Droitwich

Groups

Currently Active Groups

During the pandemic some of our groups are not operating due to government restrictions but others are keeping in touch in some form either through video conferencing, email, telephone. The easiest way to access this information at present is to check in the table below.

Bridge Beginners Zoom tutorial sessions every 2 weeks on Thursday afternoons from 2.00 pm
Bridge Duplicate Club Bidding and play problems are published on Wednesday every 2 weeks on the Droitwich u3a Bridge website - these are available to members of all the Bridge groups. Online play sessions are organised on the Trickster Cards website every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00 pm - these are open to members of all the Bridge groups
Bridge Improvers See Bridge Duplicate Club
Bridge Rubber See Bridge Duplicate Club
Canasta Mini-tournaments are held online using the PlayOK website on every Monday afternoon starting at 2.00 pm
Classical Music App Using email with links to YouTube for the music, some sessions being provided to non-email members via CD
Cookalong with Cookie Thursday monthly at 11am on Zoom from March 18th
Cycling for Pleasure Meeting to cycle on the 1st Sunday of the month
Digital Photography When allowed groups of six have been meeting outdoors in various locations to take photographs following social distancing guidelines. In lockdown topics have been suggested with members taking part on their own and submitting photographs for their website
French Conversation Skype sessions every Wednesday from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon
French Improvers Keeping in touch by email
German Beginners The German Beginners group resumed meetings at Val Hawley’s home from 7th June from 10 - 11am each Monday. Currently, there are 3 participants. Everyone has had their jabs and Val has carried out a risk assessment, so are all happy that they will be in a reasonably safe environment.
German Continuers German stories are circulated by email
Introduction to Chaucer Zoom meeting held every Wednesday morning from 11.00 am
Handbell Ringing Meeting held every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30 pm in a member's home
Italian Improvers Zoom tutorials every Tuesday afternoon from 2.30 pm and exercises are circulated by email
Maths, Science & Tech Zoom presentations on the first Friday of the month from 10.00 am, and details are circulated to the whole u3a membership
Modern Board Games Online play sessions are organised on the Yucata website from 2.00 pm every Friday afternoon. The group is now taking a summer break and is hoping to restart with face-to-face meetings on Friday 1st October 2021.
Philosophy Zoom meeting on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month
Psychology of Everyday Life Zoom meetings starting from Thursday 7th January 2021
Pétanque Resumed play on 21st May. Contact group leader for details
Play Reading The group plan to restart 7th July and meet 1st Wednesday of each month. Contact group leader for details
Scrabble Play daily using a WhatsApp group
Singing for Pleasure Zoom meetings to sing on first, second and fourth Wednesday afternoons of the month
Vegetable Gardening Restarted 3rd Thursday 2.15 to 4pm. Keeping in touch via their WhatsApp group where they share anything about our fruit and vegetable plots during the winter season
Wind Instrument Playing Meeting in a group of up to six persons when allowed, otherwise practising on their own. Collating performances and creating online concerts

If you would like to join one of the above, please contact the Group Leader, whose details can be found via the Group List below.

Proposed New Groups

Time to spare or want some variety in your day? Like to try something new? Have you considered joining any of the proposed new groups and finding like-minded people with whom to share an hour or two learning a new skill or enhancing an existing one, enjoying a laugh along the way and making your life more interesting. Click on the link on the right-hand side to find out more

Virtual u3a

The Third Age Trust is running a Virtual U3A, where, for a small charge, members can join the online community with u3a members from all around the country. There are over 50 groups available with more being added all the time.

Full Group List

The full list of Droitwich u3a groups is given in the table below, and for more information about any group, please click on the Group name. For general information about current groups please contact the Existing Groups Coordinator via the Contact page

