Luton

Groups

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Covid information January 2021

Dear Members,

As you will know Covid-19 restrictions still keep us in a UK Lockdown. Please ensure you are familiar with the government restrictions and stay safe. Everyone is advised to stay at home so as to reduce the potential spread of the virus.

We understand that this makes normal u3a activity very difficult and that it will continue to be impossible for groups to meet in person for the foreseeable future. We want to do all we can to allow you to meet safely or to find other ways to continue your activity. So, if you have any questions or require any advice, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Please contact Groups Liaison (gls@u3a-luton.org.uk) if you need any help.

You might find this website helpful: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Best wishes and stay safe.

Hilary and Gina

Groups Liaison Service
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The u3a advice can be found here https://www.u3a.org.uk/advice/running-your-u3a-during-covid-19/830-covid-19-advice-on-u3a-activites-24-further-guidance-for-england You will need to set up a user name and password to log in.

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15.04.2020

A website called Greysnet has been launched with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund to help older people all over the country to stay connected and keep mind and body active during the current Coronavirus lockdown.. You can find it at www.greysnet.com It is a dedicated online space where older people can chat with one another through a public forum and find out about all sorts of events and activities they can get involved in while self isolating

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I have set up a Facebook page for our u3a Luton. You have to be a fully paid up Luton member and answer a simple question to join it so if you use Facebook and social media please take a look and join it. We want to encourage as many of our members joining in as possible. As time goes on Hilary and I will be adding as much as we can to keep you all in touch with what is happening in other u3as and helping you through these difficult times.

If you are a Facebook user why don't you join 'u3a Keeping in Touch'. It brings all u3as together for discussion on all sorts of topics and how everyone is coping, and how their u3as are using up to date technology to run groups during the pandemic.

PLEASE LOOK FOR REGULAR UPDATES FROM THE THIRD AGE TRUST UNDER THE u3a HEADING ON THIS WEBSITE. THEY HAVE PUT TOGETHER A QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION COLLATING ALL THEIR ADVICE ABOUT COVID-19

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How are all our groups communicating whilst we are all in lockdown? We would love to hear from you all to help inspire other groups. Our chess group is using skype to have chess games, others are using Zoom and the Spanish conversation group having conversations via telephone. Do let Hilary or myself know.

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If you get bored because your group has decided not to meet because of Covid-19 why not have a look at www.futurelearn.com

They offer free courses in many different subjects with no pressure at all. I have undertaken a couple of them related to family history and they have been excellent. Well worth a look!
National u3a have a new list of new courses available, click on the u3a tab at the top of the page

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'How to Guides' go to the u3a tab on the menu to find lots of information and help from The Third Age Trust to get you through the Covid-19 crisis

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LEARN, LAUGH, LIVE

This is the current list of groups in u3a Luton. Clicking on a group's name will take you to a page with some more information.

If you would like more information about a group send a message to Groups Liaison from the Contact page or download the brochure from the link on this page.

Groups marked 'full' may be operating a waiting list. Consider contacting the Groups Liaison Service with a view to starting an additional group.

If you have an interest in a topic that is not listed, again contact the Groups Liaison Service.
In addition we still have members wanting to start Italian but have no one to lead it. If you are interested in leading the group or have knowledge of Italian please contact us. We also have had some interest in learning German. Again, if you might be interested in forming a group please do contact us.

