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Camberley & District U3A

AMBLING


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 10.30


Where?

Various locations


What?

The groups welcomes members who appreciate the benefits of gentle exercise and fresh air. We amble for an hour or so at a gentle rate carefully avoiding steep hills, stiles and other obstacles. There is always plenty of time to appreciate the countryside and develop new friendships. If you are already familiar with attractive walks in the area and would like to share this knowledge with others, then you would be particularly welcome.


Term Fee

₤1




ARCHAEOLOGY


When?

Second Monday of the month 14.00 -16.00


Where?

Archaeology Centre, Bagshot


What?

We investigate this subject through wide-ranging talks and practical activities using local experts and our own researches, backed by Surrey Heath Archaeological and Heritage Trust and Surrey Heath Museum.


Term Fee

₤3




ART FORUM


When?

Second and Fourth Monday of the month 14.30 - 16.00


Where?

St Pauls Church, Camberley


What?

This is an art appreciation group for people interested in the visual arts. Meetings comprise a mix of discussions, activities and PowerPoint presentations prepared in advance by members. We also view some lectures on DVD.  This is a fully participatory group in which members share responsibility for the program and running the meetings. There are no experts in the group and no formal background in the Arts, or any specialist knowledge, is needed - just enjoy

your art and be willing to share your thoughts, ideas and learning with others. All members are encouraged to contribute to the programme.


Term Fee

₤6




ASTRONOMY


When?

Second Wednesday of the month, 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Marys Church, Camberley


What?

Discuss various aspect of astronomy


Term Fee

₤6




BADMINTON 1


When?

Weekly, Wednesday 13.00 - 15.30


Where?

Heatherside Community Centre


What?

The opportunity for up to 18 members of the U3A to play Badminton with the emphasis on it being an enjoyable social occasion.


Term Fee

₤24




BADMINTON 2


When?

Weekly, Thursday 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Heatherside Community Centre


What?

The opportunity for up to 18 members of the U3A to play Badminton with the emphasis on it being an enjoyable social occasion.


Term Fee

₤16




BALLET DVD


When?

First Monday of the month 14.00 - 16.30


Where?

St Paul’s Church, Camberley


What?

We meet once a month and enjoy watching a variety of ballets on DVD - from nostalgic looks at past stars to admiration of more recent productions. We always have an introductory synopsis of the chosen ballet and also learn a little about the production, an artiste or choreographer. We enjoy visits to see ballets at the Vue. Having moved to  a larger room we have space for new members.


Term Fee

₤3




BELLY DANCING


When?

Weekly, Tuesday 10.00 - 11.30


Where?

St Tarcisius Church, Camberley


What?

A fun class, learn a new skill.  Exercise your body and free your inner Goddess. You don't have to show your belly!


Term Fee

₤14




BLUES BAND


When?

First and third Wednesdays of the month 09.30 - 12.30


Where?

Caird Hall, Camberley


What?

We are called the Blues Band but the choice of music is more eclectic, based more on what we can play! Our lineup is 2 x singers, 3 x guitarists, bass, drums and keyboard.


Term Fee

12




BOOK CLUB


When?

First Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Corrina Lodge, Camberley


What?

We decide as a group which book we would like to read - a recommendation, an award winner, a favourite author - and discuss it in a friendly way the following month. We are largely reading contemporary fiction, but not exclusively so.


Term Fee

₤1




BOOKENDS


When?

First Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private venue


What?

We read contemporary books, agreed by mutual discussion, and chat about them informally. It's amazing how a different perspective can enhance understanding and appreciation of our choices! We are lucky enough to be given excellent services from Camberley Library which provides all the copies.


Term Fee

₤1




BOOKS - CLASSICS


When?

Last Friday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private venue


What?

We read and discuss classic books, such as: Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment", Louisa May Alcotts "Little Women", "Full Moon" by PG Wodehouse, "A Handful of Dust" by Evelyn Waugh and Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables".


Term Fee

₤1




BOOKS - READERS


When?

First Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We read all genres and have lively discussions about the books, meeting monthly at a private venue.


Term Fee

₤1




BOWLING - INDOOR FRIDAY


When?

Weekly, Friday 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Camberley indoor bowling centre


What?

We are continuing this year to use 2 lanes on each of two days at the Camberley Indoor Bowls Club. There is a restriction in the number of people that can play.  If you are interested and would like to begin to bowl please contact the Leader(s) for any future vacancies.


Term Fee

TBA




BOWLING - INDOOR THURSDAY


When?

Weekly, Thursday 12.00 - 14.00


Where?

Camberley indoor bowling centre


What?

We are continuing this year to use 2 lanes on each of two days at the Camberley Indoor Bowls Club. There is a restriction in the number of people that can play.  If you are interested and would like to begin to bowl please contact the Leader(s) for any future vacancies.


Term Fee

TBA




BOWLING - INDOOR TUESDAY


When?

