Monthly Meetings

All of our members are welcome to attend the Monthly Meetings held at 2.30pm on the second Friday of every month except August. The meetings are free to attend. These are now being held by Zoom until further notice.

When the meetings are able to resume, they will again be held at The Friary Hall. 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. Sadly, these have also been suspended until further notice. They 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.
During lockdown we have held a number of virtual coffee mornings using Zoom.

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. We will publish further details as soon as we are able to resume activities.

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

The Crawley SUN representative, Maggie Berrill is able to help put members attending meetings in touch with other local members to share transport. Please contact Maggie on 01293 515271,

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 Jul 9th Monthly meeting by Zoom with a talk by Ann Sole about Ecuador.
Fri Sep 10th Open Afternoon
Fri Oct 8th Speaker TBA
Fri Nov 12th AGM
Fri Dec 10th Christmas celebrations