Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling

Groups

Interest groups are the lifeblood of a successful U3A. If your interest is not covered, let us know and we will help to find others willing to join you in creating a new group.
Maura, the Groups Organiser, has had to withdraw this year, 2019, but Jo Wilsdon is kindly covering in her absence. Contact Jo via the Contact web page.
Our interest groups meet in members' homes, rent small halls, other venues or go on field trips. Group members cover the cost of using their venue and usually pay 30p towards any refreshments provided. Our current HHD handbook lists our interest groups information and the group coordinator’s contact details.

Prospective U3A members may attend a group twice then they must take up full HHD membership.
To register with a group, please contact that group’s coordinator via that group's page. Otherwise, for any group enquiries, email the Groups Organiser via the Contact page.
If a group is oversubscribed, the members are encouraged to split up, with several members setting up a second group which will be assisted in establishing itself.

NB. Group leaders:
a) Please ensure group members have an ICE number on their phones (In Case of Emergency) that is also given to you,
b) Check membership cards when new members join the group and in April/ May to encourage renewals.
c) You can now edit your own group page, to keep members up to date with group activities, past or future, including photographs. Contact the web manager, via the Contact page, for assistance. The blue text, on a group page, sends an email to that group’s coordinator or a nominated contact. (No email addresses are shown.)
d)The Other section on the Events website page shows opportunities for group trips & activities.
e) SUN venue funding is available for inter u3a meetings, between groups.

The U3A Sources magazine, delivered to members, invites contributions from the relevant interest groups plus any photographic groups (providing shots for the front cover and also illustrating the various topics in future editions.) A guide to writing an article is in the U3A shop on the national website or by request from national office. Contact Phyllis Hughes, editor, via sources@u3a.org.uk

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Please report any incidents or accidents requiring assistance during any HHD activities using the guidance link on this page. Members are covered by U3A insurance for most activities and this provides a record for our information. Note this does not cover members journeys to meetings, activities or car sharing. HHD car sharing policy can be viewed on Our HHD page.

Group List
'Group Leaders Advice 11/19'
 
 Acoustic Guitar
Tuesday a.m.
Meet 2nd & 4th
Tuesday a.m.
Meet 2nd & 4th
Archaeology - Pallas Athene
Monday p.m.
4th in month
Monday p.m.
4th in month
Art 1
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Art 2
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Astronomy
Thursday p.m.
Evening 4th monthly
Thursday p.m.
Evening 4th monthly
Book Club 1
Monday p.m.
1st in month
Monday p.m.
1st in month
Book Club 2
Monday p.m.
4th in month
Monday p.m.
4th in month
Book Club 3
Tuesday a.m.
3rd in month
Tuesday a.m.
3rd in month
Bridge
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Ciao Italia
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Creative Arts
 Monthly
 Monthly
Creative Writing
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 3rd in month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 3rd in month
Criminal Reads 1
Friday a.m.
1st in month
Friday a.m.
1st in month
Criminal Reads 2
Friday a.m.
2nd in month
Friday a.m.
2nd in month
Crochet, Knitting & Patchwork
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Current Affairs
Wednesday p.m.
1st in month
Wednesday p.m.
1st in month
Family & Social History
Friday p.m.
1st in month
Friday p.m.
1st in month
Flower Arranging
Wednesday a.m.
2nd in month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd in month
French Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
French Conversation
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 3rd in month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 3rd in month
French Intermediate
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Friendly Badminton
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Gardening 1
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon in month
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon in month
Gardening 2
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon in month
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon in month
Gardening 3
Thursday p.m.
4th in month
Thursday p.m.
4th in month
Italian Conversation 1
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 4th in month
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 4th in month
Italian Conversation 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Latin Beginners
 
 Latin Learners
Monday p.m.
3rd in month
Monday p.m.
3rd in month
Local History
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month
Thursday p.m.
2nd in month
Mah Jong
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th of month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th of month
Music Appreciation
Friday p.m.
4th Fri in month
Friday p.m.
4th Fri in month
Natural History Walks 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st in month
Tuesday a.m.
1st in month
Natural History Walks 2
Thursday a.m.
3rd in the month
Thursday a.m.
3rd in the month
Natural History Walks 3
Wednesday a.m.
2nd in month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd in month
Natural History Walks 4
Thursday a.m.
3rd in month
Thursday a.m.
3rd in month
Natural History Walks 5
Monday a.m.
First in month
Monday a.m.
First in month
Photography 1
Friday a.m.
2nd in month
Friday a.m.
2nd in month
Photography 2
Friday a.m.
Last in month
Friday a.m.
Last in month
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month
Wednesday p.m.
3rd in month
Poetry
 Monthly - dates vary
 Monthly - dates vary
Recorders
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Rummikub
Monday p.m.
1st in month
Monday p.m.
1st in month
Saxophone
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th in month
Shared Reading 1
Tuesday a.m.
Hurst’ weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Hurst’ weekly
Shared Reading 2
Thursday p.m.
Hassocks weekly
Thursday p.m.
Hassocks weekly
Stitching
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd in month
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd in month
Sunday Lunch 1
Sunday 
Fortnightly, local venues
Sunday 
Fortnightly, local venues
Sunday Lunch 2
Sunday 
Monthly
Sunday 
Monthly
U3A Singers
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Walking
Thursday a.m.
2nd in month
Thursday a.m.
2nd in month
Women's Studies
Wednesday a.m.
1st in month
Wednesday a.m.
1st in month
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayCrochet, Knitting & Patchwork   Natural History Walks 5   Archaeology - Pallas Athene   Book Club 1   Book Club 2   Gardening 1   Gardening 2   Latin Learners   Rummikub  
TuesdayAcoustic Guitar   Book Club 3   Creative Writing   Natural History Walks 1   Recorders   Saxophone   Shared Reading 1   Art 1   French Beginners   French Conversation   French Intermediate   Italian Conversation 2   Stitching  
WednesdayCiao Italia   Flower Arranging   Italian Conversation 1   Natural History Walks 3   Women's Studies   Current Affairs   Mah Jong   Play Reading  
ThursdayArt 2   Natural History Walks 2   Natural History Walks 4   Walking   Astronomy   Bridge   Gardening 3   Local History   Shared Reading 2  
FridayCriminal Reads 1   Criminal Reads 2   Photography 1   Photography 2   U3A Singers   Family & Social History   Friendly Badminton   Music Appreciation