Weekly, Tuesday 12.00 - 14.00


Where?

Camberley indoor bowling centre


What?

We are continuing this year to use 2 lanes on each of two days at the Camberley Indoor Bowls Club. There is a restriction in the number of people that can play.  If you are interested and would like to begin to bowl please contact the Leader(s) for any future vacancies.


Term Fee

₤16




BRIDGE - BEGINNERS


When?

Weekly, Friday 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

A 1-year, course for people who would like to learn to play Bridge and who have little or no previous experience of the game.


Term Fee

₤12




BRIDGE - DUPLICATE CLUB


When?

First and third Thursday of the month 13.30 - 16.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

This is a friendly "drop-in" club intended for experienced players who can come as either singles or partnerships. Up to nine tables can play in each session, which is run by a director. Results are scored and made available promptly after each match (currently via email). New members are welcome.


Term Fee

₤7




BRIDGE - IMPROVERS DUPLICATE


When?

Weekly, Friday 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

A friendly group where you can play Duplicate Bridge in a non-competitive manner. There is a short teaching session most weeks where better play in attack and defence is discussed; also reminders of the basic conventions.


Term Fee

₤12




BRIDGE PLAYERS - MONDAY


When?

Weekly, Monday 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

We have a mix of those who are experienced Bridge players and those who have recently taken it up. Some play Rubber and others Chicago bridge. No tuition is given so newcomers need to have had some training through U3A beginners or other classes before joining. No partner is necessary. We are a friendly group and where some help is needed there is usually a willing experienced player to offer advice. The group provides a means of gaining experience and confidence.


Term Fee

₤12




BRIDGE PLAYERS - THURSDAY 1


When?

Weekly, Thursday 09.30 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

We are a sociable group of players with some experience.  Regular play is informal Chicago interspersed with Duplicate sessions.  There are some structured discussions/revisions of topics chosen by members.  Although we sail along, Time’s winged chariot has now left some welcoming berths for new faces!


Term Fee

₤12




BRIDGE PLAYERS - THURSDAY 2


When?

Weekly, Thursday 09.30 - 12.00


Where?

Camberley Cricket Club


What?

A weekly group held on a Thursday morning for players with some experience of playing the game although, limited tuition will be available as well as structured discussions on subjects chosen by members. We mainly play Duplicate Bridge with occasional Chicago sessions.


Term Fee

₤12




CHESS


When?

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

St Paul's Church, Camberley


What?

We play chess matches within the group and enjoy this fascinating game of reason and logic. There is a good mix of playing standards with room for a few more members.


Term Fee

₤10




COFFEE MORNING - ALL MEMBERS


When?

First Tuesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Paul's Church, Camberley


What?

A purely social coffee morning - a chance to meet old friends and make new ones. We usually include a display from one of the groups which are always amazing.


Term Fee

No charge




CONTEMPORARY DANCE DVD


When?

Third Monday of the month 14.00 - 16.30


Where?

St Paul's Church, Camberley


What?

We will meet monthly to watch a range of contemporary dance on DVD, mostly choreographed by continental Europeans of the late 20th and 21st centuries.   It will appeal to those who enjoy dance and are also interested in something a little different to classical ballet.


Term Fee

₤3




CRAFT - MIXED


When?

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

This is a very friendly group.  Bring along whatever you are working on, or learn something new.  We share ideas and help each other with different projects.  It's relaxing and fun.


Term Fee

₤6




CREATIVE CARD MAKING 1


When?

Second and fourth Monday of the month  14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

Have fun exploring your creativity and learn to make individual cards, starting with a piece of card and transforming it into a beautiful creation. A range of techniques will be taught including decoupage, die cutting, embossing (including heat embossing), inking techniques, paper piercing, stamping, making flowers etc. A variety of different card shapes will also be explored, eg tent fold, gate fold, rocker, easel, twisted easel etc.  Equipment will be provided.


Term Fee

₤1




CREATIVE CARD MAKING 2


When?

Second and fourth Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

Have fun exploring your creativity and learn to make individual cards, starting with a piece of card and transforming it into a beautiful creation. A range of techniques will be taught including decoupage, die cutting, embossing (including heat embossing), inking techniques, paper piercing, stamping, making flowers etc. A variety of different card shapes will also be explored, eg tent fold, gate fold, rocker, easel, twisted easel etc.  Equipment will be provided.


NB These are parallel mixed ability groups.


Term Fee

₤1




CREATIVE WRITING 1


When?

First and third Wednesday of the month 14.30 - 16.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

We aim to explore the art of writing. The members enjoy sharing individual work in a supportive and informal setting.


Term Fee

₤7




DANCING - BEGINNERS & TEA DANCE


When?

Tuesday, twice monthly, 13.45 - 14.45 Beginners, 14.45 - 16.45 Tea dance


Where?

St Anne's Church Parish Hall, Bagshot


What?

