Croydon

Diary

Events (not just those of Croydon U3A) which are open to all U3A members are included in this Diary.

  • Events are classified into different categories or you may display them in chronological order.

FULL details of coach outings and the holiday to North Wales and their availability are shown on the Coach Outings & Holidays page.

  • Booking forms for all these events will be included in the Bulletins and can also be obtained at the general meetings.

National and some Regional U3A events are listed below as 'Other'. Also see the links to the London Region, and Surrey, Sussex and South East in the LINKS box right. The events shown on these websites are open to all U3A members.

GENERAL MEETINGS are held once a month on the second Wednesday between 1.45 - 4 pm at the FREEMASONS HALL in West Croydon.

  • Tea or coffee and biscuits are served from 1.45pm.
  • Visitors are welcome to attend once to see what we do and to speak to committee and other members.
  • It starts with our business meeting, in which members are informed of national and local U3A events and developments, followed by administrative matters.
  • The talk from an invited speaker begins after the raffle.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed May 9th 'Charles Dickens', conjuror.
Wed Jun 13th 'Blooming Britain' by Colin Jones. 'From the Scilly Isles to Scotland the British Isles is crammed with great gardens. This talk visits a number of them including four of the RHS gardens, Tresco, Sissinghurst, Chatsworth, Eden, Helligan, Powis and others.'
Wed Jul 11th A talk by Steven Jenkins which will focus on the early years of Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith showing how their careers developed to where they are today.
Outings
Fri Apr 27th "Homes of the Rich & Famous". Luncheon cruise from Maidenhead. Price £43. Details can be found at Croydon U3A Outings.
Mon May 14th Visit to Hampton Court Palace by public transport. See your Mar/Apr Bulletin for details.
Tue May 15th Sutton U3A's coach trip to HIGHGROVE. There are a few spaces available on this outing please click on Highgrove Visit for details and the booking form. Apply ASAP
Thu May 31st World Wildlife Trust (Arundel) and Parham Park & House. Price approx £33. Details can be found at Croydon U3A outings.
Wed Jun 20th Beth Chatto Gardens and Clacton-on-Sea. Coach leaves at 8.30am. Price £23. Details can be found at Croydon U3A Outings.
Fri Jul 27th Smallhythe Place & Lamb House. Price £29.50, (£16.50 for NT members). Details can be found at Croydon U3A Outings.
Wed Aug 15th Ickworth. Price £26 (NT £15). Details can be found at Croydon U3A Outings.
Fri Sep 14th Charleston Farmhouse & Eastbourne. Price £27. Details can be found at Croydon U3A Outings.
Wed Nov 7th Milestones (near Basingstoke). Start 9.30 am. For details see Croydon U3A Outings page. Booking forms in next Bulletin.
Study Days
Fri May 18th Hoaxes, Magic, Cartoons & Satire
Presented by Ian Keable, Member of The Inner Magic Circle & Lecturer for The Arts Society. Click the link for details.
Places are available
Sat May 19th LR Music Study Day (click LR Music Day Programme for full details and booking).
Thu Jun 7th National Gallery Study Day - After the Impressionists: The Post Impressionists to Picasso. ADVANCE NOTICE
Sat Jun 9th Chartism Day, click link for details. At UCL, Gower Street.
Fri Jun 15th Prehistoric Britain: New Discoveries about our Ancient Past
Presented by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, University College London
Places are available. Click for details.
Wed Sep 19th Jazz Study Day to be held in Camden. ADVANCE NOTICE - save the day. Details to be announced.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 18th
→Wed Jun 20th
South East Summer School at Chichester University - 13 subjects avaiable. Visit Sussex U3A network for details and booking.
Mon Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 26th
National U3A summer school at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire. Visit U3A Summer Schools for details and to book.
Tue Jul 31st
→Thu Aug 2nd
London Region U3A Summer School. At St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street.
See the Summer School Flyer and Summer School 2018 booking form.
Tue Sep 11th
→Fri Sep 14th
National U3A Summer School. Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. Visit U3A Summer Schools for details and to book.
Holidays
Sun Oct 7th
→Fri Oct 12th
Holiday to North Wales. See Coach Outings & Holidays page for details. Booking information and forms were in the January Bulletin. STILL A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE
Sat Sep 14th
→Thu Sep 19th
September 2019, Holiday to Jersey. See the poster on Croydon U3A Outings page. Booking details in May Bulletin.
Other Events
Wed May 16th South East Forum Conference at East Grinstead