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Jan 20

20th March Geography & Landscapes of SE England Surrey Network U3A Study Day

GEOGRAPHY & LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

A Study Day on Friday, 20th March 2020
At The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon

Speaker: Geoffrey Mead

South East England has, in a small area, 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 giving us a landscape that has a National Park, expanding urban areas and a constantly evolving social landscape. This study day looks at representative landscapes, coastal and inland, in Kent, Surrey and Sussex; farms and nature reserves, woodlands and meadows, marshes and Downland, past and present.

Programme

9.30 Registration
10.00 South East England – The Wider Picture & How Our Landscape is formed from the Basic Rocks 11.00 Coffee / Tea
11.30 The Coastal Landscapes of Kent & Sussex – Marsh & Mudflats, Shingle & Cliffs
12.30 Lunch – Bring your own – Tea / Coffee available

1.30 The Downlands of South East England & How we arrived at a National Park
2.30 Tea / Coffee
3.00 Surrey Heaths, Kentish Clays & Sussex Stone – The Wilder Areas of the South East 4.00 Departure

Speake: Dr Geoffrey Mead has taught adult education since 1984 at the University of Sussex and at Reigate, University of Surrey, and Chatham, University of Greenwich. He read for a Geography degree in 1983 as a mature student, followed by an MA in Local and Regional History with a PhD in Geography in 2012. As Convenor for Local History at Sussex from 1995 to 2010 he was part of the team presenting the Landscape Studies part-time degree; within this framework he was for many years the university link- person for the Sussex U3A Network and has lectured to U3A audiences in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

To book send the slip below, with a cheque for £10 (Non-U3A Guest £12) payable to “Surrey U3A Network”, or a bank transfer to HSBC Account 11519018 Sort 40-27-07, Reference Event as March, to John Kennedy – U3A, 20 Greville Park Road, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2QT, Telephone 01372 273561, or send by email to – surreyu3astudyday@btinternet.com. Enclose a SAE or e-mail address for confirmation. Fees are not normally refundable. Website http://u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork/

————————————————— South East of England Study Day See Nut Allergy & Other Notes Overleaf 20th March 2020

Please print – Confirm by ticking E-mail  or enclosed SAE  Cheque  or Bank Transfer  Mar Title . . . . . .First Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Surname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Name of U3A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Post Code . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See overleaf if you need disabled parking, tick , or a wheelchair space in the hall, tick 

The Menuhin Hall
Cobham Road, Stoke d’Abernon, KT11 3QQ Map ref: TQ 132 579 on Landranger 187, Explorer 146

Telephone 07763 805046 (emergency, on day only) or Menuhin Hall Office 08700 842020

There is a Garden Centre (01932 862530), about 800 metres to the north of the Menuhin Hall where light lunches are available. Reservations not required.

The Menuhin School was founded in 1963 in London and moved to its present site in 1964. It has about 80 pupils learning to play stringed instruments including piano and is financed, in part, by the DfE. Lord Menuhin was born in New York on 22nd April 1916 and died on 12th March 1999 in Berlin. His parents had come from Russia. His first public concert was in March 1924 and his first in Europe, in Paris, in 1927. His performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios in 1932. The Hall, designed by Mark Foley, was conceived as a memorial to Yehudi and was handed over to the school on 5th August 2005. The official opening was on 7th January 2006. Yehudi is buried by the stone pillar in front of the Hall. Nearby is an oak which he planted on his 80th birthday. The Hall was first used for a U3A Study Day on 14th October 2005 when the Steinway grand piano was used as no other piano was available. Surrey U3A Network website – has application forms for study days, details of other events such as the Chichester summer school and links to Surrey U3A websites.

Nut Allergies – The Menuhin School has pupils who have an allergic reaction to nuts and the staff have taken the decision to make the school and the Menuhin Hall a nut free environment. Please ensure that your lunch does not contain any trace of nuts.

Disabled Parking – There are six spaces behind the hall, there are more in the main car park. If you have a blue badge and need level access to the hall, then tick “Disabled parking” on the booking slip; you will then be allocated a space at the back of the hall if available and sent a permit. If you can manage from the main car park (i.e. you are able to manage some steps with handrails) then please do not tick “Disabled parking”. That will leave the back of the hall spaces for those that are very immobile. There is a drop-off space at the back of the hall where disabled who are not the driver can gain level access to the hall.

Wheelchair spaces – If you need a seat removed in the hall to accommodate a wheelchair then tick “Wheelchair” on the booking slip.

