Epping Forest

Groups

We currently run over 60 groups, and are very grateful to all our group leaders for the time and energy they give to support EFU3A.

For more information regarding groups, please contact our Group Co-ordinator, via the Contact page.

The Links on the right provide click-through access to general advice to Group Leaders about setting up and running groups as well as links to educational and informative materials on a wide range of topics that can be utilised by Group Leaders and other members

Group Leaders should be aware that there is a range of help resources available through the Third Age Trust and accessible through the National U3A web site. A resource centre contains an extensive stock of video and other materials covering a wide range of subject areas. These are available on free loan to local U3A branches.

Group Leaders can also get advice from national subject co-ordinators. There are more than 50 of these that can be accessed through the Subject Advice area of the National U3A web site.

Group Leaders can get further information from the Epping Forest U3A Groups Co-ordinator or they can contact the national office of the U3A directly themselves: Telephone number: General - 020 8466 6139; Resource Centre - 020 8314 0199; Web address: www.u3a.org.uk.

Members' Suggestions

EFU3A is always interested to hear from its Members with ideas. Anyone with suggestions for new groups can send them to the Web and Information Officer using the Link on the Contact page or by posting the forms placed in the Suggestions Box located on the Information Desk in the foyer of Theydon Bois Village Hall before the Main Monthly Meetings.

U3A Members and Group Etiquette

Group Leaders make a vital contribution to the Epping Forest U3A. They give up their time and energies voluntarily to provide a wide range of interesting activities for Members to pursue. The EFU3A Committee will do all it can to ensure that Members gain access to Groups they would like to join.

Because many groups are run from Members' homes, however, space can be restricted and this means that membership numbers are limited for certain Groups. It is important therefore that Members who do join any group with restricted membership ensure that they try to attend its sessions and provide support for its activities.

If a Member cannot attend a group meeting because they are indisposed it is good etiquette to let the Group Leader know why they cannot attend as soon as they can and preferably in advance. If circumstances mean that a Member is unable to give advance notice, then they should try to let the Group Leader know why they were unable to attend as soon as reasonably possible and also when they expect to attend again.

If a Member finds that a Group does not meet their expectations or that their circumstances more generally have changed making it difficult for them to attend its meetings, then they should let the Group Leader know and formally give up their membership of that Group to allow other Members with an interest in the Group to join it instead.

Group List
Away Walks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Basic First Aid Techniques
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues of month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues of month
Bird Watching
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday in month
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday in month
Book Swap
Monday a.m.
At monthly branch meetings
Monday a.m.
At monthly branch meetings
Books & Media
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Bridge (gentle duplicate)
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Bridge - Social
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Bridge for Beginners
Monday 
2nd in month
Monday 
2nd in month
Calligraphy
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
City Walks
Sunday a.m.
Bi-monthly
Sunday a.m.
Bi-monthly
Coffee Mornings
 Various days
 Various daysCurrent Affairs
Thursday p.m.
Thursday p.m.
Design with Foliage & Flowers
Monday p.m.
monthly
Monday p.m.
monthly
Digital Photography
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday in month
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday in month
English Literature
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Family History
Monday p.m.
Last Monday of month
Monday p.m.
Last Monday of month
Fashion
Tuesday p.m.
once a month
Tuesday p.m.
once a month
Food & Wine Appreciation
 Every 6-7 weeeks
 Every 6-7 weeeks
Forest Walks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
French Conversation
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
French Conversation Plus 1
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
French Conversation Plus 2
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
French Language (Elementary)
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
French Language (Intermediate)
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Friday Art Group
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.Garden outings
 seasonal
 seasonal
Greetings Cards Workshop
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th weeks
History
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays of the mon
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays of the mon
iPad Group
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Italian (Beginners)
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Italian (intermediate)
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Keep Fit
Monday a.m.
alternate weeks where possible
Monday a.m.
alternate weeks where possible
Latin 1
Monday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Monday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Latin 2
Monday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Monday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Local Lunches
 see newsletter
 see newsletterLooking at Art
Wednesday 
Last week
Wednesday 
Last week
Mah Jong
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Maths 1
Thursday a.m.
Thursday a.m.
Maths 2
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd weeks
Maths 3
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Memoir Writing
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.Model Railway
 variable
 variable
Outings
 
 Pick Your Own Poetry
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Play Reading
Thursday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Thursday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Reading for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
2nd week
Wednesday p.m.
2nd week
Reading Shakespeare
Friday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Friday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Reading Shakespeare Two
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Recorders
Friday a.m.
alternately
Friday a.m.
alternately
Rummikub
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Tuesday p.m.
Alternate weeks
Short Breaks
 
 Singing-4-Fun
Wednesday p.m.
1st week
Wednesday p.m.
1st week
Snap & Stroll
 Variable
 VariableSocial Bridge
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
Social Events
 Occasional
 OccasionalSpanish
Thursday a.m.
fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
fortnightly
Sunday Lunch Club
Sunday p.m.
Sunday p.m.Table Tennis
Thursday a.m.
fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
fortnightly
The Reading Group
Monday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Monday a.m.
Alternate weeks
Theatre Visits
 
 
Trout Fishing
Monday 
Monday Walking the London Parks
 details in newsletter
 details in newsletter
Wine Tasting
Friday p.m.
Once a month
Friday p.m.
Once a month
Yoga
Thursday a.m.
fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
fortnightly
Yoga (Seated)
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBird Watching   Book Swap   Bridge - Social   Digital Photography   Keep Fit   The Reading Group   Design with Foliage & Flowers   Family History   Latin 1   Latin 2   Maths 2  
TuesdayAway Walks   English Literature   Forest Walks   Reading Shakespeare Two   Basic First Aid Techniques   Books & Media   Bridge (gentle duplicate)   Fashion   French Conversation   iPad Group   Pick Your Own Poetry   Rummikub  
WednesdayFrench Conversation Plus 1   French Language (Elementary)   French Language (Intermediate)   Social Bridge   French Conversation Plus 2   Italian (Beginners)   Italian (intermediate)   Memoir Writing   Reading for Pleasure   Singing-4-Fun  
ThursdayCalligraphy   Greetings Cards Workshop   Maths 1   Maths 3   Spanish   Table Tennis   Yoga   Yoga (Seated)   Current Affairs   Play Reading  
FridayFriday Art Group   History   Reading Shakespeare   Recorders   Mah Jong   Wine Tasting  
SundayCity Walks   Sunday Lunch Club