The Return of the Monthly Talks
Don’t get too excited, we still can’t meet up physically, but we can meet up on the internet.
On Friday 3 July at 2pm, by the magic of Zoom, we bring you a talk by Howard Slater about the life story of Ira and George Gershwin. It includes musical interludes of their most famous music and shows.
To watch and listen you just need an internet connection – you don’t need a Zoom account.
You will be invited to tell us that you want to join the meeting well in advance. Then joining information will follow.
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.
A full list of speakers for 2020 can be found here.
Coffee morning, Book Swap and Computer Help – CANCELLED
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 the rest of the year: Tuesday 19 May, Thursday 18 June, Tuesday 7 July, Thursday 10 September, Tuesday 6 October and Thursday 12 November
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
A Taste of Egypt – POSTPONED to later in the year
Come and enjoy the food, drink and legacy of Egypt in good company
Tickets £10 available from Sally Baker on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 221766
U3A Study Days
Friday 20 March: POSTPONED
Geography and Landscapes of South East England
Dr Geoffrey Mead
South East England has a rich assemblage of landscapes whose origins lie in the underlying rocks and soils. The sands, clays and limestones dictated farming and settlement patterns, rural industries and landownership; these past activities have a direct link to the 21st century and a constantly evolving social landscape. This study day looks at representative landscapes, both inland and coast, in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
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 www.citizens800.org/u3a
Monday 30 March
Discovering Children's Literature - 11.00 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 www.u3a.org.uk.
Details are also published in the newsletter, in the magazine Third Age Matters and in the hall at the monthly meetings.