Minehead & District

Welcome to Minehead & District U3A

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

New Year, new you?

What a lovely bustling Open Morning it was at the Beach Hotel, Minehead! Despite the awful weather, there was a bumper turnout - over 180 people in all. It was great to see groups being formed in the east of the area, so those of you in Williton and Watchet, look out for news of new groups. If you missed it all, don't worry as there are opportunities to join throughout the year. Come to the next Coffee Morning and see what it's all about.

U3A is a UK-wide (and, indeed, international) movement which brings together people in their third age to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment. You may be wondering what we mean by 'third age'! It's that time after you've finished working full-time and/or raising your family and have time to pursue your own interests, or try something new.

U3A is a community of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other. There are no qualifications to join or exams to pass – U3A is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward. And we have fun – often lots of fun! If you're interested in joining Minehead & District U3A, just come along to a coffee morning (see Events page). You can find out more about membership by clicking on the Membership button at the top of the page, or use the Contact page to ask a question.


Nestling between Exmoor and the Quantocks, Minehead is a small seaside town in West Somerset. Minehead & District U3A members – over 400 of us as at June 2019 – 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. Come along and find out more. There are 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 our next shared learning project!


West Somerset Radio – 104.4FM
Every second Tuesday of the month tune in to listen to live interviews with U3A members! The U3A slot is normally around 12.20 during Bryan Leaker's show.

If you’d like to talk live on air about your interest group and the kind of things your group members get up to, just contact John Batt.


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.


#National U3A Summer Schools take place every year in the summer. Find out more at the U3A page.

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