Croydon U3A offers new classes for a new year

January 14, 2019 by  

Croydon University of the Third Age (U3A) is adding more subjects to its program for 2019.

U3A is an organisation which aims to give mature, usually retired, people the chance to learn new skills and knowledge. It is an international movement, but each local group sets its own courses dependent on the interests of its members and the availability of suitable and willing tutors. Organisations such as this often use brochure printing to circulate information.

Croydon U3A began in 1992 and offers a wide range of topics to its many members. There are several new courses beginning this year.

Puzzle Time will be held fortnightly and will introduce participants to word, number and logic puzzles. In the computing area, the Passwords, Folders and Attachments course will comprise two sessions on consecutive Tuesdays and is scheduled to start on 5th February.

Egyptian Mythology will be held fortnightly from 6th February, and will look at pharaohs, dynasties and ancient gods. The Candlewicking course will run during the first term and is suitable for both novice and experienced stitchers.

The Bird Watching/Bird Photography sessions will be held monthly for two terms. It is expected each class will take two to three hours and participants can expect to walk 2-3km. Well-being and Flourishing will be an ongoing course aimed at enhancing psychological and social functioning.

In order to attend these courses, potential participants must be members of U3A.