Harpenden

Groups

GROUP ACTIVITIES

In addition to the fortnightly general meeting there are several special interest Groups that gather separately. These may run over a long period of time, or flourish for a while and then disband when their members' needs have been met or numbers fall. Groups meet in local meeting rooms or member's houses at times and intervals to suit themselves. Sometimes to keep group sizes small, or to meet at different times, duplicate groups may form. Here is a list of the current Groups and Group Convenors.

Art AppreciationPat Jacques
Bus Pass tripsIrene Harding
Climate ChangePat Jacques
Current AffairsDavid Lloyd
Exploring London Patrick Kenny
Family HistoryViv Chandler
GardeningSybil Marsden
General ScienceDoug Nevell
HistoryGerald Cuff
Local HistoryDoug Nevell
Mah JongPenny Turnbull
Music AppreciationRoger Reason
NeedlecraftAnne Stephens
Play ReadingTony Owens
Poetry AppreciationValerie Hughes
Reading for PleasureJean Rapier
ScrabbleJenny Tyler
Singing for PleasureViv Chandler
StrollersPatrick Kenny
Theatre-goingJohn Booth

Click on a link below to get some more information on a group. You can also contact the Membership secretary by telephone or by email - See the 'Contact' page. If you request the username and password, you can access the attached file. This gives all the Group Convenor phone numbers so you can contact them directly.

It is important to add that we are always on the lookout for potential new U3A activity groups, be they of an academic or leisure-oriented nature. If you have a suggestion for a potential new group please let chairman Doug Nevell or vice-chairman Viv Chandler know.

One possible activity is a Writers group. its aim being to foster budding creative writers of poetry and/or prose. We ask any member who fancies themselves as a budding novelist, poet or short story writer to contact Irene Harding.

Another group we are hoping will start soon is a Painting Group. An opportunity to express your artistic inclinations and possible hidden talent, without undue criticism. Is there a volunteer to lead such a group? Let us know if you are interested.

Group List
Art Appreciation
 Monthly
 MonthlyBus pass Trips
 As arranged
 As arranged
Climate Change
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday of the Month
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday of the Month
Current Affairs
Monday a.m.
Monthly
Monday a.m.
Monthly
Family History
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of the Month
Gardening
Friday 
3rd Friday of the month
Friday 
3rd Friday of the month
General Science
Monday p.m.
4th Monday of the Month
Monday p.m.
4th Monday of the Month
History
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Local History
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of the Month
Mah Jong
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Music Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Needlecraft
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesday
Play-Reading
 Monthly
 MonthlyPoetry Appreciation
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly
Reading for pleasure
 Monthly
 MonthlyScrabble
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Singing for pleasure
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Strollers/Exploring London
Saturday a.m.
As arranged
Saturday a.m.
As arranged
Theatre Going
 As arranged
 As arranged