Dartford

Groups

Interest groups are made up of members of Dartford U3A who chose to pursue a common interest together. Each group has a leader, meetings vary in frequency and are usually held in a member's home. The only expense is for any basic materials required and a small recommended donation of 50p per meeting, payable to the host, to cover refreshments provided. If meetings are held elsewhere any cost incurred is shared equally between the group members. The content and preparation for each meeting is agreed on by all members, and no qualifications are required.

Joining an interest group is a commitment to attend on a regular basis (see meeting times for each group) and, hopefully, to become an active member contributing to the group. Since the leader often has preparations to make it would be appreciated if you could inform them of non-attendance.

If you are interested in a group you can register your interest with the Groups Coordinator. This can be done either via the contacts page of this site or in person at the monthly meeting. If that group is full, or you have an interest not already covered, the Groups Coordinator will endeavour to initiate a new group as soon as possible.

Current groups are listed below, click on a group name for more detailed information. Cartoons are drawn and copyright to Ken Layson

Group Leaders will aim to give you sufficient information for you to make an informed choice as to whether to participate in an activity or not.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU UNDERTAKE ALL ACTIVITIES AT YOUR OWN RISK

An ICE card (In Case of Emergency) is available at the monthly meetings and it is recommended that you carry it at all times.

Group List
ABOUT LONDON
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
AMBLING
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
AMBLING USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
ART APPRECIATION 1
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
ART APPRECIATION 2
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
ART APPRECIATION 3
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
ART APPRECIATION 4
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
BIRDWATCHING
Tuesday a.m.
4th
Tuesday a.m.
4th
BOOK GROUP 1
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
BOOK GROUP 2
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
BRIDGE
 
 
BRIDGE
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
BRIDGE INSTRUCTION
Friday p.m.
Friday p.m.
CALLIGRAPHY
Monday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Monday a.m.
Alternate weeks
CONSERVATION
 
 
COUNTRY WALKS
 Monthly as arranged
 Monthly as arrangedCREATIVE WRITING
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
DANCE APPRECIATION
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
DISCUSSION
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
DRAWING & SKETCHING
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
FAMILY HISTORY
 As arranged
 As arranged
FILM GROUP
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
FRENCH CONVERSATION
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
GERMAN CONVERSATION
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
HISTORY
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
HORTICULTURE
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
INDOOR GAMES 1
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
LOCAL HISTORY
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
MAHJONG
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
NAT HISTORY & SCIENCE
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday
PETANQUE
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday a.m.
Monthly
Saturday a.m.
Monthly
PLAY READING 1
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
PLAY READING 2
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
POETRY
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
PUB LUNCH
Tuesday a.m.
Last
Tuesday a.m.
Last
QUIZ TEAM
 As arranged
 As arranged
READING GROUP
 Add Hoc
 Add HocRECORDED MUSIC
Thursday p.m.
Evenings Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Evenings Weekly
RUMMIKUB
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
SATURDAY WALKING GROUP
Saturday a.m.
Saturday a.m.
SCRABBLE
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
SILVER SURFING AND MORE
 As requested
 As requested
SUNDAY LUNCH
 Monthly
 MonthlySUNDAY LUNCH/PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Sunday 
2nd Sunday
Sunday 
2nd Sunday
TABLE TENNIS
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
TEXTILE CRAFTS
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
THE VICTORIANS
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayBOOK GROUP 1   BOOK GROUP 2   CALLIGRAPHY   PLAY READING 1   BRIDGE   CREATIVE WRITING   CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 1   RUMMIKUB  
TuesdayBIRDWATCHING   DANCE APPRECIATION   DRAWING & SKETCHING   HISTORY   PETANQUE   PLAY READING 2   PUB LUNCH   CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 2   FILM GROUP   FRENCH CONVERSATION  
WednesdayABOUT LONDON   AMBLING USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT   ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS   DISCUSSION   HORTICULTURE   LOCAL HISTORY   POETRY   TABLE TENNIS   TEXTILE CRAFTS   THE VICTORIANS  
ThursdayART APPRECIATION 1   GERMAN CONVERSATION   ART APPRECIATION 2   INDOOR GAMES 1   MAHJONG   NAT HISTORY & SCIENCE   RECORDED MUSIC  
FridayAMBLING   ART APPRECIATION 3   ART APPRECIATION 4   BRIDGE INSTRUCTION   SCRABBLE  
SaturdayPHOTOGRAPHY   SATURDAY WALKING GROUP