Surrey U3A Network

Events

Study Days in 2022

After an eighteen-month gap our study days re-opened in September. The speakers in our 2020 programme postponed their study days and are being or have been offered new dates. We are looking forward to including the speakers and subjects listed below before very long. A Poster for 2022 events can be downloaded here.

Industrial Archaeology - Professor David Perrett
The Story of Polar Exploration & the Recent Impact of Security Considerations & Climate Change – Lt Cdr John Ash & Bob Headland
Gravity Wave Astronomy - Dr Chris North

Study days are open to all U3A members and guests are very welcome. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon; starting at 9.30am with registration and running from 10am to 4pm. Following recent experience we decided to offer hybrid events so that members who wish can view the study days from home. The fees from February 2022, including coffee/tea and biscuits, are £12 for members and £15 for guests and £5 for virtual attendance. Attendees should bring a packed lunch and prior booking is necessary. Click on any study day link below for a programme and booking form. You can use the on-line form on the Contact page to send a message to John Kennedy, Booking Secretary. If you would like to comment on the organisation or content of the study day or would like to offer ideas for the future please use the Feedback Form and send it to John Kennedy as an email attachment or fill in the same form which will be available at the study days and hand it to any member of the committee. For information the list of study day titles over seventeen seasons is given here, together with a poster of a typical study day. When study day hand-outs or presentations are available for download they will be mounted here for a period of at least three months. Surrey Network treats your privacy rights seriously and our Privacy Policy can be found by following the link. A History of Study Days. gives a brief account of the development of the Surrey Network activities.

Downloads

The following presentations can be requested via the Contacts Page from Ian Funnell, Website Editor.
Maria Chester's study day on The Aztecs - "Eagle Warriors of the Sun"
Simon Usherwood's study day on "The UK in a Changing Europe"
David Fishwick's study day on Astronomy - "Mercury & Moons of Solar System"

South East Forum Summer School 2022

The South East Forum Summer School, which is held at the University of Chichester, had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 but will be running in 2022 from Monday 20th June until Thursday 23rd June. Booking is now open.

International U3 Exchanges

A number of International U3A Exchanges have been arranged by Surrey Network but in the pandemic such links have been put on hold. The Third Age Trust was represented on the International Association of U3As (AIUTA) for more than twenty five years and members were able to attend international conferences in different countries around the world. The numbers who attended were small, but over the years other activities such as visits, exchanges and twinning were developed by individuals or U3As. U3As in Surrey have been involved in exchanges with Japan, Poland, Sweden and Spain. In 2016 I was approached by the President of Mauritius U3A, Armoogum Parsuramen, who wished to set up a ink between Mauritius and the UK. Ten members were chosen for an exchange trip to Mauritius in February 2017; the UK members came from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Chester plus five members from Surrey U3As; Ashtead, Fetcham, Horley and Horsley. There was an AIUTA conference in Mauritius in November 2018 attended by several UK U3A members. Ian Funnell – 01372 374236

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Feb 18th 2022 A Passion for Drawing
Presented by Colin Wiggins
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open. Poster on Drawing
Fri Mar 18th 2022 The Art and Objects of the Mughal Emperors
Presented by Ursula Weekes
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open. Poster on Mughals
Fri Apr 22nd 2022 Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period
Presented by Imogen Corrigan
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open. Poster on Manuscripts
Fri May 20th 2022 Talks on Science - The Magic of Colour, Electronic Music, Poisons & Dying to be Beautiful
Andrew Hanson, National Physical Laboratory & Dr Kathryn Harkup
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open.
Fri Jun 17th 2022 Understanding Turner: The Man, His Life & His Work
Presented by Professor Maria Chester, Subject Adviser on American Archaeology & AIUTA Secretary General
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open. Poster on Turner
Fri Sep 16th 2022 Study day to be arranged
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in June 2022
Fri Oct 21st 2022 Study day to be arranged
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in June 2022
Fri Nov 18th 2022 Study day to be arranged
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in June 2022