Hackney

Groups

Members organise their own interest or activity groups. These are small groups of like-minded people meeting on a regular basis, usually weekly, fortnightly or monthly, to study a topic or take part in an activity of interest. Each group has a leader and meetings are usually held in a specific venue, although during the Pandemic we did not have access to any of our indoor venues. In Hackney we are very fortunate that we can use some of the facilities in the libraries, free of charge. Other meetings take place in the Group Leader's home or outside. For information on accessibility to our regular venues, please refer to Venue Access HU3A

Participation in most groups is included in the membership fee, although some groups have to pay a small amount towards the cost of using their venue (Ukelele) or access to sports facilities (badminton).

New Groups: A crucial part of the U3A are the learning or interest groups, covering a wide range of topics. To lead a group, you do not have to be an expert in the subject area. The U3A is based upon peer-to-peer learning, members all learning together with every person contributing to the learning process. Maybe you will consider starting a group engaged in an outdoor activity? Like more walking groups or a “well-being in nature group” or resurrect the Sketching group, whilst we wait to regain access to our indoor venues.

Other groups may be looking into ways to restart activities and if you would like any advice or help with this or starting up a new group, please contact our Chair or call the HU3A mobile 07526 093695.

The Group List below shows details on all groups normally active in Hackney U3A. For each group currently active, there is an information page which can be accessed by clicking on the relevant group name. Additional group pages will be added as and when groups resume activities or new groups start up.

Group List
Art
Friday a.m.
Monthly 2pm, different venue
Friday a.m.
Monthly 2pm, different venue
Badminton
Thursday a.m.
11:00-13:00, NEW Brittania LC
Thursday a.m.
11:00-13:00, NEW Brittania LC
Bird Watching
Monday a.m.
Monthly, meet 10:00
Monday a.m.
Monthly, meet 10:00
Bridge
 Face-to-face + online websites
 Face-to-face + online websites
Current Affairs Discussion
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, members' home
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, members' home
Dancing
Monday p.m.
Suspended
Monday p.m.
Suspended
Drama
Monday p.m.
Suspended
Monday p.m.
Suspended
Exploring London
 Check Events for next outings
 Check Events for next outings
Folk Dance
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday 10:30-12:30
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday 10:30-12:30
French Films and Conversation
 Variable days/times
 Variable days/times
Games
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of each month
Human Rights
Monday a.m.
Suspended
Monday a.m.
Suspended
Long Walks
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Nordic Walking
Wednesday p.m.
11:30-12:30 Springfield Park
Wednesday p.m.
11:30-12:30 Springfield Park
Philosophy
Friday p.m.
Twice a month, 14:30 over Zoom
Friday p.m.
Twice a month, 14:30 over Zoom
Pilates
Monday p.m.
13:30-14:30 Stamford Hill Libr
Monday p.m.
13:30-14:30 Stamford Hill Libr
Pilates
Friday a.m.
11:00-12:00 over Zoom
Friday a.m.
11:00-12:00 over Zoom
Poetry Reading
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly 10:00-11:30
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly 10:00-11:30
Poetry Writing
Tuesday p.m.
14:30-16:00 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
14:30-16:00 2nd Tuesday
Reading and Discussing Books
Tuesday p.m.
Suspended, need new leader
Tuesday p.m.
Suspended, need new leader
Science
Monday a.m.
Soon to restart
Monday a.m.
Soon to restart
Shorter Walks
Thursday 
Once a month, on a Thursday
Thursday 
Once a month, on a Thursday
Stitch & Chat Textile Craft
Wednesday a.m.
Suspended, need new leader
Wednesday a.m.
Suspended, need new leader
Tai chi
Monday p.m.
Monday 2:45-3:45 Stamford Hill
Monday p.m.
Monday 2:45-3:45 Stamford Hill
Ukulele
Tuesday p.m.
14:00-16:00 Victoria Park Comm
Tuesday p.m.
14:00-16:00 Victoria Park Comm
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBird Watching   Human Rights   Science   Dancing   Drama   Pilates   Tai chi  
TuesdayCurrent Affairs Discussion   Poetry Writing   Reading and Discussing Books   Ukulele  
WednesdayFolk Dance   Poetry Reading   Stitch & Chat Textile Craft   Nordic Walking  
ThursdayBadminton   Games  
FridayArt   Long Walks   Pilates   Philosophy