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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 more than 400 members. There are nearly 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 August

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

New Groups Subsequent to the recent Member Survey, six new groups have been created and are looking for members. Interested? Please click here for more information.

June "Newsletter" Reporting on the various activities of our Groups and events. Please click here to read it - please note that this file is 4.2MB and may be slow to download.

Autumn "What's On" Promoting various MAU3A initiatives and events between September and December was published by email on 18 August. If you did not receive your copy, please contact the Webmaster. You may also view it by clicking here.

Coffee Mornings These are being offered to Members and guests, starting on 1 September. Please click here for more information.

Boules Taster Sessions Fancy trying your hand at Boules? Now's your chance! Click here for more information.

Trip to London On 16 September, the Gardening Group are off the see the Queen! A small number of tickets are still available, as well as a couple of places for the coach only. Please click here for more information.

Visit to Bletchley Park On 29 September, an opportunity to learn about "BP" and the key role it played in WWII. Please click here for more information.

Shakespeare Studies A second short-course will be launched at the coffee morning on 6 October. Please click here for more information.

Christmas Party Put the date in your diary! Please click here for more information.

News from the Groups - 13 August

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

Singing for Pleasure Have changed their meeting day. Please click here for more information.

Book Group 2 Have amended their meeting day. Please click here for more information.

Family History Have added their programme for the remainder of 2014. Please click here for more information.

Walking Have published their programme, 'till September. Please click here for more information.

Poetry Appreciation Have published their programme till December. Please click here for more information.

International Folk Dancing Have a new coordinator. Please click here for more information.

Art Appreciation Have published a group photograh of their visit to Oxford. Please click here to view it.

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 Art Appreciation 2, International Folk Dancing, Birding Short Walks, Family History, Poetry, Gardening, 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 August, 2014
Matlock Area U3A, 2014