Minehead & District

Welcome to Minehead & District U3A

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

"When I moved to Somerset, Minehead U3A provided a very friendly introduction to the local community, with a warm welcome and so many different activities; it proves beyond doubt that there is life after retirement, and what a busy life this can be!" (Monica, a new member in 2014)

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 (at least for the first few months of 2018), 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 have an enviable track record in completing successful projects - see the link, top right, for more information. Perhaps you would like to help in the next shared learning project!


If you are interested in joining the Group, just come along to a coffee morning (see Events page) or send a message to the Membership Secretary on the Contact page.

Already a member? Keep up to date by browsing this site regularly! Don't forget the annual 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, and the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, 11‒14 September. There is a good variety of subjects, from literature and history, to science and music. Full details of the courses will be available on the National U3A website from 16 February ‒ and, if you want to attend, don’t delay too long, as the courses are very popular.

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