Stanway in Colchester

Groups

Please take a look at our group list below to see if any might be of interest. As long as you have up to date membership (see WELCOME page) you can join as many groups as you wish if there are vacancies.

Stanway u3a and Colchester u3a members have access to both u3a’s groups, subject to there being vacancies. See Colchester u3a Groups webpage for their group information.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH GROUPS HAVE VACANCIES?

In the table below,

  • YELLOW background - newer groups looking to fill their places.
  • LIGHT background - other groups with vacancies.
  • DARK GREY background - groups that are currently FULL.

As vacancies do occur from time to time it is worth contacting the Group Leader to check the current situation. 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. If there is sufficient interest we will try to set up an extra group.

HOW DO I JOIN A GROUP OR FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT?

Click on a group to see the full details on its own page, where you will also find a Bluebird icon or other information on how to send a message to the Group Leader.

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU WANT, OR LIKE TO SET UP A NEW GROUP?

We continually add new groups, if you have an idea for a new interest or activity please let us know. We need your ideas!

If you would like to start up a new group you will be given our full support and guidance, including access to a national Subject Expert if relevant. However, you don’t need to be a subject expert, just have an enthusiasm to share your interest with others.

Use the Bluebird button on this page to send a message to the relevant Group Sector Leader.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

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 - 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 Noon
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue at Noon
Dining Out - Magnificent 7th
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed
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 Tue at Noon
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tue at Noon
Dining Out - Wed Curry Night
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wednesday
General-Family History Online
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed Monthly, Lexden
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed Monthly, Lexden
General-Helping Hands
 No fixed day, Prettygate
 No fixed day, PrettygateGeneral-Interpreting History
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
General-Ladies Tea and Chat
Wednesday p.m.
Various venues
Wednesday p.m.
Various venues
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/Craft-Backgammon
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Indoor Games/Craft-Canasta
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Thursday Stanway
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Thursday Stanway
Indoor Games/Craft-Chess
Friday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Friday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Indoor Games/Craft-Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Stanway
Indoor Games/Craft-Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon & Thursday Stanway
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon & Thursday Stanway
Indoor Games/Craft-Needles/Pin
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
Indoor Games/Craft-Rummikub 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Indoor Games/Craft-Rummikub 3
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Indoor Games/Craft-Scrabble 1
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Indoor Games/Craft-Scrabble 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Indoor Games/Craft-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-Bookworm
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday evening
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 4th Thursday evening
Lang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-Creative Words
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWriting
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
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 Stanway
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday monthly Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur Eight Ash Green
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur Eight Ash Green
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-SpanishIntermed
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All
Thursday a.m.
Birch Village Hall
Thursday a.m.
Birch Village Hall
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Kingsland church
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Kingsland church
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-Church Visits
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Out&About-Elderberry Gardeners
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday Various
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Wednesday Various
Out&About-Film Club
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Out&About-Garden Explorers
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 - Croquet
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Sports - Exercise4Seniors Mon
Monday a.m.
Lexden
Monday a.m.
Lexden
Sports - Exercise4Seniors Thur
Thursday a.m.
Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Lexden
Sports - Golf
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Sports - Indoor Bowls
Friday a.m.
W. Mersea
Friday a.m.
W. Mersea
Sports - Nordic walking
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Sports - Outdoor Bowls
 Mornings May to August Shrub E
 Mornings May to August Shrub ESports - Pétanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Sports - Pickleball Mon pm
Monday p.m.
Colchester Northern Gateway
Monday p.m.
Colchester Northern Gateway
Sports - Pickleball Wed am
Wednesday a.m.
Colchester Northern Gateway
Wednesday a.m.
Colchester Northern Gateway
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 p.m.
alternating venues
Monday p.m.
alternating venues
Sports - Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
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
MondaySports - Badminton Experienced   Sports - Exercise4Seniors Mon   Sports - Golf   Sports - Walking Cricket   Indoor Games/Craft-Mah Jong   Indoor Games/Craft-Rummikub 2   Indoor Games/Craft-Scrabble 3   Out&About-Film Club   Sports - Pickleball Mon pm   Sports - Table Tennis   Sports - Walking Football  
TuesdayGeneral-Mindfulness   General-Thinking Allowed   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction   Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec   Sports - Nordic walking   Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)   Sports - Ten Pin Bowling   Dining Out - Chatter & Platter   Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends   Dining Out - Stanway Stars   Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways   General-Military History   Indoor Games/Craft-Needles/Pin   Sports - Pétanque  
WednesdayIndoor Games/Craft-Scrabble 2   Lang/Lit/Music-Creative Words   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWriting   Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed   Lang/Lit/Music-WriteFromHeart   Sports - Pickleball Wed am   Sports - Putt in the Park   Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit   Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite   Dining Out - Magnificent 7th   Dining Out - Wed Curry Night   General-Family History Online   General-Ladies Tea and Chat   Indoor Games/Craft-Cribbage   Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart   Out&About-Elderberry Gardeners   Sports - Croquet   Sports - Walking Rugby  
ThursdayGeneral-Interpreting History   Indoor Games/Craft-Scrabble 1   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All   Out&About-Church Visits   Sports - Badminton MixAbility1   Sports - Exercise4Seniors Thur   Dining Out - Curry Thursdays   Indoor Games/Craft-Canasta   Lang/Lit/Music-Bookworm   Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure  
FridayIndoor Games/Craft-Chess   Lang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun   Out&About-Bikers   Sports - Indoor Bowls   General-Wine Appreciation   Indoor Games/Craft-Backgammon   Indoor Games/Craft-Rummikub 3   Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec   Out&About-Garden Explorers