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. Current information is on the link to the SUN Study Days subpage. Send SAE, for ticket, with cheque payment and booking form please. Booking forms and venue maps are linked to each event & also available via the Study Days subpage link.

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
Fri Jun 29th SUN Reps 2pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.
Mon Aug 20th SUN Exec meeting. Adastra hall, Hassocks
Fri Sep 28th SUN Reps 2pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.
Mon Oct 29th SUN Exec meeting. Adastra hall, Hassocks
Fri Nov 30th SUN Reps 10 - 4 pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.
Study Days
Thu Jun 7th TAT National Gallery After the Impressionists: The Post Impressionists to Picasso 11 - 4pm. Cost £25. Booking from late April.
Wed Sep 19th TAT Jazz Study Day at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London involving a jazz band. More details on the News page. Booking TBA
Social Events
Thu May 24th This is the first year of the Schoolreaders Book Club Challenge which aims to give Book Clubs a great evening, whilst raising awareness and funds for our work in placing volunteers into primary schools to support children who struggle reading. The final deadline for receiving online applications and sending out packs will be May 11th as the official closing date for the competition is May 24th. Details at
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 18th
→Thu Jun 21st
SE U3A Forum Chichester Summer School at Chichester University. Their programme is now available along with a display poster, the course details and booking info.
Mon Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 26th
TAT First National Summer School at Harper Adams University. Booking details
Mon Aug 6th
→Thu Aug 9th
TAT Science Network at Nottingham University. Details are on the U3A Science Network site.
Tue Sep 11th
→Fri Sep 14th
TAT Second National Summer School at Royal Agricultural University. Booking details
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.
Other Events
Fri May 25th
→Sun May 27th
Conan Doyle Celebration at his house in Hindhead.Details are on the website (under Community is Conan Doyle Events).
Fri Jun 8th
→Thu Jun 21st
Roger Potter's ‘Landmark’ Art Exhibition featuring watercolours and acrylic paintings of Sussex landscapes. The Exhibition will be held at The Crypt Gallery in Seaford, East Sussex. He has work featured in Sussex Life Magazine and has exhibited in London, Brighton, Kent and East Sussex.
Sun Jul 8th Woolf & Bronte summer courses at Cambridge Uni. Click on link.
Sat Sep 15th Family History Conference in Buxton Derbyshire with 2 course lunch for £23. Contact Ian for details.
Fri Nov 30th Gearsticks & Lipsticks. From March to November, U3a groups are welcome to visit Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. Contact Virginia

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