May 25, 2018 / Meetings

Friday 3 January

Monthly meeting

2 pm at Reigate Manor Hotel

River Kwai Railway – The true story – Paul Whittle

Constructed in huge haste and appalling conditions, the 250 – mile Burma-Thai Railway cost over 100,000 lives. Not for nothing did it become known as ‘The Death Railway’. Starting with the fall of Singapore in February 1942, Paul Whittle’s talk covers the reason for the project, its construction, operation and subsequent demise before being partially re-opened. Paul then contrasts the reality with the fiction of the iconic 1957 film.  

Paul Whittle is a military historian and railway expert, seen recently on the TV series ‘How Trains Changed the World’. 

Just a reminder – if you think friends might be interested in the topics of the Friday meetings they are welcome to attend. They will be offered a visitor badge and asked to sign in so that we have a record of attendance.

Friday 7 February 2020: Funny Ladies – Tricia Thompson

A full list of speakers for 2020 can be found here.

May 25, 2018 / Coffee Mornings & Computer help

Dates for 2020 to be confirmed

Coffee morning, Book Swap and Computer Help

10.15 to 11.30 in the café area of St Joseph’s Community Centre, Ladbroke Road, Redhill, RH1 1LF. Everyone is welcome.

Dates for next year to be confirmed.

May 25, 2018 / U3A Evenings

Dates for 2020 to be confirmed

U3A Evenings: Learning in a social setting

Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate Hill, RH2 9PF from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Doors open from 7.00pm


Tickets £7 available from Sally Baker on or 01737 221766

May 25, 2018 / Outings


A full list of outings for 2020 can be found here.

Contact Jane Rayner



May 8, 2018 / Holidays

Friday 17 April 2020

Holiday to the Beauty of Slovenia and Lake Bled

6 Days from £859 departing 17 April 2020

We will stay in a hotel in Bled with excursions, boat trips, cable car rides and guided tours.


For further details contact Sally Baker on or 01737 221766



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Surrey U3A Network


U3A Study Days


Friday 21 February

Mercury and moons of the solar system, the "debunking the moon landings" controversy, and the 21st Century amateur Astromoner.

David Fishwick and Graham Bryant

For further details and application forms please click here


The Royal Holloway University
Citizens Shared Learning Project 

All members of U3A are invited to attend a series of half day workshops to be held in this year as part of phase two of the Citizens project's Shared Learning Projects.

U3A members can help delve into the archives to help examine key milestones in the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform
Here is the link to the project


National Events

Monday 3 February

Discovering Children's Literature - 10.30 to 15.45  - £24

The British Library

Join us for a study day in the British Library Knowledge Centre Theatre to hear five experts speak about the history of children’s literature. You’ll learn about early printed children’s books from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, and how they have been collected and cared for at the British Library. You will hear about how well-loved children’s book characters have been created through words and illustrations, and how and why we view these characters with such nostalgia. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions.

The National Office advertise a range of events and offers for members. To find out more and book a place, visit and login to the members’ area of


Details are also published in the newsletter, in the magazine Third Age Matters and in the hall at the monthly meetings.