Dear Chichester U3A member,

To see the last six or so bulletins, click here
Nothing much new in the bulletin this week, but it has been made leaner and fitter, and, I hope, more readable. Duplication over time has been reduced, but all the information that is removed from the bulletin will be found on the website.Thus the SUN study days will be given in detail in the Bulletin for two or three weeks, but then reduced to a line or two, the details being removed to Events. Likewise for the National U3A study days.
Meanwhile, some details are gradually emerging of next Autumn’s activities – the study days last week, and this week the Monthly Meetings from September on. In both cases, full details will be added as they are provided.


Vacancy on the Speakers Sub-committee

This is your chance to help select speakers for the monthly meetings. Add your ideas and your knowledge to the mix, to find interesting speakers and a season of talks of varied and long-lasting interest in which all members can find something to get hold of. No previous experience required.
For further information contact the Speakers Committee.


July Monthly Meeting

Good news! We have a speaker (and a talk) for the July monthly meeting. The speaker will be our former secretary, Jane Church, whom many of you will know, and her talk is entitled ‘The (very) alarming Anthropocene’. She will be explaining the term during the talk, exploring why the concept is so very alarming, and also what we need to do in order to remedy the situation.
As usual, the meeting will be in the Assembly Rooms, North Street. The talk will begin at 14:30, while refreshments will be available from 13:30 to 14:15.
Please note that this will be the last meeting in the Assembly Rooms: the next monthly meeting will be in September in Christ Church.

Sussex U3A Network

Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends

Saturday, July 13th, 10 am to 5 pm, at the Jubilee Building, Sussex University, Brighton.
An exhibition to view projects undertaken by various interest groups from our local U3As with music, dance, storytelling, displays and more.
This flyer gives some more information, including a map.

Autumn Study Days

  • Saturday, September 14th at Uckfield: London – Paris: a Journey through Time with Peter Enser. A look at how successive advances in transport have transformed passengers ‘experience of the journey between the two cities over time.
  • Saturday, October 12th at Ringmer: The Role of Place in Myth, Legend and Storytelling with Joanna Gilar. An exploration of landscape and environment in storytelling.
  • Saturday, November 9th at Steyning:  Viennese Joy and Parisian Pleasure with John Hursey. Two capital cities famous for different musical masterpieces.

Further details when they become available

U3A National Conference

NOTTINGHAM August 27th- 29th, 2019: see here for more details.


Summer Schools

August 5th to August 8th, 2019: U3A Science Network at Aston University, Birmingham.
There are also two National Summer Schools: in Aston in August, and in Cirencester in September.

Further details on all are obtainable here or from your SUN representative.

National U3A Study Days

  • Royal Holloway University Citizens Project: Shared Learning Projects – a rolling programme of various topics on various date: see here for more.
  • U3A Jazz Study Day 2019: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 11:00 to 16:00 at Cecil Sharp House: see here for more
  • Is there anybody out there?: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 10:30 to 16:00 at ‘We The Curious’,  Bristol. See here for more.
  • A Day of Welsh History at St Fagan’s: Thursday, September 25th, 2019,  at St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff. Museum of the Year for 2019. See here for more.

 U3A Explores Science at the Ri

Monday, October 7th, 2019, 13:45 – 16:45 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street,  London W1S 4BS
There will be three talks:

  • Chasing the Sun with Linda Geddes
    The science of sunlight and how you can exploit your relationship with light and darkness to improve your health, sleep and productivity.
  • Experiencing the Impossible with Gustav Kahn  Understanding how and why our brain is fooled will dramatically change the way you judge yourself and others, and it will also provide you with a new appreciation of your brain’s amazing capacity.
  • Beyond the Higgs with Harry Cliff
    In 2012, the announcement of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. But what has been going on at the Large Hadron Collider since? What is the future of the world’s biggest physics experiment? And what intriguing hints of new physics are around the corner?

Price £21.50

More meetings later in the year

  • November 7th, 2019, 11:00 to 15:45. National Gallery: The Pre-Raphaelites Cost £25
  • November 20th or 21st, 2019 (I assume that means you can book for either day but not both, as last year, but SUN thinks differently!), 10:30 to 16:00. Roman Study Day at the Guildhall, London Cost £23.50
  • November 25th, 2019, 10:30 to 15:30. The Architecture of London, RIBA. Cost £25

Further details in the latest issue of  TAM, pp 8-9. Booking starts later this year.

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