 Quarterly read. Zoom.
At Home-Opera
 Monthly opera, Zoom discussion
 Monthly opera, Zoom discussionAt Home-Puzzles for Fun
Monday p.m.
currently internet monthly 4th
Monday p.m.
currently internet monthly 4th
At Home-World Faiths
 Reading + Zoom Discussion
 Reading + Zoom DiscussionAt 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 Thomas Hardy Poetry
 By Email Places
 By Email Places
Bird 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
 Occasional
Exploring 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, places
IT 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
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
World Faiths Study 1
Thursday p.m.
Thursday p.m.
World Faiths Study 2
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
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)   World Faiths Study 2   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   Exploring Art   French Conversation   Singing Group   Walking (5-7 miles)   Bridge   Crime Fiction Books   Gardens & Gardening 2   Lunch Club 1   Music for Pleasure   World Faiths Study 1  
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