Shepway & District

Groups

U3A subject groups are self-organising, and, unless otherwise stated, meet on a regular basis in members' own homes. They each have a leader, who may or may not be an expert in the subject to be studied, but who is willing to do some of the organisation.

Meetings may take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on the subject and members' preferences, with normal breaks for Christmas and other holidays. We ask 30p for tea and coffee when meeting in a member's house. The cost for meetings to include tea/coffee and biscuits elsewhere varies but is around £2. A contribution is made towards petrol when cars are shared.

The subject groups are listed below. Please click on a group name to find out more.

Groups highlighted in grey are currently full but we do keep a waiting list if you are interested in joining them. Apply in the normal way.

If you are interested in joining any of our groups, or would like to start up another group on any subject, please contact the Group Co-ordinator by telephone or email:
Telephone: 07938 999 015
Email: Contact

You will be advised whether places are available and given some details about the group. Your name will be passed to the group leader. The group leader will contact you and make arrangements for you to join. If there are no places at the present time, your name will be added to a waiting list and you will be advised when a vacancy arises.
The telephone will be staffed during normal working hours, with answerphone service outside these times. Please leave a message. Please await our reply. We endeavour to answer within 24 hours, if relevant to Shepway & District U3A.
Note: to join any of these groups, you must be a paid up member of the Shepway & District U3A. This is an insurance requirement as we are affiliated to the Third Age Trust

Please remember to keep in touch with the Group Leader about meetings and let the Leader know if you are going to be absent.

