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 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.


We try to keep groups to no more than 8 people.  All our groups are currently 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 call me in the first instance and I will be able to guide you to the relevant group, answer any questions you may have, and take your details.  However, if I am unavailable, please feel free to contact one of the other group leaders through our Groups Co-Ordinator Sue Lavery email


                                                                                          Barbara Bristow  


Group      Leader                              Meeting Day            


Mixed       Barbara Bristow                2nd/4th Tuesdays, 2-4pm 

Telephone: 01386 553497 Email:



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, 10.30am



Spanish Advanced - Group Leader: Elizabeth Gill    

    Meets: Alternate Fridays, 10.00am
    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