Goudhurst & District

Covid 19

Jenny has set up a Whats App group for those who would like news via that app. Contact her to register.

Update on Interest Groups during Lockdown
If you would like to join any of these, more information can be obtained from the Group Page in the Groups section. You can email the leader by clicking on their name.

Walking - Not walking as a group until Covid restrictions allow. Members are encouraged to walk locally and share good walks they have done.

French Conversation - is continuing via Zoom video meetings, led by Dorothy Ross who can be contacted by phone on 01580 212929.

Bridge - Chrissie Markham continues to lead the group online, with those people who are interested registering with an online bridge site and simultaneously talking on WhatsApp.

Debating - This light hearted group is currently active on-line via email. A topic is circulated and an initial vote taken on the subject. Those who wish to then email their contribution to Ali who anonymises them and circulates them amongst the group for their deliberation. A final vote is taken later in the month. All designed to keep our grey matter ticking over.

iPad -Currently in Covid recess.

Psychology Group 1 - Linda Jenkinson is emailing psychological topics for the members of her group to become involved in. Current topic - an online Personality Test.

Book Group - few members of the group have expressed interest in video meetings so Val Harris intends to ask members to make notes of the books they are reading during lockdown. There will be a general discussion of the books read at the first meeting after lockdown.

Science - active via Zoom meetings twice a month with interesting topics. Please contact group leader Wil Pretty for information.

Photography – Each month the group has a competition on a theme.

Wine appreciation – have joined up with Weald u3a. Please contact group leader, Ian Agnew for information

Psychology 2– Sylvia Harris intends to keep in touch with her group by telephone due to the fact that several members are not online.

Garden Visits - Sheenagh Nicholson and Elizabeth Mason have sent a link to their group members to a BBC News page which will enable them to access virtual tours of English gardens.

Art Appreciation - Jenny and Jeremy will be forwarding links to online virtual tours of galleries, art exhibitions and places of architectural interest around the world.

Scratchboarding - Jenny Dalleywater is ensuring her members have the equipment they need and is offering classes online to anyone who would be interested.

History – have joined up for shared Zoom meetings with Weald u3a. Please contact group leader, Trevor Thorpe for information

Craft and Conversation – Karin Hayward has set up a WhatsApp group for those interested to enable members to get in touch for help with the projects they are working on at home.