Interest Groups

ThisĀ 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.

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Interest GroupDate/TimeStatus
Art Appreciation
Restarting on 23 Nov - split into 2 sessions, one at 11:30, one at 1:30
4th Tuesday 11:30 - 13:00Meeting in person
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 20th and 21st century classics
1st Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
Crosswording for Fun
Practise your cryptic crossword skills with other like-minded puzzlers
Every 2 weeks Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00Meeting normally
Cycling for Pleasure
Cycling for pleasure, sociability and fitness
Weeks 2 & 4 Thursday 10:00Meeting normally
Discussion Group 1
Current affairs discussion group - Summersdale
Every 2 weeks Monday 10:30 - 12:00Meeting in person
Discussion Group 2
Current affairs discussion group - Summersdale
Weekly Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting in person
DVD Shakespeare
Watch and discuss - restarting in September
Every 2 weeks Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00Meeting normally
Fly Fishing
Duncton Mill or elsewhere
2nd Thursday 10:00Meeting normally
French (Intermediate 1)
Reading, listening and talking
Weeks 2 & 4 Monday 10:00 - 11:30Meeting in person
French (Intermediate 2)
In Aldingbourne
Weekly Friday 11:00 - 12:15Meeting in person
French Conversation 2
Free-format conversation
Weeks 1 & 3 Monday 10:00 - 11:30Meeting in person
French Conversation 3
In Chichester - conversation and literature
Weekly Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30Meeting normally
Greek - Intermediate
Both spoken and written Greek
Every 2 weeks Friday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting in person
Italian Conversation - Intermediate
Some experience needed
Weekly Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00Meeting on Zoom
Keep Fit
Westgate leisure centre - keep fit class
Weekly Monday 11:30 - 12:15Meeting normally
Line Dancing
Donnington Hall - Fun and Exercise
Weekly Monday 10:30 - 11:30Meeting in person
Literary & Historical Walks
4-5 mile walk with a literary or historical content
3rd Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00Meeting in person
Painting for Pleasure
NE Chichester - All media, all welcome
Every 2 weeks Monday 14:00 - 16:00Temporarily suspended
Play Reading
A changing theme for each season
4th Thursday 14:00 - 16:30Meeting in person
Play Reading for Fun
Chichester - varied plays
4th Thursday 10:00 - 12:00Temporarily suspended
Poetry and Prose for Pleasure
Chichester - reading poetry and prose for performance
Weeks 1 & 3 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00Temporarily suspended
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
Science Discussion
Presentation and discussion of topics chosen by members
Weeks 2 & 4 Monday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting on Zoom
Shorter Rambles
4-5 mile walks
1st Monday 10:00 - 12:30Meeting under covid rules
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 10 - 11:30Meeting in person
The 19th Century Novel and its Legacy
The 19th century novel
Weekly Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting in person
World of Books
Country-based reading group
4th Friday 10:00 - 12:00Meeting on Zoom
Writing for Fun
Emphasis is on fun, no literary skills required or expected
1st Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30Meeting in person