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 members of SUN U3As & £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. NB If a Study Day is cancelled, those people who have booked will be personally informed by email or by phone, if close to date, and all cheques will be destroyed.

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 Aug 17th SEC /committee in committee room at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. 10.15am to 12. To be confirmed
Thu Aug 27th TAT AGM at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. Details to follow. CANCELLED.
Fri Sep 18th SUN Representives at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Doors open 10.30 am for 11.To be confirmed.
Mon Nov 16th SEC/ committee in committee room at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. 10.15 am to 12.
Fri Dec 18th SUN Representatives at Adastra Hall, Hassocks Doors open 10.30 am for 11.
Study Days
Mon Oct 12th TAT - U3A at the Royal Institution. Various talks including ‘Finding Our Voice’. 1.45 pm to 4.45. Cost: £21.50 with refreshments. Booking open in mid June via
Tue Oct 13th S.East Region Event at Crowborough. Details later in the year.
Thu Nov 5th TAT - Van Gogh: A Fresh Look. at the National Gallery. Talks on the artist and the influence of the National Gallery. 11am to 3.45pm. Cost: £25. Booking opens in mid June via
Other Events
Wed Sep 30th Edes House Chichester. Private tours available for groups of 15 to 20 people at £12.95 pp. Full afternoon tea can be booked prior to tour for £6.25 pp (minimum 15 people). Special offer for tour and pre-tour tea £17.50 for 2020 if booked by end of February. More details and contact on the link.
Thu Oct 1st National U3A Day when all U3As are asked to locally celebrate and showcase their work. A TAT grant of £100 is now available for 200 U3As. Apply now. Details on the Our U3As page. Rescheduled from June.
Thu Dec 31st Free Trees from the Woodland Trust for delivery in November 2020. Groups may request packs of trees for environmental projects.
Thu Dec 31st The Arundel Wetland Centre is also open through autumn and winter for group visits. Room hire, guide and any necessary equipment are free of charge. A full day, self guided, session is £8.75 pp, with a 1 hour learning session £9.00, with a 2 hour learning session £9.50. Boat trips can be arranged at £1.50 pp.Contact Elizabeth