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. 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
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. 10am to 5pm shows various projects and activities from our U3As. Free entry and parking. Click on title for flyer with map. Exhibitor information is on the SLP page.
Sat Jul 20th Cancelled.The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 at Heathfield U3A.
Mon Aug 19th SEC at alternative venue due to Adastra renovations.10.15am -12.
Fri Sep 20th SUN Reps am at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Times to be confirmed.
Mon Nov 11th SE Region Autumn Gathering All U3As in the region are invited to send representatives to the Alton Community Centre in Hampshire, GU34 1HN. 9.30 coffee, 10am to 4.30pm with lunch provided. The topic is Interest groups and the national chairman will be speaking. To book click on title. The event agenda is on the booking webpage but will also be sent out with the June SUN Reps meeting information.
Mon Nov 18th SEC at Adastra. 10.15am - 12.
Fri Nov 29th SUN Reps at Adastra Hall. 10.30am to 2pm.
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.
Other Events
Sun Jun 30th Arundel Museum has guided town tours and talks available this Spring. See www. for details.
Mon Sep 30th Retirement Coaching. I am seeking participants who have been through some form of coaching or mentoring to support them through their transition into retirement. If you did attend one-to-one or group coaching, then I'd be delighted to talk to you.
Tessa Dodwell at Brooke’s University, Oxford
Tue Dec 31st A Sussex-based professional, Katarina can help people write their life stories as books for their families and friends. To contact her click on the link.
Tue Dec 31st A free yoga workshop or sessions is available to local U3As, with a Brighton based lady. Professionally trained and insured, Rachael, provides yoga for the over 60’s. Contact her via the blue 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 Local Astronomy at Herstmonceux with Einstein 100 on 18th May. They also have open evenings, one day courses etc. See their website whilst West Sussex has a planetarium at Chichester.
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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