Group List
Ancient World
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 2nd & 4th
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 2nd & 4th
Art Appreciation
Friday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 1st & 3rd
Friday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 1st & 3rd
Astronomy
Tuesday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 1st
Tuesday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 1st
Book Reading
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 4th
Bridge Beginners
Monday a.m.
10.00-12.00
Monday a.m.
10.00-12.00
Bridge Duplicate Club
Wednesday p.m.
2.00-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
2.00-4.00
Bridge Improvers
Wednesday a.m.
10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
10.00-12.00
Bridge Rubber
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00
Canasta
Monday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 2nd & 4th
Monday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 2nd & 4th
Chess
Friday p.m.
2.00; 2nd
Friday p.m.
2.00; 2nd
Classic Poetry and Literature
Thursday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 3rd
Thursday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 3rd
Classical Music Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
10.30-12.00; 4th
Thursday a.m.
10.30-12.00; 4th
Coffee & Chat - Monday
Monday a.m.
10.30; 2nd
Monday a.m.
10.30; 2nd
Computer Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 1st & 3rd
Wednesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 1st & 3rd
Conversational Psychology
Monday a.m.
10.30-11.30; 1st
Monday a.m.
10.30-11.30; 1st
Cookalong with Cookie
Thursday a.m.
Monthly from March 18th
Thursday a.m.
Monthly from March 18th
Croquet
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; summer
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; summer
Current Affairs
Tuesday p.m.
2.30 to 4.00; 2nd & 4th
Tuesday p.m.
2.30 to 4.00; 2nd & 4th
Cycling For Pleasure
Sunday a.m.
10.30-pm; 1st
Sunday a.m.
10.30-pm; 1st
Digital Photography
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd & 4th
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd & 4th
French Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
10.30-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
10.30-12.00
French Improvers
Monday a.m.
10.00-11.30
Monday a.m.
10.00-11.30
Garden Visits
 Various
 VariousGenealogy 1
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 1st
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 1st
Genealogy 2
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 3rd
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 3rd
German Beginners
Monday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd & 4th
Monday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd & 4th
German Continuers
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd & 4th
Tuesday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd & 4th
Hand Bell Ringing
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.00
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.00
History - Local
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 2nd
Introduction to Chaucer
Wednesday a.m.
11.00 - 12.00
Wednesday a.m.
11.00 - 12.00
Italian for Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
2.30-4.00
Tuesday p.m.
2.30-4.00
Italian Improvers
Tuesday p.m.
2.30 to 4.00
Tuesday p.m.
2.30 to 4.00
Life Story
Monday p.m.
Monthly
Monday p.m.
Monthly
Lunch Club - Friday
Friday p.m.
12.30; 1st
Friday p.m.
12.30; 1st
Lunch Club - Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
12.30; 2nd
Tuesday p.m.
12.30; 2nd
Mah Jong
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 - 4.00; 1st
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 - 4.00; 1st
Maths, Science and Technology
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 1st
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00; 1st
Military History
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 3rd
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 3rd
Modern Board Games
Friday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 2nd & 4th in winter
Friday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 2nd & 4th in winter
Pétanque 1
Friday a.m.
11.00-12.30
Friday a.m.
11.00-12.30
Pétanque 2
Friday p.m.
2:00-3.30
Friday p.m.
2:00-3.30
Pétanque 3
Wednesday p.m.
2:00-3.30
Wednesday p.m.
2:00-3.30
Philosophical Discussion
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 3rd
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.30; 3rd
Pint & Pontification
Tuesday p.m.
6.00-8.00; 3rd
Tuesday p.m.
6.00-8.00; 3rd
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 3rd
Wednesday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 3rd
Presentations
Thursday p.m.
Monthly on the second Thursday
Thursday p.m.
Monthly on the second Thursday
Psychology of Everyday Life
Thursday p.m.
2.00
Thursday p.m.
2.00
Quiz team
 Various
 Various
Scrabble
Thursday p.m.
12.00-2.00; 1st & 3rd
Thursday p.m.
12.00-2.00; 1st & 3rd
Singing for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 to 4.00; 2nd & 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2.00 to 4.00; 2nd & 4th
Spanish Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.00; 2nd & 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.00; 2nd & 4th
Spanish Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.00; 1st & 3rd
Wednesday p.m.
2.30-4.00; 1st & 3rd
Table Tennis
Thursday p.m.
2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
2.00-4.00
Vegetable Gardening
Thursday p.m.
2.15-4.00; 3rd (not winter)
Thursday p.m.
2.15-4.00; 3rd (not winter)
Walking
Thursday a.m.
Various
Thursday a.m.
Various
Wind Instrument Playing
Thursday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 1st & 3rd
Thursday p.m.
2.00-4.00; 1st & 3rd
Wine Appreciation
 Various
 Various  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBridge Beginners   Coffee & Chat - Monday   Conversational Psychology   French Improvers   German Beginners   Canasta   Life Story  
TuesdayDigital Photography   Genealogy 1   Genealogy 2   German Continuers   Ancient World   Astronomy   Bridge Rubber   Croquet   Current Affairs   Italian for Beginners   Italian Improvers   Lunch Club - Tuesday   Military History   Pint & Pontification  
WednesdayBridge Improvers   French Conversation   Introduction to Chaucer   Book Reading   Bridge Duplicate Club   Computer Beginners   Hand Bell Ringing   Mah Jong   Pétanque 3   Philosophical Discussion   Play Reading   Singing for Pleasure   Spanish Beginners   Spanish Improvers  
ThursdayClassical Music Appreciation   Cookalong with Cookie   Walking   Classic Poetry and Literature   Presentations   Psychology of Everyday Life   Scrabble   Table Tennis   Vegetable Gardening   Wind Instrument Playing  
FridayHistory - Local   Maths, Science and Technology   Pétanque 1   Art Appreciation   Chess   Lunch Club - Friday   Modern Board Games   Pétanque 2  
SundayCycling For Pleasure