Midhurst

Events

'Talk and Social' meetings are back for January, February and March, if only virtually via Zoom. Please see the Events Page for details.

Following recent Government advice and Guidance, the Third Age Trust has created a dedicated page on the national website to keep you up to date with the latest guidance and advice - both general and specific to U3A. To access it, click on U3A Covid-19 Guidance.

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 on the Sun Website to find out further details (when they become available) and to download registration forms. Details and application forms for the next three SUN Study Days will usually be available at our general meetings from the "Sound Guy" at the front. SUN Study Days cost £8 and generally run from 9:45 am until 3:30 pm.You will need to bring a packed lunch.

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TRIPS & EVENTS – REFUND POLICY

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.

The Third Age Trust Educational Events page is frequently updated with new events. However they book up very quickly and we would advise anyone who is interested in virtually attending a Third Age Trust Talk via Zoom to click on the link and save it as a favourite in their browsers or on their Desktop. Visiting this website frequently should allow Midhurst members to book talks shortly after they are posted online. NB Where necessary, payment by credit card is the safest option online


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Feb 16th "We are amused: Victorian leisure from the parlour to the seaside, via the nursery” with Bertie Pearce. N.B. CHANGE OF SUBJECT. A Zoom Talk provided free to Midhurst U3A members.

Even though ‘’work’ was the bedrock of Victorian progress and improvement, Victoria’s reign saw the greatest upsurge in leisure pursuits ever witnessed. More money & shorter hours, which combined with the birth of the railways and a desire to be health-conscious saw an increase in self-entertainment. This talk celebrates a pre-TV age when the ability to amuse and entertain was paramount.

Bertie returns, once more, by popular request! An established entertainer, both at home and abroad. Also on cruise ships and an accredited Nadfas lecturer. Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. Carlton Award from Magic Circle twice. Won the award for Originality from the Brotherhood of Magicians.

To join this talk via Zoom, please send an email to Midhurst Zoom Bookings with February Talk in the subject line. If you would like to receive an invitation to all forthcoming on-line talks, please put All Talks in the subject line of your email.
Tue Mar 16th "The Saxon Era" with Anthony Poulton-Smith. A Zoom Talk provided free to Midhurst U3A members.

An examination of the so-called Dark Ages to reveal they were anything but 'dark'. They gave us a language, a system of government, many of our imperial measurements and much more. Over an hour learn how much of our 21st-century society has its roots in the Saxon era.

Anthony is a freelance journalist & author with 77 published books & 200 as a ghost writer. Often interviewed on radio, but his first visit to us, he is now approaching 500 presentations to diverse groups nationwide.

To join this talk via Zoom, please send an email to Midhurst Zoom Bookings with March Talk in the subject line. If you would like to receive an invitation to all forthcoming on-line talks, please put All Talks in the subject line of your email.
Tue Apr 20th A.G.M. (Hopefully)
Study Days
Thu Jan 21st TAT Free Zoom Talk. The Role & History of the National Trust with Paul Boniface, National Trust Secretary, at 10.30 - 11.30 am. Click on the link to book.