Cheltenham

Groups contact details & Calendar

1. There has been considerable interest in the formation of the following new groups which are in the process of holding initial meetings:

• Welsh for beginners
• Russian for beginners

• Travel and how to do it

If you would like to join one or more of these groups, please contact New Groups Coordinator Lynne Macedo for further information.

2. You have also told us that many of the established groups are full and have long waiting lists. We are trying to address this issue by encouraging people to set up a second group to meet the additional needs. The new Current Affairs group was particularly oversubscribed, but we hope to establish a second group in the coming months.

3. Following our recent visits to existing groups, you have kindly given us many suggestions for others that you would like to see formed. Some of these are listed below, and more will follow in subsequent newsletters. As always, we need people to lead new groups if they are to succeed. If you think you might be interested in leading or taking part in any of them, please contact: New Groups Coordinator Lynne Macedo

FilmChessPilatesScrabbleCard gamesHistoryString instrumentsSquash
Garden visitsCookeryRummikubBackgammonKnittingWalking Football/Rugby etc.

Note: Card Games includes whist, poker, rummy, cribbage etc.

4. Are you an existing Group Leader or do you want to become a Group Leader but need some formal training in order to be able to do so?

The Committee would be happy to hear from those of you willing to enhance your skills in order to offer more specialised courses for our U3A members. Please contact, in the first instance, the Chair Maggie Connu with details of the type of training you would like to undertake and the approximate cost of doing so. You should also explain what your current experience is in your particular field, and provide details of the Group(s) this would enable you to offer once the course has been completed.

Lynne Macedo

Group List
Ambling
 by arrangement
 by arrangementAmerican Art
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10-12
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10-12
Ancient Greek
 Meets monthly approx
 Meets monthly approxArt 1
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fri 10am
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fri 10am
Badminton
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wed 9 am
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wed 9 am
Badminton 2
Monday a.m.
Mondays 09:30 - 11:30
Monday a.m.
Mondays 09:30 - 11:30
Biography 1
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:30
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:30
Biography 2
Monday p.m.
4th Monday 14:30
Monday p.m.
4th Monday 14:30
Birding
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10:00
Book Club 1
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues 10:30
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues 10:30
Book Club 2
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thur 14:30
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thur 14:30
Book Club 3
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10:30
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10:30
Book Group 4
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur 14:30 -16:00
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur 14:30 -16:00
Botanising
Thursday a.m.
Apr-Oct 3rd Thur, May-Jul 1st
Thursday a.m.
Apr-Oct 3rd Thur, May-Jul 1st
Boules (Petanque)
Monday a.m.
Mon & Weds 10.00am
Monday a.m.
Mon & Weds 10.00am
Bridge (Duplicate)
Friday p.m.
Every Fri 2pm
Friday p.m.
Every Fri 2pm
Bridge 2
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 1.30
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 1.30
Bridge Intermediate-Duplicate
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tue 1.30
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tue 1.30
Bridge, Social
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 1.15
Monday p.m.
Every Mon 1.15
Canasta
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tuesdays
Choir
Monday p.m.
Mon 2.15pm
Monday p.m.
Mon 2.15pm
Cine Salon
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri 2pm
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri 2pm
Computing Skills - all levels
 By arrangement
 By arrangementCreative Colouring & Mandalas
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 10.15-12.15
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 10.15-12.15
Crime Book Club 1
Thursday a.m.
4th Thu 10.30
Thursday a.m.
4th Thu 10.30
Cryptic Crossword Compiling
 Once a month
 Once a month
Current Affairs
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday 10:30
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday 10:30
Cycling
 by arrangement
 by arrangement
Danish Improvers
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly Thu 2.30
