Romsey Archway

Groups

Welcome to the Groups information, from Sue Edwards and Margaret Bealing, the Romsey Archway u3a Groups Coordinators. The current list of groups can be found below. Just click on the name of each group for more information and to contact the group leader.

Romsey Archway U3A currently has more than 40 groups formed, with many more in the pipeline.

IN ORDER TO BELONG TO ANY OF THESE GROUPS YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE ROMSEY ARCHWAY U3A.

All the groups are self help and set their own programmes and all members are encouraged to contribute, depending on their experience and capabilities.

Meetings are held at suitable venues including halls and people's homes on a nominated day each week/month. Some groups hold social events that could involve gallery visits, luncheons, visits to National Trust properties, the list goes on.

How do I join a Group?
It is suggested that you contact the Group Leader (where details are shown) or by emailing a request to the Groups Co-ordinator via the form on the Contact Page. It is also suggested that you then come along to one of our monthly general meetings (see the Events page for meeting dates). Here you will be able to meet other members of the group and/or the Group Leader and obtain more information.

How are the Groups run?
Group Leaders are members who give their time voluntarily. Where a charge is made for group attendance it is kept to a minimum to cover overhead costs.

Risk Assessment
When Group Leaders are going to restart an existing group or starting a new group, they need to do a risk assessment. Each group will have a risk assessment completed according to latest Health and Safety and Covid guidelines, and group members should only attend if they are happy with this assessment. Risk assessment forms and completed risk assessments can be found using the links on the right of this page.

What kind of Groups are possible?
It depends on the interests of members and the goodwill of members prepared to lead the group.

How to become a Group Leader?
A description of your proposed interest needs to be discussed with the Groups Co-ordinator or someone on the Committee. Expressions of interest within the U3A will be sought and if there is sufficient interest then a suitable date/time for the group will be arranged, by the Group Leader. Information for Romsey Archway Group leaders on how to run a group, can be found in the link provided on this page.

What groups are there?
Details of our current activity groups are shown below. Please scroll down to see the various groups, clicking on those of interest to obtain more details.
A group with a darker grey background is currently full.
A group with a yellow background is new.
A group with a ? is also new but requires either a leader or more members before the group can commence.

If you wish to join a group that is currently identified as full please advise the Groups Co-ordinator using the link on the Contact page, we can then consider creating a new group if there is sufficient demand.

Groups activity during Covid restrictions
Some groups are restarting face-to-face activity within Government guidelines, others are waiting or using zoom or email. Please contact the Group Leader to find the current status of any groups which interest you.

Group List
Art
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday of Month
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday of Month
Badminton
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Bird Watching
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday once a month
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday once a month
Board and Tile Games
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly
Book Club
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of Month
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday of Month
Book Club 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday of Month
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday of Month
Book Club 3?
 Leader:TBC
 Leader:TBCBridge-Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Bridge-Not Beginners
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th Friday of Month
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th Friday of Month
Cards
Friday p.m.
1st and 3rd Friday of Month
Friday p.m.
1st and 3rd Friday of Month
Chamber Music
 Monday or Tuesday Fortnightly
 Monday or Tuesday FortnightlyChess
 By Arrangement
 By Arrangement
Creative Writing
Thursday a.m.
Once a Month
Thursday a.m.
Once a Month
Cycling
 By Arrangement
 By Arrangement
Dining Out
 By Arrangement
 By ArrangementDiscussion of Current Events
Monday p.m.
1st Monday of Month
Monday p.m.
1st Monday of Month
Family and Social History
 By Arrangement
 By ArrangementFrench-Intermediate
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday of Month
Thursday p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday of Month
Glorious Gardens
 By Arrangement
 By ArrangementGolf Society
 By Arrangement
 By Arrangement
Guitar- Monday am
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Monday a.m.
Weekly
Guitar- Monday pm
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Guitar- Wednesday am
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly
History
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday of Month
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday of Month
Lives of the Poets
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of Month
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday of Month
Mahjong
 By Arrangement
 By Arrangement
Needlecraft
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Netball
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Monday of Month
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Monday of Month
Old Motor Group
 By Arrangement
 By ArrangementPetanque
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Photography
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday of Month
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday of Month
Play Reading
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 1
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Thursday p.m.
Weekly
Table Tennis 2
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Technology & Computers
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday of Month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday of Month
Theatre
 By Arrangement
 By Arrangement
Travel
 By Arrangement
 By ArrangementUkulele
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Walking 3-6 Miles
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday of Month
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday of Month
Wine Appreciation
 Monthly
 Monthly
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayGuitar- Monday am   Netball   Discussion of Current Events   Guitar- Monday pm   History  
Tuesday Book Club 2   Needlecraft   Ukulele  
WednesdayBird Watching   Bridge-Beginners   Guitar- Wednesday am   Badminton   Board and Tile Games   Book Club   Photography   Technology & Computers  
ThursdayCreative Writing   Play Reading   Walking 3-6 Miles   Art   French-Intermediate   Lives of the Poets   Table Tennis 1  
FridayTable Tennis 2   Bridge-Not Beginners   Cards   Petanque