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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 2
 Zoom
 ZoomArt Appreciation
 Zoom
 Zoom
Arts and Crafts
 
 Bird Watching
 open group - check status
 open group - check status
Book Groups 1,2,3
 
 Creative Writing
 Zoom
 Zoom
Current Affairs
 Zoom
 ZoomDance (Creative)
 open group - Zoom, vacancies
 open group - Zoom, vacancies
Family History
 Zoom, vacancies
 Zoom, vacanciesFamily History II
 Combined with FH I
 Combined with FH I
French Conversation
 vacancies
 vacanciesGardening
 
 
History
 Zoom, vacancies
 Zoom, vacanciesItalian (intermediate)
 Zoom
 Zoom
Jazz
 
 Jigsaw
 Zoom
 Zoom
Lunch Club
 open group - on hold
 open group - on holdMOOG
 open group - Zoom, vacancies
 open group - Zoom, vacancies
Music Appreciation
 vacancies
 vacanciesPhoto & Video
 Zoom
 Zoom
Psychology 2
 Zoom, vacancies
 Zoom, vacanciesScience & Technology
 on hold
 on hold
Scrabble
 
 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