All of our members are welcome to attend the Monthly Meetings held on the second Friday of every month except August at the Friary Hall, Crawley Town Centre at 2.30pm. 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!
Speakers in 2019/20 have included:
Age UK - Our first monthly meeting of 2019
Katy Bourne – Sussex Police Commissioner
Caroline Haslett – Pioneer for Women in electrical engineering
Derrick Hughes – A former Headteacher and proficient musician
Neil Sadler – A policeman’s lot can be an interesting one
Chris Cowell - Life in Japan
Andy Thompson - World War 1
Penny Green - Knepp Wildland
Jim Cook - Canine Partners
Peter Hardy - National Memorial Arboretum
Bill Avenell - Weather Lore
Please click on the name of the speaker for a summary of the talk.
Three coffee mornings will be held this year. 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.
These are 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sep 11th||TBA|
|Fri Oct 9th||The Friary - 2.30pm|
|Fri Nov 13th||The Friary - 2.30pm|
Speaker: Mary Smith on A schoolgirl's war
|Fri Dec 11th||The Friary - 2.30pm|
Speaker Judy Theobald on Christmas and other problems
|Fri Jan 15th 2021||The Friary - 2.30pm|
Speaker Lady Crabtree on the Dowager Entertains
|Fri Jul 24th||Coffee Morning|
|Fri Oct 23rd||Coffee Morning|
10.00 - 12.00am at the Friary