Surrey Network Study Days

Fri Mar 20th  2020                                                Geography & Landscapes of South East England
Presented by Dr Geoffrey Mead, Sussex University
Booking opened on Thursday 9 January and places are available.
A change of study day subject was necessary as the Results of Research on Food & Nutrition by Professor Susan Lanham-New, University of Surrey has been postponed.
Fri Apr 17th 2020 The Most Famous Pharaoh of Them All: Tutankhamun, the Boy King
Presented by Clive Barham Carter
Places are available
Fri May 15th 2020 Two Centuries of British Design
Presented by Paul Atterbury, Antiques Road Show
Booking opens on 1 February
Fri Jun 19th 2020 Understanding Turner – The Man, His Life & His Work
Presented by Maria Chester
Booking opens on 1 February
Fri Sep 18th 2020 The Art and Objects of the Mughal Emperors, from Akbar to Shah Jahan.
Presented by Ursula Weekes
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Oct 16th 2020 Planned study day on Industrial Archaeology
Presented by Professor David Perrett
Booking opens on 1 June
Fri Nov 20th 2020 The Art of Drawing
Presented by Colin Wiggins
Booking opens on 1 June

Surrey Network study days are open to members of all U3As in Surrey and the surrounding area. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon and normally start at 9.30 a.m. with registration, and finish at 4 p.m. The fee, including coffee / tea and biscuits, is £10, though a visitor who is not a member of a U3A will be charged £12.00

Prior booking is essential and forms are available at the Monthly Meetings or from the Surrey Network internet site,

Attendees should bring a packed lunch as there is nowhere very close by to provide food on the day.

Kingston U3A

Welcome to Kingston U3A

Prospective members: Welcome to Kingston U3A! If you have recently retired, or are coming up to that exciting third age phase of your life, there is so much to do! We have an extensive range of groups you can join, covering everything from literature through arts, music, walks, discussions, dancing and table tennis to games, languages and science.   There are regular monthly meetings with an interesting talk, introductory get-togethers for new members and a chance to meet people and make new friends. There is a wide monthly programme of visits to places of interest and a holiday, abroad or in the UK, every year. This website will give you a lot of information about all of these and many other activities. Please browse and let us know if you would like to join us.

Existing members please make regular visits to this website as we will be posting up-to-date information as it becomes available.

To find out more of the U3A s history please follow the link :-    U3A History

Other Organisations

These cover a wide range of events and activities notified to us by the organisers, which may be of interest to you.  These have no direct connection with the U3A.

London Region U3A

This is the site of the London Region of the University of the Third Age (U3A). We have 33 autonomous U3As in the Region. The U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

This site is useful for seeing events happening across London. We highlight some events and Shared Learning Projects on our own website as well but this gives you a fuller picture of what is available


Kingston U3A Records Archive

There is a small but growing collection of Kingston U3A archival material.  This material has now been deposited at the Kingston Local History Room and may be consulted by anyone who is interested, during the hours that it is open to the public, on production of a valid Kingston U3A membership card. Please click on the link to find out more information about the History Room.

Current Archive Collection – Listing

Please email  Jacqui Humphreys for more information or if you think you have any suitable material to add to the collection.

Kingston Local History Centre (Where our Archive is held)


Nomination form to stand for Kingston U3A Committee

Nomination Form 2019v2

Kingston U3A constitution 2018

KU3A Constitution 2018-11-05

Kingston U3A Data Protection Policy

Kingston U3A Data Protection Policy 2018-06-15v4

Principles of the U3A Movement

Principles of the U3A Movement

Terms and Conditions of Membership

Kingston U3A-Membership T&C 2018-19v1

Third Age Trust – National U3A  Body  – Research Participation Advice

We are often asked to publicise research studies and trials to our members.  Where we do so it is because we believe it may be of interest to you and we are not endorsing or promoting the research study in any way.  U3A has not undertaken any checks or due diligence on the relevant department or the study and accepts no liability whatsoever if you decide to agree to participate.  If you choose to take part in any study, you do so at your own risk and in your own capacity (and not as member of U3A).  You should make sure that you understand all the risks associated with any study before you sign up and ensure that you understand the time commitment, any restrictions and possible side effects.  You should also ensure that you will be insured as part of the study.

Incident Report Form – for U3A related activity were an insurance claim might be incurred.

Incident Report Form2017





Shared Learning Projects – Explanation !

If you are interested in research and want to work with other people on topics that interest you, then a Shared Learning Project could be the thing for you.

These Projects are agreed with an organization or institute (such as a museum, art gallery, library, stately home or charity) and focus on activity that will be stimulating to the participants and of benefit to the institution involved.   Projects may also be set up by U3As together to explore a local theme or topic.

Since they started 12 years ago, London Region members have participated in over 50 projects in partnership with a variety of organizations from the British Film Institute to the Foundling Museum. Subjects have included nursing, family and social history, education, archeology, natural history and historic buildings. A list indicating range of projects undertaken can be found on the U3A national website.   Research subjects have included social and local history, archaeology, natural history, music and literature.  There have also been some evaluation projects. A list indicating the range of projects undertaken can be found on the U3A national website

The projects last for twelve weeks and a group of twelve or so people are recruited from U3As across London to work together. Members of the team carry out agreed research individually or in pairs and meet fortnightly to share their work. There is usually a presentation at the end and the outcome of the work is written up as a report or leaflet or sometimes the material is placed on a website.  

See link for more details