Stanway in Colchester

Groups

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 of these U3As 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. Please use the link in the side panel on this page to have a look at Colchester U3A groups and their Lecture Meetings.

NEW GROUPS/NEW VACANCIES

Creative Writing 3 - Fun with Words - If you are looking to explore the world of words a new group is being set up using a wide range of techniques to unlock imagination and illustrate how enjoyable using words can be. See Newsletter Oct 2019 or the Group page below for details and contact.

If you have an idea for a new Group please let us know. We need your ideas! 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.

Members and non-members can contact the relevant Group Sector Leader via the Bluebird email messenger on our new page, click on this link:

You can also click on the Links below or at the side of this page for:

Group List
Bikers
Friday a.m.
weekly
Friday a.m.
weekly
Birdwatching 2
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue, All day
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue, All day
Birdwatching 3
Thursday a.m.
monthly 1st Thur,various sites
Thursday a.m.
monthly 1st Thur,various sites
Books - Non-Fiction
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
Books - Readers Digest
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tue
Camera Club
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec
Church Visits
Thursday a.m.
monthly, Feb to Nov
Thursday a.m.
monthly, Feb to Nov
Classics Reading
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly
Creative Writing 1
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Creative Writing 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly
CreativeWriting3 FunWithWords
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed
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 3rd Thur evenings
Thursday p.m.
monthly 3rd 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
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tue
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
Discussion Forum
Friday p.m.
monthly last Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly last Fri
Exploring World Religions
Monday a.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Monday a.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Family History
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur
Family History Online
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 4th Wed
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 4th Wed
Film Club U3A
Monday p.m.
weekly, not BH or school hols
Monday p.m.
weekly, not BH or school hols
Gardening 1
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb)
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb)
Gardening 2
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed lunchtimes
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed lunchtimes
Greek
Monday p.m.
weekly
Monday p.m.
weekly
Helping Hands
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri
History - Military
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 4th Tue
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 4th Tue
Indoor Games - Backgammon
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri
Friday p.m.
monthly 3rd Fri
Indoor Games - Chess
Tuesday p.m.
weekly Tue evenings
Tuesday p.m.
weekly Tue evenings
Indoor Games - Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wed
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wed
Indoor Games - Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
weekly Mon and Thur
Monday p.m.
weekly Mon and Thur
Indoor Games - Rummikub
Monday p.m.
monthly 4th Mon
Monday p.m.
monthly 4th Mon
Indoor Games - Rummikub 2
Monday p.m.
monthly, 3rd Mon evenings
Monday p.m.
monthly, 3rd Mon evenings
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 Thur
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Indoor Games - Scrabble 2
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed
Indoor Games - Scrabble 3
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon
Interpreting History
 No fixed day, members mutual
 No fixed day, members mutualMindfulness
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Opera Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri
Poetry Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks, Tues
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate weeks, Tues
Sing from the Heart
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed
Singing for Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thur
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thur
Solo Travellers
 weekends/monthly
 weekends/monthlySpanish Conversation BeginPlus
Tuesday a.m.
weekly in Stanway
Tuesday a.m.
weekly in Stanway
Spanish Intermediate
Wednesday a.m.
weekly in Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
weekly in Lexden
Sports - Croquet
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed Apr-Oct
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed Apr-Oct
Sports - Golf
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Braxted Rive
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Braxted Rive
Sports - Nordic walking
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly at Highwood
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly at Highwood
Sports - Petanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct
Sports - Pickleball
Wednesday a.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
Wednesday a.m.
weekly at Colch Leisure World
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. Mondays
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. Mondays
Sports - Tai Chi
Wednesday a.m.
10.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday a.m.
10.30am to 12.30pm
Sports - Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues am at Leisure W
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues am at Leisure W
Sports - Walking Cricket
Monday a.m.
Additional date due to bank ho
Monday a.m.
Additional date due to bank ho
Sports - Walking Football
Monday p.m.
weekly at football stadium
Monday p.m.
weekly at football stadium
Sports - Walking Rugby
Wednesday p.m.
1st, 3rd and 5th rugby club
Wednesday p.m.
1st, 3rd and 5th rugby club
Sports-Badminton Experienced
Monday a.m.
Colchester Leisure World
Monday a.m.
Colchester Leisure World
Sports-Badminton MixedAbility1
Thursday a.m.
Colchester Leisure centre
Thursday a.m.
Colchester Leisure centre
Sports-Badminton MixedAbility2
Thursday p.m.
Colchester Leisure World
Thursday p.m.
Colchester Leisure World
Thinking Allowed
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues
Ukulele - Stanway Strummers
Friday a.m.
weekly at Copford
Friday a.m.
weekly at Copford
Ukulele - Ukes 4 Fun!
Friday a.m.
weekly at Lexden
Friday a.m.
weekly at Lexden
Walk with Lunch
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed all day
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed all day
Wine Appreciation (SWAG)
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly evenings
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly evenings
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayExploring World Religions   Sports - Golf   Sports - Table Tennis   Sports - Walking Cricket   Sports-Badminton Experienced   Dining Out - Munch Bunch   Film Club U3A   Greek   Indoor Games - Mah Jong   Indoor Games - Rummikub   Indoor Games - Rummikub 2   Indoor Games - Scrabble 3   Sports - Walking Football  
TuesdayBirdwatching 2   Books - Non-Fiction   Mindfulness   Poetry Appreciation   Spanish Conversation BeginPlus   Sports - Nordic walking   Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)   Sports - Ten Pin Bowling   Thinking Allowed   Books - Readers Digest   Dining Out - Chatter & Platter   Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends   Dining Out - Stanway Stars   Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways   History - Military   Indoor Games - Chess   Sports - Petanque  
WednesdayCreative Writing 1   Creative Writing 2   CreativeWriting3 FunWithWords   Indoor Games - Scrabble 2   Spanish Intermediate   Sports - Pickleball   Sports - Putt in the Park   Sports - Tai Chi   Walk with Lunch   Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit   Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite   Dining Out - Magnificent 7th   Family History Online   Gardening 2   Indoor Games - Cribbage   Sing from the Heart   Sports - Croquet   Sports - Walking Rugby  
ThursdayBirdwatching 3   Church Visits   Indoor Games - Scrabble 1   Sports-Badminton MixedAbility1   Dining Out - Curry Thursdays   Dining Out - Grey Gourmets   Dining Out - Old Originals   Family History   Singing for Pleasure   Sports-Badminton MixedAbility2  
FridayBikers   Classics Reading   Ukulele - Stanway Strummers   Ukulele - Ukes 4 Fun!   Camera Club   Discussion Forum   Gardening 1   Helping Hands   Indoor Games - Backgammon   Indoor Games - Rummikub 3   Opera Appreciation   Wine Appreciation (SWAG)