Study Groups are at the heart of our U3A, and are organised and arranged by members according to their interests. Some are taught by an expert in the field, but most are about learning through the sharing of the knowledge and experiences of group members. They all follow the philosophy of the U3A which is that there is no distinction between the learners and the teachers; they are all U3A members.
You can see a full list of all our current Study Groups, and which ones have vacancies, on the Groups List page. There are over 60 to choose from!
Some of the Groups listed are Joint Groups with other local U3As. These may be led by someone from our U3A or from one of the other local U3As, but if you are a member of Watford Park U3A you are welcome to join.
Some groups are open to all members of WPU3A so you don't have to join up for those, e.g. the Theatre Group, the Outings Group and the Garden Group. Many of the events run by these are popular and tend to be restricted in number to the capacity of a coach. Events are usually run on a first come first served basis so do read the Newsletter or watch the website for advertisements of upcoming events.
Many groups meet in members’ homes, while some groups use other local venues accommodation. In some cases there may be a small charge to cover the costs of the venue hire, and/or the provision of refreshments.
If you click on any of the Groups listed on the Groups List page this will take you to that Group's web page where you will see some information about the activities of the Group. At the top right of each Group Page is an icon which allows you to contact the Group Leader by email to obtain more information.