PATCHAM  U3A

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Patcham University of the Third Age

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Patcham U3A  Annual Open Day
Monday 20th May from 10:30am - 3:30p.m.
Another successful open day with ineresting displays by a number of our interest groups.

Peace Garden

Just a reminder that we will be working in the Peace Garden on the 14th and 21st May.


Bad news once again! One of our new trees has again been vandalised, and both of the roots from the old trees pulled up and thrown across the garden. What can we do?

Hope to see you on the 14th

Family History
Click here for news of our Family History Group and their recent activities

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.

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

Sussex history through Churches

25 members of the Group visited

St Helen's Church in Hangleton.

The graveyard contains the grave of Dame Flora Robson's parents.

We followed our visit by coffee at Hangleton Manor just down the road.

Another visit to Veolia....
.... but with orange jackets this time!

Due to popular demand, a second visit was organised to the Veolia Recycling Centre at Newhaven.

Gardening Group annual outing

Members of the Gardening Group and friends visited RHS Wisley on 10th May.
We were lucky with the weather and everyone had an enjoyable day.

Gardening Group visit to Newtimber Place

17 of our members recently visited Newtimber Place.

The visit had special significance for 2 of our Group - for more about our visit and their story click here.

"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 22/5/2019

Upcoming events


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