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  1. 1. Horsley u3a January 2023
  2. 2. 2 Horsley u3a January 2023 Wednesday, 25th January 2023 ‘Charles Dickens, Conjurer’ Speaker: Ian Keable Next monthly Meeting
  3. 3. 3 Horsley u3a Committee + Tony Dinkin Chairman Richard Deighton Robbi Robson Treasurer Secretary David Lush Paul Dodgson Membership Secretary Vice Chairman elect Alan Gilbertson Wendy Sampson Monthly Meetings Group Support Mark Blowers Tony Heaney Website Media Services Ian Eversden Peter Tallon Publications & Surrey Network Recruitment & Support June Blackwell Meryl & Kelvin Hayes Hospitality Publicity
  4. 4. 4  Chairman’s Message  Reports from Activity Groups  Study Days at Menuhin Hall  Available to all members by e-mail, on website or by post  Comments Welcome Autumn 2022 Newsletter Editor : Ian Eversden Compositor: Meryl Hayes Horsley u3a
  5. 5. 5  Bird Watching and Wild Flowers  Book Clubs: ‘Original’, ‘Lovelace’ ‘Easy Readers’ and ‘Crime Fiction’  Boules  Bridge: Clubs 1 & 2  Canasta 1 & 2 x Horsley u3a Groups
  6. 6. 6  Chess  Creative Writing  Croquet  Cycling – 3 groups  Dinghy Sailing Horsley u3a Groups
  7. 7. 7  Explore London (Tues & Thurs)  Films  French Conversation  Grace Notes  Garden Visits x Horsley u3a Groups
  8. 8. 8  Genealogy  History  Humour  Knitting for Charity  Longer Walks  Mah-Jong x Horsley u3a Groups
  9. 9. 9  Music Appreciation  Open Minds (Discussion Group)  Orchids  Outings  Photography x Horsley u3a Groups
  10. 10. 10  Pickleball  Pilates  Play Reading  Poetry  Rummikub 1 & 2 x Horsley u3a Groups
  11. 11. 11  Scottish Dancing  Scrabble 1 & 2  Supper Club  Table Tennis groups  Transport and Industrial Arch. x Horsley u3a Groups
  12. 12. 12  Travel  Ukulele  Walking  Wine Appreciation  Wine Appreciation – home based x Horsley u3a Groups
  13. 13. 13  Opera Screenings  Wall Climbing  Theatre Outings  Coach Outings  Quiz Nights x Horsley u3a Occasional Activities
  14. 14. 14 - Take a course - Enjoy group activities - Go on a study day - Learn as you play u3a is unique and exciting Horsley u3a Groups Embrace the Learning Agenda
  15. 15. 15 Walks every month 2nd or 3rd Tuesday Usually starting at 9.30 hrs from a convenient car park Visits to a variety of local wildlife parks and reserves including: Sheepleas, Ockham Common, Guildford Riverside Park, and Papercourt Gravel Pits. ‘Birdwatching and Wild Flowers’ Contact: Brian Austin or John Burge Horsley u3a Groups
  16. 16. 16  Write more interesting reports  Create interesting stories  Monthly themes chosen by members  Friendly feedback from fellow authors  Take part by e-mail if you prefer ‘Creative Writing’ For more information contact: Ian Eversden Horsley u3a Groups
  17. 17. 17 • Meetings every other month at EHVH • Holidays organised ‘Travel Club’ Traveller's tales & holidays with friends All welcome, contact: Jenny Peachey
  18. 18. 18 ‘Travel Club’ Next meeting: Thursday, January 19th All welcome, contact: Jenny Peachey Wildlife Photography Speaker: Philip Marazzi
  19. 19. 19 ‘Transport & Industrial Archaeology’ Talks, visits, and outings Contact: Peter Bennett-Davies Recent outings include: Laverstoke Mill , Guildford Hydro, Wandle Industries museum, Canal Museum at Stoke Breurne Canal Museum , Studo434 (Classic Cars) and DeHavilland (Aircraft Museum) See the webpage for full 2023 programme
  20. 20. 20  Easy riders  Intermediates  Main group  Road riders Want to join in the fun? Cycling Contacts: Bob Spackman or Sue Reeves Regular outings each Tuesday Usually starting from Horsley station 4 groups:
  21. 21. 21 Enjoy a good discussion? Keen to express your opinion? Do you have controversial views? Join us in some lively conversation 14.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs ‘Open Minds’ 3rd Thursday each month Contact: Mandy Newman
  22. 22. 22 West Horsley Village Hall Each session 55 minutes long 2.30 pm Mat exercises (chair work for those unable to do floor exercises) 9.30am remote classes via Zoom every weekday ‘Pilates’ Contact: Margaret Newman
  23. 23. 23 First THURSDAY each month 7.00 for 7.30pm ‘FILMS’ In East Horsley Village Hall • A variety of different types of film shown in pleasant surroundings • Films selected by the Group members. If you are interested in joining please contact Margaret Faulkner £1.50
  24. 24. 24 Horsley u3a Groups First THURSDAY each month 7.00 for 7.30pm EHVH To join: contact Margaret Faulkner 3rd February 2023 ‘As Good as it Gets’ A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, & Greg Kinnear Next film show: 2nd March ‘FILMS’
  25. 25. 25 Next Meeting: February 28th 2023 ‘Islam and the West’ Speaker: Mark Blowers ‘History’ Meetings 16.15 – 17.45 For more information contact: June Davey Every 4th Tuesday East Horsley Village Hall
