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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

Reminder: Courses starting in May - July:

  • Spanish for Beginners L028.09 - starts 4 May
  • French Experience L087.01 - starts 4 May
  • Ukulele fro Beginners M090.01 - starts 10 May
  • Fossil Ancestor Sampler SHE047.04 - starts 16 May
  • The Solar System & the Stars SHE069.01 - starts 17 May
  • EMDR Therapy & Emotional Eating SHE073.03 - starts 19 May
  • Journey into Islamic Lands 4 H124.07 - starts 25 May
  • Traveller's Tales Pt 2 - Central Asia ... H136.09 - starts 8 June
  • Selected Themes in Astrology, Numerology ... SB007.08 - starts 2 June
  • Let's Sing in Spanish L062.04 - starts 7 June
  • Basic Share Market Astro-Trading CUA038.03 - starts 7 June
  • Medieval Cathedrals of England Plus One H117.08 - starts 8 June
  • Amazing Albania H140.02 - starts 9 June
  • Wartime H042.06 - starts 9 June
  • Travels in Greece H159.01 - starts 11 June
  • Introduction to the Apple iPad© CS019.22 - starts 23 June
  • Ancient Greece: From Earliest to Roman Times H008.06 - starts 1 July

New Courses

  • The Stone Mattress: Atwood and the Short Story ELL089.02 - starts 21 June
  • Absolute Beginners Computing with Mike Cassidy - starts Friday 24 June
  • How Art Made Our Civilization AF57.01 - starts Tuesday 5 July

For more information on new courses, go to New Courses


  • Keep The Marbles Rolling (KTMR) - Mondays 2-4pm
  • Spanish for Advanced Beginners L081.1 - Thursdays 2-4pm
  • Discovering and Enjoying Classical Music: The History of Opera from Monteverdi to the 20th Century with George Owens MO29.08 - starts Tuesday 3 May
  • Pottery for Fun AF048.03 - starts Wednesday 4 May
  • Fossil Ancestor Sampler SHE047.04 - starts 16 May
  • Amazing Albania H140.02 - starts Thursday 9 June

Course Full

  • Your Body: How It Works SHE070.01


  • Exploration of Choral Music M088.01
  • Meditation and Mindfulness SHE071.01
  • Imperial Lives: A History of the Roman Empire from 30 BC - 564 AD H148.01

Changes to Courses

  • EMDR Therapy & Emotional Eating SHE073.03 - postponed to later 2016
  • Spanish for Beginners L28.09 - change to starting date
  • Travelller's Tales Pt 1: 4 Ancient Lands ... H136.08 - deferred to Wed 18 May
  • Traveller's Tales Pt 2 - Central Asia ... H136.09 - now starts Wed 8 June

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

What's on Offer at U3A ACT in 2016?

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Key dates for 2016

Brindabella Orchestra Concert Sunday 22 May at 2pm

  • Venue: Uniting Church, Queanbeyan, cnr Rutledge & Crawford Sts
  • Program: Russian-inspired music, incl dances from Fiddler on the Roof
  • Donation of $5 provides program & afternoon tea

Click + Capture U3A Camera Group Photographic Exhibition May 19-12 June

  • Open 10am-4pm Thursdays to Sundays each week
  • Venue: Straithnairn Arts, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt

Course Leaders Information Session
Tuesday 5 July at 2pm at Hughes Community Centre

  • To attend, contact Linda at or,
  • For any questions, call Linda on 6232 7675 or 0407 917 133.

Volunteer Needed - Treasurer's Team

  • Help required to assist Treasurer manage U3A's insurance policies. Insurance knowledge not essential; you just need to be careful & thorough with administrative processes.
  • Anticipated commitment: 8-10 hours over 2-3 weeks during April-May annual review period, then about 1 hour a month for remainder of year.
  • Please contact the Treasurer, Pierre Patron, on 0417 424 148 or email at for more details.

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