Minehead & District

Events – Regular and Occasional

Since January 2018 we hold these on the third Thursday and you can find information about the talks below under the heading 'Meetings'. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served from 10.15 to 10.45; the speaker or speakers start at 11 and we usually finish around 12 noon. There is no charge for attendance.

The venue is the Baptist Church, The Parks, Minehead TA4 8BS. Please see the link (top right) for details about the new venue for the Coffee Mornings. Anyone unable to walk from the Co-op car park to the Baptist Church, and wanting a lift there and back, should contact Jan Lowy on 01643 709127.

Our Annual General Meeting is in May, meaning an earlier start to proceedings, so that we can fit in either a speaker or other form of entertainment as well as the 'business'. There are no coffee mornings in August and December.

In some years we hold a Special Interest Day, a whole-day meeting or outing. The last Special Interest Day was in March 2018.

----- We arrange occasional coach outings. We aim for variety and, where possible, a combination of venues, within a reasonable radius so that we don't spend all day on the coach. Some outings for 2017 and 2018 have included a visit to Highgrove House Gardens and to the BBC in Bristol, and to Hinkley Point. Watch this space for more information and use the Contact page to register your interest or suggest your own ideas for possible outings.

Our next coach trip will be on Wednesday 26 September 2018, when we'll be visiting the Aerospace Museum in Bristol. Full details in the July newsletter and a booking form will be circulated with the July newsletter and available shortly in the links (top right).

Don't forget that some of our interest groups arrange visits and outings too! Sometimes it's possible for members who don't belong to the group organising the trips to go along, so it can be worth simply asking the convenor if you see in the newsletter information about an outing that you'd like to take part in.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jul 19th Coffee Morning, with talk on the Severn Crossings
Coffee from 10.15 am: meet friends and mingle with other U3A members. At 11.00 am John Evans from the Severn Bridges Trust, a charity promoting public education about the Severn Crossings, will give a presentation about the bridges, the tunnel and the former ferry crossings
Thu Sep 20th Coffee Morning with talk on fire safety
Coffee from 10.15 – come along and meet friends old and new! At 11.00 there's to be a talk by Chris Jones, Community Safety Office, on how the Fire Service works and about fire safety at home
Thu Nov 15th Coffee Morning with guest speaker Stephen Moss
Coffee served from 10.15 – meet your friends and mingle with other U3A members. At 11.00 we'll have a talk from Stephen Moss – naturalist, writer and broadcaster
Wed Sep 26th Coach Trip to Aerospace Bristol Museum
For details and booking, see July 2018 newsletter
Other Events
Thu Oct 18th Open Morning with coffee/tea from 10.15. A chance to find out what our U3A interest groups get up to – and maybe join a new group. Talks by some of our convenors and Group Co-ordinator