White Cliffs Country

Groups

We have three learning options for our members as outlined on the Welcome page: Structured Learning Groups, covering a wide range of subjects; Online Learning Courses, (this year we are recommending 'FutureLearn', these are free online courses. Information is available at www.futurelearn.com); and then we have the ever popular Special Interest Groups which are autonomous self-help groups: these latter groups are free and again, cover a lot of different interests.

You don’t have to be an academic or an expert to lead a group; well-informed enthusiasm is a fine basis on which to share knowledge. So if you are exploring the possibility of membership or are an existing member and have an idea for a new learning group, don't hesitate to let us know.

Please remember you will have to be a member of our local U3A to participate in any of the groups' activities.
Groups 2019-20
SLG1 Art-figure drawing and painting
SLG2 Art -painting surfaces and textures
SLG3 Play reading
SLG4 Play reading for Performance
SLG5 Poems by heart
SLG6 Poetry Old and New
SLG7 Let's Read Poetry
SLG8 French Listening Comprehension
SLG9 A cave, a scarf and a teapot
SLG10 Creative writing
SLG11 Calligraphy
SLG12 Three Renaissance Painters
SLG13 French
SLG14 Intermediate German
SLG15 Storytelling
SLG16 Beginning Italian
SLG17 Hero or Villain?
SLG18 Linguistic Miscellany
SLG19 Understanding your body and how it can go wrong
SLG20 Card making
SLG21 Welsh
SLG22 Introduction to Statistics
SLG23 Classic Civilisation - Spring Term, King and Court in Ancient Persia, with opportunity to join a traditional Persian New Year Lunch. 7 Feb - 27 March Weekly at Golf Road Centre, 10-12 £16 (lunch extra)
SLG24 Ukulele
SLG25 Women in Society and History
SLG26 Urban Environment

NEW Three Flemish Painters Van Eyck, Bosch and Bruegel,
Sharing craft group -

If you want to book a place on one of these groups then in the first instance email Ruth Harris-Small on ruth.hs.u3a@hotmail.com confirming that you are a member and saying which group(s) you are interested in joining or use the link to the group application form to express your interest in joining one of the groups

NEW SEPTEMBER 2020
We have Women in Society and History and Introduction to Psychology both starting on September 14th via Zoom.
If you are interested in joining or want more information please contact Ruth, as above.

The list below includes both Structured Learning Groups and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Please click on the group heading to open a page giving more details of the group

