A new Wine Appreciation Group has been formed. It is currently full but if you are interested, please let Norma Downs know.
In this update:
- Hidden depths: Women of the RNLI
- Can you help the 'years of change' project?
- Visit to Brighton Pavilion
- Home page photos
- U3A Trust events
- Notifications from other organisations
On Thursday 21st March 2019, find out how eighteenth and early nineteenth-century painters grappled with the rapid changes of life in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain.
Listen to National Gallery experts on Hogarth’s satirical look at British life, Wright of Derby’s provocations around scientific ethics and Turner’s confrontations with modernity and progress and learn about key developments in British painting c.1745-1845, focussing on portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the National Gallery’s collection.
Click here for more details and a booking form.
Join U3A members on Monday 11th March and explore science through a variety of fascinating talks:
- Martin Davies: A Plastic Ocean – Behind the Scenes
- Andrew Pontzen: What made our Universe?
- Jennifer Rogers: Living is a risky business
For more details and a booking form, click here.
In this update:
- Tickled to death - a presentation by Simon Brett
- U3A Science network annual meeting
- National U3A email newsletter
Apologies for a slightly later than usual update email.
In this update:
- Yuletide tales
- 'For the Fallen' exhibit on TV
- No monthly meeting in December
The poppy cascade and the Hayling Island U3A exhibits were featured on Meridian News on Tuesday 6th November. Click the image to see the article (and the 'Full screen' icon in the bottom right corner to see a larger version)...
The first of the two ladies to speak to camera is U3A member Carol Carter who is a member of the Northney Textiles Craft Group which organised the event. Speaking with her is Alyson Griffin who thought of making the cascade. The third lady shown with Carol and Alyson is Sue Palmer, also a member of the group.
To all Hayling U3A members,
The committee is seeking volunteers to take over the roles of Treasurer and Publicity Secretary. The tasks are not arduous but are essential to the continued survival of our U3A. The role of Treasurer is self-evident but the U3A is also very dependent upon publicity in order to bring in new members and perhaps more importantly to let others know of the existence of the U3A which can enhance the quality of life especially those who are new to the Island and those who live alone.
We are fortunate to have over 500 members and there must be many who could undertake these tasks. We are seeking to appoint two members to each task in order to provide continuity when one or the other is away or has other commitments. It also makes the task that much easier. So if you are able to contribute to the future success of our U3A then please contact any member of the committee or persuade one of your fellow members to do so. Without volunteers, the U3A cannot exist.
If you have not already visited St Peter’s Church in Northney then you will have missed a very moving experience of the commemoration to the participants of WW1 from Hayling Island. The poppy display of over 18,000 hand crafted poppies is breath taking and our U3A exhibition inside the church is attracting wide acclaim. The exhibition is open every day except Sundays from 10.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. until 10th November. Click here to find out more.
In addition, the U3A Digital Photography group have a display of impressive photographs in the Hayling Library which are well worth a visit.
In this update:
- The Solent seabirds
- Driverless cars
- David Evan Hughes
- Subscription reminder
- From page to stage
- From the forums
The Hayling Island U3A WW1 exhibition is on display at St Peter's Church in Northney until 10th November from 10am to 4pm on all days except Sundays.
St Peter's has organised a Poppy Commemoration of WW1 and has erected a cascade of over 18,000 poppies made by many people both local and abroad. It is an amazing sight and well worth a visit. To accompany the display of poppies, our U3A was invited to set up our exhibition in the Church and in the adjoining extension. Our book, "The Life and Times of Hayling Island 1914-1919" will be on sale.
St Peter's has requested help with stewarding for the exhibition in two hour slots. If you are interested in helping then please:
- Take a look at the available stewarding slots here. Note the white squares indicate a slot that hasn't yet been filled.
- If you can help, please contact Rona Doyle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.