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.


  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.

    Further information on all groups is shown on the Chichester U3A website. If you would like to find out more about a particular group, go from there  to the webpage for that group, and use the contact form there to send a message to the group leader. If that fails, contact the groups team.

  2. Trips and Outings

    • Chichester U3A Summer Cruise to Lymington FULLY BOOKED

      This trip on Saturday 25th August departs with “Take a Break Coaches” from Chichester Bus Station at 07.30. The Cruise is from Gosport to Lymington and then the option remains to stay and shop and lunch in Lymington or continue in the Coach to Bucklers Hard Museum on the Beaulieu River. The journey is then reversed returning to Chichester Bus Station at about 17.30.  Now fully booked.  Contact Andrew Walker  here , letting us know your address, telephone number and email address if you have one.

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

      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. Four places still available –  contact Trips and Outings here for a reservation form.(Photo by permission of Watercress Line.)

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

      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 £42.00 pp, or £35.00 pp for National Trust members. Four places still available. Contact Trips and Outings  here for a reservation form.

    • *Monday 17th December 2018* CHANGED DATE – Hosted visit and Tour of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster: WAITING LIST

      The date of this visit has necessarily been changed to ensure we are hosted by our local MP Gillian Keegan. The new date is Monday, December 17th, 2018 (not in November). If you have already indicated your interest but now cannot make the new date please let me (AW) know. The coach is now full, but some names can go on a waiting list. If you are interested in coming, the cost is £25.00  per person and please contact Andrew Walker  here  for a reservation form.

  3. Appeal for help from Hayling Island U3A

    The Hayling U3A ,as part of their research into the social life on Hayling Island during the 1920’s 30’s and early 40’s, are preparing montages of the Hayling Island Service personnel who lost their lives during WW2. We are keen to meet as many relatives of these men as possible to ensure that the montages of the men we have prepared are as accurate as possible. We also wish to speak with relatives of Hayling Civilians who lost their lives through enemy action. It is very difficult to locate the names of all the local residents; we are planning with the help of the Hayling Lions Club and the Community Centre to place a memorial plaque commemorating their lives. We are concerned that we do not omit any names. If any member of your U3A has a connection with Hayling Island we would be pleased to hear from them.

    Our research has also discovered a poster advertising the ‘Hayling  Island Follies ‘ who gave Summer Shows in Creek Road. We are keen to discover which years the troupe performed and the exact location.

    Hayling Island over the years has seen many changes, yet subjects which are of concern of many folk today, ‘limited road access ‘for example was being discussed by the powers of the day during the 1920’s and the Government of the day granted monies for the straightening  of the road from the bridge to the sea front. It did not take place because it was thought to be a waste of public money by members of the Council.
    If you would like to contact us please do so at or 02392469394.
    Many thanks, Mike Burnham,  Hayling U3A.

  4. Correction to message on subscription payments

    We apologise to those of you who received a renewal form by post. The sort code for online payments is not correct.
    It should read 30-91-97
    Thank you for your patience and understanding
    Best regards from Jill and Wendy
    Membership Team

  5. 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.

  6. National U3A Study Days

    There are now four study days on the U3A website. SUN lists four more – further details of these if and when they become available.

    • Wednesday, September 19th:  Jazz Study Day FULLY BOOKED
    • Thursday, September 20th : Five Senses? You may have 33! FULLY BOOKED
    • Thursday, October 4th : 10:00 to 16:00 The Whitworth, Manchester.  Unravelling the Whitworth. The Whitworth holds one of the largest global collections of textiles and wallpapers, dating from the 1st century AD to the present day. Cost: £27.50
    • Tuesday, October 9th, 13:30 to 16:30. National Museum, Cardiff. Music, Art and History  Including a performance by members of the Welsh National Opera. Cost: £15
    • 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

If there is an urgent matter that needs to be discussed then call 07460 109600, or email

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