Caterham & District

Events

The Meetings listed below are organised by Caterham U3A.
They include talks by outside speakers or current U3A members, and are held regularly at the United Reformed Church Hall, Harestone Hill, Caterham. Time: 2.15 pm for 2.30 pm start. Talks are open for anybody to attend for a fee of £2 (payable on entry) but free to Caterham U3A Members.

Surrey U3A Network Study Days include talks by outside speakers, and are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Menuhin Hall (near Leatherhead). Talks are open to U3A members (£10 charge, non-U3A guest £12).

The Outings and Social Events listed below are organised by either the Social Co-ordinator or individual groups. Follow the link to the respective group page for further details.

The dates for the Chichester Summer School next year are Monday 20 to Thursday 24 June 2020. Full details will be on the South East U3A Forum website in December. Information about the National Summer Schools can be accessed via the site for the Third Age Trust.

Also check out the Other Events listed below, which may be of interest to you.

We are hoping that more members will be prepared to help organise events. Please contact our Social Co-ordinator if you would like to get involved, or have other suggestions for maintaining a flourishing and diverse social calendar for Caterham U3A.

2016 was the Thirtieth Anniversary of Caterham U3A. Take a look at our previous events page, which includes some photographs.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Mar 30th This talk has been cancelled due to Coronavirus situation
Mark Lewis will be talking about the Craft of the Silversmith on the tradition silversmith construction techniques and equipment, methods of repair and restoration, supported by a display of hand tools, work in progress and books on the craft. (does include a short demonstration).
Mon Apr 27th This talk has been cancelled due to Coronavirus situation
David Allen will be talking about Manners Please Dearest - the do’s and don’ts of the Victorian Upper Middle Class. Courtship, calling cards, dinner party etiquette and the mysterious language of the fan.
Mon May 18th This talk has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation
Dananjaya Silva will be giving a talk about The History of Tea.
Behind the world’s second most consumed beverage is a story of trade, deceit, pioneering, disaster and the spirit of 'can do'. Talking about P M David & Sons who were established during the plantation Raj, about the first origins of tea in China and the birth in India and Ceylon and the men and people who pioneered the trade and who carry the flag today.
Mon Jun 29th This talk has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation
Brian Freeland will be giving a talk about A view from the wings. The Stage Manager’s view from the prompt corner is very different to that of your comfy seat in the stalls or circle. Reality theatre, no retakes and as the review says - slightly saucy.
Mon Jul 27th James Taylor will be giving a talk about Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard telling of the brilliant British humour. Artist drawn postcards were the most popular art form in the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II. Discover the the popular themes and styles by the masters of the medium and why their popularity waned with the British public.
Mon Sep 28th Andrew Bustin will be talking about My Life as an Extra and covers the many hours he has stood in front of a camera and the people he met along the way.
Mon Oct 26th Malcolm Wells MBE will be giving a talk about So Far So Good covering 24 years in the army as a musician and medic. Also explaining the experience of receiving the MBE at Buckingham Palace and finally amusing stories of his 15 years in Canine Partners including how to teach a dog to use a washing machine!
Mon Nov 30th Caterham U3A - Annual General Meeting
To be held at the United Reformed Church Hall, Caterham.
The AGM Minutes 2019 have been published.
Outings
Tue May 26th Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Palace and Gardens.
- This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation
Study Days
Fri Apr 17th Surrey U3A Network - Study day at the Menuhin Hall, Leatherhead
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
The Most Famous Pharaoh of Them All: Tutankhamun, the Boy King
Presented by Clive Barham Carter.
Fri May 15th Surrey U3A Network - Study day at the Menuhin Hall, Leatherhead
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
The Development of British Style
Presented by Paul Atterbury, Antiques Road Show
Fri Jun 19th Surrey U3A Network - Study day at the Menuhin Hall, Leatherhead
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Understanding Turner - The Man, His Life & His Work
Presented by Professor Maria Chester
Fri Sep 18th Surrey U3A Network - Study day at the Menuhin Hall, Leatherhead
POSSIBLE CHANGE BEFORE BOOKING OPENS
The Art and Objects of the Mughal Emperors, from Akbar to Shah Jahan.
Presented by Ursula Weekes
Other Events
Tue May 5th Lunchtime session of Pub Skittles, at the Royal British Legion, Limpsfield at 12 noon.
- This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation
Wed Jun 3rd This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus situation
Caterham Festival - U3A Open Day on the 3rd June at the Soper Hall, Caterham, 10am - 2pm. This will be for the general public and our own members to discover the whole range of our activities. It will be part of the Caterham Festival.
London Discovery
Thu Apr 30th Vagrants to Vegans Walk. This has been cancelled due to Coronavirus and will be rescheduled
Wed May 27th Old Operating Theatre Visit plus walk. This has been cancelled due to Coronavirus and will be rescheduled.
Thu Jun 4th Guided London's Burning Walk. This will be delayed until later in the year
Fri Jun 19th East Grinstead Walk and Famous Guinea Pig Club. Most likely will be delayed until later in the year
Tue Jun 30th The Physics Garden. This will be revisited nearer the time due to the Coronavirus
Fri Aug 7th Kings Cross and St Pancras Walk
Thu Sep 10th Temple of Mithras and Guildhall
Science
Mon Apr 6th 10.00 am at Elizabeth Court. Selected topics
CANCELLED - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Mon May 11th 10.00 am at Elizabeth Court. Evolution of computer memory
CANCELLED - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Dates to be announced
Jun (East Grinstead museum)
Jul (London College of Physicians)
Aug (Summer Social)
Mon Sep 7th 10.00 am at Elizabeth Court. Astronomy - a talk by Martin Hogbin.
Mon Oct 5th 10.00 am at Elizabeth Court. Do Animals want you Dead? a talk by Patricia Barnard.
Mon Nov 2nd 10.00 am Group discussion
Mon Dec 7th 10.00 am Fun Quiz
Theatre Visits: Miller Centre
Thu Mar 26th
→Sat Apr 4th
The Beauty Queen of Leenane - by Martin McDonagh.
CANCELLED - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Thu May 7th
→Sat May 16th
Pressure - by David Haig
CANCELLED - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Thu Jun 25th
→Sat Jul 4th
David Copperfield - by Charles Dickens adapted for the stage by Alastair Cording.
CANCELLED - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Walking
Mon Mar 30th EVENT CANCELLED ... was to be from Marsh Green near Edenbridge
Mon Apr 6th EVENT CANCELLED ... was to be from Staffhurst Wood
Mon Apr 20th EVENT CANCELLED ... was to be from SEVENOAKS WILDLIFE RESERVE
Mon Apr 27th EVENT CANCELLED ... was to be from parking by Hedgecourt Lake near Felbridge.