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly Thu 2.30
Detective Fiction
Thursday a.m.
4th Thu 10.30
Thursday a.m.
4th Thu 10.30
Drama Workshop
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed 2pm
DSLR 2 Photography
 by arrangement
 by arrangement
DSLR Photography
Wednesday a.m.
1st or 2nd Wed 10.15 for 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
1st or 2nd Wed 10.15 for 10.30
Economic Theory
Monday 
Mon every 3 weeks
Monday 
Mon every 3 weeks
Engineering Trips
Tuesday 
3rd Tue every month
Tuesday 
3rd Tue every month
English Country Dancing
Friday p.m.
1st & 5th Fri 2pm
Friday p.m.
1st & 5th Fri 2pm
English The Making of
Friday p.m.
1st Fri 2.30 - 4.00
Friday p.m.
1st Fri 2.30 - 4.00
Family History
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10 - 12
Monday a.m.
1st Mon 10 - 12
Flower arranging
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tue 2 - 4
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tue 2 - 4
French Book Group
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tue 3.30
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tue 3.30
French Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Wed 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Wed 10.30
French Enthusiasts
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 11 - 12
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 11 - 12
French Intermediate 1
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 10am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 10am
French Intermediate 2
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 2.30
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 2.30
Gardeners
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tue 10.15
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tue 10.15
Genealogy
 By arrangement
 By arrangement
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays 2.30-4 from 26th Ap
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesdays 2.30-4 from 26th Ap
German Conversation
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu 10.30
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thu 10.30
Great Books
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tue 10.30
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tue 10.30
Handbell Ringing
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wed 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wed 10.30
Historic Churches
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2pm
History - Modern
Thursday 
1st Thursday of the month
Thursday 
1st Thursday of the month
History 19th Century
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:00
Monday a.m.
2nd Mon 10:00
History of Art
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed 2 - 4
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed 2 - 4
How to....Travel
Wednesday 
3rd Weds
Wednesday 
3rd Weds
Irish Fiction
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed 2.30
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed 2.30
Italian Avventure
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 10
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 10
Italian Conversation & Reading
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 10.30
Italian for Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Tues 2:30 to 4:30
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Tues 2:30 to 4:30
Italiano Il Terzo Anno
Wednesday a.m.
Wed 10 -12
Wednesday a.m.
Wed 10 -12
Jazz Appreciation
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri 10 - 12
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri 10 - 12
Jazz-Swing Band 1 Practise
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues 1.30pm to 4:30
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues 1.30pm to 4:30
Jazz-Swing Band 2 Practise
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 1.30pm to 4:30
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 1.30pm to 4:30
Jigsaw lending library
 by arrangement
 by arrangement
Latin 1
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Mon 10
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Mon 10
Latin 2
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10 - 12
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10 - 12
Latin Intermediate 1
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue 2 - 4
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue 2 - 4
Literature and Society
Thursday a.m.
1st Thu 10
Thursday a.m.
1st Thu 10
Local History & Archaeology
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thu 10.30
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thu 10.30
Longer Walks
 Once a month by arrangement
 Once a month by arrangement
Lunch Club
Thursday p.m.
1st Thu
Thursday p.m.
1st Thu
Mah Jong
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 2pm
Meet and Greet Team
Tuesday a.m.
Usually last Tuesday of the mo
Tuesday a.m.
Usually last Tuesday of the mo
Model Railway Group
 
