Surrey U3A Network

Events

Study Days

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. We now offer hybrid events so that members who wish can view the study days from home. The fees from February 2023, including coffee/tea and biscuits, are £12 for members, with the same fee for virtual attendance, and £15 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch and prior booking is necessary. You can use the on-line form on the Contact page to send a message to Denise Dobbs, Booking Secretary, with comment on the organisation or content of the study day or with any ideas the future programme. For information the list of study day titles over nineteen seasons is given here. 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. See below for the details of our current programme and for the study day booking sheets.

When hand-outs are available for download they will be mounted on the website for a period of three months.
Polar study day: Notes on Polar Regions - Charting the Arctic - Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Quarks, The Universe & Everything study day by Professor Philip Harris
---Scales of the Universe
---Fundamental Particles - Meet the Family
---Symmetries in Nature & Missing Antimatter
---Nature\'s Ghosts - The Mysterious Neutrino

South East Forum Summer School

The South East Forum Summer School, which is held at the University of Chichester, has been run since 2005 with breaks in 2020 and 2021 for the pandemic. This year it will run from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th September. Click for information on Summer School 2024.

Celebration of the Foundation of the First "Université Du Troisième Âge" in February 1973

On the Fiftieth Anniversary of the first u3a there were conferences in Rockhampton, Australia and Pamukkale, Turkey in May 2023. They were organised by the U3A Network Queensland and AIUTA, respectively. Information can be found at Rockhampton and Pamukkale.

Recent Website Problems

The website was down from 10th November to 2nd December 2022 due to problems created by the service provider. The Third Age Trust succeeded in returning all u3a Site Builder websites to service with another provider. Some links, files and photos have yet to be restored on this website.

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Apr 19th Earth s Atmosphere - Our Life Support System
Presented by Professor David Phillips, Imperial College London
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri May 17th The Jazz Age & Beyond - With Talks, Film, Demonstrations & Musical Finale
Presented by Howard Lawes, Grace Evans, Christie Lee Manning & Dave Allison with The Alleycats
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing
Fri Jun 21st The Evolution of All Life on Earth - Science & Technology of Music & Colour
Presented by Dr David T Jones, Natural History Museum and Andrew Hanson, National Physical Laboratory
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Sep 20th Understanding AI and its Repercussions for Society, Now and in the Future
Presented by Russell Whitworth, Ian Hawker, Peter Lord, Andrew Rogoyski & Alan Freeland
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Oct 18th The History of Photography & Modern Developments
Presented by Roger Mendham, President of Surrey Photographic Association
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Nov 15th Study day planned.
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Feb 21st 2025 Study day planned.
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Mar 21st 2025 Planned study day on Bach's St Matthew Passion
Presented by Sandy Burnett, Musical Director and Broadcaster
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Apr 11th 2025 Study day planned.
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri May 16th 2025 Planned study day on The Asian Century?
Presented by Steve Bird
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.
Fri Jun 20th 2025 Study day planned.
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing.