Haywards Heath & District U3A





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 18th November - Steyning

Historic Sussex Industries

Geoffrey Mead


Continuity and change over time of Sussex industries.


Saturday 9th December – Pulborough

A Band Leader, A Bass Player and A Trumpeter

Robert Carrington


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

Roger Luther


A look at a variety of aspects of probability and some key figures in 20th Century maths.



Saturday 10th February - Crowborough

The Lion and the Tiger: Four Centuries of the British in India

Margaret Nicholle


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

Geoff Doel


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 - 1914

Sue Berry


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

Gillian Pitt


The impact of social, political and technological changes on the nature of family life.