Dear Chichester U3A member,

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Volunteers Wanted

At Chichester College, a group called “Bridging Generations” brings older people together with 16-19 year old students in Health and Social Care, to help students feel more comfortable when talking to their elders. This enables students to improve their social skills and is part of their course work. It also enables elders to enjoy an hour or so chatting to the students, followed by lunch in the College Restaurant!

Meetings take place in the Students Union at the College every other Tuesday morning in term time from 11-12 noon. Students are mixed with elders around tables, with coffee and biscuits provided by the College. Topics are suggested to ensure that the conversation gets going and students are rotated to give elders a chance to talk to as many students as possible. Tutors are present, but students are free to chat as they wish.

One of our group leaders helps organise the events and other U3A members already take part. If you would like to join in, learn about the College and the Health and Social Care studies curriculum and help the students practise their communication skills, please contact the Groups Team and we will put you in touch with the organiser, who can tell you more.

November Quiz Evening

The next quiz evening will be on November 26th, 06:45 pm for 07:00 pm, in the White Swan Bosham. Please make a note in your diary! Further details next week. If you have any queries, please contact the Quiz Organizer here.

Lunchtime Skittles

The next Skittles meeting will be

  •  on MONDAY, November 4th

Place: The Barley Mow at Walderton
Time: 12:15 for 12:30
Cost: £12 pp to include a buffet lunch.
We hope to finish by 15:30.

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For further information and booking, please contact the organizer, Jean.

The meeting proposed for Thursday, November 28th has been CANCELLED because of lack of support.

Christmas Lunch

You may now book for your Christmas Lunch. You may obtain a form by contacting the Social Secretary here, or you can collect one from her at the October Coffee Morning (October 2nd), October Monthly Meeting (October 17th) or November Coffee Morning (November 6th), supposing any places are left. The menu is below, the cost is £22 including tip. Bookings need to reach the Social Secretary by Thursday 7th November.

A Spiced Parsnip Soup, Curry Oil and Croutons (W,D,C,V)
B Deep-Fried Camembert, Dressed Rocket Leaves and a Cranberry Gel (W,D,E)
C Smoked Trout and Salmon Terrine, Apple and Walnut Salad and Light Horseradish Cream (N,D,F)

D Traditional Roast Turkey served with Traditional Bacon wrapped Chipolatas, Chestnut and Sausage Meat Stuffing, Bread Sauce, Cranberry Sauce and Roasting Gravy ((N, W,D,E,C,M)
E Baked Supreme of Salmon served on a Bubble and Squeak Mash, Crispy Leek and Saffron Butter Sauce (D,F,C)
F Grilled Loin of Bacon, Stilton Croquette and Celeriac Puree (W,D,E)
G Wild Mushroom, Winter vegetable and Chestnut ‘Shepherd’s Pie’ (V,N,D,C)

H Tangerine Scented Bavarois, Tuile Biscuit and a Spiced Marmalade (D,E,S,Su)
I Chichester College Traditional Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce and a Brandy Butter (N,W,D,E,Su)
J Sachertorte, Passion Fruit Sorbet (W,D,E,S)
K Xmas Cheeses, Celery, Biscuits and Grapes (W,D,C)

Coffee or tea and mince pies (W,D)

NB One Drink is included in the price: choose R (red wine), W (white wine) or S (soft drink)

ALLERGENS: N=Nuts, W=Wheat/gluten, D=Dairy, E=Eggs, F=Fish/molluscs/crustaceans, S=Soya, C=Celery, M=Mustard, SU=Sulphites, L=Lupin, V=Suitable for Vegetarians

Sussex U3A Network

Upcoming Study Days

The cost is now £8 for members of SUN U3As and £10 for all other applicantsIn other words, the cost of any SUN study day, for any member of Chichester U3A, is just £8. Send a stamped addressed envelope for your ticket/s, with cheque payment and booking form, please. Booking forms and venue maps are linked to each event.
  • Saturday, November 9th at Steyning:  Viennese Joy and Parisian Pleasure with John Hursey. Two capital cities famous for different musical masterpieces. Click the link in the title for more details and booking.
  • Saturday, December 7th at Boxgrove: Leonardo da Vinci with Kay Blackburn. Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of one of history’s great thinkers and artists. Click the link in the title for more details and booking.
  • Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Hailsham: Music and Nature with Robert Carrington. Creatures with their actual sounds and how composers have created pieces based on these sounds or calls.
  • Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Pulborough: Landscapes of South East England with Geoffrey Mead. Aspects of our rich regional landscapes.
  • Saturday,  March 14th, 2020 Not booking yet. Country Houses in the South Downs – from medieval to 20th Century with Sue Berry at Rustington. An exploration of how fashion and fortune affected these houses.
  • Saturday, April 18th, 2020 Not booking yet. A Mathematical Medley with Roger Luther at Horsham. Some numbers, some shapes and some algorithms.
  • Saturday, May 9th, 2020 Not booking yet. Crusades and the Knights Templar with Geoff Doel at Mayfield. An exploration of the first 100 years of the controversial crusading movement and of the iconic Order of Knights Templar, which has fuelled so many bizarre legends.

Further details of these last three when they become available or from your  SUN representative.

National U3A Study Days

  • Transcription Workshop: Women, Education & Reform in the Nineteenth Century to be held on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 11:00 to 16:00 GMT, at Royal Holloway College, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX. Free. This workshop will introduce you to the history of the College, Elizabeth Jesser Reid’s role in Victorian reform culture, and to transcribing Victorian letters. Further details here.
  • The U3A Christmas Concert 2019 will be held on Wednesday, December 4th, from 14:00 to 16:00.
    The venue has been changed: this year the concert will be held in St Lawrence Jewry,  Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA – next door to the Guildhall. The cost of the event, including mulled wine and mince pies, will be £18.50.
    For further details and booking, see here.
    N.B. There is just the one concert this year, and I have no idea how big the church is.
  • British Library: discovering children’s literature. 3rd February 2020. 10:30 to 15:45. Hear five experts speak about the history of children’s literature. You’ll learn about early printed children’s books from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, and how they have been collected and cared for at the British Library. You will hear about how well-loved children’s book characters have been created through words and illustrations, Cost: £24, including tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, but not including lunch. For further details and booking, see here.

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