Dear Chichester u3a member, 

  • Volunteers Needed!!!
  • June Monthly Meeting by Zoom
  • Groups News NEW INFO
  • Your Favourite Walks
  • Photograph of the Week NEW INFO
  • National U3A and Sussex U3A Network 
  • Life out there NEW

Volunteers Needed

It takes an Army of Volunteers…

.. so if you can spare a little time to help out please let us know.

As life, and people, start to return to the “old” normal, we are beginning to look at opening up some of our activities over the next few months.

To make these a success – Monthly Meetings, Coffee Mornings, pub quizzes, social events, outings etc – we are going to need help from within our membership, we can’t do it alone.

IF YOU CAN SPARE SOME OF YOUR TIME, NO MATTER HOW LONG OR SHORT, HOW REGULARLY OR JUST AS A ONE-OFF, please will you contact us here and one of our Committee members will phone or email you to discuss the best way of using your time, talents and enthusiasm.

We are so pleased that our members have stuck with us throughout the last year and now we are asking for your support to get Chichester u3a up and running again.  PLEASE DON’T BE SHY: whatever you can offer will be most gratefully received.

We look forward to hearing from you because many hands make light work

June Monthly Meeting on Zoom

June 17th at 14:00

Jim Holmes documents photographically the extraordinary work of aid agencies around the world. His talk “Humanitarian Vision” will illustrate developmental needs in Afghanistan, Mongolia, Laos, Indonesia and Myanmar and the uplifting solutions directed towards rural education, basic health care, the provision of clean water and the recovery from natural disasters.

Groups News

Apple Group

Our first live Apple Group Meeting at Last!

Assuming the Government keeps to opening up everything on the 21st June we are going to hold our very first live meeting at 10.30am on 23rd June 2021. If the rules change we will have to make it a Zoom meeting.

We have rented the very nice Fishbourne Centre at 46 Blackboy Lane Fishbourne PO18 8BE .As well as the main room for the presentations they have a room next it that is set out with tables and chairs.They will provide coffee and tea from the bar and we can use the room for round table discussions where everyone can discuss any issues they may have.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. How to get control of your iPad or iPhone using the Control Centre
  2. Writing letters and documents with Pages
  3. This month’s tips 
  4. Coffee and tea break 
  5. Round table sharing with tables for Mac computers, iPads and iPhones.

This is an open meeting so any U3A member can join us. If you own a Mac computer, an iPhone or iPad we hope to show you something new to improve your enjoyment of these very wonderful Apple devices. If you need some help getting everything to work well our round tables are designed so that you can discuss them and we will have separate Mac computer and iPad/iPhone tables.

From the A27 or Tescos at the Fishbourne roundabout turn on to the A259.After about half a mile turn right at the sign on the left for Fishbourne Centre into Blackboy Lane and the centre is a short distance on the right side.

Please send an email to just in case we have to change the meeting at the last minute due to the Government rules and we can let you know the changes.

Please come and join us to celebrate being let loose for the first time! 

Dave Simmons

01243 528819

 Southern Africa Discussion Group

As there was much interest in Southern Africa after the presentation on Thursday, we were wondering if there would be interest in a discussion group to talk about things Southern African, past, present and future.

To this end we would like to investigate setting up a small group, to meet once a month,  perhaps initially on zoom.

If anyone is interested please will you contact Caroline, the Groups Coordinator.

Your Favourite Walks

Thank you very much to those of you who have already contributed to this section.  You can see the collection of our walks  here.  If you have a walk that you could send to us please use this form





Starting from Walderton, (about 7 miles north of Chichester). The longer walk is about 3 ½ miles in length, the second takes a shortcut and is less than 2 miles. Both have an uphill stretch (on tarmac) at the start, the longer walk has another gentle uphill section.

Start: Park at the grassy space at the junction of the B2146  and the road leading to Stoughton.  Grid ref  SU787104.

The walk: Leaving the car park, walk back to the main road and turn right, then cross the road to stay on the pavement.  After 200 yards follow a lane heading left off the main road, between cottages, (north west direction).  The walk then takes a roughly clockwise circle to get back to your starting point, passing through woods, fields and bridleways and with good views of Watergate House and across Chichester Harbour. For  detailed instructions and a description of what you will see,for this walk and the shorter one below, look at Two circular walks from Walderton

Shorter option (less than 2 miles): After about half a mile you can take a short cut – turn right and right again back to the start.

… Photograph of the Week

Our first photograph of the week is from Miriam Knight.

Miriam says : 

“On a birthday trip to the Grand Canyon we were clambering up a hill when I spotted these three ravens calmly surveying the antics of the tourists.”


Thank you Miriam for this submitting the photo and the story that gave it a sense of place.

Enter your photos HERE

National U3A and Sussex U3A Network

The Third Age Trust has arranged a number of online talks on a huge variety of topics: 
Yoga,   CookingChessGenealogy for Beginners (8-week course) , Marine Wildlife (by the Hampshire Wildlife Trust), an Introduction to Climate Change, RembrandtCrochet. No new ones this week.
Follow this link to their Online Events page.
You must be quick to register for any session in which you are interested, because places are booked up in no time. While you are on the Third Age Trust website, find out about some of its other activities – for example the 
Latest News, the National Programmes (Bird Track, Maths Challenge, Paint or Draw, …), and its own online national branch (if you see what I mean),  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. 

Life out there

No, not in outer space, but still pretty remote from most of us:  Please drive carefully is not for those of a nervous disposition (scroll down for the video).


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