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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.


2016 Prospectus

New Courses

  • Keep the Marbles Rolling (R059.01) Third session for this year with James Nichterlein starts Monday 22 August 2:00 pm, Cook Community Hub, HAGSOC Room. Enquiries: Jim Nichterlein 0431 704 263
  • Politics of the Excluded in Stuart England (H155.01) - Thursdays 8-29 September, 10:00 am - 12 noon, Hughes Community Centre, Room 3. Enrolments being taken from 20 August. Contact: Brian Carr on 6282 4042 or at
  • From Mahler to Glass - A Musical Journey through the XXth Century M091.01 - starts Tuesday 13 September 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 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


  • U3A North-South French Study Group (L080.01) - Mondays 10:00 am - 12 noon, Belconnen Soccer Club (Hawker Shops). Contact: Sean Forster at
  • Beginners' Arabic (L079.01) - Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Cook Community Hub, Room 2. Newcomers must be ready to catch up on reading & writing the Arabic alphabet. Contact: Wendy Mukherjee at
  • Armchair History & Travels in Greece (H139.02) - Wednesdays 7-21 September from 2:00pm, Cook Community Hub, Room 3. Enrolments being taken from 20 August Contact: Peter White at or on 6258 9354.
  • Your Body - How It Works (SHE0760.01) - Thursdays 8 - 22 September, 10:00 - 12 noon, Hughes Community Centre, Room 2. Enrolments being taken from 22 August Contact: Gillian Edwards at
  • Beginners' Italian (L089.01) - starts Wednesday 14 September, 1:30 - 3:00 pm,Majura Centre, Dickson. Contact: Tony Crivelli at
  • How Boeing's Jumbo Shrunk the World (H146.01) - Thursdays 22 Sep - 13 Oct, 2:00pm, Cook Community Hub, Room 2. Enrolments being taken from 22 August Contact: Martin Aubury at or on 6255 2347
  • NHK© Easy Japanese (L090.01) - Fridays 7 October - 2 December, 10:00 am - 12 noon, Hughes Community Centre Library. Enrolments being taken from 29 August between 9:00 am & 4:00 pm Contact:Jack Cornell at or on 0407 202 338 or Judith Dorrell on 0405 520 054
  • Enjoying Literature ELL003.08 - Thursdays, 10 am - 12 noon. Few vacancies; contact Margaret Pender on 0407 916 075 or ; or Helen Jackson on 6254 6527 or
  • Satellite Arties of Kippax AF045.03 - Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 5 Vacancies; contact Jan Kicenko on 6247 7071
  • Northside Book Group No. 1 - monthly. 2 vacancies; contact Digby Habel at
  • Argentine Tango Appreciation R056.02 - Saturdays. Few vacancies; contact Masako Yamasaki on 0429 315 855 or
  • Learn to play Golf Croquet R50.05 - starts Wednesday 7 September

Changes to Courses

  • Continuing Arabic L076.02 - Change of Location to Cook Community Hub, Room 2 from Thursday 18 August
  • A History of Photography AF037.02 - scheduled for 4/8-6/10/2016. Cancelled due to insufficient enrolments

For more information on the above, go to
Changes, Vacancies, Cancellations and Proposed New Courses

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Key dates for 2016


Spring Medley: Music from Bartok to The Beatles

When: Sunday 11 September, 2:00 pm

Venue: North Belconnen Uniting Church, Conley St, Melba


For: Accommodation Working Group (AWG)
Project: Assessment of U3A's Longer-term Accommodation Needs

  • The AWG will assess U3A’s accommodation needs over the next 5-10 years and make recommendations to the Committee on how those future needs might be met.
  • The Group needs one or two volunteers to assist it in this process.
  • If you have experience, expertise, or even just an interest in assessing accommodation needs & facilities planning, you would be a most welcome addition to the AWG team.

Contact: Maurice Sexton at

Vacancies: Course Coordinators

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