Ashtead

Events

This page will help to keep you informed of our upcoming meetings and other Ashtead U3A organised events. For information on interest group activities, please refer to the group pages as these will often give more specific details of their meetings and activities.

Members meet on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30 p.m. in Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. We request that members do not arrive for the meetings before 2.00 p.m. Social committee members need to use the time to organise their paperwork and tickets and are not always able to attend to members’ requests or record attendance before this time. The Hall is booked out to us from 2.00 p.m. and not before. Thank you for your cooperation.
Admission for visitors to the Monthly Meeting is by prior arrangement only.

U3A Surrey Network Events can be accessed by clicking the link on the RHS of this page.

Other local U3A's and Ashtead Village events are covered in the Monthly News Update emailed to all members.

Please note that as there is no longer a tea interval mid-meeting, tickets for Events can only be bought between 2 and 2.30, before the formal meeting commences. Tickets for all outings/events only go on sale at the meeting stated.

Autumn 2021. APMH meetings were resumed in September 2021 after the lifting of COVID restrictions.

Secretary Ashtead U3A


Dates for your Diary
September 2022
Thu Sep 1stMeetingNB The usual 'first Thursday of the month' meeting at APMH has had to be moved to 8th September!
Thu Sep 8thMeeting40th Anniversary Party with 30 mins of well known songs from Green Street Blues - a ladies 'a cappella' chorus who rehearse in Sevenoaks, Kent. Their 30 members, from Kent, Surrey, Essex, and Sussex sing without any musical accompaniment in gorgeous 4-part harmony.
IF YOU CAN COME AND ENJOY OUR SPECIAL AFTERNOON TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT, PLEASE LET ANNE LETHEREN KNOW BY EMAIL at treasurer@ashteadu3a.org.uk
Tue Sep 13thOutingA visit to Breamore House. Cost £50 includes Guided Tour of the House, entry to Countryside Museum, St Mary's Church, Buffet Lunch and and all gratuities. Leaving Ashtead Pond 9.25 APMH 9.30. Tickets on sale by email from Jennie Pilfold and at u3a meetings. THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE.
Breamore House, near Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest, is an Elizabethan mansion completed in 1583. The first owner William Dodington built the house from 1580 - 1583. In 1748 it was purchased by Edward Hulse and is still the Hulse family home for more than two and a half centuries later. The Countryside Museum depicts traditional village life and is situated near the Tea Rooms. In the grounds is St Mary's Church, built in 980 AD and is an almost complete example of an Anglo Saxon Church.
Fri Sep 16thStudy DayVoices from Ancient Mesopotamia
Presented by Dr Irving Finkel, British Museum at Menuhin Hall at Stoke d’Abernon
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open.
October 2022
Thu Oct 6thMeetingCaring for The River Mole Sue & Nigel Bond
Sat Oct 15thOutingOctober outing, probably not 15th, actual date to be released later. Winchester with an optional tour of the Cathedral further details to be announced later.
Fri Oct 21stStudy DayEureka - A Brief History of Maths from 3000 BC to 2000 AD
Presented by Roger Luther at Menuhin Hall at Stoke d’Abernon
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open
November 2022
Thu Nov 3rdMeetingKirtles, Corsets and Curtains Sarah Slater
Wed Nov 16thOutingThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the New Vicotoria Theatre, Woking, 2.30 performance, with Hayley Mills, Paul Nicolas, Paula Wilcox, Andy de la Tour, Marlene Sidaway, Rekha John-Cheriyan. Excellent Royal Circle tickets £45 inclusive of Coach Travel. Available at September meeting from Beryl McLaughlin.
Fri Nov 18thStudy DayIndustrial Archaeology at Fifty
Presented by Professor David Perrett & Professor Martin Adams at Menuhin Hall at Stoke d’Abernon
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open
Wed Nov 23rdOutingLeatherhead U3A have organised a coach day trip to see ‘Blenheim Palace at Christmas and The Illuminated Trail’ on Wednesday, November 23rd. Tickets are £70 each including the coach fare and £50 Palace entry fee. The ticket agency is wanting Leatherhead U3A to commit to numbers in early August. If you are interested please contact Muriel Roberts
Wed Nov 23rdOutingGuilford u3a are organising a trip to a lecture titled 'REVISING PEVSNER: a new look at Surrey's Churches', which coincides with publication of the new Pevsner Architectural Guide to Surrey.

BOOK ONLINE now at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/scpt
Wednesday 23 November 2022, 7pm-8.15pm at St John's Centre, St John the Evangelist Church, 222 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AA
Tickets
£12 per person
£6 for SCPT members
£6 for UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE MEMBERS
Group discounts available on request - please email Richard Morris
LIVE in person and on Zoom
The Zoom link will be shared with the online audience before the meeting.

Charles O'Brien is series editor of the world famous Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.
He will talk about Surrey church architecture, as documented by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner and Ian Nairn in the original volume for the county, published in 1962. This is the first revision of the guide in fifty years and Charles will review the scholarship of Surrey's churches since then and changing opinions on the merits of recent changes.
December 2022
Thu Dec 1stMeetingChristmas Miscellany Ian Bevan
January 2023
Thu Jan 12thMeetingA Medieval National Gallery Stephen Chater
February 2023
Thu Feb 2ndMeetingA View From The Wings Brien Freeland
March 2023
Thu Mar 2ndMeetingA talk on Weather Helen Young
April 2023
Thu Apr 6thMeetingThe Stock Exchange Tim Collett
May 2023
Thu May 4thMeetingNB 3pm The Hidden History of Women Writers Ana Sampson
June 2023
Thu Jun 1stMeetingModern Slavery/Honor-Based Crime Clive Driscoll
July 2023
Thu Jul 6thMeetingMe and Mrs Thatcher Tim Flesher
September 2023
Thu Sep 7thMeetingTBC
October 2023
Thu Oct 5thMeetingTBC
November 2023
Thu Nov 2ndMeetingLewes and Bonfire Night Andy Thomas
December 2023
Thu Dec 7thMeetingCribs, Cards and Christingles Mark Lewis