University of the Third Age
All Day Walks Convenor: Berry Cornell 01277 355823
This is a group which does walks which do not include lunch at a pub. A picnic lunch is taken and stops are made during the day for coffee and tea. The walks are led by various group members and are usually in Essex or London. The walks are generally on the 2nd Monday of the month. We usually walk about 7 miles.
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Convenor: Bob Smith 01245
Walks will take place on the second Thursday of the month either fairly locally or in London. Everyone takes a turn in leading a walk but these donít have to be walked out in advance, and the only rule is nobody complains if we get lost!
Walks average from 5-8 miles and we take a picnic lunch. If we see
places of interest on the way, and the group is in agreement, we stop
and explore. We usually donít walk in December as itís such a busy month
and January we often escape to the pub halfway through.
Ambling Group Convenor: Tony Boniface 01245 266316
Venue: Various locations on the first Friday of the month.
Objective: Short walks with the main objective of looking at and learning about different places or subjects with a knowledgeable leader each time.
Art Appreciation Convenor: Brenda Kelly 01277 840621
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month (unless we have to change because of gallery day closures) at various times - full days or just afternoons. We visit art galleries in London, Cambridge or elsewhere, sculpture gardens like Much Hadham or Harlow, or houses which have pictures on display - sometimes for a guided tour. We meet in members' houses from time to time to discuss art or to talk about our future programme. On occasions we have a visiting lecturer either in Chelmsford or Boreham. We are a small friendly group - newcomers welcome.
Birding Convenor: Derek Holroyd
Venue: Various sites in Essex and local counties.
We meet on the 4th Friday of every month at various times
depending on venue (see Programme). Objective: To encourage an interest in Bird Watching among members.
Book Group Convenor: Andy Moir 01245 440007
Venue: Chelmsford Library. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 2.30pm at Chelmsford Library. We read and discuss a different book each month.
Bridge Convenor: Colin Scofield 01245 460416
Venue: Various. We meet every Monday at 2pm for social
games of Bridge (playing and improving).
Bridge 3 Convenor: Mary Ubee 01245 608653
Venue Friends Meeting House Rainsford Road.
We meet on the 2nd 3rd 4th and if there is one 5th Tuesday in the month at 2 30 pm until 5pm. There is a small charge for the venue costs. The group is happy to welcome new members. The group comprises learners and returners to Bridge.
Camera Club Convenor: Michael Bacon
The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 2pm and the venue is the Common Room at Galleywood Heritage Centre. Objective: To improve our photographic skills by using our cameras, showing and discussing results within the group. Considerable mutual help arises both during discussion and on outdoor meetings. This group is hosted by Baddow and Galleywood U3A and to attend the group you must pay them an affiliation fee of £6.
Chess Convenor: Tony Boniface 01245 266316
Deputy: Cyril Bagshaw 01245 604141
Venue: Homes of members. We meet once a week on Mondays at 7.30pm to enjoy playing chess.
Church Visits Convenor: Brian Greatrex 01245 258833
This group has been meeting monthly and has run for many
years. Objective is to enjoy visiting the most architecturally
interesting churches in Essex and this object is likely to remain. We meet on 3rd Wednesday at 10.30am (usually).
City Centre Lunch Club Convenor : Vivienne Lane 07931392300
We meet on the 4th Friday of the month at 12 for 12.30. A restaurant is chosen from those in the city centre and we aim for a reasonably priced set lunch menu. The aim is that we can get there on our bus passes, we don't have to park and we can have a drink or two without worrying.
Classical Music Convenor Colin Scofield 01245 460416
Venue 295 Springfield Road on 3rd Wednesday at 2 15pm
We meet to enjoy Classical music on CDs chosen by the group
Creative Writing Convenor: Margo Fuke 07427879181 email@example.com
Venue 165 Wood Street at 2.30 last Wednesday of each month. We aim to share our widely varying writing experiences (if any) and enhance our enjoyment, particularly but not exclusively, of fiction writing of all kinds. No prior knowledge is needed, just a willingness to contribute to discussions, and a love of words.
Discussion Group Convenor: Vivienne Lane 07931 392300
This is an informal discussion group and we all suggest topics which are discussed for approximately 10 minutes. We meet at the Central Library in Chelmsford on the second Friday of the month at 2pm and it lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Coffee is usually served as well for a nominal charge.
French Convenor: Carole Dammous 01245 250849
Venue: Various We meet on alternate Mondays at 2pm. We have professional help to increase our fluency and confidence. We use the magazine ďRendez-vousĒ to keep up with current affairs and modern language.
Garden Group Convenor: Chris Bellamy 01277 353481
The Garden Group usually meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Outside visits during Spring and Summer might vary to suit the garden, but indoor meetings will always be on the 4th Thursday at the Boreham Village Hall. The newsletter will give up to date information on dates and times
Genealogy Convenor: Lesley Wood 01245 601359
Whether you are a complete novice or have been tracing your family tree for decades you are bound to benefit from joining our group. We have tutorials and talks, advice and problem solving sessions and love to share our success stories. We meet on the second Tuesday at 2.00pm in the Tower Room at The Millennium Centre, Great Baddow.
