Dear Chichester u3a member,
- August Monthly Meeting NEXT THURSDAY!!!
- Groups News
- National U3A , SUN and LOCAL EVENTS – NEW INFO !!
August Monthly Meeting by Zoom
The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci
Dr Javad Hashemi at 2pm August 19th
An entertaining, illustrated and animated talk about Leonardo da Vinci, the man and his inventions. LAn entertaining, illustrated and animated talk about Leonardo da Vinci, the man and his inventions. Learn how Leonardo promoted himself as a war engineer at the court of Borgias, Milan and Florence . See his drawings and application of his inventions in daily life. Discover how he influenced Renaissance intellectuals.m earn how Leonardo promoted himself as a war engineer at the court of Borgias, Milan and Florence . See his drawings and application of his inventions in daily life. Discover how he influenced Renaissance intellectuals.
Invitations to the meeting will be sent out nearer to the time.
Carolyn Robinson, Group Leader
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
National U3A, SUN and Local Events
The Third Age Trust (the national U3A, or TAT for short) are publicising a number of online talks :
6-week course from Thursday, July 22nd: Cryptic Crosswords
Monday, August 16th: Cooking -Vegetarian BBQ
4 weeks from Friday, August 20th: Friday Watercolour Painters
Monthly on second Wednesday, starting on September 8th: NEW!! Laughter Yoga Workshop
Thursday, September 9th: NEW!! Mathematical Surprises – A Curious Maths Quiz
Thursday, September 9th: NEW!! How to get started with art WAITING LIST
Some of these may be repeats.
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.They’ve arranged quite a few recently:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please state your u3a.
Saturday, September 4th: Quirky Sussex with Kevin Gordon at 11am.
Saturday, October 9th: Sussex Literary Landscapes with Geoffrey Mead at 11am.
Monday, October 25th: SE Forum AGM on Zoom. The Forum run the very popular u3a Summer School at Chichester and intend to restart next year in 2022 now they have established their constitution.
Saturday, November 20th: Lewes and Bonfire Night with Andy Thomas at 11 – 12.15pm.
Saturday, December 11th: Christmas- a Festive History, with Andy Thomas from 11 – 12.15pm.
Saturday, January 15th, 2022: The Lost Village of Tidemills with Kevin Gordon at 11am.
And there are zoom talks given by the West Sussex Record Office at 7pm on the last Tuesday of each month, cost £5. Book via the Record Office.
Tuesday, August 31st at 7pm: The Story of Shippams
Tuesday, September 28th: Stories from the Surgeon’s Table
Tuesday, October 26th: West Sussex in Photographs
Tuesday, November 30th: Transatlantic Ties: the links between America and West Sussex
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