This 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
Art Appreciation Sharing our enjoyment of art
Beyond the Headlines Current affairs discussion forum – some research required before meetings
Book Group 10 Fiction from the 20th century starting in 1930
Book Group 4 Reading group at members houses
Book Group 6 : Modern Novels Reading group at Westhampnett
Book Group 7 Reading group at Little London Cafe
Book Group 8 Reading group in various venues in Chichester
Book Group 9 Leading Novelists of the 20th Century
Boules Boules for enthusiastic beginners
Bridge (Boxgrove) Chicago bridge. Experience needed.
Bridge (Felpham) Chicago bridge. Experience needed.
Bus Explorer Visit places of interest, using bus pass. Meet Chichester 10:15
Bus Walk Walks without a car
Canasta Canasta at Swanfield Community Centre
Creative Crafts Making rag rugs and soft furnishing pieces
Croquet Play croquet at Fishbourne
Cryptic Crosswords Learn how to tackle cryptic crosswords
Current Affairs Book Group Key current topics assessed through critical reading of a source/book/article
Cycling for Pleasure Cycling for pleasure, sociability and fitness NEWS!!!
Discovering Maths Aldingbourne –
Discussion Group 1 Current affairs discussion group – Summersdale
Discussion Group 2 Current affairs discussion group – Summersdale
DVD Shakespeare Watch and discuss
Film and Chat (1) Films and conversation
Film and Chat (2) Films and conversation
Film Discussion Discussion of films seen by members
Fly Fishing Duncton Mill or elsewhere
French (Intermediate 1) In Chichester
French (Intermediate 2) In Aldingbourne
French Conversation 2 In Chichester
French Conversation 3 In Chichester – conversation and literature
Gardening 3 Chidham – Discussion and visits
Gardening 4 Gardening related visits
Greek – Intermediate East Wittering. Speaking and listening
Grid References and All That Map reading
Italian Conversation – Intermediate Some experience needed
Keep Fit Westgate leisure centre – keep fit class
Literary & Historical Walks (5th Year) 5-8 mile walk
Literary Book Group We read fiction and non-fiction chosen by our members and meet in central Chichester
Local History Walk & Lunch 1 Notes on topic, visit and lunch
Local History Walk & Lunch 2 Notes on topic, visit and lunch
Mah Jongg Aldwick – All welcome NEWS!!!
Medieval History Chichester – DVD and discussion
Meditation Hunston – Krishnamacharya yoga
Music from Machines The history of the development of Music Boxes
Painting for Pleasure NE Chichester – All media, all welcome
Play Reading – 1 Readings of members’ favourite plays
Play Reading – 2 Readings of members’ favourite plays
Play Reading for Fun Chichester – varied plays
Poetry and Prose for Pleasure Chichester – reading poetry and prose for performance
Rambling Varied walks of 7-9 miles NEWS!!!
Recorder Ensemble The Hornet, Chichester – Experience required
Sailing Help crew a sailing yacht in Chichester harbour and The Solent NEWS!!!
Science Discussion Discussion of topics chosen by members
Serendipity Discussion Group Lively discussion of current news items from the main news media
Short Walks Short walks of 2 1/2 to 3 miles
Shorter Rambles 4-5 mile walks
Sixth Form Mathematics Calculus, trigonometry and so on
Spanish Conversation Not for beginners-some experience needed
Spanish Conversation – Advanced Members houses. ‘A-level’ Spanish required.
Spanish for Beginners An introduction to spoken Spanish, using a BBC course
Spanish Improvers Improve your comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. Basic Spanish required
Sunday Lunch Club Sunday lunch in pubs etc
Table Tennis 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
Themed Films Series of films on the themes of joy, anger, food for thought, desire and fear
Thursday Lunch Group Lunch in local pubs etc
TV Adaptations with discussion Monacled Mutineer, Desperate Romantics
Wednesday Walks 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 Long and short pieces
Yoga Basic posture work