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WELCOME

The Association came into being in October 2004.

Membership of the Association is open to all retired employees and retired former employees of the University, in all categories, including semi-retired employees. Joint membership with spouse or partner is also available at no extra cost.

(Associate membership is open to those who have retired from a university other than Exeter and are resident in Exeter. Associate members may participate in any of the activities of the Association but may not hold office or vote at General Meetings. Please indicate on the Membership form if you wish to apply for this type of membership.)

Members and Associate members pay an annual subscription, currently 6. A Membership application form can be dowloaded as a pdf file from this link, and this form also contains a list of currently active Special Interest Groups.

Various general social events take place throughout the year, including a Coffee Morning on the last Tuesday of most months. There are also a number of Special Interest Groups who organize more specific activities.

Currently the Association's membership includes very few retired members of staff based in Cornwall as its activities tend to be focused on the Exeter area and its Devon surroundings. However, special group outings do take members from time to time into Cornwall and UERSA would welcome an interest from potential Cornwall colleagues in extending its activities in the Duchy.

For contacts and further information, please follow the links on the left.

What's New

The May Newsletter (no.39) has now been circulated, and a pdf copy can be downloaded here. It contains items on UERSA and University news, and some general information - plus an ongoing plea for volunteers to serve on the Executive Committee. Details of this year's Summer Party are included, so please indicate to Sue (Cousins) if you wish to attend. Since going to press, the date of this year's Annual General Meeting has been confirmed as Thursday 28th September, and details will be made available later in the year.

Your ever-resourceful Web Editor has started an experimental page of random gleanings which may be of interest.


Chris Austin organised a very enjoyable trip on the Dart, from Totnes to Dartmouth and back, on 13th June. You will see we had ideal weather and here are two pictures to prove it. Nearly 30 members participated.

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GENERAL EVENTS - please see the Forthcoming Events page for details

Our Summer Party this year will again be in the Cricket Club pavilion, on Thursday 29th June. Details and a booking form are included in the latest Newsletter.

David (Batty) has circulated details of the University's Sculpture Walks on the University Campus on 2nd of August. See the Events page for a copy of his email.
17/jun/2017


GROUP ACTIVITIES - for details please follow the Group links on the left

Details of all visits are now available for Garden Group events for this year. There is a summary on the Group page, and the full details are available from Anne.
12/jun/2017

The Nature Walks Group has a walk in Ashclyst Forest in July. Numbers are limited, so let Judy (Mead) know if you would like to attend.
14/jun/2017

The Restaurant Group is in need of someone to organize the next event. Please see Frankie's note on the Group page.
12/jun/2017

The Music and Opera Group is still looking for a new organizer. Alastair (Logan) has circulated a message detailing the commitment involved, and you can read a copy on the Group page.
20/jan/2017

Details and a booking form are now available for the Wine Group July event. The final tasting of the year will be in October.
13/jun/2017

The April Walking Group newsletter has been circulated, with a programme of six walks. Reports of the first walks of 2017 are included. Please note that the walk scheduled for 24th May has been cancelled due to illness. But the good news is that two replacement walks have been offered: Fingle Bridge on 24th May, and Crediton on 4th July. Please contact Trevor for details.
10/may/2017

The Table Tennis Group has confirmed session dates for the rest of this year, all Thursdays as usual.
22/jun/2017

Coffee Mornings are held on the last Tuesday of most months, from 10:00 to 12:00 at The Imperial in New North Road. They are very informal (not to mention noisy on occasion) and an average of around 30 members attend.  A reminder about parking charges: If you pay for parking and show your 'parking receipt' this amount will be refunded at the bar on your purchase of coffees, etc.