A Study Day on Friday, 20th March 2020
At The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon (Map on next page)

Speaker: Geoffrey Mead

South East England has, in a small area, 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 giving us a landscape that has a National Park, expanding urban areas and a constantly evolving social landscape. This study day looks at representative landscapes, coastal and inland, in Kent, Surrey and Sussex; farms and nature reserves, woodlands and meadows, marshes and Downland, past and present.

Programme

9.30 Registration
10.00 South East England – The Wider Picture & How Our Landscape is formed from the Basic Rocks 11.00 Coffee / Tea
11.30 The Coastal Landscapes of Kent & Sussex – Marsh & Mudflats, Shingle & Cliffs
12.30 Lunch – Bring your own – Tea / Coffee available

1.30 The Downlands of South East England & How we arrived at a National Park
2.30 Tea / Coffee
3.00 Surrey Heaths, Kentish Clays & Sussex Stone – The Wilder Areas of the South East 4.00 Departure

Speake: Dr Geoffrey Mead has taught adult education since 1984 at the University of Sussex and at Reigate, University of Surrey, and Chatham, University of Greenwich. He read for a Geography degree in 1983 as a mature student, followed by an MA in Local and Regional History with a PhD in Geography in 2012. As Convenor for Local History at Sussex from 1995 to 2010 he was part of the team presenting the Landscape Studies part-time degree; within this framework he was for many years the university link- person for the Sussex U3A Network and has lectured to U3A audiences in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

To book send the slip below, with a cheque for £10 (Non-U3A Guest £12) payable to “Surrey U3A Network”, or a bank transfer to HSBC Account 11519018 Sort 40-27-07, Reference Event as March, to John Kennedy – U3A, 20 Greville Park Road, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2QT, Telephone 01372 273561, or send by email to – surreyu3astudyday@btinternet.com. Enclose a SAE or e-mail address for confirmation. Fees are not normally refundable. Website http://u3asites.org.uk/surreyu3anetwork/

————————————————— South East of England Study Day See Nut Allergy & Other Notes Overleaf 20th March 2020

Please print – Confirm by ticking E-mail  or enclosed SAE  Cheque  or Bank Transfer  Mar Title . . . . . .First Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Surname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Name of U3A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Post Code . . . . . . . . . . . Telephone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See overleaf if you need disabled parking, tick , or a wheelchair space in the hall, tick 

The Menuhin Hall
Cobham Road, Stoke d’Abernon, KT11 3QQ Map ref: TQ 132 579 on Landranger 187, Explorer 146

Telephone 07763 805046 (emergency, on day only) or Menuhin Hall Office 08700 842020

There is a Garden Centre (01932 862530), about 800 metres to the north of the Menuhin Hall where light lunches are available. Reservations not required.

The Menuhin School was founded in 1963 in London and moved to its present site in 1964. It has about 80 pupils learning to play stringed instruments including piano and is financed, in part, by the DfE. Lord Menuhin was born in New York on 22nd April 1916 and died on 12th March 1999 in Berlin. His parents had come from Russia. His first public concert was in March 1924 and his first in Europe, in Paris, in 1927. His performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios in 1932. The Hall, designed by Mark Foley, was conceived as a memorial to Yehudi and was handed over to the school on 5th August 2005. The official opening was on 7th January 2006. Yehudi is buried by the stone pillar in front of the Hall. Nearby is an oak which he planted on his 80th birthday. The Hall was first used for a U3A Study Day on 14th October 2005 when the Steinway grand piano was used as no other piano was available. Surrey U3A Network website – has application forms for study days, details of other events such as the Chichester summer school and links to Surrey U3A websites.

Nut Allergies – The Menuhin School has pupils who have an allergic reaction to nuts and the staff have taken the decision to make the school and the Menuhin Hall a nut free environment. Please ensure that your lunch does not contain any trace of nuts.

Disabled Parking – There are six spaces behind the hall, there are more in the main car park. If you have a blue badge and need level access to the hall, then tick “Disabled parking” on the booking slip; you will then be allocated a space at the back of the hall if available and sent a permit. If you can manage from the main car park (i.e. you are able to manage some steps with handrails) then please do not tick “Disabled parking”. That will leave the back of the hall spaces for those that are very immobile. There is a drop-off space at the back of the hall where disabled who are not the driver can gain level access to the hall.

Wheelchair spaces – If you need a seat removed in the hall to accommodate a wheelchair then tick “Wheelchair” on the booking slip.