Ledbury U3A Interest Groups
CORONAVIRUS LATEST The Government advice on how to deal with this virus has of course seriously affected U3A and its groups. All Ledbury & District U3A normal meetings are cancelled until further notice, though some Groups are using zoom for virtual on-line meetings and some walking groups did operate when this was permitted within guidelines. This has been included on their Group page. Some members have used their skills to do projects, such as the beautiful Lockdown Blanket shown here, made by a member of the needlework group. If groups start to operate virtually or in a modified fashion their pages will be updated. Where this does not apply, in order to give an idea of how each group normally operates the information on the Groups has been left as it was prior to Lockdown. This means much of the data will be dated but hopefully will give an indication of the character of the Group. Sadly some groups have ceased operating in these difficult times. At this stage we have to report that the Spanish, French and Italian Improvers Groups are no longer running. Beginners Spanish and Golf are also casualties of the times.
In the meanwhile Trust U3A, which is an online U3A community, was launched by National Office in April 2020 to meet the continued demand to become a member of the U3A movement while face to face contact is limited. Although initially for non-members, present U3A members can access the site too, at a cost of £4.00. Click on the link to have a look at the Trust U3A website to see the groups currently on offer, with virtual groups are being added daily: Armchair Travellers Art Appreciation Arts and Crafts Book Club British Light Music British Symphonies Creative Writing Culture 1950s - 1960s Eco Group Fashion and Youth Fun with Maths General History iPhone photography More Fun with Maths Music Philosophy Recorders Robotics Science Technology Shakespeare—Exploring Spanish 1: Beginners and Spanish 2: Developing Skills
When things get back to normal we can again consider the very wide range of interest groups run by Ledbury U3A. They are constantly changing as members come up with ideas for new groups and a very few fall by the wayside. Some groups are sometimes unable to take new members, but in this case if you have an interest in the group it is worth contacting the current group leader who will keep a list of interested people. At this time please contact the webmaster if you do not know the group leader. If there is sufficient interest a second (or third) group could be started. Similarly if you cannot find the group for you, make your suggestions to the webmaster - there are always new groups under consideration.
Please note that you do need to join Ledbury U3A to become a member of a Group.
To help you find a suitable group there is a Calendar, showing all the group meetings in a normal month - see link above. It omits groups known to have closed recently but otherwise reflects the position prior to Lockdown.
For details of the each group's activities, click on the appropriate group name in the grid below. If you wish to join a group, it is a good idea to contact the leader first.
A certain amount of equipment, including cds, is available for use at group meetings - go to Link page for details.
Until groups start meeting again it would not seem sensible to suggest which groups have vacancies. The individual group page may give an indication of the position immediately before Lockdown started
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.