Current activities

Groups

Longer days are here and our outdoor groups are all coming fully to life.  Croquet, walking football and rounders have restarted for example, joining our walkers and cyclists who’ve been meeting throughout the winter.  A band of our cyclists thoroughly enjoyed exploring byways in France recently, whilst walkers have loved the scents and colours of the bluebell woods around Medstead and its old church.

 

Many of us are meeting indoors - though still as safely as possible for our more cautious members.  Together we are dancing and singing towards the summer, playing games or doing quizzes.  Some are knitting or sewing; others are enjoying netball and table tennis.  Those who love a lively debate are sharing ideas within science & technology or philosophy groups. 

 

Meetings

  • ​In April 2022, we returned to QMC for a face-to-face meeting and refreshments, with a high-flying talk by Phil Holt, entitled: 𝑲𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒎 – 𝑰’𝒎 𝒂𝒏 𝑨𝒊𝒓 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓.

  • We all met in Lychpit to have a good chat about our future, and ensure that we continue to run the activities people want.

  • On 11 May, we had a talk at QMC  by Mr Peter Thompson, (27 years a barrister), entitled 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐽𝑢𝑟𝑦

  • We will be having a Platinum Jubilee picnic celebration at Stratton Park on Wednesday, 8 June. Nibbles will be provided. We would love to see any memorabilia you have from the Queen's Coronation

 

Excursions and Holidays

In 2022, we have the following trips booked (you do need to be a member to join them):

  • May:  Coach trip to RHS Wisley, including garden guide, cream tea.

  • June: RAF Hendon Air Museum and Grand Union Canal barge trip

  • July: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton - matinee performance

  • November: Turkey And Tinsel, The Shanklin Hotel, Isle of Wight. 

​Nothing stops our members enjoying themselves! You can join as many groups as you like, until the end of August 2022, for just one annual fee of £25!