South West U3A Region


We wish to show all Regional meetings, workshops and conferences as well as South West Study Days and Summer Schools on this page. People in the South West often feel that Study Day information sent from National Office is organised too far away for members to attend. There are quite a few study days organised in the South West open to all members, so this is a brilliant way for people to see much more of what is available. Please contact the Webmaster with any information you wish to be added.

We are now including Publicity for Open Days in a sub-page, which can be found on the right. These are events where individual U3As display groups, for both members and potential new U3A members. It is the best way to see what is on offer within that U3A.

There are now a variety of documents available to help organisers run a study day. They have been divided into 4 categories - Processes, Publicity Material, Spreadsheets and Signs required on the day. This can be found in a sub-page on the right.

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Sat Nov 2nd DYNAMIC DARTMOOR – A Study Day

Honiton U3A Dynamic Dartmoor Study Day. SOLD OUT. Thank you to all who have supported us.
Social Events
Sat Sep 28th
→Sun Sep 29th

Bradford on Avon U3A Photographic Group Exhibition

Bradford on Avon's U3A Photography Group, made up of thirty-three OAPs, will be exhibiting their photographs at the West Barn (adjacent to the famous Tithe Barn) during the weekend of 28 and 29 September. The Barn will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. There is no entrance fee and you will be able to buy the framed photographs at a very modest price of between £20 and £40.

Said Jon Durrant, who runs the group's monthly meetings, "Since we formed the group in 2013, the standard of photography has improved beyond all recognition and our enthusiastic members are now taking some outstanding photographs, which fully deserve to be seen. We held a similar exhibition in 2017 and it was a tremendous success, but I see no reason why this year it shouldn't be even better." "Why not come along and judge for yourself?" he added.

A spokesman for the group said that to offset the expense of holding the exhibition they were lucky enough to get some generous sponsorship from the BoA Arts Association, BoA Town Council, Browns Hardware, Davies and Davies Estate Agents, Travel Options 4U, and Il Ponte Restaurant. However, to make up the short-fall the group will be holding a raffle with some very exciting prizes including tickets for The Theatre Royal, Bath; tickets to visit the American Museum, Bath; a signed framed photograph of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean; a bottle of malt whiskey; 'Who Do You Think You Are' a family member researched back to 1840; tickets to the Wiltshire Music Centre, and a voucher to spend at London Camera Exchange.

Fri Oct 4th North Devon U3A Link is holding its 2019 Theme Day on 4th October. The title is Arts, Creativity and Technology and it promises to be a very exciting day.
Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple EX32 8PB For full details see link.
Thu Oct 10th This year the Devon Link Quiz is being hosted by Paignton U3A. It will be held at the Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Paignton on Thursday, 10 October 2019. Arrive at 1pm for a 1:30 start. Parking is available at the hotel.
As agreed at the Devon Link meeting in April there will be a fee of £10 per team which will help defray costs. This can be paid on the day. Each U3A can send up to 3 teams of 4 people.

Deadline for registering is 30 September 2019.

Please send the following information to Carol Owens at: if your U3A wishes to participate.

1. Name of U3A

2. Number of teams

3. point of contact with phone number or email.
Fri Nov 15th
→Mon Nov 18th
Torbay Musical Weekend 15th- 18th November 2019 For details see the links to the flyer and the programme