SUN is an organisation to which all Sussex U3A’s belong. Representatives from all
Sussex U3A’s meet to discuss matters of interest and exchange ideas. It also provides
contact with our regional representative on the Third Age Trust committee.
One of the important functions that SUN performs is to organise study days. These
are presented by experts in their field and are normally run on Saturdays at various
venues in the county.
More information about SUN can be found on-line by clicking here
Programmes and application forms for the Study Days are distributed to U3As at least
six weeks before each study day. Please contact your SUN representative Diana Cawdery
on 01444 484560 for these or you can download them from our website: www.sussexu3anetwork.org.uk.
All study days cost £8 for U3A members and £10 for non- members. Meetings usually
start at 9.45 and last until 3.30pm.
The list of the study days for 2017/2018 is given below:
Saturday 7th October – Rustington
Great Music Memories from Four Great Composers
Memory is the basis of all musical activity: composition, performance and listening
all depend on memory – it is not even possible to hum a tune without it.
Saturday 18th November - Steyning
Historic Sussex Industries
Continuity and change over time of Sussex industries.
Saturday 9th December – Pulborough
A Band Leader, A Bass Player and A Trumpeter
A look at three jazz giants – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Miles Davis
Saturday 13 th January - Hailsham
Mathematics and Life – Chance from the Cradle to the Grave
A look at a variety of aspects of probability and some key figures in 20th Century
Saturday 10th February - Crowborough
The Lion and the Tiger: Four Centuries of the British in India
The East India Company, the heyday of the British Raj, the Independence Movement,
India post Independence.
Saturday 10th March - Seaford
Shakespeare and the Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre
An exploration of Shakespeare’s theatrical career and its interface with the new
professional London theatre with particular reference to ‘Richard 2nd’, ‘Twelfth
night’ and ‘The Tempest.’
Saturday 14th April - Steyning
Political and Religious Change and its Influence on the English Parish Church c700
A look at the ways English parish churches reflect wider social changes.
Saturday 12th May - Pulborough
Changing Family Life in the 20th Century and Beyond
The impact of social, political and technological changes on the nature of family