East Grinstead

Our Interest Groups

We currently have 55 active interest groups meeting weekly, fortnightly or monthly, morning or afternoon at fourteen different locations plus private venues.

Not a member?? Want to join??

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+ Go to this link ==> U3A application form
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A number of groups have waiting lists and for a membership of our size we very much need and welcome more groups. To view a copy of the current timetable, showing when groups meet, and which groups are open for new members, or have an active waiting list go to Groups which are OPEN for new members

To start a group need not be demanding. You do not need to be knowledgeable about the subject – the “leader” learns along with the rest. On the other hand you may have skills and knowledge we could benefit from.
If you could start a group please contact the Groups Coordinator (see ‘Contact’ above). Alternatively, click on this link ==> Guidance for Group Leaders

COMPUTING - THE LIFERAFT
This new group will meet on an experimental basis in January and February, to gauge interest. Check out the group's web page

NEW FROM THE THIRD AGE TRUST
We are being encouraged to use MOOCs. You can find out all about it by following this link MOOCs - Online courses - or alternatively follow this link to find out even more ==> MOOCS - from the Third Age Trust
Or to get an opinion from a time-served MOOCs student read the document above right Moocs review

Calling all potential Group Leaders
Do you need inspiration? Are you short of ideas? Don't despair! Take a look at OVERSIGHTS - the U3A Site Builder's web site. And if East Grinstead doesn't fit the bill you will find hundreds of other possibilities - and exciting ideas for starting your own group as well. Just visit Oversights and then navigate through GROUPS. You will be presented with several ways of finding nearby U3A s and any number of groups to whet your appetites! Good hunting!!

Check our list of groups below. The up to date timetable summary can be viewed via the link opposite. You will need Adobe Reader to view uploaded file. The free Adobe Reader can be downloaded here ==> Adobe Reader.

Meaning of abbreviations

ASHVHAshurstwood Village Hall
CDHAV Haven Centre, Crawley Down
CHBGColemans Hatch Bowling Green
FORLDGForest Lodge
FRCForest Row Community Centre
FRSHForest Row Simon's House
GCCDThe Glebe Centre Crawley Down
ITDBCIsle of Thorns & District Bowling Club
JUBCJubilee Centre
KCEG Kings Centre
LIBRLibrary
OLDCHOld Court House
STMACSt Mary's church hall
SWITHSt Swithin's church hall
TMCTrinity Methodist church hall
TVFRThe Venu Forest Row
Group List
AAAH! I can't get into a group
 Help for finding a group
 Help for finding a groupAll Season Walking group
Tuesday a.m.
9.45: 2nd meet as arranged
Tuesday a.m.
9.45: 2nd meet as arranged
Ambling
Tuesday a.m.
10.00: 3rd meet as arranged
Tuesday a.m.
10.00: 3rd meet as arranged
Basic Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
2 - 4 Weekly FRC
Tuesday p.m.
2 - 4 Weekly FRC
Book Club 1
Tuesday a.m.
10.15-11.45 1st in mth Library
Tuesday a.m.
10.15-11.45 1st in mth Library
Book Club 2
Thursday a.m.
10 - 12 2nd in mth TMC
Thursday a.m.
10 - 12 2nd in mth TMC
Book Club 3
Thursday a.m.
10.30-12 3rd Thu. Priv. Venue
Thursday a.m.
10.30-12 3rd Thu. Priv. Venue
BREXIT
Monday a.m.
10-11:30 2nd MON @ LIBR
Monday a.m.
10-11:30 2nd MON @ LIBR
British History
Friday p.m.
2.30-4.00 1st & 3rd FORLDG
Friday p.m.
2.30-4.00 1st & 3rd FORLDG
Cards for Fun
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00 3rd Tues Priv
Tuesday p.m.
2.00-4.00 3rd Tues Priv
Computing - the Liferaft!
Tuesday p.m.
2-4 pm 01/5, 15/5 and 29/5 at
Tuesday p.m.
2-4 pm 01/5, 15/5 and 29/5 at
Country Walking
Wednesday a.m.
9.45: 4th meet as arranged
Wednesday a.m.
9.45: 4th meet as arranged
Craft
Wednesday p.m.
2 - 4 1st & 3rd in mth TMC
Wednesday p.m.
2 - 4 1st & 3rd in mth TMC
Creative Writing 1
Friday p.m.
2 - 4 3rd in mth Library
Friday p.m.
2 - 4 3rd in mth Library
Creative Writing 2
Friday p.m.
12.15-2.15:1st in mth Private
Friday p.m.
12.15-2.15:1st in mth Private
Cross-stitch and Needlepoint
Monday a.m.
10.30-12.30 2nd&4th in mth TMC
Monday a.m.
10.30-12.30 2nd&4th in mth TMC
Current Affairs group 1
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 3rd in mth Private Venue
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 3rd in mth Private Venue
Current Affairs group 2
Thursday p.m.
4th Thurs 2-4 Private venue
Thursday p.m.
4th Thurs 2-4 Private venue
Discussion Group 1
Wednesday a.m.
10.00 1st in mth Private Venue
Wednesday a.m.
10.00 1st in mth Private Venue
Discussion Group 2
Wednesday a.m.
10.30 2nd in mth Private Venue
Wednesday a.m.
10.30 2nd in mth Private Venue
Enjoying Literature
Wednesday a.m.
10.30-12.30 4th in mth Priv Ve
Wednesday a.m.
10.30-12.30 4th in mth Priv Ve
Enjoying Literature and more!
Wednesday a.m.
10:30-12:30 2nd Wed Private ve
Wednesday a.m.
10:30-12:30 2nd Wed Private ve
European History
Monday a.m.
10-12 3rd in mth Private Venue
Monday a.m.
10-12 3rd in mth Private Venue
Exploring Sussex
Tuesday p.m.
1.45-3.45 1st & 3rd in mth SWI
Tuesday p.m.
1.45-3.45 1st & 3rd in mth SWI
Family History for Beginners
Thursday a.m.
10.00 3rd in mth Private Venue
Thursday a.m.
10.00 3rd in mth Private Venue
Family History Intermediate 1
Tuesday a.m.
10 a.m. 1st Tues Private venue
Tuesday a.m.
10 a.m. 1st Tues Private venue
Family History Intermediate 2
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues 10:00 - 12:00 priv
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues 10:00 - 12:00 priv
French Experience
Monday p.m.
2 - 3.30 Altnate wks CDHAV
Monday p.m.
2 - 3.30 Altnate wks CDHAV
German Discussion
Monday p.m.
3-4.30 Alternate Mon Priv V
Monday p.m.
3-4.30 Alternate Mon Priv V
Handbell Ringing
Thursday p.m.
1.30-3.45 Weekly OLDCH
Thursday p.m.
1.30-3.45 Weekly OLDCH
History Themes
Tuesday p.m.
2.30-4.30 4th in mth PRIV
Tuesday p.m.
2.30-4.30 4th in mth PRIV
Informal French
Thursday p.m.
2.30-4.00 Thu
Thursday p.m.
2.30-4.00 Thu
Intermediate Bridge
Monday a.m.
09.30-1.00 Wkly FRC
Monday a.m.
09.30-1.00 Wkly FRC
Jazz Club
Monday p.m.
7.30-9.30 2nd in mth JUBC
Monday p.m.
7.30-9.30 2nd in mth JUBC
Latin
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 wkly Private Venue
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 wkly Private Venue
Lunch Club 2
Wednesday p.m.
12.30 2nd in mth Various
Wednesday p.m.
12.30 2nd in mth Various
Mah Jong & Cards
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 Weekly KCEG
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 Weekly KCEG
Members' Meridian Meetings
 
