News of general interest to all members

Would you like to be more active?

According to the Hayling Islander, Havant Borough Council has been awarded a £147,000 grant from the National Lottery's Sport England to promote sporting activities by residents aged 55 or older.

HBC is looking to find out from you what kind of activities it should support. If you are in that age category and would like to see HBC help you become more active, please complete their questionnaire.

Hayling Island U3A - November Update

A reminder that at next Thursday's meeting we'll hear a presentation from Darren Gowers exploring the world of microbiology and how it can help us understand and - hopefully - conquer disease.

There will not be a meeting in December.

We'll shortly add next year's monthly meeting programme to the web site.

We send this email on the week-end before each monthly meeting. If you have something you'd like to include please let me know.

Andy Henderson
Web site editor, Hayling Island U3A

Hayling Island U3A - September Update

Please note that I am just the messenger. If you want to respond to one of the new items, please contact the person(s) mentioned rather than replying to this email. Thanks, Andy.

In this update:

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Changing Years project meeting
  • Subscriptions are now due
  • Science and technology group
  • Pound coin deadline
  • U3A Trust events
  • From the forums

Continue reading Hayling Island U3A - September Update

1,000 years of illumination

A presentation at the British library on Monday 23rd October 2017.

Whether religious or secular, the most luxurious manuscripts were illuminated: lit up by decorations and pictures in brightly-coloured pigments and burnished gold leaf. They are among the most dazzling and intriguing objects ever created.

Learn about the cultural and artistic context in which these exquisite works were made in a day of talks exploring highlights from the Library’s collections. You’ll hear from Library curators and other leading experts from The Courtauld Institute of Art, Sotheby’s, and the world of calligraphy and design.

Click here for more details and a booking form.

Summer newsletter now available

The Summer 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