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If you have news to share with the members,  you can now send the information to our website team. You do not have to be a u3a member to do this.  This could be whether you want to add an article for our Newsletter, an item to be posted on a page in this Website, just passing on… Read More »

New Committee – From the new Chairman

Hello for any of you who were unable to attend the AGM on Thursday. I would like to once again apologise that the meeting was not available on Zoom due to technical issues. The good news is we had enough members present to elect a new committee and I am delighted to say that I was elected chair.… Read More »

Those pesky wasps! But where would we be without them?

The trouble without wasps…Could a world without wasps become an ecological and economic disaster? Find out all about wasps at our June Speaker Morning presenatation by Dr Ian Bedford. 10.30 am Thursday 16th June 2022. A Zoom presentation – all Members will be sent the Zoom link on the Monday prior to the meeting. 

May 2022 Newsletter from the National U3A movement

The latest ‘Bitesize’ newsletter from the u3a National Office has been issued – click the link to see it! It is a spotlight on what u3a is all about, friendship, participation, sharing and community in the unique u3a way. Click ‘more’ for the link vs1_Bitesize_Newsletter_may_2022.pdf (mcusercontent.com)

Visit to Cleeve Abbey – led by James Bond (no, really!)

Mary Sirault, the County Editor  of the Victoria County History of Somerset, has announced this opportunity:  Archaeologist James Bond will lead a tour of Cleeve Abbey on Saturday 25 June. Numbers strictly limited and Historic England need details of visitors in advance so please book early and note Historic England’s requests. CLEEVE ABBEY A visit led by archaeologist… Read More »

Are you up to date with your subscription?

If you have not renewed, your subscription expires at the end of April! (But there is a ‘Grace’ period!) If you are unsure of your status, Contact Julie, the new Membership Secretary- and please let her know of any change in address, telephone or email contacts. The process is ‘paperless’! Just send a cheque or pay online –… Read More »

Hybrid kit in action

You will be pleased to know that some of the teething problems with the group hybrid kit have been pretty much sorted out.  The Committee meeting in April took advantage of the kit as two members were not able to attend in person.  General reactions were very good with one of the remote participants commenting that they felt… Read More »

Former Chairman Jill Merer – a tribute

JILL MERER, one of our longest-serving members, sadly died on 6 March this year. We send our condolences to her family.   On joining Minehead and District u3a, Jill set up her book group, which has only recently disbanded. She soon joined the committee and in 2005 became our u3a’s fourth chairman, bringing expertise and enthusiasm to the… Read More »

Nature Amblers Group spring into action – but gently!

In April, 9 of us ambled to Great Wood in Selworthy.  We were delighted to see carpets of bluebells on all sides and swathes of early purple orchids peeping out amongst the bluebells.  There was plenty of other nature to see and hear.  In total we saw 37 wild flowers, trees and insects and heard another 5 birds.… Read More »

‘Tavistock vs The Taj Mahal’ – recorded talk available now

The April ‘Speaker’s Morning’ talk was from Andrew Thompson and entitled ‘Tavistock vs The Taj Mahal’. The provocative title was posed by Andrew in order to explore some of the aspects involved in a place being a ‘World Heritage’ site recognised by UNESCO. Tavistock is part of the ‘Cornish Mining World Heritage’ site covering west Devon and Cornwall.… Read More »