New Interest Groups and

Short Courses

New Interest Groups

Although we now have over thirty groups we are always looking for people to set up and lead new ones. If the subject you are interested in is not available, what about setting up your own group? You do not have to be an expert to lead a group and help and advice is always available. Please contact Veronica Perry, 01949 875231, bingham.u3a.vicechair@gmail.com to discuss any ideas you have.

Running a group involves the following:

  • Keeping details of the regular members so that they can be contacted

  • Taking enquiries and giving information to any u3a member that wants to join the group

  • Setting up dates and venues and maybe refreshments or delegating these duties

  • Keep members informed of what is involved in any activities and any risks/hazards involved. Group Leaders should refer to this form - Risk assessments for Interest Group activities

  • Occasionally attend a meeting of Group Leaders

  • Send information/reports to the website and Newsletter as required ...

  • ... or you could just organise a rota to do all or some of the above!

Short Courses

Past course we have run couses on: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall; History of the Workhouse; Brain Health and Climate Change and we are hoping to run more in the future. Please contact Lindsay Evett (01949 851115 or lindsay.evett@outlook.com) if you might be willing to run one or have any suggestions for a course you would like to see offered.

Proposed new Groups

We have had the following suggestions for groups but we need members who are willing to share their expertise:

  • Craft Group

  • Country and/or square dancing

  • Countryside and Nature

  • Embroidery

  • Fine Dining

  • Walking Netball

  • Poetry

  • Play Reading

Could you help with any of these - or do you have any other suggestions?