Guildford

Events

Monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at 2-3pm, at St. Catherine's Village Hall. Help with putting out and returning chairs before and after the meetings would be greatly appreciated. Please note that there is an option to change the order of this listing from "Date Order" to "By Category". Some U3A events not organised by Guildford U3A are listed on the Other U3A sites and Events page


Dates for your Diary
June 2019
Thu Jun 6thSocialCoffee Morning 11:00 am at The March Hare, 2-4 South Hill, Guildford GU1 3SY
Mon Jun 10thWorkshopInvitation to Flower Arranging Demonstration 2pm Monday 10th June 2019 at Burpham Village Hall.
Professional Flower Arranger Kathryn Austin will give a demonstration of her artistry with flowers. The demonstration will last for approximately one hour after which there will be an opportunity to inspect the completed arrangements and to talk to Kathryn before they are raffled after tea break. Please contact Valerie on 01483 536085 to order a ticket and arrange pre-payment of £2.50 per person.
Thu Jun 13thOutingBritish Art at Home
Owing to insufficient interest this coach trip has been cancelled.
Wed Jun 19thSocialCoffee Morning 11:00 am at The White House 8 High St, Guildford GU2 4AJ
Wed Jun 26thOtherThe Sound of Musicals Millmead Centre, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BE at 2pm
The combined singing groups from Guildford and Milford U3As will be performing songs from Les Misérables, The Lion King, Oklahoma! and many more. No ticket required as entry is free but there will be a voluntary retiring collection in aid of the Guildford Baptist Church Building Redevelopment Project.
July 2019
Mon Jul 1stSocialCoffee Morning 11:00am at The Parkway Guildford GU1 1UP (adjacent to the Spectrum)
Mon Jul 15thOutingHighclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, is currently primarily a (rather magnificent) family home but with a rich and varied history, changing over the centuries from a Tudor house to a grand Georgian mansion, to then become a ‘castle’ and Edwardian party house where visitors included politicians and technological innovators. See Highclere Castle Publicity and Highclere2 application form for details.
Tue Jul 16thSocialCoffee Morning 11:00am at Stoke Park Gardens Café. When entering Stoke Park from the Stoke Road, turn immediate right then pass the kids' park (right) and the toilets (left). There is a path on the left, up towards the gardens which avoids the 'Stepping Stones' route.
Wed Jul 24thOutingCoach trip to the London Palladium to see a matinee performance of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Please click Joseph booking form for further details. Spaces are available on a 'coach-only' basis. Or complete and send an application form WITHOUT A CHEQUE if you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case a space becomes available.
Tue Jul 30thOutingHighclere Castle and Gardens
This trip is now full. A second trip has been arranged for Monday 15th July.
If you wish to go on the waiting list for the 30th July, please complete the booking form and send it without a cheque.

See Highclere Castle Publicity and Highclere Castle Booking Form for details
Wed Jul 31stSocialCoffee Morning 11:00am at The Weyside - Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3XJ
August 2019
Fri Aug 16thSocialCoffee Morning 11:00am at The Horse & Groom, Epsom Rd, Merrow. GU1 2RG
Tue Aug 27thSocialCoffee Morning 11:00am at The March Hare, 2-4 South Hill, Guildford GU1 3SY
Fri Aug 30thOtherGroup Enrolment Day 2-3:30pm at Guildford College, Stoke Road.
September 2019
Wed Sep 4thOutingCoach trip to Chichester for a matinee performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!. This trip is now full. If you wish to go on the waiting list, please complete and send an application form without a cheque, and you will be notified if a space becomes available. Please click Oklahoma publicity and Oklahoma booking form for further details.
Mon Sep 30thMeetingMonthly Meeting: Sabine Baring Gould talk by Rebecca Tope, Crime writer and successful guest speaker concerning a Victorian writer who deserves to be more well known. Venue Trinity Centre, Trinity Churchyard Guildford GU1 3RR 2pm Please note change of venue from 2018-19 meetings
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndOutingThe Beauty of Tchaikovsky at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrate the music and passion of Tchaikovsky in a concert featuring dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Includes excerpts from the popular and much-loved Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and an 1812 firework finale!
See The Beauty of Tchaikovsky publicity and The Beauty of Tchaikovsky booking form for details.
Mon Oct 28thMeetingMonthly Meeting: George Frideric Handel: Inventive Instrumentation and Orchestral Opulence.
Talk by Simon Mold, a composer whose works include a carol specially composed for the U3A Choir which was performed at our 2018 Christmas Concert. A look at some of Handel's music through the instruments that he uses. The talk will be punctuated with some musical examples. Venue Trinity Centre 2pm.
November 2019
Mon Nov 25thMeetingAGM followed by Monthly Meeting: Some great fibs of the Crimean War. by Mike Hinton,Historian of Crimean War: PhD. entitled ‘Victory over Disease: Resolving the Medical Crisis in the Crimean War, 1854–1856’. A mini-crusade against the peddling of misinformation during and after the Crimean War. Venue Trinity Centre 2pm.
January 2020
Mon Jan 27thMeetingMonthly Meeting: News from Berlin talk by Irene Black, local writer and speaker and our Guildford U3A newsletter editor. If only I had news from you. Venue Trinity Centre 2pm.