Etymology - the derivation of words

Meets:   10am 2nd Wednesday of the month 

Group Leader:  Russ Fletcher

Usual Meeting place:  Various members' houses


French Conversation



There are currently 4 French groups within our U3A.  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. 

We try to keep groups to no more than 8 people.  Our groups are sometimes at capacity and it may be necessary to put your name on a waiting list, but the situation does change frequently and you will contacted when a place becomes available. 

If you are interested in joining a French group, I suggest you contact me in the first instance.  I will be able to guide you to the relevant group and let you know if there is any space, answer any questions you may have, and take your details.  However, if I am unavailable, please feel free to contact our Groups Co-ordinator, Sue Lavery, on or call 01386 556892.

 Barbara Bristow  

Telephone: 01386 553497         Email:

 Group      Leader                              Meeting Day              

Lower 1    Mike Illingworth                2nd/4th Tuesdays 10am   

Lower 2     David Hoyle                     2nd/4th Tuesdays 10am    

Upper 1      Anne Illingworth             2nd/4th Wednesdays, 2.30pm

Upper 2    Kathy Ridge                      1st/3rd Tuesdays, 11am


Italian Beginners  

Group Leader: Jackie Jolley

Meets:  1st & 3rd Monday 10.30am - 11.30am

Usual Meeting Place: Members' home


Spanish Advanced  (2 groups)

Group 1   Leader: Barbara Bristow   Meets: Alternate Fridays, 10.00am  Usual Meeting Location: Various in members' homes

Group 2    Leader: Michael Neilan     Meets: Alternate Wednesdays 3.30pm  Usual Meeting Location: Various in members' homes

Spanish Intermediate - Group Leader: Jeanette Davis                                                                           

    Meets: First and Third Monday afternoon
    Usual Meeting Location: Members' home, Pershore