Shepway & District

Groups

U3A subject groups are self-organising, and, unless otherwise stated, meet on a regular basis in members' own homes. They each have a leader, who may or may not be an expert in the subject to be studied, but who is willing to do some of the organisation.

Meetings may take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on the subject and members' preferences, with normal breaks for Christmas and other holidays. We ask 30p for tea and coffee when meeting in a member's house. The cost for meetings to include tea/coffee and biscuits elsewhere varies but is around £2. A contribution is made towards petrol when cars are shared.

The subject groups are listed below. Please click on a group name to find out more.

Groups highlighted in grey are currently full but we do keep a waiting list if you are interested in joining them. Apply in the normal way.

If you are interested in joining any of our groups, or would like to start up another group on any subject, please contact the Group Co-ordinator by telephone or email:
Telephone: 07938 999 015
Email: Contact

You will be advised whether places are available and given some details about the group. Your name will be passed to the group leader. The group leader will contact you and make arrangements for you to join. If there are no places at the present time, your name will be added to a waiting list and you will be advised when a vacancy arises.
The telephone will be staffed during normal working hours, with answerphone service outside these times. Please leave a message. Please await our reply. We endeavour to answer within 24 hours, if relevant to Shepway & District U3A.
Note: to join any of these groups, you must be a paid up member of the Shepway & District U3A. This is an insurance requirement as we are affiliated to the Third Age Trust

Please remember to keep in touch with the Group Leader about meetings and let the Leader know if you are going to be absent.
Most groups that were held previously in the Red Lion Hotel are now held in the function room at the Light Railway Station, Hythe.

