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Cosy Wednesdays from the University of Bath

Older residents in Bath can join us in Oldfield Park for a free lunch and hot drinks, and optional activities every Wednesday until 8 February 2023.

About the scheme

The University of Bath is inviting local people to join staff and student volunteers for friendly and fun activities at its Dartmouth Avenue cabin in Oldfield Park.

We'll be welcoming people to enjoy a free soup lunch and an afternoon of optional activities, including music, craft, games and more in the cosy cabin area each Wednesday afternoon from 12.30pm - 4.30pm. The programme will run from 9 November 2022 - 8 February 2023.

The Students’ Union will help to run activities, drawing on volunteers from its many student societies and clubs, to invite them to share their hobbies and skills with local people. Activities include:

  • Board games
  • Music performances
  • Craft workshops
  • Reading

Book your place by contacting Joshua on 01225 384 966 or emailing

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Getting to Dartmouth Avenue in Oldfield Park

Cosy Wednesdays is held in The Cabin, a space in the University's Dartmouth Avenue building in Oldfield Park. The venue and its toilets are accessible by wheelchair.

The University of Bath, Dartmouth Avenue, Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 1AS. Find us on Google Maps.

The site has free parking and is a four-minute walk from the Bridge Road Bus stop and an eight-minute walk from the Oldfield Park train station. The 1 Bath City Bus stops at the Bridge Road stop.

The exterior of Dartmouth Avenue

Volunteer to support the scheme

The University is looking for students, societies, and staff to volunteer to welcome guests and to facilitate events. If you'd be interested in being a warm and friendly face, contact

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Professor Phil Allmendinger
‘We are very much looking forward to welcoming people to our Dartmouth Avenue location to enjoy an afternoon’s activities in a warm and comfortable setting. It’s a great opportunity to share skills, stories and time together.’
Professor Phil Allmendinger Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the University of Bath

For more information or to volunteer

Residents in Bath can book a spot for sessions by contacting 01225 384 966 or emailing