In addition to the programme events offered by the Club, there are various special interest groups as well. You are warmly invited to attend their meetings and activities. Information about when the groups meet will be announced at the Coffee Mornings and you can sign up for outings organized by these groups at the Coffee Mornings. Notice of the group activities will also be circulated using the group's e-mail list.
Several of the groups have a group e-mail list that members use to communicate with other members of that group. E-mails sent to these lists are automatically distributed to everyone subscribed to that list.
To sign up to any of the e-mail lists, please write your name and e-mail address on the sign up sheet posted on the message board at each Coffee Morning. Please be patient as all groups are run entirely by volunteers and it may take a few days for the group moderator to add you to the group e-mail list.
Newcomers with Children (0-4)
This group meets once a week and is for children up to 4 years old accompanied by their parent. The children enjoy playing with the toys while their parents have a chat. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
The group meets up every term and visits one or two antique centres often ending up with lunch in a country pub.
The Explore Oxfordshire Group
This group seeks out the wonders of Oxford and beyond. Some of their adventures are walks in the countryside, some are exploring charming villages and interesting historical sites and some are delving into the quirky traditions and delights of Oxford. They also have a pub lunch.
This group meets at the University Club once a week and is for Newcomers wishing to improve their conversational English skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.
This group visits interesting gardens in Oxfordshire each term. Further information and sign up sheets are posted on the Newcomers’ Club notice board.
Evening meetings are held in the Club three times a term when members discuss a particular book - very enjoyable evenings.
This group meets once a week on Wednesdays and is for those wishing to sing together.
This group meets once a week on Tuesdays for those wishing to do various needle crafts - such as knitting, cross-stitch work, crochet. This group usually meets in a private house.
Bridge sessions are organised regularly - see Newcomers' Club notice board. Come along and learn to play Bridge.
Opportunities in Oxford
Several meetings are organised each term to inform members how to find something useful to do while in Oxford, whether by using their skills in the voluntary sector or with advice on applying for jobs.
This group meets weekly at the University Club and Newcomers keen on art can practise their skills together.