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 Mar 25th Shoreham Meeting 2.30-3.30pm at The Shoreham Centre, Room 2, for those Area Group 2 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 Area 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.
Sat Jul 20th The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 event, run by Heathfield U3A with the East Sussex Astronomical Society, at Sheepsetting Lane Community Centre, Heathfield, TN21 0XG from 10am to 3.30pm.Talks, displays, films and activities. Tickets £5, children £2.50, and details via
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
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.
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.
Fri Apr 26th TAT An Afternoon at Southwark Cathedral. Tour the cathedral with a talk from a local historian.1.30 - 4.00pm. Cost: £15 + refreshments. Book via the title link.
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.
Wed Mar 27th TAT National Study Day for Languages at Aston University, Birmingham. Booking details TBC.
Thu Apr 11th TAT Interest Groups Matter workshop in Chandlers Ford, near Southampton. Booking details via title link.
Tue Apr 16th TAT Finance Matters workshop at East Horsley. For all current and prospective treasurers and other interested trustees. Free attendance and lunch provided. Booking details via title link.
Other Events
Sat Mar 23rd Worthing Philarmonic Orchestra, a self funded group, have their 70th anniversary concert. Cost: £9, £13 or £16. Booking details via the title link.
Tue Apr 23rd Shakespeare's Lost Women is a one woman comedy at the Connaught Studio, Worthing at 8pm. Discount tickets at £8 for groups of more than 8 people available only via Alice
Thu Apr 25th
→Sun Apr 28th
Shoreham Wordfest. A popular literary festival held in Shoreham. Details via the blue text.
Tue May 7th A Mature Students Information Session will be held at Sussex University, from 5.15 to 7.30pm. This is for adults considering entering or re-entering Higher Education in future. It will cover key topics including finances, welfare, the personal statement and a campus tour. Click on title for information and booking link.
Tue Dec 31st Looking for resources from Worthing Theatres, Museum and Art Gallery? Contact Alice who is the new Audience Engagement Officer.
Tue Dec 31st Edes House, Chichester. Visit this Grade 1 listed house for a 90 minute tour 'Within these Walls' plus refreshments. Groups welcome (15 minimum to 24 max.) at 10% discount. Usual adult fee £12.95. Private tour available. Contact Kim.

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