General meetings with a guest speaker are held in the Methodist Church Hall, North Street, Midhurst starting at 2.30pm. Admission is £2 for members and £3 for visitors, including tea and biscuits. Please arrive before 2.15pm if you would like to have tea and biscuits.

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Study days and workshops are also organised by the Sussex U3A Network (SUN). Have a look at the SUN Study Day Programme 2016-17. Click on SUN study days to find out further details (when they become available) and to download registration forms. Details and application forms are also available at our general meetings.

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Where a member has booked and paid for a trip or other event (either a deposit or the full amount) and later cancels for any reason, he/she should immediately inform the trip organisers and return the ticket(s) to them as soon as possible.

A refund will be made of all costs recovered by the U3A in two circumstances:-

1. If their place(s) can be re-sold or
2. An amount of money is refunded by the venue/travel company involved.

In other cases a refund will only be made in exceptional circumstances (such as medical emergencies), at the discretion of the Committee

N.B. Please read the Event Ticket & Insurance Information sheet as this sets the terms and conditions which apply to Midhurst U3A Event Tickets as well as details about the U3A Insurance in terms of what is covered (Public Liability & Product Liability) and what is not covered (Personal Accident, Travel, Cancellation and Personal Property insurance).

Offering lifts to other U3A members when attending U3A activities

U3A members can offer lifts to other members and accept money towards petrol costs without compromising their car insurance policy provided that the driver only receives an appropriate proportion of the fuel cost from each passenger and not the total amount as this would then amount to a private hire fee and require “taxi” insurance cover.

Members are reminded that any incident involving the driving of the vehicle would be covered under their own motor insurance policy. This includes injury to passengers and members are advised to check that their insurance policy does cover such an eventuality.

Where text below is coloured, this indicates a link to further information.

For 2018, we have the biggest-ever programme of outings on offer. Many members have asked for the dates well in advance so they can plan ahead, but booking will not open until the General Meeting specified.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 19th "Children of the Swinging 60s - a light-hearted look back at the last half century" - Mark Perry-Nash

This will be thoroughly enjoyable nostalgia!

Mark is a Social Historian, who has enjoyed a career in PR, advertising and teaching. He has worked for more than 25 years in the United States. He also trained in counselling and has an interest in psychology as it relates to historical events. He is an established raconteur and speaker and is making a return visit to us.
Tue Mar 19th "The Infamous Ford Grey, Earl of Tankerville" - Dr Bob France

This talk explores the fall and rise of a Harting man: This is a Restoration period adventure of scandal, intrigue and rebellion. As Uppark's builder and most notorious owner Ford Grey's life swings from scandals straight out of restoration comedy to Intrigue and confrontation in politics. He narrowly escapes the executioner's axe three times, but ends his 45 year life in the country's highest office.

As a U3A member and guide at both Uppark and Petworth, Dr Bob requires no introduction. He is also a well known speaker at many clubs and societies throughout Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey.
Tue Apr 16th "Women of the Raj" - Brian Freeland

Brian returns for a second visit by popular demand after his first talk.

This time we learn about the life and politics of British India. When the Colonial Administrators arrived to take over from the East India Company they were often accompanied by their wives who spoke only English and who mixed only with other wives. Many were unable to communicate with their household staff and made great demands on their husbands. As one Indian writer wrote later: "I don't think they realised what a menace they were. If the memsahibs had remained in Britain there might never have been a Mutiny."
Tue May 21st Annual General Meeting
Wed Jun 12th Nymans Gardens and then to Town Place, a private garden nearby

Full details to follow shortly
Thu Oct 3rd Oxford, the Ashmolean and then free to explore

Full details to follow shortly
Study Days
Sat May 11th

sun-logobluebackground.jpg Eureka! - A Brief History of Maths with Roger Luther at Patching.

A look at some of the highlights of mathematical discovery. Booking TBA. For a map click on Clapham and Patching Village Hall.

Social Events
Sat Apr 27th

The Pelynt Male Choir Pelynt Male Choir visiting from Cornwall supported by Midhurst Rother College Jazz Band starting at 7pm at the College.

The choir has been established for over 50 years. They have performed in Brittany, Australia and Canada, also at the Albert Hall and in several UK cathedrals. They are mostly farmers therefore the only time they can get away as a group is between lambing and haymaking, when they give concerts for charity anywhere in the British Isles. We are lucky to be able to welcome them to Midhurst and to have our local young jazz musicians joining them to help celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale from 4 Sight and the Tall Dog and at Midhurst U3A General Monthly Meetings - £10 cash or by cheque made payable to Midhurst U3A.

For further information click on David Barlow

Thu Jun 20th An Evening Garden Party at Capron House

More details will be in the next "What's on?", at Monthly General Meetings, and in enews mailings as well as posted here shortly
Thu Sep 3rd 2020
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Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 & the Castles & Lakes of Bavaria Oberammergau Passion Play

Plans are now coming together for the 5 day holiday to Oberammergau on the 3rd of September 2020, so please follow this link to the Tailored Travel Website to see the full details. It is only referred to as Midhurst U3A for want of a better name - anyone is welcome to come.

Please contact Di Ponting for further information and to book or use the details on the Tailored Travel Website.

Art History
Tue Mar 12th Childe Hassam: American Impressionist
Thu Apr 11th National Gallery visit (all tickets sold)
Wed Jun 26th Tate Britain visit – Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition
Tue Jul 9th New course (subject to be decided)
Computing Skills
Wed Mar 13th Solving your individual problems - If possible, let us know beforehand what you would like help with, when you book your place by clicking on Computing Skills Group Leader.
Tue Feb 26th Visit to the Ballet

The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia will be performing “La Fille Mal Gardée”, one of the oldest ballets still performed at the Anvil, Basingstoke at 7.30pm.

It is a masterpiece of comedy – with a tale of love thwarted, unrequited and found. We have reserved the best seats in the Dress Circle but at the group rate. The total cost of the evening, including coach from Midhurst and driver gratuity, will be £50.

To book a place please click on Theatre Group Leader. This link may also be used for any further information about joining the group or for more details of this visit.