New and Proposed Groups

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  • Crafting and Making

    This is a group of like minded people who enjoy making things. We meet on Friday afternoons and do not have a tutor as we learn from each other while we work on our own projects. These can include any of woodworking, wood turning, silver smithing, furniture making, jewellery making, crafts, textiles, electronics, robotics, computer numerical control, and computer gaming. There is a minimal cost to cover the use of tools and equipment which will depend on the number of people interested. This is likely to be in the region of £6 per month and the occasional voluntary donation towards extra tools.

    CoordinatorDavid Keeble
    Telephone07884 261919
    ParentArts and Crafts, Set B
    Meeting Day/Time/ Frequency Friday afternoon, Weekly

  • Endcliffe Walk & Talk

    A varied group of singles and couples walking and talking about all sorts of interesting stuff - books, film, music, theatre, politics, philosophy, climate crisis or whatever comes up between different walkers on the day. We will be taking a brisk walk from Hunters Bar to Forge Dam, with a cuppa at Forge Dam Café and returning to Hunters Bar. Walking on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month with a 10.00 am start at the Hunters Bar entrance to Endcliffe Park. We will be doing our first walk in January. If you are interested in joining us ring Maggie & John on 0114 2306600.

    CoordinatorMaggie McCarthy
    Telephone230 6600
    VenueEndcliffe Park, S11
    ParentWalking, Set A
    Meeting Day/Time/ Frequency2nd 4th Tuesday morning, Fortnightly

  • Scottish Gaelic for complete beginners

    If you would like to learn a little Scottish Gaelic – the beautiful and haunting language which is still spoken in the Scottish Highlands and Islands – please contact me on 0114 2558422. We would base this introductory course on Duolingo, which is available for free online on your laptop, tablet or phone. I have plenty of additional resources to supplement Duolingo. We would meet fortnightly in members’ homes on a Monday morning or Tuesday afternoon. There would be no charge. I am a qualified language teacher (ESOL) and have a Scottish Higher qualification in Gaelic at grade A. I have taught Gaelic and Welsh in the U3A for the last ten years. Steve Clements

    CoordinatorSteve Clements
    Telephone255 8422
    VenueMember’s home,
    ParentLanguages, Set B

  • U3A-Backgammon

    Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years. It’s a two-player game where each player has fifteen pieces (checkers) which move between twenty-four triangles (points) according to the roll of two dice. The objective of the game is to be first to bear off, i.e. move all fifteen checkers off the board. There isn’t a U3A group at the moment, carrying on this ancient tradition, so we thought we’d try to form one. If there’s enough interest, we’ll have an initial planning meeting and then meet in group members’ houses. We live in Woodseats. All levels of skill would be welcome. One of us is an experienced player; the other an absolute beginner. We are: Mike Murfin: 63 Firbeck Road, Sheffield S8 ONF Tel: 07918874779 Peter Hulse: 25 Harbord Road, Sheffield S80BB Tel: 07779336029; Please get in contact.

    ParentCards and Board Games, Set C

  • Walk Slow Slow

    a pleasant group tottering around S/W Sheffield, usually travelling by car or bus into derbyshire wednesday or thursday fortnightly. 2-3 miles. contact: lynda

    CoordinatorLynda Mitchell
    VenueVarious outdoor,
    ParentOpen, Set A
    Meeting Day/Time/ Frequency , Fortnightly