Chester

Groups

Coronavirus Precautions (also see CV19Activity)

As meeting in person is restricted many group activities continue via electronic communication. To find out what is happening in a specific group you can contact the coordinator via the link on each group's page below.

A range of technology is being used e.g.

  • Email lists to share news
  • Website links to material for group study/discussion
  • WhatsApp groups to discuss shared pictures, links etc.
  • Video conferencing (Zoom, Jitsi, Webex) for presentation, language learning etc.

The Group Coordinators Information page has notes from the July coordinators 'meetings'. Also specific guidance on restarting and continuing with group activities has been provided by U3A National Office. Guidance for group activities was updated by U3A National Office on 4th November.

If you wish to start a new Virtual group on any topic send a message to our Groups Coordination team.

Information about our Groups

Chester U3A has approximately 90 Study & Interest groups. They are shown in categories below to help find one that might suit you. Each group has a description of their activities on their own group page which can be found by clicking on the group name in the list below. You can also contact a group coordinator through their group's page.

To join a group click on the group name (Information about the group is given at the top of the page). Then contact the group coordinator by clicking on their name and send a message saying you wish to join. Some groups charge a membership fee e.g. to pay for their meeting room.

Any queries send a message to Groups Coordination.

Group Coordinators are the people that make our groups & U3A work. Help in fulfilling this important role can be found on the Group Coordinators Information page or contact Groups Coordination.

Group Categories

Art and Craft - Art Appreciation, Crafts, Film Appreciation, Flower Arranging, Knitting, Painting

Health and Leisure - Crown Green Bowling, Cycling, Gardening, Golf, Holistic Therapies, Line Dancing, New Experiences, Pickleball, Racketball, Railway Children, Social psychology, Table Tennis, Walking (numerous groups)

History - Family History, History, Industrial Heritage, Local History

Languages - French, German, Italian, Spanish (numerous groups)

Literacy - Literary Appreciation, Philosophy, Play Reading, Poetry Appreciation, Reading, Story Telling, Writing

Mind Games - Bridge, Cryptic Crosswords, Current Affairs, Mahjong, Old Grumpies, Scrabble, Social Justice, Whist

Music - Jazz Appreciation, Music, Opera Appreciation, Performing, Singing, Ukulele

Science and Nature - Bird Watching, Computing, Digital Photography, Environmental Issues, Geology, Maths, Meditation, Metaphysics, Photography, Psychology, Popular Science Lectures, Science

