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U3A visit to Hampton Court on 19 July

Dear Member

You may be aware that Jackie Radford and Terry Foster have both resigned from the U3A Visits Committee due to other commitments. I am pleased to say that Debbie Wilsher has come forward and has now taken over Jackie's role.

This is just to let you know that the visit to Hampton Court is now open for bookings. We had originally wanted to combine the visit with a river trip from Chertsey but this proved too expensive and time consuming. In any event there is so much to see at Hampton Court that a day is hardly sufficient.
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Secrets of staying sharp in later life

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A U3A Royal Society Healthy Ageing Lecture 2017 in association with The European Alliance for the Brain, presented by Professor Ian Deary, Professor of Differential Psychology, Director, MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology University of Edinburgh.

Professor Deary is an entertaining and informative speaker, familiar to some U3A members. He will explore the reasons why some people’s brains and thinking skills age better than others, as described in The Disconnected Mind, a research project which is helping to find some answers.

Click here for more details and a booking form.

Spring newsletter now available

The Spring edition of the Hayling Island newsletter is now available in electronic form.

You can:

  • Read the newsletter online using a version designed for use on the web; for example, you can resize the text without having to scroll left and right to see the whole page;
  • Read the newsletter online exactly as it will appear in the printed version; or
  • Print your own copy of the newsletter to read at any time

Click here to see the electronic version. Note that you will need your username and password. Your username is log in to the members' area to see your user id. I cannot tell you your password (no-one can) but, if you have forgotten yours, you can get a new one; click here to find out how.

You will also receive a printed copy of the newsletter in due course unless you have opted out. If you haven't opted out, please take a look at the electronic version and see if you need a printed copy. The newsletter page explains how opting out from the printed version will benefit you and Hayling Island U3A. It also provides a simple way to opt out.


Andy Henderson
Web site editor

Sing Out!

The Ambassador Theatre Group’s West End Creative Learning team has created this one day bespoke event to bring together up to 150 U3A members from across the UK to enjoy the experience of working together with a professional West End Musical Director.

The group will fill the auditorium of one of our West End Theatres with a series of songs from various West End musicals.  You’ll be taken through a series of warm-up exercises , spend time learning songs, working with the MD on vocal qualities, tone and harmonies in preparation for a recording of the pieces before the end of the day, a CD copy of which will be sent to you after the event.

Previous choir experience and the ability to read music is not necessary and the Sing Out is designed for all abilities and all voices.

The event takes place on May 1st 2017 and tickets cost £36.50 per person.

Click here for more details and a booking form.