Events

Monthly Meeting Oct 4th  – The Antarctic Adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton – Rodney Paul 

 

 

Oct 15th Surrey Network -Tutankhamun

• Tutankhamun, the Boy King         – Fri, 15 October

 

Monthly Meetings Nov 1st  – AGM  /  Codes and ciphers in the two WW – Baldwin

18th Nov – Dixieland Christmas Celebration

After all these long months of waiting until we can meet up again, come and join Paul Higgs and his Jazz Band for a joyous afternoon of song and dance with an added Christmas flavour. This great band, with a wonderful vocalist, captures that Dixieland vibe with the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Jelly Roll Morton. Included in the price is a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. The desserts and coffee/tea will taste extra special. Where? On the Tereza Joanne, a boat moored in King George V Dock, Royal Docks, London. This venue offers spectacular views across the water to the City skyline. We hope to arrive by 11.30am and aim to leave by 3.30pm in order to arrive back in Kingston/Surbiton before it gets too dark.

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021

Meeting Times/Points:

● 10am Kingston, Kingston High Street, opposite the Rose Theatre

● 10.15am Surbiton, Claremont Road, Bus stop ‘Surbiton Station’ Price: £50.60 per person

If you would like to join this Christmas party, please detach and complete the application form which you will find in the centre of this newsletter and send it, together with your cheque for £50.60 per person payable to

Kingston u3a GAS, to: Gisela Zürcher-Feiß, 37 The Byeways Surbiton KT5 8HT

If you do not give an email address please include a stamped addressed envelope for a reply. If you have any questions, please contact Gisela on 020 8399 4990 or via email: generalactivities@kingstonu3a.org.uk

Nov 19th Surrey Network – Development of British Style

• The Development of British Style – Fri, 19 November

Monthly Meetings Dec 6th –  A History of Pantomime – Peter Allen

London Region U3A talks via Zoom

December 2020
Mon Dec 7th Other Kew Gardens Part II + Q&A: 11.00am via Zoom. Talk by Patricia Gentry, hosted by Palmers Green & Southgate U3A and open to members of other London U3As. To apply, please email pgsu3a-secretary@wffot.co.uk by latest 5pm Friday 4th December, confirming the name of your u3a. Meeting link will be sent 6th December.
Mon Dec 14th Other QUIZ Surprise! 17.00 -18.30 Log on from 16.30 Save the date/time. Further details to follow. Winter Talks Flyer. Click here to registerWinter Talks Quiz.
January 2021
Mon Jan 4th Other Hazel Beale: A Virtual Tour of the Museum of London Docklands On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Jan 11th Other Henry Howarth: Cryptic Crosswords Explained On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Jan 25th Other Jonathan Lipitch: How to Control Stress in a Stressful World On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
February 2021
Mon Feb 8th Other Camila Nichol: A two hundred-year Antarctic adventure: a short History of Humans in Antarctica On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Feb 15th Other Alan Freeland: Chinese Art – Insight to the Soul of a Nation, Part 1 Part 1 Monday 15th February and Part 2 Monday 22nd February. On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Feb 22nd Other Alan Freeland: Chinese Art – Insight to the Soul of a Nation, Part 2 Part 1 Monday 15th February and Part 2 Monday 22nd February. On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
March 2021
Mon Mar 8th Other Geoff Pick: Realms of Gold – John Keats, his Story, and his Poetry On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
Mon Mar 22nd Other Tony Dayan: I Can’t Believe We Still get Medicines from Plants On Zoom. 17.00 – 18.00, Log on from 16.30. Click here for details and registration: Winter Talks 2021
June 2021
Wed Jun 2nd Other National U3A Day: further information on national website: U3A Day
July 2021
Tue Jul 27th
→Thu Jul 29th
Summer School LRU3A Summer School: provisional dates. More information to follow in due course.

Surrey Network Study Days

The following presentations can be requested via the Contacts Page from Ian Funnell, Website Editor.
Maria Chester’s study day on The Aztecs – “Eagle Warriors of the Sun”
Simon Usherwood’s study day on “The UK in a Changing Europe”
David Fishwick’s study day on Astronomy – “Mercury & Moons of Solar System”

South East Forum Summer School 2020 & 2021 – Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The South East Forum Summer School was to be held at the University of Chichester from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 June 2020. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the summer school was cancelled. All students and tutors were informed and all deposits were refunded. The organising committee were very sad that they had to disappoint our members but messages received indicate that members understood the need and welcomed the early decision before the lockdown was announced.

Update in November 2020 – We are very sorry to say that we will not be running a Summer School at the University of Chichester in June 2021. We have consulted the people who had booked for 2020 and ascertained their views. As the social side of the event is key, we would not want to run virtual courses on Zoom. With the current uncertainty about Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed we cannot, with hand on heart, assure the safety of attendees even if we attempted to social distance everyone. The vast majority of our audience and tutors are over sixty five so we feel they would be very wary of attending. We do however plan to run the Summer School again in 2022 and have made a booking with the University of Chichester starting on Monday 20 June 2022. So put the date in your diary and we will plan to meet you for a celebration of being able to run our event once again. The Summer School Organisers

Dates for your Diary
Study Days
Fri Feb 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
As of November 2020 re-opening date for study days is uncertain
Fri Mar 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
As of November 2020 re-opening date for study days is uncertain
Fri Apr 16th 2021 Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period
Presented by Imogen Corrigan
As of November 2020 re-opening date for study days is uncertain
Fri May 21st 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Jun 18th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Sep 17th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Oct 15th 2021 Planned study day in 2021
Fri Nov 19th 2021 Planned study day in 2021

 

Study days are open to all U3A members and guests are very welcome. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon; starting at 9.30am with registration and running from 10am to 4pm. The fee, including coffee/tea and biscuits, is £10 for members and £12 for guests. Attendees should bring a packed lunch. Prior booking is necessary. Click on any study day link below for a programme and booking form. You can use the on-line form on the Contact page to send a message to John Kennedy, Booking Secretary. If you would like to comment on the organisation or content of the study day or would like to offer ideas for the future please use the Feedback Form and send it to John Kennedy as an email attachment or fill in the same form which will be available at the study days and hand it to any member of the committee. For information the list of study day titles over fifteen seasons is given here, together with a poster of a typical study day. When study day hand-outs or presentations are available for download they will be mounted here for a period of at least three months. Surrey Network treats your privacy rights seriously and our Privacy Policy can be found by following the link. History of Study Days.

 

 

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