Group List
A Life Less Plastic
 Done. See what it found.
 Done. See what it found.Ambling
Friday 
2nd and 4th Friday
Friday 
2nd and 4th Friday
Art Appreciation 1
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday each month
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday each month
Art Appreciation 2
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Bird Watching 1
Monday 
1st Monday and 3rd Friday
Monday 
1st Monday and 3rd Friday
Bird Watching 3
Wednesday 
All day once a month
Wednesday 
All day once a month
Bridge
Wednesday p.m.
weekly
Wednesday p.m.
weekly
Bridge for Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
Bridge Improvers
Monday p.m.
weekly
Monday p.m.
weekly
Computer Users Group
Tuesday p.m.
2 - 4pm 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2 - 4pm 2nd Tuesday
Crafts
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Crown Green Bowling
Wednesday a.m.
April - Sept
Wednesday a.m.
April - Sept
Cryptic Crossword Puzzlers
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Current Affairs 1
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Current Affairs 2
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Cycling Easyriders
Tuesday 
2nd Tuesday 4th Thursday
Tuesday 
2nd Tuesday 4th Thursday
Digital Photography
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Monday p.m.
4th Monday
Environmental Issues
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Family History
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Film Appreciation 1
Monday p.m.
Alternate Monday
Monday p.m.
Alternate Monday
Film Appreciation 2
Monday p.m.
Alternate Monday
Monday p.m.
Alternate Monday
Flower Arranging
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Forensic Linguistics
Monday a.m.
First & Third Mondays
Monday a.m.
First & Third Mondays
French Conversation
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thursdays
French Conversation 2
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
French Film Group
Thursday 
4 or 5 times a year 7.30pm
Thursday 
4 or 5 times a year 7.30pm
French Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
2 - 4pm weekly
Wednesday p.m.
2 - 4pm weekly
French Intermediate
Monday a.m.
weekly
Monday a.m.
weekly
Friday Walking
Friday 
1st Friday
Friday 
1st Friday
Friday Writers
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Further French
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Gardening
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Geology
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday
German Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
weekly
Wednesday a.m.
weekly
German Improvers
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Golf-Social
Thursday a.m.
every 2 weeks
Thursday a.m.
every 2 weeks
History
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Holistic Therapies
Monday a.m.
alternate Mondays
Monday a.m.
alternate Mondays
Industrial Heritage 1
Friday 
3rd Friday
Friday 
3rd Friday
Industrial Heritage 3
Wednesday 
1st Wednesday
Wednesday 
1st Wednesday
Italian Beginners
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Italian Beginners 2
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
Italian Improvers
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Jazz Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Jazz Appreciation 2
Friday a.m.
Third Friday
Friday a.m.
Third Friday
Jigsaw
Monday 
On Zoom
Monday 
On Zoom
Knitting
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Line Dancing
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Literary Appreciation 1
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Local History
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Mahjong
Friday a.m.
1st and 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
1st and 3rd Friday
Maths For Fun
Wednesday 
2nd and 4th Wednesday
Wednesday 
2nd and 4th Wednesday
Metaphysics for Dummies
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.Mindfulness Meditation
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays
Music 1
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Wednesdays
Music 2
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Music 4
Friday p.m.
Alternate Fridays
Friday p.m.
Alternate Fridays
Music Performing
 Bimonthly
 Bimonthly
Needlecraft 1
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
New Experiences
Thursday 
Group meets monthly
Thursday 
Group meets monthly
Opera Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Painting 1
Tuesday p.m.
Sept - April
Tuesday p.m.
Sept - April
Painting 2
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Philosophy
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Photography
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Pickleball
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.
Play Reading
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Poetry Appreciation
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Popular Science
Wednesday 
Autumn and Spring
Wednesday 
Autumn and Spring
Psychology B
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Racketball
Monday p.m.
weekly
Monday p.m.
weekly
Reading 1
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Reading 2
Friday p.m.
1st Friday monthly
Friday p.m.
1st Friday monthly
Science
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Scrabble
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday evening
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday evening
Singing For Pleasure
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Social Justice
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday
Social Psychology
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tueday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tueday
Spanish
Thursday a.m.
weekly
Thursday a.m.
weekly
Spanish Intermediate
Wednesday p.m.
weekly
Wednesday p.m.
weekly
Story Telling
Wednesday a.m.
alternate Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
alternate Wednesdays
Table Tennis 1
Thursday p.m.
12.45-2pm weekly
Thursday p.m.
12.45-2pm weekly
Table Tennis 2
Monday p.m.
12.30-1pm weekly
Monday p.m.
12.30-1pm weekly
The Old Grumpies
Wednesday p.m.
3rd or 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd or 4th Wednesday
Thursday Strollers
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday
Train Journeys
 As needed
 As needed
Tuesday Walking
Tuesday 
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday 
3rd Tuesday
Ukulele 1 (UKES3A)
Wednesday p.m.
weekly
Wednesday p.m.
weekly
Ukulele 2 (UKES3A)
Tuesday p.m.
weekly
Tuesday p.m.
weekly
Walking
Monday a.m.
1st Friday 3rd monday
Monday a.m.
1st Friday 3rd monday
Wednesday Walking
Wednesday 
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday 
2nd Wednesday
Whist for Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCurrent Affairs 1   Forensic Linguistics   French Intermediate   Gardening   Holistic Therapies   Mindfulness Meditation   Music 2   Pickleball   Walking   Bridge Improvers   Digital Photography   Film Appreciation 1   Film Appreciation 2   Italian Beginners 2   Italian Improvers   Racketball   Singing For Pleasure   Table Tennis 2  
TuesdayCrafts   Further French   Geology   Jazz Appreciation   Needlecraft 1   Social Justice   Social Psychology   Art Appreciation 1   Computer Users Group   Knitting   Painting 1   Poetry Appreciation   Ukulele 2 (UKES3A)  
WednesdayArt Appreciation 2   Bridge for Beginners   Crown Green Bowling   German Conversation   German Improvers   Music 1   Philosophy   Reading 1   Story Telling   Bridge   French Improvers   Spanish Intermediate   The Old Grumpies   Ukulele 1 (UKES3A)   Whist for Beginners  
ThursdayCurrent Affairs 2   Family History   Flower Arranging   French Conversation   French Conversation 2   Golf-Social   History   Opera Appreciation   Psychology B   Spanish   Thursday Strollers   Environmental Issues   Italian Beginners   Line Dancing   Local History   Painting 2   Photography   Play Reading   Scrabble   Table Tennis 1  
FridayFriday Writers   Jazz Appreciation 2   Mahjong   Metaphysics for Dummies   Science   Cryptic Crossword Puzzlers   Literary Appreciation 1   Music 4   Reading 2