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Dear Chichester U3A member,

To see the last six or so bulletins, click here
I have cautiously resolved on a new policy, of including news for only two or three weeks, so bulletins will get shorter, and you’ll have to pay attention or you’ll miss something! (I left the Vineyard in for an extra week, as I was so pleased with the map: hope it works.)


  1. Groups

    Groups is now under new management. There was a tantalising mention of a new group, but nothing has materialised, so I’ve left things as last week, thus breaking my new resolution again. Meditate on that, if you will.

    • Meditation

      This group currently has vacancies and meets on the 4th Friday morning each month. For further details contact the  groups team.

    • Yoga

      This group currently has vacancies and meets twice a month on a Friday morning. For further details contact the groups team.

    Further information on all groups is shown on the website. Contact the groups team for group leader information.

  2. Trips and Outings

    Chichester U3A Summer Cruise to Lymington

    Join us for a day trip on Saturday 25th August with luxury coach from Chichester to Gosport and then board the modern MV Spirit of Portsmouth ferry with all facilities for a cruise out of Portsmouth Harbour into The Solent and then past Hamble River, Beaulieu River and disembark at Lymington Quay in Hampshire. At Lymington have lunch and enjoy shopping in the town which has market day on Saturday or join our coach again to visit Buckler Hard Historic Ship building museum for a self-guided tour and take lunch at the café or bring your own picnic. We then return to Lymington for an afternoon cruise back to Gosport and home to Chichester. The cost per person will be £38.00 for the complete day including coach, ferry, entrance fees and tips. Lunch and refreshments are not included. Participants must be able to climb into the coach and embark and disembark the vessel unaided. For further details and a reservation form contact Andrew Walker  here letting us know your address, telephone number and email address if you have one.

    Chichester U3A Trips and Outings – Autumn 2018

    The following trips are also being organized – If you would like further details and a reservation form please contact Andrew Walker  here, stating which trip you are interested in and with your contact name, address, telephone number and email address if you have one.

    • Thursday 20th September 2018 – Jane Austen’s House and the Watercress Line

      A day trip to Hampshire by luxury coach, a self-guided tour of Jane Austen’s House and then a return trip on the famous Watercress Line from Alresford to Alton – guide price £38.00 per person.

    • Thursday 18th October 2018 – Autumn Tints at Sheffield Park Gardens, and the Bluebell Line

      A day trip by luxury coach to East Sussex for a guided walk in these famous gardens for a beautiful trip through sensational gardens in the depth of autumn colour followed by a trip on the steam railway from Horsted Keynes to East Grinstead and return, then coach ride home – Guide price £42.00pp or £35.00 pp for National Trust members.

    • Tuesday 20th November 2018 – Hosted visit and Tour of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

      Luxury coach to The Palace of Westminster and guided tour of the Houses of Parliament with a meeting by Gillian Keegan MP, Chichester MP. Guide price will be £25.00 per person.

  3. Vineyard Tour, Stopham, near Pulborough  2.00 pm, Saturday 1st September

    (organised by the Arun East Out and About  Group)

    This attractive vineyard is set on the South Downs (1.5 miles west of Pulborough Station) and produces excellent quality still and sparkling wines.
    Google map (opens in new window)
    N.B. May need adjusting for scale to show vineyard: and it may not work on a mobile phone.

    One of the partners will conduct you around the estate and there is ample opportunity to sample the wines and ask questions.

    The cost is £12 per person to secure your booking which is on a first-come first-served basis.  This cost is based on 30 of us attending although it could rise to £25 if fewer attend. If the trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

    To book, please provide your 1) U3A name  2) membership number 3) email address 4) telephone number  5) whether you wish to pay Arun East U3A by bank transfer (preferred) or cheque

    and 6) please state whether you would like a lift or can offer a lift/s and share the fuel cost – this would be most appreciated.  We will do our best to match up drivers and passengers.

    Please contact Chris Constable –  here   or (01903) 205 666

  4. Sussex U3A Network

    Details of some study days for the 2018/2019 season have been released here.

    • September 15th, 2018: Political and Religious Change and its influence on the English Parish Church c700 – 1914 with Sue Berry in Uckfield.
    • October 13th, 2018: The Role of Place in Myth, Legend & Storytelling with Joanna Gilar in Rustington.
    • November 10th, 2018:  Music & The Good Life – From Sound to Significance with John Hursey in Steyning.

    Further details of these courses, and of others, will be released in due course.

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Please send me a message via the usual channels if you wish to have some item of U3A news put in the Bulletin. Likewise if you have some constructive suggestions as to how to improve the Bulletin. Best wishes, David Rees 😎

Enquiries If you wish to write to us then the correspondence address is: U3A Chichester, Box 809, Mailboxes Etc., 26 The Hornet, CHICHESTER, PO19 7BB

If there is an urgent matter that needs to be discussed then call 07460 109600, or email memsec@chichesteru3a.org.uk.

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