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Liphook U3A Groups

Antiques and Collectables     

Meets 3rd Monday pm
Contact antiques1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Expert speakers enthuse, inform and entertain us on a wide range of topics. Everything is or will become an antique or collectable one day. You’ve probably got one in your attic already!

Boules 1     

Meets Friday weekly
Contact boules1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We play non-league Pétanque, but do use the rules of the British Pétanque Association, which enables us to make contact with other clubs in the district.

Boules 2     

Meets Friday weekly
Contact boules2@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details The group plays the game of boules (Petanque), non-league, according to the rules of the British Petanque Association. This enables us to make contact with other clubs in the district.

Bridge     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Contact bridge1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details 

Card Making & Papercraft     

Meets 3rd Wednesday
Contact cards1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We have a selection of tools and materials so you don't need any equipment. Each month we focus on a different theme or technique and after a brief introduction we all have a go. Potential new members are very welcome to come and give card making a try.

Chess     

Meets 1st & 3rd Friday
Contact chess1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details This is a joint Group of Haslemere and Liphook U3As. Players of all abilities are welcome but not complete beginners. We meet fortnightly in members' homes in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Churches & Pubs     

Meets Friday every 6 weeks
Contact 
Details Visits to one or more local churches of architectural and historical interest followed by lunch at a convenient pub.

Classic Vehicles     

Meets No set meetings
Contact 
Details Several members of Liphook U3A own classic vehicles and we have established a register, with a view to possibly organising events and outings in the future. It is not a conventional 'group' with regular meetings, however.

Computer Club     

Meets 4th Tuesday
Contact computer.club1@liphooku3a.org.
Details The aim of the group is to help anyone with a computer to get a little more out of it. No prior knowledge or ability is required, only a willingness to learn a little more. We cover a wide variety of subjects but start each meeting with a theme subject.

Cookery for Men     

Meets 1st Monday
Contact cooking1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details The member whose turn it is (optional) to be 'Cook of the Day' chooses a menu and buys the ingredients and wine. The total cost of the day is divided between those members attending.. All assist the ‘Cook of the Day’ to prepare the meal which is then enjoyed over a convivial glass of wine.

Creative Writing     

Meets Last Friday in Month
Contact membership1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details If you enjoy writing for pleasure, then you may be interested in joining this friendly group for encouragement and feedback. Each month we try to write a short piece on a suggested topic: from a first sentence, a picture, a news item, etc. Nothing is obligatory, come along to listen and join in the discussions.

Croquet 1     

Meets Wednesdays in season
Contact croquet1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Croquet is a lawn game that is a mixture of strategy, tactics and accuracy - if you can play Bowls or Table Tennis then Croquet may be for you. The Group play a very sociable game of Association Croquet and also like to play Golf Croquet, which is a good introduction for croquet beginners; equipment can be provided. We are ideally located for people from the Liphook, Liss and Whitehill areas.

Croquet 2     

Meets Friday weekly in season
Contact croquet2@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details A friendly group covering the Headley, Lindford and Grayshott areas playing Association and Golf Croquet. Coaching and equipment are provided.

Current Affairs     

Meets 4th Friday
Contact membership1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Each group member introduces a topic from the news/newspaper or tv news, talks about the item and then group members discuss each chosen topic. Refreshments included.

Exploring Art 1     

Meets 4th Monday
Contact exploring.art1@liphooku3a.org.
Details Whatever you may wish to know about art, we don’t have all the answers, but by friendly discussion, an informal exchange of ideas and opinions, we learn a lot, almost without realizing it! Topics for monthly meetings are chosen by popular vote and cover a wide range of subjects, ancient and modern, local and international, from painting and sculpture to applied arts.

Film Appreciation     

Meets 1st Thursday
Contact film@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Each film will be introduced with relevant facts and after the film has been shown, refreshments will be served and discussion of the film will follow. If you like watching old films, finding out about them and discussing them, then you will enjoy this group.

Flower Arranging     

Meets 2nd Thursday
Contact flowers1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We are a small informal group, meeting monthly to learn the basics of flower arranging and design and to improve our techniques. There is plenty of time for individual attention but much is gained from fellow members. Come and join us and gain confidence, because confidence is an enormous help.

French     

Meets 1st and 3rd Friday am
Contact french1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details This group is currently full, unfortunately. They have been following a number of courses from the BBC and other sources, and it would probably not be feasible in any case for anyone else to join at this stage, but please contact the group leader as above if you are interested.

Geology     

Meets 2nd Wednesday
Contact geology1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Learning about the geology of Britain with emphasis on local geology using practical exercises and occasional field visits.

German (Intermediate)     

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday
Contact german1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details The group is suitable for people who have a basic knowledge of German. We are now working through the coursebook ‘Willkommen.’

Golf     

Meets As arranged
Contact golf1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Friendly games of golf at local Pay & Play courses, with the occasional practice session at a driving range. Members are encouraged to arrange golfing get-togethers between themselves. Some group events are planned during summer season.

History     

Meets 3rd Wednesday
Contact history1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We are working our way through English history from the Romans to the present day. Each month three or four of our members will have studied different aspects of the period and give a short presentation of their findings, followed by coffee and biscuits.

Local History     

Meets 2nd Tuesday
Contact local.history1@liphooku3a.org.
Details We are a friendly, informal group sharing a wide ranging interest in people and events that have had an impact on the region in which we live. Meetings typically consist of an illustrated talk, followed by questions and refreshments. We do also have a few outside visits to places of local historical interest.

