Dear Chichester U3A member,

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  1. Groups

    • Day Sailing Group

      Following a highly popular Spring and Summer season sailing programme with most places on each cruise taken, we have decided to extend the day sailing schedule into the Autumn and early Winter and have some more places available on the following dates:

      Thursday 20th September

      Thursday 4th October

      Friday 19th October

      Friday *2nd  November

      Monday *19th  November

      Monday *3rd  December

      Tuesday *18th  December

      All dates with an * will have shorter days due to BST ending and approximate times 1030 till 1600 at just £65 per person to reflect the shorter day. The passage plan will be totally related to weather conditions but as many will know our winter weather is normally benign and many of us have wonderful experiences of sailing on Christmas and Boxing days! We are also planning a land-based Winter programme to places of sailing interest such as the RNLI HQ and Coast Guard HQ and a Christmas get together at Chichester Yacht Club. If you are interested please contact Andrew Walker here for further details.

    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

    • 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. (Photo by permission of Bluebell Railway.)
    • *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.

    Information on all currently active offerings can (nearly) always be found on the Travel and Outings  page.

  3. Coffee Morning

    There’s a coffee morning next Wednesday, August 1st in the Minerva Grill & Bar, part of the Chichester Festival Theatre. No matter what the location, the food and drinks will inspire the conversation. At least, that’s what it says on the Coffee Morning webpage.
  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 five study days on the U3A website (two fully booked, so off the list below). SUN lists three more – further details of these if and when they become available.

    • 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
    • Monday, October  15th 13:45 to 16:45 : U3A at the RI, including talks on the Solar System, the microorganisms in the guts of twins, and on life, evolution and all things genetic. Cost £21.50,
    • 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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