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 of course at the moment we do 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. Please also refer to Update on Groups currently operating.

Group List
Art
Friday a.m.
Monthly 11:00, outside venue
Friday a.m.
Monthly 11:00, outside venue
Badminton
Thursday p.m.
13:00-15:00, NEW Brittania LC
Thursday p.m.
13:00-15:00, NEW Brittania LC
Bird Watching
Monday a.m.
Monthly, meet 10:00
Monday a.m.
Monthly, meet 10:00
Bridge
 Online Bridge websites
 Online Bridge websites
Cinema - Reminiscences
Thursday p.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Thursday p.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Current Affairs Discussion
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, St. Joseph's Hosp
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, St. Joseph's Hosp
Dancing
Monday p.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Monday p.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Drama
Monday p.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Monday p.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Exploring London
 Check Events for next outings
 Check Events for next outingsFrench Films and Conversation
 Variable days/times, over Zoom
 Variable days/times, over Zoom
Human Rights
Monday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Monday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
International Folk Dancing
Wednesday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Wednesday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Italian Films
Wednesday p.m.
To restart later this year
Wednesday p.m.
To restart later this year
Long Walks
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Philosophy
Friday p.m.
Twice a month, 14:30 over Zoom
Friday p.m.
Twice a month, 14:30 over Zoom
Pilates
Friday a.m.
11:00-12:00 over Zoom
Friday a.m.
11:00-12:00 over Zoom
Pilates
Monday p.m.
12:45-13:45
Monday p.m.
12:45-13:45
Poetry Reading
Wednesday a.m.
10:00-11:30 over Zoom
Wednesday a.m.
10:00-11:30 over Zoom
Reading and Discussing Books
Tuesday p.m.
Soon to restart!
Tuesday p.m.
Soon to restart!
Science
Monday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Monday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Shorter Walks
Thursday 
Once a month, on a Thursday
Thursday 
Once a month, on a Thursday
Stitch & Chat Textile Craft
Wednesday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Wednesday a.m.
Suspended due to restrictions
Tai chi
Monday p.m.
3-4pm over Zoom fortnightly
Monday p.m.
3-4pm over Zoom fortnightly
Ukulele
Tuesday p.m.
14:00-16:00 outside and Zoom
Tuesday p.m.
14:00-16:00 outside and Zoom
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBird Watching   Human Rights   Science   Dancing   Drama   Pilates   Tai chi  
TuesdayCurrent Affairs Discussion   Reading and Discussing Books   Ukulele  
WednesdayInternational Folk Dancing   Poetry Reading   Stitch & Chat Textile Craft   Italian Films  
Thursday Badminton   Cinema - Reminiscences  
FridayArt   Long Walks   Pilates   Philosophy