Hillingdon

Groups

The heart of any U3A is the Interest Group structure.  Our primary purpose is to have fun within a shared learning environment, exchanging skills and knowledge within a social context. Each Interest Group meets in a member’s house if it can fit: or in one of a number of halls if it requires a bigger meeting room.

With just over 1,000 members, Hillingdon U3A has around 80 Interest Groups. Membership of any of our Groups is limited to our members.

To join a Group, you need to contact the Interest Group Leader. Details about meeting dates and venues are all shown on the relevant page below, as well as an email contact facility to the Leader of that Group. And don’t forget to bring your membership card to your first meeting as a Group member.

If any Group is full when you enquire, perhaps because of venue restrictions, ask if the Interest Group Leader is keeping a waiting list. If so, join the list. What about then working with others on the waiting list to form a new spin-off Interest Group, e.g. Swahili Group II? We will help you establish such a Group if, together, we can determine that there is sufficient interest from other U3A members.

Many new members come into our U3A with a desire to explore a subject not currently covered by our U3A, either an extension of their working / professional life or a fascinating hobby they wish to pursue further. Let us help you do that!

New Interest Groups focussed on new subjects are initiated by members with an enthusiasm for a subject, joining up with other members with a similar enthusiasm. If this is you, you can discuss the idea with the Interest Groups Coordinator, and together we will canvas the U3A membership to identify interested members and gauge the likely success of the proposed new subject Interest Group. Help will be provided in how to set up a Group, find a suitable venue and determine the best dates / times for the Group to meet.

Do volunteer to pass on your skills and experience to fellow U3A members. Remember that each of our Interest Group Leaders is a volunteer, as is everyone else who performs a role in our U3A. What can you volunteer to do?

So please select the Group that interests you right now...................................

Group List
Antiques & Collectables
Monday p.m.
Last Mon.-Ickenham
Monday p.m.
Last Mon.-Ickenham
Art - Mixed Media
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-West Drayton
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-West Drayton
Art Appreciation
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur - Ickenham
Thursday p.m.
4th Thur - Ickenham
Backgammon
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri.-Hillingdon
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri.-Hillingdon
Badminton
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly-Ickenham
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly-Ickenham
Ballroom & Sequence Tea Dance
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed.-Ickenham
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed.-Ickenham
Bird Watching
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-Ruislip
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-Ruislip
Book Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thur.-Ruislip
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thur.-Ruislip
Book Group 1
Friday p.m.
4th Fri.-Uxbridge
Friday p.m.
4th Fri.-Uxbridge
Book Group 2
Friday p.m.
4th Fri.-Ickenham
Friday p.m.
4th Fri.-Ickenham
Book Group 3
Monday a.m.
3rd Mon.-Eastcote
Monday a.m.
3rd Mon.-Eastcote
Book Group 4
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed.-South Ruislip
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed.-South Ruislip
Bridge Beginners
Monday a.m.
1st, 3rd,4th & 5th Mon.-Ruis
Monday a.m.
1st, 3rd,4th & 5th Mon.-Ruis
Bridge Improvers
Monday a.m.
1st, 3rd,4th & 5th Mon.-Ruis
Monday a.m.
1st, 3rd,4th & 5th Mon.-Ruis
Canal Art and Culture
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri.-Ickenham
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri.-Ickenham
Canasta
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Chess
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly-Ickenham
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly-Ickenham
Chinese Beginners Mandarin
Thursday a.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Thursday a.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Computer Club
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon-Hillingdon
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon-Hillingdon
Concerts (Chamber)
 
 
Concerts (Sunday)
Sunday 
Sunday Craft
Friday a.m.
Weekly-Hillingdon
Friday a.m.
Weekly-Hillingdon
Creative Design
 
 Creative Writing
Thursday p.m.
Every 2 weeks-Eastcote
Thursday p.m.
Every 2 weeks-Eastcote
Cribbage
 
