Chard, Ilminster & District

Groups

Chard, Ilminster and District U3A groups (see list at bottom of this page) offer subjects ranging from practical activities, such as gardening and needlecraft, to study opportunities such as languages, history, religion, and philosophy. Also available are numerous social and practical activities including table tennis, play reading, lunch club and rambling.

GROUP RESOURCES

The Resource Centre at National Office has a collection of material in many subjects for U3A groups to borrow. These are available for group leaders or individuals.

For further information, e-mail: resource.centre@u3a.org.uk or phone 020 8315 0199 or log into the U3A national website, https://www.u3a.org.uk and follow the Resource Centre link.

Please Note that the information about groups listed on this page is correct at the time of entry. It is the responsibility of individual Group Leaders to contact the Group Co-ordinator, Email Group Co-ordinator , if the times of meetings and locations are changed. The Group Co-ordinator will pass your messages onto the Website Administrator.

If you would like online help to update your group details on the Beacon System click Group Leader. If you would like practical help do not hesitate to call me on 01460 61615 or email me at cidbeacon@gmail.com. Mo Chilvers, Beacon Co-ordinator.

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The following table lists the days on which group meetings normally take place, and whether they are a morning or afternoon affair. It should be noted that the majority of meetings are monthly rather than weekly.

Group List
Archaeology Talks
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday
Art Appreciation
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Badminton - Friday Group
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Friday a.m.
Weekly
Badminton Tues Rusty Racquets
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly
Book Choice
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday
Book Club
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Bowls
 Weekly
 WeeklyBridge
 Various Days
 Various Days
Chess
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Choir
Wednesday p.m.
Evenings
Wednesday p.m.
Evenings
Circle Dancing
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Contemporary Music
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday
Cribbage Group
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Monday
Cricket Indoors
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.
Discussion
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Family History 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Family History 2
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Family History Beginners
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
French Conversation
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday
French Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Gardening
Monday a.m.
Week 2 and 4
Monday a.m.
Week 2 and 4
German - Basic Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly
Guitar Group
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd
History
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Italian
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Friday p.m.
2nd and 4th
Life, Universe & Everything
Monday a.m.
4th Monday (not Aug & Dec)
Monday a.m.
4th Monday (not Aug & Dec)
Lunch Club
Tuesday p.m.
week 2
Tuesday p.m.
week 2
Music Appreciation
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Natural History
Thursday 
4th Thursday
Thursday 
4th Thursday
Needlecraft
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
News and Views
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday
Past Times
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Photography Beginners
Tuesday 
Weeks 3
Tuesday 
Weeks 3
Photography Intermediate
Tuesday 
Week 4
Tuesday 
Week 4
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Poetry
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday
Poetry for Pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Quiz Group Team
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
Thursday p.m.
Monthly
Rambling Long
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Rambling Short
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Friday a.m.
1st Friday
Reading for pleasure
Wednesday p.m.
Week 4
Wednesday p.m.
Week 4
Religious Writing
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday
Short Tennis Group
 Various Days
 Various Days
Skittles
Monday a.m.
!st Monday
Monday a.m.
!st Monday
Spanish
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Sunday Lunch Club
Sunday p.m.
Sunday p.m.Table Tennis
 Various Days
 Various Days
Wine Appreciation Group
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
World Affairs
Monday a.m.
Second Monday
Monday a.m.
Second Monday
Writing for Pleasure
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Monday p.m.
1st Monday
Yoga
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayFrench Conversation   Gardening   Life, Universe & Everything   Skittles   World Affairs   Cribbage Group   Discussion   Writing for Pleasure  
TuesdayArchaeology Talks   Art Appreciation   Badminton Tues Rusty Racquets   Contemporary Music   History   Book Club   Family History 1   Lunch Club   Scrabble  
WednesdayBook Choice   Music Appreciation   News and Views   Choir   Cricket Indoors   French Improvers   German - Basic Conversation   Guitar Group   Needlecraft   Play Reading   Poetry   Poetry for Pleasure   Reading for pleasure   Spanish  
ThursdayFamily History 2   Yoga   Family History Beginners   Past Times   Quiz Group Team   Wine Appreciation Group  
FridayBadminton - Friday Group   Rambling Long   Rambling Short   Religious Writing   Chess   Circle Dancing   Italian  
Sunday Sunday Lunch Club