Dear Chichester u3a member, 

  • Coffee Morning NEXT TUESDAY!!!
  • June Monthly Meeting by Zoom
  • Groups News
  • Your Favourite Walks NEW
  • Photography Competition – MAY’S WINNER
  • … and Photograph of the Week NEW!!!
  • National U3A and Sussex U3A Network 

Coffee Morning

Tuesday 1st June at 10am on Zoom

I do believe it’s our Coffee Morning next Tuesday, though hard facts are a bit scarce.

Look out for invitations which should be  sent out to you all on Sunday.

So, make a note in your diary – a good natter with other members will lift your spirits.  I’m sure the usual arrangements will apply –  Breakout Rooms – the Main Room,  the Groups Room, and private rooms.

If you would like us to set up a private Breakout Room for your friends, please contact us here (still the Treasurer) so that we know how many rooms to set up.

If you are a new(ish) member, please contact us so we can welcome you, and if you have any questions about the u3a,  please come to the Coffee Morning and chat with us.


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

 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.

May Photography Competition



The Winner of this month’s Photo competition is Roger Pagram with his picture called “Tulips in Full Bloom West Street”.  An elegant reminder of our lovely city.

As  always there are no prizes, but just the glory of winning.  Congratulations Roger. 

Thanks to everyone who has sent in to our Photography Competitions, but now that Lockdown is over, we are having a slightly different approach to the photographs that  enhance our Bulletin.  We would like you to submit your pictures for …

… Photograph of the Week

Every week we will showcase an image sent in by one of our Members.  The choice of picture  is yours.  If there is a story that is attached to the picture, please submit that too, and if we have room, we will include that.

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,  UK Geology  in the  Mesozoic  (dinosaurs), Cooking, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus BoycottChessGenealogy for Beginners (8-week course) , Security Online (repeat), Marine Wildlife (by the Hampshire Wildlife Trust), an Introduction to Climate Change, RembrandtCrochet and Seams like a Dream (a talk with Esme Young). 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. 

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