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.

Some planned 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 Jun 25th The Job of a Laughtime: a talk by a scriptwriter to the comedians.
Tue Sep 18th An evening at the races. We are planning another visit to Kempton Park, but this time it will be a twilight event. Once again, we will have a meal in the Panoramic restaurant, overlooking the finish line, and hope for some good fortune with the race results.
Study Days
Fri Sep 21st Major Infrastructure Projects by John Kennedy
Surrey U3A Network
Fri Oct 19th Music Therapy & U3A Singing
Surrey U3A Network
Fri Nov 16th Development of Agriculture
Surrey U3A Network
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 18th
→Thu Jun 21st
Summer School Chichester University
Tue Oct 9th
→Sat Oct 13th
Annual holiday in the Bristol and Bath areas from Tuesday 9th October until Saturday 13th October.
Staying at the Grange Hotel (Mercure Bristol North,) stopping off at Boxwood House and Gardens on the way.
Wednesday: a visit to Bristol- to include the ship Great Britain and a river cruise with a cream tea.
Thursday: a visit to Longleat, complete with a drive through the animal park.
Friday: a visit to Bath with plenty of free time.
Saturday: the American Museum at Claverton Manor before the homeward journey.
Provided we get 30 people the cost will be £589. Click the pigeon on the top right hand corner of this page to register an interest.
London Discovery
Thu Jul 19th Low Tide Walk
Mon Jul 30th Visit to Strawberry Hills
Fri Sep 7th Visit to Highgate Cemetery
Wed Sep 26th Visit to Eltham Palace
Mon Oct 29th Postal Museum and Mail train
Wed Jul 4th Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Sat Jun 30th
→Thu Jul 5th
Visit to The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London.
Date of visit to be agreed . Contact Kay
Sat Jul 21st
→Sun Jul 22nd
Visit to the Summer Science Festival at Wakehurst. Date to be agreed. Contact Kay.
Tue Aug 7th Visit to the Wellcome Collection, near Euston Station, London. Contact Patricia.
Mon Sep 3rd The work of the Seed Bank. 10 am to 12 noon Talk by Kay, at her house.
Mon Oct 1st Reports on all the visits. Venue tba
Mon Nov 5th Members choice Venue tba
Mon Dec 3rd Fun quiz. 10.30am to 12. 30pm Patricia's house
Mon Jan 7th Social with a bit of Science and lunch. Kay's house
Mon Feb 4th The History of Robotics, Prof Mark Witkowski. 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at Martin's
Mon Mar 4th The Forensics of Terrorism. Dave Tadd !0.30 am to 12.30 pm at Jim's
Theatre Visits: Miller Centre
Thu Jul 5th "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen, adapted by Jessica Swale.
Mon Jun 25th from THE PLOUGH at COLDHARBOUR for Leith Hill
Mon Jul 2nd from THE BULL by Chelsham Common near WARLINGHAM
Mon Jul 9th from THE ANCHOR at WISLEY by Pyrford Lock on the River Wey ... for our annual Riverside Ramble