Groups Organized by Day

Please note that this page is not being updated during the coronavirus pandemic. To find groups that are still active using online technology, such as Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype, and email, please see the A–Z list of groups.

Not all groups meet every week, so it’s quite possible that you can attend groups that are held at the same time on different weeks. Use the Group Leaders’ contact details in the HGS U3A Members’ Handbook to find out when the group meets.

The Freq column indicates the frequency of group meetings, as follows:

  • W — weekly
  • F — fortnightly
  • M — monthly
  • Letters followed by number(s), e.g., Fr2,4 — the second and fourth Friday of each month
  • V – varies

The Vacancies column indicates how many places are currently available in the group if it has an upper limit. W indicates that the group is currently full and operating a Waiting List.

Groups without an entry in the Vacancies column generally have spaces available.

Freq Monday Vacancies
10.00 – 11.00 W Gentle Exercise & Dance W
10.00 – 11.00 W French Improvers 6
10.00 – 11.00 W Meditation for Beginners W
11.00 – 12.00 V Grow Your Own Vegetables
11.00 – 12.30 W Drawing: Improvers W
13.00 –  14.00 W Italian for Beginners
14.00 – 15.30 W Drawing for Beginners
14.00 – 15.30 M Creative Writing W
14.00 – 15.30 F Yiddish Conversation
14.00 – 16.00 W Lawn Bowls (resumes Spring 2020)
14.00 – 16.00 W Crochet for Fun
14.00 – 16.00 W Sewing Circle 1
14.30 – 16.00 M Wine Appreciation W
15.00 –  16.00 W Learn Latin
17.00 – 18.00 F Singing for Pleasure
20.00 – 21.00 M Talking Travel
20.15 – 21.15 F Quiz Night
Tuesday
10.00 – 11.00 F Mindfulness & Wellbeing W
10.00 – 11.30 W Hebrew (Ivrit) Conversation W
10.00 – 11.30 W Shakespeare 1 W
10.00 – 11.30 W Public Speaking 8
10.00 – 12.00 Tu2 Patchwork & Quilting 3
10.30 – 12.00 W Using the iPad & iPhone
12.30 – 14.00 Tu3 Indian Cookery 1
13.00 – 14.00 W Yoga W
13.45 – 14.45 F French Conversation 2
13.30 – 16.00 W Table Tennis  
13.00 – 16.00 Tu2,4 History of London 1 & 2
14.00 – 16.00 F Bridge for Improvers
14.30 – 16.00 F Poetry Reading for Pleasure 2
15.00 – 16.00 W Sight-singing for Confident Singers 2
15.15 – 16.45 F Music on the Street where they Lived c 1920–60 W
Wednesday
10.00 – 11.15 W Psychology — An Introduction 2
10.00 – 12.00 F Photography in London 2
10.10 – 11.10 W Pilates W
10.15 – 12.30 M Historical London Walks W
11.00 – 13.00 W Bridge 2 — Supervised play for intermediates W
12.15 – 13.15 W Current Affairs 1 W
13.45 – 15.15 F Share Watch W
13.45 – 15.45 F Drawing & Painting  3
14.00 – 16.00 W Bridge 3: Supervised, Beginners and Intermediate
14.00 – 16.00 W Stained Glass & Glass Mosaic 5
15.00 – 16.30 F Cryptic Crosswords 2
15.30 – 17.00 F Current Affairs 2 W
Thursday
10.00 – 11.00 F News Group 4
10.00 – 12.00 Th1,2 Genealogy: Who Do You Think You Are?
10.00 – 12.30 F Improve Your Art Workshop 1
10.00 – 12.30 F Learn How to Draw and Use Watercolours W
14.00 – 16.00 W Sewing Circle 2
14.00 – 16.45 W Bridge 5 — Friendly, supervised teams matches W
14.30 – 17.00 M Play Reading W
15.00 – 16.00 W Advanced German Conversation 1
15.00 – 16.30 M Topical Talks
15.30 – 16.30 M Jazz Appreciation 4
19.00 – 21.00 Th1 Craft knitting 6
19.00 – 21.00 M The Climate Emergency
20.00 – 21.15 M Evening Book Group
Friday
10.00 – 11.30 F Shakespeare 2
10.15 – 11.30 Fr3 Book Group — Penguin Modern Classics W
10.15 – 13.00 (approx) Fr2,4 Thames Path in London & Other Walks
10.30 – 11.30 F Italian Conversation W
Sunday
10.00 – 12.30 M  Short Sunday Walks  
12.30 – 14.30 M Dining Out Together
14.00 – 16.00 F Scrabble Sunday
Variable/Pending
TBA Architecture Discussion
TBA Crime Club—Cause Célèbre
TBA W Spanish Conversation
Varies M Art Appreciation Outings
Varies M Classical Music Appreciation
Varies M Days Out
Varies V MOTO (Members on their Own)  
Varies V Theatre
Varies M World Cinema
By arrangement M Decluttering
By arrangement V Topical Tipples
By arrangement V Yeast Cookery & Pastry Making

Can’t find a Group you’d like to join?

Want to brush up your Russian or Portuguese conversation, or discuss an aspect of history, but can’t find a suitable interest group? Let us know what you’re interested in by filling in the form on the Contact page (select “Suggestion for new group(s)” as the subject), and we’ll try to add it to the range of groups offered by HGS U3A.