  26. 26. 26 ‘Table Tennis’ Contact: Individual group leaders - see Directory Four groups already playing: - Monday 10.00 – 12.00 - Monday 15.15 – 17.30 - Wednesday 15.15 – 17.15 - Friday 15.15 – 17.15
  27. 27. 27 ‘Scottish Dancing’ For more information contact: Celia Chapman  Meetings once a fortnight  Enjoy the exercise that Scottish Dancing offers  Beginners are very welcome  Burns Night with poetry and seasonal fare
  28. 28. 28 Remember, if you have an interest in one or more of our groups please leave your name and contact details with a committee member. For group contact details see our website If in doubt contact: Wendy Sampson NB We discourage waiting lists Horsley u3a – Join a Group
  29. 29. 29 3pm ‘til 5pm - with an interval for tea  Live performances  Presentations by members Join group members at local concerts ‘Music Appreciation’ Contact: Tom Stevenson Enjoy music in members’ homes Meetings: 4th Wednesday each month
  30. 30. 30 Give us a hand Join our team: Outings, publicity, hospitality, groups’ support, secretarial support. If you have a little time to spare: https://www.horsleyu3a.org.uk/ Horsley u3a
  31. 31. 31 Enjoy Walking? 4 – 5 miles at a gentle pace in glorious countryside 10.00 – 12.00 once a month Interested? ‘Walking’ Contact: Robert Taylor Horsley u3a Groups
  32. 32. 32 10 miles at a gentle pace in glorious countryside 10.00 – 15.00 twice a month With a stop for a pub lunch Interested? Contact: Dorothy King A group for those keen on longer walks Horsley u3a Groups
  33. 33. 33 Programmes devised for all camera users ‘Photography’ Helping you take better pictures Contact: Fred Hutchinson • Meetings: 2nd Wednesday each month • Monthly challenges set and photos critically reviewed • Outings to local venues such as Bushey Park, Devil’s Punchbowl, London by Night Horsley u3a Groups
  34. 34. 34 Eating out, meeting new people, trying out new venues. ‘Supper Club’ For more information contact: Ian & Wendy Sampson Recent venues have included ‘The Running Mare’ Cobham, ‘The Black Swan’, Ockham, and ‘The Cricketers’, Downside Horsley u3a Groups
  35. 35. 35  Romantic novels, thrillers, historical novels, science fiction, bestsellers - you choose  Meetings in members’ homes  Book festivals, theatre visits, library events Three book groups For more information contact individual group leaders Horsley u3a Groups
  36. 36. 36 A group for those who have played chess in the past and would be interested to play again with others of roughly the same standard in a friendly relaxed environment. Join those already playing: Contact: David Harrison Horsley u3a Groups
  37. 37. 37 Discover some of the 100 reasons why you should start playing the ukulele • It’s easy to learn • Plenty of music to play • Low cost instrument • Joint group with other local u3as Contact: Pat Bleasby Horsley u3a Groups
  38. 38. 38 Horsley u3a Groups Grace Notes If you can play a musical instrument why not join Grace Notes? All newcomers welcome Contact: Marion Hartland
  39. 39. 39 •Renowned expert keen to help you get started •Fascinating plants grown worldwide •Wide range of varieties •Easy to grow blooms To learn more contact: Jean Green Horsley u3a Groups Cultivating Orchids
  40. 40. 40 Horsley Sports Club - Wendy and Ian Sampson ‘Boules’ A great game with a long history. Why not learn to play? Summer & Winter sessions Horsley u3a Groups
  41. 41. 41 Remember, if you have an interest in one or more of our groups please leave your name and contact details with a committee member. Contact details listed on the Horsley U3A website: https://www.horsleyu3a.org.uk/activity-groups If in doubt contact Wendy Sampson NB We discourage waiting lists Horsley u3a Groups
  42. 42. 42 Horsley u3a Groups Pickleball  Game of four players  In East Horsley Hall  Equipment provided  New players welcome If interested, contact Pam Campbell
  43. 43. 43 Horsley u3a Groups Knitting for Charity  Meetings once a month  2pm to 4pm in member’s homes  Accompanied by cake and a cuppa  Items sent to Knit for Peace Contact: Margaret Grinter
  44. 44. 44 Horsley u3a Groups ‘French Conversation’ Contact: David Foot  A French conversation group for those with just a basic knowledge of classroom French - somewhere between O and A level - but struggling with conversation.  The group meets on the first Monday each month.  Group size is limited 12, but please get in contact if you are interested in joining
  45. 45. 45 Horsley u3a Groups Detective Fiction If interested, contact: Peter West Enjoy reading and commenting on detective novels and thrillers then why not join a group of like minded readers?
