PATCHAM  U3A

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Patcham University of the Third Age

Hot off the Press!

Monday 25th November

There will be NO Current Affairs meeting on

Monday 25th November

Instead, Tony Leonard will give us a talk entitled

"The Adventures of a Young Policeman"

Christmas Party
It's on 9th December and we not only have tea
but also a  pianist to keep us entertained!
Get your ticket now from Pam
2020 Holiday
Our next holiday will be to the Lake District from 15-19  June. Don't miss it! 
For more details click here
Gardening Group
CLick here for the new 2020 programme
Patcham Peace Garden
Last workdays for this year will be 12th, 19th November.
Hope the weather will be kind to us one last time!
Visit to the Jewish Synagogue,
Middle Street, Brighton
Note that this outing has been postponed until 
16th January 2020 at 11:00a.m:
Walking Group
For the programme of walks for November and December, click here
2019 AGM
Papers have been sent out for the AGM which will be held on Monday 18th November at 3:00p.m in the Memorial Hall
Nominations for Committee members gratefully received!
It will be preceded by a talk by Sally Clarke
on our local Neighbourhood Care Scheme. 
Hope to see you there.
New Constitution
Patcham U3A Constitution has been revised. 
To see the text click here.
To compare with the existing Constitution, click here.
Family History
Click here for news of our Family History Group and their recent activities
Current programmes


Click on the links above for the current programmes 

Popular Classical Music

What is popular classical music? 

To find out the kind of music we listen to, click  here.  

  for an example of a recent programme

All members are welcome in the Memorial Hall at 2:00p.m. on the 3rd Friday of the month (except June, July and August!)

We would love to see some new faces!

Light Music
What is Light Music?  Any music that isn't strictly classical! It includes music from the 50s and 60s (and earlier!), rock 'n roll, big bands plus music from films and musicals, and much more.
All members welcome in the Memorial Hall at 2:00p.m on the 4th Friday in the month (except June, July and August).

Some recent activities

Visit to the cells!
Luckily they didn't decide to lock us all up!
We went to the Old Brighton Police Cells. One of the tour guide was a retired copper so had some interesting info about old local cases. One of our U3A members used to work in CID as a Detective Sergeant!

Sussex history through Churches

Our most recent visit was to St Nicolas Church, Old Shoreham.  We had a fascinating tour of the grave yard and Church and learnt about the Russian connection with Shoreham before and after the first World War.

"Learning not Lonely"
The Third Age Trust have recently commissioned a report on the effect the U3A lifelong learning concept on the third age generation in the UK. To read the report, click here.


We would welcome contributions from any of our Groups (Leaders or members!)

Send us a report of your activities or news of your future plans and we will add them to our site.

If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for improvement please send them to us by clicking here.


Last updated 11/11/2019

Upcoming events


To find out what is happening this month, click on Calendar in the menu above.
Note that last minute changes will be noted under Hot off the Press