 Current Affairs
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed.-Ickenham
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed.-Ickenham
Digital Photography
Monday p.m.
4th Mon.-Hillingdon
Monday p.m.
4th Mon.-Hillingdon
Ecclesiastical Architecture
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed.-Ickenham
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed.-Ickenham
Family History
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tue.-Hillingdon
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tue.-Hillingdon
Film Studies 1
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed. Ickenham
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed. Ickenham
Film Studies 2
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wed. Ickenham
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wed. Ickenham
French Conversation
Monday p.m.
Various weeks - Harefield
Monday p.m.
Various weeks - Harefield
French Improvers
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri.-Ickenham
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Fri.-Ickenham
French Intermediate 1
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
French Intermediate 2
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tue.-Ruislip
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tue.-Ruislip
Garden Appreciation 1
 
 
Garden Appreciation 2
 
 Garden Appreciation 3
 
 
Gardening (Hands On)
Thursday a.m.
Thursday a.m.Geology
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tue.-Hillingdon
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tue.-Hillingdon
German Beginners
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed.-Ickenham
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wed.-Ickenham
German Conversation
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
German Intermediate
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tue.-West Ruislip
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tue.-West Ruislip
Handbell Ringing
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-Ruislip
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-Ruislip
History
Thursday p.m.
1st Thur. of each month
Thursday p.m.
1st Thur. of each month
Interknit Cafe
 Hillingdon
 Hillingdon
Interknit Cafe 3
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tue.-Hillingdon
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tue.-Hillingdon
Italian Improvers
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-various
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mon.-various
Italian Improvers 1
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Italian Improvers 2
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Italian Improvers 3
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thu. Ickenham
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thu. Ickenham
Kids Abroad
 Ickenham
 Ickenham
Line Dancing
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Local History
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tue.-Hillingdon
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tue.-Hillingdon
London Walks
 Various days/places
 Various days/placesMahjongg
Monday p.m.
1st, 3rd Mon-Hillingdon
Monday p.m.
1st, 3rd Mon-Hillingdon
Meditation
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri.-Ickenham
Friday a.m.
3rd Fri.-Ickenham
Military History
Monday a.m.
4th Mon.-Hillingdon
Monday a.m.
4th Mon.-Hillingdon
Mind Your Language
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu.-Ickenham
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thu.-Ickenham
Opera Appreciation 1
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly-Uxbridge
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly-Uxbridge
Opera Appreciation 2
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed.-Ickenham
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed.-Ickenham
Painting For Pleasure
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Petanque
Thursday a.m.
Weekly-Uxbridge
Thursday a.m.
Weekly-Uxbridge
Philosophy
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon.-Ickenham
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon.-Ickenham
Play Reading 2
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly-Eastcote
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly-Eastcote
Poetry for Pleasure
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri.-Ickenham
Friday p.m.
3rd Fri.-Ickenham
Public Speaking
 
 Rambling
 Various days/places
 Various days/places
Rummikub
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Russian Beginners
Monday a.m.
3 times a month-Ickenham
Monday a.m.
3 times a month-Ickenham
Science Technology
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed.-Hillingdon
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed.-Hillingdon
Scottish Country Dancing
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue-Ickenham
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue-Ickenham
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly-Hillingdon
Singers U3A
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly-Ickenham
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly-Ickenham
Social History
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri. - Hillingdon
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri. - Hillingdon
Solo Whist
Thursday p.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Thursday p.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Spanish 1
Monday 
Weekly
Monday 
Weekly
Spanish 2
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly-Northwood
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly-Northwood
Spanish Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
Various
Tuesday p.m.
Various
Spanish Improvers 1
Tuesday p.m.
Various
Tuesday p.m.
Various
Spanish Improvers 2
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Stroller Walks
 Various days/places. 2 - 5 mil
 Various days/places. 2 - 5 mil
Sunday Lunches
Sunday 
Sunday Tai Chi
 
 
Tenpin Bowling
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed.-Harlington
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed.-Harlington
Theatre Visits
 
 
Theology
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon - Ickenham
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon - Ickenham
Welsh
 Monthly-Ruislip
 Monthly-Ruislip
Wood Turning Power
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly-Ruislip
World Wide Wines
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly-Ickenham
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly-Ickenham