The important bit!

The Discussion Group meets monthly on the third Monday of each month at 10:30 am.  We normally meet at  Townsend House, Minehead.  Please remember to check the Calendar in case of any late changes to schedule.

Our group is led by John Moss, and he may be contacted at 01643 702497, or by email at discussion@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk


At our meeting on 21/02/2022  the question ” Do we need a unitary authority ? was our topic of conversation which provided those present with much food for thought. As usual there were many views aired and the whole discussion took place in our usual friendly and happy atmosphere.

Our next meeting will take place in the harbour room at Townsend House on Monday 21/03/2022 at 10.30 am where we hope to further explore the ramifications in regard to the new unitary authority, possibly with Councillor Mandy Chilcott as our speaker. This may be of particular interest to u3a members with the elections for the new authority due to be held on May 5th.

Contact John if you wish to join in. 

The Convenor will pay for the venue prior to the meeting and will be looking for those attending to donate a cash sum (£2 or £3) per individual depending on the number attending to offset this cost.

About the Group

We meet at Townsend House so there is a charge for the meetings, the amount depends on the number of members attending.  Refreshments are not usually provided unless there is a guest speaker.  Topics for discussion are decided by the members.  An ideal group to join as you do not need a skill just an opinion.

The group has an informal format, the first half hour discusses any local news, then there may be further comments or updates relating to the previous month’s discussion and then onto the topic of the day.

Previous topics have included

Does recycling work?
Fake news
Technology-our master or our servant!
What is the future of the NHS?
Freedom of speech, are universities entitled to restrict certain controversial speakers?
Is the BBC politically biased?
Has the UK moved to the right politically?
Is Britain better for immigration and should it be controlled?
Has the British character changed?
Does advertising work?
Is the decline of the high street inevitable?
Should the free TV license remain for the over 75’s?
Should the NH’s provide cosmetic surgery?
Is music important to our lives?






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