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 Feb 25th Open Meeting. A talk on Lasting Powers of Attorney. Our Open Meeting this month will be a talk by Chris Chippendale, Managing Director of “LPA’s Made simple” explaining why it is important to make and register a Lasting Power of Attorney. He will point out some of the problems which might arise if you do not have an LPA in place, and he will guide us through the various steps to be taken to complete the task. This is a very important issue for us all, and we hope that we will get a good attendance. The talk is on a MONDAY, and not Thursday as it has been in the past.

It will be held at the URC hall 1 Harestone Hill, CR3 6SX. Doors open at 2.15. Talk starts at 2.30. Free to members.
Mon Mar 25th Open Meeting. A Talk by Beth Wood on the work of th Prospero Theatre. Full details TBA.
Mon Apr 29th Open Meeting. A talk by David Allen entitled "The Weird and wonderful". Full details TBA.
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. Full details TBA.
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. Full details TBA.
Mon Nov 25th Annual General Meeting.
Other Events
Sat Mar 9th Our U3A is taking a stand at the Warlingham Hobbies exhibition at All Saints Church Hall in Warlingham on Saturday 9 March 2019. The Exhibition will take place between 11.00 a m and 2.00 p m, and about 20 local groups will be taking part. Why not come along to support the team that will be running the exhibition?
Wed Mar 20th We are holding a social event for recently joined members of Caterham U3A at the Crown and Pepper restaurant in Caterham at 12.30. This will be an informal lunch, which will give new members an opportunity to meet the committee and other new members in relaxed and friendly surroundings.
London Discovery
Wed Feb 27th Third Visit to Royal Opera House
Mon Mar 18th Visit to Southwark Cathedral
Tue Apr 16th Tour the Hippodrome Casino
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 Mar 6th Group 1 will discuss Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Mon Mar 4th 10.30 am at Elizabeth Court. Talk on Forensics in Terrorism by Dave Tadd.
Mon Apr 1st 10 am at Elizabeth Court. Two talks:
Leaves want you dead by Martin Hogbin
Digital Camera Sensors by Brian Smith
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 Feb 18th ... from THE ROYAL OAK at Brockham
Mon Feb 25th ... from THE BARLEY MOW at Tandridge
Mon Mar 4th ... from THE HARROW on Stanstead Road, Caterham Hill
Mon Mar 11th ... from THE WHITE HART on Chipstead High Road
Mon Mar 18th ... from THE SKIMMINGTON CASTLE on Reigate Heath
Mon Mar 25th ... from Mickelham near Dorking ~ final venue TBA
Mon Apr 1st ... from THE WELLHOUSE INN a Mugswell
Mon Apr 8th ... from THE WIREMILL LAKESIDE near Newchapel
Mon Apr 15th ... from THE PLOUGH (or possibly the Old House at Home) at Dormansland
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