Arun West



During the Covid 19 crisis there will be no Coffee Mornings or Monthly Talks. Normal service will be reserved when it is safe to do so! Watch this space!

Details of our Monthly Talks at Yapton Village Hall.
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. £1 for U3A members. £2 for visitors. Refreshments included.
Click on the link on the right to see reviews of the meetings. Contact Monthly Talks Team via CONTACT page for details.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting in May is on the first Wednesday, the 6th,due to the hall being unavailable on the 13th.

Wednesday 8 January 2020 – From Pop to Opera – Glenys Groves. Glenys has had a varied career which has encompassed virtually all aspects of a singer’s working life and more. She was a backing singer on Kate Bush’s 1979 Tour of Life.

Wednesday 12 February 2020 – Waste Prevention in West Sussex. The talk will outline the work of West Sussex in recycling and waste prevention.

Wednesday 11 March 2020 – One Hundred Years of Deception – Ian Keable. This talk is about Hoaxes and Swindlers in the 18th Century. Ian relates and illustrates sundry hoaxes and deliberate deceptions; all of which are memorable not only for the imaginative nature of the swindles, but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters.

Wednesday 22 April 2020 – No monthly Talk ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and Buffet Lunch. Arun West members only.

NB. Change of usual date in May.
Wednesday 6 May 2020 – Work of RNLI – Graham Kimber. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the largest charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the UK, The Republic of Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on some inland waterways.

Wednesday 10 June 2020– Windmills in Sussex – Phillip Hicks. As Chairman of the Sussex Mills group which is part of the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society Philip will talk about the variety of windmills in Sussex.

Wednesday 8 July 2020 – Charles II and his Escape Through Sussex – Helen Poole. This talk looks at Charles II and his six weeks on the run after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, until he finally escaped by ship from Shoreham, helped by loyal Sussex supporters.

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – How to Grow Old Disgracefully – Lady Crabtree. Lady Crabtree will take a wry look at the advancing years and how to fight back against modern life.

Wednesday 9 September 2020 – Communication Tactics – Joe Morphew. The speaker from Action for Deafness will give an insight into skills that can help you communicate better with hearing people if you have hearing loss. Similarly, if you’re hearing, they have some simple and effective tips on how to communicate effectively with those who are deaf or have a hearing loss.

Wednesday 14 October 2020 – Georgia O’Keeffe – Richard Cupidi. The talk is about one of America’s most popular artists with an international reputation. She is best known for her dramatic pictures of enlarged flowers, New York Skyscrapers and the landscapes of New Mexico

Wednesday 11 November 2020 – Grandmother’s Legacy – Jenny Mallin. The talk will give a unique insight into a family who were living in India, of British ancestry during the British Raj. The story covers the lives of five generations of women in a family. She will also talk about the railway, telegraph, schools and other British institutions set up in India.

Wednesday 9 December 2020 – Christmas Social Event. Arun West members only.