Welcome to Dorchester and District U3A
We are located in Dorchester, the County Town of Dorset in the south of England. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside close to the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Please use the tabs at the top of the page or click here to navigate around this website. Do let us know about features you like on this web site with any suggestions you have for its improvement.
Please click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form and click here to download a copy of the Gift Aid Form.
The following new Groups have been suggested:
Welsh for Beginners - We need someone with sufficient knowledge of the language to teach a class (twelve months minimum). A Group will be formed if a Leader can be found and if there is sufficient interest in learning the language.
Sign Language (Beginners). Again someone will be needed to teach the subject and if you are interested in learning please let Peter Scaife, Group Liaison know.
Boating The Group intend to meet off season (October to April) and will be a talking shop about any sort of boat, large or small.
If you are interested in joining any of these groups, or Leading one, please contact Peter Scaife, Group Liaison.
Trips and Outings The list for 2018 has been updated. For more information please click here. Theatre and Concert Trips can be seen here.
U3A National News
For information about the National U3A please click here.
The 'Rolling Slide Show' that describes all the Groups, as displayed at the January meeting, can be downloaded from the link below.
Theatre Group - New Outings added. For details click here.
Please be aware that there may be a scam running which falsely uses a Dorchester U3A group leader's name. Members should ignore any suspicious and unexpected requests for money from Dorchester U3A members. Approach the member named directly to check the validity of any request.
T-Loop induction amplifiers
We would like to know how many members benefit from T-Loop induction amplifiers at our meetings. If you have a hearing aid with T-Loop setting or feel you would benefit or attend more meetings when it is available please let us know. email or ring Ian Blaby or Janet Kennewell whose details are in the Newsletter.
Monthly Monday Meetings
"Citizens' Advice Bureau Today" Daniel Cadish, Manager, West Dorset CAB
Hobby Table: Souvenir Spoons
"The Rev. White of Dorchester and Massachusetts" by David Cuckson, Author
Hobby Table: Old Wedding Photographs
November 5th. "With The End In Mind" - Brains Trust Discussion about preparation for end of life with Professor Sir David Haslam, who is Chair of NICE, Andrew Webb, who is a recently retired Consultant Geriatrician and Kate Woodhouse who is the Counselling and Bereavement Lead at Weldmar Hospice.
Hobby Table: Candles
December 3rd. "An Auctioneer's Ten Commandments", Richard May MA, Director, Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne.
Hobby Table: Snowballs
U3A Xmas Lunch Tuesday 4th December at The New Inn, West Knighton 12 for 12.30 p.m.
(See menu below)
1. Traditional roast TURKEY with all the trimmings
2. Herb-crusted SALMON fillet with hollandaise sauce
3. Roast PORK filled with apricot stuffing with cider gravy
4. 6oz sirloin STEAK with peppercorn and brandy sauce
5. Bean & vegetable CASSOULET with crumble topping (V)
Desserts A. Traditional CHRISTMAS PUDDING & brandy sauce
B. Apple and mincemeat TART, with vanilla ice cream
C.Salted caramel CHEESECAKE with honeycomb ice cream
D. Local CHEESE with biscuits & chutney
E. White chocolate & cranberry BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING
Followed by Mince pie and coffee/tea
Two courses £21 payable in advance (or reserve your place with a £10 deposit).
Contact Jane Huff to book (see Newsletter for contact details)
Some Group Activities
The copyright of all photographs on this website belongs to Dorchester & District U3A members unless otherwise noted.