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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 October

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

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

October Newsletter This has been published. Please click here to view it.

Coffee Mornings These are a new venture for us and around 50 people attended each of those held in September and October. The next will be on 3 November - why not come along and join us? Please click here for more information.

Fly Fishing / Tying Group This potential group was introduced at the Coffee Morning on 6 October. Please click here for more information.

Science / Technology Group This potential group was introduced at the Coffee Morning on 6 October. Please click here for more information.

Shakespeare Studies A second short-course was launched at the Coffee Morning on 6 October. Please click here for more information.

"Rembrandt:The Late Works" On 4 November, join the Art Appreciation Groups on their visit to The National Gallery. Although our Entrance Tickets to the Exhibition have all been allocated, there are seats remaining on the coach. Please click here for more information.

Christmas Party Will be held on 5 December - put the date in your diary! Please click here for more information.

News from the Groups -19 October

Geology Have published their programme into early 2015. Please click here for more information

Dining Out This new group has been launched. Please click here for more information

Gardening Have published their programme to February, 2015. Please click here for more information.

Scrabble A second group has been launched. Please click here for more information.

Boules Two new groups have launched. Please click here for more information.

Art Have published their topics until the end of the year. Please click here for more information.

Walking Have published their programme to Christmas. Please click here for more information.

History 2 Have published their programme, to May, 2015. Please click here for more information.

Wine Appreciation Have published their autumn programme. 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 Creative Writing, Boules, Art, History 2, Art Appreciation 2, International Folk Dancing, 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 October, 2014
Matlock Area U3A, 2014