Stanway in Colchester

Groups

REMINDER FOR GROUP LEADERS

- Please visit the Information for Group Leaders page for specific guidance about restarting group activity and how to keep your Group web page up to date for existing and potential new members.

REMINDER FOR MEMBERS

Some activities are beginning to restart or have already restarted. Please remember that in order to participate in any u3a activity, you must be in possession of a current membership card which your Group Leader will check.

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ABOUT OUR GROUPS

Please take a look at our groups below to see if any might be of interest to you. Vacancies in all groups occur from time to time, so please enquire if you are interested in joining any of our groups, or if you would like to find out more about the activity. Members can join as many groups as you wish if there are vacancies.

How do I know which groups have vacancies?

In the table below:

  • NEW groups with vacancies are shown with a PALE YELLOW background.
  • Other groups with vacancies are shown with a LIGHT background.
  • Groups that are currently FULL are shown with a DARK GREY background.

How do I join a group?

Click on a group listed below to see the details on its own group page. All of the group pages have a Bluebird contact button to the right of the page so that you can contact the Group Leader directly.

You can also use the WAITING LIST button along the top of any page to register your interest in joining a group that is currently showing as FULL.

Stanway u3a and Colchester u3a have formed a close collaboration whereby we have access to each other's groups, subject to there being vacancies and there is no waiting list for that particular group. Members of either u3a can join interest groups of the other u3a without having to pay an additional membership subscription. Members of Stanway u3a can attend Lecture meetings of Colchester u3a and vice versa, but you will be asked to show your membership card so please take it with you. See Colchester u3a Website for more information.

NEW GROUPS/NEW VACANCIES

If you have an idea for a new Group please let us know. We need your ideas! Use the Bluebird button on this page to send a message to the relevant Group Sector Leader.

Alternatively, full contact details for all Group Sector Leaders can be found in the latest edition of the members Groups & Talks brochure. You can also contact Groups Support Admin on the Useful Contacts page at the back of our members Newsletter.

Click on the Links below or at the side of this page for:

