Etymology - the derivation of words

Meets:   10am 2nd Wednesday of the month  

Group Leader:  Roger Coombes  tel 01386 553449 email

Usual Meeting place: Furlong Road Pershore


French Conversation




There are currently 5 French groups within our U3A. 


One group is of mixed ability, two are specifically for those people who have a lower level of French and who need more basic instruction and discussion at a slower pace, and we also have two Upper Level groups for more fluent speakers.(Group 1 is now full)


We try to keep groups to no more than 8 people.  If you are interested in joining a French group, I suggest you call me in the first instance and I will be able to guide you to the relevant group, and answer any questions you may have, or put your name on a waiting list if the groups are full.   However, if I am unavailable, please feel free to contact one of the other group leaders.


                                                                             Barbara Bristow  



Group      Leader                              Meeting Day            


                 Mixed ability

    1             Barbara Bristow                2nd/4th Tuesdays 1.30pm 

Telephone: 01386 553497 Email:

Lower Level 2&3

                  John  Bracher                     Group 1:  1st/3rd Tuesdays 10 am   

                                                              Group 2: 2nd/4th Tuesdays 10am

Telephone: 01386 556619          Email:

Upper Level 1 

    4             Penny Spiller                    2nd/4th Wednesdays 2pm

                  Telephone: 01386 710725

                  Upper Level 2                 

    5             Helen Evans                    1st/3rd Tuesdays 1pm

                   Telephone 01386 554918    Email:



German Conversation

Group Leader: Val Jackman     Phone 01386 550598   email

Meets: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 2.15pm        

Usual meeting location: No8 Theatre Pershore


Spanish Advanced - Group Leader: Elizabeth Gill    Phone: 01386 556349  email

    Meets: Alternate Fridays, 10.00am
    Usual Meeting Location: Various in members' homes

Spanish Intermediate - Group Leader: Jeanette Davis    Phone: 01905 359432  email

    Meets: First and Third Monday afternoon
    Usual Meeting Location: Station Road, Pershore