Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Following the Government and NHS announcement, all face to face U3A activities in England will cease from Thursday 5 November for four weeks.

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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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 (aka TAT - the U3A national office) also runs national study days, workshops and events. Their Events Page links now go directly to the Eventbrite webpage which has information and online booking for that event. NB Payment by credit card is safest option online.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Dec 8th Virtual Zoom General Meeting at 2:30pm

"Typhoon – The Forgotten Hero".
A talk by Anthony Knight who is the Secretary of the Typhoon Entente Cordiale Trust and a Midhurst U3A Member.

His virtual talk features a quick scamper through the history of the Hawker Typhoon aircraft, its association with this area, and the Battle of Normandy and how it is remembered. There is a little technical information and quite a bit of human interest. The talk will be accompanied by visuals and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

We hope as many members as possible will join in. Just send an email as soon as possible but at the latest by Friday 4th December by clicking on this address and we will send further details and simple instructions as well as how you can get help and support. You will be very welcome
Tue Apr 20th 2021 A.G.M. (Hopefully)
Study Days
Tue Nov 24th TAT Zoom Talk Artemisia - Artist, Icon & Entrepreneur in partnership with the National Gallery at 10.30am. £5.50 fee. Click on blue text to book and pay.
Tue Nov 24th TAT Free Zoom Talk Living History - There's a Lot About! for writing your own life story at 2pm. Click on the blue text to book.
Tue Dec 1st TAT Free Zoom Talk Harriet Tubman and the Underground Slave Railway with B. Jewell at 10am. Click on the blue text to book.
Tue Dec 8th TAT Free Zoom Talks What Philosophers Say About Happiness 2pm with Shri Shama, U3A subject advisor on philosophy, with a following session on 22nd December. Click on blue text to book.
Wed Dec 9th TAT Free Zoom Talk Japan - a glimpse of the variety of lifestyle, stunning architecture and intriguing culture. At 2pm with Hilary Jones. Click on the blue text to book.
Wed Dec 9th TAT Free Zoom The Material Culture of Texts in collaboration with the British Library at 10.30 am. Click on the blue link to book.
Thu Dec 17th TAT Free Zoom Christmas Choir Special with u3a choir master Richard Keoghoe at 2pm to 5pm. A virtual Carol singing event. Click on the blue link to book.
Thu Jan 14th 2021 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.
Thu Jan 21st 2021 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.