This group is aimed at all dance abilities with instruction for beginners or improvers followed by a social, friendly and fun Tea Dance which includes all Ballroom, Latin and popular Sequence dances.


Term Fee

₤7




DINING CLUB -TUESDAY


When?

Second Tuesday of alternate months


Where?

Local pubs, restaurants and once on the River Thames


What?

Wining, dining and socialising


Term Fee

₤1




DISCUSSION


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Private venue


What?

This fortnightly group has been going for many years and is very successful


Term Fee

₤1




DRAMA WORKSHOP


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Guide HQ, Camberley


What?

We welcome people who have never acted before (or even set foot in a theatre), or those who are experienced in acting or directing at all levels. The only requirements is participation. This is a workshop in which, in small groups or perhaps together, we explore and rehearse both scripted plays and improvised situations. All for fun; no learning lines, no public performances, no worries!


Term Fee

₤6




DRAWING TUITION


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

This tutored drawing class is for both beginners and improvers.  It covers all the skills of drawing techniques - line, tone and composition.  During the year we cover a wide variety of subjects to build students' confidence in all areas.  Emphasis is placed on using all the different drawing media, pencil, chalk, ink, and pastels as well as different surfaces, and facilities are in place for students to sample all of these and more.  A friendly and welcoming group to start your artistic journey.


Term Fee

₤9




DRAWING WORKSHOP


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month, 13.30 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Drawing Workshop is an UNTUTORED group more suitable for members with a little experience of drawing than for absolute beginners, though beginners are welcome to attend to get some more practice in. Subjects and drawing media are suggested in advance by the leader, together with links to relevant online tutorials. Participants can work on their own drawing projects if they prefer. We sometimes show DVDs on drawing techniques, such as "Portrait Drawing" or "Pastels Workshop". Various different drawing media such as graphite sticks, watercolour pencils, etc., are available to members to try out, and we have a small number of DVDs to borrow (e.g. "Yes You Can Draw", "Drawing Problems and Solutions").


Term Fee

₤8




FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP


When?

Second Friday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Anne's Church, Bagshot


What?

This is an informal workshop for anyone researching their family history, with the members setting the agenda according to their interests.  New members are always welcome.


Term Fee

₤3




FILM AND MEDIA


When?

Selected Wednesdays 14.00 - 16.30


Where?

Camberley Theatre


What?

Love film? Film and Media showing at The Camberley Theatre on  Monday afternoons offers you a unique opportunity to see new films from around the world, or even films you may have seen long ago and nearly forgotten. Joining also gives you access to the group's extensive film library. See the newsletter for our programme.


Term Fee

₤8




FLOWER ARRANGING 2


When?

Second and fourth Thursday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Flower arranging in various styles


Term Fee

₤12




FLOWER ARRANGING 3


When?

First and Third Thursday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Camberley Cricket Club


What?

We are a friendly group who all get great pleasure in "doing things with flowers". Both traditional and modern arrangements are demonstrated each week to be undertaken by the group on the following session. Suitable for beginners and more experienced flower arrangers alike.


Term Fee

₤12




FRENCH - BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS


When?

First and third Wednesday of the month 13.30 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

These two groups run concurrently, concentrating on the beginners for the first hour and on the improvers in the second hour. Little or no knowledge is required to join beginners. The improvers mostly consist of the previous years' class. We learn grammar to establish a solid platform of basic knowledge and practice reading and conversation.


Term Fee

₤6




FRENCH - IMPROVERS


When?

Second and fourth Thursday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

This is an informal gathering of members with an intermediate knowledge of the language. Members less fluent are also welcome


Term Fee

₤1




FRENCH - IMPROVERS TOO


When?

Second and fourth Friday of the month 09.30 - 11.30


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We are primarily a "self-help" group for those with an intermediate knowledge of the language who wish to improve their skills in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.


Term Fee

₤1




FRENCH CONVERSATION 1


When?

Second and fourth Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private venue


What?

We are a small friendly group meeting fortnightly at a private venue for informal discussion in French on a range of topics including current affairs, life in France and holidays.


Term Fee

₤1




FRENCH CONVERSATION 2


When?

Monthly Tuesday 10.30 - 12.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

Up to half a dozen of us meet monthly in Blackwater. We chat in French for 60 - 90 minutes over a cup of coffee.  If we're very lucky a French friend joins us for coffee and we benefit greatly from her input. We help each other out over words we may have forgotten or perhaps never known in the first place. To know more please contact the Group Leader.


Term Fee

₤1




FRENCH CONVERSATION 3


When?

First and third Monday of the month 10.00 - 11.30


Where?

Private Venue


What?

A small group meeting fortnightly to chat in French about current affairs, French culture, holidays and life in general. Most of the group have some post O-level study or experience of the language and are aiming to improve confidence and fluency.


Term Fee

₤1




GARDENING - CAMBERLEY


When?

