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What is Southport University Extension Society (SUES)?

It is a rather unusual name but we are proud of it and of its 125 year history. Back in the 1890s many towns and cities had University Extension Societies, but Southport seems to be the only survivor. We call it SUES and with a healthy membership and an extremely healthy bank balance, we are 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 only £10 and entitles you to attend talks and lectures – usually 4 or 5 per year on Friday afternoons. It also allows you to enrol for visits and for longer sessions with between 6 and 10 sessions usually on Monday mornings. There is a charge for these but the Society’s finances enable this 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.