Caterham & District


The events listed below are organised by the Caterham U3A through its committee or groups and as such are available to all members - guests may be invited to some social occasions.

Meetings, which include talks by outside speakers or current U3A members, are held regularly at the United Reformed Church Hall, Harestone Hill, Caterham. See the list below for dates. 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.

Outings will be listed below, but see also the page for London Discovery walks which involve travel to London by public transport.

As to regional and national U3A events, details of Study Days can be found on the web site for the Surrey U3A Network and the Chichester Summer School on the South East U3A Forum site. Information about the National Summer Schools can be accessed via the site for the Third Age Trust.

We are hoping that more members will be 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.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Apr 29th Open Meeting. A talk by David Allen entitled "The Weird and wonderful". A romp through the legal world - bizarre true-life oddities, daft old laws and political correctness gone mad.
Mon May 20th Open Meeting. A talk by Neville Lyons on "Art in the Lyons Tea Shop". Neville is a relative of the company's founder and he will describe how the company's lithographic projects was conceived, managed and publicised and how many of the artists have become household names. The talk will be at the United Reform Church, Caterham, 1 Harestone Hill, CR3 6SX. Doors open at 2.15. Talk starts at 2.30. Free to members.
Mon Jun 24th Open Meeting. Talk by Michael Grillo entitled "Two Kinds of Teardrops". It tells the "stranger than fiction" life stories of Roy Orbison and Del Shannon.
Mon Jul 29th Open Meeting. A talk by Neil Sadler entitled "California Dreaming". Alcatraz to the Grand Canyon via Route 66, with fascinating stories of places visited along the route.
Mon Sep 30th Open Meeting. A talk on the Kenley Airport Revival project - about the protection and conservation of this local airfield.
Mon Oct 28th Open Meeting. A talk by Rupert Matthews entitled "A Biography of Father Christmas". A look at the origins of Father Christmas as we know him today.
Mon Nov 25th Annual General Meeting.
Fri May 31st Coach Trip to Cambridge. Following our very successful trip to Oxford last September we have decided to redress the balance and offer a coach trip to Cambridge.

There will be three pick up locations in Warlingham, Caterham on the Hill and Caterham Valley. The coach will drop us close to the centre of the city where you will be free to spend the day at your leisure. The return journey from Cambridge will depart at 1630. Our approximate time of return will be 1830.

You can find information about Cambridge and ideas for places to see on the Cambridge tourist information website.

Price £10.00 per person (£15 for non U3A members) for return coach travel to Cambridge.
If you would like to go on this trip, please complete the booking form which is printed in the April Newsletter, or contact our Social Co-ordinator.
Wed Jul 24th Summer Lunch at Bletchingley Golf Club.
Tue Sep 24th TBC - Skittles Evening with Buffet Supper
Sat Oct 26th TBC - Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper

TBC Late Nov/early Dec - Coach Trip to Winchester Christmas Market
London Discovery
Wed May 22nd RAF Collindale
Mon Jun 24th City Ancient and Modern Walk
Fri Sep 20th Visit Household Cavalry Windsor
Tue Oct 15th Middle Temple Banqueting
Wed May 1st Group 1 will discuss Sea Change by Robert Goddard
Mon May 13th 10 am at Elizabeth Court. Talk on Senses, Beyond the Basic. (25 and Counting) by Patricia Barnard
This will include a little quiz, group discussion and some practical activity.
Mon Jun 3rd Visit to the Horniman Museum
Tue Jul 2nd Visit to the Wellcome Centre (Note change of day)
Mon Aug 5th Summer Social at Kay's. 12 noon to 2pm, bring a plate of food.
Mon Sep 2nd 10 am at Elizabeth Court. Members' Choice
Please make a note of any visits you have made during the year with any type of Scientific aspects that interested you, and share them with us. Also bring along any articles of interest you may have found, so we can share them.
Mon Oct 7th 10.30 am at Elizabeth Court. Talk about the pervasive presence of digital technology in our lives by Pete Eisenegger
Mon Nov 4th 10.30 am at Elizabeth Court. We will explore some issues of scientific magazines in groups, to identify articles of interest which can be shared with everyone.
Mon Nov 4th 10.30 am at Elizabeth Court. Fun Quiz
Mon Apr 22nd (No Walk Event for Bank Holiday ~ Easter Monday)
Mon Apr 29th ... from THE INN ON THE POND adjacent to Mercers Park AQUA SPORTS Lake
Mon May 6th (No Walk Event for May-Day Bank Holiday Monday)
Mon May 13th ... on Holmbury Hill to the west of Dorking; and afterwards at TBA
Mon May 20th ... from close to THE CARPENTERS ARMS on Limpsfield Chart
Mon May 27th (No Walk Event for Spring Bank Holiday Monday)
Mon Jun 3rd ... from TBA
Mon Jun 10th ... from TBA
Mon Jun 17th ... from THE ANCHOR INN at Wisley