Interest groups


 

Those who teach shall also learn. Those who learn shall also teach – Peter Laslett, founder (with others) of the u3a

  Interest Groups are an integral part of the U3A experience, and members are entitled to join any group in which they are interested.
 
  The Crouch End & District u3a is a co-operative venture: as such, its members are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience by offering to lead or facilitate groups.
 
  Usually small groups meet in a member’s home, while premises may have to be sought for activities such as art and relaxation classes.
 
  For those who wish to get out and about there are currently groups for exhibition and gallery visits, bird-watching, outings, and walks of various distances.
 
  Please note that if you would like to partake in the activities of any group, you must first be a member of that group.

  To join a group complete the contact form on the page of the group in which you are interested. The group page provides a description of aims and objectives, location and frequency of meetings or events

  The contact form requires your name, email address, and membership number, and a message. Your message will be send to the Group Convener, who will reply with more specific details about the group and its programme as well as availability of places.

  You will be required to show proof of membership when you attend a group activity for the first time.

  Where a group meeting is held in someone’s home and the host provides refreshment, it is U3A convention to offer the host a small contribution to the cost. The current U3A policy is 50p.

  If you would like to set up a Group, our New Groups organiser is on hand to provide practical advice and moral support. Please email newgroups@cedu3a.org.uk with details of your proposal.

Our groups

A B C D E F G H I J L M O P Q R S T U W
 

The 1960s & 1970s

A

Americana
Ancient History
Art – Beginners
Art – Intermediate
Art Appreciation 1
Art Appreciation 2
Art with Mixed Media

B

Backgammon
Badminton 1
Badminton 2
Beer Appreciation
Birdwatching
Book Group 1
Book Group 2

Bridge

C

Craft Groups
 
Crochet
Felt Making
Mosaic
Quilting and Patchwork
Textiles

Creative Writing for New Media
Crime Fiction Book Club 1
Crime Fiction Book Club 2
Crochet
Current Affairs 1
Current Affairs 2
Current Affairs In Depth

D

De-Cluttering

E

Economics
End of Life Matters
Exhibitions & Galleries
Exploring Poetry Writing

F

Felt Making
Feminism
Films
Foreign Films
French Book Groups 1 & 2
French Conversation Advanced
French Conversation Intermediate 1
French Conversation Intermediate 2
Fringe Theatre
Futurology

G

Games Groups
 
Backgammon
Bridge
Scrabble

Gardens and Gardening
Geology
German Conversation 1
German Conversation 2

H

Historical Fiction
History

History Groups
 
The 1960s & 1970s
Ancient History
History
Local History

I

Italian Conversation 1
Italian Conversation 2
Italian Conversation 3

J

Jazz and Improvised Music

L

Language Groups
 
French Book Groups
French Conversation
Advanced

French Conversation
Intermediate 1

French Conversation
Intermediate 2

German Conversation 1
German Conversation 2
Italian Conversation 1
Italian Conversation 2
Italian Conversation 3
Latin
Polish Conversation
Spanish Conversation 1
Spanish Conversation 2

Latin
Lawn Bowls
Lawn Bowls 2

Literary Groups
 
Book Group 1
Book Group 2
Crime Fiction Book Club 1
Crime Fiction Book Club 2
Exploring Poetry Writing
Historical Fiction
Play Reading
Poetry for Pleasure
Reading Race
World Literature

Local and Family History
Longer Walks

M

Middle Way Walkers
Mindfulness
Mosaic
Music Appreciation

Music Groups
 
Americana
Jazz and Improvised Music
Music Appreciation
Opera
Recorder
Sing and Sip
Singing for Fun
Strings
Ukulele

O

Opera
Outings

P

Pétanque
Philosophy
Photographers and Photography
Photography
Play Reading
Poetry for Pleasure
Polish Conversation

Q

Quilting and Patchwork

R

Reading Race
Recorder

S

Science & Technology
Scrabble
Short Local Walks
Sing and Sip
Singing for Fun
Spanish Conversation 1
Spanish Conversation 2

Sport Groups
 
Badminton
Lawn Bowls
Pétanque
Table Tennis
Tennis

Strings

T

Table Tennis
Talking Women
Tennis
Textiles

Theatre Groups
 
Fringe Theatre
West End Theatre

U

Ukulele

W

Walking Groups
 
Longer Walks
Middle Way Walkers
Short Local Walks

We’re Talking Travel
West End Theatre
Wine … and More
Wine Appreciation
World Literature

Writing Groups
 
Creative Writing for New Media
Writing 1 & 2
Writing 3

COVID-19
 
Any group activities organised contrary to National U3A guidance and current Government regulations, will not be endorsed by the Crouch End & District u3a, nor will they be covered by National U3A insurance.
 
▷ COVID-19 restrictions
▷ Advice from National u3a
▷ Advice to Conveners

  Members who do meet without following the guidance are advised that they do so at their own risk, nor should they promote these activities on any social media platform associated with the Crouch End & District u3a.
 
  Group activities organised remotely, for example, via Zoom, are not affected by COVID-19 restrictions.