Minehead & District

Welcome to Minehead & District U3A

Joining U3A leads to 'a mixture of learning and leisure in the company of like-minded people'!

Nestling between Exmoor and the Quantocks, Minehead is a small seaside town in West Somerset. Our members – over 360 of us as at October 2018 – come from Minehead, Watchet, Williton and the outlying villages along the coast and on Exmoor.


We hold monthly coffee mornings on the third Thursday of the month, usually with an invited speaker. Our coffee mornings, generally starting at 10.15 am, are held in the Baptist Church, Park Street, Minehead. Start with a coffee and catch up with friends or meet new people. Then we move into the church for a talk, which lasts up to an hour. Members receive a monthly newsletter (those taking their newsletter via email have the benefit of seeing it in glorious technicolour!) and the national Third Age Matters magazine (five issues per year). Other social events such as quizzes and outings are organised from time to time.

You'll find details of our future activities on the Events page, with a list of our interest groups and meeting information on the Groups page. You can read about the Shared Learning Projects that our U3A members have been involved with. Minehead & District U3A now has an enviable track record in completing successful projects – see the link, top right or below, for more information. Perhaps you'd like to help in the next shared learning project!


If you're interested in joining Minehead & District U3A, just come along to a coffee morning (see Events page) or send a message to the Membership Secretary on the Contact page. You can find out more about membership by clicking on the Members button at the top of the page or on Member information.

Already a member? Keep up to date with our U3A news and what the groups are getting up to by following the links to browse our website! We do our best to keep it up to date. Please use the Contact page if you have comments or queries about any of the content.


2019 diaries
Compact U3A diaries for 2019 (price £2.50) are available now from Jan Lowy. Catch Jan at a coffee morning in October or November and she'll be happy to let you see what they're like and to sell you one if you like the look of them.


National U3A Summer Schools
This year U3A summer schools took place in July at Harper Adams University, Newport (Shropshire) and in September at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. As usual, there was a wide variety of subjects, ranging from literature and history to science and music. The courses are always popular, so if you missed your chance this year, remember to keep checking the National U3A website for details of next year's programme.

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