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Welcome

Welcome to the Crewkerne and District U3A. Our members come from the Somerset town of Crewkerne and the surrounding communities.
The U3A is a popular self-help organisation for people no longer in full-time employment – indeed this is the only criterion for membership! U3A group is a charity and is run entirely by its members providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly and informal environment. “University” for us means a place where we learn together and from each other. There is no entry requirement and it does not require high academic achievement or include exams. We are here to enjoy ourselves as we learn, laugh and live together.

Formed in 1997 we currently have 200+ members and offer around 40 interest groups covering subjects as diverse as Wine Appreciation, and many other subjects.

Any group activities which you may like to join will generally be held at venues in Crewkerne and surrounding villages, or in members' homes. Meetings might be weekly or monthly, or as members decide.

Our Monthly meeting is usually held on the first Monday of the month but are currently suspended. Our guest speakers are often amusing & inspirational, speaking on a wide variety of subjects. This is followed by refreshments and offers a good opportunity to socialise and catch up with current and future events.

Should you find that we do not have an interest group to suit you then you would be most welcome to share your interests and skills with us. If you are into home-brewing, sea fishing, furniture restoration, and website design - just by way of example - we may already have members who would love to learn from you.

Our annual membership fee is £12 per person per year (£15 to include the magazine), payable on April 1st. Fees are lower if you join later in the year - and are free fom January to March. Members of other U3As can join for only £5, those from Chard and Martock are free.

If you would like to join, you may do so via our Links page, where you can download a membership and gift aid form, or via the Contacts page email the membership secretary Anne Bright.