Croydon

Interest Groups

MOST GROUPS ARE MEETING REGULARLY, some on zoom. For up to date arrangements see Interest Groups, May 2022. Group members should contact their Group Leader for their latest plans.

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, Interest Groups Co-ordinator

NEW Group started February 11th - Board Games Fun click on the link to see their details. New members welcome
Groups seeking new members

  • If you wish to join a group please contact the leader for more details. Some groups will be full but you may ask to be put on their waiting list. Please use the Pigeon Post on the Group pages to contact the Group Leader or refer to your latest Bulletin.

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 updated, May 2022 for the full range of our groups, the days & times they meet and the venues. The contact details are in your March Bulletin. Groups highlighted in blue in the table below have more information. Simply click on the name to go to the associated page.

Please note: you will be expected to JOIN Croydon u3a before you reserve a place in a group. 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.

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 in the table below}.

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

Group List
Architecture
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs
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
Board Games Fun
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday
Books made into Films
Thursday p.m.
7.30pm zoom
Thursday p.m.
7.30pm zoom
Chair Yoga
Monday a.m.
2, 4 Mons zoom, 1 & 3 Live
Monday a.m.
2, 4 Mons zoom, 1 & 3 Live
Chair Yoga, Zoom
Friday a.m.
weekly on Zoom
Friday a.m.
weekly on Zoom
China
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Croydon Memories Lunch group
Friday p.m.
4th Fri, 12.15pm
Friday p.m.
4th Fri, 12.15pm
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
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.
7.30pm zoom
Thursday p.m.
7.30pm zoom
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed, 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed, 2pm
French Conversation Advanced
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Tues, 2.30
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Tues, 2.30
French Conversation Intermed
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11
Monday a.m.
weekly, 10-11
Friday Walks
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.
3rd Wed, Spring to Autumn
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed, Spring to Autumn
German Friends
Monday p.m.
weekly, 1-2.30pm
Monday p.m.
weekly, 1-2.30pm
Handicrafts
Tuesday p.m.
1st &3rd, 2.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st &3rd, 2.30pm
Historic Visits
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
History - 19th Century
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed, zoom & in person
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed, zoom & in person
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 Folk Dance
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Into Film
 Varies
 Varies
Italian conversation
Friday a.m.
1st Friday,
Friday a.m.
1st Friday,
Knit & Natter
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday 2nd & 4th
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday 2nd & 4th
LGBT
 Details from Wandsworth u3a
 Details from Wandsworth u3aLine Dancing
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
London Explorers Apr-Oct
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
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Mandolin
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, 11am
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, 11am
Mathematics Group
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Members on Their Own (MOTO)
 varies
 varies
Painting & Drawing
Monday a.m.
Weekly, 10.15am
Monday a.m.
Weekly, 10.15am
Play Reading - Croydon
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd, home/zoom
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd, home/zoom
Play Reading - Selsdon,
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Poetry for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Quiz night
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, eve on zoom
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon, eve on zoom
Richness & Diversity in Poetry
Wednesday p.m.
4th or 5th Weds, zoom
Wednesday p.m.
4th or 5th Weds, zoom
Rubber Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Russian - Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd, zoom/home
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd, zoom/home
Science & Technology
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday zoom
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday zoom
Scrabble - Croydon
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thurs
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thurs
Scrabble - Home
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 10.30am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 10.30am
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
Spanish Conversation Beginners
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12
Monday a.m.
weekly, 11-12
Table Tennis
Friday p.m.
Weekly 2&3pm
Friday p.m.
Weekly 2&3pm
Taste of World Cuisines
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues lunchtime, various ve
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues lunchtime, various ve
Wales and its Treasures
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon
Wildflowers
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday, Apr -Oct
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday, Apr -Oct
Wine Admiration
Friday p.m.
1st or 2nd Fri, 2pm
Friday p.m.
1st or 2nd Fri, 2pm
Writing for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Weds
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayChair Yoga   Dance Exercise   French Conversation Intermed   Love Gardening   Painting & Drawing   Spanish Conversation Beginners   Wildflowers   German Friends   Looking at London, Croydon   Mathematics Group   Play Reading - Croydon   Play Reading - Selsdon,   Quiz night   Share a Good Read   Wales and its Treasures  
TuesdayChina   History of London 1   Knit & Natter   Early Medieval History   French Conversation Advanced   Handicrafts   History of London 2   Poetry for Pleasure   Rubber Bridge   Science & Technology   Taste of World Cuisines  
WednesdayGarden Design   Garden Visits   International Folk Dance   Russian - Intermediate   Singing for Pleasure   English Novel   Family History   History - 19th Century   History of London 3   History of London 4   Richness & Diversity in Poetry   Writing for Pleasure  
ThursdayArchitecture   Belly Dancing   Historic Visits   London Explorers Apr-Oct   Mandolin   Scrabble - Croydon   Scrabble - Home   Short Walks   Books made into Films   Current Affairs   Environment & Climate Change  
FridayChair Yoga, Zoom   Friday Walks   Italian conversation   Line Dancing   Art - Apprec/Masterpieces   Board Games Fun   Croydon Memories Lunch group   History - Local   Table Tennis   Wine Admiration