U3A Events & Offers

Updated 7 July 2019

U3A National & Regional Events

There are a wide range of study days and Summer Schools available nearby, open to U3A members only. For a complete list, click on one of these links: National events & Thames Valley & Surrey & London. Here are a few of them:



Spring & Summer 2019

Citizens800 Shared Learning Project with Royal Holloway

Citizens – 800 Years in the Making – Exploring the History of Liberty, Protest, Power & Rebellion.

A series of Research Retreats are being offered at Royal Holloway, University of London by Dr Matthew Smith as a continuation of the SLP. Full details on the Citizens800 website. Attendance is free – register on the website.

  • Wed Apr 10th Chartism 180
  • Wed May 8th The Great Unrest
  • Wed Jun 26th Peers versus The People
  • Wed Jul 3rd The Home Rule Crisis

U3A Explores Science at the RI

Monday 11th March

  • Jo Ruxton: A Plastic Ocean – Behind the Scenes.
  • Andrew Pontzen: What made our Universe.
  • Jennifer Rogers: Living is a risky business.

The Bayeux Tapestry

Fri Mar 15th Presented by Imogen Corrigan, Arts Society Lecturer – in Surrey

Satire to Sublime: British Art from Hogarth to Turner

Thursday 21st March 2019

Find out how eighteenth and early nineteenth-century painters grappled with the rapid changes of life in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain.

Polar Exploration

4th April 2019 at Benson

The Aztec

Fri Apr 12th Presented by Professor Maria Chester, U3A Subject Advisor on American Archaeology & Arts Society Lecturer

An Afternoon at Historic Southwark Cathedral

April 26th

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the history of Southwark Cathedral. Join U3A members to listen to a talk from a Southwark Cathedral historian about the many connections between the ancient area of Bankside and the cathedral including the historical links with local entertainment and the Borough Market.

People & Places of Surrey

Fri May 17th Presented by Speakers from Lewis Carroll Society, Watts Gallery, Woking Surrey History Centre & Guildford Cathedral

Chichester Summer School 2019

Folk music, watercolours, yoga, to name just a few of the courses available! 3 day residential courses in a delightful environment. Mon Jun 24th to Thu Jun 27th Click on the following links for, Full Details of CoursesBooking Information & Booking Form.

Mathematics in Action

Fri Jun 21st Presented by Dr Roger Luther, Sussex University.

Medicine & Art,

30th April 2019 at Benson, Oxon

History on Film

28th May 2019 at St Helen’s & St Kath’s School, Abingdon

The Work of William Morris

30th August 2019 at Kelmscott Manor. More details to follow.

U3A London Region Summer School 2019

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station). This is a popular annual non-residential event. Members can attend for one, two or three days, and can choose from 28 different talks, 4 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London. There is a wide range of topics taken from the subjects of Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science and Travel. This year we have also selected ‘Celebration of the Sea’ as a general theme. Programme and Application on line

U3A Robo Wars:

Thu Oct 31st – Other Dates to be finalised yet. See details in: Robots-Flyer and in the rule book here: Robots-TheRules