Dear Chichester u3a member,
- David Simmons
- August Monthly Meeting
- Groups News NEW INFO!!!
- National U3A and Sussex U3A Network NEW INFO including SUN
The monthly talk on August 19th will be a very interesting presentation on “The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci” given by Dr Javad Hashemi.
Writing for Fun
Writing for fun is a well-established group which can now welcome new members. The group meets monthly and members present their writings of up to 1000 words incorporating a given phrase and 100 words on a given topic. There is a choice for both activities which members are encouraged to suggest. “Writing for Fun” is not a creative writing group to enhance literary skills where contributions can sometimes provoke negative and destructive comment. Here the emphasis is on “fun” to encourage discussion and positive feedback; no literary skills are required or expected.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month (except August) from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm; it is hoped to re-commence on 7th September restrictions permitting. The venue is in south-east Chichester where the parking is currently unrestricted, and is within walking distance of two bus stops. The only cost is 50p to cover tea/coffee and biscuits.
Please contact via the U3A website and the group leader will then contact you
Practical Science Workshop
National U3A and Sussex U3A Network
The Third Age Trust are publicising a number of online talks :
Philosophers on the Good Life (4-week course from July 9th) , Cryptic Crosswords (6-week course from July 22nd), NEW!!! Exploring Pompeii (July 27th), Staying Safe Online (July 28th), Public Executions (July 29th), Linguistics (August 3rd), Wellbeing in Nature (August 5th), Leonardo da Vinci (August 10th), Cooking -Vegetarian BBQ (August 16th), Friday Watercolour Painters (4 weeks from Friday August 20th).
Some of these may be repeats.
Follow this link to their Online Events page. You must be quick to register for any session in which you are interested. While you are on the Third Age Trust website, find out about some of its other activities – for example Bird Track, Maths Challenge, Paint or Draw, …), and Trust U3A, which runs groups on Zoom just like those of the local U3As.
You might also take a look at the SUN website (Sussex U3A Network): normally they arrange study days at venues around the county: currently they arrange events online from time-to-time. There’s a couple arranged curently:
Saturday, July 31st: Shepherds of the South Downs – their lives and times. with Ian Everest at 10.30 -12 pm. Book after 15th July via firstname.lastname@example.org Please state your u3a.
Saturday, August 14th: Recycling in West Sussex and National Recycling Schemes with Colin McFarlin at 10.30 – 12 pm. Book after 4th August by emailing email@example.com Please state your u3a.
Wednesday August 11th : u3a Science Network on Zoom from 10.30 to 3pm. Details here. Their previous zoom meeting looks to have been quite interesting.
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Enquiries If you wish to write to the Chichester U3A, then the correspondence address is: U3A Chichester, Box 809, MailboxesEtc., 26 The Hornet, CHICHESTER, PO19 7BB If there is an urgent matter that needs to be discussed then call 07460 109600, or contact the membership secretary .