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Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A website! We offer older people, who are no longer in full-time paid employment, an opportunity to share their knowledge, experience and talents and also to learn from each other in friendly surroundings.

Matlock Area U3A was formed in 2007 and we currently have nearly 500 members. There are more than 40 "interest groups" of varying disciplines ranging from Art Appreciation through Local History to Walking. Do come and join us!

News from Matlock Area U3A - last up-dated on 19 December

Marrakech Trip This short-break was enjoyed by all who went. Read a short report by clicking here.

New Groups Subsequent to our 2014 Member Survey, twelve new groups have been established and are looking for members. Science and Technology is the most recent to be added. Interested? Please click here for more information.

Coffee Mornings Introduced in September, these are a recent and very successful venture for us and between 50 - 80 people have attended each month. The next will be on 5 January - why not come along and join us? Please click here for more information.

AGM This will be held on 23 March, 2015. We are delighted that our Guest Speaker will be "The Bard of Barnsley", Ian MacMillan. Please click here for more information.

Coach Seats The Theatre Group are visiting Manchester on 25 March, 2015, and have a few spare seats. Please click here for more information.

French Conversation An additional group was proposed at the December Coffee Morning. Please click here for more information.

What's On The November Issue has been published. Please click here to view it.

Management Committee Minutes from the June meeting have been published. Please click here to read them.

Group Coordinators Minutes from the November meeting have been published. Please click here to read them.

News from the Groups - 17 December

Art Appreciation 2 Have a new coordinator.

Wild Flowers Have added some images. Please click here to view them. Please click here for more information.

Wine Appreciation Have published their programme for 2015. Please click here for more information.

Book Club 3 Have voted for their 2014 Book of the Year. Please click here for more information.

Painting Have published their 2015 programme. Please click here for more information.

Birding Have published their 2015 programme. Please click here for more information.

Tap Dancing A second group is proposed. Please tap here for more information.

Bridge Have published the dates they will play during 2015. Please click here for more information.

Current Affairs 1 Have a new coordinator. Please click here for more information.

More information about the Matlock Area U3A can be obtained by consulting the Frequently Asked Questions page, or directly from the Membership Secretary on 01629 583029 or by e-mail at membership@matlockareau3a.org.uk

Recently up-dated Group Pages

The pages for the Bridge, Boules, Wine Appreciation, Wild Flowers, Creative Writing, Art, Walking and Theatre Visits groups have all been updated recently.

Click on the name of the group to get full details.

Derbyshire U3A Network

The Derbyshire U3A Network is a means whereby all the U3As in Derbyshire can communicate with each other and arrange collaborative activities. More information can be found about the Network, including a list of all the interest groups in all the various individual U3As from its website by clicking here, or by using the link on the sub-menu on each page under the About the U3A heading.

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Last updated on 19 December, 2014
Matlock Area U3A, 2014