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Study Days
Our programme of study days seeks to cover a wide range of topics, including the arts, humanities, science and current affairs. The study days are intended to enrich our members’ knowledge of the topics covered. Study day tutors are usually professionals in their field. Study days follow an academic year that starts in the Autumn.

Registering for our Study Days
Current Study Days arranged for 2020 are listed below, and are open for booking once the form is available. Your application must be accompanied by payment for the day or days for which you wish to register. You will find full instructions on the form.
All study days cost £8 for SUN U3A members, £10 for all other applicants, and usually run from 9.45am to 3.30 pm.

Cheques for payments for Study Days should be made payable to 'Sussex U3A Network'. Also enclose a stamped addressed envelope with the booking form. NB Refreshments at the venue may carry a small charge. Lunch arrangements will be notified on the booking form.

CONTACT PERSON - MARION WOOD 01903 756189 For more information and application form see Study Day Programme. New Website See Link Page

The clear message this year seems to be that if people really want to get a place on a particular study day they need to make up their minds early if they wish to avoid disappointment. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND HAVING BOOKED A TICKET, PLEASE REMEMBER TO LET THE ORGANISER KNOW, SO THAT YOUR TICKET CAN BE OFFERED TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST.


2020 Saturday Programme

Sat Jan 11th 2020 SUN 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 SUN Landscapes of South East England with Geoffrey Mead at Pulborough. Aspects of our rich regional landscapes.

Sat Mar 14th 2020 SUN 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 18th 2020 SUN A Mathematical Medley with Roger Luther at Horsham. Some numbers, some shapes and some algorithms.

Sat May 9th 2020 SUN 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.


Shared learning projects (SLPs) are short, participatory learning activities lasting from several weeks to several months. They involve U3A members and, possibly other local parties such as schools or societies, interested in researching or developing a particular subject. They can be local or regional projects and often have sponsorship to assist them, eg South Downs National Park & National Lottery sponsored the recent Sussex Alphabet SLP.