Richmond upon Thames

Groups

Richmond U3A currently has around 150 interest groups which are listed below. To find out more about a particular group click on its name to take you to the group's own page. Below the list of groups you will find a weekly timetable.

Groups meet monthly, fortnightly or weekly and generally meet in the daytime.

Prior to joining a group it is essential to contact the Group Leader as we cannot guarantee vacancies. Some groups operate waiting lists and sometimes, if there is enough interest, we are able to start a second group.

We are always keen for new groups to get started. If, after joining, you would like to lead a group, we will give you every encouragement in setting this up. If you are interested in starting a group, please contact the Group Co-ordinator or relevant Section Leader for help and advice.

Group Co-ordinator: Norma Cook
Art, Music, & Science: Graham Shortell
LanguagesNorma Cook
Drama,Literature, History & PhilosophyCarole Fletcher
RecreationTricia Abrahamsen

As face-to-face activity groups are not running during the Covid-19 crisis, several of our groups are managing to continue to run online using Zoom, Skype, email or other means. We list below those groups that are currently active. To view the schedule for active groups, please see the Beacon Calendar.

ACTIVE GROUPS
Group Venue
Bird Watching Walks-Beginners Bushy Park
Book Group - Biographies EMAIL
Book Group - Literature Hampton
Book Group - Members' Choice ZOOM
Bridge 3 ZOOM
Bridge Club 2 ZOOM
Bridge Club 3 EMAIL
Cinema Group Watermans Cinema
Classical Greek ZOOM
Classical Music Appreciation ZOOM
Cookery-Healthy Food Adventure ZOOM
Cryptic Crosswords -Beginners ZOOM
Cryptic Crosswords-Improvers ZOOM
Current Affairs ZOOM
Cycling Various venues
Darts Twickenham
Democracy and Dictatorship Richmond
Democracy and its Discontent Richmond
French Book Group modern ZOOM
French for Improvers ZOOM
French Intermed Conversation ZOOM
Garden Enthusiasts Lower Sunbury
German Conversation Intermed Ham
German Intermediate ZOOM
History - British and European Teddington
History - Pivotal ZOOM
History Behind the Headlines 1 ZOOM
History Behind the Headlines 2 Twickenham
Italian - Intermediate 2 Teddington
Italian - Talking Italian Richmond
Italian Beginners 1 ZOOM
Italian for Pleasure ZOOM
Italian Improvers ZOOM
Kew Gardens Kew
Knit and Nat ZOOM
Knitting, Crochet and Chat ZOOM
Latin - Intermediate ZOOM
Latin - Literature ZOOM
Law - Criminal SKYPE
Life Enhancing Group ZOOM
Mathematical Topics 1 ZOOM
Mathematical Topics 2 ZOOM
Music - Choral Music ZOOM
Musical Matinees ZOOM
Nordic Walking Bushy Park
Opera for Pleasure Teddington
Petanque 2 East Sheen
Petanque Group 1 Twickenham
Philosophy Chinese, British ZOOM
Photography ZOOM
Poetry - since 1900 ZOOM
Politics and Current Affairs 1 ZOOM
Politics and Current Affairs 2 ZOOM
Psychology and Sociology ZOOM
Rambling - London Various venues
Rambling - River Walks Richmond
Rambling - Riverside Richmond
Renaissance Italy ZOOM
Saturday Safari Various venues
Scrabble 2 Teddington
Scrabble 3 Old Isleworth
Scrabble 4 ONLINE-other
Shakespeare ZOOM
Shakespeare - Study to Stage ZOOM
Simply Social St Margarets 2 ZOOM
Spanish Conversation ZOOM
Spanish Conversation -Intermed ZOOM
Spanish Conversation 2 ZOOM
Spanish Conversation 2nd Year ZOOM
Spanish Conversation 3rd YearZOOM
Spanish Conversation AdvancedZOOM
Spanish Conversation Intermed1ZOOM
Spanish Conversation Intermed2 ZOOM
Spanish Conversation Intermed3 ZOOM
Stamp and Postal History Hampton Hill
Table Tennis 4 Whitton
Tap Dancing Whitton
Testing Group ZOOM
Tomorrow's World ZOOM
Trollope ZOOM
Ukulele 1 Whitton
Wanderlust and Wisdom ZOOM
War and Peace EMAIL
Writing for Pleasure ZOOM
Writing Your Life Story ZOOM
Group List
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 Plenty of vacancies!
 Plenty of vacancies!Architecture - Modern
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Art Workshop
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Art-French Painting in 19th C
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Art-Impressionism to Modernism
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Badminton
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Bird Watching Walks-Beginners
Monday p.m.
Waiting List
Monday p.m.
Waiting List
Book Group - Biographies
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Book Group - Classics
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Book Group - Literature
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Book Group - Members' Choice
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Bridge 1-Social
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Bridge 2 - Competitive
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting list
Bridge 3
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Bridge Club 1
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Bridge Club 2
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Bridge Club 3
Tuesday 
Vacancies
Tuesday 
Vacancies
Canasta
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Canasta - Bolivia
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Church Bell Ringing
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Cinema Group
 Vacancies
 VacanciesClassical Civilisation
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Classical Music Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Cookery-Healthy Food Adventure
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Cookery-South East Asian
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Cryptic Crosswords-Beginners
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Cryptic Crosswords-Improvers
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Current Affairs
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Cycling
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Darts
Friday p.m.
Waiting List
Friday p.m.
Waiting List
Democracy and Dictatorship
