Croydon

Interest Groups

CURRENTLY OVER 62% OF OUR INTEREST GROUPS ARE MEETING REGULARLY OR MORE REGULARLY ON ZOOM. MANY MEMBERS ARE FINDING THIS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO MAINTAIN CONTACT AND PURSUE THEIR INTERESTS. ROUGHLY 25% OF GROUPS ARE USING WhatsApp, EMAILS and YouTube TO STAY TOGETHER

All Groups listed below are meeting on ZOOM to pursue their interests. Some are meeting more often than before - some now weekly or fortnightly, and others monthly.

For details please contact Carol Milgate the Interest Groups Co-ordinator

Zoom meetings mean fewer restrictions on the size of the group, as venue capability is not an issue. So, if there's something you would like to be involved with get in touch.

  • There are other London u3a Groups which our members can apply to join:
  • Philosophy at Dulwich, Lewisham, Banstead or Sutton.
  • LGBTQ+ group at Wandsworth.
  • If you wish to join a group please contact the leader for more details. Their telephone numbers can be found in Croydon U3A Interest Groups. Some groups will be full but you may ask to be put on their waiting list. We actively encourage people to join as many groups as they wish. If you have difficulties in doing this, or if you have any suggestions as to what new groups we could form, then please let us know by contacting the Groups Co-ordinator to see if we can help.
  • We are always keen for new groups to get started and we will offer potential leaders or convenors all the help we can. New groups are eligible for a start up grant to help with publicity and there is also some financial help for equipment (which then becomes the property of Croydon u3a).
  • Look at the Croydon U3A Interest Groups for the full range of our groups, the venues, the days & times they meet and the contact details. Groups highlighted in blue in the table below have more information. Simply click on the name.

Please note: you will be expected to JOIN Croydon u3a before you reserve a place in a group. lf you would like to explore the possibility of starting a group or if you would like to suggest a group that we do not currently have we are always open to new ideas. Send your suggestions to the Groups Co-ordinator and we will see what we can do.

Group Leaders

  • Information for GROUP LEADERS can be found by clicking on this link.

Online Courses

  • For those who would prefer to study on their own look at the online courses available to all u3a members at Future Learn and MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses).
  • The Virtual u3a is another facility we can use which is particularly useful for members who have mobility concerns or are too busy during the day and would like to join virtual groups which can be accessed in the evenings and weekends. Please click on the link to go to the site.

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Group List
Adv & Internat Dining 1
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday, midday
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday, midday
Architecture
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Art - Apprec/Masterpieces
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Badminton, spaces
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Blues & Jazz Appreciation
 
 Chair Yoga
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd
China
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Concert Goers
 Varies
 Varies
Croydon Past
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Current Affairs
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Dance Exercise
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd
Early Medieval History
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
English Novel
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Environment & Climate Change
Thursday p.m.
3rd
Thursday p.m.
3rd
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed
French beginners conversation
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11
French, Adv conversation
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Mon
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Mon
French-Life, Lang & Literature
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Garden Visits 2020
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Historical Visits
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
History of London 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
History of London 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd a.m., 4th p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
2nd a.m., 4th p.m.
History of London 3
Wednesday p.m.
1st p.m, 3rd a.m
Wednesday p.m.
1st p.m, 3rd a.m
History, Local
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
History, World post 1815
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
International Dance
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Italian, conversation
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, 2.30
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, 2.30
Knitting & Cross Stitch
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mon
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mon
Latin, intermediate
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Line Dance
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
London Explorers Apr-Nov
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Looking at London, S Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Love Gardening
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Mandolin
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Maths Group
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
MOTO (members on their own)
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Painting & Drawing
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Philosophy
 At other London U3As
 At other London U3As
Play Reading, Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Play Reading, Selsdon, spaces
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Poetry for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Rubber Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Russian, Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Science & Technology
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Scrabble (Social)
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Share a Good Read, spaces
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon
Shorter Walks
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Singing for Pleasure
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Spanish Beginners Conversation
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12
Table Tennis
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Taste of World Cuisines
Tuesday 
1st Tues lunchtime
Tuesday 
1st Tues lunchtime
Wildflowers
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday, Apr -Oct
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday, Apr -Oct
Wine Admiration
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Writing for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
2 & 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2 & 4th Tuesday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayChair Yoga   Dance Exercise   French beginners conversation   French, Adv conversation   Garden Visits 2020   Knitting & Cross Stitch   Latin, intermediate   Love Gardening   Spanish Beginners Conversation   Wildflowers   Looking at London, S Croydon   Maths Group   Painting & Drawing   Play Reading, Croydon   Play Reading, Selsdon, spaces   Share a Good Read, spaces  
TuesdayChina   History of London 1   Early Medieval History   French-Life, Lang & Literature   History of London 2   Poetry for Pleasure   Rubber Bridge   Science & Technology   Writing for Pleasure  
WednesdayInternational Dance   Russian, Intermediate   Singing for Pleasure   English Novel   Family History   History of London 3   History, World post 1815  
ThursdayArchitecture   Historical Visits   London Explorers Apr-Nov   Scrabble (Social)   Shorter Walks   Badminton, spaces   Current Affairs   Environment & Climate Change   Mandolin   MOTO (members on their own)  
FridayLine Dance   Art - Apprec/Masterpieces   Croydon Past   History, Local   Italian, conversation   Table Tennis   Wine Admiration  
Sunday Adv & Internat Dining 1