Groups Contact Details & Calendar

Cheltenham  u3a has a large number of groups covering languages, physical activities, book clubs, music, bridge, current affairs, history, wine-tasting and more.
If you are thinking of joining Cheltenham u3a you may attend one meeting of one group to try it out. After that you must join by clicking HERE
If you would like to get involved with any of these groups please in the first place contact their leader – Click on the Groups names in BLUE below to see more detail and to contact the listed Group Leader.
If for some reason you do not receive a reply you are invited to contact our Groups Coordinator at [email protected] who will be pleased to help you connect with the Group Leader or to choose any activity.
We are always looking to provide our  members with more variety or to start a second group when there is a waiting list. The most important thing is to find people willing to be group leaders. If you would like to know more about starting a group click on the‘How you can help’ link below.

 

How you can help

If there is anything you fancy doing that is not available to you when you contact the Groups through the web site, talk to the Groups Coordinator (see Contact the Committee in the Members area) and consider how easy it might be to run a Group yourself. The Group Leaders Handbook can be found in a Members Area of the website where there are details of how to set up a new group.

Cheltenham U3A facilitates new Groups through a Groups Coordinator (see Contact the Committee in the Members area) and supports them in several ways:

  • We help prospective leaders to find a venue for their activity
  • We support the first six meetings financially should there be insufficient members joining in that time
  • We will buy capital equipment for the U3A that are needed for new (and existing) Group activity

If there is anything you fancy doing that is not available to you when you contact the Groups through the web site, talk to the Groups Coordinator and consider how easy it might be to run a Group yourself. Here our Groups are listed, and below them a through-month calendar showing when each is held by morning/afternoon and day of week. Click on a Group for more detail and click on the Group Leader to email them.

If you are thinking of starting a Group have a look at “Group Leaders Handbook” and contact Groups Coordinator – or make contact if you have a more general enquiry than for a specific Group or Groups.

  • All
  • Art
  • Current Affairs
  • Dancing
  • Eating Out
  • Games
  • History
  • Languages
  • Leisure
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Special Interest
  • Sports
  • Walks
  • Well Being
  • Ambling

    Twice monthly by arrangement at 10:30
    Vacancies

  • American Square Dancing for Beginners

    Wednesday p.m.

    Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Highbury Church Hall
    Vacancies

  • Ancient Greek

    Monthly by arrangement
    Vacancies: 1

  • Art 1

    Friday a.m.

    1st & 3rd Fri 10:00
    Highbury Church Hall
    Vacancies: 0

  • Art Appreciation 1

    Thursday p.m., Friday a.m.

    3rd Thursday 2:30 - 4:00
    St Mathews church hall, Clarence St.
    Repeated Friday following the 3rd Thursday 10:30 - 12:00

  • Badminton 1

    Wednesday a.m.

    Every Wed 9:30 - 11:30am
    Cheltenham Leisure Centre GL50 4RN
    Vacancies: 0

  • Badminton 2

    Monday a.m.

    Mondays 09:30 - 11:30am
    Cheltenham Leisure Centre GL50 4RN
    Vacancies

  • Beginners Bridge

    Wednesday a.m.

    Staring in the new year (2022)

  • Birds

    Wednesday a.m.

    1st Wednesday 11:30am
    Various locations
    Vacancies

  • Book Club 1

    Tuesday a.m.

    2nd Tues 10:30am
    Different venues

  • Book Club 2

    Thursday p.m.

    3rd Thur 2:30pm
    Different private houses

  • Book Club 3

    Monday p.m.

    1st Monday 2:30pm
    Webbs Garden Centre
    Evesham Rd

  • Book Club 4

    Thursday p.m.

    4th Thursday 2:30 - 4:00pm
    Different private houses
    Vacancies: 0

  • Book Club 7

    Meeting Details To Follow

  • Boules (Petanque)

    Mon & Weds 10:30am
    Sandford Park
    Tues & Thurs 2:00pm
    Brizen Park
    Fri 2:00pm
    Hatherley Park

  • Bridge – Social

    Monday p.m.

    Every Monday 1:15 - 4:15
    Highbury Church Hall
    Oxford Street

  • Bridge (Duplicate)

    Friday p.m.

    Friday 14:00
    Christchurch Parish Centre GL50 2JH
    Vacancies: 0
    Waiting list: 3

  • Bridge 2 (Duplicate)

    Monday p.m.

    Monday 1:30
    Lilleybrook Golf Club

  • Bridge Intermediate (Duplicate)

    Tuesday p.m.

    Every Tuesday 13:30 - 4:00
    Highbury Church Hall
    Oxford Street

  • Canasta

    Tuesday p.m.

