PATCHAM  U3A

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Patcham University of the Third Age

Hot off the Press!
Extra walk
Additional 4 mile walk on 7th May to be led by George.
Walk will start from Burgess Hill burial ground car park.
Full details from Helen

Tour of Brighton Palace Pier

Tuesday 18th June. Meet at the entrance at 11.00a.m

Cost £8.00

Tour lasts about 1.5 hours, finishing just in time for fish 'n chips or other forms of lunch on the Pier if desired!

If you would like to go, please use the Contact Us link on the left to let Margaret know.

Tour of the Amex Stadium (home of Brighton & Hove Albion)

A tour has been arranged for 24th April at 1:30p.m. 

It will last about 2 hours and the cost is £6.50 per person. 

If you would like to go, please use the Contact Us link on the left to let Margaret know.

Patcham Peace Garden
We are continuing to keep the paths clear moving on to plants and weeds in the wall round the sunken area.
Keep an eye out for our friendly robin!

We would still love more help.
Book Group
To see some things to consider when leading on a book,
 click here

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

Gardening Group visit to Newtimber Place

17 of our members visited Newtimber Place this morning. The visit had special significance for 2 of our Group - for more about our visit and their story click here.

Sussex history through Churches

25 members of the Group have made their first Church visit.

We visited St. Peter's Church in Preston village and enjoyed an informative film and talk from Hazel. We learnt a lot about the Church and the old village

Shoreham Airport
We visited Brighton City Airport (better known to us as Shoreham Airport) and were given a fascinating tour of the airfield, hangers and museum. The gale force winds meant that there was not a lot of aircraft movement but at least it didn't rain!

"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.

2019 Holiday 30th May - 3rd June 2019
Our holiday in 2019 will be to the Ribble Valley area of Lancashire. For more information click here or on the Holidays & Outings link in the side bar or talk to Pamela.
More names are needed if the holiday is to go ahead.


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 18/04/2019

Upcoming events


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Note that last minute changes will be noted under Hot off the Press