Hastings & Rother

Events

We have a wide range of speakers at our monthly speaker meeting. These are held on the fourth Monday of each month (unless a Bank holiday) at either the Sussex Hall, White Rock Theatre, Hastings TN34 1JX or St. Peter's Community Centre, Bexhill TN40 2HE. Coffee, tea & biscuits available from 09.45-10.15, announcements at 10.30 and speaker at 10.45. For details of speakers and subjects, please see the list below. 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
Meetings
Mon Nov 25th Tony Harris
"The Titanic Story"
Azur
Mon Dec 9th Christmas Social
St. Peter's
2 pm start
Mon Jan 13th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jan 27th 2020 Mary Smith
"A Schoolgirl's War"
White Rock Theatre
Mon Feb 10th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Feb 24th 2020 Bernard Lockett
"Social and Political Satire of Gilbert & Sullivan"
St. Peter's
Mon Mar 9th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Mar 23rd 2020 Tony Harris
"Winston Churchill"
White Rock Theatre
Mon Apr 27th 2020 Dave Homewood
"Talking Machines"
St. Peter's
Mon May 11th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon May 18th 2020 Chris McCooney
"Rogues, Rascals and Rebels"
White Rock Theatre
Mon Jun 8th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jun 22nd 2020 Ian Bevan
"The Inns of Court"
St. Peter's
Mon Jul 13th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Jul 27th 2020 AGM & Summer Social
St. Peter's
2 pm start
Mon Sep 14th 2020 U3A members coffee morning
10am-noon
Royal Victoria Hotel and De la Warr Pavilion
Mon Sep 28th 2020 John Field
"Amazing World of Magic"
White Rock Theatre
Study Days
Sat Dec 7th Leonardo da Vinci with Kay Blackburn at Boxgrove. Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of one of history’s great thinkers and artists.
Sat Jan 11th 2020 Music and Nature with Robert Carrington at Hailsham. Creatures with their actual sounds and how composers have created pieces based on these sounds or calls.
Sat Feb 8th 2020 Landscapes of South East England with Geoffrey Mead at Pulborough. Aspects of our rich regional landscapes.
Sat Mar 14th 2020 Country Houses in the South Downs - from medieval to 20th Century with Sue Berry at Rustington. An exploration of how fashion and fortune affected these houses.
Sat Apr 11th 2020 A Mathematical Medley with Roger Luther at Horsham. Some numbers, some shapes and some algorithms.
Sat May 9th 2020 Crusades and the Knights Templar with Geoff Doel at Mayfield. An exploration of the first 100 years of the controversial crusading movement and of the iconic Order of Knights Templar, which has fuelled so many bizarre legends.
Walking: Longer
Tue Dec 3rd Ann Tucker has kindly made an advance booking for our Annual Christmas Meal. Put the date in your diary now! Details will be added to the website in due time and all members emailed. Both the longer and shorter walking groups are invited to get together for our annual celebration.

Richard will be leading a walk along the paved areas of Alexandra. This will enable members to come dressed smartly without getting muddy!! Obviously a lot of this depends on the weather. We will aim to have a coffee/tea break at Eat@ in the Park. Both Shorter and Longer walkers are welcome to come along.

Timings for the walk will depend on when the College Restaurant are expecting us. The walk is expected to start at 10.30
Tue Jan 7th 2020 Drive to Rye Harbour car park for a walk around the Nature Reserve for a 10.00 start. It doesn’t get too muddy in the winter. It will be about 5 miles but we can shorten it if the weather is too bad on the day. I will work out the exact route between now and then. I will check the local pubs for lunch, there are two in the village. Leader Les 07798-642915 or les.cornish@gmail.com
Tue Feb 4th 2020 Volunteer needed please contact Richard
Tue Mar 3rd 2020 Volunteer needed please contact Richard
Tue May 5th 2020 Drive to Robertsbridge. Details to follow. Leaders Val A. & Trisha.
Tue Jun 2nd 2020 Volunteer needed
Walking: Shorter
Tue Dec 3rd Joint event with longer walkers.

Ann Tucker has kindly made an advance booking for our Annual Christmas Meal. Put the date in your diary now! Details will be added to the website in due time and all members emailed.

Richard will be leading a walk along the paved areas of Alexandra Park. This will enable members to come dressed smartly without getting muddy!! Obviously a lot of this depends on the weather. We will aim to have a coffee/tea break at Eat@ in the Park. Both Shorter and Longer walkers are welcome to come along.

Timings for the walk will depend on when the College Restaurant are expecting us. The walk is expected to start at 10.30
Tue Jan 14th 2020 Our usual New Year Alexandra Park walk. Meet at the Cafe in the Park at 10.30am