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 May 8th The Turning Year of Sussex Customs by Dr Mick Lynn
St. Mary's Church Hall, Goring

A tale of Sussex Customs through the months from Plough Sunday to Christmas with slides and some traditional songs that members can join in with.

Dr Mick Lynn was an environment business consultant by profession. Among other interests on which he talks, and following many years as a Morris dancer, he gives musical talks on English folklore and traditions illustrated with songs, accordion and concertina.
Tue Jun 12th WADARS
St. Mary's Church Hall, Goring

Our Speaker for our Monthly meeting on Tuesday 12th June will be a volunteer from WADARS, our local animal rescue charity, which has been caring for and protecting sick, neglected, and injured companion animals and wildlife since 1969.

More details to follow nearer the time.
Wed Jul 4th

Coach Trip to Leeds Castle, Kent

We hope you can join us on a day out to visit Leeds Castle in Kent, which will include:

  • Coach travel to and from Leeds Castle
  • Self guided tour of the Castle and Gardens
  • Entrance ticket to Castle and Gardens
  • Several different options are available for refreshments.

The cost of the trip pp including tips is £36.

Pick up point at the bottom of Grand Avenue (southern end) by Dolphin Lodge, at 8.30am (Return approx 18.00)

Please see the Leeds Castle flyer for more information and the booking form.

Study Days
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.

Booking Info and Form SUN Summer School

SUN Summer School Course Details

Other Events
Tue Apr 24th THE STATE OF OUR STATE EDUCATION – and what does it have to do with the development of U3A?
Tuesday 24 April, 2.30 – 4.00pm (doors open 2.15)
Worthing Library Theatre

A presentation by John Simkin, our own U3A historian. John will invite us to reflect on what it is that a U3A does, as well as what we want and expect it to do. He will explore the C19th debate about the ‘wisdom’ of state education, followed by a critical survey of the measures that various governments have taken to ensure the education of our populace: from the 1870 Balfour Act through to more recent initiatives (League Tables, Ofsted).
John will conclude by looking at reforms in Adult Education in the C20th, to include the Open University, and so taking us full circle to the creation of the U3A.
£1 for members, £2 for guests.
Saturday 12th May at 1.30pm (doors open at 1.15pm).
St. Mary's Church Hall

You are invited to a new event in our U3A calendar, a Murder Mystery Afternoon, in which you can harness your inner sleuth and help to determine ‘whodunnit’. Pam Fairley, our former Social Secretary, has kindly set up this fun event. Please note that this event is for Worthing U3A Members only, by ticket, on a first come first served basis, and for this event numbers will be limited to 50.

Tickets will be available from TUESDAY 10th APRIL (at our Monthly Meeting), and cost just £3.00. This charge includes Tea/coffee and biscuits.

Please contact Marion Condon, Social Secretary, on or after 10th April if you would like a ticket.
Tue May 22nd ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES: what can we do?
Tuesday 22 May, 2.30 – 4.00pm (doors open 2.15)
Worthing Library Theatre

In the last Pop Up presentation of the season, U3A member Steve Carleysmith asks, “What might link the following: snow in Worthing, the A27 debate, protests in Balcombe, the gross national product, migration, happiness and personal fulfilment?”
Steve’s illustrated presentation will explore how our wellbeing connects to challenges in sustainable living. How does our behaviour affect our grandchildren and future generations, and what can we do now?
£1 for members, £2 for guests.