Third Monday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Camberley Gardening Group welcomes new members. We do not do hands on gardening, but we do have professional speakers at each of our Monthly meetings. We meet on the third Monday of the month from September to May at High Cross Church. We also organise visits to Gardens from Camberley, by coach, through the Summer months. So if you are interested in gardening, gardens and plants, come along to our Group and you will be warmly welcomed.


Term Fee

₤3




GARDENING - NEW SHOOTS


When?

Second Wednesday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

St Peter's Church, Frimley


What?

We are a friendly gardening club offering talks on all aspects of horticulture. There are opportunities to share information, plant sales, quizzes and outings to gardens. New members are always welcome.


Term Fee

₤4




GERMAN CONVERSATION


When?

Second Wednesday of the month 14.00 - 15.30


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We are a small group who meet once a month. Several of us have spent time in Germany and are keen to retain our fluency. We talk about different issues, sometimes a pre-arranged subject, at other times about what happened to one of us or about holiday plans and experiences.


Term Fee

₤1




GUITAR JAMMING


When?

Second and fourth Friday of the month 13.00 - 15.00


Where?

Caird Hall, Camberley


What?

This group is for anyone who plays guitar and would like to meet and make music with other like minded guitarists. We are not experts and are all at different levels of ability, but we help each other to harmonize and play as a group, to learn new techniques and tunes to advance our knowledge and ability.


Term Fee

₤13




HANDBELL RINGING 1


When?

Weekly, Thursday  09.30 – 11.00


Where?

Mytchett Baptist Church


What?

TBA


Term Fee

₤18




HANDBELL RINGING 2


When?

Weekly, Thursday  11.30 – 13.00


Where?

Mytchett Baptist Church


What?

TBA


Term Fee

₤18




HISTORY 1


When?

Second Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Michael's Church, Camberley


What?

During the Autumn Term the Group will be looking at aspects of German History.  There will be talks on the Medieval Holy Roman Empire, then a look at the Thirty Years War in the 17th Century and finally the unification of Germany in the 19th Century.


In the Spring Term attention will turn to England and the Anglo Saxons. The three talks will cover end of Roman Britain and the Saxon invasion, the Saxon kingdoms and the Vikings and finally the unification of England under the late Saxon Kings.


Term Fee

₤3




HISTORY 2


When?

Second Monday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

St Michael's Church, Camberley


What?

As History Group 1 above


Term Fee

₤3




JAPANESE


When?

Weekly, Thursday 19.00 - 20.30


Where?

Private venue


What?

This group is aimed at people who have connections with Japan and who should be able to get by in Japan.  Most people have no knowledge of Japanese and are therefore advised not to join in the middle of the course.


Term Fee

₤1




JAZZ APPRECIATION


When?

Third Wednesday of month. 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

We play a varied selection of jazz and blues to try and satisfy most people's taste. For the 1st half we usually have a theme, eg "Duke Ellington", "1959 - an important year in jazz". The 2nd half is a mix of anything from New Orleans to Miles Davies, hopefully some well known classic music and some lesser known.  Anybody interested is welcome to come along.


Term Fee

₤3




KEEP FIT 1


When?

Weekly, Thursday 09.15 - 10.15


Where?

St Tarcisius Church, Camberley


What?

The classes are based upon an exercise to music format, mobilisation of joints, toning and stretching aerobic exercises and relaxation. Exercises are progressive and adaptable to encourage everyone to work within their own safe limits and enjoy exercising.


Term Fee

₤10




KEEP FIT 2


When?

Weekly, Thursday 11.45 - 12.30


Where?

St Tarcisius Church, Camberley


What?

Keep fit and stay fit. Enjoy movement to music. Aids posture awareness. A wide range of music is used to encourage and enhance mobility for pleasure and lifestyles.


Term Fee

₤12




KEEP FIT GENTLY 1


When?

Weekly, Thursday 12.00 - 12.45


Where?

St Tarcisius Church, Camberley


What?

Finding it hard to open a bleach bottle? Feeling less confident getting around? Come and have fun while improving your flexibility, balance and strength. Some exercising is done sitting down, some standing at a ballet barre. Quote from a member: 'I feel stronger and more confident'.


Term Fee

₤12




KEEP FIT GENTLY 2


When?

Weekly, Tuesday 11.45 - 12.30


Where?

St Tarcisius Church, Camberley


What?

Finding it hard to open a bleach bottle? Feeling less confident getting around? Come and have fun while improving your flexibility, balance and strength. Some exercising is done sitting down, some standing at a ballet barre. Quote from a member: 'I feel stronger and more confident'.


Term Fee

₤12




KNIT AND NATTER


When?

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Peter’s Church, Frimley


What?


This group is a very happy crowd and can no longer claim to be beginners! The results from some of our class have been amazing, and are a real inspiration to us all.  Clicking needles and chatting tongues. The latest "must do" is knitting with Opium - not the drug, but a cotton/acrylic yarn, which makes a shawl with just one ball!


