Monthly Meetings

Nota Bene

Members should refer to their (emailed) U3A Monthly Newsletter called Worthing U3A Matters. If you have not received it, please contact us using the Pigeon Messenger link to the right.

Meetings and social events, unless otherwise stated, take place in the Church Hall of Saint Mary's, Goring, and start at 2.00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (doors open at 1.30 pm).

For the location of SUN Study Days and Summer Schools the reader should see the details for the individual events.


We are planning a series of special Pop-Up Lectures and Presentations, to be held in the superb Lecture Theatre at Worthing Library. These will feature a wide range of speakers and topics, and entrance charges will be £1 – £3, depending on expenses. Please see the 'Other' events below.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Mar 13th Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance – an illustrated presentation by a KSSAA volunteer.

We will all have heard something of the life-saving work done by the Air Ambulance, but how much do we really know about the team, their work, their funding, their experiences, their history, their helicopters, etc.”
Tue Apr 10th ‘Hogarth’s Marriage ‘a la mode’and the story of Syphillis’

The talk is given by a retired GP from Hove/Brighton borders who graduated with a history degree from the University of London, and tells the story of the history of the treatment of syphilis by looking through Hogarth’s eyes. This renowned 18th century artist produced a series of cautionary tales warning of the dangers lurking in contemporary society. He was a scathing satirist and we will look at “Marriage a la Mode” as his take on an arranged marriage between aristocracy and money.”
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.
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.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 18th
→Thu Jun 21st

The planned courses are:

  • Bridge Refresher Course
  • Culture & Rituals
  • Knitting
  • Writing Your Life Story
  • Mah Jong
  • Jazz – the Sound of Surprise
  • The Joy of Maths
  • Discovering Techniques in Water Colour Painting
  • Portrayal of People, Events & Nature
  • Visits to Pagham, Parham & a Palace
  • Psychology – A Sense of Well-being
  • The Ukulele, its History & its Playing
  • Walking, on the Downs & Coast

For more details download 2018 Summer School - flyer.

Other Events
Tuesday 27 February 2018, 2.30 – 4.00pm (doors open 2.15)
Worthing Library Theatre

A presentation by David Chilvers, our IT Coordinator. Following in the footsteps of our November talk on Fraud, David will be looking in more detail at how we can keep ourselves safe when online. If you are concerned about:
· How hackers get into your PC/accounts
· How and when to protect your data sent over the Internet
· How to remember and keep safe all those important Passwords!
…then this is the talk for you.

£1 for members, £2 for guests.
Tuesday 27 March, 2.30 – 4.00pm (doors open 2.15)
Worthing Library Theatre

This fully illustrated talk by guest speaker Kevin Gordon is an interesting mix of local history and collectibles. 1904 – 1914 was the ‘golden age’ of Postcards: millions were posted every week and everyone had a postcard album. The talk tells the story of the postcard: styles, artists and publishers. As well as having local Worthing examples to show us, Kevin will provide hints on collecting and value.

£2 for members, £3 for guests.