    Every Tuesday 2:30 to 4:30
    Honeybourne Gate Retirement Complex
    Vacancies

  • Caravans and Motor Homes

    Once a month by arrangement
    Various venues

  • Choir

    Monday p.m.

    Monday 14:15pm
    Bethesda Methodist Church
    Geat Norwood Street

  • Classic Novels

    Friday p.m.

    1st Friday 2:30pm
    Leckhampton private house
    No Vacancies

  • Computing Skills

    Monday p.m.

    By arrangement
    Vacancies: 0

  • Cooking

    Friday a.m.

    Different Fridays
    Members Kitchens

  • Cotswold Pub Lunch Bunch

    Third Friday of the month
    Gastro pubs
    Not active at present

  • Crime Fiction

    Thursday a.m.

    1st Thursday 10:30am
    Charlton Kings Library
    Committee Room
    Vacancies

  • Croquet

    Friday a.m.

    Fridays 10:00-12:00
    Cheltenham Croquet Club

  • Cryptic Crossword Compiling

    Once a month
    Vacancies

  • Current Affairs 2

    Friday a.m.

    1st Friday 10:00 - 12:00
    Community Resource Centre, Grove St.
    Vacancies: 2

  • Current Affairs 3

    Monday p.m.

    2nd Monday 14:00 - 16:00
    Private Houde , Pitville GL50 4QD

  • Current Affairs 4

    Wednesday p.m.

    3rd Wednesday 14:00 - 16-00
    Cheltenham Bowls Club

  • Drama 2

    Tuesday p.m.

    First Tuesday 13:30 - 15:30pm
    Playhouse Theatre - Bath Rd

  • DSLR Photography

    Wednesday a.m.

    1st or 2nd Wednesday 10:15am
    Centrla Cheltenham - private house

  • Economic Theory

    Monday a.m.

    Monday every 3 weeks 10:30am
    Highbury Church Hall, Oxford St

  • English Country Dancing

    Friday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Friday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    St Marks Methodist Church
    Gloucester Rd, GL51 8PX

  • Family History

    Monday a.m.

    1st Monday 10:00 - 12:00noon
    Different private houses

  • Films

    Thursday p.m.

    3rd Thursday 2:30pm
    Honeybourne Gate Retirement Complex

  • Flower Arranging

    Tuesday p.m.

    1st Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    St Marks Methodist Church
    Gloucester Rd
    Vacancies

  • Folk Music

    Wednesday p.m.

    1st Weds at Albion Club 14:00 - 15:30
    3rd Weds at Highbury Church 14:00 - 15:30
    Vacancies

  • French Book Group

    Tuesday p.m.

    1st Tuesday 3:30pm
    Southam - private house

  • French Conversation 1

    Wednesday a.m.

    Alternate Wednesdays 10:30am
    Everyman Theatre
    Vacancies

  • French Conversation 2

    Tuesday a.m.

    Alternate Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00noon
    Everyman Theatre

  • French Discussion

    Wednesday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Wednesday 2:30pm
    Everyman Theatre
    Vacancies

  • French Enthusiasts

    Monday a.m.

    Every Monday 11:00 - 12:00noon
    Everyman Theatre
    Vacancies: 0

  • French Intermediate 1

    Wednesday a.m.

    2nd and 4th Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00noon
    Friends Meeting House GL52 5NP
    Vacancies

  • Friday Book Club

    Friday p.m.

    1st Friday 2:00pm
    St James Sq private house

  • Friday Lunch Club 1

    Friday p.m.

    4th Friday
    Cheltenham Restaurants

  • Friday Lunch Club 2

    Friday p.m.

    3rd Friday
    Cheltenham Restaurants

  • Garden Visits

  • Gardeners

    Monday a.m.

    4th Monday 10:00am
    Vacancies: 0
    Venues: Various

  • Genealogy

    By arrangement
    Different private houses

  • Genetic Genealogy

    By arrangement

  • German Conversation

    Vacancies
    Meet at a private address

  • Great Books!

    Tuesday a.m.

    2nd Tuesday 10:30am
    Different private houses
    Vacancies: 0

  • Handbell Ringing

    Friday a.m.

    Every Friday 10:30am
    Charlton Kings - private house

  • Happy Eating

    Once a month

  • Historic Churches

    Thursday p.m.

    2nd Thursday 2:00pm
    The Pavillion, Hatherley Lane
    and church visits

  • History 19th Century

    Monday a.m.

    2nd Monday 10:00am
    Zoom

  • How It Works Visits

    We have no vacancies

  • Intermediate Greek

    Thursday a.m.

    4th Thursday 10:30am
    Honeybourne Gate Retirement Complex
    Vacancies

  • Irish fiction

    Wednesday p.m.

    2nd Wednesday 2:30pm
    Leckhampton private house
    Vacancies: 0

  • Italian 2nd Year

    Tuesday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Tuesday 14:30 - 16:30
    Vacancies: 0

  • Italian Reading

    Wednesday a.m.