Term Fee

₤7




LINE DANCING - ABSOLUTE BEGINNERSNCING - ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


When?

Weekly, Thursday 14.00 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Line Dancing is fun, very sociable and keeps you fit and is suitable for all ages.  Best of all you don't need a partner. There is no stress and the emphasis is all about having FUN - we all do just that!  If you fancy having a go, don’t be shy and come join us.  I don’t bite honest!



Term Fee

₤12




LINE DANCING -BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS 1


When?

Weekly, Monday 14.00 - 15.30


Where?

Caird Hall, Camberley


What?

We are in now in our 10th year, or almost and still going strong and having lots of fun. If you have done line dancing before then we would love to have you join us.


Term Fee

₤12




LINE DANCING -BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS 2


When?

Weekly, Thursday 10.30 -12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Still going strong after almost 9 years with a variety of music ranging from country to pop/latin.  This group is only for those who have done line dancing before.


Term Fee

₤12




MAHJONG


When?

Weekly, Wednesday 14.00 – 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Learn how to cope with walls, winds, flowers and dragons in this classical Chinese game.  Suitable for beginners learning by experience.


Term Fee

₤12




MINDFULNESS


When?

Weekly, Wednesdays 13.00 – 15.00


Where?

St Paul’s Church, Camberley


What?

Mindfulness Meditation is a course based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme devised by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. This programme is designed to help people cope better with stress, anxiety, depression, pain and illness; and to be able to lead happier and more satisfying lives. The course is designed to run for one term only for 9 consecutive weeks, 8 weeks of 2 hours duration and one week of 3 hours duration.


Term Fee

₤11




MONEY MATTERS


When?

Last Tuesday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

St Michael's Church, Camberley


What?

Subjects for autumn: Peer to peer lending, personal tax, investment strategies, travel insurance, power of attorney, pension planning in light of the budget proposals, investments and savings generally.


Term Fee

₤3




MONTHLY MEETINGS


When?

Third Tuesday of the month.  Refreshments from 13.45; Doors open at 14.00. Meeting from 14.15 - 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

See details in newsletter and website


Term Fee

No charge




MOTO - Members On Their Own


When?

Monthly coffee morning at High Cross Church on second Friday of the month 10.00 - 11.30


Where?

Various locations


What?

MOTO was formed to enable Members On Their Own to meet/socialise and get together for outings to the cinema & theatre; walks and visits to National Trust properties, gardens and other places of interest; lunches, dinners, quizzes and 10 pin bowling.  Our numbers have grown from 12 to 100+ over the years and many members have forged new friendships and social groups. The monthly coffee mornings held at High Cross Church are friendly, informal and very popular.  New members are always welcome - our varied programme caters for different interests and abilities so that our events are rarely oversubscribed.


Term Fee

₤1




MUSIC APPRECIATION - CLASSICAL


When?

Second Thursday of the month. 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

We play a selection of classical music to the group along with some details of the various composers and anything else that seems relevant.


Term Fee

₤4




OPERA APPRECIATION


When?

Third Thursday of the month 13.30 - 16.30


Where?

Private venue


What?

A continuation of the chronological exploration of opera. Refer to Group Leader for more detail.


Term Fee

₤1




PAINTING 1


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 13.30 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

This runs as an own choice workshop using a variety of materials, both painting and drawing, and joins with Group 2 when there is an occasional demonstration by a visiting artist.


Term Fee

₤13




PAINTING 2


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 13.30 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

We concentrate on watercolour techniques, and work to three common themes per term, as a group exercise.  We join with Group 1 when painting demonstrations are arranged with visiting artists.


Term Fee

₤11




PAINTING 3


When?

Second and fourth Monday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

St Peters Church, Frimley


What?

This group covers watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel painting.

Short demonstrations are given on techniques related to the group's chosen mediums.


Term Fee

₤7




PAINTING WORKSHOP (AND DIGITAL ART)


When?

First and third Monday of the month 14.00 - 16.30


Where?

St Peter's Church, Frimley


What?

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of painting, drawing or digital (tablet or laptop) art as well as tea/coffee and cake! We run this very friendly group as a workshop and without formal tuition, although we generally have sketching, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolour and digital artists on hand and we’re always happy to offer help and advice if you would like it. Please note that the use of oil paints is not allowed by our centre.


Term Fee

₤8




PATCHWORK 1


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We are carrying on exploring techniques of patchwork and quilting, having noisy fun exchanging ideas, comments and experiences. As well as an amazing variety of members' own projects we have made several quilts for the beds at the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice and for Project Linus. Watch the e-newsletter for photos of our happy group and colourful products.


Term Fee

₤1




PATCHWORK 2


When?

