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 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.
Wed Jul 24th Summer Lunch at Bletchingley Golf Club. We know a lot of our members like to get together over a nice meal so we are very pleased to tell you that we are organising a Summer Lunch at Bletchingley Golf Club, Church Lane, Bletchingley, RH1 4LP.

You have a choice of ordering 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30 on the Summer Lunch Menu.
If you want to order two courses these can be either a starter and main course or main course and dessert.

If you would like to attend this lunch, please complete the booking form which is printed in the May/June Newsletter, and send it with your cheque to the address printed in the newsletter, by Monday 22nd June, at the latest.
If you require more information please email Sheila Frost.
Tue Sep 24th TBC - Skittles Evening with Buffet Supper
Sat Oct 19th Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper

TBC Late Nov/early Dec - Coach Trip to Winchester Christmas Market
London Discovery
Fri Jun 21st City Ancient and Modern Walk
Tue Jul 2nd Highgate Cemetery
Thu Jul 25th Shoreditch Street Art Tour
Mon Aug 19th London Architecture Walk
Thu Sep 5th Brunel's London
Fri Sep 20th Visit Household Cavalry Windsor
Tue Oct 15th Middle Temple Banqueting
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 Jun 24th ... from THE COCK INN at Ide Hill
Mon Jul 1st ... from THE BOTLEY HILL on the Limpsfield Road between Warlingham and Oxted
Mon Jul 8th ... from THE DUKES HEAD by the roundabout by the A264, at the turning to Turners Hill & Crawley Down to the south
Mon Jul 15th ... from THE WATTENDEN ARMS for Kenley Common & Airfield
Mon Jul 22nd ... from THE CASTLE at Chiddingstone village
Mon Jul 29th ... from THE OLD HOUSE AT HOME in Dormansland
Mon Aug 5th ... from THE HATCH at Colemans Hatch on Ashdown Forest to the east of Forest Row
Mon Aug 12th ... from (& a group favourite for their amazing Turkish Meze) ~ THE BRICKMAKERS at Crowhurt Lane End to the south of Tandridge en route towards Lingfield
Mon Aug 19th ... from THE RED LION at Chelwood Gate (northern edge of Ashdown)
Mon Aug 26th (no walk currently planned for this Bank Holiday)
Mon Sep 2nd ... from THE BLACKSMITHS HEAD at Newchapel
Mon Sep 9th ... from THE WHEATSHEAF at Bough Beech
Mon Sep 16th ... from THE RED LION at Turners Hill
Mon Sep 23rd ... from THE OLD BELL at Outwood
Mon Sep 30th ... from THE BULL at Otford