Groups List All

ThisĀ is our current list of interest groups at Chichester U3A. Follow the links for more details about each group. Groups that currently have vacancies are shown in bold. Follow the “NEWS!!!” link to see the latest group news.
This list is regularly updated so please look again if what you want is not available.


Group Leaders: To request a change to your listing please use the “Contact the Groups Co-ordinator” form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.


Group Details Summary Group news
Apple Group Learn how to make better use of the apps on your iPhone, iPad or Mac
Art Appreciation Sharing our enjoyment of art
Book Group 10 Fiction from the 20th century
Book Group 11 Fiction
Book Group 12 Fiction and some non-fiction
Book Group 4 Reading group at members houses
Book Group 6 : Modern Novels Reading group at Westhampnett
Book Group 7 Reading group
Book Group 8 Reading 20th and 21st century classics
Boules Boules for enthusiastic beginners – meets in summer only
Bridge (Boxgrove) Chicago bridge. Experience needed
Bridge (Felpham) We play on Wednesday afternoons and on other days of the week.
Bus Walk Walks without a car
Croquet Play croquet at Fishbourne – meets in summer only
Crosswording for Fun Practise your cryptic crossword skills with other like-minded puzzlers
Cryptic Crosswords Online Maintain your cryptic crosswords skills
Current Affairs Group – New Park Key current topics assessed through critical reading of texts
Cycling for Pleasure Cycling for pleasure, sociability and fitness NEWS!!!
Discovering Maths The fun of mathematics
Discussion Group 1 Current affairs discussion group – Summersdale
Discussion Group 2 Current affairs discussion group – Summersdale
DVD Shakespeare Watch and discuss – restarting in September
Film Discussion Discussion of films seen by members
Fly Fishing Duncton Mill or elsewhere
French (Intermediate 1) Reading, listening and talking
French (Intermediate 2) In Aldingbourne
French Conversation 2 Free-format conversation
French Conversation 3 In Chichester – conversation and literature
Gardening 4 Gardening related visits
Greek – Intermediate Both spoken and written Greek
Italian Conversation – Intermediate Some experience needed
Jazz Appreciation Enjoy listening to all types of jazz
Keep Fit Westgate leisure centre – keep fit class
Line Dancing Donnington Hall – Fun and Exercise
Literary & Historical Walks 4-5 mile walk with a literary or historical content
Literary Book Group We read fiction and non-fiction chosen by our members and meet in central Chichester
Local History Walk & Lunch Notes on topic, visit and lunch
Mah Jongg Aldwick – All welcome NEWS!!!
Medieval History Chichester – DVD and discussion
Painting for Pleasure NE Chichester – All media, all welcome NEWS!!!
Play Reading A changing theme for each season
Play Reading for Fun Chichester – varied plays
Poetry and Prose for Pleasure Chichester – reading poetry and prose for performance
Poetry Group Do you enjoy poetry? Would you like to study some poems at greater depth?
Practical Science Workshop Join in a variety of science based projects from natural history to electronics
Rambling Varied walks of 7-9 miles NEWS!!!
Recorder Ensemble Wide range of music for SATB recorders. Not for beginners
Science Discussion Presentation and discussion of topics chosen by members NEWS!!!
Serendipity Discussion Group Lively discussion of current news items from the main news media
Shorter Rambles 4-5 mile walks
Spanish Conversation Not for beginners, some experience needed
Spanish Conversation – Advanced ‘A-level’ Spanish required
Spanish Improvers Improve your comprehension, grammar and vocabulary
Table Tennis Weekly table tennis at the Westgate Leisure Centre
Ten Pin Bowling Chichester Gate Leisure Park, Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8EB NEWS!!!
The 19th Century Novel and its Legacy The 19th century novel
The Greenies Action on climate change
The Volunteer Bank For members willing to devote a little – or a lot of – time to keep our U3A going
Thursday Lunch Group Lunch in local pubs etc
Wednesday Walks Walks of about 5 miles NEWS!!!
Wine Tasting Sampling and discussion
Within the Walls Lunch Group Lunch in Chichester
World of Books Country-based reading group
Writing for Fun Emphasis is on fun, no literary skills required or expected
Zoom Hosting Brush up your Zoom skills. All welcome – currently on Zoom, of course!