Welcome to Somerton u3a!
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.
Somerton u3a, based in the Ancient Capital of Wessex was formed in 1997, with a membership of 40, to serve Somerton and the surrounding villages. Since then we have grown to have a membership of more than 350. We are part of the 'Avalon Group' which is a partnership of 6 local u3a's. This partnership is strengthening and we meet together twice a year to exchange thoughts, ideas and to learn from each other.
Our u3a is educational, informative, sociable and fun and despite our size we pride ourselves on being a very friendly organisation.
We meet together monthly, on the 4th Friday, for morning coffee and a guest speaker with our talks covering a wide variety of subjects. We run several coach trips a year and get together for a splendid Christmas Lunch. During the pandemic we had virtual meetings and presentations via Zoom but since September we have been able to be back to meeting at the Edgar Hall.
As a member you will have the opportunity to join any number of the 50 interest Groups that we run. The only restriction will be fitting them in!
In addition to this you will receive the National U3A Magazine, delivered to your door, and our monthly Newsletters.
All this is yours for an annual membership of £18 (or £14.50 if you have full membership of another u3a). The enrolment period runs from 1st October to 30th September.
If you would like to find out more then please contact Marilyn Muffett, Membership Secretary, by either emailing membership@SomertonU3A.UK or calling her on 01458 899773.
An application form can be downloaded using the Link on the right-hand side.
Existing members who are renewing their membership can complete the membership renewal form (see the Link on the right-hand side) if their details have changed. (Other ways of updating your details are shown on the form.)
All existing members who are renewing need to provide a Stamped Addressed Envelope to Marilyn Muffett, Membership Secretary, 4 Meadow Close, Somerton, TA11 6AS to receive their new Membership Card.
The photographs on the right, by our Chairman Judi Powell, were taken at an Enrolment Day which, in normal circumstances, takes place in August.
Non-members are welcome to come to a monthly meeting as an introduction to us.