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 Interest Groups, April 2021 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 Interest Groups, April 2021 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
Art - Apprec/Masterpieces
Friday p.m.
4th Friday zoom
Friday p.m.
4th Friday zoom
Blues & Jazz Appreciation
 emailing
 emailing
Chair Yoga
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd zoom
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd zoom
China
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday zoom
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday zoom
Current Affairs
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday zoom
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday zoom
Diversity & Richness in Poetry
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th, zoom
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th, zoom
Early Medieval History
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday zoom
English Novel
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday zoom
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday zoom
Environment & Climate Change
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs zoom
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs zoom
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed zoom
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed zoom
French beginners conversation
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11 zoom
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11 zoom
French Conversation Advanced
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tues zoom
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tues zoom
French-Life, Lang & Literature
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday zoom
Garden Design
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly zoom
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly zoom
Historic Visits
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday zoom x2
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday zoom x2
History - 19th Century
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday zoom
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday zoom
History - Local
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday zoom
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday zoom
History of London 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd a.m., 4th p.m. zoom
Tuesday p.m.
2nd a.m., 4th p.m. zoom
History of London 3
Wednesday p.m.
1st p.m, 3rd a.m zoom
Wednesday p.m.
1st p.m, 3rd a.m zoom
History, World post 1815
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
International Dance
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds YouTube
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds YouTube
Italian, conversation
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, 2.30 zoom
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, 2.30 zoom
Knitting & Cross Stitch
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday zoom
LGBT
 Details from Wandsworth u3a
 Details from Wandsworth u3a
London Explorers Apr-Nov
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday zoom
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday zoom
Love Gardening
Monday a.m.
1st Monday zoom
Monday a.m.
1st Monday zoom
Maths Group
Monday p.m.
1st Monday zoom
Monday p.m.
1st Monday zoom
MOTO (members on their own)
 zoom
 zoom
Philosophy
 At other London U3As
 At other London U3AsPlay Reading, Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday zoom
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday zoom
Play Reading, Selsdon,
Monday p.m.
1st Monday zoom
Monday p.m.
1st Monday zoom
Poetry for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday zoom
Russian, Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds zoom
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds zoom
Science & Technology
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday zoom
Share a Good Read, spaces
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon zoom
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon zoom
Singing for Pleasure
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday zoom
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday zoom
Spanish Beginners Conversation
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12 zoom
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12 zoom
Taste of World Cuisines
Tuesday 
1st Tues lunchtime zoom
Tuesday 
1st Tues lunchtime zoom
Wine Admiration
Friday p.m.
1st Friday zoom
Friday p.m.
1st Friday zoom
Writing for Pleasure X2
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday zoom
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayChair Yoga   French beginners conversation   Love Gardening   Spanish Beginners Conversation   Maths Group   Play Reading, Croydon   Play Reading, Selsdon,   Share a Good Read, spaces  
TuesdayChina   French Conversation Advanced   Early Medieval History   French-Life, Lang & Literature   History of London 2   Knitting & Cross Stitch   Poetry for Pleasure   Science & Technology   Writing for Pleasure X2  
WednesdayGarden Design   International Dance   Russian, Intermediate   Singing for Pleasure   Diversity & Richness in Poetry   English Novel   Family History   History - 19th Century   History of London 3   History, World post 1815  
ThursdayHistoric Visits   London Explorers Apr-Nov   Current Affairs   Environment & Climate Change  
Friday Art - Apprec/Masterpieces   History - Local   Italian, conversation   Wine Admiration