Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A

To find more information about the MAU3A and the local area as a new visitor or what’s happening if you are an existing member you can either choose from the full set of dropdown menu items above or select any of the shortcut buttons below.

    The Matlock Mole  

 Uncovering group activities

 Keeping in touch with our groups.



Mondays 16.30 – 17.30 at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale at a discounted rate!!

Please contact Linda if you are interested




Boules Un – game on!

This group has restarted on Wednesday mornings at 11.00 at The Rising Sun, Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

More players are welcome, including beginners.


Classic Novels….new group.

A study and discussion of novels that are considered classics by eminent critics – but by you?

Please contact Peter  for further information

Get to grips with Earth’s materials, structures, processes and organisms and how they have changed over time with the Geology group

Join the debate! Discuss news and views with the Current Affairs group

Spotlight       Spotlight.

Highlighting interesting features.

Derbyshire u3a Network

40th Anniversary Events

Online Photography Exhibition

Subjects: ‘The Spirit of Derbyshire’ and ‘The Spirit of the u3a’

 For more information click here


Walking Baton Relay

Walking groups from all the 17 Derbyshire u3a’s will be linking up by passing a baton on from one u3a to their neighbouring u3a during September.

Derby u3a will be kicking off the start on Wednesday 7th September.

Matlock Area u3a will receive the baton from Wirksworth Walkers on Saturday 10th September and set off for Bakewell on Sunday 11th September.

Details of all the sections and dates will be available soon should you wish to join in the fun.

Happy Snapper in and around Matlock


The walking group ‘bags’ Sir William Hill above Eyam.

Find out what this is all about on the inside page


Join the Derwent Dawdlers and view things differently

A welcome addition to the walking groups – ‘even shorter short-walks’ for those members who like it flat with no stiles. Take a look at their inside page for more details.

Happy Snapper – Why not try our “Six of a Sort” photo challenge?  Just send us six pictures on any theme of your choice.  Follow the link to find out how you can join in. 


A haiku is a Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. The nuthatch featured in the first set of Will’s Haikus. Here are six more for you to decipher.



Next Coffee Morning

Monday 11th July 2022

10.30 – 12.00


Shorts Lounge, Matlock Football Club, Causeway Lane, Matlock 

Welcoming new and existing members.   


Covid-19 update. Lifting of restrictions.

Matlock Area u3a are providing the following guidance for Group Coordinators and individual members as restrictions are now being lifted.

‘Hands, face, space and fresh air’ is still relevant

1. Group Coordinators must complete an appropriate Risk Assessment for your group activity and submit this to the Groups Liaison Officer

2. Group Coordinators must share this Risk Assessment with their members so they know what to expect when attending a group activity

3. Members should consider their own circumstances before undertaking to join any activity

4. MAu3a Committee will not mandate that all members must be fully vaccinated to attend MAu3a activities. We would anticipate that any unvaccinated members take regular Lateral Flow Tests before attending any activities


Keeping in touch 

 Looking for a new activity or something to keep you occupied during lockdown then check out  the National U3A On line Events.

Latest news from the East Midlands Regional Trustee, Jean Hogg