Winchcombe Area

Groups

Latest Advice – Coronavirus

Please follow the link to see the latest Government advice regarding the Coronavirus on our National Website You will also find some interesting ideas for Group Meetings

Many of our interest groups are still managing to meet, either virtually, via Zoom or similar, and via sharing of output via e mails, and in some cases talking on the good old fashioned telephone. And now some are getting going again, in small groups and still maintaining social distancing. As with many public and private organisations, there are differences (just look at live sport at the moment...and as for Theatres, still a huge problem), but the ingenuity at devising ways to overcome no activity at all has been very heartening. Check out your favourite groups below.

Interest Groups

U3A interest/activity groups depend on mutual support and the sharing of knowledge. They are formed by members with a common interest suggesting a topic The group then arrange an initial meeting, discussing together what and how they wish to learn, and then deciding on the means to achieve their aims. All our groups are covered by the Insurance Cover Note provided by the Third Age Trust and a copy can be found in the Links section on this page.

One of U3A's guiding principles is that learning must be primarily for fun and enjoyment. There are no examinations or qualifications.

Within our U3A, members share their knowledge, skills, experience and enthusiasm - to teach themselves and each other without any need for paid teachers. Group members are both learners and teachers. You will find details of all our current groups below. However, we are always open to suggestions for new groups, especially from members who feel they can help with the running of a group covering their particular skills and interests. Please contact our Groups Coordinator, Rosemary Middlemiss via the Contact page.
Rosemary is also the person to contact if you would like to set up a new group. If it is in a similar (or indeed the same!) interest area to a current but fully subscribed group, we can help you contact the experienced lead contact to show you how easy it is to get going, and to offer advice and tips too. We operate a waiting list via Rosemary and can help you meet up when we have sufficient new interest.

Lead Contacts' details can be found on the relevant Interest Groups' page, by following the links below. You can contact the Leaders by clicking on the 'Pigeon' icon on each page.

Please note, all new members or existing members who wish to join one or more of the interest groups, should contact the relevant Lead Contact(s) before attending their first meeting.

Key To Groups List
Background Colours: Yellow = New group; Grey = Group is full.

Group List
Art for All
Monday p.m.
Library, Back Lane
Monday p.m.
Library, Back Lane
Art, The Story of
Wednesday p.m.
Last Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Last Wednesday
Astronomy
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.Birdwatching & Ecology
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday
Board Games
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Book Club
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Book Group 2
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday at 2.30
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday at 2.30
Botany
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Cards/Whist
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Chess
 
 
Croquet
Sunday p.m.
Every 2 weeks
Sunday p.m.
Every 2 weeks
Cycling
Wednesday a.m.
9.30
Wednesday a.m.
9.30
Digital Photography
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Discussion Group
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Family History
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
French
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
French Conversation
Monday a.m.
11, 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
11, 1st & 3rd Monday
Garden Design
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Gardening
 
 German
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Healthy Eating
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Historic Buildings
 
 
Italian
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Local History
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Map Reading & Walking
 ad-hoc
 ad-hocMeditation
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
Members on Their Own (MOTO)
 
 Patchwork & Sewing
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Petanque
 
 Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Printing/Dyeing/Embroidery
 
 Qigong
 Monthly - ad hoc
 Monthly - ad hoc
Science/Engineering/Technol
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Scottish Country Dancing
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Spanish
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Table Tennis
Monday a.m.
Every Monday
Monday a.m.
Every Monday
Theatre Visits
 Ad-hoc
 Ad-hocTravel Forum
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Walk & Sketch
Thursday 
Thursday Walking - Easy 4-6miles
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Wine 2:Learning about Wine
 Ad-hoc
 Ad-hocWine Appreciation
 
 
Writing For Fun
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayBoard Games   French Conversation   Italian   Table Tennis   Art for All   Astronomy   Book Group 2   Cards/Whist   German   Local History   Patchwork & Sewing   Spanish  
TuesdayBirdwatching & Ecology   Healthy Eating    
WednesdayCycling   Discussion Group   Family History   Art, The Story of   Digital Photography   Play Reading   Travel Forum  
ThursdayBotany   French   Walking - Easy 4-6miles   Book Club   Meditation   Science/Engineering/Technol   Writing For Fun  
Friday Garden Design   Scottish Country Dancing  
Sunday Croquet