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Hayling Island U3A - April Update 2

My apologies to Mike. I was supposed to include this note in Sunday's Update email. Please pass this on to anyone you know that might be able to help...

We are seeking help.

Hayling Island U3A is undertaking research into the Social History of the Island from 1919 - 1946. To date we have discovered fifteen Service men who lost their lives during WW2 who are not commemorated on the memorial plaques in St. Mary’s Church, and it is hoped that in 2019 an additional plaque will be placed alongside the existing plaques. We are asking any relatives of men or women who lost their lives to make contact with us so that, not only can they be remembered in St. Mary’s Church, but also in the book we plan to publish in 2019.

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U3A visit to the Globe Theatre on 25 April

Dear Member,

If you have already booked for the visit to the Globe Theatre on 25th April 2018 please ignore this message.

Should you wish to join us on the visit there are nine places still available.  In addition to the Globe Theatre there are also opportunities to visit the Tate Modern, Borough Market and perhaps take a walk on the Millennium Bridge.

The cost is £30.

You can find out more and book a place either on the Hayling U3A website or at the next monthly U3A meeting on 19th April 2018.

Pat Hulls

U3A national summer schools 2018

The U3A Trust is running two summer schools this year. The first will run from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th July at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire. The second will run from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th September at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.

The full programme covers 19 courses including:

  • Opera
  • French
  • Cryptic Crosswords
  • Maths
  • Art Between the Wars
  • Musicals
  • Writing a TV Soap

Click here for more details including programme details, costs and booking arrangements.

South East U3A Forum summer school

The South East U3A Forum is running a summer school in Chichester from Monday 18th June to Thursday 21st June.

Sessions include:

  • Bridge Refresher Course
  • Culture & Rituals
  • Knitting
  • Mah Jong
  • The Joy of Maths
  • Jazz – The Sound of Surprise
  • Pagham, Parham and a Palace
  • Discovering Techniques in Water Colour Painting (subject to cancellation)
  • Portrayal of People, Events & Nature
  • Ukulele Tutor
  • Walking
  • Writing Your Life Story

Click here for more details.

Vote 100: The Journey to Democracy

The British Library and the U3A Trust have arranged a study day at the Library on Monday 26th March with sessions that include:

  • Dr Claire Eustance, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich – Claire will share her research around masculinity and male support for women’s suffrage, thereby giving wider social and political context to the movement.
  • Dr Fern Riddell, cultural historian and an expert in militant suffrage who appears regularly on TV and Radio, is consultant for the BAFTA award-winning BBC and Amazon drama Ripper Street and author of the Victorian Guide to Sex (2014) and forthcoming Death In Ten Minutes: Kitty Marion. Actress. Arsonist. Suffragette. (2018) – Fern will look at the militancy of the suffrage movements: its exponents, targets and consequences.
  • Dr Polly Russell, Lead Curator of Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library – Polly will look at the legacy of suffrage, and explore the Library’s oral history project ‘Sisterhood and Beyond’ that captures the memories of women who powered the Women’s Liberation Movement in the UK during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. This will include exerts from the Library’s sound and vision archives.

Attendance costs £24.

Click here for more details including a booking form.