Midhurst

Events

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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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.

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
Outings
Wed Jun 12th Nymans Gardens and then to Town Place, a private garden nearby

A rare opportunity is the U3A tour of Town Place Garden, Sheffield Park. A beautiful private garden which is open only six times a year for charity. Set around a 17th Century farmhouse (not open) the garden has over 600 roses, herbaceous borders, a herb garden and topiary inspired by the sculptures of Henry Moore.

We will also be visiting Nymans Gardens one of the National Trust’s premier gardens nearby. A creative retreat for the Messel family, the garden showcases year-round colour and interest with rare and unusual plant collections of national significance. The adjoining woodland and lake, has plenty of opportunities to spot, and perhaps photograph wildlife.

A café serves a choice of seasonal food, a shop and a garden centre sells plants grown at Nymans. Cost £25 ( plus £14 entry to Nymans if not a National Trust member) the coach leaves Midhurst Police Station 9.00 am.

For further information please contact Geoff Wadge.
Thu Oct 3rd Oxford, the Ashmolean and then free to explore

Full details to follow shortly
Social Events
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
Holidays
Thu Sep 3rd 2020
→Mon Sep 7th 2020

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
Wed Jun 26th Tate Britain visit – Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition
Tue Jul 9th New course "The Dutch Golden Age of Painting"
Bus Safari
Wed Jul 24th Eartham and Bignor Roman Palace.

We leave on the bus no 1 for Petworth at 10 30 from the bus Station.

We travel to Petworth and will have a short coffee break before boarding the small 99 'book on request' bus to Eartham. Here we will have plenty of time for excellent walks and also if you wish a visit to the splendid George pub – for lunch or a snack. Later on, we take another 99 to Bignor Roman Villa before taking the bus through to Chichester and thence back to Midhurst by about 6 pm

If you would like to come on this trip, please let me know at least ten days before the trip (first come first served as numbers are limited to 18): All travel on the 99 will be booked in advance by myself.

See above for details of how to book.
Wed Sep 18th Pagham Nature Reserve and the new hi-tech Selsey Lifeboat.

Details to follow.
Church Visiting
Tue May 28th New Church Visiting Group

I plan to arrange our first outing on Tuesday 28th May. The plan would be to meet up at The Grange car park and arrange car-sharing, with a view to depart at about 10:00 am. We would first visit the isolated churches at North Marden and Up Marden before a brief sojourn into Hampshire to St Hubert’s at Idsworth, set in the middle of a field.

We can then go to Stansted Park for lunch/refreshments and perhaps visit the chapel there. When suitably refreshed, we can move on to St Peter’s at Racton, with its magnificent monuments. If time permits, we can take in St Mary’s at Stoughton before returning to Midhurst. This would be a round trip of about 45 miles.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining us on 28th May. I will send out full details once I know who is interested. I can be contacted by clicking on David Earley

I look forward to hearing from you. If you know of anyone else who wants to join, could you please share this information with them.

Please let me know if you have any queries.
Computing Skills
Wed Jun 12th 'On-line' or 'internet banking' - Computing Skills lesson 2 to 4pm

Many members have asked us for a lesson about 'on-line' or 'internet banking'. Once one is confident in using it, it can be far more convenient and indeed safer than traditional methods. However, quite rightly, many will be concerned about privacy, security and how easy or difficult it is to use. For many, their interest has been stimulated by their frustration at the closure of local bank branches. Others see it as potentially more convenient and time saving.

Because of the nature of the subject, the lesson will be a demonstration rather than our normal hands-on lessons. Frankly, it could be unwise to have everyone going on-line and opening their bank accounts during the lesson! However, a benefit will be that the lesson will be relevant to all those using computers, tablets and smartphones. Another benefit is that we will be able to accommodate many more members.

The lesson will be in the Roman Catholic Church Hall in Bepton Road, Midhurst GU29 9HD. The venue is in the centre of Midhurst, by a bus stop and ample free car parking is available.

If you would like to attend, please contact Computing Skills Group Leader.
Theatre Visits
Mon Aug 19th Oklahoma at Chichester Festival Theatre - 7.30pm

The Theatre group has some spare seats. The cost is £36 per ticket, to include the CFT ticket, coach and driver gratuity. The coach pick up will be at Midhurst Police Station at 6.30pm. For further information, click on the title above.

If you would like to go, please contact Sanchia Elsdon