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 Study Days, are regretfully postponed for 2021, replaced with monthly Zoom talks. However, we hope to resume the Study days proper in 2022. Click here to email the Zoom Talks Manager

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.
Free Zoom tutorials are available from TAT. Check on their website.

Other u3a Events in Sussex, the South East and UK are listed in the diary below. (Web managers - to copy links for booking TAT events. Go to TAT Events webpage, click on the event booking link to highlight and copy the Eventbrite https link. Paste it onto a blank doc for reference.)

The popular Chichester Summer School is cancelled for 2021 but will be returning in 2022.

The Third Age Trust (aka TAT - u3a national office) also runs national study days, workshops and events. Their Events Page 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.
(Web managers - to copy links for booking TAT events. Go to TAT Events webpage, click on the event booking tab to highlight and copy the Eventbrite https link. Paste & save it onto a blank doc for reference.)

Click on the coloured text for a direct link to an event's information sheet/booking forms.

To download & read link documents, you need software like Adobe Reader or similar. Most computers have this software, if not you can click on this link to download Adobe Reader - Adobe Reader. A page gives basic instructions for downloading and installing the software. Once installed, to open or download our documents just clicking on the document link you require.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jan 25th SUN SEC Exec. Zoom meeting at 10.30am.
Wed Feb 16th SE Region Network Link Zoom Meeting 10 - 12.30am. U3a reps welcome. Book via the invitation and programme can be downloaded.
Fri Feb 25th SUN Chairs & Reps General Meeting on Zoom re updates and working group.
Tue Mar 15th SUN SEC Exec Zoom Meeting at 10.30am.
Fri Apr 1st SUN AGM on Zoom for u3a Chairs and Reps at 10.30 am.
Study Days
Thu Jan 27th TAT Free Zoom Talk Alice Svarin – a Holocaust survivor’s story by her daughter Vera Bernstein at 2pm.
Thu Jan 27th TAT Free Zoom Talk Pastels with Peter A demonstration and informal conversation about starting soft pastels in art at 2pm. Click on the coloured text to book.
Mon Jan 31st TAT Free Zoom Talk Winter Warmers – a vegetarian cookery 10.30am.
Thu Feb 3rd TAT Free Zoom Talk The Geology of Igneous Rocks – their plate tectonic setting and formation of volcanoes and granite. with Martin Eales at 2pm.
Fri Feb 18th TAT Free Zoom Talk Egyptology: The Valley of the Queens with Neil Stevenson at 2pm.
Thu Feb 24th TAT Free Zoom Talk Geometric Abstraction -development of the art form with Irene Kyfin at 2pm.
Thu Mar 10th TAT Free Zoom Talk Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners with Henry Howarth at 10am. S 6 week course from 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th February, to 3rd & 10th March. Click on the coloured text to book
Wed Apr 13th TAT Free Zoom Talk NEW SESSIONS of Laughter Yoga Workshops with Judith Walker at 10am on every 2nd Wednesday in a month. 12/1, 9/2, 9/3, 13/4. Click on the coloured text to book.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 20th
→Wed Jun 22nd
The Chichester u3a Summer School at Chichester University runs from Monday 20th June to Thursday 23rd June 2022. Open to any current u3a member, this is a popular event.
Day and residential accommodation can be arranged. All the tutors are u3a members. The courses list, proposed theatre visit, and booking details (a) and booking form (b) can be downloaded by clicking on the blue text.
Other Events
Mon Jan 31st Psychology Research University of Brighton is looking for research partners in the Brighton area studying for their MA in Community Psychology. More details via the coloured link.