Milland Valley Railway Modelle     

Meets 3rd Wednesday except July, August and December
Contact model.railways1@liphooku3a.org
Details A small friendly group of mixed interests and skills, meeting to pursue their own projects or a group project or two. The group has changed over the last year from an instruction group to an afternoon model railway club.

Music Appreciation     

Meets 3rd Monday
Contact music1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We listen to and discuss western classical music using high-end hi-fi systems at private houses. We generally have a theme and listening notes aid understanding of the music being played. For members to experience national or international quality live music, members visit Grayshott Concerts and other local events.

Photography     

Meets 2nd Thursday
Contact photography1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We have approx.20 members whose expertise range from novice to quite expert, so whatever your level of expertise or camera type you will sure to fit in. The group is very much driven by its members, so please come and join us.

Play Reading     

Meets 3rd Tuesday
Contact poetry1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We focus most on the reading of plays, with occasional sessions of poetry and prose selections which are generally linked by a chosen theme.

Science and Technology     

Meets 4th Tuesday
Contact science1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details This is part of a shared group hosted by Petersfield U3A which is proving popular with both scientists and non-scientists alike. Meetings mainly take the form of a lecture with questions to follow. Visits to places of scientific interest and to other organisations hosting scientific events are sometimes arranged.

Scrabble     

Meets 1st Thursday
Contact scrabble1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We are a group of varying strengths, and would welcome more players. We are more than willing to teach anyone not very used to playing, and are glad to incorporate more able players. A very friendly afternoon is guaranteed.

Shorter Walks     

Meets 2nd Thursday
Contact shortwalks1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details The Group objective is to provide a walk of three to four miles to complement the shorter walks offered by the Strollers Group and the more challenging walks of the U3A Walkers and Striders Groups. Member participation is key to producing a full programme, so all members are expected to share in preparing and leading walks.

Striders     

Meets 2nd Thursday
Contact striders1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Walks are around eight miles in length, and normally within a 20-mile radius of Liphook. Walks can be circular or 'end to end', and can be all or half a day.

Strollers     

Meets 2nd and 4th Friday
Contact strollers1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Just gentle walking, with no steep hills, deep valleys or awkward stiles (or that’s the plan!) We walk in a variety of local places for up to about one and a half hours, finishing at an eatery for a social meal for those wishing to stay.

Table Games     

Meets 1st Wednesday am and 4th Thursday pm
Contact tablegames1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We do not anticipate playing Scrabble, Bridge or Chess as these groups are already well-established but the other opportunities are almost endless. We have already access to Mah Jong, Trivial pursuits, Articulate, Monopoly, Rummikubs, Upwords, Skibool, Othello, Yahtzee, Backgammon and Cluedo among the board games

Table Tennis     

Meets Tuesdays weekly
Contact membership1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Three tables are available for a good workout. Join us at whatever time suits you between 9.00 and 12.00. This is a fun group, with varying degrees of skill – we have beginners to league players, so please do not think you are not good enough. We have a few bats we can loan you to start with before you make any commitment. Tea and coffee is available at any time during the morning and parking is good at the Hall.

Theatre Club     

Meets Various
Contact theatres1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details There is a once only joining fee of £10 per person which is non-refundable. This allows us to get access to a good reduction in the price of tickets which will soon recover the initial cost of joining. Transport by coach is included in the cost.

Transport     

Meets 3rd Wednesday
Contact transport1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details The Transport Interests Group covers all forms of transport, road, rail, water, air – vehicles. The activities consist of transport related meetings which may include talks from members or visits to transport associated manufacturers, museums, etc

Trips Out     

Meets As arranged
Contact tripsout1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We run many and varied day trips to London and the South of England Coaches leave from the Millennium Hall.

Walkers     

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday
Contact walkers1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details The group offers a programme of country walks generally between 5 to 6 miles long, taking about two and a half hours. Members are encouraged to take a turn in acting as a walk leader. We walk in all weathers over local terrain, hills and stiles included, using footpaths and bridleways as far as possible. Most walks start within a 20 mile radius of Liphook, and end with an optional pub lunch. Walkers need to be equipped with suitable footwear and clothing

Wine Appreciation 1     

Meets 2nd Tuesday
Contact wine1@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details A theme is selected for each meeting, and meetings are usually hosted by one of our members, although we occasionally arrange a talk / tutored tasting by a professional speaker. Our host for each meeting, having researched his/her chosen theme, provides a selection of wines a set of supporting notes and some refreshments As well as improving our knowledge on wines we aim to have an enjoyable social occasion!

Wine Appreciation 2     

Meets 4th Thursday
Contact wine2@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details As one would expect the meeting's subject is the harvest [liquid] of the grape.. The tasting meetings are very informal events to learn about wines from all parts of the world. Apart from our normal wine tasting sessions, we also arrange occasional trips out to relevant places.

Wine Appreciation 3     

Meets 4th Tuesday
Contact wine3@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details We started in 2013 and are a friendly and informal group of enthusiasts who currently meet at each others’ homes. Our topics and tastings have included wines from Chile, France, South Africa and Spain. Our programme is varied and follows members’ interests.

Wine Appreciation 4     

Meets A Thursday evening bi-monthly
Contact wine4@liphooku3a.org.uk
Details Wine group 4 is a group looking at wines in more depth. We use our time to discuss the wine selection in more depth, looking at the different facets of the wine. It is a small group with a maximum of 10 members to allow full discussion.