Monthly Meetings

The monthly meetings are held at at the COWSHACC, Welshpool, where you can catch up with what's happening in the U3A. These meetings are during the morning of the first Wednesday of each month, opening doors at 09.45 to start the meeting at 10.30 until noon.
We usually have a speaker on a topic of general interest, with an Open Meeting in August. Entrance for members is free, with a cup of tea/coffee for an extra 50p. Non-members are welcome for a taster visit (not available for December) and also pay 50p for refreshment. (See How to Join Us page.)


Great news !!!  Monthly meetings at the COWSHACC  have resumed.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you’d like to attend a meeting, as we can only accommodate 60 people in view of current restrictions.

Please note also that the programme may be subject to alteration if speakers cancel at short notice. There will always be an alternative speaker who may cover a different topic. Scroll down for more information on specific events in the programme.

2021 Speaker/Activity
3rd Nov Herbs and Herbals - Wolfgang Schaefer.
Wolfgang and his partner own Cwm Weeg, in the Dolfor hills, where the garden is open to the public.   This talk will be about the history of using plants in medical practice.
  1st Dec The Wenlock Olympics - Chris Cannon.
Chris is Vice-President and Archivist of the Wenlock Olympian Society.    The talk will be about the Wenlock Olympian Games, a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.
2022 Speaker/Activity
  5th Jan Welsh farming and the environment - Panel discussion
Come and hear various opinions on farming -related issues including the impact of agriculture on the environment, global warming, large-scale farming, flooding and more.
  2nd Feb How a newspaper runs Thom Kennedy; Group Editor - Newsquest
Thom will be talking about how newspapers work and giving an insight into our own local paper.  The County Times will be familiar to everyone and this is a chance to find out more about it.
  2nd Mar AGM - Speaker to be announced
  6th Apr National Trust  - Powys Castle
  4th May Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about magistrates - Rebecca Klug JP; Welshpool Magistrate
Have you ever wondered what magistrates do?  Come and meet some of them, find out what sort of decisions they have to make, and how they make them - and have a go yourself!
  1st Jun Bees and Beekeeping – Montgomery Beekeepers - Rachel Kellaway
  6th Jul Lunch at the Royal Oak 12.30am. Details to follow.
  3rd Aug Groups Day at Glansevern Hall, Refail, Montgomery. 
  7th Sep Welshpool in Old Pictures - Vincent Howells.
  5th Oct Llyn Coed-y-Dinas by Chris Townsend .
  2nd Nov Mid-Wales Fire and Rescue.
  7th Dec Welshpool Air Ambulance.