Warsash Hampshire


Warsash U3A Monthly Meetings
Takes place at 1.45 p.m. on the second Friday of each month and are held at VICTORY HALL, Warsash Road, Warsash.

On Friday 13 Sept Susan Howe, historian and enthusiast presents
‘Knowing two British eccentrics - John Betjeman and ‘Siegfried’ (James Heriot’s partner)
Please note this is a change to our previously organised speaker
11 Oct Madeleine Salvetti The Famous and Infamous of Portsmouth


Themed dining
Our next themed dining event is taking place on Tues 22nd Oct, 7pm, join us for a Trafalgar dinner and learn about the women who influenced Nelson’s life.

European Cultures
This group is for enthusiasts about all things European. Whether or not you speak a European language, this group welcomes you. We offer a European themed event quarterly, during the daytime or evening. It normally includes food and/or wines and is followed by some interesting presentations by members on interesting aspects of history, literature or culture.
Previous events have included ‘An evening of Tapas and everything Spanish’, ‘Experiences of France’, and a ‘Fete de Rois’.

Discovering Wines
Please join us if you are interested in wines and would like to learn a little more about how to get the best out of the wines we drink! Members present a selection of wines they have enjoyed and hopefully we will experience a wider range of wines than we would normally try for ourselves. Tastings and discussions are informal, relaxed and for enjoyment. Who knows, we might come away knowing a little more than we did!

We make notes about colour, bouquet and taste and give the wines a score out of 10 using a set of guidelines.
We are trying something new and having a themed wine tasting quiz along the lines of ‘Would I lie to you?’ Come along and join the fun? Thurs 31st October, 7pm at Johns home. £5pp with cheese and biscuits. Please make your booking at the next monthly meeting in Sept.

We are planning to arrange several visits per year to places such as Country Houses and Castles, Musuems and Art Galleries. Trips so far have included a visit to the Houses of Parliament, Historic Petersfield, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust and Bombay Sapphire. Visits this year include BMW Mini Plant, Mary Rose, Chawton House, War on the Line at the Watercress Line and RNLI, Poole

Visit to HIWWT, Fishlake Meadows, Romsey
Guided walk: Weds 6th November, 10-12noon, numbers limited to 20
Cost £4.00 pp, travel by car, car sharing can be arranged
This area comprises a number of streams of the River Test, a canalised section and areas of scrub, bog and ponds rich in natural wildlife which are attractive to birds and other wildlife at all seasons of the year. Our visit is at a time when migratory birds are starting to arrive for their winter whilst other residents will still be available.The area is being upgraded to improve habitats and access for visitors.
Please make your booking at the next monthly meeting in Sept

Cafe Society
Meetings are held at The Salterns Club, Newton Road Warsash, 2-4pm

Mon 23rd Sept
Mon 28th Oct
Mon 25th Nov

We had an excellent attendance on Mon 22 July which included 3 new visitor members and the usual regulars. A small group of enthusiasts continued to enjoy a new game, Carcassonne. It was a pleasure to see other groups of members engrossed in good friendly conversations and interestingly most having only met for the first time. There also was the tutorial for iPad and iphone run by Rob. All in all, it was a really good and enjoyable meeting.
Please join us at Cafe Society's next meeting on Monday 19th August 2-4pm The Salterns Club, Newtown Rd, Warsash.

Mon 23rd Sept, in addition to the usual as above, Jean Wilford presents ‘Upcycling your Wardrobe’. Discover how to create something new from those clothes you haven’t worn for years. Please make your booking at the next monthly meeting in Sept

National and Regional Events

Jazz Study Day – 17th September 2019 - Mike Rance, the Jazz subject adviser, is once again organising a Jazz Study event at Cecil Sharp House in London. Please book via the events page of the website below or to call us at the national office to book over the phone. 020 8466 6139 https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events

Mon 7 Oct - U3A Explores Science at the RI 2019
Thurs 7 Nov The Pre-Raphaelites at the National Gallery
21 and 22 Nov Beneath your feet - Hidden depths of Roman London
Please see the National website for details of these events at www.u3a.org.uk

SE Region Autumn Gathering

Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton GU34 1HN
Monday 11th November 2019
A One Day Event open to all U3As in the S E Region on the topic of ‘Interest Groups’, the life-blood of all U3As.   Chairman of the Third Age Trust, Ian McCannah is coming to speak,  along with Carol Chapman & Beryl Shepherd who lead the Third Age Trust Workshops on ‘Interest Groups’.  In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to expand the horizons of your U3A by introducing ideas for new Groups.  Your experiences will be welcome.
Book via Eventbrite:- https://u3a-southeastregiongathering-nov19.eventbrite.co.uk