Chard, Ilminster & District

Welcome to U3A - learn, laugh, live


The latest news - 1st May 2021 Newsletter
The next Newsletter will be available via email in Aug 2021.


Welcome to the web site of Chard, Ilminster and District U3A. I am so glad you found us!

I hope you will browse through and find out more about your local branch of this institution. There are branches throughout the country and in several overseas countries. The U3A aims to provide opportunities for those who are retired or no longer in regular employment to pursue and share skills, interests, knowledge and hobbies with other like minded people. We are here to enjoy ourselves as we learn, laugh and live together.

Our active and friendly groups offer a wide variety of educational, creative and leisure activities. Please go to the tab marked GROUPS for all the details of our existing groups, and when they meet, as well as the latest developments. Each local U3A has groups which reflect the variety of interests of their members. If there is something you would like to learn more about or pursue and it is not listed, please talk to us and we will see if a new group can be started. Some groups meet in member's homes and some in local halls.

Chard, Ilminster & District U3A was formed in 1995. In addition to the smaller interest group meetings we have monthly general meetings where we usually have a guest speaker and everyone has a chance to find out what is going on in the wider U3A including holidays, theatre visits, outings and special offers to our members. We have a book stall as well. These monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Guildhall in Chard from 2 to 4pm. The Guildhall is located on Fore Street opposite the Phoenix Hotel.

For more information use the CONTACT tab to send us an email. You can also download the current membership Application Form from the link on the MEMBERSHIP page. This form has been updated to accommodate changes to the Data Protection Act (DPA) which came out in May 2018. All new members are required to complete and sign the Application Form.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Roy Howells