Hayling Island U3A - May update

In this update:

  • Michelangelo and La Capello Sistina
  • Walking netball for ladies
  • Brighton visit and horse-drawn barge trip
  • Satellite radar images

Michelangelo and La Capello Sistina

Next Thursday's monthly meeting is a presentation by Dr Duncan Philips (who you might remember from his Venice talk) about the Sistine Chapel:

In 1505 the Florentine sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti was summoned to Rome by Pope Julius 11 to discuss the commission of a tomb.

The tomb wasn't completed for over 40 years and his attention was put towards the creation of one of the greatest and largest works of art the world has ever seen. Painted in two stages between 1508 and 1512, the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are astonishing in both scale and detail. This talk tells the story of the ceiling and shows in very close detail why it is still admired by visitors after 500 years.

Click here for more details.

Walking netball for ladies

Anne Hollis is setting up a new walking netball group and would like to hear from you if you are interested in joining. She already has some interest and is currently in talks with the head of PE at Hayling College about hiring the college's netball court.

If you would like to find out more, please click here to contact Anne directly.

Brighton visit and horse-drawn barge trip

There are just a few places left for the visit to Brighton on Wednesday, May 22nd. Cost is £20 per person. Click here for more details.

We will be taking a trip on a horse-drawn barge on the Great Western Canal on Wednesday, October 9th. Cost is £35 per person. Click here for more details.

You can book online or by post for either event - click either of the above links to find out how to do that. Alternatively, you can have a chat with the Visits team and make your booking at the next monthly meeting.

Satellite radar images

The title of the next Science and Technology meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 2.30pm in St Patrick's church hall is "Satellite Radar Images : What you see is not what you get". As usual, non-group members very welcome at £2 towards hall hire costs.

Andy Henderson
Web site editor, Hayling Island U3A