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What is Southport University Extension Society (SUES)?

It is a rather unusual name, but we are proud of it and its history stretching over 125 years or so. Back in the 1890s, many towns and cities had University Extension Societies, but Southport appears to be the only survivor. We call it SUES and with a healthy membership, and an equally healthy bank balance, we are very optimistic about its future.

Its purpose is, and always has been, to provide opportunities for Continuing Education and Life Long Learning. It is open to all but most members are retired and are looking for stimulation and entertainment rather than qualifications. Curiosity and open-mindedness are much more important than previous knowledge and study.

Annual membership is always kept very low and entitles members to attend talks and lectures – around 7 per year – on Friday afternoons. It also allows members to enrol for courses, which are longer, stretching between 6 to 10 sessions and usually held on Monday mornings. There is a charge for these but once again, the Society’s finances enable such costs to be kept low.

We meet at All Saints’ Church Hall, near Hesketh Park. The venue has excellent facilities including free parking and we always provide refreshments.

Please click on the links at the top of the page for more information about us and what we do, as well as how to join us and our archive about what we have done in the past.