Interest Groups

This is our current list of interest groups at Chichester U3A. Follow the links for more details about each group and to contact the Group Organiser. Groups that currently have vacancies are shown in bold.

This list is regularly updated so please look again if what you want is not available.

Information for Group Organisers or anyone interested in starting a new group is on our Group Organisers Page.

You can   view list of groups by day   or       

Interest GroupDate/TimeStatus
Apple Group
The scheduled meetings are appropriate for iPad and iPhone users. Additional ad hoc Zoom meetings are run for Mac computer users.
2nd Friday 14:00 - 15:00Meeting in person
Art Appreciation
Split into 2 sessions, one at 11:30, one at 1:30
4th Tuesday 11:30/13.30 - 13.00/15.00Meeting in person
Art Group
Art with tuition
2nd Monday 14.00 - 16.00Meeting in person
Beginners Basic Bridge
A ten week course in basic bridge
Weekly Variable 10:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
Beginners Cryptic Crosswords
Short course for beginners
Weekly Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Book Group 10
Fiction from the 20th century
1st Wednesday 15:30 - 16:30Meeting in person
Book Group 12
Fiction and some non-fiction
2nd Monday 14:00 - 16:00Meeting on Zoom
Book Group 4
Reading group at members houses
Last Thursday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting in person
Book Group 6 : Modern Novels
Reading group at Westhampnett
2nd WednesdayMeeting in person
Book Group 7
Reading group
2nd Thursday 11:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Book Group 8
Reading ten books by Japanese writers
1st Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
Book Group: Non-fiction
Reading and discussing non-fiction books
4th Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Book Group: World of Books
Literature of Countries across the World
4th Friday 10:15 - 12:15Meeting in person
Book Group: World of Books 2
Literature of countries across the world
2nd Friday 10:15 - 12:15Meeting normally
Camera Group
Getting to know your camera
Ad Hoc Variable 10:00 - 11.30On demand
Chamber Music Group
A relaxed friendly group of players who enjoying playing music together
Every 2 weeks Wednesday 10:00 - 11.45Meeting in person
Climate Change Group
Monthly meetings on different aspects of climate change, plus selected projects.
1st Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00Meeting in person
Crosswording for Fun
Practise your cryptic crossword skills with other like-minded puzzlers
Weeks 1 & 3 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Crosswording for Fun 2
Practise your cryptic crossword skills with other like-minded puzzlers
Weeks 2 & 4 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
Cycling for Pleasure
Cycling for pleasure, sociability and fitness
Weeks 2 & 4 Thursday 10:00Meeting normally
Discussion Group 1
Current affairs discussion group - Summersdale
Weeks 1 & 3 Monday 10:30 - 12:00Meeting in person
Discussion Group 2
Current affairs discussion group - Summersdale
Every 2 weeks Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting in person
Exploring Contemporary Affairs
Facilitated group discussion of a contemporary affairs topic of the day
3rd Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Family History
The aim is to provide instruction and help for you to research your family history in a structured manner.
1st Monday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Flower arranging
A light-hearted approach to creating imaginative floral displays
3rd Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00Meeting normally
Fly Fishing
Duncton Mill or elsewhere
2nd Thursday 10:00Meeting normally
French - advanced
A grammar based class for competent speakers of French.
1st Wednesday 13.30 - 15:00Meeting in person
French (Intermediate 2)
In Aldingbourne
Weekly Friday 11:00 - 12:15Meeting in person
French (Intermediate)
Suitable for those with a little basic French
Weeks 2 & 4 Monday 10:30 - 12:00Meeting normally
French Conversation 1
Free-format conversation
Weeks 2 & 4 Monday 10:00 - 11:30Meeting normally
French Conversation 3
General conversation in French
Weeks 2 & 4 Wednesday 14:45 - 16.00Meeting normally
French for Beginners
A grammar based class for beginners of French
Weekly Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30Meeting in person
Gardens and Allotments
Enjoying and making the most of your garden and allotment
2nd Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Greek - Intermediate
Both spoken and written Greek
Every 2 weeks Friday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting in person
History Magpies
The group discusses a variety of different topics and themes from world history
2nd Friday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Italian Conversation - Intermediate
Some experience needed
Weekly Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting in person
Keep Fit
Westgate leisure centre - keep fit class
Weekly Monday 11:30 - 12:15Meeting normally
Local History
Learn more about interesting aspects of our area
4th Thursday 10:00 - 12.00Meeting normally
Metal Detecting
Friendly group, open to anyone interested in searching for historic artifacts and coins etc. Beginners welcome.
VariableMeeting normally
Nature Walks (Thursday)
Walking as a group of friends with a shared enthusiasm for nature
3rd Thursday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Nature Walks (Wednesday)
Walking as a group of friends with a shared enthusiasm for nature
1st Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking: a full body work out, including your core, heart and lungs
Weekly Variable TBC - TBCMeeting normally
Painting for Pleasure
NE Chichester - All media, all welcome
Every 2 weeks Monday 14:00 - 16:00Meeting in person
Play Reading Group
The group meets once a month and reads a broad range of drama from 15th to 21st century material.
3rd Tuesday 14:30 - 16:30Meeting normally
Poetry and Prose for Pleasure
Chichester - reading poetry and prose for performance
Weeks 1 & 3 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
Practical Science Workshop
Join in a variety of science based projects from natural history to electronics
1st Friday 11:00 - 12:30Meeting in person
Recorder Ensemble
Wide range of music for SATB recorders. Not for beginners
Weekly Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30Meeting in person
Shorter Rambles
4-5 mile walks
1st Monday 10:00 - 12:30Meeting in person
Spanish Beginners
Beginners Spanish for those with no knowledge of Spanish
Weekly Tuesday 14:00 - 15:15Meeting in person
Spanish Beginners 2
A new course for beginners in Spanish
Weekly Monday 11:00 - 12:30Meeting in person
Spanish Conversation
Not for beginners, some experience needed
Weekly Thursday 14:00 - 16:00Meeting on Zoom
Spanish Conversation - Advanced
'A-level' Spanish required
Weekly Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
Spanish Improvers
Improve your comprehension, grammar and vocabulary
Weekly Tuesday 14:00 - 15.30Meeting in person
Strength Training Group
Strength training using resistance equipment and free weights tailored to individual ability
Weekly Wednesday 13:55 - 14.40Meeting normally
Writing for Fun
Emphasis is on fun, no literary skills required or expected
2nd Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30Meeting in person