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Are you over 50? Retired? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you!

You can exercise your brain by participating in or leading a group and sharing your interests with others.

U3A is an international movement which promotes and practises lifelong learning by providing low cost educational opportunities for retired people in a relaxed and informal environment. No prior educational qualifications are required; no degrees are awarded.


2014 Prospectus

'Come to life' drawing class (AF034.02)
Crime fiction discussion group (ELL078.01)
Watercolour for fun: drawing workshop (AF005.05)
Drawing workshop (AF029.05)
JS Bach: The Bach journey (M08.01)

Introduction to Petanque (R036.02)
From Byrd to Britten (M082.01)
Deliberative Democracy (CUA39.01)
The Search for New Guinea's Boundaries (H125.01)
The names of Canberra's suburbs (H052.06)
Meditation 2 (R043.02)

Changes to courses
Byzantium (H126.01)
Five World Religions (PR024.02)

Proposed New Courses
Inviting expressions of interest

Landscapes around Canberra, their origins and evolution
Discussing Heroines in 19thC Realist Literature
U3A Photography Group/Camera Club

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Changes, Vacancies, Cancellations and Proposed New Courses

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Key dates for your diary:
Wednesday 26 November, U3A ACT 2014 AGM at Cook
Thursday 11 December U3A Christmas party at Cook

U3A's Warrani Chorale will be performing on Wednesday 19 November at 10.30am. For more detail, see the concert flyer.

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Get involved...for Christmas 2014!
U3A’s Christmas Party will be on Thursday 11 December at Cook- how about helping out? Email

Call for volunteers for working groups addressing U3A's future strategies

Engagement of Project Officer to the Committee

Attending classes at University of Canberra

Vacancies: Course Coordinators

Check out if there are any volunteer positions with U3A that you might be interested in.

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