Midhurst

Events

Talk & Social 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. N.B. As we feel our way back into holding monthly Talk and Social meetings, some meetings may still have to be held online via Zoom. Please see the details of each event for an update.

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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 Talk & Social 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).

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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 Dec 14th "The Heritage of Gilbert & Sullivan" – Bernard Lockett.

Discover the reasons for the huge amount of social and political satire within the shows with a wry look at how much is relevant today.

To join this talk via Zoom, please click on Midhurst Zoom Bookings and put 'December Talk' in the subject line. If you have joined Zoom talks in the last three months there is no need to email for this talk. However, if you do not receive the actual zoom link to the talk by 6 00pm on Monday 13th December, please send a reminder email.

STOP PRESS Our speaker has asked us to make available a link to G&S show Excerpts from G&S Opera TV, and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festivals.

Performances are by the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company and filmed at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival – www.gsfestivals.org

You will enjoy excerpts from;

The Gondoliers – 2019
The Mikado - 2019
The Pirates of Penzance – 2019
The Yeomen of the Guard – 2019.
HMS Pinafore – 2017.
The Grand Duke – 2012 and
The song, “Tit Willow” from the Mikado.

Click on G&S Excerpts to be taken there.
Tue Jan 18th 2022 "Masters of the Sea: Maritime Art from the 17th century to the present” - James Taylor

James Taylor FRSA introduces the genre of maritime paintings, including battles, portraits, ports, James Cook, Nelson, yachts, clippers, liners along with the fundamental part played by the National Maritime Museum.

To join this talk via Zoom, please click on Midhurst Zoom Bookings and put 'January Talk' in the subject line. If you have joined Zoom talks in the last three months there is no need to email for this talk. However, if you do not receive the actual zoom link to the talk by 6 00pm on Monday 17th January, please send a reminder email.

We will also be projecting this Zoom talk in the Methodist Church now that the equipment has been repaired. If you would like to attend in person, you will need to book as space is limited due to social distancing. Please click on Midhurst u3a to let us know your details.
Tue Feb 15th 2022 "To Eritrea and Ethiopia: Retracing a Victorian Expedition" – John Pilkington.

In 1868 Queen Victoria's government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a dozen European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. John, a writer and broadcaster for many years with the BBC World Service and Radio 4, has followed their route.
Tue Mar 15th 2022 "Keep Calm – I’m an Air Traffic Controller" – Phil Holt

Phil has been an Air Traffic Controller for 30+ years and as he quips "I'll keep at it until I get it right". This is a humorous yet factual talk.
Tue Apr 19th 2022 "The Women's Land Army: Battle of the Fields." - Gill Clarke MBE

Their work is something of a forgotten history. Yet, it was often done under terrible conditions, but was vital to the war effort – playing a crucial part in increasing levels of productivity from the land in both World Wars.
Tue May 17th 2022 AGM
Outings
Tue Nov 30th Coach Trip to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth

We will be leaving at 8.30 from the bus stop at Midhurst Police Station, stopping on route at Ringwood, returning at 15.45 and arriving at Midhurst at 18 .00 approx.

The cost is £35 but only £30 if you are an Artfund member. The museum has a cafe for teas coffees etc and Buffet lunches can be pre booked (but tables cannot be reserved).

Option 1 sandwiches, crisps & salad
Option 2 quiche & salad at £6.00 per head

For further details and to book, click on Trips Organiser
Social Events
Mon Dec 20th Christmas Lunch at the Unicorn, Heyshott

The Christmas Lunch is making a welcome return after last year's absence because of Covid. To see the menu and to book your place and your choices, click on Christmas Lunch Menu 2021 which will download a two page Word document. Please print the document, fill in the booking form and return it to Malcolm.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 20th 2022
→Thu Jun 23rd 2022
ADVANCE NOTICE for Dates - Chichester Summer School

The SE u3a Forum, who run the very popular Chichester Summer School, have finalised their new constitution and are planning their programme for 2022. This will be held at Chichester University from June 20th to the 23rd, with residential and day visiting arrangements. Booking and course details will be released in December.