Interest groups


 
The Crouch End & District u3a is a co-operative venture: its members are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience by participating in and offering to lead or facilitate interest groups
 
  Every group has a page on the CEDu3a website : this informs members of the pattern of meetings and the practices and procedures of the group. These may be clarified and confirmed over time through discussion and agreement.There are no hard and fast rules.
 
  How often do groups meet?
 
Many meet regularly, say monthly, at the same place and time, although some groups are project based and run for only a fixed period
 
  Where do groups meet?
 
Many meet in members’ homes, others in a variety of local venues where specialist facilities are required or where space, ease of access limit the use of members’ homes
 
  How to join a group
 
If you would like to partake in the activities of any group, you must be a fully paid-up member of CEDu3a
 
  To join a group complete the online application 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 application form requires your name, email address, and membership number, and a message. Your application will be send to the convener of the group, who will reply to your request with more specific details about the group and its programme, as well as the availability of places. Some of the groups are very popular and may well be full. If that is the case your name will be added to the group’s waiting list

  Attending a group meeting
 
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 recommendation is 50p
 
  New groups
 
We are always keen to offer new groups. Any member who has a particular interest and feels they would like to share that interest or experience with others might like to consider starting a group. Contact groups@cedu3a.org.uk for help and further advice
 
▷ Further advice for group members
 
▷ Handbook for conveners

Our Groups

 

▷ The 1960s & 1970s

A

▷ Alexander Technique

▷ Americana

▷ Ancient Greek

▷ Architecture and Built Environment

▷ Art Appreciation 1

▷ Art Appreciation 2

▷ Art Appreciation 3

▷ Art with Mixed Media

B

▷ Backgammon

▷ Badminton 1

▷ Badminton 2

▷ Beer Appreciation

▷ Birdwatching 1

▷ Birdwatching 2

▷ Birdwatching (local)

▷ Book Group 1

▷ Book Group 2

▷ Bridge

C

▷ Capital Ring Walkers

  Craft Groups
 
▷ Crochet
▷ Felt Making
▷ Knit and Chat
▷ Mosaic
▷ Quilting/Patchwork
▷ Textiles

▷ Crime Fiction 1

▷ Crime Fiction 2

▷ Crochet

▷ Current Affairs 1

▷ Current Affairs 2

▷ Current Affairs In Depth

D

▷ De-Cluttering

E

▷ Economics

▷ Exhibitions & Galleries

▷ Exploring Poetry Writing

F

▷ Felt Making

  Food and Drink Groups
 
▷ Healthy Lunches
▷ Wine … and More
▷ Wine … and Much More
▷ Wine Appreciation

▷ Foreign Films

▷ French Book Group 1

▷ French Book Group 2

▷ French Conversation Advanced

▷ French Conversation Intermediate

▷ Futurology

G

  Games Groups
 
▷ Backgammon
▷ Bridge
▷ Scrabble

▷ Gardens and Gardening

▷ Geology

H

▷ Healthy Lunches

▷ Historical Fiction

  History Groups
 
▷ The 1960s & 1970s
▷ History Worldwide
▷ Local and Family History

▷ History Worldwide

I

▷ Irish Interest

▷ Italian Conversation 1

▷ Italian Conversation 2

▷ Italian Conversation 3

J

▷ Jazz and Improvised Music

K

▷ Knit and Chat

L

  Language Groups
 
▷ French Book Groups
▷ French Conversation Advanced
▷ French Conversation Intermediate
▷ Italian Conversation 1
▷ Italian Conversation 2
▷ Italian Conversation 3
▷ Latin
▷ 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

▷ Mosaic

▷ Music Appreciation

  Music Groups
 
▷ Americana
▷ Jazz and Improvised Music
▷ Music Appreciation
▷ Opera
▷ Recorder
▷ Singing for Fun
▷ Ukulele

O

▷ Opera

▷ Outings

P

▷ Pétanque

▷ Philosophy

▷ Photographers and Photography

▷ Photography

▷ Play Reading

▷ Poetry for Pleasure

Q

▷ Quilting and Patchwork

R

▷ Reading Race

▷ Recorder

S

  Science Groups
 
▷ Geology
▷ Science & Technology

▷ Science & Technology

▷ Scrabble

▷ Short Walks

▷ Singing for Fun

▷ Spanish Conversation 1

▷ Spanish Conversation 2

  Sport Groups
 
▷ Badminton 1
▷ Badminton 2
▷ Lawn Bowls
▷ Pétanque
▷ Table Tennis
▷ Tennis 1
▷ Tennis 2

T

▷ Table Tennis

▷ Talking Women

▷ Tennis 1

▷ Tennis 2

▷ Textiles

U

▷ Ukulele

W

  Walking Groups
 
▷ Capital Ring Walkers
▷ Longer Walks
▷ Middle Way Walkers
▷ Short Walks

▷ West End Theatre

▷ Wine … and More

▷ Wine … and Much More

▷ Wine Appreciation

▷ Wine On Line

▷ World Literature

  Writing Groups
 
▷ Exploring Poetry Writing
▷ Writing 1 & 2
▷ Writing 3
▷ Writing for Wellbeing

Y

▷ Yoga (Iyengar)