    1st and 3rd Wednesday 10:30
    Vacancies

  • Italiano II Terzo Anno

    Wednesday a.m.

    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00noon
    Pitville or Charlton Kings - private houses

  • Jazz Appreciation

    Thursday a.m.

    2nd Thursday 10:30 - 12:30pm
    Bayshill Unitarian Church
    Vacancies: Plenty but please contact group leader (Ken Sheather) if interested.

  • Jazz-Swing Band Practise

    Tuesday p.m.

    By arrangement
    St Marks Methodist Church Hall
    Vacancies

  • Jigsaw Lending Library

    At the monthly Open Meetings
    St Mathews Church, Clarence St

  • Keeping Music Hall Alive

    1st and 3rd Thursday 2:30pm
    Queens Rd - private house
    Vacancies

  • Language and Languages

    Friday p.m.

  • Latin 1

    Monday a.m.

    1st Monday 10:15am
    Zoom
    Vacancies: 0

  • Latin for Beginners

    Wednesday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Wednesdays
    Lansdown - private house

  • Let’s Discuss

    Thursday a.m.

    3rd Thursday 11:00 - 12:30

  • Literature and Society

    Thursday a.m.

    1st Thursday 10:00am
    Charlton Kings private house
    Vacancies: 0

  • Local History

    2nd Thursday 10:45am
    Albion Club, North St

  • Longer Walks

    Once a month by arrangement.
    Various
    No waiting list.

  • Lunch Club

    1st Thursday every month
    Various

  • Mah Jong

    Wednesday p.m.

    1st and 3rd Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00
    Friends Meeting House GL52 5NP
    Vacancies: 1

  • Military History

    Thursday a.m.

    Last Thursday 10:00 - 12:00
    Cheltenham Bowling Club, Suffolk Sq.
    Vacancies

  • MiniBridge

    Friday a.m.

    Fridays 10:00-12:00
    Cheltenham Bridge Club
    Vacancies

  • Model Railways

    Monthly
    Private houses and some excursions
    Vacancies:1

  • Modern Biography

    Tuesday a.m.

    3rd Tuesday 11:00am
    Everyman Theatre
    Vacancies

  • Modern History

    Wednesday p.m.

    2nd Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Highbury Congregational Church, Priory Walk
    Vacancie

  • Monday Writers

    Monday p.m.

    2nd Monday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Pitville - private house
    Vacancies: 0

  • MOTO (Members On Their Own)

    Wednesday a.m.

    1st and 3rd Wednesday 11:00am
    Tivoli Cinema, Regent Arcade
    Vacancies: New members welcome

  • Motorbike Rideouts

    Ad hoc, depending on the weather
    Various locations

  • Music Forum

    Wednesday a.m.

    4th Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00noon
    The Reddings - private house
    No Vacancies
    Waiting list is maintained.

  • Orangery Book Group

    Tuesday a.m.

    2nd Tuesday 11:00am
    Everyman Theatre
    Vacancies: 0

  • Out For Lunch

    Tuesday p.m.

    3rd Tuesday 12:30pm
    Cheltenham restaurants

  • PADDLERS

    Wherever there is a suitable water course.
    Whenever the weather conditions allow
    People will be notified 1-2 weeks in advance of each outing.

  • Painting For Pleasure

    Thursday p.m.

    Alternate Thursdays 12:00 - 2:30pm
    Waiting List - contact Group Lead2er

  • Philosophy 1

    Wednesday a.m.

    3rd Wednesday 10:30am
    Hatherley Court Tivoli - private house

  • Philosophy 2

    Tuesday a.m.

    1st Tuesday 10:00am
    New Court, Lansdown Rd
    Private house
    Vacancies: 0

  • Philosophy 3

    Thursday a.m.

    4th Thursday 10:00 for 10:30am
    Different private houses
    Vacancies: 0

  • Poetry Appreciation

    Friday a.m.

    2nd Friday 10:30 - 12:00
    Prestbury Road - private house
    Vacancies: 0

  • Poetry Reading

    Wednesday a.m.

    2nd Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00
    The Park - private house
    Vacancies: 0

  • Poetry Writing Workshop

    Thursday p.m.

    1st Thursday 14:00 - 16:00
    The Tivoli (upstairs room)
    Andover Rd

  • Pop-Rock Band, Rebus, Practice

    Monday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Tuesday 2:00 - 5:00pm
    St Marks Methodist Church Hall

  • Recorder Consort

    Monday a.m.

    Every Monday 10:00 - 12:00noon
    Lynworth Community Hall
    Vacancies

  • Recorder Ensemble

    Thursday a.m.