Group List
A CAVE, A SCARF AND A TEAPOT
Monday a.m.
weekly
Monday a.m.
weekly
ART APPRECIATION
 SIG
 SIG
ART – FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTIN
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
Monday a.m.
Fortnightly
ART- SURFACES & TEXTURES
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly
BEGINNING ITALIAN
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
BOOK CLUB (1)
Monday p.m.
SIG 1st Mon
Monday p.m.
SIG 1st Mon
BOOK CLUB (2)
Wednesday p.m.
SIG
Wednesday p.m.
SIG
BOOK GROUP 3
Friday a.m.
SIG
Friday a.m.
SIG
CALLIGRAPHY
 2 day workshop
 2 day workshopCANASTA
Saturday p.m.
SIG monthly
Saturday p.m.
SIG monthly
CARD MAKING
Monday p.m.
weekly
Monday p.m.
weekly
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
CREATIVE WRITING
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
CRIBBAGE
 SIG
 SIG
CRIBBAGE 2
Thursday p.m.
SIG fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
SIG fortnightly
DEAL ARTISTS AND SKETCHERS
Friday p.m.
SIG 2nd and 4th Fridays
Friday p.m.
SIG 2nd and 4th Fridays
EASY SHORT WALKS
 SIG
 SIGENGLISH SCRABBLE
Thursday p.m.
SIG monthly
Thursday p.m.
SIG monthly
FAMILY HISTORY
Friday a.m.
SIG Fortnightly
Friday a.m.
SIG Fortnightly
FILMGOERS
 SIG
 SIG
FRENCH
Wednesday a.m.
weekly
Wednesday a.m.
weekly
FRENCH CONVERSATION
Thursday a.m.
SIG fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
SIG fortnightly
FRENCH LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
FRENCH SCRABBLE (2)
 SIG
 SIG
FRENCH SCRABBLE FOR FUN
Monday p.m.
SIG 3rdMonday of the month
Monday p.m.
SIG 3rdMonday of the month
GARDEN VISITS
 SIG - Occasionally
 SIG - Occasionally
GERMAN CONVERSATION
Monday a.m.
SIG fortnightly
Monday a.m.
SIG fortnightly
HERO OR VILLAIN?
Tuesday p.m.
weekly
Tuesday p.m.
weekly
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
Thursday p.m.
weekly
Thursday p.m.
weekly
JAPANESE
Thursday a.m.
weekly
Thursday a.m.
weekly
LET'S READ POETRY
Tuesday p.m.
weekly
Tuesday p.m.
weekly
LINGUISTIC MISCELLANY
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
LUNCH CLUB
Thursday 
SIG alternating Thursdays and
Thursday 
SIG alternating Thursdays and
MAHJONG
Thursday p.m.
SIG
Thursday p.m.
SIG
MILITARY HISTORY
Friday a.m.
SIG monthly
Friday a.m.
SIG monthly
MUSIC; FROM CLASSIC TO POP
 SIG
 SIG
NATURAL HISTORY
Tuesday 
SIG 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday 
SIG 2nd Tuesday
OPERA 1 and 2
 SIG - Occasionally
 SIG - Occasionally
PLAY READING
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
PLAYREADING FOR PERFORMA
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
POEMS BY HEART
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
POETRY OLD AND NEW
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
PRACTICAL GARDENING
Thursday a.m.
SIG monthly
Thursday a.m.
SIG monthly
RUMMIKUB
Tuesday p.m.
SIG - monthly
Tuesday p.m.
SIG - monthly
RUSSIAN SCRABBLE
Thursday p.m.
SIG - about every 3 weeks
Thursday p.m.
SIG - about every 3 weeks
SHARING CRAFT
Monday p.m.
weekly
Monday p.m.
weekly
SHARING NEEDLECRAFTS
Monday a.m.
SIG monthly
Monday a.m.
SIG monthly
STATISTICS
Wednesday a.m.
weekly
Wednesday a.m.
weekly
STORYTELLING
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Fortnightly
TABLE TENNIS
Monday p.m.
SIG - fortnightly
Monday p.m.
SIG - fortnightly
THREE RENAISSANCE PAINTERS
Thursday a.m.
weekly
Thursday a.m.
weekly
TWANGS FOR THE MEMORY
Friday p.m.
SIG fortnightly
Friday p.m.
SIG fortnightly
UKULELE
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY
Wednesday p.m.
monthly
Wednesday p.m.
monthly
URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Monday a.m.
weekly
Monday a.m.
weekly
WALKING FOR PLEASURE
Tuesday a.m.
SIG - 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
SIG - 3rd Tuesday
WELSH
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
WOMEN IN SOCIETY&HISTORY
Monday p.m.
Monthly
Monday p.m.
Monthly
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayA CAVE, A SCARF AND A TEAPOT   ART – FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTIN   GERMAN CONVERSATION   SHARING NEEDLECRAFTS   URBAN ENVIRONMENT   BOOK CLUB (1)   CARD MAKING   FRENCH SCRABBLE FOR FUN   SHARING CRAFT   TABLE TENNIS   WOMEN IN SOCIETY&HISTORY  
TuesdayPOETRY OLD AND NEW   WALKING FOR PLEASURE   WELSH   FRENCH LISTENING COMPREHENSION   HERO OR VILLAIN?   LET'S READ POETRY   LINGUISTIC MISCELLANY   RUMMIKUB   STORYTELLING   UKULELE  
WednesdayART- SURFACES & TEXTURES   FRENCH   STATISTICS   BOOK CLUB (2)   POEMS BY HEART   UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY  
ThursdayFRENCH CONVERSATION   JAPANESE   PLAY READING   PRACTICAL GARDENING   THREE RENAISSANCE PAINTERS   CREATIVE WRITING   CRIBBAGE 2   ENGLISH SCRABBLE   INTERMEDIATE GERMAN   MAHJONG   RUSSIAN SCRABBLE  
FridayBOOK GROUP 3   CLASSICAL CIVILISATION   FAMILY HISTORY   MILITARY HISTORY   PLAYREADING FOR PERFORMA   BEGINNING ITALIAN   DEAL ARTISTS AND SKETCHERS   TWANGS FOR THE MEMORY  
Saturday CANASTA