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 May 15th Annual General Meeting - (details to follow)
Thu May 17th

Athelhampton House & the Tolpuddle Martyr’s Museum (leaves Midhurst Police Station at 8 30 am. Return about 6 30pm)

For our second trip of this year we are heading for Dorset.

Tolpuddle Martyrs The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum is a fascinating place. After a welcome tea or coffee, visit the museum which tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs' arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism. The museum sets out the Martyrs' story in four sections: Before the arrest, The Oath and Betrayal, Transportation, and the Homecoming.

The museum evolved from a library which formed part of the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Memorial Cottages, built in 1934 to mark the centenary of the Martyrs' conviction. and, through their beliefs and actions, made such an impact on society. Morning tea or coffee included.

Athelhampton House We now move on to one of England’s greatest historic houses. Athelhampton’s history covers more than one thousand years. After an introductory talk, visit The Great Hall, the heart of the present house which was built in 1485. Much of the building was constructed five centuries ago. The Hall is a fine example of Tudor linenfold panelling and the hall also features heraldic stained glass, historic furnishings and a huge fireplace. You will also be able to see the Great Chamber and Library, The Kings Room and Wine Cellar. The West Wing has a fine dining room, state bedroom and a bathroom with copper bath.

Athelhampton Pyramid Garden The gardens are a delight, combining formal settings, including the famous pyramid-shaped yew trees, with informal plantings. There is also a private garden, octagonal pond and canal to see. The West Wing gallery is devoted to the artist Marvena who worked here with her daughter Marika.

There will be an opportunity to have lunch (not included) – just choose one of Athelhampton’s several restaurants. Price £36 Art Fund Members £31.50

For further details contact the Trips Organiser.

Thu Jun 28th Cliveden and Windsor Castle.

Further details will follow.
Sun Sep 23rd Open House London.

Held every year, this allows free access to a huge range of London’s normally inaccessible public and major private buildings and will be an unique experience.

Further details will follow.
Thu Oct 4th Bletchley Park

Many who went on last year’s trip felt they would like to return (and those who have kept their tickets may do so this time for free!). It is also an opportunity for those who missed out to join us and also visit the adjacent National Museum of Computing.

Further details will follow.
Study Days
Sat May 12th

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Tutor Kay Blackburn, venue Pulborough Village Hall

Paper application forms are available from Dave Ratcliffe (Sound System Dave) or by clicking on Art in Britain Form. Further information is available by clicking on SUN Study Days including a map of the venue. They generally start around 9.45 am and run until 3.30 pm. The cost is £8 for a U3A member or £10 for non-members and you will need to bring a packed lunch

Please note that you must include an SAE with your application.

Summer Schools
Mon Jun 18th
→Thu Jun 21st
South East U3A Forum Summer School

The South East Forum Summer School runs at the University of Chichester from Monday 18th June to Thursday 21st June 2018. You can download a Summer School 2018 Flyer or a Summer School 2018 Poster by clicking on these links. Full details of all thirteen courses and an application form were posted on the South East U3A Forum website in mid-November.

Unfortunately Janet Blight, tutor for the Watercolour Painting Course, is in hospital with a serious condition so they are having to cancel her course at Summer School for 2018. If they can find a substitute tutor this will be announced but currently they do not have one in mind.
Thu Sep 3rd
→Mon Sep 7th

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.

Computing Skills
Wed May 9th Introduction to social media – Facebook, Twitter etc
Wed Jun 13th Bring along your problems