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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 »

Zoom meeting change for 2 participants

Please note that a change is now applied to Zoom meetings – previously if only two participants, the meeting could last up to 24 hours, but now the default limit of 40 minutes is applied to all meetings.  As before, the meeting can continue following an interruption by the participants clicking the original link again.  BUT!  do make… Read More »

Museum of Somerset offers Town Tours in Taunton

Here is a wonderful opportunity if you are interested in local history. Join the Museum’s volunteer guides for a themed walking-tour of Taunton and discover its hidden history. Choose from: Trade and Industry Visit historic industrial sites and discover the history of trade and industry Crime and Punishment Hear about local crimes and trials, including the infamous Bloody… Read More »

Northern Ballet screening at the Regal

Northern Ballet’s spectacular production of Merlin, which was filmed on stage at Leeds Grand Theatre in front of a live audience, will be screened at the Minehead Regal on Saturday July 2 at 4pm. This is a special summer promotion, offering free admission to accompanied under-14s, with adult tickets priced at just £12.50 ( £10 for students/ES40s) . … Read More »

Warning of scam email

A u3a member has had their computer hacked and is concerned that quite a lot of people responded to a message  – which presented as  a ‘quick question’ about using Amazon – which was a ‘phishing’ scam. Phishing is an attempt to establish a live email address for use in subsequent scams, (if the recipient did respond, they… Read More »

Walking Cricket now in session!

You may have seen the article on Walking Cricket in the current edition of TAM.  This Friday, 24th June and for the following 5weeks, Somerset County Cricket are running 6 sessions to help introduce the game and establish some teams. John Batt is hoping to convene a u3a group after these sessions – maybe even find an indoor… Read More »

Latest newsletter from the Victoria County History of Somerset

For those of our members interested in Local History, Mary Sirault, the County Editor of the VCH Somerset has sent a newsletter packed with fascinating accounts from the County’s history. There is a report of the talk given at the Museum of Somerset by historian Michael Wood on the first English king, Athelstan, an account of the Burney… Read More »

From the Chair – June 2022

I can’t believe we are nearly half way through 2022, and for our u3a it means the beginning of another year. We had a successful Annual AGM where sadly we said goodbye to the following committee members: Hilary Fisk, Helen Sellings, Margaret Shaw, John Batt, and Susan Hutchings. We now welcome Julie Burt, Anne Turner, Linda Bradbury, and Gillian Lusk.… 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 »

Introducing our new Committee members – Linda Bradburn

Linda is Vice-Chair and Groups Coordinator After taking early retirement in 2020, I moved to Minehead in March 2021 to follow my dream of living near the sea. It was definitely the best decision I have ever made.  I previously lived in Staffordshire and spent most of my working life managing support services for adults with disabilities but when… Read More »

Introducing our new Committee members – Julie Burt

Julie is Business Secretary and Membership Secretary I grew up in Scotland and Yorkshire.  My professional background is in Property Management, Organisation and Administration, Personnel, and Procurement.  I worked for the Civil Service for 25 years which involved me travelling all over the UK, and I never felt as though I had found a real home until I… Read More »