2 pm at Reigate Park Church RH2 8BDThe Excavation of the Mary Rose – Dawn Perrier Baker The Mary Rose was the flagship of Henry VIII’s naval fleet. In a battle with the French Armada just outside Portsmouth Harbour, she sank suddenly with 700 men on board. She remained mostly untouched for 500 years when a team of divers and marine archaeologists embarked on a project to excavate the contents of the ship and bring to the surface the remains of the hull. Dawn Perrier Baker was a young diver and part of the team involved in this fascinating excavation. Dawn will give her personal experiences of the original dives and excavation work and talk about what the Mary Rose Project has taught us about Tudor life. If you think friends might be interested in this talk, they are welcome to attend. They will be asked to sign in so that we have a record of attendance.
Coffee morning and Computer Help
Books and Music swap plus computing 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 the rest of the year: Tuesday 9 July, Tuesday 10 September, Thursday 17 October, Wednesday 20 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 Surrey
Join us to taste and discover some of the food and drink produced in Surrey. Find out more about the fascinating county in which we live.
Tickets £10 available from Sally Baker on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 221766
A day at the Seaside – Creeks and Cockles – payment £54 due on 3 May
The day starts at Hadleigh Farm, with included morning refreshments, overlooking Hadleigh Castle, followed by a morning coach trip of the creeks and marshes around ancient Canewdon.
After an included 2 course lunch with a hot drink at the Palace Hotel, Southend, you will have free time to explore.
The afternoon is spent at Old Leigh, with cockle sheds, cockle boats and the chance to sample the seafood, before heading home at 4.30pm.
Tuesday 2 July – Bombay Sapphire Gin and Houghton Lodge gardens – £47
Wednesday 25 September – Hidden London and Canal Cruise – £58
Tuesday 5 November – Square Mile Curios – £42 – please note change of date
Contact Jane Rayner email@example.com
Holiday to the Castles Historic Houses and Gardens of North Wales
5 days from £489 departing 27 October 2019
We will stay in a centrally located hotel in Caernavon and excursions include Portmerion, Snowdonia National Park, Ffestiniog Railway, Powis Castle and Garden.
For further details contact Sally Baker on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 221766
U3A Study Days
Friday 17 May
People and Places of Surrey
Speakers from Guildford Cathedral, the Watts Gallery, the Lewis Carroll Society and Surrey History Centre
Friday 21 June
Mathematics in Action
Dr. Roger Luther, Sussex University
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
U3A South East Forum
Summer School 2019
Details of the Summer School at Chichester on 24 - 27 June are now available by clicking here.
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.