Surrey U3A Network

Events

Study Days & Downloads

Study days are open to all U3A members and guests are very welcome. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon; starting at 9.30am with registration and running from 10am to 4pm. The fee, including coffee/tea and biscuits, is £10 for members and £12 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch. Prior booking is necessary. Click on any study day link below for a programme and booking form. You can use the on-line form on the Contact page to send a message to John Kennedy, Booking Secretary. We are currently more seeking volunteers stewards for the study days; contact our committee via the website or at a study day if you might be interested.

If you would like to comment on the organisation or content of the study day or would like to offer ideas for the future please use the Feedback Form and send it to John Kennedy as an email attachment or fill in the same form which will be available at the study days and hand it to any member of the committee. For information the list of study day titles over fourteen seasons is given here, together with a poster of a typical study day. When study day hand-outs or presentations are available for download they will be mounted here for a period of three months.

Maria Chester gave a study days on the Mayan and Inca Civilisations. You can request her presentations through the Contact Page.
Roger Luther gave a study day on Cosmology. You can request his presentation through the Contact Page.
Roger Luther gave a study day on Einstein; his five handouts can be downloaded by clicking on Special Relativity, General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Reading List and Fitzgerald-Lorentz Contraction.
Barrie Garnham gave a study day on Avante Garde Art and his list of artists can be downloaded by clicking on Artists List.
A seminar on the impact of hearing loss was organised recently by Fetcham U3A. A short report on the outcome is available.

South East Summer School & New Shared Learning Project (SLP)

Click here for details of a national SLP with Royal Holloway on "Citizens - 800 Years in the Making".

The South East Forum Summer School will be held at the University of Chichester from Monday to Thursday 18-21 June 2018. A Flyer & Poster can be obtained from the Summer School paragraph below & full details and an application form were available from mid-November 2017. Unfortunately Janet Blight, tutor for the Watercolour Painting Course, is in hospital with a serious condition so we are having to cancel her course at Summer School for 2018. If we can find a substitute tutor this will be announced but currently we do not have one in mind.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 16th The South East Forum has been running annual conferences for many years. The South East Forum Conference 2018 will be held at the Meridian Hall, East Grinstead on Wednesday 16th May and members of all U3As across the region are very welcome. The full details of Conference 2018 and a Conference 2018 Poster are available by clicking to get the downloads. We look forward to seeing many members at the conference
Study Days
Fri Feb 16th Making Sense of Militant Islam
Presented by Anne Davison, Lecturer for The Arts Society
Places are available
Fri Mar 16th Vincent Van Gogh & Painting in Nineteenth Century France
Presented by Leslie Pitcher, U3A Member & Lecturer for The Arts Society
Places are available
Fri Apr 20th UK Energy Futures
Presented by Graham Hill, Richard Rumble, Robin Allen, John Gallop & Ian Funnell
Places are available
Fri May 18th Satirical Art, Hoaxes & Dickensian Magic
Presented by Ian Keable, Lecturer for The Arts Society & Member of The Inner Magic Circle
Booking opens on 1 February
Fri Jun 15th Prehistoric Britain: new discoveries about our ancient past
Presented by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, University College London
Booking opens on 1 February
Fri Sep 21st Planned study day in 2018 on Major Infrastructure Projects
Presented by John Kennedy, U3A Member, & Others
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Oct 19th Planned study day in 2018 on Music Therapy & U3A Singing
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Nov 16th Planned study day in 2018 on the Development of Agriculture
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Feb 15th Philosophy in a Day!
Presented by Marianne Talbot, Oxford University
Fri Mar 15th Mediaeval Times - The Bayeux Tapestry & Other Topics
Presented by Imogen Corrigan, Lecturer for The Arts Society
Fri Apr 12th Planned study day in 2019 on Brexit - Week changed because of Easter
Fri May 17th Planned study day in 2019 on Significant Days, Ideas & People
Fri Jun 21st Mathematics in Action
Presented by Roger Luther, Sussex University & U3A Member
Fri Sep 20th Planned study day in 2019 on the Human Biome
Fri Oct 18th Planned study day in 2019 on Historical Personalities
Fri Nov 15th Planned study day in 2019 on Archaeology
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 18th
→Thu Jun 21st
The South East Forum Summer School runs at the University of Chichester from Monday 18th June to Thursday 21st June 2018. You can download a Summer School 2018 Flyer or a Summer School 2018 Poster by clicking on these links. Full details of all thirteen courses and an application form were posted in mid-November and can be downloaded by clicking on the links. Unfortunately Janet Blight, tutor for the Watercolour Painting Course, is in hospital with a serious condition so we are having to cancel her course at Summer School for 2018. If we can find a substitute tutor this will be announced but currently we do not have one in mind.