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Interest Groups

COVID 19 and Groups status

Because of the pandemic the situation with groups meeting is somewhat fluid. The list below shows the groups that are currently meeting using Zoom. Other groups should be assumed to be 'on hold'.
The situation has also created a few vacancies in some groups - these are also shown. Any member interested in joining one of these groups should contact Groups Secretary using this link.
Travel and Theatre visits are on hold until the new year at least.

For OPEN groups Bird Watching, Walking and Wanderers please contact the Group Leader using the email links on the Events page.

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The heart of any U3A is the interest group.  These are run by members with an enthusiasm for a subject, for members with a similar enthusiasm.  Prior knowledge of a subject is not required - this is learning for fun.

Once a full U3A member, joining a group is entirely optional but also membership of more than one group is common. Groups usually meet once or twice a month at a local venue or arrange trips of interest. Some groups may require extra funding for the venue, for trips or other incidental expenses.

OPEN GROUPS
These are open to all members and are a great way to meet people informally. Our lunch group and walking group (not-too-strenuous) are always popular.

INTEREST GROUPS
These are generally smaller in size and focus on more specific study areas. Click on the group name to find out more about its activities.

RUGs (Really Useful Groups)
In order to keep your U3A running there are many activities that are carried out behind the scenes, including Committee work. Extra support with these roles is always needed - many hands make light work. Nothing too onerous so why not offer your support.

For more information about joining a group or forming a new group please meet the Group Secretary over a cup of tea in the hall after the regular meetings

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Group List
ARCHITECTURE
Wednesday p.m.
ZOOM
Wednesday p.m.
ZOOM
Art Appreciation
 Zoom
 Zoom
Arts and Crafts
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon
Bird Watching
Thursday a.m.
open group - check status
Thursday a.m.
open group - check status
BOARD GAMES GROUP
 WATCH OUT FOR THIS NEW GROUP
 WATCH OUT FOR THIS NEW GROUPBOOK GROUP ONE
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues
BOOK GROUP THREE
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues
BOOK GROUP TWO
Thursday p.m.
ZOOM 3rd Thur
Thursday p.m.
ZOOM 3rd Thur
Cookery
 Vacancies
 VacanciesCreative Writing
Friday a.m.
Zoom and Spaces available 1st
Friday a.m.
Zoom and Spaces available 1st
Current Affairs
Tuesday p.m.
ZOOM and VACANCIES 2nd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
ZOOM and VACANCIES 2nd Tues
Dance (Creative)
Thursday p.m.
open group - Zoom, vacancies.
Thursday p.m.
open group - Zoom, vacancies.
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
Zoom, vacancies. 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
Zoom, vacancies. 3rd Wed
Family History II
 Combined with FH I
 Combined with FH I
French Conversation
 Paused for now. Vacancies
 Paused for now. VacanciesGardening
Thursday 
ZOOM 3rd Thur
Thursday 
ZOOM 3rd Thur
History
Monday p.m.
Zoom, vacancies. 3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
Zoom, vacancies. 3rd Mon
Italian (intermediate)
 Zoom
 Zoom
Jigsaw
 Zoom
 ZoomLunch Club
 open group - on hold
 open group - on hold
MOOG
 open group - Zoom, vacancies
 open group - Zoom, vacanciesMusic Appreciation
 vacancies
 vacancies
Photo & Video
Wednesday a.m.
Zoom and Spaces available 2nd
Wednesday a.m.
Zoom and Spaces available 2nd
Play Reading
 Zoom, Vacancies
 Zoom, Vacancies
Psychology 2
 Zoom, vacancies
 Zoom, vacanciesScience & Technology
 on hold
 on hold
Scrabble
 On hold at present.
 On hold at present.Singing for Pleasure
 open group - on hold
 open group - on hold
Theatre & Travel
 open group - on hold
 open group - on holdUkulele
 
 
Walking Group
 open group - check status
 open group - check statusWanderers
 open group - check status
 open group - check status
_Hospitality
 RUG - on hold
 RUG - on hold_Reception
 RUG - on hold
 RUG - on hold
_Roadies
 RUG - on hold
 RUG - on hold  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
Monday Arts and Crafts   History  
Tuesday BOOK GROUP ONE   BOOK GROUP THREE   Current Affairs  
WednesdayPhoto & Video   ARCHITECTURE   Family History  
ThursdayBird Watching   BOOK GROUP TWO   Dance (Creative)  
FridayCreative Writing