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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 January Newsletter (no.38) has now been circulated. Our thanks to Sue (Odell) who has agreed to take over the editorship for one year, pending another volunteer stepping forward - could this be You? A pdf copy can be downloaded here.


GENERAL EVENTS - please see the Forthcoming Events page for details

Coffee Mornings at the Imperial have now restarted, and the first was well attended.

A cruise on the River Dart has been arranged by Chris (Austin) for 13th June. Chris has circulated details and she requires replies by 20th February please.

There will be a guided walk around Totnes Castle and town, lead by Bob Higham, to take place on 27th April. Preliminary details from David (Batty) are on the Events page.

Our Summer Party this year will again be in the Cricket Club pavilion, on Thursday 29th June. Details will be circulated when available.
27/mar/2017


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

Details of four visits are now available for Garden Group events for the new season. There is a summary on the Group page, and the full details are in this pdf file.
3/feb/2017

The next Restaurant Group lunch has been arranged for March. There is a maximum number of 20, so early booking is advised. Responses are needed by 14th March.

The lunch for May has now been organized, and again the maximum is for 20 people.
7/mar/2017

Dates are now available for Badminton Group meetings for the start of 2017.
22/dec/2016

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

The Wine Group has provided details the next event, in May, which will take the form of a tasting quiz. Become an acknowledged expert!
8/mar/2017

Bridge Group meetings have not been well attended. Paul would welcome suggestions for attracting new members, and a copy of his email is on the Group page.
27/oct/2015

Dates of the first six outings for the Walking Group have been entered in the 2017 Calendar. The full programme has now been circulated, and includes reports for the walks taken at the end of 2016. Four provisional dates for walks in April and May have been notified, and a "Somerset Space Walk" (eh?) will take place in June.
21/mar/2017

The Table Tennis Group has organized dates for the first half of 2017. An extra date has been booked for 6th April, for which there will be no charge.
27/mar/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.

Suggestions for other events are listed on the Events page.