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
Mon Jul 28th 2014 OPEN DAY

At Shoreham Centre. 1.45pm to about 3.30pm

This is your chance to explore the displays put on by our many interest groups.You'll also be able to pick up your newsletter and sign up for interest groups for the 2014/2015 U3A year.

The event will provide an opportunity for new members to join our U3A and sign up for groups.
Group Coordinators and helpers will have access to the venue from around 1.15pm to set up.

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 page for more information.

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 - 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.
Click for Russian Music application form

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.


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.
Click for Vermeer application form

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