Group List
Badminton
Thursday p.m.
Weekly in Folkestone 2pm
Thursday p.m.
Weekly in Folkestone 2pm
Band Workshop
Monday p.m.
1st/3rd at 2pm URC
Monday p.m.
1st/3rd at 2pm URC
Bird Watching
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday of month 9.45 am
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday of month 9.45 am
Book Circle
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 2pm
Bridge
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Bridge for Beginners
Friday a.m.
1st & 2nd in Dymchurch
Friday a.m.
1st & 2nd in Dymchurch
Canasta 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday 2 pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday 2 pm
Canasta 2
Tuesday a.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday
Cards/Crafts
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 10am
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 10am
Chess
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 2 pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 2 pm
Chinese (Mandarin)
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday 10.00 pm
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday 10.00 pm
Churches of Kent
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed 10.30am
Computer Users
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday 2 pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday 2 pm
Computer Workshop
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 2 pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 2 pm
Cribbage
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday, Sandgate
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday, Sandgate
Critical Analysis of Poetry
Tuesday a.m.
2/4 Tues 10.30am
Tuesday a.m.
2/4 Tues 10.30am
Current Affairs (Folkestone)
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10.30 am
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10.30 am
Current Affairs (Hythe)
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10 am
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10 am
Current Affairs (New Romney)
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Cycling
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00 am
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00 am
Darts
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Hythe 2.00pm
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Hythe 2.00pm
Entertaining on a Shoestring
 Members' homes
 Members' homes
Europe 1919-1939
Tuesday p.m.
New Romney
Tuesday p.m.
New Romney
Exploring London
 Various days in London
 Various days in London
Family History
Monday p.m.
1st Mon. 2pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon. 2pm
Film Club
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 6.00pm. Inclu
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 6.00pm. Inclu
Fit Friends (Pilates)
Wednesday a.m.
10am and 11.15am to April 9th
Wednesday a.m.
10am and 11.15am to April 9th
Flower Arranging
Thursday p.m.
2pm 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2pm 4th Thursday
French Beginners
 Various times
 Various timesFrench Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
2nd/4th Wednesday 10.30 am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd/4th Wednesday 10.30 am
Gardening 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st/3rd Tuesday 10.30 am
Tuesday a.m.
1st/3rd Tuesday 10.30 am
Gardening 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue at 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue at 2pm
Gardening 3
Wednesday p.m.
2.00pm 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
2.00pm 3rd Wed
German Beginners
 Various times & places
 Various times & places
Golf
Thursday a.m.
Every 2 weeks
Thursday a.m.
Every 2 weeks
History of England
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed. 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed. 2pm
History of London
Thursday a.m.
10.30 am 4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
10.30 am 4th Thursday
Holidays
 August 2018
 August 2018
Italian Beginners 1
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday Folkestone
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday Folkestone
Italian Beginners 2
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday, Folkestone
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday, Folkestone
Kurling
Monday p.m.
Weekly at 3.00pm Folkestone
Monday p.m.
Weekly at 3.00pm Folkestone
Latin
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, Hythe
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, Hythe
Line Dancing
Monday a.m.
Newington 10.30am
Monday a.m.
Newington 10.30am
Local History 1
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 2 pm
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday 2 pm
Local History 2
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues at 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues at 2pm
Local History 3
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed 2.00pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed 2.00pm
Mahjong (Hythe 1)
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 10 am
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 10 am
Mahjong (Hythe 2)
Monday a.m.
2nd/4th Mon 10am
Monday a.m.
2nd/4th Mon 10am
Mid-Week Supper Club
Wednesday 
Various venues
Wednesday 
Various venues
Music - Classical
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2 pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2 pm
Novel Writing Group
Friday p.m.
4th Friday @2.00pm
Friday p.m.
4th Friday @2.00pm
Novels 1
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.30am
Novels 2
Monday p.m.
2.00pm Hythe
Monday p.m.
2.00pm Hythe
Patchwork
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday 9.30 am
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday 9.30 am
Petanque (Boules)
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Elham
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Elham
Philosophy
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Folkestone 10-12am
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Folkestone 10-12am
Photography
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday 10.00 am
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday 10.00 am
Play Reading - Folkestone
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.15 pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.15 pm
Play Reading - Hythe 1
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday 1.30 pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday 1.30 pm
Poetry
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 10 am
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 10 am
Points of View
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed 10am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed 10am
Religious Studies
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday of month 10.30 am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday of month 10.30 am
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday 2 pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday 2 pm
Sewing Workshop 1
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed. 2pm Folkestone
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed. 2pm Folkestone
Sewing Workshop 2
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 2pm Saltwood
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 2pm Saltwood
Shakespeare
Thursday a.m.
2nd/4th at 10am
Thursday a.m.
2nd/4th at 10am
Share Dealing
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday at 10 am Folkestone
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday at 10 am Folkestone
Singing for Life
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed at 11 am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed at 11 am
Spanish Beginners
Monday a.m.
10.00 2nd/4th Monday, Hythe
Monday a.m.
10.00 2nd/4th Monday, Hythe
Sunday Lunches
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 12.30
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 12.30
Table Tennis
Wednesday a.m.
10-12am Saltwood Village Hall
Wednesday a.m.
10-12am Saltwood Village Hall
Tai Chi Advanced
Tuesday p.m.
12.30pm Catholic Church Hall,
Tuesday p.m.
12.30pm Catholic Church Hall,
Tai Chi Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly 11.10am Hythe
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly 11.10am Hythe
Tai Chi Intermediate
Friday a.m.
9.00am weekly Saltwood
Friday a.m.
9.00am weekly Saltwood
Ten Pin Bowling (Friday)
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday
Ten Pin Bowling (Tuesday)
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday
Ukulele Improvers
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday at 2pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday at 2pm
Understanding Art
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday Folkestone
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday Folkestone
Victorian Britain
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday Folkestone
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday Folkestone
Walking
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 10 am
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 10 am
Whist & other Card Games
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday 2.00 pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday 2.00 pm
Wood Carving
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2.30pm Hythe
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2.30pm Hythe
Writing Circle 1
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri 2.pm Hythe
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri 2.pm Hythe
Writing Circle 2
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri 2.00pm Hythe
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri 2.00pm Hythe
Your Favourite Poems
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri at 10.30am
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri at 10.30am
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCycling   Line Dancing   Mahjong (Hythe 1)   Mahjong (Hythe 2)   Philosophy   Spanish Beginners   Band Workshop   Family History   Kurling   Novels 2   Play Reading - Hythe 1   Ukulele Improvers   Wood Carving  
TuesdayBridge   Canasta 2   Cards/Crafts   Cribbage   Critical Analysis of Poetry   Gardening 1   Patchwork   Photography   Religious Studies   Tai Chi Beginners   Ten Pin Bowling (Tuesday)   Book Circle   Europe 1919-1939   Gardening 2   Local History 2   Scrabble   Sewing Workshop 2   Tai Chi Advanced   Understanding Art   Whist & other Card Games  
WednesdayChurches of Kent   Fit Friends (Pilates)   French Conversation   Novels 1   Petanque (Boules)   Points of View   Singing for Life   Table Tennis   Chess   Computer Users   Film Club   Gardening 3   History of England   Local History 3   Play Reading - Folkestone   Sewing Workshop 1  
ThursdayGolf   History of London   Poetry   Shakespeare   Victorian Britain   Badminton   Canasta 1   Computer Workshop   Current Affairs (New Romney)   Flower Arranging   Italian Beginners 1   Italian Beginners 2   Local History 1   Music - Classical  
FridayBird Watching   Bridge for Beginners   Chinese (Mandarin)   Current Affairs (Folkestone)   Current Affairs (Hythe)   Share Dealing   Tai Chi Intermediate   Ten Pin Bowling (Friday)   Walking   Your Favourite Poems   Darts   Latin   Novel Writing Group   Writing Circle 1   Writing Circle 2  
SundaySunday Lunches