Chard, Ilminster & District

Monthly Talks

A general meeting, consisting of a guest speaker, is open to all members and visitors of Chard, Ilminster & District U3A and is held once a month (except August) in The Guildhall Fore Street Chard. The meeting normally takes place on the third Monday of the month, starting at 2pm and lasting to around 4pm. The meeting also gives members an opportunity to hear news and announcements about group activities, new groups, and forthcoming events. There is time for tea/coffee and biscuits during the afternoon, giving members ample opportunity to talk to group leaders or chat among themselves. The format of the afternoon is tea/coffee followed by a talk by a guest speaker at 2.15pm and this is followed by notices and business.

*** Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all monthly meetings have been suspended until further notice ***


Have you discovered the U3A National Events Page for what's on around the country? You will need to visit the U3A national website and register/log in to reach this page. There is online booking for most events organised by U3A national office.

These events are also listed in the Third Age Matters delivered to your door.

PLEASE NOTE It is possible to receive emails about forth coming U3A National and Regional events by joining the Events Mailing List on the Events Page at


1st August - a note from our Chairman

One ray of sunshine comes from Di Goldsmith who has managed to set up MONTHLY ON-LINE PRESENTATIONS which commence on 20th July, 2020 with bookings into next year. To see the dates and details for our Autumn programme please click on this link: Autumn 2020 on-line talks

It is not the same as having a monthly meeting in the Guildhall but it does give us an opportunity to reconnect. If you missed the first ones, make a diary note to catch the next. It couldn’t be simpler....prior to the event an email will be sent via Beacon from our Speakers co-ordinator allowing you to register (worth doing in good time, they all start at 2.30pm) and then you just click on the link to join on the day.