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
Wed Sep 26th SUN SLP Area 4. Progress meeting. 2.30 - 4 pm at Age Concern, Hassocks. Free parking.
Fri Sep 28th SUN Reps 2pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.
Mon Oct 29th SUN Exec meeting. Adastra hall, Hassocks
Mon Nov 5th TAT. For U3A Trustees (committee members- new & old) on TAT strategic aims re advice and support to U3As. 9.30 - 4.30 at Alton Community Centre, Hants GU34 1HN. Free entry. Book via your committee.
Fri Nov 30th SUN Reps 10 - 4 pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.
Study Days
Sat Oct 13th SUN The Role of Place in Myth, Legend & Storytelling| with Joanna Gilar in Rustington (Venue map can be downloaded from top right of this page). An exploration of landscape & environment in storytelling. Booking form via title.
Mon Oct 15th TAT U3A at the Royal Institution. Talk on 'Exploring the Solar System' and 'Microbiomes & Personalised Health'from 1.45 - 4.45pm. Tickets £21.50. Booking form via title.
Thu Nov 1st TAT Makers Not Muses 11 - 3.45 pm at National Gallery, London. Talks exploring the status of female artists. Cost £25. Booking form via the title.
Sat Nov 10th SUN Music and The Good Life - From Sound to Significance with John Hursey in Steyning. Looking at the sounds and rhythms contained within a time dimension. Booking form via title.
Mon Nov 12th TAT From Page to Stage, Ambassador Theatre Group. 10.30 - 4.30pm at the Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London. Learn about play directing with three West End theatre directors and professional actors. Tickets £37.
Wed Nov 28th TAT Guildhall Gallery: Roman Britain. Explore London's Roman amphitheatre and handle artefacts. 11 - 4 pm at the Guildhall, London. Cost £22.
Thu Nov 29th TAT Guildhall Gallery: Roman Britain. A second chance to explore London's Roman amphitheatre and handle artefacts. 11 - 4 pm at the Guildhall, London. Cost £22.
Sat Dec 8th SUN Aspects of the Sussex Coast with Geoffrey Mead at Pulborough. A journey from Thorney Island to Rye. Booking TBA.
Sat Jan 12th SUN Art - The Northern Masters with Kay Blackburn at Hailsham. Looking at the northern artists with a focus on Van Eyck. Booking TBA. .
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 TBA.
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 TBA. 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 TBA.
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 TBA.
Sun Sep 30th Visit Florence for one week courses at the Istituto Il David, Italian language and culture school located in the heart of Florence, close to the most important museums. They say they have had U3A groups before. Contact Carlo for details. (PS ignore the date given as one was required by the website!)
Wed Oct 31st
→Tue Nov 6th
Cretan Walking Holidays available with yoga and painting activities.
Tue Sep 25th SUN Beacon Admin. System for U3As. An introduction to the updated system now supported by national office, The Third Age Trust. Treasurers, Membership Secretaries and other interested trustees are invited. 10.30 - 2.30pm @ The Shoreham Centre, Shoreham -by -Sea. Refreshments provided. 50 places available.
Details and booking from Paul.
Other Events
Fri Nov 30th Gearsticks & Lipsticks. From March to November, U3a groups are welcome to visit Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. Contact Virginia
Tue Dec 31st Leonardslee Gardens RH13 6PP, is open from 16th July '18. Groups (15 min) £9.50 for 60+ , adults £11.

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