Second and fourth Monday of the month  13.00 - 15.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We are carrying on exploring techniques of patchwork and quilting, having noisy fun exchanging ideas, comments and experiences. As well as an amazing variety of members' own projects we have made several quilts for the beds at the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice and for Project Linus. Watch the e-newsletter for photos of our happy group and colourful products.


Term Fee

₤1




PATCHWORK 3


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 10.00 – 12.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We are carrying on exploring techniques of patchwork and quilting, having noisy fun exchanging ideas, comments and experiences. As well as an amazing variety of members' own projects we have made several quilts for the beds at the Phyllis Tuckwell hospice and for Project Linus. Watch the e-newsletter for photos of our happy group and colourful products.


Term Fee

₤1




PHILOSOPHY


When?

Every Tuesday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

We shall be debating such topics as: who needs Philosophy, the witch-doctor and the politician, the two destroyers of the modern World, the missing link, and the use of conceptual thought.  The objective is to explain the present problem with Man's understanding and to explain the solution to the present day void in Man's understanding, which will enable us to live far better lives.


Term Fee

₤1




PHOTOGRAPHY 1


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Mary's Church, Camberley


What?

We are a happy, vibrant group of photographers who get together to learn and discuss all things photographic.  Our depth of knowledge is taken from the group membership and all are encouraged to participate.  Technical aspects of photography are always covered and individual members try to help those with particular problems.  We try to organise the occasional field trip and associate it with work done at meetings.  This group is mostly for members with DSLR type cameras, although learning how to use your camera is more important than what type you have - you can get fantastic shots with just a compact.  An annual exhibition of work is becoming a permanent feature of the group and all are encouraged to make submissions for this.


Term Fee

₤8




PHOTOGRAPHY 2


When?

Second and fourth Thursday of the month 14.00 – 16.00


Where?

St Mary's Church, Camberley


What?

We are a happy, vibrant group of photographers who get together to learn and discuss all things photographic. We cover a wide range of experience, from beginners to more experienced photographers.  Technical and artistic aspects of photography are covered and individual members try to help those with particular problems. We try to organise the occasional field trip and associate it with work done at meetings. This group is mostly for members with DSLR type cameras, although learning how to use your camera is more important than what type you have - you can get fantastic shots with just a compact.


Term Fee

₤7




PICKLEBALL


When?

Weekly, Friday 10.00 – 12.00


Where?

Lightwater Leisure Centre


What?

Funny Name – Great Game !  Pickleball is a hybrid sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis.  It is played on a badminton court mainly as doubles. Great athletic ability is not important. Anyone  who has played some form of racquet sport – even if only years ago at school – can pick this game  up and be playing on their first visit. This sport is particularly suited to those for whom traditional  raquet sports are proving a little too strenuous.  The emphasis is on fun while helping to keep you fit as well


Term Fee

₤15




POETRY


When?

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month 14.00 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Our objective is to read poems on either a given subject or of our own choice, and to enjoy the written and the spoken word.


Term Fee

₤6




POTTERY - HAND BUILDING & DECORATION


When?

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

St Mary's Church, Camberley


What?

The aim of this group is to develop your pottery skills – learning to stick clay together to make small pots and wall hangings and includes their decoration.  No previous experience is necessary.


Term Fee

₤12




QUIZ


When?

Once a term, about the middle Friday.  See the newsletter or timetable for details


Where?

All Saints Church, Lightwater


What?

Individuals, couples or teams are all welcome.  If you do not come as a team you will have the chance to meet others and have a fun afternoon.


Term Fee

₤2.50




RECORDER ENSEMBLE


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 10.30 - 12.00


Where?

Mytchet Baptist Church


What?

We are a group of people who have discovered the joy of playing the recorder together. We vary between 8 - 12 participants and we play all sorts of music from classical to modern popular arrangements. We combine various members of the recorder family, sopranino, descant (learned by most at school!), treble, tenor, bass and great bass according to the arrangements we play. I could squeeze in a few more players and newcomers are welcome. Occasionally we take part in a "gig" and also in End Holmes termly Recorder Playing Day when about 60 U3A players gather.


Term Fee

₤7




RUMMIKUB


When?

Third Friday of month 13.30 - 15.30


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Rummikub is a board game played with tiles (similar to scrabble). Very friendly group, all welcome, easy to play but keeps the brain cells working. You don't need to have a partner, but friends can always play together.


Term Fee

₤3




SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


When?

First Monday of month. 14.00 - 16.00,


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Wanted!  Members interested in science (that's all sciences), technology, and related subjects.  No experience necessary - enthusiasm matters more. 

What does the group do?  Principally, we meet once a month to listen to - and question - a speaker talking about an S&T topic.  Sometimes our speakers are experts from companies and research organisations, at other times the speakers are group members talking about their own experience and interests.  In the last year we have also visited Jaguar Land Rover to tour their facilities.

