Learn, laugh and live!  Minehead and District U3A is a lively and active band of people with an interest in lifelong learning while having fun. The Group celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019.  Our membership is drawn from the wider West Somerset area and currently (October 2021) stands at over 300, having reached over 400 pre-pandemic. Our core objective is to learn together, so together we can take up the challenge of creating a vibrant and active U3A for Autumn 2020 and beyond.

For a modest cost members can enjoy participation in many diverse group activities.

If you are not already a member, why not join? Click How to become a member.

The Pandemic. As a group of volunteers, we have been wrestling with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our activities.  The traditional U3A model is one of group gatherings, big and small. Increasingly lately this has had to use ‘modern’  technology.  We have become familiar with Zoom, the videoconferencing app.  Luckily our IT Champions are able to  offer members support and help. 

 Our challenges – 

•  How can we best welcome and support our members, and encourage all of them to play an active part in our organisation?

•  How can we review and develop our organisation, especially the range of our interest groups?  How best to support and encourage our interest groups to develop innovative yet inclusive ways of holding meetings and communicating?

•  How can we use and enable access to IT to help make our U3A as inclusive as possible?

This website

Parts of this website are specifically for the use of currently enrolled Minehead & District U3A Members. Please use the ‘login’ details for this website you were given upon joining our u3a group, so that you can contribute to the forums and post comments. 

Click here for some background to this website, how to use it to best effect and our related policies.

All pages can be read aloud using Screen Reader technology.  Please see the Screen Reader page for more information.

We have tried to make this website as simple and straightforward as possible.  If you do not find it so, or have any comments, please contact  IT Champions

IT Champions

You can email your questions or comments to IT Champions with any query, no matter what, to do with computers, smartphones, software, or applications.