Lunch and Lecture


If you know of any possible speakers please contact:
Sarah Williamson slwilliamson49(at)

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

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our Lunch and Lecture in May is cancelled. The event has now been rescheduled to take place on 23rd October 2020 at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, with the same speaker. As all menu choices have been made, we hope to persuade the hotel to provide the meal for the same price. Unfortunately, due to the lockdown, we are currently unable to refund members who are unable to attend in October. This will be taken care of as soon as we are able. We thank you for your patience.

Barbara Hutton / Sue Connelly / Sarah Williamson / Martin Harvey

Sheffield Castle Friday 22 May 2020 rescheduled 23 October 2020

Barbara Hutton, Sue Connelly, Martin Harvey,and Sarah Williamson 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.