 
Monthly Open Meeting
 Dates and locations as advised
 Dates and locations as advisedMove it - or Lose it!
Wednesday p.m.
2 - 2:45 weekly FRC
Wednesday p.m.
2 - 2:45 weekly FRC
Out and About group 1
 Various
 VariousOut and About group 3
 Various
 Various
Painting for fun
Monday p.m.
1 - 3 1st & 3rd in mth FRC
Monday p.m.
1 - 3 1st & 3rd in mth FRC
Patchwork & Quilting 1
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 Alternate wks CDHAV
Thursday p.m.
2 - 4 Alternate wks CDHAV
Patchwork & Quilting 2
Thursday p.m.
2-4 Alternate wks Private Venu
Thursday p.m.
2-4 Alternate wks Private Venu
Philosophy
Thursday p.m.
2.30-4.00:2nd in mth TMC
Thursday p.m.
2.30-4.00:2nd in mth TMC
Poetry
Tuesday p.m.
2:30-4 pm 2nd Tues in Library
Tuesday p.m.
2:30-4 pm 2nd Tues in Library
Psychology study group
Monday a.m.
Date & Venue variable
Monday a.m.
Date & Venue variable
Science and Technology
Friday p.m.
1.30-4.00:3rd in month GCCD
Friday p.m.
1.30-4.00:3rd in month GCCD
Singalong
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 1:30 STMAC
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 1:30 STMAC
Singing for Pleasure
Friday a.m.
10 - 12 Weekly ASHVH
Friday a.m.
10 - 12 Weekly ASHVH
Tuesday Painting group
Tuesday a.m.
1100 to 1300 Alternate wks TVF
Tuesday a.m.
1100 to 1300 Alternate wks TVF
Water Activities
 April-Nov excl Thursdays
 April-Nov excl ThursdaysWatercolours and Drawing
Monday p.m.
1 - 3 2nd & 4th in mth FRC
Monday p.m.
1 - 3 2nd & 4th in mth FRC
ZZZZTEST
 
   
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayBREXIT   Cross-stitch and Needlepoint   European History   Intermediate Bridge   Psychology study group   French Experience   German Discussion   Jazz Club   Painting for fun   Singalong   Watercolours and Drawing  
TuesdayAll Season Walking group   Ambling   Book Club 1   Family History Intermediate 1   Family History Intermediate 2   Tuesday Painting group   Basic Bridge   Cards for Fun   Computing - the Liferaft!   Exploring Sussex   History Themes   Poetry  
WednesdayCountry Walking   Discussion Group 1   Discussion Group 2   Enjoying Literature   Enjoying Literature and more!   Craft   Lunch Club 2   Move it - or Lose it!  
ThursdayBook Club 2   Book Club 3   Family History for Beginners   Current Affairs group 1   Current Affairs group 2   Handbell Ringing   Informal French   Latin   Mah Jong & Cards   Patchwork & Quilting 1   Patchwork & Quilting 2   Philosophy  
FridaySinging for Pleasure   British History   Creative Writing 1   Creative Writing 2   Science and Technology