 
Monday Writers
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2 - 4
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2 - 4
Music Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2pm
Music Appreciation 2
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.15
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.15
Music Forum
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wed 10 - 12
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wed 10 - 12
Music of the Music Halls
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays 2.30
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays 2.30
Music Theory
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri 11 - 12:30
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri 11 - 12:30
Neitzsche
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed meet 10.15 for 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed meet 10.15 for 10.30
Nineteenth Century Novels
Friday p.m.
1st Fri 2.30
Friday p.m.
1st Fri 2.30
Old Norse - Old Icelandic
Wednesday p.m.
every other Wed 2-4pm, stat 15
Wednesday p.m.
every other Wed 2-4pm, stat 15
Out For Lunch
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tue 12.30
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tue 12.30
Painting For Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Tuesdays 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate Tuesdays 2-4pm
Philosophy 1
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed 10.30
Philosophy 2
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tue 10am
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tue 10am
Philosophy 3
Thursday a.m.
4th Thu 10.00 for 10.30
Thursday a.m.
4th Thu 10.00 for 10.30
Photoshop Elements Computer
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thu 2.30 pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thu 2.30 pm
Piano Duets
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 2pm
Poetry 2
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.30 - 12.00
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.30 - 12.00
Poetry Appreciation
Friday a.m.
2nd Fri 10.30
Friday a.m.
2nd Fri 10.30
Pop-Rock Band, Rebus, Practice
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon 1.30
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon 1.30
Psychology
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed 10.30-12.30
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed 10.30-12.30
Recorder Consort
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10am
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10am
Recorder Ensemble
Thursday a.m.
Thu 10am
Thursday a.m.
Thu 10am
Russan History
 by arrangement
 by arrangementRussian Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Science & Technology
Friday a.m.
2nd Fri 10am
Friday a.m.
2nd Fri 10am
Science & Technology 2
Friday a.m.
4th Fri 10 - 12
Friday a.m.
4th Fri 10 - 12
Scottish Country Dancing
Friday p.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Fri 2-4 pm
Friday p.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Fri 2-4 pm
Sewing Crafts
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thu 10am
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thu 10am
Shakespeare 1
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri 2pm
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri 2pm
Shakespeare 2
Friday 
1st Fri in month
Friday 
1st Fri in month
Sketch Club Art 3
Monday 
Mon by arrangement
Monday 
Mon by arrangement
Social Walks with Dogs
Monday 
Once a month
Monday 
Once a month
Spanish Advanced
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tue 10-12
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tue 10-12
Spanish Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th 14:30 to 16:00
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th 14:30 to 16:00
T'ai Chi (Yang Long Form)
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly Monday 9:00 from 1
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly Monday 9:00 from 1
Table Tennis 1
Thursday p.m.
Thu 2pm
Thursday p.m.
Thu 2pm
Table Tennis 2
Tuesday p.m.
Tue 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
Tue 2pm
Table Tennis 3
Thursday p.m.
Thu 4 - 6
Thursday p.m.
Thu 4 - 6
Tai Chi
Tuesday p.m.
fortnight Tue 3.30 from 7th Ma
Tuesday p.m.
fortnight Tue 3.30 from 7th Ma
Tennis
Monday a.m.
Mon 10am
Monday a.m.
Mon 10am
U3A Pub Quiz Teams
 by arrangement
 by arrangementUkulele Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 14:30
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 14:30
Ukulele Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Weds
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Weds
Walks
Saturday a.m.
Twice monthly Sat 10am
Saturday a.m.
Twice monthly Sat 10am
Welsh Beginners
Monday p.m.
1st and 3rd Mondays
Monday p.m.
1st and 3rd Mondays
Wine & Beer Tasting
Monday 
Monthly by arrangement
Monday 
Monthly by arrangement
Writing for Pleasure 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu 2pm
Writing for Pleasure 3
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 1.30
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed 1.30
Zither Group
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thu 10.30
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thu 10.30
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBadminton 2   Biography 1   Book Club 3   Boules (Petanque)   Family History   French Enthusiasts   History 19th Century   Latin 1   Latin 2   Recorder Consort   T'ai Chi (Yang Long Form)   Tennis   Biography 2   Bridge 2   Bridge, Social   Choir   Monday Writers   Pop-Rock Band, Rebus, Practice   Welsh Beginners  
TuesdayBook Club 1   Gardeners   Great Books   Meet and Greet Team   Philosophy 2   Russian Beginners   Spanish Advanced   Bridge Intermediate-Duplicate   Canasta   Flower arranging   French Book Group   Italian for Beginners   Jazz-Swing Band 1 Practise   Jazz-Swing Band 2 Practise   Latin Intermediate 1   Out For Lunch   Painting For Pleasure   Spanish Beginners   Table Tennis 2   Tai Chi  
WednesdayAmerican Art   Badminton   Birding   Creative Colouring & Mandalas   DSLR Photography   French Conversation   French Intermediate 1   Handbell Ringing   Italian Avventure   Italian Conversation & Reading   Italiano Il Terzo Anno   Music Appreciation 2   Music Forum   Neitzsche   Philosophy 1   Poetry 2   Drama Workshop   French Intermediate 2   Gentle Hatha Yoga   History of Art   Irish Fiction   Mah Jong   Old Norse - Old Icelandic   Piano Duets   Psychology   Ukulele Beginners   Ukulele Improvers   Writing for Pleasure 3  
ThursdayBotanising   Crime Book Club 1   Current Affairs   Detective Fiction   German Conversation   Literature and Society   Local History & Archaeology   Philosophy 3   Recorder Ensemble   Sewing Crafts   Zither Group   Book Club 2   Book Group 4   Danish Improvers   Historic Churches   Lunch Club   Music Appreciation   Music of the Music Halls   Photoshop Elements Computer   Table Tennis 1   Table Tennis 3   Writing for Pleasure 1  
FridayArt 1   Jazz Appreciation   Music Theory   Poetry Appreciation   Science & Technology   Science & Technology 2   Bridge (Duplicate)   Cine Salon   English Country Dancing   English The Making of   Nineteenth Century Novels   Scottish Country Dancing   Shakespeare 1  
SaturdayWalks