Monthly Meetings

2pm The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB

Entrance FREE to Arun East u3a members (non-Arun East u3a members £2); please bring your membership card.

We will start with refreshments, the opportunity to chat to the committee and u3a members and to sign up for trips, outings and other Arun East u3a events.

Changes to the programme will be announced in our fortnightly Newsletter and on this website.

New Rules on Meetings (Pandemic-related)


We are introducing a number of temporary rules to help keep you safe. Help is the operative word as members are primarily responsible for their own health and safety and if any aspect of the venue or meeting makes you feel uncomfortable please do not stay.


PLEASE DO NOT attend our Monthly Meetings unless you have had both Covid injections or a negative lateral flow test within the last three days – free from the NHS and pharmacies.


Hands must be sanitised on entering the hall.
Please bring your own hand sanitiser for use when required.


Face masks are not compulsory but please have one with you. Face masks are meant to prevent you from spreading the virus. Out of courtesy to others if you are seated at a table where others are wearing a masks, then please wear your one.


Unless we get the promised ‘Indian Summer’ you may wish to wear your thermals as windows and doors will be open.


It is important that you sign in with your membership number – please remember to bring your new yellow membership card.  You may prefer to bring your own pen. Guests will need to provide full contact details.


Wednesday 17th November – Malcolm Wells – So Far So Good
An insight into the speaker’s very varied and interesting life!
including army life during the Gulf War and behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 15th December – Christmas Party with entertainment (£3 ticket in advance only – from Chairman or at Monthly Meetings)


Wednesday 19 January – Frances Hurd – Nineteen Years at the Chalk face
The history of inspection in England as well as the speaker’s own experiences as an Ofsted Inspector

Wednesday 16 February – The Rev’d Dr Nicholas Henderson – How to read the English Country Church – part 2 the Tudors to the present
From the Tudor ere into the establishment of a new Protestant England visible in church structures. A very welcome return by this dynamic speaker

Wednesday 16 March – Fran Sandham – Dr Livingstone, I Presume!
The story behind a legendary meeting in Africa in1871 between the missing explorer Dr Livingstone and ambitious journalist Henry Morton Stanley’

Wednesday 20 April –  Michael Smith – The Franklin Expedition Disaster
The enduring worldwide fascination with the disastrous Franklin Expedition and how the discovery of lost ships above the Arctic Circle may sole the 170 year old mystery

Wednesday 18 May   Jonathan Jones – Rudyard Kipling – The Female of the Species
Explores Kipling’s views on women – as influenced by the women in his life and as reflected in his prose and Poetry