Hastings & Rother


Our monthly business meeting with a lecture is on the fourth Monday of each month (unless a Bank holiday) at either the Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea or St. Peter's Community Centre, Bexhill. Coffee, tea & biscuits available for a small charge from 09.45-10.15, announcements at 10.30 and speaker at 10.45. No meeting in August.

We also have a coffee morning on the 2nd Monday of the month 10.00-12.00 at the Royal Victoria Hotel in St. Leonards and the restaurant of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. (i.e. 2 coffee mornings, taking place simultaneously) These are informal social events for members. No coffee mornings in August or December.

For guidance on reaching these venues please see the document, Access to venues

Dates for your Diary
Mon Feb 25th "You Cannot Be Serious"
David Horne
St. Peter's
Mon Mar 11th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Mar 25th "The America Ground"
Ken Brooks
Mon Apr 8th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Apr 29th "Playing Traditional Music on Unusual Instruments"
Joy Lewis and Derrick Hughes
St. Peter's
Mon May 13th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon May 20th "The Houses of Parliament"
Kevin Gordon
Mon Jun 10th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jun 24th "A View from the Wings"
Brian Freeland
St. Peter's
Mon Jul 8th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jul 22nd AGM and Summer Social
St. Peter's
2 pm start
Mon Sep 9th U3A members coffee morning
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Sep 23rd "Rudyard Kipling"
Geoff Hutchinson
Study Days
Sat Mar 9th Music for the Movies with Robert Carrington at Sedlescombe. A visual guide to how and why music is used in film.
Sat Apr 13th In the Picture with Peter Enser in Horsham. Exploring the evolving role of images in human communication and the techniques for their creation, interpretation and retrieval.
Sat May 11th Eureka! A Brief History of Mathematics with Roger Luther at Patching. A look at some of the highlights of mathematical discovery.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
South-East Forum, Chichester
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
National, Aston University, Birmingham
(details to follow)
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
National, Royal Agricutural University, Cirencester
(details to follow)
Art Appreciation
Tue Mar 12th To be decided
Tue Apr 9th Artist talk or discussion - to be arranged
Tue May 14th To be arranged - possibly Charleston House
Mon Jun 10th
→Thu Jun 13th
Visit to Berlin
Tue Jul 9th Visit to Brighton Pavilion
Walking: Longer
Tue Mar 5th Walking from Appledore, a fairly flat five mile easy walk. Lunch will be at the Black Lion Pub. There is very little parking at the pub so we will start and finish the walk at the free village car park which is opposite the start of the walk and about 400 yds down the main road on the left. There are public toilets nearby.

I will need numbers and lunch orders by Saturday evening 2nd March please, the menu is online. See the email recently sent to you for contact information for the leaders.

There is one very wet and muddy patch on the walk so sticks and waterproof boots recommended.

Leader Lizzie & Kate
Tue Apr 2nd Leaders Barbara, Madeleine & Chris. Details to follow.
Tue May 7th Drive to Brightling. 10.00 start

We will be aiming for a walk of about 5-6 miles that takes in many of the Fuller’s Follies starting at Woods Corner and via the Sugar Loaf, along public footpaths, passing the Temple and the Tower then to the village of Brightling. An opportunity to see more of the beautiful Brightling Park. Further details of parking and lunch to follow. Leaders Lorna and Chas (215205)
Tue Jun 4th Jackie and Steve. Details to follow.
Tue Jul 2nd Valerie and David have kindly offered again to host our annual bring and share lunch at their house in Fairlight. There will be a longer walk led by Richard and a shorter walk for which we need a volunteer.

Thank you Valerie and David.
Tue Aug 6th Leader Christine. Details to follow.
Tue Sep 3rd Volunteer needed
Tue Oct 1st Volunteer needed
Tue Nov 5th Volunteer needed
Tue Dec 3rd We have made an advance booking for our Annual Christmas Meal. Put the date in your diary now!
Walking: Shorter
Tue Mar 12th Leaders Les and Maggie
Tuesday 12th March 2019


This is a circular 3.3 mile walk, with some inclines. It takes us along a stretch of the Royal Military canal, along some quiet lanes but mostly across fields. Please be aware some of these usually contain livestock. Walking boots are recommended.

We will meet at 10.30 at the layby near the toilets in Monk’s Walk, Winchelsea TN36 4EN. It is on-street parking.

As yet the lunch venue has not been confirmed. Keep an eye on here for more information when it’s available.

Please book your place on the walk with Les and Maggie either by ringing on 07906850745 or emailing cornish.maggie@googlemail.com.”
Tue Apr 9th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue May 14th Leaders Cliff and Sue
Details to follow
Tue Jun 11th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue Jul 2nd Joint event with Longer walking group.
Walk around Fairlight followed by Bring and Share lunch.
Tue Aug 13th Leaders Linda and Moira
Details to follow
Tue Sep 10th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue Oct 8th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue Nov 12th Volunteers needed to lead
Tue Dec 3rd Joint event with longer walkers.
Christmas lunch at the catering college