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 come not only from Minehead residents, established and new, but from many of the outlying villages both along the coast and inland.

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. 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. 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 also 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 'Member information' – a link from this page.

Already a member? Keep up to date by browsing this site regularly!

Some groups continue to meet as usual in August, but others take a break that month. If you're in any doubt about your group's summer meetings, it's best to check with the convenor (you'll find convenors' contact details on pages 7 and 8 of the newsletter).

National U3A Summer Schools
Don't forget the national summer schools run each year: there is always pressure on places, so book quickly. This year U3A Summer Schools will be at Harper Adams University, Newport (Shropshire), 23‒26 July 2018, and the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, 11‒14 September 2018. There is a wide variety of subjects, from literature and history to science and music. Full details of the courses are available on the National U3A website ‒ and, if you want to attend, don’t delay too long, as the courses are very popular.

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