Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A

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The Matlock Mole

 Uncovering group activities

 Keeping in touch with our groups.

See what the Art Appreciation 1 group have been able to do with Zoom

Local History have been investigating All Saints Church

Matlock Mole visits

the Wildflower Group



   A Good Read


Highlighting interesting features

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. Or try Liz’s “Source these Stones” photo quiz.

See what Hall Leys Park was like in April 2020.

Many people enjoyed the contribution “Looking Forward to Spring” at the March Virtual Coffee Morning by the Wildflower Group, presented by Judith Holt. We thought we should make it available to everyone.

See who has visited Ralph’s garden

The Historical Victorian Heritage of Matlock is recorded by a series of Blue Plaques, but do you know where they are?

 Did you find these local churches ? Follow the link for the answers to Name that church


Advance Notice of 2021 AGM:  Our 2021 AGM will be held by Zoom on Monday 12th April 2021 at 2.00 pm.  Please try to attend to ensure that we are quorate.  Zoom invitations will follow.  Nomination forms, relevant documents & details are available here



Afternoon Tea with MAU3A

MAU3A invites you to Afternoon Tea on Monday 26th April at 3pm, with guest speaker Chris O’Grady relating stories on Fake or Fortune

Chris O’Grady has spent a lifetime hunting down, buying and selling art and antiques.

The presentation will include numerous stories of money gained and money lost, of scoundrels exploiting the naïve and extraordinary finds in the most unlikely of places.

Ideas will be shared of where treasure might be uncovered and the process of assessing and valuing your finds

Please be aware though, that the perceived value of your beautiful antiques and treasured art can go up as well as down…..in a moment.

Zoom invitations will be sent out to all members a few days prior to this event

The next Coffee Morning will be on Monday 10th May as the AGM of Matlock Area u3a will be held on Monday 12th April at 2.30pm via Zoom.
Zooming in details will be sent closer to the dates. We look forward to welcoming all members to both events.

New National Coronavirus Restrictions

The country is now in lockdown
BUT …….. there is still the u3a! Matlock Area U3A is very much active with a large number of groups ‘open for business’ either virtually or by email.  More lockdown ideas from U3As across the country  (View the video)

Keeping in touch 

 Looking for a new activity or something to keep you occupied during lockdown then check out  the National U3A Winter Learning Programme .