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
Meetings
Tue Apr 16th "Women of the Raj" - Brian Freeland

Brian returns for a second visit by popular demand after his first talk.

This time we learn about the life and politics of British India. When the Colonial Administrators arrived to take over from the East India Company they were often accompanied by their wives who spoke only English and who mixed only with other wives. Many were unable to communicate with their household staff and made great demands on their husbands. As one Indian writer wrote later: "I don't think they realised what a menace they were. If the memsahibs had remained in Britain there might never have been a Mutiny."
Tue May 21st Annual General Meeting
Outings
Tue Apr 30th

THE ENGLAND of STANLEY SPENCER

Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere In the morning, there will be a private viewing of the famous Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere, to include a guided talk of the chapel – the only one of its kind in Britain – depicting Stanley Spencer’s tender painting cycle to commemorate the Great War. This will be followed by an optional self-guided walk through the village of Burghclere looking at the buildings that inspired Spencer and his paintings.

Lunch will be taken after our visit to the chapel and before our afternoon visit to Cookham.

Spencer Gallery in Cookham After lunch, there will be a private tour of the Spencer Gallery in Cookham where we will be guided around an exhibition of paintings by the gifted generation of English artists who trained with Spencer at the Slade School of Art. There is an optional self-guided walk through Cookham looking at where Spencer lived and the spots he included in his paintings.

It is recommended that you book early for what is likely to be a popular day trip.

Depart: Midhurst Police Station at 8.30am. Cost: £44 or £36 NT members

Enrolment recommended at the Monthly General Meetings. Please bring your cheque book or cash.

For further details please contact Geoff Wadge.

The BBC programme "Great British Railway Journeys" recently visited Cookham to look at works by Stanley Spencer. To view that 5minute 30 second segment click on GBRJ visits Cookham.

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

Full details to follow shortly
Thu Oct 3rd Oxford, the Ashmolean and then free to explore

Full details to follow shortly
Study Days
Sat May 11th

sun-logobluebackground.jpg Eureka! - A Brief History of Maths with Roger Luther at Patching.

A look at some of the highlights of mathematical discovery. Booking TBA. For a map click on Clapham and Patching Village Hall.

Social Events
Sat Apr 27th

The Pelynt Male Choir Pelynt Male Choir visiting from Cornwall supported by Midhurst Rother College Jazz Band starting at 7pm at the College.

The choir has been established for over 50 years. They have performed in Brittany, Australia and Canada, also at the Albert Hall and in several UK cathedrals. They are mostly farmers therefore the only time they can get away as a group is between lambing and haymaking, when they give concerts for charity anywhere in the British Isles. We are lucky to be able to welcome them to Midhurst and to have our local young jazz musicians joining them to help celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale from 4 Sight and the Tall Dog and at Midhurst U3A General Monthly Meetings - £10 cash or by cheque made payable to Midhurst U3A.

For further information click on David Barlow

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.

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Wed May 22nd The London Blitz

Malcolm has organised another guided tour with Blue Badge Guide, Fiona Lukas, who will take the group on a walk around sites associated with the London Blitz. As Fiona says - "The Blitz is often described as London's darkest hour, but also London's finest hour. On this walk around the City we will discover how Londoners coped with the aerial bombardment of WW2 and see the shadows still cast by the night of 29 December 1940. From bomb sites to memorials, see how the modern City remembers."

Timings, cost, start and finish points, have yet to be finalised and further information will be sent in due course.

Please contact Malcolm on Architecture Group Leader.
Art History
Thu Apr 11th National Gallery visit (all tickets sold)
Wed Jun 26th Tate Britain visit – Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition
Tue Jul 9th New course "The Dutch Golden Age of Painting"
Computing Skills
Wed Apr 10th Shopping successfully & safely on the Internet

Which on-line retailers should I buy from or through - from Amazon to eBay to smaller suppliers?
How can I find the best deal?
What should I look out for?
How should I pay?
How can I avoid being committed to unwanted on-going services?
Wed May 8th Solving your individual problems

As this is a very popular subject, we have agreed to run it once again!
If possible, let us know beforehand what you would like help with.
Wed Jun 12th Subject to be announced later

If you have any preferences, please let us know.
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