Surrey U3A Network

Events

Study Days in 2022

After an eighteen-month gap our study days re-opened in September 2021. 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.

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. Summer School is now fully booked for 2022.

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
Thu Sep 8th Attaining & Maintaining Health in the Third Age
Presented by Professor Norman Lazarus, Centre for Human Applied and Physiological Sciences, Guy’s Hospital & Kings College London
St Mary's Church Hall, Fetcham at 2pm - See link for further details - Open to all with no charge
Fri Sep 16th Voices from Ancient Mesopotamia
Presented by Dr Irving Finkel, British Museum
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in June
Fri Oct 21st Eureka - A Brief History of Maths from 3000 BC to 2000 AD
Presented by Roger Luther
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open
Fri Nov 18th Industrial Archaeology at Fifty
Presented by Professor David Perrett & Professor Martin Adams
Places are available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking is open
Fri Feb 17th 2023 Study day to be arranged
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in November
Fri Mar 17th 2023 Study day to be arranged
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in November
Fri Apr 21st 2023 The Story of Polar Exploration & the Recent Impact of Security Considerations & Climate Change
Presented by John Ash & Robert Headland, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in November
Fri May 19th 2023 Study day on the Dead Sea Scrolls to be arranged
To be presented by Professor Hugh Williamson
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in November
Fri Jun 16th 2023 Study day on the Vikings & Their Influence in the World to be arranged
To be presented by Imogen Corrigan
Places will be available in the hall or for on-line viewing and booking will open in November