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. 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 workshop is usually about 20. If there is a high demand for a particular workshop, it may be repeated at a later date. Further details are on the SUN Workshops link. Booking and venue maps are linked to each event . Information is also available via the Study Days subpage link.

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 Feb 28th SUN SLP Sussex Myths & Spirits meeting 11.15-12.15pm @ the Shoreham Centre, Room 8, BN43 5WU. Host contact: Shoreham & Southwick u3a – Judith (Shoreham, Brighton & Hove, Five Deans, Brunswick, Preston Park, Lancing, Patcham, Steyning & Worthing U3As)
Wed Feb 28th SUN SLP Sussex Myths & Spirits meeting on 7.30 – 8.30pm @ Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE. Host contact: Uckfield u3a – Paul (Crawley, East Grinstead, Crowborough, Wadhurst, Heathfield, Mayfield, Uckfield & Ringmer U3As)
Thu Mar 8th SUN SLP Sussex Myths & Spirits meeting 2 - 3 pm @ the (Girl) Guide Hall, Duke Street, Littlehampton BN17 6EU. Host contact: Littlehampton u3a - Dianne
(Arun East, Arun West, Arun Valley, Midhurst, Littlehampton, Bognor, Chichester & Selsey) Parking in main car park.
Fri Mar 9th SUN AGM 11- 4pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Bring a packed lunch.
Wed Mar 21st TAT Extraordinary General Meeting of The Third Age Trust in Great Hall, Birmingham University re the future of the U3A movement. Details due to U3As. Booking free seat on link. .
Mon Apr 30th SUN Exec meeting. Adastra hall, Hassocks
Wed May 16th SE U3A Forum Conference at Meridian hall, East Grinstead. Free to all U3A members. Details & booking via SE conference.
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
Sat Mar 10th SUN Shakespeare and the Elizabethan & Jacobean Theatre with Geoff Doel at Seaford.
An exploration of Shakespeare's theatrical career and its interface with the new professional London theatre, with particular reference to Richard 2, Twelfth Night & The Tempest.
Tue Mar 13th TAT Spanish Treasures at National Gallery, London. 11-4pm. Booking on link
Mon Mar 19th TAT U3A at the RI. Science talks at the Royal Institute, London. Booking via link.
Mon Mar 26th TAT Vote 100- a Journey to Democracy at the British Library, Euston Rd London. 10.30 - 3.45 pm. Tickets £24. Details & booking via the title link.
Sat Apr 14th SUN Political and Religious Change and its influence on the English Parish Church c700 - 1914 with Sue Berry at Steyning. A look at at the ways English parish churches reflect social change.
Sat May 12th SUN Art in Britain in the Age of Enlightenment (18thC) with Kay Blackburn at Pulborough NB This is a change to the original Study Day programme.
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
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 TBA
Mon Aug 6th
→Thu Aug 9th
TAT Science Network at Nottingham University. Details TBA
Tue Sep 11th
→Fri Sep 14th
TAT Second National Summer School at Royal Agricultural University. Details 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.
Other Events
Wed Feb 28th Ageing Research. A PhD student at Southampton Uni requests help.
Sat Mar 17th A series of Cambridge Lectures from their English Dept, January to March. Click on link for details.
Tue Apr 24th Faure's Requiem with the Brandenburg Singers, 2- 4 pm at Temple Church, Temple, London. Booking link via Brandenburg.
Sun Jul 8th Woolf & Bronte summer courses at Cambridge Uni. Click on link.
Fri Nov 30th Gearsticks & Lipsticks. From March to November, U3a groups are welcome to visit Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. Contact Virginia

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