Group List
Dining Out - Chatter & Platter
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tue
Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wed
Dining Out - Curry Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thur evenings
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thur evenings
Dining Out - Grey Gourmets
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st Thur
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st Thur
Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed evenings
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed evenings
Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue at 2.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue at 2.30pm
Dining Out - Magnificent 7th
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed
Dining Out - Munch Bunch
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon
Dining Out - Old Originals
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thur
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thur
Dining Out - Stanway Stars
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue
Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd or 4th Tue
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd or 4th Tue
General-Exp World Religions
Monday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Stanway
Monday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Stanway
General-Family History Online
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, not Dec, Pret
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, not Dec, Pret
General-Helping Hands
 Flexible, no fixed day, Pretty
 Flexible, no fixed day, Pretty
General-Interpreting History
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
General-Ladies Tea & Chat
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed, Stanway
General-Military History
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tues, Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tues, Colchester
General-Mindfulness
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
General-Thinking Allowed
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tues, Lexden
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tues, Lexden
General-Wine Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly, 1st Fri evenings
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly, 1st Fri evenings
Indoor Games - Backgammon
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Indoor Games - Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Stanway
Indoor Games - Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon Stanway, Thurs vari
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon Stanway, Thurs vari
Indoor Games - Rummikub
Monday p.m.
Monthly 4th Mon, Prettygate
Monday p.m.
Monthly 4th Mon, Prettygate
Indoor Games - Rummikub 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Indoor Games - Rummikub 3
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Indoor Games - Scrabble 1
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Indoor Games - Scrabble 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Indoor Games - Scrabble 3
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Marks Tey
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Marks Tey
Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tues Colchester
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tues Colchester
Lang/Lit/Music-BooksReadersDig
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tues Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tues Colchester
Lang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 3
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-Greek
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri, Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday monthly
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday monthly
Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, but see page
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, but see page
Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed, Tollgate Hall
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed, Tollgate Hall
Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishConvBeg+
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Copford
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Copford
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-WriteFromHeart
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Copford
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Copford
Out&About-Bikers
Friday a.m.
Weekly, various locations
Friday a.m.
Weekly, various locations
Out&About-Birdwatching 2
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue, All day Not D
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue, All day Not D
Out&About-Camera Club
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec, Stan
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec, Stan
Out&About-Church Visits
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Out&About-Elderberry Gardeners
 Monthly various days
 Monthly various daysOut&About-Film Club
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Out&About-Gardening 1
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb),
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb),
Sports - Badminton Experienced
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Sports - Badminton MixAbility1
Thursday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Thursday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Sports - Badminton MixAbility2
Thursday p.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Thursday p.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Sports - Croquet
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Sports - Golf
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Sports - Indoor Bowls (Taster)
Friday a.m.
5 weeks from 6 March W. Mersea
Friday a.m.
5 weeks from 6 March W. Mersea
Sports - Nordic walking
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Sports - Outdoor Bowls
Monday p.m.
Postponed until 2021
Monday p.m.
Postponed until 2021
Sports - Petanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Sports - Pickleball
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Nortern Gateway and Lei
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly Nortern Gateway and Lei
Sports - Putt in the Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday Castle Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday Castle Park
Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Sports - Table Tennis
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. venues
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. venues
Sports - Tai Chi Improvers
Wednesday a.m.
Weeky 11am-12.30pm Eight Ash G
Wednesday a.m.
Weeky 11am-12.30pm Eight Ash G
Sports - Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Tuesday Walks
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, various locations
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly, various locations
Sports - Walking Cricket
Monday a.m.
Alt Mons Jun-Sep Fordham Heath
Monday a.m.
Alt Mons Jun-Sep Fordham Heath
Sports - Walking Football
Monday p.m.
Weekly at Shrub End Sports Cen
Monday p.m.
Weekly at Shrub End Sports Cen
Sports - Walking Rugby
Wednesday p.m.
1st/3rd/5th Weds pm Eight Ash
Wednesday p.m.
1st/3rd/5th Weds pm Eight Ash
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayGeneral-Exp World Religions   Sports - Badminton Experienced   Sports - Golf   Sports - Table Tennis   Sports - Walking Cricket   Dining Out - Munch Bunch   Indoor Games - Mah Jong   Indoor Games - Rummikub   Indoor Games - Rummikub 2   Indoor Games - Scrabble 3   Lang/Lit/Music-Greek   Out&About-Film Club   Sports - Outdoor Bowls   Sports - Walking Football  
TuesdayGeneral-Mindfulness   General-Thinking Allowed   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction   Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec   Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishConvBeg+   Out&About-Birdwatching 2   Sports - Nordic walking   Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)   Sports - Ten Pin Bowling   Sports - Tuesday Walks   Dining Out - Chatter & Platter   Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends   Dining Out - Stanway Stars   Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways   General-Military History   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksReadersDig   Sports - Petanque  
WednesdayIndoor Games - Scrabble 2   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 2   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 3   Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed   Lang/Lit/Music-WriteFromHeart   Sports - Pickleball   Sports - Putt in the Park   Sports - Tai Chi Improvers   Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit   Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite   Dining Out - Magnificent 7th   General-Family History Online   General-Ladies Tea & Chat   Indoor Games - Cribbage   Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart   Sports - Croquet   Sports - Walking Rugby  
ThursdayGeneral-Interpreting History   Indoor Games - Scrabble 1   Out&About-Church Visits   Sports - Badminton MixAbility1   Dining Out - Curry Thursdays   Dining Out - Grey Gourmets   Dining Out - Old Originals   Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure   Sports - Badminton MixAbility2  
FridayLang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun   Out&About-Bikers   Sports - Indoor Bowls (Taster)   General-Wine Appreciation   Indoor Games - Backgammon   Indoor Games - Rummikub 3   Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec   Out&About-Camera Club   Out&About-Gardening 1