Group List
Afternoon Tea on the Marsh
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Art (Mixed Media)
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday, Hythe
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday, Hythe
Badminton
Thursday p.m.
Weekly in Folkestone 2pm
Thursday p.m.
Weekly in Folkestone 2pm
Bird Watching
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday of month 9.45 am
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday of month 9.45 am
Bolivia
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Every Tuesday
Book Circle 1 (Hythe)
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday 2pm
Book Circle 2 (Folk)
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues 2pm
Book Circle 3 - Romney Marsh
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Bridge
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Hythe
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Hythe
Canasta
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday 1.45 pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday 1.45 pm
Chess
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2 pm TT Hythe
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2 pm TT Hythe
Climate in Crisis
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Computer Users
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday 2 pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday 2 pm
Cooking Live
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues 2pm Virtual meeting
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues 2pm Virtual meeting
Cribbage
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday LRH, Hythe
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday LRH, Hythe
Critical Analysis of Poetry
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues 10.30am Hythe
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues 10.30am Hythe
Current Affairs (Hythe)
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10 am
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10 am
Current Affairs (New Romney)
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday TT, Hythe
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday TT, Hythe
Cycling
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00 am
Monday a.m.
Weekly 10.00 am
Dance (Social)
Friday p.m.
2/4 Friday, Hythe
Friday p.m.
2/4 Friday, Hythe
England, From the Fall of Rome
Wednesday a.m.
4tgh Wed TT 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
4tgh Wed TT 10.30am
Family History
Monday p.m.
1st Mon. 1.45pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon. 1.45pm
Favourite Poems
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday TT Hythe
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday TT Hythe
Film Club (Afternoon Matinee)
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 2.00pm.
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 2.00pm.
Flora, Fauna & Foraging
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday
Flower Arranging
Thursday p.m.
2pm 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2pm 4th Thursday
Food - Cultural & Culinary
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 5.00pm OnLine
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 5.00pm OnLine
French Beginners
Thursday a.m.
Every Thursday
Thursday a.m.
Every Thursday
French Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
2nd/4th Wednesday 10.30 am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd/4th Wednesday 10.30 am
French Intermediate
Thursday a.m.
Every Thursday 11.30am
Thursday a.m.
Every Thursday 11.30am
Gardening 1
Tuesday a.m.
Group is FULL
Tuesday a.m.
Group is FULL
Gardening 2
Tuesday p.m.
Group is FULL
Tuesday p.m.
Group is FULL
Golf
Thursday a.m.
Every 2 weeks
Thursday a.m.
Every 2 weeks
Italian Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 10am Hythe
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wed 10am Hythe
Kurling
Monday p.m.
Weekly at 3.00pm Folkestone
Monday p.m.
Weekly at 3.00pm Folkestone
Late Middle Ages
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday TT Hythe
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday TT Hythe
Line Dancing
Monday a.m.
Newington 9.30am (2 sess)
Monday a.m.
Newington 9.30am (2 sess)
Local History 3
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed 2pm
Local History 4
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 1.45pm Hythe
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday 1.45pm Hythe
Mahjong
Monday a.m.
Each Monday 10 am
Monday a.m.
Each Monday 10 am
Mid-Week Supper Club
Wednesday 
Various venues 3rd Wed
Wednesday 
Various venues 3rd Wed
Mixed Craft - Romney Marsh
Tuesday 
1st Tuesday
Tuesday 
1st Tuesday
Music & Drama
 Tin Tabernacle Mon & Fri
 Tin Tabernacle Mon & FriMusic - Classical
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2 pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday 2 pm
Novels 1
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.30am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed 10.30am
Out & About
 This group is FULL
 This group is FULL
Patchwork & Sewing
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday 9.30 am
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday 9.30 am
Petanque (Boules)
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Elham
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Elham
Petanque (Boules) Folkestone
 Weekly. To be arranged
 Weekly. To be arrangedPhilosophy
Monday a.m.
4th Hythe 10-12am
Monday a.m.
4th Hythe 10-12am
Photography 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday 10.15 am
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday 10.15 am
Photography 2
Friday a.m.
1st Friday Hythe
Friday a.m.
1st Friday Hythe
Pickleball
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 3pm Folkestone
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 3pm Folkestone
Play Reading - Folkestone
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.15 pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 2.15 pm
Play Reading - Hythe 1
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday 1.30 pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday 1.30 pm
Poetry
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday 10 am
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday 10 am
Rummikub
Friday p.m.
1/4 Friday, Hythe
Friday p.m.
1/4 Friday, Hythe
Saturday Dining Club
Saturday p.m.
1st Saturday at 7 pm
Saturday p.m.
1st Saturday at 7 pm
Science, Philosophy & Spirit
Wednesday p.m.
1st or 3rd Wed at 1.30 Hythe
Wednesday p.m.
1st or 3rd Wed at 1.30 Hythe
Scone Rangers
 Various days & places
 Various days & places
Script Writing
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Sewing Workshop
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 2pm Homes
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tues 2pm Homes
Shakespeare
Thursday a.m.
2nd/4th at 10am
Thursday a.m.
2nd/4th at 10am
Short Walks West
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Singing for Life
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed at 11 am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed at 11 am
Sunday Lunches
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 12.30
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 12.30
Swing Band Workshop
Monday p.m.
Weekly at 11am Lympne URC
Monday p.m.
Weekly at 11am Lympne URC
Table Tennis
Thursday p.m.
1.45pm Chichester Hall
Thursday p.m.
1.45pm Chichester Hall
Tai Chi 1 (Form)
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 10.00am Hythe
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 10.00am Hythe
Tai Chi 2 (Qigong)
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly 11.15am Hythe
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly 11.15am Hythe
Tai Chi 3 (Qigong)
Thursday a.m.
9.15am Thursdays Hythe
Thursday a.m.
9.15am Thursdays Hythe
Tai Chi 4 (Sticks)
Thursday a.m.
10.30 Hythe
Thursday a.m.
10.30 Hythe
Tai Chi 5 (Form)
Friday a.m.
9.00am weekly Saltwood
Friday a.m.
9.00am weekly Saltwood
Ten Pin Bowling (Friday)
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10.30
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday 10.30
Ten Pin Bowling (Tuesday)
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday 11.00am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday 11.00am
Ukulele
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday at 2pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday at 2pm
Walking (Long)
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 10 am
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 10 am
Walks - Short (East)
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday 11.00am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday 11.00am
Whist & other Card Games
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday 1.45pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday 1.45pm
Writing Circle 1
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri 1.45pm Hythe
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Fri 1.45pm Hythe
Writing Circle 2
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri 1.45pm Hythe
Friday p.m.
2nd Fri 1.45pm Hythe
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayCycling   Line Dancing   Mahjong   Philosophy   Chess   Climate in Crisis   Family History   Kurling   Play Reading - Hythe 1   Swing Band Workshop   Ukulele  
TuesdayBridge   Cribbage   Critical Analysis of Poetry   Gardening 1   Patchwork & Sewing   Photography 1   Short Walks West   Tai Chi 2 (Qigong)   Ten Pin Bowling (Tuesday)   Walks - Short (East)   Bolivia   Book Circle 1 (Hythe)   Book Circle 2 (Folk)   Cooking Live   Food - Cultural & Culinary   Gardening 2   Sewing Workshop   Tai Chi 1 (Form)   Whist & other Card Games  
WednesdayEngland, From the Fall of Rome   French Conversation   Italian Beginners   Novels 1   Petanque (Boules)   Singing for Life   Book Circle 3 - Romney Marsh   Computer Users   Film Club (Afternoon Matinee)   Local History 3   Pickleball   Play Reading - Folkestone   Science, Philosophy & Spirit   Script Writing  
ThursdayFlora, Fauna & Foraging   French Beginners   French Intermediate   Golf   Poetry   Shakespeare   Tai Chi 3 (Qigong)   Tai Chi 4 (Sticks)   Afternoon Tea on the Marsh   Art (Mixed Media)   Badminton   Canasta   Current Affairs (New Romney)   Flower Arranging   Local History 4   Music - Classical   Table Tennis  
FridayBird Watching   Current Affairs (Hythe)   Favourite Poems   Photography 2   Tai Chi 5 (Form)   Ten Pin Bowling (Friday)   Walking (Long)   Dance (Social)   Late Middle Ages   Rummikub   Writing Circle 1   Writing Circle 2  
Saturday Saturday Dining Club  
SundaySunday Lunches