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Democracy and its Discontent
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Explore Discover Share
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Folk Dancing
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
French - Intermed Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
French - Talking French 1
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting List
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting List
French - Talking French 2
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
French Book Group (modern)
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
French for Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting list
Garden Enthusiasts
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
German - Beginners
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
German Conversation Intermed
Thursday 
Vacancies
Thursday 
Vacancies
German Intermediate
Friday p.m.
Waiting list
Friday p.m.
Waiting list
Golf
 Vacancies
 Vacancies
Greek - Classical (Ancient)
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
History - British and European
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
History - Pivotal
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting list
History Behind the Headlines 1
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
History Behind the Headlines 2
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Interesting People
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
IT - iPad Users
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Italian - Beginners 1
Thursday a.m.
Waiting list
Thursday a.m.
Waiting list
Italian - Beginners 2
Thursday a.m.
Waiting list
Thursday a.m.
Waiting list
Italian - Improvers
Thursday a.m.
Waiting list
Thursday a.m.
Waiting list
Italian - Intermediate 2
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Italian - Talking Italian
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Italian for Pleasure
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Jazz History and Appreciation
Monday 
Vacancies
Monday 
Vacancies
Kew Gardens
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Knit and Nat
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Knitting, Crochet and Chat
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Latin - Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting List
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting List
Latin Literature
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Law: Criminal
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Life Enhancing Group
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Literature
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Literature:Japanese-Murasaki
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
London Explorers
 Vacancies
 Vacancies
Mahjong
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Make!
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Mathematical Topics 1
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Mathematical Topics 2
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Music - Choral Music
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Musical Matinees
 Vacancies
 Vacancies
Nordic Walking
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Opera for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Petanque 1
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Petanque 2
 Vacancies
 Vacancies
Philosophy - Chinese/British
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Philosophy-Metaphysics
Friday p.m.
Waiting list
Friday p.m.
Waiting list
Philosophy-Thoughts & Opinions
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Photography
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Play Reading
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Poetry - since 1900
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Poetry for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Politics and Current Affairs 1
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Politics and Current Affairs 2
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Psychology and Sociology
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Pub Lunches
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Rambling - London
Thursday 
Waiting list
Thursday 
Waiting list
Rambling - River Walks
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Rambling - Riverside
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Rambling - Short Walks 1
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Rambling - Short Walks 2
 Vacancies
 Vacancies
Rambling - South East England
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Renaissance Italy
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Friday a.m.
Vacancies
Romanian: intro to language
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Saturday Safari
Saturday p.m.
Vacancies
Saturday p.m.
Vacancies
Science Matters
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Scrabble 1
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Scrabble 2
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Scrabble 3
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Scrabble 4
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Monday p.m.
Waiting list
Shakespeare
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Shakespeare - Study to Stage
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Thursday a.m.
Vacancies
Shakespeare for Pleasure
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Simply Social: Kingston
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Simply Social: Richmond 1
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Simply Social: St Margarets 1
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Simply Social: St Margarets 2
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Simply Social: Teddington
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Simply Social: Whitton
