Below is our list of Interest Groups. All groups start afresh each September. Groups are self help and self funding and rely entirely on member participation. All group members must also be members of Havant U3A or another U3A with which Havant U3A has a reciprocal arrangement.

Joining a Group

The table below lists the names and dates of each group; click on the group name to find out more information about what the group does, and how to contact the Group Leader. If you would like to join a group please contact the Group Leader.

New Groups

We are always glad to help members form additional groups as their interests develop. If you think there should be a group covering a subject not catered for or if an existing group is full, have you considered starting a new group? We can help you find like-minded individuals and help you set it up. Our Groups Coordinator can help with details of how to do it.

Emsworth & District U3A Groups

We have an agreement with Emsworth & District U3A that we will share membership of any group that is willing, and has vacancies. So Havant members may apply to join Emsworth & District Groups, and Emsworth & District members may apply to join Havant Groups. To apply to join an Emsworth & District Group, go to the Emsworth & District Groups Page on the Emsworth & District U3A website and apply to the Groups Coordinator unless direct contact with the Group Leader has already been established.

For full details of this agreement with Emsworth & District click here Collaboration

Click on a group to see its full details.

If you do not see a group you want to join, have any queries or can think of other Interest Groups we should run, especially if you might volunteer to coordinate it yourself, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator, Robert Child by clicking onto the 'Blue-Bird' icon (top RH corner of this page) to send him a message. The U3A movement offers plenty of advice, encouragement and training to group conveners.

Adventures in Literature2nd Monday 2:00pmChris Shaw or Martin Owen 01243377459 or 07977982960 or 023 9247 7196 (Martin)
Bird Watching1st Thursday amChristopher Evans07772 534479
BridgeOn-line every Friday at 7:00pmMargaret Stanger07748 077925 or 023 9261 9152
British History4th Thursday 10:00 am David Carter023 9248 6534 or canddcarter@btinternet.com
Use Your Bus Pass2nd Monday alternating with 2nd ThursdayKen Arkell023 9247 6950 or kenarkell@hotmail.co.uk
Canasta2nd Thursday 2:00pmChristopher Evans07772 534479
Creative Writing2nd Monday 1.30pmDenise Bennett023 9248 0577 or denisebennett1912@gmail.com
Criticsmonthly on Thursday of Friday at 10:00amJudith Worley
Current Affairs1st Wednesday 10:00amMartin Owen023 9247 7196
Cycling for Softies 2nd Monday 9.30amLyn Hutchins023 9264 4485 or hutchinslyn@gmail.com
Day Tripsvarious datesKen Arkellken.arkell@hotmail.co.uk
Environment & Technology2nd WednesdayJohn Worley and Elizabeth Jorge023 9248 3217
Family History2nd Thursday 2.00pmDiane West
Film Studies3rd Friday 2:15pmMartin Owen023 9247 7196
French Conversation2nd and 4th Thursdays 2:00pmCarol Ponting023 9246 5344
GardensvariousSue Fodehomarandsusanfodeh@ntlworld.com
GermanEmsworth group, 1st and 3rd Mondays 10:45Marion Emberson01243 697 633
Italian2nd & 4th MondayCarol Ponting023 9246 5344
Internet & Computer Helpas requiredSteve Dawson07802 245714
Line DancingEvery Friday 11:00amJenny Bishop023 9247 0297 or po92uj@hotmail.co.uk
Local History3rd Friday morningGillian Peskett023 9247 5945
Music Appreciation4th Wednesday 2:30pmJulia Mitchell
Mah Jongevery Tuesday 2:00pmJennie Burrow07821 598895
Philosophy1st Tuesday 2:15pmJohn Meacham023 9226 4676 or johndmeacham@gmail.com
Photography4th Friday 2:00pmAlan Palmer
Play Reading Group1st Wednesday 2:00pmIngrid Corrigan023 9279 0401
Poetry (writing)3rd Mon 1:30pmDenise Bennett023 9248 0577 or denisebennett1912@gmail.com
Scrabble2nd Friday 2:00pmMargaret Stanger023 9261 9152
Sociable SinglesvariousMarilyn Hoad023 9245 2473
Singing2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1:30pmJohn Burchjohnburch38@gmail.com
Spanish Advanced1st & 3rd Tuesdays 9.30amSiriol Seabrooksiriolroy@gmail.com
Theatre/Opera/Balletas and whenElizabeth Jorge
Wales and the Welsh4th Friday at 10:00amPatricia Hindleypat.hindley@hotmail.co.uk
WalkingEvery Wednesday 10:00amPeter Newman0777 1593 158 or peter.newman180@gmail.com
Wine Appreciation3rd Tuesday, 2:00 pm start except December and July when it is 12:30 pm, see web page for detailsGeoff Worthington023 9241 3277 or gworthingt@aol.com

Monthly Calendar of Regular Meetings

First week of the Month

Tuesday9.30amSpanish Advanced
Tuesday2:00pmMah Jong
Tuesday2:15pm Philosophy
Wednesday10:00amCurrent Affairs
Wednesday2:00pmPlay Reading Group
ThursdayamBird Watching
Friday7:00pmBridge, online meeting

Second week of the month

Monday9:30amCycling for Softies
Monday1:30pmCreative Writing
Monday2:00pm Literature
Tuesday2:00pmMah Jong
Tuesday2:00pm Italian
Tuesday2:00pm Singing
Wednesday3:00pmEnvironment & Technology
Thursday2:00pmFrench Conversation
Thursday2:00pmFamily History
Friday 11:00amLine-Dancing
Friday 2:00pmScrabble
Friday7:00pmBridge, online meeting

Third week of the month

MondaymorningUse Your Bus Pass
Tuesday9:30amSpanish Advanced
Tuesday10:00amBridge, face to face meeting
Tuesday2:00pmMah Jong
Tuesday2:00pmWine Appreciation
FridaymorningLocal History
Friday2:15pmFilm Studies
Friday7:00pmBridge, online meeting

Fourth week of the month

Monday2:00pm Italian
Tuesday2:00pmMah Jong
WednesdaymorningBus Pass
Wednesday2:30 to 3:30pmMusic Appreciation
Thursday10:00amBritish History
Thursday2:00pmFrench Conversation
Friday 10:00amWales and the Welsh
Friday 11:00amLine-Dancing
Friday7:00pmBridge, online meeting

Less regular Group Meetings

Day Trips
Sociable Singles
Group List
Adventures in LiteratureBird WatchingBridgeBritish History
CanastaCreative WritingCurrent AffairsCycling for Softies
Day TripsEnvironment & TechnologyFamily History 2Film Studies
French ConversationGardensGeology and LandscapeGerman
Internet & Computer HelpItalianLine Dancing for BeginnersLocal History
Mah JongMusic AppreciationPhilosophyPhotography
Play Reading Group 1Poetry (writing)ScrabbleSinging
Sociable SinglesSpanish AdvancedTheatre/Opera/BalletUse Your Bus Pass
Wales and the WelshWalkingWine Appreciation
Group List
Adventures in LiteratureBird Watching
BridgeBritish History
CanastaCreative Writing
Current AffairsCycling for Softies
Day TripsEnvironment & Technology
Family History 2Film Studies
French ConversationGardens
Geology and LandscapeGerman
Internet & Computer HelpItalian
Line Dancing for BeginnersLocal History
Mah JongMusic Appreciation
Play Reading Group 1Poetry (writing)
Sociable SinglesSpanish Advanced
Theatre/Opera/BalletUse Your Bus Pass
Wales and the WelshWalking
Wine Appreciation