Please can you help? Over the 16 years of Ashtead u3a the Social Committee have successfully organised dozens of events, thanks to a succession of willing volunteers. Inevitably, with time many of these volunteers have stood down. We are in need of some new Committee members and fresh ideas helping organise u3a outings and events. We should love to hear from you if you are interested, and if you would like to know more please contact Beryl McLaughlin (01372 272581 or Without your help we will not be able to organise the same number of events in the future.

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
April 2024
Fri Apr 19thStudy DayEarth's Atmosphere - our Life Support System.
Presented by Professor David Philips CBE FRS, Imperial College London, and Ashtead u3a.
May 2024
Thu May 2ndMeetingPoetry Anthologist Ana Sampson will talk about Mythology, exploring this topic from around the world. She will retell ancient tales and look at the new uses we put to old stories, as well as introducing gods, heroes and quests, from the Balinese world Turtle to the warriors of the Valhalla, the adventures of Odysseus and some of mythology's most fearsome monsters
Tue May 14thOutingHighgrove House. There is a planned outing to Highgrove House in Doughton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, with a garden tour which includes lunch. The Gloucestershire estate served as the country home of King Charles III before he stepped into his role as the sovereign of the United Kingdom. It is home to an impressive array of architectural gems as well as being known for its antique shops and royal connections. The trip is an all day event and the price for Highgrove House plus lunch is £55; the coach hire is £32 per person which makes a total of £87 per person. If you are interested in this trip or would like more information please contact Norma Shaw via email.
June 2024
Tue Jun 4thOutingA visit to Longleat including a drive through the Safari park.
Coach leaves Ashtead at 9 am. Cost £60, OR with a guided tour of the house £70.
Tickets will be on sale at the April Meeting from Beryl McLaughlin or email Beryl to book.
Thu Jun 6thMeetingHelen Naylor talking about Sir Christopher Wren - science, domes & spires
July 2024
Thu Jul 4thMeetingGraham Grist talking about Commonwealth War Graves
August 2024
Thu Aug 1stMeetingNB no meeting in August
September 2024
Thu Sep 5thMeetingBrian Freedman talking about Bohemian Parks
October 2024
Thu Oct 3rdMeetingAndrew Baker talking about the history of Newcastle.
November 2024
Thu Nov 7thMeetingAlan Doig talking about Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Thu Nov 28thMeetingMike King will give a humorous talk about The Shed!
NB this is 'Decembers' meeting.