Dear Chichester U3A member,

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Collection of 2018/9 Membership Cards

Membership Cards will be available for collection at the next coffee morning on Wednesday, 7th November Please remember that if you are unable to collect your card at a Monthly Meeting or a Coffee Morning you can send us a SAE and we will post it to you. If you have not yet renewed please do so without delay: your payment for this year was due on 1st September.

Please contact the Membership Team if you have any questions.

Volunteers Needed

MONTHLY MEETING (Third Thursday every month except August).

Volunteer to set up projector and laptop at beginning of meeting and close at end of meeting. Training/shadowing as from November meeting.
A volunteer needed to act as Safety Member, checking that fire exit routes are clear of obstruction and fire doors are kept closed during the Talk. Identify members with a disability who may need assistance in the event of an emergency exit.
Another volunteer to join the small team of First Aiders: to call the emergency service in the event of a serious medical situation and, if holding a current approved in-date First Aid Certificate (help may be available with the cost of training), administer First Aid until the arrival of the emergency services. To look after and maintain the contents of the First Aid box.

These could be “job shares”. Please contact the membership team.


Join one of the New Current Affairs Discussion Groups!

We have been successful in finding two new Current Affairs Discussion group leaders.  They will be at the November Coffee Morning, on 7 November from 10 am at the theatre, to meet potential members.  If you can be there, you will be able to hear details of the groups that they  plan to run and be able to register an interest in joining.
If you are interested, and cannot be there, let us know at and we will put you in touch with them.

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.

Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning next Wednesday, November 7th from 10:00 to 12:00.
It will be in the Minerva Bar and Grill (up the stairs as you enter the Minerva). Tea, coffee, cakes and so forth plus chat, and an opportunity to meet some members of the committee. You can also pick up printed copies of the Christmas Lunch form, if you lack computer or printer, and your membership card, if you’ve paid your subs.
Finally, you can find out all about the two new Current Affairs groups – the leaders will be giving presentations and answering questions.

Skittles Evening

We will be running a Skittles evening on
Monday 12th November, 6.45 pm to start 7.00pm
At the Barley Mow in Walderton, PO18 9ED
£12 per person to include a Buffet Supper.

Please contact the skittles organiser if you wish to go.

New members are welcome.

Monthly Quiz

The next quiz evening will be on November 27th, 6:45 PM for a 7:00 PM start. The venue is The White Swan, Bosham. New members are welcome.
Cost: £10.50
The deadline for reservations is the 22nd November.
Beef and ale pie with mashed potato and seasonal vegetables.
Fillet of salmon in a dill cream sauce with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Stuffed pepper with couscous and sautéed new potatoes.
Send the cheque (payable to Chichester U3A), with meal choice and membership number on the back, to:
Social Events Organiser
Chichester U3A
PO Box 809 Mailboxes Etc.
26 The Hornet
Chichester PO19 7BB

(Please note that there will be no quiz in October.)

Christmas Lunch

It will be possible to book for the Christmas meal at the October Monthly meeting, November Coffee morning and November Monthly meeting as well as via the mailbox address. Deadline for booking is Friday 16th November. However you book, members should pay by cheque.
The booking form can be downloaded from here. The form does not display correctly in Firefox, but is OK in Chrome.


A Puree of leek and potato soup with chives and crème fraiche (D,C)
B Goats cheese cheesecake with walnut dressed rocket salad and tangerine compote(D,N,M,G)
C Salmon and smoked salmon rillettes served with watercress sauce and melba toast(F,E,D)
D Traditional roast turkey served with traditional bacon and chipolata, chestnut and sausage stuffing , bread sauce, cranberry sauce and roast gravy (D,C,E,W,S)
E Baked fillet of cod, topped with a smoked cheese and herb crust, set on a bed of braised savoy cabbage and a sweet mustard butter sauce (F,W,D)
F Roasted butternut squash, spiced lentil and mushroom strudel served with a mild curry cream sauce (W,N,D)
All served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, and vegetables (D)
G Chichester College traditional Christmas pudding with rum sauce and brandy butter(W,D,N,E)
H Poached pear, vanilla bavarios accompanied with a spiced syrup (D,SU)
I Chocolate tart accompanied with a raspberry sorbet (W,D,E)
Coffee or tea and mince pies (W,D)

ALLERGENS N=Nuts, W=Wheat/gluten, D=Dairy, E=Eggs, F=Fish/molluscs/crustaceans, S=Soya, SU=Sulphites
NB One Drink is included in the price : Choose R (red wine) W (white wine) or S (soft drink)


Details of the next three study days of the 2018/2019 season are available via the links below. Some details of later study days have been released here.

Those links are not working in Firefox at the moment, but seem to be OK in Chrome and Edge. If you are interested, please contact the SUN representative here . Or follow the links.
Details of the later study days will be given here in due course.


Wednesday, November 28th : Portsdown U3A Lecture 2018 The Campaign for the Parliamentary Vote for Women in Edwardian Britain: An Illustrated Lecture
14:00 Cosham Baptist Church, 48 Havant Rd, Portsmouth PO6 2QZ
For further details, click the link.


  • Monday, November 12th 10:30 to 16:30; Lyceum Theatre – From Page to Stage: Learn about play directing with three West End theatre directors and professional actors. Tickets £37.50.
  • Monday, December 3rd – at 14:00: U3A Christmas Concert 2018 with the Brandenburg Singers and Organ. At the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London. The concert will include traditional carols and refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies. Cost £19.50
  • Monday, December 3rd – at 17:30: U3A Christmas Concert 2018 – as previous .
  • Tuesday, December 18th – at 14:00: U3A Christmas Concert 2018 – 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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