Orpington U3A have a number of Interest Groups listed together under the heading of "Leisure". Click on a group that interests you to find out more details.
Cryptic Crosswords - We have 2 groups meeting in members' homes to pit their wits against the crossword compliers.
Learning to be Retired - This is a short, 5 week, course that runs twice a year. It is aimed at those of us who find retirement a challenge.
Marquetry - Learn this intricate craft under expert guidance. Assistance is provided with materials.
Meditation - Four different meditations lasting about 10-15 minutes each plus some discussion.
Painting - There are two groups: one meets at the Fire Station, the other at Orpington Methodist church. More experienced painters help the beginners.
Photography - Open to photographers of all levels. The focus is on getting out and about and enjoying the hobby, not on competitions.
Real Ale Appreciation - Visits to unusual pubs, clubs and breweries, travelling by public transport or private coach.
Sunday Lunch - We have 2 Sunday Lunch groups, one Gourmet, with members taking turns to find and book restaurants.
Wine Appreciation - We have two wine tasting groups, meeting in members' homes.