Welcome to Bridport and District u3a

The "Covid" times we are in at present

Whilst opportunities to meet in person have necessarily had to be restricted due to Covid-19, we are currently able to offer our members a growing range of activities accessible predominantly on-line and via email. These include monthly talks, short courses and group activities. Further details about all our activities can be found on the 'Groups' and 'Diary' pages.

Virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom and Skype have provided an invaluable means for our members to continue to safely enjoy u3a activities and maintain social contact. Assistance using Zoom and Skype is available on their respective websites, the u3a UK website under “How to guidance” as well as instructional videos on YouTube. Some of our members have considerable experience with Zoom and Skype and would be happy to offer assistance. Please Email [email protected] for help.

Where are meetings held?

We have no fixed venue. Many small groups meet in members’ homes, whilst larger groups meet in various locations.
At present many meetings are taking place on-line.

When do groups meet?

Groups generally meet on weekday mornings or afternoons. Meetings may be held monthly, weekly, or every two weeks.


If you would like to join, or to begin with a "taster session" at one of the groups, or simply to obtain more information, then please see the "Join" page.

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A Busy Saturday in Bridport Market

Bridport Market on a Saturday

Stop Press

Plastic Free Bridport invites you to view “The Story of Plastic” from the 17th-22nd of February and to participate in a discussion Q&A via zoom. You see more details by clicking HERE .

Urgent Request - Do you have a Laptop or Tablet that you are not using?
Due to the ongoing pandemic and school pupils learning at home, the Rotary Clubs of Bridport and Brit Valley are appealing for the donation of surplus laptops and tablets.The equipment will be distributed to pupils at local schools who do not have the necessary equipment to access distance learning. What devices are suitable for donation? We ask that all devices are running Windows 10 or have Microsoft Office apps installed on them. This is to ensure students are able to access the required software. Portable devces with wifi enabled are preferable for ease of use at home. If you are donating a desktop, please ensure the device also has a monitor, keyboard and mouse. If you can help, please email [email protected] for further details and how to donate. Thank you.

King Lear Arts competition
We have recently been contacted by King Lear Prizes, a national creative arts competition launched to encourage people to produce new works of literature, drama, poetry, music and art during the pandemic. The King Lear Prizes are specifically for older people (those over 65) and for people who are keen amateurs or first-timers, rather than professionals. There are over £2,000 worth of prizes on offer. Winners will be picked by a panel of expert judges including Gyles Brandreth and Julian Lloyd Webber. Entries are currently being accepted up to 19th March 2021. If you would like further information, please visit the King Lear Arts competition website at https://www.kinglearprizes.org.uk

The Geology Group
has just produced a very informative report about their recent trip to Seatown. Please go to the links page to view or download a copy.