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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 Club 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 Timetable For a detailed timetable of all the groups click on one of the images on either side. Group Timetable

Group List
ARCHITECTURE
Wednesday p.m.
CHRISTCHURCH 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
CHRISTCHURCH 3rd Wed
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
Tuesday p.m.
CLOSED
Tuesday p.m.
CLOSED
BOOK GROUP THREE
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues
BOOK GROUP TWO
Thursday p.m.
Members House 3rd Thur
Thursday p.m.
Members House 3rd Thur
Cookery
 Vacancies, just swapping recei
 Vacancies, just swapping recei
Creative Writing
Friday a.m.
Zoom and Members Home meetings
Friday a.m.
Zoom and Members Home meetings
Current Affairs
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues - currently at Sun Ho
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues - currently at Sun Ho
Dance (Creative)
Thursday a.m.
open group - Zoom, vacancies.
Thursday a.m.
open group - Zoom, vacancies.
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
Meeting 3rd Wed at the Sun Hot
Wednesday p.m.
Meeting 3rd Wed at the Sun Hot
Family History II
 Combined with FH I
 Combined with FH IGardening
Thursday 
Members Garden 3rd Thur
Thursday 
Members Garden 3rd Thur
History
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon at Sun Hotel Max of 15
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon at Sun Hotel Max of 15
Italian (intermediate)
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thu at the Sun Ho
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thu at the Sun Ho
Lunch Club
Tuesday p.m.
open group last tues
Tuesday p.m.
open group last tues
MOOG
Friday a.m.
Open vacancies Alt Fri
Friday a.m.
Open vacancies Alt Fri
Music Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed
Photo & Video
Wednesday a.m.
Zoom and Spaces available 3rd
Wednesday a.m.
Zoom and Spaces available 3rd
Play Reading
Tuesday p.m.
Zoom, Vacancies 2nd Tues
Tuesday p.m.
Zoom, Vacancies 2nd Tues
Psychology 2
Tuesday p.m.
Meeetin now in members house
Tuesday p.m.
Meeetin now in members house
Science & Technology
Tuesday p.m.
This group is in suspension
Tuesday p.m.
This group is in suspension
Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
Meeting 3rd Wed at Members Hou
Wednesday p.m.
Meeting 3rd Wed at Members Hou
Singing for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
open group - on hold, second T
Tuesday p.m.
open group - on hold, second T
SUNDAY LUNCH GROUP
Sunday p.m.
OPEN
Sunday p.m.
OPEN
Theatre & Travel
 open group - on hold
 open group - on holdWalking Group
 Second week of the month
 Second week of the month
Wanderers
Wednesday a.m.
open group - check status
Wednesday a.m.
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 BOARD GAMES GROUP   BOOK GROUP THREE   Current Affairs   Lunch Club   Play Reading   Psychology 2   Science & Technology   Singing for Pleasure  
WednesdayPhoto & Video   Wanderers   ARCHITECTURE   Family History   Music Appreciation   Scrabble  
ThursdayBird Watching   Dance (Creative)   Italian (intermediate)   BOOK GROUP TWO  
FridayCreative Writing   MOOG    
Sunday SUNDAY LUNCH GROUP