Croydon

Interest Groups

MOST GROUPS ARE NOW MEETING REGULARLY, some on zoom, while many are meeting in person. For up to date arrangements see Interest Groups, October 2021

Scroll down the page to see the list of groups we have to offer and the calendar to see which days of the week groups meet (although not many groups meet on a weekly basis).

If you need more details please contact Maggie Chan the NEWLY appointed Interest Groups Co-ordinator

  • If you wish to join a group please contact the leader for more details. Their telephone numbers can be found in Interest Groups, October 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, October 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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New Groups are highlighted in yellow and full Groups are highlighted in grey in the table below

Groups with blue text have their own pages which contain more details

Group List
Architecture
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, 1st Mon
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs, 1st Mon
Art - Apprec/Masterpieces
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Belly Dancing
Thursday a.m.
1st Thurs
Thursday a.m.
1st Thurs
Blues & Jazz Appreciation
 Varies
 Varies
Books made into Film
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs, 7.00pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs, 7.00pm
Chair Yoga
Monday a.m.
2, 4 & Fridays zoom, 1 & 3
Monday a.m.
2, 4 & Fridays zoom, 1 & 3
China
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Croydon Past Lunch group
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Current Affairs
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday zoom
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday zoom
Dance Exercise
Monday a.m.
See group page
Monday a.m.
See group page
Dance Exercise, Early Birds
Tuesday a.m.
9.30am weekly
Tuesday a.m.
9.30am weekly
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 Conversation Advanced
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tues zoom
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th Tues zoom
French Improvers conversation
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11
Friday Walks, (Ramblers LW)
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Fridays
Garden Design
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Garden Visits
Wednesday a.m.
Spring to Autumn
Wednesday a.m.
Spring to Autumn
Handicrafts
Tuesday p.m.
1st &3rd
Tuesday p.m.
1st &3rd
Historic Visits
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
History - 19th Century
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
History - Local
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
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 of London 4
Wednesday p.m.
3rd & 4th Weds
Wednesday p.m.
3rd & 4th Weds
International Dance
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Italian, conversation
Friday a.m.
4th Friday,
Friday a.m.
4th Friday,
Knit & Natter
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday
Latin, intermediate
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
LGBT
 Details from Wandsworth u3a
 Details from Wandsworth u3a
Line Dancing
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, Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Love Gardening
Monday a.m.
1st Monday zoom
Monday a.m.
1st Monday zoom
Mandolin
Thursday a.m.
Temporarily suspended
Thursday a.m.
Temporarily suspended
Maths Group
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Maths, GCSE course
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly, from Nov
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly, from Nov
MOTO (members on their own)
 zoom
 zoom
Painting & Drawing
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Philosophy
 At other London U3As
 At other London U3As
Play 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.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Rubber Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
Temporarily suspended
Tuesday p.m.
Temporarily suspended
Russian, Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Science & Technology
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday zoom
Scrabble (Social)
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Share a Good Read
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon zoom & in-person
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon zoom & in-person
Short 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
Slow Strollers
 Temporarily suspended
 Temporarily suspendedSpanish Improvers 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 p.m.
1st Tues lunchtime, various ve
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues lunchtime, various ve
Wales & its Treasures
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
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.
2nd Tues zoom, 4th Tues
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues zoom, 4th Tues
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayChair Yoga   Dance Exercise   French Improvers conversation   Latin, intermediate   Love Gardening   Painting & Drawing   Spanish Improvers Conversation   Wildflowers   Looking at London, Croydon   Maths Group   Play Reading, Croydon   Play Reading, Selsdon,   Share a Good Read  
TuesdayChina   Dance Exercise, Early Birds   French Conversation Advanced   History of London 1   Knit & Natter   Early Medieval History   Handicrafts   History of London 2   Poetry for Pleasure   Rubber Bridge   Science & Technology   Taste of World Cuisines   Wales & its Treasures   Writing for Pleasure  
WednesdayGarden Design   Garden Visits   International Dance   Maths, GCSE course   Russian, Intermediate   Singing for Pleasure   Diversity & Richness in Poetry   English Novel   Family History   History - 19th Century   History of London 3   History of London 4  
ThursdayArchitecture   Belly Dancing   Historic Visits   London Explorers Apr-Nov   Mandolin   Scrabble (Social)   Short Walks   Books made into Film   Current Affairs   Environment & Climate Change  
FridayFriday Walks, (Ramblers LW)   Italian, conversation   Line Dancing   Art - Apprec/Masterpieces   Croydon Past Lunch group   History - Local   Table Tennis   Wine Admiration