Shoreham & Southwick


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.

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 and are downloadable at click on the link to the SUN website or apply to Margaret Sharp on 01273-464106. PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be sent to the Study Day Administrator and NOT TO THE VENUE.

Dates for your Diary
Main Hall, Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm start
Please note that this is on the 2nd Friday in September.

This is your chance to help choose next year's Committee and to contribute to the discussion about our U3A's activities in 2014/2015. It's our chance to share suggestions, new ideas, discuss how we operate etc - so please do come.

It is important that as many members as possible attend - partly because our Constitution requires a high percentage of members to be present for the AGM to be valid - but much more importantly because each and every member's views matter.

Please put the AGM on your calendar now, so that you keep the date free.

Fri Sep 26th 2014 Love, Happiness & Anger in Music - John Hursey
Main Hall Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

John Hursey has lived in Kent for 25 years and is a music tutor at Canterbury Christ church College, where he pioneered an Access Course for street musicians with a colleague.

John Hursey has tutored a number of study days for Sussex U3A Network

Fri Oct 31st 2014 Middle East Update - Dr Brian Beeley
Main Hall, Shoreham Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

Brian Beeley is an expert on the Middle East situation, Dr Beeley gave a series of half day studies for SUN in 2010

Fri Nov 28th 2014 Chichester Harbour and conservation - Judy Darley

Main Hall Shoreahm Centre - 1.45pm for 2pm

Find out more about Chichester Harbour and the conservation work that Chichester Harbour Trust does in this estuary with its rich wildlife.

Thu Sep 11th 2014 Visit to Frogmore House, the private Home Park near Windsor, Berkshire
See the Outings and Theatre Trips Group's page for more information.

Thu Nov 13th 2014 Matinee performance of “Calamity Jane”
Hawth Theatre, Crawley
See Outings and Theatre Group's page for more details

Study Days
Sat Sep 6th 2014 How Great was Alexander?

Venue: Rustington
Tutor: Peter Leigh - former Army Officer

A look at the life of Alexander to better understand the man behind the legend. His beliefs, his motivation and the attributes that made him ‘Great’ will be discussed.

Click for Alexander application form

Sat Oct 11th 2014 Mathematics: Power and Pattern

Venue: Pulborough
Tutor: Roger Luther

Maths has a beauty and utility which we will discover in three different contexts: topology, combinatorics and coding theory. These will all be discussed at an accessible level and interactively – please bring a pen and paper!

Click for Mathematics application form

Sat Oct 18th 2014 Art and Music Intertwined
A study Morning organised by Battle, Hastings & Rye U3As with support from SUN

Venue: Battle
Tutor: Peter Medhurst

An examination of the extraordinary power of the links between the visual and aural arts when one medium inspires the other. Examples of a range of works spanning over 600 years will be analysed and discussed.

Sat Nov 15th 2014 Exploring 100 year of Russian Music

Venue: Crowborough
Tutor: John Hursey - who has led many well received study days for Sussex U3A Network over the years.

Russian music is full of creativity, wonderful melodies and exotic orchestration. No specialist knowledge is required, only enthusiasm to enjoy a memorable day.

There are members who are looking for a lift to this study day to enable them to attend. If you are going in your own transport please be generous and offer a lift.

Click for Russian Music application form

Sat Dec 6th 2014 Vermeer and Dutch Genre Painting
Venue - Crawley
Tutor: Leslie Pitcher, Art Historian

Following independence from Spain many Dutch artists depicted scenes of daily life, known as genre painting. We will study its range with consideration of the paintings’ underlying symbolism and literary references.

Leslie Pitcher has tutored a number of well received study days for us in the past.

Click for Vermeer application form

Sat Jan 17th 2015 Hearth and Home: Aspects of Sussex Housing

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

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.

The application form for this study day is not yet available.

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

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

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

The application form for this study day is not yet available.

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.

The application form for this study day is not yet available.

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

The application form for this study day is not yet available.

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.

The application form for this study day is not yet available.

Sat Oct 18th 2014 Family History for Beginners

Venue - Ringmer

For those who are new to the subject. Topics will include: why do it; where to start; sources - including birth, death and marriage certificates, census returns and parish records; making the most of the internet; recording your discoveries to share with family and friends
Click for Family History application

Thu Nov 13th 2014 Literature Groups Workshop organised by U3A South East Forum

Facilitators: Julia Courtney, Gill Pitt & Alison Gaitonde

Venue: St Paul's Methodist Church, Woodfield Road, Crawley, RH10 8ER

This workshop will provide an opportunity for current of prospective coordinators of prose, poetry and play reading groups to get together to share experiences, discuss working methods and ideas for possible resources. Cost £3.