  46. 46. 46 Horsley u3a Groups  Enjoy reading plays together and making the characters come to life  2nd Friday each month 10.00 until 12.00 If interested, contact Michael Grinter Play Reading
  47. 47. 47 If you are interested in a particular subject but there is no group to join, why not: If interested, we can help. Contact Wendy Sampson • A number of like minded members (any number, 5 or 50) • Some ideas about a programme Start a new group? Horsley u3a Groups
  48. 48. 48 New Group: Climate Change Horsley u3a Groups a) Event 1: Monday 25th 7pm East Horsley Village Hall – your Carbon Footprint b) Event 2: Thursday 22nd September 7pm EHVH – Sustainability – what you can do c) Event 3: TBC November 7pm WHVH – Adapting your home – Eco specialist d) Event 4: TBC January 2023 7pm WHVH – It’s all about clothes and stuff! • Concerned about climate Change? • Keen to help save the planet? • Attend local events • Get help from experts Contact: Paul Dodgson
  49. 49. Founded in 1982, u3a is a UK-wide movement of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun. Members explore new ideas, skills and activities together. There are 1,057 u3as with over 450,000 members; membership costs less than £20 on average per year and is open to everyone who’s no longer in full-time work. Learn Laugh Live National u3a
  50. 50. Promoting ‘Learning for Life’ 50 • National concerts, events, lectures • Meetings and conferences • Group Advisors u3a is a UK-wide collection of 1000+ charities that provide the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and learn for fun. Make the most of life and join more than 430,000 members exploring new ideas, skills and interests National u3a
  51. 51. 51 Download your FREE copy from National U3A Office Well worth a read: https://us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=656ad5962b370cc9e2731d1ed&id=8a3463ee1d National u3a The u3a National Newsletter is filled with information, stories and advice from across the U3A movement as well as advice on how to keep safe and occupied during this difficult time. Sam Mauger - u3a Chief Executive
  52. 52. 52 Several Horsley u3a members have indicated that they would wish to make personal donations to help the humanitarian effort in Ukraine. Your committee would like to endorse the message from the staff and Trustees of the Third Age Trust (see page 5 of the Spring edition of Third Age Matters) that their thoughts are with the u3as in Ukraine, their members, family, friends and neighbourhoods during this terrible time. Following Government advice on how to do so safely it is suggested that donations should be made by using the link to the Disasters Emergency Committee which has brought together 15 leading UK aid charities including Oxfam and Age International. The War in Ukraine dec.org.uk. The link:
  53. 53. 53 Third Age Matters has new features: • Interest group articles • Information on resources • Recent discoveries • Education and Later Life books • Members recipes • ‘In My Own Write’ on Facebook Read members letters in each issue National u3a
  54. 54. 54 ‘We believe learning need never stop and will always be a pleasure’. www.horsleyu3a.org.uk
  55. 55. 55 • Contribute to meetings • Do some research • Write a report • Ask about learning groups If interested, we can help. Contact our groups support: Wendy Sampson Enjoy More Learning Horsley u3a Groups
  56. 56. 56  10.00 – 16.00  Take a packed lunch  £12 fee incl. coffee, tea and biscuits See website for booking forms Third Friday each month Surrey u3a Network Study Days 2023 at the Menuhin Hall https://u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork/events
  57. 57. 57 Surrey u3a Network Study Days 2023 at the Menuhin Hall ‘Amelia B. Edwards: The Great Forgotten Victorian Egyptologist’ Presented by: Clive Barham Carter, £12 fee incl. coffee, tea and biscuits, take a packed lunch Next Study Day: Friday, 17th February See Surrey u3a website for further details
  58. 58. 58 Surrey u3a Network Study Days 2023 at the Menuhin Hall ‘A Study Day on Poetry’ Presented by: Steven Fowler, James Haddow & Roger McGough £12 fee incl. coffee, tea and biscuits, take a packed lunch March Study Day: Friday, 17th March See Surrey u3a website for further details
  59. 59. Horsley U3A Winter 2022/3 It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. Epictetus was born nearly 2,000 years ago in Hierapolis (present- day Pamukkale in Turkey) Remember: Epictetus
  60. 60. 60 Horsley u3a Winter 2022/3 Wednesday, 22nd February 2023 ‘Dabs and DNA’ Speaker: Chris Truran Next monthly Meeting