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On this page we shall show important, 'stop press' announcements as well as a mixture of useful information and timely reminders that don't sit comfortably on the other pages. Members are warmly welcome to suggest items for inclusion by emailing the Webmaster by clicking on webmaster.


*** STOP PRESS ***

Wine tasting
Has sadly been another event that is being cancelled, but it seems wise to do so.

AGM actually took place
A few phone calls to remind people resulted in us having a quorum, so the meeting has been completed

[Posted 9Jul20]


Solent U3A 2020 AGM
New date July 8th
A virtual AGM will be held using Zoom at 2.15 on Weds 8th July. The meeting ID will be posted on this website at the beginning of July. The meeting password will be that printed on the back of this year’s membership card.
Details of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, chairman’s and treasurers report are available on the Events page.

The Trip to Bristol
has been cancelled.

There are some new groups that have started, see the groups page for more details.
Photo Group
Local History 2

[Posted 13Jun20]


A New page of arts and educational links
Has been added to the Welcome screen COVID-19 - Things you can do online.

[Posted 22April20]


Fareham Gardeners
An update on the Green waste collections, given the weather you may have been doing a lot of gardening.
Fareham Garden Waste Collections

[Posted 19April20]


A new page has been added from the Welcome screen to give a single information page for COVID-19 information.

COVID-19 - Keeping informed

[Posted 29Mar20]


How to use Zoom to video conference call

Some of the committee and group leaders tried out Zoom, they felt it could be a good way for groups to keep in touch.
You may be invited by a group leader to take part in an online meeting using this, it can be used on a smartphone, a tablet or a computer.
Click on Zoom covid19 which will take you through to the Zoom page where there is a lot of information about how to use it.

[Posted 27Mar20]


How to Video Call your family (or even your U3A group)

The BBC have written a good little guide to video calling.
Click BBC Guide To Video Calling to be taken though to it.

[Posted 24Mar20]


Please check here and on the events and group pages for updates about what has been cancelled.

Message from the Chairman

Dear Members,

Talks Meetings

It is with some regret that I have to inform you that all future Talks meetings will be cancelled until further notice.
I will let you all know when our Talks meetings are allowed to resume.
Furthermore, there will be no Quarterly Programme issued until further notice.

Solent U3A 2020 AGM
Notice of Postponement

I have heeded the advice from HM Government and the Third Age Trust, regarding how we should behave during the current Coronavirus Pandemic.  As a result, and in consultation with your principal officers, it has been decided to postpone the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of Solent U3A, scheduled for ‪26th‬ ‪March‬.  We will reconvene the AGM when we are advised that it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.
Richard Handy
Solent U3A

[Posted 19Mar20]


Wallington meetings
Are being cancelled on a rolling cancellation programme, please check the events page for the latest information.

Summer lunch
Is being postponed(at least until September)

Summer outing
Will be reviewed and further information will be given in due course.

Quiz night
Has been cancelled.

Covent Garden trip
Has been cancelled, details on rearrangement or refunds will be given later.

Group meetings
Should all be cancelled until further notice, please see the message from the Group Coordinator to Group Leaders on the Groups page.[message updated 20Mar20]

[Posted 18Mar20]


Advice Update from National Office on Coronavirus
The U3A National Office have asked us to put this information on our website.
Coronavirus Advice 20200303
Coronavirus Advice 20200228

[Posted 29Feb20]


Portsmouth University would like as many people to complete a survey that is trying to predict if an active childhood leads to being active later in life.
They would like to invite those in the U3A group to complete an online survey. It does not take more than 15 minutes to complete.
Here is the link Portsmouth University Survey

Dr. Martina Navarro
Senior Lecturer in Skill Acquisition
University of Portsmouth
School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
I'm currently investigating predictors of an active lifestyle. More specifically, I'm interested to understand whether participation in sports and PA during sensitive periods in childhood predicts high levels of PA in adulthood. We know that physical activity is one of the main strategies that can fight the current obesity epidemic and lifestyle diseases which count for 17 million deaths a year. Therefore a better understanding of how experiences in childhood play a role in adulthood lifestyle could support ideas for policy changes. It would be great to have a broad range of adults (anyone older than 18 yrs. is welcomed) participating in this survey.

[Posted 29Feb20]


The latest report from the sailing group, for 2019, is now available linked on the group page .
[Posted 15Feb20]


There is a new Playreading group, see the groups page for more details.
[Posted 14Feb20]


GROUPS CALENDAR. The latest issue can be viewed via the link on the Groups page.
{Posted 28feb20}


The Renewal and Gift Aid forms can be seen by clicking Current Programme and choosing which you want to view
[Posted 19Dec19]


PROGRAMME and GROUPS LIST (Jan - Apr 2020). These latest issues can be seen by clicking Current Programme and choosing which you want to view.
[Posted 19Dec19]


NEW WEBMASTER. Mike Smith has now 'retired' to act as Website and Beacon Consultant and Janette Lloyd has taken over the day to day running of the Website and Admin on Beacon.
Please note that the webmaster is still accessible by the various links on this website and directly at
{Posted 20jan19}


SITE MAP. Mike composed this new page which you may find helpful in jumping straight to a page that you want. It's a bit like the index at the back of a book. You get to it by clicking on Sitemap on the strip at the top of most pages.
[Posted 16apr18]


Webmaster blogHints on computers and their use.