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 at least three months. Surrey Network treats your privacy rights seriously and our Privacy Policy can be found by following the link. Poster for 2020 Study Days. History of Study Days.


The following presentations can be requested via the Contacts Page from Ian Funnell, Web Site Editor.
Maria Chester's study day on The Aztecs - "Eagle Warriors of the Sun"
Simon Usherwood's study day on "The UK in a Changing Europe"
David Fishwick's study day on Astronomy - "Mercury & Moons of Solar System"

South East Forum Summer School

The South East U3A Forum Summer School will be held at the University of Chichester from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 June 2020. Twelve courses are being offered and the fees are unchanged from 2019. The Flyer 2020 lists all the courses, the full course details are in the Courses Programme 2020 and the Booking Form 2020 contains instructions on how to make a booking and send off a deposit to secure your place. The summer school courses are listed below:-

Music – Classic Albums of the 50s & 60s *****
Hatha Yoga for the Third Age
Folk Dancing - Withdrawn from programme
The Fascination of Maths
Walking on the Downs & Coast *****
Researching Your Family History
Natural History *****
Ukulele for Beginners *****
19th & 20th Century British Poets *****
Four Centuries of the British Raj in India & its Aftermath
Writing Life & Family Stories

***** These courses are fully subscribed and have waiting lists.

Sheila Hill who took the summer school bookings and helped organise the study days for many years died in December. We were extremely sorry to hear the news and sent our condolences to Graham and Sheila's family.

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Mar 20th Geography & Landscapes of South East England
Presented by Dr Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University
Places are available - Poster on South East England Study Day
A change as Results of Research on Food & Nutrition by Professor Susan Lanham-New has been postponed.
Fri Apr 17th The Most Famous Pharaoh of Them All: Tutankhamun, the Boy King
Presented by Clive Barham Carter
Places are available - Poster on Tutankhamun Study Day
Fri May 15th The Development of British Style
Presented by Paul Atterbury, Antiques Road Show
Places are available - Poster on British Style Study Day
Fri Jun 19th Understanding Turner - The Man, His Life & His Work
Presented by Professor Maria Chester
Places are available - Poster on Understanding Turner - Man, Life, Work
Fri Sep 18th The Art and Objects of the Mughal Emperors, from Akbar to Shah Jahan.
Presented by Ursula Weekes
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Oct 16th Planned study day on Industrial Archaeology
Presented by Professor David Perrett
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Nov 20th The Art of Drawing
Presented by Colin Wiggins
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Feb 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri Mar 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri Apr 16th 2021 Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period
Presented by Imogen Corrigan
Booking opens on 1 November
Fri May 21st 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Jun 18th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Sep 17th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Oct 15th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Nov 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021