Epping Forest


EFU3A News

EFU3A Event News
Coffee Mornings
The next Coffee Mornings meetings will take place on Tuesday, 12th November in Abridge and Tuesday 10th December in Theydon Bois. Members should contact Linda Cohen for further details and to sign up for these meetings.

A Walk through Islington
This walk, of about four miles, is being led by Catherine Shipley who members should contact for more details. It takes place on 12th November and participants should gather at the Scarlett Coffee Roastery near Angel tube station at 10.30am.

Group News

Proposed New Groups
Epping Forest is seeking expressions of interest in a number of proposed new Groups that will extend the provision of groups that already exist. These include new Current Affairs, History, Latin, Memoir Writing and Wine Tasting groups. As always, many of these new group ideas will only come to fruition if members step forward and volunteer to run them. The Executive Committee can provide support to anyone new to running EFU3A interest and study groups. Anyone interested should start by contacting the Groups' Coordinator, Linda Cohen.

Antiques and Collectibles Group
Diane Webb wishes to hear from anyone who might be interested in participating in an Antiques Group. She is seeking both Members who would like to participate and any Members with expertise in antiques who might get involved in helping to run it. This group launched successfully on Tuesday 19th September 2019 in Theydon Bois Village Hall.

Beginners Bridge
This group re-started with a new term of twice-monthly meetings from 7th October 2019. Having graduated last year's beginner group to her weekly Wednesday Social Bridge group, Christina Yeung is launching a new beginners' group in October. It is designed for those who have never played bridge before or for those who once learned to play but haven't played for a long time. The group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month in Christina's home. Contact her for further details.

Social Bridge
This large and very friendly group plays bridge weekly every Wednesday at Victory Hall, Chigwell from 10am to 12.45pm. In Social Bridge, its convenor, Christina Yeung uses the mechanics, scoring and basic movements as in Duplicate bridge, but the goal is to provide a quick two-hour strees-free but exciting game of bridge in a social environment.

Those wishing to take part should contact Linda Cohen for further details. Session will run for two hours ad Epping Sport Centre. There is a cost of £4.50 per person which covers hire of the facilities. Members should bring their own badminton racquet if they have one although it may be possible to hire one. The Group Convenor is Christina Lane.

City Walks with Mike Lear
There will be no further City walks this year. It is hoped they will start again in spring 2020.

Current Affairs
A second Current Affairs is being launched. A new member, Paul Wilson has kindly stepped forward to take charge and will run monthly meetings, on the second Tuesday of each month between 2pm and 4pm at his home in Loughton. Anyone interested should initially contact the Web and Information Officer about this via the Contact page on this site.
This new group will be further advertised in the December EFU3A Newsletter.

Former Latin teacher, Andrea Osborne is looking for members to join this new group. Learn how to read Latin, find out about Roman culture and civilisation, and examine the ways Latin has influenced the English language. Contact Andrea or Linda Cohen for further details.

Making Time for Music
Rea Camus is looking for EFU3A musicians interested in joining a musical group that will meet to play together. The group is also being advertised in the EFU3A Newsletter where further details can be found.

This new group has now started. Any members interested should contact Linda Cohen for further details about how to join and when and where sessions are held.

Walking Football
This new group is still looking for new members. The Group Convenor is Phil Merritt. Contact Linda Cohen via the Contact page on this site for further details.

Writing Group
A new Writing Group is looking for members who wish to write creatively or factually about themselves or things that interest them. The idea is to share tips and support among its members. The group is initially being run by Jill Gunter and members should consult their Newsletter for her contact details.