Lancing & Sompting

Groups

Membership offers you access to a wide variety of Interest Groups. These groups range in size from 4 to 30 members and meet in various venues ranging from members' homes to local halls/rooms.

Please remember our Group leaders are volunteers with a home life, we respectfully ask that you contact them during office hours if at all possible.

Reports from Group Leaders of current activities can be found via the link on the News page

PLEASE NOTE - Members of groups using Chesham House; Due to limited space, members are politely reminded that parking outside the building is for Centre staff. However, the U3A group leaders may park to transport necessary equipment into the building. Thank you.

Group Leaders
To book a room at Chesham House by contacting Pat Frewin, or to request an update to the website, please click on the bird on the right

To learn more about the individual interest groups please click on the links below. Those Groups highlighted in grey are currently full but you may join the waiting list.

See link on Welcome page for all the latest news about the groups

Proposed New Group – Commonwealth War Graves in South East England
A member would like to start up a new group researching the lives of servicemen who served in World War II and whose graves are maintained locally in Cemeteries overseen by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Group Members would each choose an individual serviceman and research both his life and war records and, where possible contact his family and obtain oral histories. The results would be shared with the family, the War Graves Commission, website entries and, if possible, by members giving talks to local schools. There would probably also be some local field trips to the cemeteries.
As the April monthly meetings has had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, if you would like to join this group, please contact the Interest Groups Co-Ordinator via the bluebird system. Once 6 members have shown interest you will be contacted to arrange a meeting to set up the group.

Members have requested several new and exciting groups to be formed as follows:

  • Crime and Forensics
  • Climate change
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Country Dancing
  • Geology/Landscape studies
  • Philosophy
  • German for Beginners
  • Singing

If you would like to join any of the above groups, please contact the Interest Groups Co-ordinator via the bluebird system. If anyone would like to run another type of dance group, sound equipment is available for your use.

Group List
18th Century History
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday
Ancient History Course
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.
Art Appreciation
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday
Art/Painting & Drawing
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
fortnightly
Bird Watching
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Book Group (1)
Wednesday p.m.
1st wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st wednesday
Book Group (2)
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Bridge Group
Saturday p.m.
Fortnightly
Saturday p.m.
Fortnightly
Card Making
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.Creative Writing
Thursday a.m.
Monthly, 3rd Thursday 11am
Thursday a.m.
Monthly, 3rd Thursday 11am
Cryptic Crossword Group
Tuesday a.m.
3rd
Tuesday a.m.
3rd
Current Affairs
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Friday a.m.
4th Friday
Easy Cycling
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Exploring Psychology Group
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Family History
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
French Language
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Garden Appreciation
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
History
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Interactive Travel
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday
Jazz/Music Appreciation
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Knitting and Crochet
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th
Tuesday a.m.
2nd and 4th
Local History
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Mah Jong
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
MandM Online
 Weekly, Online only
 Weekly, Online only
Military Matters
 Monthly
 MonthlyMindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday 10am
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday 10am
Patchwork & Quilting Group
Thursday a.m.
every other week
Thursday a.m.
every other week
Petanque Group
Friday p.m.
Alternate Fridays
Friday p.m.
Alternate Fridays
Photography
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Poetry
Friday p.m.
monthly
Friday p.m.
monthly
Practical Gardening
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Friday p.m.
4th Friday
Psychology Today
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Rag Rug Group
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday of month
Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Sewing Group
Monday a.m.
3rd and 4th
Monday a.m.
3rd and 4th
Visits
 3rd Wednesday
 3rd WednesdayWalking
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th
Wine Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayArt Appreciation   Sewing Group   Walking   French Language  
TuesdayBird Watching   Cryptic Crossword Group   Knitting and Crochet   Book Group (2)   History   Local History   Mah Jong  
WednesdayArt/Painting & Drawing   Exploring Psychology Group   Mindfulness and Meditation   Photography   Book Group (1)   Play Reading   Psychology Today   Scrabble   Wine Appreciation  
ThursdayCreative Writing   Easy Cycling   Patchwork & Quilting Group   Rag Rug Group   18th Century History   Family History   Interactive Travel  
FridayAncient History Course   Card Making   Current Affairs   Garden Appreciation   Jazz/Music Appreciation   Petanque Group   Poetry   Practical Gardening  
Saturday Bridge Group