Chard, Ilminster & District

Local & National Events

*** Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all face-to-face monthly meetings in The Guildhall, Chard have been suspended until further notice ***

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 (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.


UPDATE ON MONTHLY TALKS - Virtual talks on the 3rd Monday monthly

Di Goldsmith, Speakers Co-ordinator, has arranged for MONTHLY ON-LINE PRESENTATIONS to replace our face-to-face meetings in the Guildhall which commenced in July 2020 with bookings into the new year. The following talks have been booked so members please reserve the date and time in your diary NOW. They are free to all CID members.

January 18th, 2021 Brilliant British Humour in the forgotten art of the picture postcard
February 15th, 2021 From Barrow to Bagdad and back Barrow-to-Baghdad
March 15th, 2021 The Comical Puffin The Comical Puffin
April 19th, 2021 My life in the Fairground

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 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.

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.



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