Surrey U3A Network


Study Days

Study days are open to all U3A members and guests are very welcome. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon; starting at 9.30am with registration and running from 10am to 4pm. The fee, including coffee/tea and biscuits, is £10 for members and £12 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch. Prior booking is necessary. Click on any study day link below for a programme and booking form. You can use the on-line form on the Contact page to send a message to John Kennedy, Booking Secretary. If you would like to comment on the organisation or content of the study day or would like to offer ideas for the future please use the Feedback Form and send it to John Kennedy as an email attachment or fill in the same form which will be available at the study days and hand it to any member of the committee. For information the list of study day titles over fifteen seasons is given here, together with a poster of a typical study day. When study day hand-outs or presentations are available for download they will be mounted here for a period of three months. Surrey Network treats your privacy rights seriously and our Privacy Policy can be found by following the link.


Maria Chester gave an excellent study day on The Aztecs - Eagle Warriors of the Sun. Her presentations can be obtained by requesting them on the Contacts Page from Ian Funnell, Web Site Editor. They will be in pdf format without videos and not as downloads from the website due the limitations on storage.

South East Forum Summer School

The next South East Forum Summer School will be held at the University of Chichester from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 June 2020. Full details will be on the website in December.

Shared Learning Projects (SLPs)

Citizens - 800 Years in the Making - Exploring the History of Liberty, Protest, Power & Rebellion.
A series of Research Retreats are being offered at Royal Holloway, University of London by Dr Matthew Smith as part of the SLP. Full details on the Citizens800 website. Attendance is free - register on the website.

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway SLP - Building the Railway Archive
See below for further details.

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Oct 18th An Age of Uncertainty -The Changing World of Victorian & Edwardian Britain
Presented by Nigel Arch
Public Discourse in the Modern Age & It's Not the Economy Stupid!
Presented by Evan Davis, BBC Radio 4's PM Programme Presenter
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Nov 15th The UK in a Changing Europe
Presented by Dr Simon Usherwood, Department of Politics, University of Surrey
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Feb 21st 2020 Astronomy; including Moons of Solar System & Debunking Moon Landing Hoaxers
Presented by David Fishwick & Graham Bryant
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri Mar 20th 2020 Results of Research on Food & Nutrition
Presented by Professor Susan Lanham-New, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri Apr 17th 2020 The most famous Pharaoh of them all: Tutankhamun, the Boy King
Presented by Clive Barham Carter
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri May 15th 2020 Planned study day in 2020 on the Role of Women in Society
Fri Jun 19th 2020 Planned study day in 2020
Fri Sep 18th 2020 Planned study day in 2020 on Mughal Art
Presented by Ursula Weekes
Fri Oct 16th 2020 Planned study day in 2020 on Industrial Archaeology
Presented by Professor David Perrett
Fri Nov 20th 2020 Planned study day in 2020 on Art History
Presented by Collin Wiggins
Fri Feb 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Mar 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Apr 16th 2021 Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period
Presented by Imogen Corrigan
Fri May 21st 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Jun 18th 2021 Planned study day in 2021