Hayling Island U3A - May Update

In this update:

  • Canterbury Tales freely adapted for the 21st century
  • Science and Technology: Lifeboat design
  • Visit to Hampton Court
  • New weekly session for the Petanque group
  • Reminiscences of Hayling after WW1 to WW2
  • National Gallery: first impressions
  • An archaeological experience
  • Spring newsletter available online

Canterbury Tales freely adapted for the 21st century

You might remember the dramatic presentation of Florence Nightingale's life at our birthday lunch last July. Vera Hughes and David Weller are back to entertain us at next Thursday's monthly meeting. This time they'll present a modern-day version of the Canterbury Tales. Click here to learn more.

Science and Technology: Lifeboat design

The next meeting of the Science and Technology group on Wednesday May 24th will hear a presentation by Bob Hornby about Lifeboat design. All U3A members welcome. Click here to learn more.

Visit to Hampton Court

We will shortly publish details of our next visit: to Hampton Court. As well as being able to book a place online, you can now pay for each visit by bank transfer! More details will appear here shortly.

New weekly session for the Petanque group

The Petanque (Boules) group now plays every Sunday morning from 10.30am at Seacourt. That's in addition to the session on alternate Wednesday afternoons. If you'd like to join them, please contact Geoff or Steve - the group leaders - who will advise you on availability. Click here for contact details and for more information.

Reminiscences of Hayling after WW1 to WW2

Following the success of our book on Hayling during the First World War, we are applying for a Lottery grant to produce a new book covering Hayling during the Second World War and the intervening years. In anticipation, Mike Burnham is collecting useful material and arranging interviews with people that have relevant memories. If you can help or know someone that could help, please get in touch with him direct.

National Gallery: first impressions

The U3A Trust has arranged a study day focusing on French Impressionism on Wednesday, 14th June. You'll be able to learn about the techniques and subject matter of Impressionist paintings in the National Gallery collection and discover why these ground-breaking paintings of modern life were so controversial in France during the Belle Epoque. Click here to learn more and for a booking form.

An archaeological experience

We're being offered an opportunity to participate in recording the wreck of a minesweeper on the foreshore at Gosport (between the Explosion Museum and the Jolly Roger pub!)

This is part of a weekend course being offered on 17th to 18th June by the Nautical Archaeology Society. Click here to learn more.

Spring newsletter available online

A reminder that the Spring edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter is available online. Click here to see it. You can read it online (and benefit from features like active internet links and resizeable text) or download a copy to print.

If you missed the Christmas newsletter, you can use the same link to see back copies of the newsletter, too.

You will need your username and password. Your username is log in to the members' area to see your user id. No-one can tell you your password but, if you have forgotten yours, you can get a new one; click here to find out how.

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