We've been running a blog since the end of last year, so you can find out far more about the group by accessing https://cu3asandt.wordpress.com/ 

Change is good - so we have several  ideas for expanding our activities.  A science and technology quiz, or 'ten-minute' presentations/posters prepared by our members, perhaps. Or even 'Google-based' research into a range of topics?  But these are all dependent on our members.  So they're up to you.  Do join and take par 

Any questions? - just contact David, the group leader, on 01276 21421, and leave your name, if possible your e-mail address, and your phone number.


Term Fee

₤4




SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Caird Hall, Camberley


What?

Learn and enjoy Scottish country dancing, steps and figures - Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys etc.


Term Fee

₤7




SCRABBLE


When?

Second and fourth Thursday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Guide HQ, Camberley


What?

If you love words and have some experience of the Great Game, join the Scrabble group. We are not too strict and we promise that you will enjoy the morning and learn some new words in the company of like minded players. Occasionally we play against other U3A Scrabble groups.


Term Fee

₤7




SINGALONG


When?

Second and fourth Friday of the month 14.00 - 15.45


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

If you enjoy singing, you will be made very welcome at our lively and social group. Having a good time together is the "key" hitting the correct notes a bonus.


Term Fee

₤5




SINGING FOR FUN


When?

First and third Thursday of the month 14.00 - 15.30


Where?

Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Frimley


What?

The group's name tells you everything you need to know!


Term Fee

₤7







SPANISH - STAGE 1


When?

Weekly, Wednesdays  14.00 - 15.30


Where?

Private Venue


What?

A group for beginners. The course started in September 2016. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with written homework.


Term Fee

₤1




SPANISH - STAGE 2


When?

Weekly, Wednesdays 11.00 - 12.30


Where?

Private Venue


What?

A group that has been running from 2013. A more advanced version of Stage 1


Term Fee

₤1




SPANISH - STAGE 3


When?

Weekly, Wednesdays 16.00 - 17.30


Where?

Private Venue


What?

A group that has been learning for 5 years. A more advanced version of Stage 2


Term Fee

₤1




SPEAKING FOR FUN


When?

First and third Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

This small but lively and enthusiastic group offers the opportunity for members to speak on a wide range of topics, as well as take part in debates and informal discussions. We get the chance to research and construct a talk and deliver it in a safe and supportive environment.  You do not need to be an expert speaker to join but you may well find that you have become one!


Term Fee

₤11




STRETCH, TONE & RELAX 1


When?

Weekly, Thursday 16.00 - 17.00


Where?

St Mary's Church, Camberley


What?

The Yoga classes continue with a loyal following. We practise gentle Hatha yoga. Exercises are progressive and adaptable to encourage everyone to work within their own safe limits.


Term Fee

₤10



STRETCH, TONE & RELAX 2


When?

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month 09.30 - 10.45


Where?

St Peter's Church, Frimley


What?

The Yoga classes continue with a loyal following. We practise gentle Hatha yoga. Exercises are progressive and adaptable to encourage everyone to work within their own safe limits.


Term Fee

₤6




STROLLING A


When?

Last Tuesday of the month 10.15


Where?

Various locations


What?

We do a circular walk of about 3 miles over varying terrain, over stiles, up hills etc. We walk at a pace that suits the group and yes, we do have time to smell the flowers. For those who choose to come there is a pub lunch afterwards.


Term Fee

₤1




STROLLING C


When?

Second Tuesday of the month 10.30


Where?

Various locations


What?

We do a circular walk of about 3 miles over varying terrain, over stiles, up hills etc. We walk at a pace that suits the group and yes, we do have time to smell the flowers. For those who choose to come there is a pub lunch afterwards.


Term Fee

₤1




SUNDAY PUB LUNCH 1


When?

Second Sunday of the month 12.00


Where?

Various locations


What?

This group tries out the local hostelries each month, some excellent, some good and some decidedly dodgy!


Term Fee

₤1




SUNDAY PUB LUNCH 2


When?

Fourth Sunday of the month 12.00


Where?

Various location


What?

As Group 1


Term Fee

₤1




SUNDAY PUB LUNCH 3


When?

Third Sunday of the month 12.00


Where?

Various locations


What?

As Group 1


Term Fee

₤1




TABLE TENNIS 1


When?

Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month 15.00 - 17.00


Where?

Deepcut Village Hall


What?

There are six meetings per term, there are four tables and we play a mixture of singles and doubles for both ladies and gentlemen.  Mixed abilities from absolute beginners are welcome, with the emphasis on fun. It also helps to keep you fit.


Term Fee

₤10




TABLE TENNIS 2


When?

First and third Wednesdays of the month 15.00 - 17.00


Where?

Deepcut Village Hall


What?

There are six meetings per term, there are four tables and we play a mixture of singles and doubles for both ladies and gentlemen.  Mixed abilities from absolute beginners are welcome, with the emphasis on fun. It also helps to keep you fit.


Term Fee

₤10




TAI CHI 1


When?

Weekly, Monday 12.30 - 13.45


Where?

