Dear Chichester U3A member,

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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.


  1. Groups

    • NEW! Current Affairs Discussion Group

      If you are interested in joining a new current affairs discussion group, to be held at the Crate and Apple Bistro in Westgate, on the second Friday of the month, from 10-12 noon, please  use the contact form here.

    • Literary Book Group

      This group has vacancies from September.  The group reads fiction and non-fiction and meets in central Chichester on the second Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 to discuss the books over coffee and cake.  If you are interested in joining, please either contact the group leader directly via the group’s web-page, or contact the groups team.

    • Yoga FULL

    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. Monthly Meeting

    Assembly Room viewed from North Street

    The next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, July 19th, in the Assembly Rooms, North Street.

    The meeting starts at 14:30, the speaker will be Christine Ames, and the title of the talk is My Life at Number 10.

    Refreshments will be available from 13:30 to 14:15.

  4. Sussex U3A Network

    More details of previously listed study days for the 2018/2019 season are available via the links below. Some details of later study days have been released here.

    Details of the later study days will be available in due course.

  5. National U3A Study Days

    In addition to the two study days previously listed, SUN lists four more. Further details of these as they become available.

    • Wednesday, September 19th:  Jazz Study Day
    • Thursday, September 20th : Five Senses? You may have 33!
    • Saturday, October  15th 13:45 to 16:45 : U3A at the RI, including a talk on the Solar System. Cost £22, booking from this month sometime.
    • Thursday, November 1st 11:00 to 15:45: National Gallery: Makers not Muses. Talks exploring the status of female artists. Cost £25, booking from August.
    • Wednesday, November 28th 11:00 to 16:00: Guildhall Gallery: Roman Britain. Cost £22, booking from August
    • Thursday, November 29th – as previous.

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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

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