Croydon

Interest Groups

Croydon U3A has more than 70 interest groups. They are listed below and a link to a printable version can be found in the box on the right.

  • New groups are shown with a pale yellow background. Groups which are full and cannot accept new members at present are shown with a grey background.

Non-members

  • See Croydon U3A Activities for the full range of our groups and the days and times they meet. Groups in blue in the table below have more information. Simply click on the name.

Members Only

  • If you wish to join a group please contact the leader for more details. Their telephone numbers can be found in the Croydon U3A Interest groups list included in your latest Bulletin. The list shows which groups are full although you may ask to be put on the 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.
  • If 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.

Potential New Groups

  • BBC Radio 4 Appreciation - starting Thursday, April 26th 10.30 -12 noon. Monthly.
  • Tai Chi - Help wanted! click the link.
  • If there is sufficient interest shown - Making Music, Board Games, Turkish Conversation, Ghanaian Food Tasting.

NEW Groups

  • IPad/Smart phone tuition The next course is due to start in April 2018 - see your latest Bulletin for details on how to register.
  • Gardening Design group - fortnightly am.

There are other London U3A Groups which our members can apply to join: one topic is Philosophy at Dulwich, Lewisham, Banstead or Sutton.

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 particularly 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 or read more about it in your latest Bulletin.

GROUP LEADERS

  • You can download a register continuation sheet here, you should have been sent a new first page by post.
  • Resource: If you want to know more about our laptop computer, digital projector & DVD player and would like to use it with your group, email the digital projector keeper to make a booking (help will be given to use the projector).
  • English Heritage has a centralised telephone number for educational bookings with a dedicated educational visit customer services team. 0870 333 0606

National U3A Resource Centre

  • Click the U3A link to go to the Third Age Trust website. The website has been updated and is now very user friendly. Group Leaders wishing to borrow materials from the resource centre will need to register first.
Group List
Adv & Internat Dining 1
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday, midday
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday, midday
Adv & Internat Dining 2
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
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
BBC Radio4 Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
4th Thurs
Thursday a.m.
4th Thurs
Blues & Jazz Appreciation
 Various days & times
 Various days & timesBridge for fun
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Chair Yoga
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd
China
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Crafts & Cards
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs
Creative Writing
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Cross Stitch
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mon
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mon
Current Affairs
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Dance Exercise - advanced
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd 11.15
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd 11.15
Dance Exercise - beginners
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd 10am
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd 10am
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
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
Friday Walks, (Ramblers LW)
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Garden Design
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
Gardening Discussion
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.German, Conversation
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Handicrafts
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues
Historical Visits
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
History 4
Wednesday p.m.
3rd a.m, 4th p.m
Wednesday p.m.
3rd a.m, 4th p.m
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 Mxtd Abil
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
fortnightly
Italian, conversation
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, 2.30
Friday p.m.
4th Friday, 2.30
Latin, intermediate
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Line Dance, beginners
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30am
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10.30am
Line Dance, improvers
Friday a.m.
weekly, 11.30a.m
Friday a.m.
weekly, 11.30a.m
London Explorers 1 Apr-Nov
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
London Explorers 2 Apr-Nov
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Looking at London, Croydon
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Looking at London, S Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Maths Group
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Mini Museums
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Painting & Drawing
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Painting for Pleasure
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Philosophy
 At other London U3As
 At other London U3AsPhotography
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th
Play Reading, Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Play Reading, Selsdon
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Poetry for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
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 (Croydon)
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Scrabble (Sanderstead)
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Scrabble (Social)
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Share a Good Read
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
Smart Phone and iPad Tuition
Tuesday 
6 week course -to book
Tuesday 
6 week course -to book
Spanish Beginners Conversation
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12
Strolling for Pleasure
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues & 4th Thurs am
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues & 4th Thurs am
Table Tennis
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Theatre Goers
Wednesday p.m.
4th Weds or Thurs
Wednesday p.m.
4th Weds or Thurs
Visiting Gardens Apr-Oct
 Varies
 VariesWine Tasting
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Friday p.m.
1st Friday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCross Stitch   Dance Exercise - advanced   Dance Exercise - beginners   French beginners conversation   French, Adv conversation   Gardening Discussion   Latin, intermediate   London Explorers 1 Apr-Nov   Spanish Beginners Conversation   Looking at London, S Croydon   Maths Group   Painting & Drawing   Play Reading, Croydon   Play Reading, Selsdon   Share a Good Read  
TuesdayChina   German, Conversation   History of London 1   Photography   Strolling for Pleasure   Bridge for fun   Creative Writing   Early Medieval History   French-Life, Lang & Literature   Handicrafts   History of London 2   Poetry for Pleasure   Science & Technology  
WednesdayGarden Design   International Dance   Mini Museums   Russian, Intermediate   Singing for Pleasure   Chair Yoga   English Novel   Family History   History 4   History of London 3   History, World post 1815   Theatre Goers  
ThursdayArchitecture   BBC Radio4 Appreciation   Crafts & Cards   Historical Visits   London Explorers 2 Apr-Nov   Painting for Pleasure   Scrabble (Croydon)   Scrabble (Social)   Shorter Walks   Badminton   Current Affairs   Italian Conversation Mxtd Abil   Scrabble (Sanderstead)  
FridayFriday Walks, (Ramblers LW)   Line Dance, beginners   Line Dance, improvers   Art - Apprec/Masterpieces   History, Local   Italian, conversation   Looking at London, Croydon   Table Tennis   Wine Tasting  
Sunday Adv & Internat Dining 1   Adv & Internat Dining 2