On this page we show details of the Events open to all members of Taw U3A.

We hold two regular meetings - our Monthly Lunch and Monthly Coffee Morning.

Monthly Lunch
Every month we meet at The Barnstaple Hotel to socialise and make new friends over a simple one course and coffee lunch. Many members like to meet beforehand for coffee in the hotel lounge. These lively lunches normally take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and the payment of £11.50 must be by cheque, made payable to the “Barnstaple Hotel”.

The lunch is usually preceded by a Guest Speaker on a subject of general interest. To see the dates of our forthcoming Guest Speakers, scroll down to see 'Dates for your Diary' at the foot of this page.

In December there is a traditional three course Christmas lunch with entertainment. The cost is £15 for members and £18.95p for Guests.
Attendance at the lunch is totally voluntary and it is possible, as some do, to join one or more groups without coming to the lunch.  Before actually joining Taw U3A you may come along to one lunch on a ‘taster’ basis (except for the Christmas lunch).

If you would like to come to a lunch please go to our 'Contact' page to get in touch with our Lunch Secretary, Margaret Manning. This is requested because the lunch is sometimes oversubscribed, so a little notice is necessary.  When booking let her know that this will be your first lunch - so that arrangements can be made to welcome you on arrival. All Lunch bookings or cancellations must be made to Margaret by NOON ON THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE LUNCH.

Margaret’s contact details can also be found on the front page of the Newsletter.


Coffee Mornings
Everyone is welcome at our very successful Coffee Mornings at the Roundswell Community Centre (near Sainsbury's).

Each month a different study group acts as host, outlining their activities by a talk or display. To see the dates of the forthcoming Hosts, scroll down to see 'Dates for your Diary' at the foot of this page.

Newcomers and visitors will be able to see what Taw U3A has to offer and it is also an opportunity to chat and make friends in an informal atmosphere.

Coffee Mornings are held on the first Monday of each month at 10:30am (if the first Monday is a Bank Holiday there will be no Coffee Morning for that month). The entry fee is a modest 50p, which includes coffee or tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket.


For information on other Events - look under 'Study Days' and 'Social Events' in the 'Dates for your Diary' below.


Summer Event 2019
Anyone who has a good idea for an event for summer next year, please contact our 'Events Organiser' by using our Contact page.


Dates for your Diary
Social Events
Tue Dec 17th Christmas Lunch - The cost will be £17.00 for Three Courses and including Tea or Coffee Guests are welcome but will have to pay £19.75 per head.
Booking slips will be on the tables at the October and November Lunches and also at the Coffee morning, please indicate your menu choice. Main courses are Roast Beef, Roast Turkey, Roast Vegetable & Bean Loaf, or Grilled Fillet of Salmon. Please note we are asking for payment in advance; please date your cheques for December 17th, and made payable to 'The Barnstaple Hotel'. If you have to cancel before the deadline of MIDDAY on Sunday 15th December, your money will be refunded.
Mon Jan 6th 2020 Coffee Morning - on Monday, 6th January 2020 will be hosted by the Committee, and a guest speaker will give a presentation.
Wed Jun 3rd 2020 National U3A Day - National Office has announced that 3rd June 2020 will be 'U3A Day'. Most U3As around the country will be holding special events to mark this day - what shall we do? Any ideas can be offered to Committee members, to be considered by 31st January 2020. Please have a good think; it needs to be an open community event and could possibly be shared with other local U3A branches. Waiting to hear from you soon.