Full details of Surrey U3A Network’s study days in September, October and November are now available and booking forms can be downloaded from the network’s website.
On Friday 16 September Oxford University lecturer Keith Hasted will examine the building of England’s medieval cathedrals, identifying first Anglo-Norman architecture, and then the Gothic styles of Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular.
On 21 October Nigel Arch, military historian and former director of Kensington and Kew Palaces, will present ‘The knight in shining armour’ covering knighthood in history, literature, art and legend.
‘The Inca – Children of the Sun’ is the subject of the study day on 18 November. Maria Chester, the U3A national subject adviser on American archaeology, will focus on the Inca empire that flourished in ancient Peru between about 1400 and 1533AD. It was the only real empire in the pre-Columbian Americas and the largest one in the world at the time.
All the study days start with registration at 9.30am and finish at about 4pm. They are held in the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon, and the cost is £10 for members (£12 for non-members).