Meopham

Groups

We currently offer the groups listed at the foot of this page. Please click on any of them to find out more. If you wish to ask a question or sign up you can e-mail the Group Contact via a direct link on the group page. This list is constantly amended as members join & leave groups. If you enquire or sign up for one you will be contacted by the Group Contact in due course. Please be patient whilst arrangements are finalised - our Group Contacts are all volunteers & need your help & input.

THREE BASIC PRINCIPLES underlie the U3A Movement - please click PRINCIPLES to download a copy. In accordance with these we are a self help organisation, i.e. we do not offer ready-made courses - the success or otherwise of each group will depend upon YOU & how you decide to organise yourselves & your joint learning as group members. To see our basic rules for groups, please click Ground Rules for Groups to download a copy.

Remember, you need to join Meopham U3A & receive your membership card for the current year before you are eligible & able to sign up for any groups - (see 'Joining'); if you are not sure what is involved do come along to any Members Meetings or our Coffee Mornings & find out, or contact a committee member. Please feel free to join in, see what it's all about & add your ideas & requests!

To send in a suggestion for a group aligned to your interests please contact Heather Wright, our Groups Co-ordinator. Current suggestions & developments can be seen on our NEW GROUPS page. Add your name to our SIGN UP SHEETS at group meetings or let Heather know. When it appears that sufficient members have indicated their interest in a new group to make it viable, an initial meeting will normally take place to help it become established. Please click 'Starting A Group' for guidance. More detailed HELP FOR GROUP CONTACTS & PAGE EDITORS can be downloaded via our DOWNLOADS page.

Many other activities are also available to Meopham U3A Members including TALKS, COURSES, WORKSHOPS, & SOCIAL EVENTS. (click: U3A EVENTS & SOCIAL for more information).

Details of dates, times, venues & contacts are published as they become available - keep watching this page!

Key To Groups List Background Colours:Yellow = New groupWhite = Space for more members.Grey = Around max. capacity - seeking more members for further group.
Group List
Amblers
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wed of month @10.00
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wed of month @10.00
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
10.00 3rd Thurs Monthly
Thursday a.m.
10.00 3rd Thurs Monthly
Bee Watch
 Various
 VariousBiomechanics Research Group
 
 
Book Club 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thur Month @ Meop Lib 2-4
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thur Month @ Meop Lib 2-4
Book Club 2
Thursday p.m.
4th Thurs month @ Meop Lib 2-4
Thursday p.m.
4th Thurs month @ Meop Lib 2-4
Bridge
Tuesday a.m.
10-12 weekly @Village Hall
Tuesday a.m.
10-12 weekly @Village Hall
Canasta
Monday p.m.
14.00 - 16.00
Monday p.m.
14.00 - 16.00
Chess
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 14.15 - approx 16
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly, 14.15 - approx 16
Circle Dancing
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues monthly 10-11.30
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues monthly 10-11.30
Cribbage
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thurs of month
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thurs of month
Current Affairs
Monday p.m.
19.00 - 21.00 3rd Mon of Month
Monday p.m.
19.00 - 21.00 3rd Mon of Month
Current Affairs 2
Friday a.m.
Last Fri monthly @ members hom
Friday a.m.
Last Fri monthly @ members hom
Cycling
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed each month
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed each month
Cycling for Softies
Thursday a.m.
10.00am on 1st Thurs of month
Thursday a.m.
10.00am on 1st Thurs of month
Food
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month 11.00ish
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday of month 11.00ish
French - Beginners
 
 French - Improvers
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
French - Intermediate
Tuesday p.m.
Evening @ member's home
Tuesday p.m.
Evening @ member's home
French Refresher
 Home meets @Various times
 Home meets @Various times
Garden Visits
 Various
 VariousGardening
 Various as notified
 Various as notified
Genealogy
 
 German
Wednesday a.m.
10.00-12.00 Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
10.00-12.00 Fortnightly
Golf
 3-4 times a year
 3-4 times a yearGolf - 9 Hole
Monday a.m.
3rd Mon of the month
Monday a.m.
3rd Mon of the month
Guitar - Acoustic
Monday p.m.
Times/Venues TBA
Monday p.m.
Times/Venues TBA
History
Friday p.m.
2-4pm Monthly AT MEMBERS HOMES
Friday p.m.
2-4pm Monthly AT MEMBERS HOMES
How Things Work
 Variable dates & times
 Variable dates & timesIT group
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of the month
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday of the month
Italian Beginners
Friday p.m.
2-4pm. 2nd & 4th Fri of Month
Friday p.m.
2-4pm. 2nd & 4th Fri of Month
Italian Intermediate
Friday p.m.
2-4pm. 1st/3rd/5th Fri month
Friday p.m.
2-4pm. 1st/3rd/5th Fri month
Kent Villages
 Variable
 VariableLondon Visits 1
 Various as notified.
 Various as notified.
London Visits 2
 Variable as notified.
 Variable as notified.Mah Jong
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed of month 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed of month 10.00-12.00
Meditation
Thursday p.m.
2pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs of Month
Thursday p.m.
2pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs of Month
Modern Jive
Monday p.m.
19.00-21.30 Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
19.00-21.30 Fortnightly
Money Matters
Thursday a.m.
Last Thurs of month 10.00am
Thursday a.m.
Last Thurs of month 10.00am
Music For Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues of each month
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues of each month
National Trust Visits
 Variable
 VariableNeedlecrafts
Wednesday p.m.
1.30 PM (every 3rd Wed Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
1.30 PM (every 3rd Wed Monthly
OUTINGS
 At various times
 At various timesPainting and Drawing
Wednesday a.m.
2 Wkly@Hodsoll St. VH 10-12.30
Wednesday a.m.
2 Wkly@Hodsoll St. VH 10-12.30
Patchwork Beginners
Monday p.m.
1.30pm every 3rd Weds.
Monday p.m.
1.30pm every 3rd Weds.
Petanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues of Month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues of Month
Photography
Friday p.m.
14.00 monthly @Hodsall St VH
Friday p.m.
14.00 monthly @Hodsall St VH
Quilting
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00; may vary.
Friday a.m.
10.00-12.00; may vary.
Sea Fishing
 Varies
 VariesSinging
Tuesday a.m.
9.45am 1st & 3rd Tue of month
Tuesday a.m.
9.45am 1st & 3rd Tue of month
Spanish
Thursday a.m.
2 wkly (alt/Span Beg); Gen.10-
Thursday a.m.
2 wkly (alt/Span Beg); Gen.10-
Walking
 Various as scheduled
 Various as scheduled
Wine Appreciation 1
Thursday p.m.
Thursday p.m.Wine Appreciation 2
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed each month at 19.30
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wed each month at 19.30
Wine Appreciation 3
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly in members' homes
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly in members' homes
Writing and Reminiscing
Monday p.m.
4th Mon of month 2.30-4.30
Monday p.m.
4th Mon of month 2.30-4.30
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayFood   French - Improvers   Golf - 9 Hole   Canasta   Current Affairs   Guitar - Acoustic   IT group   Modern Jive   Patchwork Beginners   Writing and Reminiscing  
TuesdayBridge   Circle Dancing   Singing   French - Intermediate   Music For Pleasure   Petanque   Wine Appreciation 3  
WednesdayAmblers   Cycling   German   Mah Jong   Painting and Drawing   Chess   Needlecrafts   Wine Appreciation 2  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Cycling for Softies   Money Matters   Spanish   Book Club 1   Book Club 2   Cribbage   Meditation   Wine Appreciation 1  
FridayCurrent Affairs 2   Quilting   History   Italian Beginners   Italian Intermediate   Photography