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Are you over 50? 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.


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For full details of these courses, go to the online course prospectus

* A Short History of India (H172.01) - Thursdays 2 March – 27 April, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Traces the history of India from the earliest human settlement up to & including the Great Moghuls. Periods covered include the Harrapan Civilization, the Aryan migrations, Vedas & the epics Mahabharata & Ramayana, the rule of the Nandas, Mauryans, Guptas, Cholas, Rajputs, Tugluks, Moghuls.
Venue: Cook Community Hub Room 1
Contact: Bob Hay at

* The Australian Share Market (CUA049.03) – Thursdays 16 March – 6 April, 2:00-4:00 pm
The focus will be on understanding the risks of investing in shares. Specific stocks in the ASX resources sector will be monitored & reasons for their share price volatility discussed. Some homework is involved.
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Room 3
Contact: Roger Little on

* Advanced Stock Market - Doing it Yourself (CUA050.01) – Wednesdays 11 October – 15 November, 2:00-4:00 pm
Requires a Basic Understanding of the stockmarket & a desire to do your own investing & stock selection. The course will cover data sources, strategy, & an introduction to some tools
Venue: Cook Meeting Room
Contact: Robert Pearson at or 6241 9037

* Imperial Lives: A history of the Roman Empire from 30BC-565AD
– Wednesdays 23 Aug – 15 Nov, 10:00 am – 12 noon.
Examines the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to the death of Justinian. A major focus will be on the famous & not so famous emperors, together with those other men, & occasionally women, who influenced the destiny of the greatest empire of antiquity.
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Room 3
Contact: Michael Alder on 6291 5628 or



As at 8 January 2017 there are limited vacancies in the following courses and it may be possible to enrol in them if you act quickly:

* Southside Monday Book Group (ELL035.07), 2 vacancies
Contact: Elizabeth Tracey on 0412 778 780 or
Enrol on 23 January

* Northside Book Group No 2(ELL030.09), 2 vacancies
Contact: Sandra Hogg at
Enrol on 30 January after 9am

* Play Reading for Pleasure (Cook) (ELL058.07), 3 vacancies
Contact: Christine Wills on 0414 867 739 or
Enrol on 23 January after 9am

* Play Reading for Pleasure (Hughes) (ELL094.02), 2 vacancies
Contact: John Ryan at
Enrol on 23 January after 9am

* Write Word - Creative Writing Group (ELL006.09), 3 vacancies
Contact: or 0412 044 449
Enrol on 17 January after 9am

* Reviving and Expanding your German (L015.09), 3 vacancies
Contact: Martin Bennett on 6282 4154, 6125 3639 or
Enrol on 23 January after 9am



The following changes have been made to courses already advertised in the 2017 Prospectus:

* The North Canberra Contemporary Issues Book Group (CUA035.05) - Venue changed from Cook to the Southern Cross Club, Jamison

* Another Elementary French Course (L086.02) – Margaret Gosling’s email address has changed to

* Micaela Liberato de Sandi’s Spanish Book Club (L093.01) will meet at the Southern Cross Club in Tuggeranong.

* The contacts for Monday Mah Jong Group (R03.09) are Gomathi Visvanathan on 0407 068 785,
or Christine McNeill,on 6288 0725,



* Up the Garden Path ((R047.07)

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