Eastbourne & Wealden

GROUPS

Groups are the lifeblood of our u3a. They give members the opportunity to try something different, whether it is academic or educational, physical or simply social. They are ideal for meeting other people with similar interests and aspirations. Our groups are run ‘by our members for our members’ with everyone learning from each other. Groups are not classes and group leaders are not teachers.

All groups meet at least monthly, several more frequently. Many meetings are in members’ homes, others are in halls or other venues. Groups which have expenses are self-funded by the members of the group.

All groups are listed below. For information about a group click on the name. To send a message to the Group Leader, for more information and especially to ask if there is a vacancy, click the bird image on the righthand side of the page. If a group is full you can ask to be added to a waiting list. Some group leaders will allow you to attend a taster session before joining our u3a.

If a group is very popular with a waiting list, we will start an additional group if someone is willing to be group leader. We are also always on the lookout for starting new groups. Even new members sometimes start new groups. For advice about this contact our Group Leader Coordinator (see the Contact page).

You can join as many groups as you like, provided there are vacancies. Many members are in three or more groups. Or you can join just so you can attend our monthly meetings, details of which are on the Events page.

The important thing is to “Learn, Laugh, Live”, this being the maxim of the u3a movement.

We look forward to hearing from you. To request an Information Pack including Membership Form please send a message to our Membership Secretary using the form on the Contact page. You will need to provide your address and phone number.

Group List
CANASTA
Friday p.m.
2 p.m. every Friday
Friday p.m.
2 p.m. every Friday
DAYTRIPPERS
 Varies
 Varies
DINING GROUP
Friday p.m.
6.30 p.m. on 3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
6.30 p.m. on 3rd Friday
GARDEN GROUP
Wednesday p.m.
12 30p.m 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
12 30p.m 4th Wednesday
GLOBETROTTERS GROUP
Monday p.m.
2.00 p.m. on 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2.00 p.m. on 4th Monday
LITERATURE
Wednesday p.m.
2 p.m. on 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2 p.m. on 2nd Wednesday
LOCAL HISTORY
Friday a.m.
10.am. on 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
10.am. on 4th Friday
LUNCHEON GROUP
Tuesday p.m.
12 noon on 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
12 noon on 4th Tuesday
MAH JONG
Monday a.m.
10 a.m. on 1st and 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
10 a.m. on 1st and 3rd Monday
MUSIC MAKERS GROUP
Tuesday p.m.
Usually 2nd Thursday
Tuesday p.m.
Usually 2nd Thursday
MUSICALITY
Wednesday p.m.
2 p.m. on 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2 p.m. on 3rd Wednesday
PHILOSOPHY
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday 2.00 p.m.
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday 2.00 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Monday p.m.
2 p.m. on 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
2 p.m. on 3rd Monday
RAMBLING
Friday a.m.
10 a.m. on 2nd Friday
Friday a.m.
10 a.m. on 2nd Friday
READING ALOUD
 2pm - 4pm 1st Wednesday
 2pm - 4pm 1st WednesdayREADING FOR PLEASURE
Monday p.m.
2 p.m. on 1st Monday
Monday p.m.
2 p.m. on 1st Monday
SCRABBLE
Thursday p.m.
2 p.m. on 1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2 p.m. on 1st Thursday
SMALL GROUP LUNCHES
Tuesday a.m.
12.15 a.m. on 4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
12.15 a.m. on 4th Tuesday
SPANISH
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays 9.30 a.m.
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays 9.30 a.m.
SPOKEN FRENCH
Wednesday 
2.00 p.m. Twice a month
Wednesday 
2.00 p.m. Twice a month
STRETCH AND BALANCE
Tuesday p.m.
1.45-2.45 p.m. except the 1st
Tuesday p.m.
1.45-2.45 p.m. except the 1st
STROLLERS
Monday a.m.
10.30 on 1st Monday
Monday a.m.
10.30 on 1st Monday
TEN PIN BOWLING
Tuesday a.m.
2pm on 3rd & Wednesday
Tuesday a.m.
2pm on 3rd & Wednesday
THEATRE
 Varies
 Varies
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayMAH JONG   SPANISH   STROLLERS   GLOBETROTTERS GROUP   PHILOSOPHY   PHOTOGRAPHY   READING FOR PLEASURE  
TuesdaySMALL GROUP LUNCHES   TEN PIN BOWLING   LUNCHEON GROUP   MUSIC MAKERS GROUP   STRETCH AND BALANCE  
Wednesday GARDEN GROUP   LITERATURE   MUSICALITY  
Thursday SCRABBLE  
FridayLOCAL HISTORY   RAMBLING   CANASTA   DINING GROUP