Heatherside Community Centre


What?

Tai Chi exercise and following various established Tai Chi formats


Term Fee

₤12




TAP DANCING


When?

Weekly, Friday 13.30 - 15.00


Where?

Heatherside Community Centre


What?

A good form of aerobic exercise helping balance, posture and co-ordination, toning up the muscles - especially the legs! If you prefer exercising to music this tap dancing class could be what you are looking for. You may have tapped when you were young or perhaps this is your first time? With or without experience, we aim for this class to be fun!


Term Fee

₤12




TENNIS


When?

First and third Wednesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

Frimley Lawn Tennis Club


What?

Tennis for beginners and intermediate standards. Racket and proper tennis footwear required but tennis balls provided.


Term Fee

₤7




TRAVEL AND TOURISM - TRAVELOGUES


When?

Occasional Tuesdays 13.45 - 15.45


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Most months we offer a day trip plus a short break either abroad or in the UK, usually in Spring or Autumn. Travelogues are held twice a term and the speaker (normally a U3A member) gives an illustrated talk on a country, area or trip.


Term Fee

No charge




UKULELE PLAYERS


When?

Weekly, Friday  10.00 – 11.00


Where?

Private Venue


What?

Come and join a bunch of ukulele players weekly at a private venue on Friday mornings to have a go and a laugh.  No need to read music, it's a really simple way to play. More experienced players are very welcome.  


Term Fee

₤1




UPHOLSTERY 1


When?

Weekly, Thursday 13.30 - 15.30


Where?

Surrey Adult Learning Centre, Camberley


What?

We are a mixed ability, practical Group who bring and repair our own items of Upholstery such as chairs, stools, and ottomans, and we also fix cane and sea­-grass seats. Previous knowledge is not necessary, but bringing a basic DIY toolkit would help, and there will be extra costs for materials.


Term Fee

₤15




WALKING 1


When?

First and third Wednesday of the month 10.00


Where?

Various locations


What?

Walks are approximately 5 miles with a pub lunch afterwards according to a pre-planned programme.


Term Fee

₤1




WALKING 2


When?

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month 10.00


Where?

Various locations


What?

Walks are approximately 5 miles with a pub lunch afterwards according to a pre-planned programme.


Term Fee

₤1




WALKING 3


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 10.00


Where?

Various locations


What?

Walks of approximately 5 miles that are roughly within a 15 mile radius of Camberley


Term Fee

₤1




WALKING 4


When?

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month 10.00


Where?

Various locations


What?

We meet in a pub car park where we will start our walk from.  This is usually within a 15 mile radius of Camberley and we walk about 5 to 6 miles, have lunch in the pub and go home.


Term Fee

₤1




WALKING 5


When?

Monthly


Where?

Various locations


What?

This group is intended for those who want to walk between 7 - 10 miles at a fairly brisk pace. No coffee stops or lunches. We aim to walk once a month with the day and week varying. Sketch of route and meeting point grid reference advised about 4 weeks in advance. All communication by email only for this group.


Term Fee

₤1




WALKING 6


When?

First and third Thursday of the month 10.00.


Where?

Various locations


What?

Country walks usually about 5 miles, returning to the starting point. Finishing, for those who wish, with a pub lunch


Term Fee

₤1




WALKING WITH DOGS


When?

Monthly Monday afternoon


Where?

Various locations


What?

We normally do a circular walk for approximately 1½ hours and finish with a sociable chat at a dog friendly pub or café. Everyone is welcome, with or without a dog.  We meet at various locations and have found it’s a great way to find new walks and to make new friends.  The dogs love it too


Term Fee

₤1




WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 1


When?

Second and fourth Thursday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Light hearted and serious discussion of stories in the press (from The Times to Private Eye)


Term Fee

₤7



WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 2


When?

First and third Tuesday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Light hearted and serious discussion of stories in the press (from The Times to Private Eye)


Term Fee

₤8




WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 3


When?

First and third Monday of the month 10.00 - 12.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Light hearted and serious discussion of stories in the press (from The Times to Private Eye)


Term Fee

₤8




WHIST


When?

Second and Fourth Thursday of the month 14.00 - 17.00


Where?

High Cross Church, Camberley


What?

Enjoy a game of whist in friendly company


Term Fee

₤6




WINE TASTING 1


When?

Last Friday of the month 12.30


Where?

Private venue


What?

Wine tasting and socialising


Term Fee

₤1




WINE TASTING 2


When?

First Friday of the month 14.00 - 16.00


Where?

Frimley Village Hall


What?

We aim to promote knowledge of the wines of the world by informed tasting and group discussion. Included in the tasting talks - apart from the wines themselves, will be illustrations of the vineyards, chateaux and caves and potted histories of the vignerons, thus bringing to life the areas where the wines are produced.


Term Fee

₤4







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Please note that the term fee will be reviewed at the end of each term and may increase or decrease depending on the number of participants.

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