Havant

Events

Unless stated otherwise the meetings listed below are held at the Bedhampton Community Centre, 21 Bedhampton Road, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3ES. They start at 2:00pm and normally last about two hours.

You can reach Bedhampton Community Centre by foot, bus 23, train (Bedhampton station is only 2 minutes away), or by car. Parking at Bedhampton Community Centre is limited but alternative parking is available a short walk away at Bidbury Mead Recreation Ground or at Havant Rugby Club. The map shown in the right hand column (under Links) shows these car parks. To make the map larger just click onto it.

In addition to our monthly talks, Online talks by Zoom are provided by the Third Age Trust and information about these can be found on the link in the right-hand column.


Dates for your Diary
April 2024
Thu Apr 18thMeeting2:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. A talk entitled "A Beginning, a Muddle and an End: where do novelists get their ideas from" with Bobbie Darbyshire

In an entertaining, informative talk, Bobbie will explain how the complex world of character, location, plot and subplot arrives in a writers mind.

Winner of the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and the New Delta Review Creative Non-fiction prize 2010, she is the author of several novels, including, “The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker” and “The Third Bus” and is a frequent speaker to u3a audiences. Bobbie hosts a writers’ group.

Bobbie has worked as a barmaid, mushroom picker, film extra, maths coach, cabinet minister’s private secretary, care assistant and volunteer adult literacy teacher, as well as in social research and government policy.
May 2024
Wed May 8thOutingCoach Trip to Stourhead, Wiltshire, the Palladium House and world-famous landscape garden

The coach will leave Havant at 09:00am and return by 6:00pm. The coach fare is £25.00 and this includes the drivers tip. Entrance to Stourhead is free to National Trust members, The 'standard' adult admission for non-members is £20.00, an enquiry into group discount has been made and if this is offered you will be informed. Those who are not NT members should note that with the May edition of Gardeners' World Magazine you can get an entry card that allows 2-for-1 entry (one free entry with one full-paying adult) and this is valid at 407 gardens until April 2025 with minor exceptions.

Book your place now by contacting Val Worthington by telephone on 07359 146 372 or email her at valatthecottage@aol,com, alternatively contact Margaret Stanger, the Havant U3A Treasurer, at treasurer@havantu3a.org.uk
Thu May 16thMeeting2:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. A talk entitled "A Stroll through Time, Part 2" with Nigel Gossop
June 2024
Thu Jun 20thMeeting2:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. A talk entitled "Molecules to Medicines to Mammoths" with Dr Darren Gowers
July 2024
Thu Jul 18thMeeting2:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. Lady Clutterbuck and the Story of Mrs Charles Dickens with Jane Glennie
Thu Jul 25thSocialBedhampton Community Centre. Summer Party
September 2024
Thu Sep 19thMeeting2:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. Havant U3A's Annual General Meeting followed by 'A Life on the Ocean Wave,' a presentation by Colonel Chris Davis OBE, BA, MMUS, DMA, LRAM, RM (retired) formerly Principal Director of Music, Royal Marines.
October 2024
Thu Oct 17thMeeting2:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. A talk entitled 'The Rise and Fall of Emma Hamilton' narrated by Dr Bob France.
December 2024
Sat Dec 14thSocial1:00pm. Bedhampton Community Centre. Christmas Party with Judy Theobald

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