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.
- To Infinitives ... and beyond - exploring grammar problems - Tuesdays from 18 October for 4 weeks - 10:00 am - 12 noon Contact Graham Kearns at
- Travellers Tales, Part 7 Turkmenistan (H162.01), Wednesday, 9 November & 16 November, Enrolments from 12 October after 10AM. Contact Ross Howard at
- Absolute Beginners Computing, 6 weeks from Wednesday, 2 November to 6 December, 10AM - 12noon, Cook Community Hub, Cost $65, Contact Mike Cassidy on 0412 145 088 or or Eileen Dunstone on 1800 728 853 or
- NSW coastal landscapes, their origins and evolution. Field excursion - Tuesday - Thursday 8 - 10 November 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information on new courses, go to New Courses
- Pottery For Fun (AF048.06) with Suzanne Fox. 7 vacancies at 2 October. Held at Canberra Potters Society, Watson Arts Centre, Aspinall St., Watson. From Thursday 20 October, 1:30pm-4:30 pm to 15 December. Contact: Suzanne Fox at after 9 AM Saturday 8 October
- EMDR Therapy and Emotional Eating (SHE073.05) with Carolyn Sullivan From 2:00 - 4:00, Wednesday, 2 November to 7 December. Learn how and why you use comfort eating. Three previous groups have benefitted from gaining control. Enrolments: Wednesday 5 October after 9 am. Venue: Private home in Nicholls Contact: Carolyn Sullivan at or 0412 284 325
- John Keats Letters and Poems - Discussion Group (ELL095.01) with Roger Little, Cook CH Room 2, From Thursday 17 November - 24 November, 2pm-4pm, 12 vacancies Contact: Roger Little 0405 325232 or after 9:00am Monday 31 October
Changes to Courses
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Changes, Vacancies, Cancellations and Proposed New Courses
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:
U3A/COTA BYO lunchtime forum, Tuesday, 25 October 12noon - 1:30pm,
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Hall. Speaker:Dr Allan Hawke AO, former senior publich servant, diplomat, Director Canberra Raiders. Cost: $2:00. Free tea and coffee.
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- A more complete description is at: www.u3acanberra.org.au/ebulletin/299.html
Paul Ratcliffe, U3A Membership Secretary
Please add this to your diary. We need at least 50 members to attend to make our AGM a success.
- An advance Notice Paper is available at www.u3acanberra.org.au/notices/2016_AGM_Notice_Paper.pdf. A copy will be sent to all members in late October.
- Considering nominating yourself, or someone else for the 2017 Committee? Nominations close 15 November. A Call for Nominations is at www.u3acanberra.org.au/notices/2016_AGM_Call_for_Nominations.pdf and a Nomination form at www.u3acanberra.org.au/notices/2016_AGM_Nomination_Form.pdf (PDF) or www.u3acanberra.org.au/notices/2016_AGM_Nomination_Form.docx (Word).
- Cakes, sandwiches, tea and coffee will follow.
- Members are invited to contribute their experience, expertise or ideas to plan for an updated, more dynamic U3A ACT website.
- We would like to get a small team together to think about the website & advise the Committee on its design & content. Even if you have no time at present, please let us have your good ideas!
- Further details are provided in eBulletin 295 (www.u3acanberra.org.au/ebulletin/295.html)
National Library of Australia, Sunday, 2:00 20 October. See eBulletin www.u3acanberra.org.au/edit/ebulletin/304.html
* Nominations are currently open for the 2017 ACT Women's Awards in the following categories:
- ACT Woman of the Year
- ACT Senior Woman of the Year (50 years and over)
- ACT Young Woman of the Year (16-30 years)
- Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 18 November 2016. To nominate someone please visit www.communityservices.act.gov.au/women/awards
Sunday 23 October, 10am to 1pm, HAGSOC Education Room, Cook Community Hub, Templeton Street, Cook. Presenter: Danny O’Neill. HAGSOC Members: $20. Others $30. Includes morning tea. Bookings essential,
You can register, pay, and download the flyer at: www.familyhistoryact.org.au/index.php/courses/editing-photos
Material donated by by Maureen Bell and Ann Nicholson is available for loan to
U3A members. A list of the titles is available from Sean Forster at or ph 6296 1300.
The U3A North-South French Study Group welcomes new members and meets at the Belconnen Soccer Club (Hawker shops) on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
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