Lunch and Lecture


If you know of any possible speakers please contact:
Martin Harvey harveymk(at)

There are usually two Lunch and Lecture events arranged each year. They are advertised here, and in Links, and require prebooking.

Update 24 September 2020

Cancellation of Lunch and Lecture

Unfortunately following the Government’s new Covid 19 rules we have no alternative but to cancel the next lunch and lecture which was due to be held 23rd October. Given that the new rules may possibly last six months all payments will be refunded as soon as practicable. When it is safe to do so we will re-convene our lunch and lecture programme.

Barbara Hutton / Sue Connelly / Martin Harvey


Sheffield Castle Friday 22 May 2020 Cancelled

Barbara Hutton, Sue Connelly and Martin Harvey invite you to their first Lunch and Lecture at the Doubletree by Hilton Sheffield Park Hotel, Chesterfield Road South, Meadowhead, Sheffield, S8 8BW on Friday 22 May, 2020.
Speaker Ron Clayton ( a local Historian will give a lively and stimulating talk on the subject of Sheffield Castle, arguably the most enigmatic castle in England. In 1270 a stone castle was erected to replace the ‘motte and bailey’ structure which burnt down in 1266. Sheffield Castle, in its heyday, was possibly as large as Warwick Castle and was demolished, circa 1649, after it held out against Parliamentary Forces in August 1644.
Please arrive at 12.00 for a 12.30 start. Cost £20. Closing date for bookings is Friday 1 May.
There is ample parking at the hotel, and the numbers 24, 43 and 43a buses from the city centre stop outside the hotel. The number 75 bus from Shiregreen via High Street stops near the hotel at Meadowhead.

Menu details and booking form on pp 15 and 16 of Links Open Groups Supplement: February 2020

Please note this is a set menu, so once chosen, cannot be altered.
Should you have a special dietary request, please include in your application
To book please complete the form on P 16 of Links Open Groups Supplement: February 2020, and send, with a cheque made payable to SU3A Lunch and Lecture, to arrive no later than Friday, 1 May 2020.