Details of our wide range of groups are shown below. Most are Indoor Groups which meet at locations in Cosham, Portsmouth – some in members’ homes, others in church or community meeting rooms which incur a small charge.

Most meetings are held on the same day each month (except August and Christmas/New Year). So for example the French Conversation Group meets on the FIRST MONDAY of the month and the General Meeting is held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month (except August). Some groups meet on the same day every other week or at less frequent intervals.

There are no limits on the number of groups a member can join. The only proviso is, if there are two or more groups with very similar remits, for example: Play Reading 1 and Play Reading 2; Book Group 1 and Book Group 2, a member may only join one of the groups to allow other members to participate in their chosen interest.

Prospective members may attend one taster session before joining a group.  If there is an individual charge required by each member of the group, then the prospective members would be expected to pay the charge as well. Should they then wish to join a group or multiple groups they must join Portsdown u3a as a member.

Please note: From a Safeguarding perspective we do not allow dogs on our organised walks.

You can get more information on each group by clicking on the appropriate link below. TOP-TIP: You can print this page

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in joining any of these groups please contact the Group Leader via or at a General Meeting where more details will be available.

Groups Timetable

FIRST14:00 French – Conversation
14:00 Play Reading
14:00 Craft

10:30 Bridge
14:00 Genealogy
14:30 Book – Page Turners
14:00 Photography
14:00 Mahjong 10:00 Music – Popular
10:30 Bridge

12:30 Dining – Dining Out
14:00 Book – Book Club
14:00 Art – Appreciation12:30 Dining – Sunday Diners
THIRD14:00 Games – Board Games
2:15 Outings
14:00 General Meeting10:30 Bridge
14:00 French – Refreshers
10:30 Buildings Appreciation
14:00 Mahjong

10:30 Bridge

14:30 French – Beginners12:30 Dining – Dining Out
FIFTH10:30 Bridge
ALTERNATE WEEKS10:15 Walking – Striders
10:30 Walking – Strollers
11:00 Walking – Stragglers

Groups List

Art – AppreciationSue Norton
Book – Book ClubShirley Russell
Book – Page TurnersMarion Emery
BridgeJanice Henderson
Buildings AppreciationLesley Almond
CraftLinda Hugo-Vieten
Dining – Dining OutAudrey Piper
Dining – Sunday DinersSheila McKeown
French – BeginnersHeather Rogers
French – ConversationMaureen Vilar
French – RefreshersHeather Rogers
Games – Board GamesJanette Rowe
GenealogyVivien Walters
Mahjong Rita Todd
Music – PopularHeather Rogers
OutingsMarion Emery
PhotographyTrevor Evans
Play Reading Diane Hiley
Walking – StragglersSandra McTurk
Walking – StridersJackie Mitchell & Ruth Knight
Walking – StrollersLinda Hugo-Vieten