Preston Park

General Meetings, Outings & Other Events

General Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of the month, in Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton. Doors open at 1.45pm, the meeting starts at 2.15pm to 3.45pm. There is an entry charge of £1.50 and free refreshments are served after the talk. Individual speakers and topics are listed below, as well as any alterations to date, time or venue. Knoyle Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Heritage Visiting Group See the Groups page for full details and information on how to book. See below for planned visits.

Holidays are tailor-made tours by the specialist travel company Brightwater Holidays, exclusive to Preston Park U3A members. Tours include all transportation, accommodation and entry costs, visiting gardens and stately homes, accompanied by our own Brightwater Tour Manager, David MacLennan, who ensures the tour runs smoothly and everyone has an enjoyable trip. Please contact Ann Kerrison for a Booking Form. See the Groups page for contact details and below for the latest Holiday plans.

For Members wishing to synchronise their diaries, the list below can be viewed in date order by clicking the ‘blue’ sentence below: Display events in date order. This can be reversed by clicking the button: Display events by catagory.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jun 6th June General Meeting, our speaker will be Professor Richard Simcock, talking on “The Role of Charity in the NHS”. We are very fortunate to have Richard come and talk to us as he is Chief Medical Officer of Macmillan Cancer Support and Consultant Clinical Oncologist for University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
Thu Jul 4th July General Meeting, our speaker will be Howard Lawes, the national u3a Jazz Subject Adviser, with a talk on "The Jazz Age - the most expensive orgy in history?”.
Social Events
Sat Sep 28th u3a Day promotion of Preston Park u3a in Preston Park
We will require volunteers to talk to potential members. Contact Christine Hooper for more information.
Summer Schools
Mon Sep 2nd
→Thu Sep 5th
2024 Summer School
The South East u3a Forum’s Summer School will take place from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th September 2024 at Chichester University and bookings are now open for a range of courses.
For more information link to SouthEastu3aForum
Sun Sep 8th
→Thu Sep 12th
City Break to Bristol & Bath 8th - 12th September 2024

A 5 day tailor made tour. Cost £995 pp (£195 s/s) and includes:
Dinner, bed & breakfast, staying at the 4 star Clayton Hotel, Bristol City. Comfortable coaching throughout, starting from our own local pick up points and accompanied by our own Tour Manager David MacLennan.
Entry to: SS Great Britain, No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Roman Baths, Wells Cathedral, Bishops Palace, Tyntesfied House, Lacock Abbey, Jane Austen Centre, American Museum and Garden.
Contact Ann Kerrison for more information.
Other Events
Thu Jul 18th
→Sat Jul 20th
u3a Summer Festival 24
The first national u3a Summer Festival takes place in York from 18th to 20th July. Drawing on the experience, enthusiasm and talents of u3a members, Festival 24 will bring the u3a movement together to showcase the wide variety of activities - talks, sports events, musical entertainment and workshops - which will make this first u3a national festival something to remember.
For details and to book see u3a Summer Festival 24
Fri May 24th A Day Trip to Cambridge by train.
Have you wondered where the Thameslink services go? Well now is your chance to find out about the Cambridge service and have 4 to 5 hours looking around when you arrive. NB the journey is about 2 hours 25 minutes each way - a chance to chat with friends! Cost £34.25 for rail only. Bring your bus pass with you.
To book please contact Group Leader, John Colman.
Fri Jun 14th Hornimans Museum, Forest Hill, London
Visit the winner of the national museum of the year award a year or two ago. Rail to East Croydon then a 35 minute bus ride to the museum. Bring your bus pass or pay. Cost £14 for rail only.
To book please contact Group Leader, John Colman.
Fri Sep 13th Parham House & Gardens, Storrington
By coach. Taking reservations. Details to follow.
Fri Sep 27th Cutty Sark & Nat. Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
By rail & riverboat. Taking reservations. Details to follow.
Fri Oct 18th National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
By rail & bus. Taking reservations. Details to follow.
Fri Nov 1st London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London
By rail & bus. Taking reservations. Details to follow.
Fri Nov 29th Windsor Castle with Xmas lights
Sold out. By coach. Details to follow.