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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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The following new courses are taking enrolments. For full details of these courses, go to the New Courses list

* Architecture in the ACT region (HE079.01) - Thursdays 6 April – 22 June, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Cook CH Rm 3
Contact: Robyn Pearson at or 6241 9037
Enrolments from: Now

* Kipling V (ELL059.05) - Tuesdays 2 May – 4 July, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Baptist Church, Groom St, Hughes
Contact: Alan Cowan on 6281 3038
Enrolments from: Now

* Le français en chantant (French through song) (L095.02) - Meets on 2nd & 4th Fridays monthly from 12 May – 23 June, 1:3 0pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: Cook CH Rm 3
Contact: Suzanne Eggins 0403 677 495 or
Enrolments from: Now

* Crossing Cultural Frontiers (174.01) - Wednesdays 21 June – 16 August, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Hughes CC Rm 3
Contact: Marcia Fletcher at 6286 2964 or
Enrolments from: 27 March after 9:00 am


Recent eBulletins have advertised limited vacancies in the following courses and it may be possible to enrol in them if you act quickly. You can also check with the Course Prospectus to see whether specific courses are full

* Telling Your Tommies Story (H154.03) - 3 vacancies
Fridays 17 - 31 March, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Contact: Mary Stutters at

* Traveller's Tales, Part 2: Central Asia, The Great Game (H36.12) - Wednesdays 22 March - 12 April, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Contact: Ross Howard on 0419 973 390 or

* To Infinitives…and beyond! Exploring grammar problems
- Thursdays 30 March - 20 April, 10:00 am - 12:00
Contact: Graham Kearns at

* TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - Single vacancy now available
U3A Mudgee Weekend Tour – Fri 24 to Sun 26 May 2017

Contact: Garth Setchell, on 6290 1100 or email ASAP.


Any recent changes to courses already advertised will be shown below.

The Course Updates page shows these changes, as well as ones which have previously been notified.

What's on Offer at U3A ACT in 2017?

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The U3A eBulletin is an irregular bulletin which is emailed to members. It provides information about matters which may be of immediate interest to members.

The U3A Newsletter is published six times each year and reports on U3A activities, programs, courses and upcoming events. Essential reading for all U3A ACT members. Read the latest:


Key dates for 2017


Thursday 6 April 2:00pm
Hughes Community Centre, Room 3

As U3A continues to grow, more people are needed to share their expertise, passions & interests with other members. If you have an idea for a course or activity, why not come along to this session which will tell you how to

  • find & arrange venues;
  • decide how long a course should run;
  • use U3A audio-visual and other technical resources; &
  • enrol in a specialised course designed to help you plan & deliver course content effectively.

Note: Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: David Townsend at or 6282 3850 for further information and to register for the session.

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