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Singing for Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Snooker
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Social Networking
 Vacancies
 VacanciesSpanish - Beginners 1
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Spanish Conversation 1
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Spanish Conversation 2
Wednesday 
Vacancies
Wednesday 
Vacancies
Spanish Conversation 2nd Year
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Spanish Conversation 3rd Year
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Wednesday a.m.
Waiting list
Spanish Conversation Advanced
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting List
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting List
Spanish Conversation Intermed
Thursday a.m.
Waiting List
Thursday a.m.
Waiting List
SpanishConversation Adv/Interm
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
Friday p.m.
Vacancies
SpanishConversation Intermed 1
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting List
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting List
SpanishConversation Intermed 2
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting List
Wednesday p.m.
Waiting List
SpanishConversation Intermed3
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday a.m.
Waiting list
Stamp and Postal History
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Monday a.m.
Vacancies
Table Tennis 1
Monday p.m.
Waiting List
Monday p.m.
Waiting List
Table Tennis 2
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Thursday p.m.
Waiting list
Table Tennis 3
Thursday p.m.
Waiting List
Thursday p.m.
Waiting List
Table Tennis 4
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tai Chi
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Tuesday p.m.
Waiting list
Tap Dancing
Monday a.m.
Waiting List
Monday a.m.
Waiting List
Tennis
Tuesday a.m.
Also Fri Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Also Fri Vacancies
Theatre Now
 Vacancies
 VacanciesTomorrow's World
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Monday p.m.
Vacancies
Trollope-Barchester Chronicles
Thursday 
Waiting list
Thursday 
Waiting list
Ukulele 1
Friday a.m.
Waiting list
Friday a.m.
Waiting list
Ukulele 2
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Walking Rugby
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday a.m.
Vacancies
Wanderlust and Wisdom
Friday a.m.
Waiting list
Friday a.m.
Waiting list
Weekenders
 Vacancies
 Vacancies
Wine Tasting
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wednesday p.m.
Vacancies
Wisdom of East and West
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Thursday p.m.
Vacancies
Writing for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday p.m.
Vacancies
Writing Your Life Story
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Tuesday a.m.
Vacancies
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayCookery-Healthy Food Adventure   Cycling   Garden Enthusiasts   German - Beginners   Knit and Nat   Knitting, Crochet and Chat   Simply Social: Richmond 1   Simply Social: Whitton   Stamp and Postal History   Tap Dancing   Badminton   Bird Watching Walks-Beginners   Classical Music Appreciation   Current Affairs   Explore Discover Share   Greek - Classical (Ancient)   History Behind the Headlines 1   Mahjong   Opera for Pleasure   Play Reading   Poetry for Pleasure   Politics and Current Affairs 2   Psychology and Sociology   Scrabble 4   Simply Social: Kingston   Table Tennis 1   Tomorrow's World  
TuesdayBook Group - Literature   Cookery-South East Asian   French - Talking French 1   French - Talking French 2   French Book Group (modern)   Italian for Pleasure   Petanque 1   Philosophy-Thoughts & Opinions   Politics and Current Affairs 1   Romanian: intro to language   Shakespeare   Simply Social: St Margarets 1   SpanishConversation Intermed3   Tennis   Writing Your Life Story   Book Group - Members' Choice   Bridge Club 1   Classical Civilisation   History - British and European   Literature   Literature:Japanese-Murasaki   Music - Choral Music   Poetry - since 1900   Scrabble 2   Simply Social: St Margarets 2   Table Tennis 4   Tai Chi   Writing for Pleasure  
WednesdayArchitecture - Modern   Art-French Painting in 19th C   Book Group - Biographies   Book Group - Classics   Church Bell Ringing   French - Intermed Conversation   Italian - Intermediate 2   Italian - Talking Italian   Latin - Intermediate   Latin Literature   Rambling - Riverside   Rambling - Short Walks 1   Spanish - Beginners 1   Spanish Conversation 1   Spanish Conversation 2nd Year   Spanish Conversation 3rd Year   Ukulele 2   Walking Rugby   Art-Impressionism to Modernism   Bridge 2 - Competitive   Canasta - Bolivia   Democracy and its Discontent   French for Improvers   History - Pivotal   Pub Lunches   Spanish Conversation Advanced   SpanishConversation Intermed 1   SpanishConversation Intermed 2   Wine Tasting  
ThursdayBridge Club 2   History Behind the Headlines 2   Italian - Beginners 1   Italian - Beginners 2   Italian - Improvers   Kew Gardens   Make!   Nordic Walking   Rambling - River Walks   Rambling - South East England   Shakespeare - Study to Stage   Spanish Conversation Intermed   Bridge 1-Social   Bridge 3   Canasta   Cryptic Crosswords-Beginners   Cryptic Crosswords-Improvers   Democracy and Dictatorship   Interesting People   IT - iPad Users   Law: Criminal   Science Matters   Scrabble 1   Scrabble 3   Simply Social: Teddington   Singing for Pleasure   Snooker   Table Tennis 2   Table Tennis 3   Wisdom of East and West  
FridayLife Enhancing Group   Philosophy - Chinese/British   Renaissance Italy   Ukulele 1   Wanderlust and Wisdom   Art Workshop   Darts   Folk Dancing   German Intermediate   Mathematical Topics 1   Mathematical Topics 2   Philosophy-Metaphysics   Photography   Shakespeare for Pleasure   SpanishConversation Adv/Interm  
Saturday Saturday Safari