Shoreham & Southwick

Events

GENERAL MEETINGS
Shoreham & Southwick U3A General Meetings take place on the last Friday of the month in SHOREHAM CENTRE MAIN HALL.

Please be there at 1.45 for 2 pm start.

There is a charge of £1.50 for members and £2.50 for non-members.

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SUN (SUSSEX U3A NETWORK) STUDY DAYS
The start and finish times of study days vary depending on where these are being held.

Application forms are usually available 6 weeks before each Study Day. When available they can be obtained by clicking on the link below to download, they can be downloaded from the SUN web site at http://www.sussexu3anetwork.org.uk. For a printed copy contact Margaret on 01273 464106.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be sent to the Study Day Administrator and NOT TO THE VENUE.

Car sharing for study days

If you are likely to be driving to a Study Day it would be enormously helpful if you would give a lift to another member who does not have transport. It would also help cover your costs as car sharers usually help to pay for petrol. Our SUN representative Paul has offered to keep a list of members who are willing/able to give a lift to a specific study day and to pass this information on to any member who is in need of transport.

So IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO A STUDY DAY and are willing/able to give a lift(s) would you contact Paul and advise him which Study Day you are attending giving him your email address and or telephone number so that he can pass it on to anyone who is trying to find a lift. Paul’s email address is paulbaker7@virginmedia.com and his telephone number is 01273 452620

If you require a lift please contact Paul by email or telephone so that he can advise you if any lifts are available. It will then be up to you to make contact with the driver.

Please note that Paul is only offering to provide information about members who have advised him that they are willing to offer a lift – he is not able to actually arrange lifts – the person needing the lift will need to contact the prospective driver themselves

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Jan 30th 2015 January General Meeting
National Coastwatch Institution (Registered Charity)
How the watch station was set up and the coastal surveillance of our local waters

Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

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Fri Feb 27th 2015 February General Meeting
Twittens and Byways of Brighton
Speaker: Dr Geoffrey Mead

Brighton is full of interesting nooks and crannies including some twittens that are curiously known as cat creeps. Join Dr Mead on an illustrated tour.

Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

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Fri Mar 27th 2015 March General Meeting
What You Should Know About West Sussex Credit Union
Speaker: Ray Mason

West Sussex Credit Union is a financial cooperative that was founded in 2008 to provide ethical personal finance to members who live or work in West Sussex. Learn more about what the Credit Union's various activities.

Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

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Fri Jul 24th 2015 OPEN DAY 2015

A chance for all the interest groups to show what they've been up to over the previous U3A year, and to sign up group members for the 2015/2016 U3A year.

Full details of venue and time etc will be available later - but this advance notice enables members to get the date in their diaries.

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Fri Sep 11th 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

Full details of venue and time will be available later - but this advance notice enables members to get the date in their diaries.

Our AGM offers an opportunity to catch up with other members after the summer break.

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Outings
Wed Apr 22nd 2015 Bletchley Park
For more information see the Outings and Theatre Trip Group's page

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Mon Jun 8th 2015 Greenwich
For more information see the Outings and Theatre Trip Group's page
Study Days
Sat Jan 17th 2015 Hearth and Home: Aspects of Sussex Housing

Venue: Rustington
Tutor: Geoffrey Mead, Geographer, Local and Regional Historian

51 places available.

A study of aspects of Sussex housing from its vernacular origins, through the 19th century urban growth to the planned settlements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Geoff Mead has tutored many successful study days for us in the past.

Click for Hearth and Home application

Please see the message at the top of the page about car sharing.

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Sat Feb 14th 2015 The Musical Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan

Venue: Steyning
Tutor: Bernard Lockett, Trustee of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

61 places available.

An assessment of the theatrical heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan and their contribution to musical theatre as we know it today.

Click for Musical Theatre application

Please see the message at the top of the page about car sharing.

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Sat Mar 14th 2015 Does the European Union Have a Future?

Venue: Pulborough
Tutor: Simon Usherwood, University of Surrey

An exploration of the ongoing debate about the EU, analysing problems and considering possible outcomes.

