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Do you have a news item?

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 »

Now available -U3A Podcast from the Third Age Trust

  The u3a radio podcast has now launched on podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The episode can also still be listened to on our u3a YouTube channel with captions.  In the January episode, the team discuss the Kindertransport learning initiative, talk to a member of u3a in Australia and hear about the milestone of 5,000 trees… Read More »

Group News – Further Art Group in prospect!

Recently joined member Linda Marlton asks “Anyone interested in coming to an informal Art Group ranging from beginners to more experienced artists, using whatever materials you are happy to work with i.e. Oils, Acrylics, Water Colours, Pastels, Pencil sketching etc?  Ideally meetings would be early afternoon either Mondays or Wednesdays.” Give Linda Marlton a call to know more… Read More »

New Year – new pattern of meetings!

In the light of continued uncertainty over the wisdom of, and members possible unwillingness to participate in, ‘physical’ meetings which gather larger numbers together in a ‘real world’ venue, the Committee are proposing a new meeting pattern for the New Year.  There will continue to be what will now be termed ‘Speaker’s Mornings,’ taking place on a monthly… Read More »

Minehead Library – is open!

Long-standing u3a member Lesley Barclay wants to share with you “I’ve just been into Minehead Library and they tell me that since the relocation to the Seahorse Centre they haven’t been seeing that many people. Would it be possible to remind our u3a members via the newsletter, website and Facebook page that they’re open for business as usual… Read More »

Happy New Year! u3a is 40 this year!

This  year is the 40th anniversary of the u3a movement.  The National Office will be celebrating all year long and running national events, the details of which you can see on the  National Office website.  Minehead and District u3a Group celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2019, so we are a bit younger than the National Movement. Why not… Read More »

Postponement of Informal social meeting

In light of the developing situation regarding Coronavirus, the Committee, with heavy hearts,  has decided to postpone the informal social gathering that had been scheduled for Tuesday January 11th.  A new date will be advertised as soon as is feasible – this will clearly have to depend on how the pandemic effects are felt during the first months… Read More »

A year ago today….

Our brand new website went live on 1st December 2020.  Happy birthday, website!  Our website launched with a healthy count of over 6000 page ‘hits’ in December 2020 – the Advent Calendar proving an attractive ‘repeat business’ proposition.  Usage over the year has varied up and down, as one would expect, but there are signs that people are… Read More »

2022 kicks off with Ghosts at Hampton Court!

Sarah Slater has been confirmed as the Speaker for our Virtual meeting at 11am on Thursday 20th January 2022. She will talk about   ‘Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace’ . Members may remember that Sarah gave a memorable talk during 2021, on Sex and Scandals! and is back by popular demand for a new presentation.   … Read More »

From the Chair – November 2021

2021 has been another turbulent year of change and uncertainty.  And, as I said last month, things will never be quite the same as they were before the pandemic struck.  After spending some time considering our programmes for the rest of our u3a year, your committee has concluded that any plans we make must fit under the heading… Read More »