Midhurst

Events

'Talk and Social' meetings are back for January, February and March, if only virtually via Zoom. Please see the Events Page for details.

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.
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.

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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 Apr 20th A.G.M. followed by a talk from Joy Grant entitled 'The history and brands produced by Sara Lee Household & Bodycare at Slough'
Outings
Mon May 24th Midhurst U3A visit to Champs Hill, near Fittleworth (for Garden and Art Lovers)

This should be of particular interest to all garden lovers and art lovers. On a private visit we shall have an opportunity to see the Bowerman Trust’s latest art exhibition, “19th century Dutch Romantic – The Seasons, the City and the Sea” as well as their wonderful gardens, laid out over 27 acres and with glorious views over Amberley Wold Brooks towards the South Downs.

We shall probably be split into clusters of 6 during our visit and, provided the regulations permit, the “suggested donation” of £10 will include refreshments. Use your own transport and meet the rest of the group in the car park. Our visit is scheduled for 2.30 to 4.30 p.m.

To reserve a place please contact the Art Appreciation Group Leader. Due to the continued uncertainty regarding events, Bernard will confirm the arrangements with you by mid May.
Holidays
Sun Aug 15th
→Thu Aug 19th

Liverpool’s Artistic & Cultural Legacy

5 Days/4 Nights - 4* Hotel with Half Board - Executive Coach Travel throughout

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We are offering an exclusive trip to the fascinating city of Liverpool, using Tailored Travel. Before arriving at our centrally located Marriott Hotel we shall visit the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall (described by N.T. as an iconic Tudor Manor House).

During our stay in Liverpool we shall enjoy a guided tour embracing some of the city’s highlights, including the two cathedrals. In addition to the famous Walker Art Gallery, members will have a choice of the Slavery Museum, Museum of Liverpool or the Tate Liverpool. Among the holiday’s attractions will be a trip to Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, followed by the National Trust’s Speke Hall.

Antony Gormley’s work, Another Place, is on the agenda and on our return journey we shall visit the Lowry Gallery. It promises to be a really fascinating few days.
Our hotel boasts a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and gymnasium.

Our group will be limited to 30 people and will cost £589 (Half Board) with a single supplement of £99.

For a full itinerary and booking form please click on Art Appreciation Group Leader.