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Bulletin 220513

Chichester u3a - Bulletin

Dear #FAM,

Your membership number is #MEMNO.

In this edition:

Your u3a needs You!

We still need to fill the position of Chair to lead the u3a Managing Committee...(the rest of us are really friendly and supportive!) If you have organisational skills or simply would like an interesting and rewarding challenge, please come forward and join the team.

You can contact us here if you want to know more before committing.

Forthcoming Events

u3a Annual General Meeting - Thursday, 19.05.22

The AGM will be followed by the Monthly Meeting

The Chichester u3a AGM will be held on Thursday 19th May at The Assembly Rooms on North Street starting at 2.00pm and will be followed by the Monthly Meeting talk.
In preparation for the AGM, the following documents can be found on our website:

1.       Chichester u3a AGM – Agenda
2.       Minutes of the 28th AGM on 20.05.21
3.       Chair’s Annual Report
4.       Report and Accounts 1.4.21 – 31.3.22
5.       AGM – Proxy Voting Form
6.      Nomination to join the Committee

All members have been sent a notice with the link and passcode for accessing this information. These forms are available on our website at this link:
This page is for members only, so to get access please use this Password:  Cu3a2022AGM (case dependent).  If you are not going to be able to attend the meeting, you will find proxy forms there to enable you to take part in the decisions affecting the future of your u3a.


Monthly Meeting - 19.05.22

Our May speaker is Dr Thomas Buchsein, an emergency medicine specialist.

Dr Thomas Buchsein has been a medical intensivist and emergency medicine specialist for 30 years and spent many years carrying out alpine and offshore helicopter emergency missions in Germany.

24 years ago he became involved with worldwide medical assistance. This role took him to all medical specialties and all parts of the world and it also involves some interesting and challenging repatriations by commercial flights as well as by air ambulance.

He would like to share with you not only some of the stories but also the lessons learned from these – one of his latest being the air ambulance return of a 32 year old UN interpreter with severe COVID-19 pneumonia from Kabul to Geneva.

Dr Buchsein would welcome questions and can perhaps explain what your medical travel insurance covers you for, or not, when you are away on holiday, and what happens if you are admitted to hospital in Egypt for example.

He has given presentations on many medical conferences over the years and welcomes the invitation to talk to our u3a, expecting a less formal and more interactive and personal format – one he is very much looking forward to.

You are kindly requested to register for the event using this link Meeting Registration

Next Coffee Morning - Tuesday, 7th June

Always on the First Tuesday of each month, so mark your calendars!

Our Coffee Mornings are held at the Bar & Grill at the MINERVA THEATRE, with plenty of parking and a lift so no excuses - come and meet old friends and make new ones!

GROUP LEADERS: If you would like to promote your group at a coffee morning, please contact the Groups Coordinator!


The next Quiz at The White Swan in Bosham will be on Tuesday 17th May. Booking will open on our website on Friday 6th May and will close on Thursday 12th May. You can find the booking form here on our website.   
We look forward to seeing you.   

If you need to contact us please click HERE.  

Group News

Visit our website for a summary of all the Interest Groups.

New Local History Group Forming

Are you interested in our local history?

Due to the popularity of the subject, we are in the process of setting up a second group to explore the history of Chichester and its environs.  Meetings will be held monthly in the afternoon of a day to be decided.  The programme will consist of outings and lectures followed by an optional afternoon tea.

If you are interested, please come along to the Coffee Morning on 7 June to find out more. 

If you cannot manage 7 June  please contact us HERE and we will forward your contact details to the Group Leader.   

Camera Group Anyone?

Do you want to know your camera better?

One of our members, a former professional photographer, is leading a new camera group that could persuade you away from the “auto” button and help you improve your photographs.  If so, come to the Coffee Morning on 3 May at 10 at the Minerva to meet him and bring your camera.There is still space in the group, so if you are interested in joining  please contact us HERE and we will forward your contact details to the Group Leader.   



Mumbai Chicken

Serves 4
4 skinless chicken breasts
750g potatoes – thinly sliced
1 large carrot – cut into small batons
1 large parsnip – cut into small batons
1 large onion – thinly sliced
1 lemon – sliced

lemon juice
olive oil
2tsp turmeric
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp ground ginger
15g roughly chopped coriander
salt and ground black pepper

1.  Put vegetables into a pan of boiling water and cook for 6 minutes or until soft. Drain and leave to steam dry.
2.  Make marinade (can be made day before, covered and put in fridge overnight): Place turmeric, cumin and ginger in bowl with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and add chopped coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well together.
3.  Add chicken breasts to marinade to coat  - remove and lay aside
4.  Add cooked vegetables to marinade to coat – remove and lay aside
5.  In a rectangular baking dish large enough for all 4 chicken breasts, drizzle olive oil over base and place vegetables on top. Arrange lemon slices on top and then chicken breasts. Drizzle over olive oil and any remaining marinade.
6.  Roast in oven (middle shelf) for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked through (turn chicken once during cooking) and any juices run clear.

Serve with seasonal steamed green vegetables.


Thanks to Helena Millen for this lovely recipe. 

 If you have a favourite recipe to share that is simply yummy and easy to make, send it to Miriam at the bulletin!

Regional and National u3a

National u3a & Partner Events

Nothing new from TAT ( National u3a, a.d.a. Third Age Trust) at the time of writing, but it's always worth taking a look at their website and nosing around. Here is a list of the events currently scheduled for the next fortnight:
Monday, 16th May: Buddha Day, one of the World Faiths series, and Vegetarian Picnic Recipes.
Tuesday, 17th May: The Woman Who took Revenge and the U3A Radio Podcast.
Friday, 20th May: All about Pictish Stones.
Tuesday, 24th May: Japan: Lasting Impressions.
Friday, 27th May: Geometric Abstraction (repeat).

See the Events page for the Sussex U3A Network for upcoming events. "Our Study Days are suspended, as are the monthly Zoom talks replacing them during Covid, pending the outcome of the current review into the future of SUN."
You may want to check out the SE Region's Chichester Summer School (June 20th-23rd).

The West Sussex Record Office (WSRO) has two more Tuesday Talks scheduled, both live at the Record Office. Was Chichester a city of culture before 1962? on May 31st, price £8 (in 1962 the Chichester Festival Theatre opened) and MacDonald Gill: Charting a life on September 27th, price £8 (he was brother to Eric Gill but an influential artist in his own right).
Lastly, an unusual event which may be of interest to many of you. The WSRO is organising a symposium at Chichester University, called Transatlantic Ties, which is to say, ties between West Sussex and America. It's on Saturday,11th June, from 10:00 to 16:30, and is free.
Click here for details and tickets.

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