Chard, Ilminster & District

Local & National Events

A Open meeting, consisting of a guest speaker, is open to all members and visitors of Chard, Ilminster & District U3A and is held once a month 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.


RECENT MONTHLY TALKS - Virtual talks due to Government restrictions

Di Goldsmith, Speakers Co-ordinator, has arranged for MONTHLY ON-LINE PRESENTATIONS to replace our face-to-face meetings in the Guildhall during the pandemic. They are free to all CID u3a members.

Mon 17 May 2021 2.30 pm Talk "Somerset Home Front" by Paul Ebdon
Mon 21 Jun 2021 2.30 pm Talk "South West Children's Hospice" by Julie Draper
Mon 19 Jul 2021 3.30 pm Talk "Virtually Impossible" by Steve Price, A magician/illusionist

Mon 16 Aug 2021 2.00 pm Annual AGM to be held in The Guildhall, Chard followed by tea/coffee

It is not the same as having a monthly meeting in The Guildhall but it does give us an opportunity to reconnect. It couldn’t be simpler....prior to the event an email will be sent via Beacon from our Speakers Co-ordinator and then you just click on the link to join about 5 minutes before the start time on the day.

Do let any member of the committee know what you think of these talks. Their contact details are on the CONTACTS tab of this website.

*** Open Meetings should be restarting at The Guildhall - Monday 16 August, 2021 with an AGM ***


Have you discovered the U3A National Events Page for what's on around the country? You will need to visit the u3a national website to reach this page. There is online booking for most On-line Events and Tutorials, all organised for members 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 Newsletters about forth coming u3a National and Regional events by joining the Newsletter Mailing List also on the Events Page at You do not need to log in to the website to register for these.