International Dining Club
Venue : We meet on every third Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Our aim is to have a meal together, at restaurants chosen by members. We may visit Chinese, Indian, Thai or any other restaurant which appeals to the group.
Convenor: Debbie Cresswell 07809636823 firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue at the home of members.
We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each
month at 2.15pm, to
discuss all aspects of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, poetry,
based on various themes.
Occasionally we invite a guest
New members welcome.
Live Arts Convenor: John Heathcote 01245 380766
Deputy: Berry Cornell 01277 355823 email@example.com
Objects: Visits arranged to London West End and occasionally to regional theatres by coach to enjoy plays, musicals, concerts, opera and ballet.
Local History Convenor: Jane Humphreys 01245 259590
Secretary: Lesley Wood 01245 601359
Venue: Boreham Village Hall
Occasional outdoor visits from April to September. We meet on 1st Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm to explore and enjoy the local history of the area.
London: the City & its People Convenor: Berry Cornell 01277 355823
A programme of outings and talks to increase our enjoyment and knowledge when visiting the capital. Group meets on 4th Monday in the month, times and venues vary as advised by Newsletter.
'love2read' Convenor Pauline Horemans 01245 252599
Venue Members homes. We meet on the 3rd Thursday at 2pm until 3 30pm.
Luncheon Club 2. Convenor: Harry Franklin 01245 475444
Venue: Pub or restaurant of membersí choice.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 12.30pm to enjoy the company of others and conversation with people with similarinterests, while enjoying different venues and food.
Luncheon Club 3 Convenor: Di Living 01245 441423
Venue: Various pubs/restaurants. We meet on the last Friday of the month at 12.30pm.
Mahjong Group. Convenor Chris Paget 01245 474811
The group meets at 2pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at members houses.
The Painting Group Convenor: Cynthia Cronin 01245 461215
Venue: Boreham Village Hall every Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Philosophy and Religion Convenor: Thelma Cleaver 01245 609610
Deputy: Bill Brown 01245 474774
Our group has been in existence for twelve years. We have had the same membership for most of that time and have had to declare the group full. Now things have changed and it would be possible to absorb a few members. We are none of us experts in philosophy, and usually rely on input from acknowledged experts via lectures on DVDs and CDs, sometimes recorded from radio or television by ourselves, or borrowed and occasionally bought jointly. The experts never agree so we feel totally free to discuss and disagree as well. We meet on the first Monday of the month from 10am to 12noon at 147 Chignal Road CM1 2JD
Philosophy 2 Convenor: Julia
McClure 01245 420028
We study philosophical ideas and history to gain knowledge and understanding of philosophy and philosophical thinking. We meet every 4th Thursday 11:00 to 12:30 at 22 Paradise Road, Writtle, CM1 3HP
Play reading Convenor: Barbara Newton 01245 441268
Venue: Various. We meet on 2nd Thursday of each month at 2.15pm to read and discuss the whole spectrum of plays.
Poetry Appreciation Convenor: Cyril Bagshaw 01245 604141
Deputy: Tony Boniface 01245 266316
Venue: 28 Bishops Court Gardens, Springfield, monthly
2nd Tuesday at 2.15pm-4pm. Our aim is the appreciation of poetry,
including membersí own work, through readings and discussion.
Quiz Group Convenor: Vera Jones 07747 174339
We meet as and when there are quizzes.
Science Group Convenor: Chris Bellamy 01277 353481
Venue: Blessed Sacrament Church Hall in Melbourne Avenue, Chelmsford on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2.15pm. Object of the group is to extend knowledge in scientific and other matters by means of talks, discussion and visits.
Scrabble Convenor: Rosemary Coughlan 01245 352985
Deputy Veronica OíSullivan 01245 420565
Venue: Quaker Meeting House. The group meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month at 2pm to enjoy the board game and improve skills.
Short Walks Convenor: Robert Lloyd 01245 466167
Venue: the 3rd Friday of the month at 10.15am at a pub in various locations in Essex for walks of 3 to 4 miles. We pre-order lunch where possible at the pub before setting off, aiming to return by 12.30pm. Because of limited space at some pubs. membership has to be restricted and there is currently a waiting list. However I routinely review the situation so a time will come when new members will be able to join us.
Spanish Conversation Group
Convenor: Lindsay Whitehouse
0785 319 4093
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1030 to 1200 at membersí homes
Ten-Pin Bowling Convenors: Roger and Ruth Spall 01245 466486
Takes place on 2nd
Thursday of the month at 10.00am for 10.30am. Venue: The City Bowl CM1
The Travel Group Convenor Philip Heady 01376 339292
Venue Christchurch New London Road Chelmsford
Regular meetings are held to discuss and plan short breaks and holidays within the UK and Europe.
Walking Group Convenor: Philip Heady 01376 339292 firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue Meets on 1st Tuesday and 3rd Friday of the month at 10 am
at various locations within Essex for walks of between 5/6 miles. we usually meet at a pub and pre order lunch before setting off, aiming to return by 1 pm. Occasionally we do a longer all day walk.
Various of our groups; Live Arts, London, the City and its People, Music Player s, Camera Club and Table Tennis are either shared with or hosted by other U3As. To attend a group which is hosted by Baddow and Galleywood U3A you must pay them an affiliation fee of £6.
This page was last edited on 23rd January 2019