Goudhurst & District

Groups

Interest Groups are the life blood of U3As. They are groups of members who choose to pursue an interest together. The size of such groups varies from as few as two or three to hundreds. The way each group operates, its choice of venue and subject matter, is determined by the group members themselves, operating within the rules of its U3A.

Group Leaders are individuals or several individual members of a group who take on responsibility for its operation. Sometimes there may be one Group Leader, though experience suggests at least two such persons work more efficiently; sometimes the leadership may vary, pass from one member to another or be shared among a number of members.

Groups’ Co-ordinators are members of U3As who undertake to oversee and support the working of the Interest Groups and to assist in creating and facilitating the work of all such Interest Groups in a U3A. They will be members of the executive Committee of their U3A and may well help on a wider basis, co-operating with other U3As to the mutual benefit of all.

‘The U3A Method’ is a phrase used to describe the method of learning preferred by the U3A movement. It is co-operative in nature and self-directed. It is best described as ‘nonformal’ in that it is not imposed by an outside body, requires no entrance qualifications and offers no qualifications on completion of a particular course of study. A good mental model of such a method is of a circle of participants, all of whom share their knowledge, skills and experience. It is fully democratic, non-sectarian and non-political.

Information on Interest Groups including meeting times, durations, frequency, venues (e.g. members’ homes or other), costs, and so on, can be found below and from the Group Page by clicking on the highlighted Group name.
Group leaders can be contacted via email by clicking on their highlighted names on the Group Pages, or by emailing the Groups Co-ordinator via our "contact" page.

Group List
Art Appreciation
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday, 1.30
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday, 1.30
Book Group
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday 10:30.
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday 10:30.
Bridge
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10:00.
Friday a.m.
Weekly, 10:00.
Creative Writing
Monday a.m.
1st Monday, 10:30
Monday a.m.
1st Monday, 10:30
Croquet
Tuesday a.m.
Ist and 3rd Tuesday, 10:00
Tuesday a.m.
Ist and 3rd Tuesday, 10:00
French Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
1st three Wednesdays, 10.00
Wednesday a.m.
1st three Wednesdays, 10.00
Garden Visits
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday,
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday,
Golf
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10:00, When Dry
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly, 10:00, When Dry
History
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday, 10.30
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday, 10.30
Nutrition
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday, 2.30
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday, 2.30
Petanque
Thursday a.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday, 10.30
Thursday a.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday, 10.30
Photography
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 10:30
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday, 10:30
Playing Country Dance Tunes
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 10.30
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 10.30
Psychology 2
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, 2.00
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, 2.00
Science
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday, 11:00
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday, 11:00
Walking
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday, 9:45
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday, 9:45
Wine Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
Last Wednesday of month, 7.00
Wednesday p.m.
Last Wednesday of month, 7.00
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCreative Writing   Playing Country Dance Tunes    
TuesdayBook Group   Croquet   History   Art Appreciation   Nutrition  
WednesdayFrench Conversation   Golf   Walking   Garden Visits   Psychology 2   Wine Appreciation  
ThursdayPetanque   Photography   Science    
FridayBridge