Sussex U3A Network


SUN Study Days
Our programme of study days seeks to cover a wide range of topics, including the arts, humanities, science and current affairs. These popular events are intended to enrich our members’ knowledge of the topics covered. Study day tutors are usually professionals in their field. The cost is now £8 for U3A members & £10 for all other applicants. Send a stamped addressed envelope for your ticket/s, with cheque payment and booking form please. Booking forms and venue maps are linked to each event.

SUN Workshops
These are arranged free for members of Sussex U3As with like interests (e.g. treasurers, newsletter editors, web managers or leaders of special interest groups) to share their experience. They are led by members for members. The maximum number attending a SUN workshop is usually about 20. If there is a high demand for a particular workshop, it may be repeated at a later date. Booking and venue maps are linked to each event.

Other U3A Events in Sussex, the South East and UK are listed in the diary below.

The Third Age Trust (TAT - the U3A national office) also runs national study days, workshops and events. Their Event links now go directly to the Eventbrite webpage which has information and online booking for that event. NB Payment by credit card is safest option online.
(If a direct link is not available, go to the national office website - you will need to register as a member on your first visit, then go to the Events page. Alternatively, you can contact them via The Third Age Trust, 52, Lant Street, London SE1 1RB or 020 8466 6139 or email them via

Click on the coloured text for a direct link to the information sheet/booking forms currently available.

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Dates for your Diary
Mon Feb 4th SEC at Adastra 10am-12
Mon Mar 11th Eastbourne Meeting 10.30-11.30am at The Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Rd, for those Group 1 u3as participating in our Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends exhibition. Further details on our SLP webpage.
Wed Mar 13th Hassocks Meeting 2.30-3.30pm at Age Concern, Dale Ave.,for those Group 4 u3as participating in the Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends exhibition. Details on the SLP webpage.
Fri Mar 15th SUN Reps AGM at Adastra Hall, Hassocks, 10.30am - 2pm
Mon Mar 25th Shoreham Meeting 2.30-3.30pm at The Shoreham Centre, Room 2, for those Group 5 u3as participating in our Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends exhibition in July. Further details on our SLP webpage.
Wed Apr 3rd Uckfield Meeting 7-9pm at Uckfield Civic Centre for those Group 5 u3as participating in our Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends exhibition. Further details on our SLP webpage.
Wed Apr 3rd SE U3A Forum Conference at Meridian Hall, East Grinstead. Free entry and buffet lunch to any U3A member. Book by 29th March please. Conference booking and details.
Mon May 20th SEC at Adastra Hall 10.15am -12.
Fri Jun 28th SUN Reps 10.30am -12. at Adastra Hall, Hassocks
Fri Jul 12th Setting up afternoon at Sussex Uni for SUN U3As' Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends exhibition.
Sat Jul 13th Sussex Spirit, Myths & Legends Exhibition at Jubilee Building Sussex University Brighton. Free entry. Timings to be confirmed.
Mon Aug 19th SEC at Adastra 10.15am -12.
Fri Sep 20th SUN Reps am at Adastra Hall. Times to be confirmed.
Mon Nov 18th SEC at Adastra. 10.15am - 12.
Fri Nov 29th SUN Reps at Adastra Hall. 10.30am to 2pm.
Study Days
Sat Feb 9th SUN Medieval Life Through Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with Geoff Doel at Crowborough. How the pilgrims tales reveal the rich diversity of medieval life. Booking form via the blue title.
Sat Mar 9th SUN Music for the Movies with Robert Carrington at Sedlescombe. A visual guide to how and why music is used in film. Booking form via the blue title NB.The advertised date, 10th, is incorrect.
Sat Apr 13th SUN In the Picture with Peter Enser in Horsham. Exploring the evolving role of images in human communication and the techniques for their creation, interpretation and retrieval. Booking form via the blue title.
Sat May 11th SUN Eureka! - A Brief History of Maths with Roger Luther at Patching. A look at some of the highlights of mathematical discovery. Booking form via the blue title.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
SE U3A Forum Chichester Summer School at Chichester University. The SEF flyer, SEF programme, SEF booking informationand booking form are available here or from their website.
Mon Aug 5th
→Thu Aug 8th
U3A Science Network at Aston University, Birmingham. Variety of topics. Booking details (see 2019 Meeting page) via the blue text.
Fri Feb 22nd SUN Desktop Publishing Workshop for current U3A editors or those planning to edit their U3A publications.The venue is at Ringmer and there are 12 places available.There is no fee but bring lunch please. Contact Ian to book a place
Other Events
Sat Jan 26th A Recital by The Elgar Society 2 pm at the Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant. Tickets are £12 with concessions via
Mon Feb 4th TAT Anglo Saxon Manuscripts & Book Art at the British Library 10.30 - 4pm. Cost £24. Book via the blue text.
Thu Mar 21st TAT Satire to Sublime- British Art from Hogarth to Turner. at National Gallery, London 11- 4pm. Cost £25. Book via blue text.

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