    Thursday 10:00 - 11:00am
    Lynworth Community Hall
    Vacancies

  • Rummikub

    Wednesday a.m.

    2nd Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00
    Churchdown Community Centre
    Vacancies

  • Russian History

    In Abeyance

  • Russian History and Culture

    Meetings held monthly by arrangement
    Different private houses
    Vacancies

  • Russian Improvers

    Tuesday a.m.

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30am
    Oasis Community Centre, Hesters Way
    Vacancies: 2

  • Science & Technology 1

    Friday a.m.

    2nd Friday 10:00am
    Charlton Kings - private house

  • Science & Technology 2

    Friday a.m.

    4th Friday 10:15 - 12:15
    RAF Association Building
    Number 1, Royal Crescent, GL50 3DA

  • Scottish Country Dancing

    Wednesday p.m.

    2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    St Marks Methodist Church
    Gloucester Rd

  • Scrabble

    Monday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Mondays from 2:45 - 4:45
    Honeybourne Gate Retirement Complex

  • Shakespeare 1

    Friday p.m.

    3rd Friday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Highbury Church Hall
    Oxford St
    Vacancies

  • Shakespeare Live

    Wednesday a.m.

    1st Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00noon
    Honeybourne Gate Retirement Complex

  • Short Tennis

    Tuesday a.m., Friday p.m., Monday p.m.

    Monday 3 to 4pm
    Tuesday 11:30 to 12:30
    Friday 1:30 - 2:30pm
    YMCA Sports Centre GL51 8NY

  • Short Walks

    Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday 10:15am
    Various locations

  • Sketch Club

    Monday a.m.

    Monday mornings by arrangement
    Held at different Venues

  • Spanish Advanced

    Tuesday a.m.

    1st and 3rd Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00noon
    Zoom
    Vacancies: 0

  • Spanish Improvers

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays 2:00pm
    Bishops Cleeve - private house
    Vacancies

  • Support Group

  • Table Tennis 1

    Thursday p.m.

    Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Christchurch Parish Centre Gl50 2JH
    Vacancies: 0

  • Table Tennis 2

    Tuesday p.m.

    Tuesday 2:00pm
    Christchurch Parish Centre GL50 2JH

  • Table Tennis 3

    Thursday p.m.

    Thursday 4:00 - 6:00pm
    Christchurch Parish Centre GL50 2JH

  • Tai Chi

    Tuesday p.m.

    2nd Tuesday 2:15pm
    Vacancies: 0

  • Tai Chi (Yang Long Form)

    Monday a.m.

    Fortnightly Monday 8:45 - 9:45
    St Mary's Church, Hatherley

  • Tennis

    Monday a.m., Thursday p.m.

    Monday 10:00 - !2:00am
    Thursday 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Prestbury Tennis courts

  • Travel

    2nd Monday 2:00pm
    Richmond Retirement Village

  • U3A Pub Quiz Team

    By arrangement
    Various venues

  • Ukulele Improvers

    Wednesday p.m.

    2nd and 4th Wednesday 2:30pm
    The Wheatsheaf, Old Bath Road
    Vacancies: 0

  • Understanding Music

    Friday a.m.

    3rd Friday 10:30 - 12:30 with coffee
    Leckhampton - private house

  • Urban Walks

    Meets monthly by arrangement
    Various locations
    Vacancies

  • Walking Cricket

    Tuesday a.m., Wednesday a.m.

    Tuesdays & Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00
    Cheltenham Leisure Centre GL50 4RN
    Vacancies

  • Walking Football

    Tuesday p.m.

    Every Tuesday 12:45
    YMCA Sports Centre GL51 8NY

  • Walks (1)

    Saturday a.m.

    Twice Monthly Saturday 10:00am
    Various locations

  • Walks (2)

    Saturday a.m.

    Saturday fortnightly
    Various locations
    Vacancies: 0

  • Walks (3)

    Saturday a.m.

    Saturday Once a month
    Various locations

  • Welcome Team

    Tuesday a.m.

    Usually the last Tuesday of the month 10:00am
    St Matthews Church, Clarence Street
    Vacancies

  • Welsh Conversation

    Monday p.m.

    Alternate Mondays 2:00pm
    Vacancies:

  • Wine Appreciation

    Monday p.m.

    Monthly by arrangement
    Cheltenham Bowling Club
    Suffolk Sq
    Vacancies: 0

  • Writing Development

    Thursday p.m.

    2nd Thursday 2:00pm
    Newton Rd GL51 7QL
    private house

  • Writing for Pleasure 1

    Thursday p.m.

    2nd Thursday 2:00pm
    St Marks Area - private house
    Vacancies:0

  • Yoga (Gentle Hatha)

    Wednesday p.m.

    Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00pm
    Village Hall, Uckington GL51 9SR
    Vacancies: 0