Crawley

Events

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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!

Open Afternoon: Friday 13th September 2024

This year's Open Afternoon will be held on Friday 13th September 2024 at 2.30pm at the Friary Hall, Haslett Avenue. This is open to existing members as well as anyone who is thinking of joining. It is an opportunity to find out more about Crawley u3a, meet the Committee and members as well as a chance to meet Leaders of Groups you may be thinking of joining. A report on last year's Open Afternoon can be found under links on the right hand side of this page.

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 jigsaw puzzle swap 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. The next coffee morning will be held on Monday 1st July at 10.30am at the Friary Hall, Haslett Avenue.

Seasonal Outing Coach Trips

These are usually held twice a year in May and September 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. 2022's trip to the Tower of London proved to be very popular with members. Our most recent outings were in April 2023 to Holland Park and Leighton House in Kensington and to Fishbourne Roman Palace in September 2023. The details of this year's spring outing will appear in the March 2024 newsletter.

Summer Schools

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

LAST GOODBYES

Members will be saddened to learn of the following deaths:

David Gray (March 2023)
Ann Naylor (March 2023)
Mary Russell (14 April 2023) - for a full account of Mary's contribution to Crawley u3a see under Mary Russell
Joy Croad (August 2023)
Richard Harding (November 2023)
Anthony Cox (December 2023)
Doreen Stafford (3 December 2023)

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Mar 8th CANCELLED DUE TO CLOSURE OF THE FRIARY HALL - MONTHLY MEETING
Friday 8th March at 2.30pm - Graham Crozier - Mark Lemon and His Circle
Fri Apr 12th MONTHLY MEETING
Friday 12th April at 2.30pm - Martin Lloyd - Becoming a Famous Author
Fri May 10th MONTHLY MEETING
Friday 10th May at 2.30pm - Andy Smith - Prosthetic Perils
Fri Jun 14th MONTHLY MEETING
Friday 14th June at 2.30pm - Derrick Hughes - More Heads and Tails
Fri Jul 12th MONTHLY MEETING
Friday 12th July at 2.30pm - Neil Sadler (title to be confirmed) - (Almost) Death in Paradise, Pirates and Rum
Fri Oct 11th MONTHLY MEETING
Friday 11th October - Dr Janet Pennington - Sussex Inn Signs