Dear Chichester u3a member, 

  • Volunteers Needed!!!
  • June Monthly Meeting by Zoom NEW INFO
  • Groups News NEW INFO
  • Your Favourite Walks NEW
  • Photograph of the Week NEW INFO
  • National U3A and Sussex U3A Network NEW INFO 
  • Life out there 2 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

‘Humanitarian Vision’

A Presentation by Jim Holmes

Explore the extraordinary work done around the world by agencies and charities that specialise in humanitarian emergency interventions and long-term development projects. Uplifting and insightful, this presentation includes images from Afghanistan, Mongolia, Laos, Indonesia and Burma shot on assignment for Oxfam, Save the Children the United Nations and many other organisations.  From rural education to basic healthcare, natural disasters and the need for clean water, this presentation illustrates the picture gathering process and lifts the lid on the needs, solutions and outcomes of the development process. 


Introduction: Jim Holmes

Jim Holmes is a professional documentary photographer that has lived and worked around the world for over 30 years.  Assignments have taken him to over 50 countries where he worked extensively on humanitarian projects for numerous international agencies. Making S.E. Asia his home for over 20 years he used this base to work around the region for commercial and not-for-profit clients. Jim has also worked on the visual documentation of mineral exploration (copper and gold), large river hydropower projects, as well as for well-respected travel guide and educational publishers.   


Web address:  

Instagram:  jimhphoto

F.Book:    Jim Holmes Documentary Photography

Groups News


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.

The lady in charge of the centre has an adorable little puppy that she brings in with her. Please spare a moment to say hello!


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


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


New Lipchis Way

This week’s walk is one that is designed to be a longer term project and enables you to explore some of our lovely countryside a little further away from home. The New Lipchis Way is a long distance footpath of 39 miles which runs from Liphook to East Head in Chichester Harbour. Going broadly north to south it offers a wonderful variety with sand heathland, chalk downland, old railway track, canal basin and harbourside environments in succession. 

It can be completed as follows in 6 sections as shown but you can of course split it down further for a more leisurely approach (or combine sections if super fit!). 

  • Liphook to Woolbeding Common (5 miles)
  • Woolbeding Common to Midhurst  (8 miles)
  • Midhurst to Singleton  (8 miles)
  • Singleton to Chichester  (8 miles)
  • Chichester to West Itchenor (6 miles)
  • West Itchenor to East Head  (4 miles)


The easiest transport option is to use two cars and share lifts between start and finish of each leg. It is also possible to use public transport from Midhurst onwards.

 The route is clearly marked as a ‘recreational path’ on Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps OL33 and OL8. It is also pretty well waymarked with its own logo, and detailed written instructions are available at New-Lipchis-Way-Route-Guide.pdf 

A couple of other shortish trails that pass through or close to Chichester are:

  • The Solent Way – 60 miles – runs from Emsworth to Milford-on-Sea, mostly following the Hampshire coastline and passing through the New Forest. 
  • The West Sussex Literary Trail – 54 miles – from Horsham to Chichester along a route rich in literary associations


Photograph of the Week


This week’s photograph of the week is from Sarah Gore-Booth.

Sarah says : 

This is Bosham on a quiet, still evening in June.

Thank you Sarah for this submitting the photo, and reminding us of the lovely area in which we live.

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: 
 Genealogy for Beginners (8-week course from June 6th), Rembrandt (June 15th), Cookery (June 21st), Southwark Cathedral (June 28th), Discovering Japan (July 6th),  Crochet (July 12th) and Philosophers on the Good Life (4-week course from July 9th).  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, 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 – 2

Another glance  at the real world – a genuine  rags to riches story.  I hope you find these tales as informative and significant as I do.

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