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.
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 email@example.com.)
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|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Aug 20th||SUN Exec meeting. Adastra hall, Hassocks|
|Mon Sep 17th||SUN SLP Area 5. Progress meeting. 7pm at Uckfield Civic Centre.|
|Wed Sep 26th||SUN SLP Area 4. Progress meeting. 2.30 - 4 pm at Age Concern, Hassocks. Free parking.|
|Fri Sep 28th||SUN Reps 2pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.|
|Mon Oct 29th||SUN Exec meeting. Adastra hall, Hassocks|
|Wed Nov 28th||TAT Guildhall Gallery: Roman Britain. Explore London's Roman amphitheatre and handle artefacts. 11 - 4 pm at the Guildhall, London. Cost £22. Booking opens in August via www.u3a.org.uk/events|
|Thu Nov 29th||TAT Guildhall Gallery: Roman Britain. A second chance to explore London's Roman amphitheatre and handle artefacts. 11 - 4 pm at the Guildhall, London. Cost £22. Booking opens in August via www.u3a.org.uk/events|
|Fri Nov 30th||SUN Reps 10 - 4 pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.|
|Sat Mar 9th||SUN Music for the Movies with Robert Carrington at Sedlescombe. A visual guide to how and why music is used in film. Booking TBA.|
|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 TBA.|
|Sat Sep 15th||SUN Political and Religious Change and its influence on the English Parish Church c700 - 1914 with Sue Berry in Uckfield. A look at how English parish churches reflect wider social change. Booking form via title|
|Wed Sep 19th||TAT Jazz Study Day 11 - 4pm at Westminster Cathedral Hall, London SW1. Talk on jazz styles followed by a concert in the afternoon.involving a jazz band. Ticket booking, cost £20.|
|Sat Oct 13th||SUN The Role of Place in Myth, Legend & Storytelling| with Joanna Gilar in Rustington (Venue map can be downloaded from top right of this page). An exploration of landscape & environment in storytelling. Booking form via title.|
|Mon Oct 15th||TAT U3A at the Royal Institution. Talk on 'Exploring the Solar System'. 1.45 - 4.45pm Tickets £21.50. Bookings start in July with www.u3a.org.uk/events|
|Thu Nov 1st||TAT Makers Not Muses 11 - 3.45 pm at National Gallery, London. Talks exploring the status of female artists. Cost £25. Bookings open August via www.u3a.org.uk/events|
|Sat Nov 10th||SUN Music and The Good Life - From Sound to Significance with John Hursey in Steyning. Looking at the sounds and rhythms contained within a time dimension. Booking form via title.|
|Mon Nov 12th||TAT From Page to Stage, Ambassador Theatre Group. 10.30 - 4.30pm at the Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London. Learn about play directing with three West End theatre directors and professional actors. Tickets £37.50. Booking opens in August via www.u3a.org.uk/ events|
|Sat Dec 8th||SUN Aspects of the Sussex Coast with Geoffrey Mead at Pulborough. A journey from Thorney Island to Rye. Booking TBA.|
|Sat Jan 12th||SUN Art - The Northern Masters with Kay Blackburn at Hailsham. Looking at the northern artists with a focus on Van Eyck. Booking TBA. .|
|Sat Feb 9th||SUN Medieval Life Through Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with Geoff Doel at Crowborough. How the pilgrims tales reveal the rich diversity of medieval life. Booking TBA.|
|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 TBA.|
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.|
|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|
|Tue Dec 31st||Leonardslee Gardens RH13 6PP, is open from 16th July '18. Groups (15 min) £9.50 for 60+ , adults £11.|
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