Click for EU application

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Thu Apr 9th 2015 Family History Study Day
Organised by the U3A National Family History Network

This study day will run at the Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash, Surrey, GU12 5DP
Commences 9.40am
Details from Heather, the National Subject Adviser, by emailing u3a@roccoland.plus.com

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Sat Apr 18th 2015 How to Look at Paintings

Venue: Seaford
Tutor: Graham Witham, lecturer and writer on art

Some strategies for getting the most out of looking at art and enhancing understanding and appreciation, using examples from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Graham Witham has tutored a number of well received study days for SUN in the past

Click for paintings application

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Sat May 16th 2015 Sussex Folk Customs, Legends and Songs

Venue: Crowborough
Tutors: Geoff Doel and Will Duke

A look at some of the seasonal customs and legends of Sussex illustrated with songs related to these.

Geoff Doel has tutored a number of study days for SUN in the past.

Click for folk customs application
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Summer Schools
Mon Jun 22nd 2015 2015 Summer School at University of Chichester
Run by U3A South East U3A Forum
Next year's summer school will run from Monday 22nd June 2015 to Thursday 25th June 2015.
Details of the different learning opportunities will be available in due course, but you might want to get the dates in your diary now.
Other Events
Sat Feb 28th 2015 Third Age Trust Event

The Elizabethan Experience at Shakespeare's Globe, London
Various dates available - Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from October 2014 to February 2015

Participate in a guided tour of the Globe Theatre as well as that of the site of The Rose, Bankside's first playhouse.

The visit also includes a visit to the Globe Exhibition and a demonstration of dressing in Elizabethan style attire.

For more information on this event go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Tue Mar 3rd 2015 Third Age Trust Event

West End Sing Out!

Date 3rd March
Playhouse Theatre, London

Further details in December.

Cost £35 - includes a CD recording of the workshops, and lunch. Priority will be given to those on the waiting list from the October 2014 event.

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Fri Mar 6th 2015 Third Age Trust Event

Explore the Jet Age & Beyond

Venue: Brooklands (Weybridge, Surrey)
Available for various dates 2015

Full details will be available in due course

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Fri Mar 6th 2015 Third Age Trust Event

Vaccination: The Miracle Worker at the Jenner Museum

Date 6th March
Dr Jenner's House, Berkeley Gloucester

Cost £20

The day (led by 4 medical specialists)will explore Jenner's achievements and legacy in the science of immunology

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Mon Mar 23rd 2015 Third Age Trust Event

Royal Institution Meeting - U3A Explores Science at the RI

Venue: Playhouse Theatre, London

Cost: £20 - further details in due course

Programme
1. Epigenetics - why your DNA is not your destiny?
2. Smashing physics
3. Social behaviour in the dinosaurs - evidence from Mongolia

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Wed Mar 25th 2015 Third Age Trust Event

RAF Museum - Early Flight & the 1st WW in the Air

Date 25th March, 22nd April, 6th May, plus other dates.

Time 13.30-15.15 onwards

Tickets £10 - booking is direct with the museum for this event

Location RAF Museum, London NW9 5LL

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Wed Apr 22nd 2015 Third Age Trust Event

RAF Museum - Early Flight & the 1st WW in the Air

Date 25th March, 22nd April, 6th May, plus other dates.

Time 13.30-15.15 onwards

Tickets £10 - booking is direct with the museum for this event

Location RAF Museum, London NW9 5LL

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Tue Apr 28th 2015 Third Age Trust Event

Spring Concert
Location Temple Church, London

Further Details to follow in New Year

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Wed May 6th 2015 Third Age Trust Event

RAF Museum - Early Flight & the 1st WW in the Air

Date 25th March, 22nd April, 6th May, plus other dates.


Time 13.30-15.15 onwards

Tickets £10 - booking is direct with the museum for this event

Location RAF Museum, London NW9 5LL

For more information on this event (when it becomes available) go to the Events page in the Members' Section of the U3A's Third Age Trust website at http://www.u3a.org.uk/ . Please note that you will need to sign in as a U3A member to access the Members' Section, but this is easy to set up at the web site.

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Monthly General Meeting
Fri Jan 30th 2015 January General Meeting
National Coastwatch Institution (Registered Charity)
How the watch station was set up and the coastal surveillance of our local waters

Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

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Fri Feb 27th 2015 February General Meeting
Twittens and Byways of Brighton
Speaker: Dr Geoffrey Mead

Brighton is full of interesting nooks and crannies including some twittens that are curiously known as cat creeps. Join Dr Mead on an illustrated tour.

Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

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Fri Feb 27th 2015 March General Meeting
What You Should Know About West Sussex Credit Union
Speaker: Ray Mason

West Sussex Credit Union is a financial cooperative that was founded in 2008 to provide ethical personal finance to members who live or work in West Sussex. Learn more about what the Credit Union's various activities.

Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

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