Monthly Meetings

All of our members are welcome to attend the Monthly Meetings held at the Friary Hall at 2.30pm on the second Friday of every month except August. The meetings are free to attend.

Occasionally the meetings are relocated if the Friary is not available but notice is given and the details are included on our web site.

The meetings are very informal and include a news update from the Chair, information on the u3a locally and nationally, a guest speaker, then tea or coffee and a chat!

Recent speakers have included:

Jim Cook - Canine Partners

Peter Hardy - National Memorial Arboretum

Bill Avenell - Weather Lore

Alan Charlton - Tales of Diplomacy

Christine & Peter Padwick - All things BANNED and CENSORED

Please click on the name of the speaker for a summary of the talk.

Coffee Mornings

We usually hold three coffee mornings each year. These are social occasions for members to get together to chat! There is no formal structure. Refreshments are provided. There is a raffle (all prizes are provided) and a book sale. Outside organisations may attend with displays, advice and occasional demonstrations. Non members who plan to join the u3a are also welcome to attend. There is no charge for these events.

Seasonal Outings

These are usually held three times a year, Spring, Summer and Autumn and involve a coach trip with official guides to different places of interest. They are available to all members of Crawley u3a. The cost depends on the venue. More details will be available once they are known.

Study Days and Summer Schools

The Sussex u3a Network - SUN - provides a variety of Study Days. The programme of study days covers a wide range of topics, including the arts, humanities, science and current affairs. These popular events are intended to enrich our members’ knowledge of the topics covered. Study day tutors are usually professionals in their field. The cost is now £8 for u3a members & £10 for all other applicants.

For a list of Study days please visit: Sussex u3a Network

There is an annual residential Summer School at Chichester University. More details can be found on the SE Forum Website: u3a South East Forum

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jun 10th Paul Barwick. Eyes on the spies
Fri Jul 8th Sarah Oldridge. Behind the scenes at Kew and Wakehurst
Fri Sep 9th Open Afternoon