Group List
Ambling
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Antiques & Collectables
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday of month
Architecture
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday of month
Armchair Travel (full)
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 12:00 - 1:30
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 12:00 - 1:30
Art Appreciation 1
Monday p.m.
1st Monday of month
Monday p.m.
1st Monday of month
Art Appreciation 2
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Art Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st 2nd & 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st 2nd & 3rd Wednesday
Badminton 1 (full)
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Badminton 2
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Bar Billiards 2
Wednesday p.m.
every 2 weeks
Wednesday p.m.
every 2 weeks
Birdwatching
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday of month
Bookworms 1
Thursday a.m.
4thThursday of month
Thursday a.m.
4thThursday of month
Bookworms 2
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Card Games (full)
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
Chess
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly Friday
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly Friday
Creative Writing 1
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Creative Writing 2
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Cribbage
Thursday p.m.
last Thursday of the month
Thursday p.m.
last Thursday of the month
Crochet
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Croquet
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Discussion Group (Full)
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Family History (Full)
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Film Group
Tuesday a.m.
Second Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
Second Tuesday of month
Flower Arranging
Saturday a.m.
Monthly
Saturday a.m.
Monthly
French (Beginners)
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
French (Beginners) 2
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
French - Advanced
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
French - Intermediate
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Garden Gazers (full)
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Genealogy 1 (full)
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday of month
Genealogy 2
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month every 2
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month every 2
Knit and Natter (full)
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday of month
Knit and Natter 2
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Lawn Bowls
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Literature
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Local History 1
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday of month
Local History 2
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of month
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of month
London History 1 (full)
Thursday 
Last Thursday of month
Thursday 
Last Thursday of month
London History 2
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday of month
London History 3
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesdayof month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesdayof month
Luton Town FC Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Last Friday of month
Friday p.m.
Last Friday of month
Mahjong
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Mexican Train Dominoes
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Military History
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday of month
Natural History
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday of month
Opera Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Parish Churches 1
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday of month
Parish Churches 2
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday of month
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday of month
Philosophy
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of month
Photography 1
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly
Photography 2
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of month
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of month
Photography 3 (full)
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday of month
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday of month
Play Reading & Poetry
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly
Rambling
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Science Discussion
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Scrabble 1
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Sew & Yarn
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday of the Month
Friday p.m.
2nd Friday of the Month
Shakespeare (full)
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month
Singing for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Snooker
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Social Bridge
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Spanish Conversation (full)
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly
Storytelling
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of month
Strollers
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Sunday Lunch Club 1
Sunday p.m.
Monthly
Sunday p.m.
Monthly
Sunday Lunch Club 2 (full)
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday
Sunday p.m.
2nd Sunday
Sunday Lunch Club 3 (full)
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday
Sunday p.m.
3rd Sunday
Table Tennis 1 (full)
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 2 (full)
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 3 (full)
Wednesday p.m.
2-4 pm weekly
Wednesday p.m.
2-4 pm weekly
Ten-Pin Bowling
Thursday a.m.
11 a.m.
Thursday a.m.
11 a.m.
Tennis
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Theatre Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday of month
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday of month
Transport Heritage
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday of month
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday of month
Weather and Geology
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Wine Appreciation
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of month (evg)
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of month (evg)
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayAntiques & Collectables   Croquet   Discussion Group (Full)   Shakespeare (full)   Art Appreciation 1   Creative Writing 1   French - Intermediate   Mexican Train Dominoes   Singing for Pleasure   Social Bridge   Table Tennis 1 (full)   Table Tennis 2 (full)   Wine Appreciation  
TuesdayArchitecture   Birdwatching   Film Group   Knit and Natter (full)   Military History   Opera Appreciation   Parish Churches 2   Creative Writing 2   Crochet   French (Beginners) 2   Genealogy 1 (full)   Photography 1   Scrabble 1   Transport Heritage  
WednesdayBookworms 2   Card Games (full)   Family History (Full)   French - Advanced   Local History 1   Science Discussion   Armchair Travel (full)   Art Group   Bar Billiards 2   Literature   London History 3   Play Reading & Poetry   Storytelling   Table Tennis 3 (full)   Theatre Group  
ThursdayBookworms 1   French (Beginners)   Mahjong   Parish Churches 1   Ten-Pin Bowling   Tennis   Weather and Geology   Art Appreciation 2   Cribbage   Garden Gazers (full)   Genealogy 2   Knit and Natter 2   Lawn Bowls   London History 2   Natural History   Philosophy   Photography 2   Snooker  
FridayAmbling   Badminton 1 (full)   Chess   Local History 2   Photography 3 (full)   Rambling   Strollers   Badminton 2   Luton Town FC Appreciation   Sew & Yarn   Spanish Conversation (full)  
SaturdayFlower Arranging    
Sunday Sunday Lunch Club 1   Sunday Lunch Club 2 (full)   Sunday Lunch Club 3 (full)