Dear Chichester U3A member,

To see the last six or so bulletins, click here


Future Monthly Meetings

As from September, Monthly Meetings will be held in Christ Church, which is the previous venue that long-standing members will remember from a few years ago.
The move is in response to the results of the Members’ Survey.
Christ Church is situated on Old Market Avenue (at the southern end of South Street) and has the advantage of being close to the bus station and to the car park at the District Council Offices.

Please also note that there will be no meeting in August.

We will issue reminders of both bits of information when relevant.

Mottisfont Abbey

If you would like to join the visit to Mottisfont Abbey, there are still a few places left.
Do not delay, this is definitely your last chance!
Details are on the website.

News from the AGM

After an exciting and tense half hour, during which our best mathematician was employed in counting the arrivals, and the rougher sort of member in preventing their leaving,  the AGM was held on Thursday, May 16th, was quorate, and was completed rapidly and peacefully. Only one resolution was contested, to my recollection – two votes were cast against the Changes to the Constitution, one of which was mine (yes, even the Bulletin editor has a vote). The longest discussion was over the date of next year’s AGM. A new committee was elected, namely:
CHAIR: Maureen Doyle
TREASURER: Antony Waller
MEMBER: Ray Davies
MEMBER: Jean Buttery
MEMBER: Caroline Davis
MEMBER: Fenella Godber
MEMBER: Joe Baker
MEMBER: Judith Cobban
Our thanks go to the outgoing members of the committee for their expertise and hard work.


Sailing Group

We now have the dates for sailing for the Summer on board “Sunstar” out of Chichester Marina; full details can be found here and here
Further dates for the year will be announced in due course.
Costs: £75.00 per person. Lunch may be booked in advance – details on request
Note: after 3 trips in one calendar year, each member can claim a fourth trip on Sunstar for free

Beyond the Headlines – Current Affairs Discussion Forum

  If you would like to join this group,  there’s currently a vacancy. The group meets monthly (morning of the third Wednesday in the month in members’ homes) with a different topical subject each time, leading to a wide-ranging and lively discussion.  For further details 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.


Details of next Autumn’s Study Days will appear here in due course.

Summer Schools

June 24th to June 27th, 2019: SE U3A Forum Chichester Summer School at Chichester University.

August 5th to August 8th, 2019: U3A Science Network at Aston University, Birmingham.

Further details on both are obtainable here.


Renaissance Treasures at the National Gallery

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 11:00 to 15:45 in the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.

Join National Gallery experts for a day of talks on iconic paintings and hidden gems of the Italian Renaissance, by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo and Titian, as well as some less known artists.

Price £25

Royal Holloway University Citizens Project

Shared Learning Projects ( projects for various dates are shown).
A series of Research Retreats where members of the U3A can help us delve into the archives to help us examine key milestones in the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform.
Most Research Retreats will be held at Royal Holloway’s campus in London and more dates will be added, so please do check back from time to time for updates.

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