Event organisers external to U3A occasionally provide us with details of activities which might be of interest to our members. Since these activities are not run by U3A, they are generally available to non U3A members as well, although this may not always be the case - check with the activity organiser
For further details of an event please follow the link to the Host website.
The Overlanders - 1946 Classic Film
Hosted by: Presented as part of Heritage Week
Friday 26 April 2019
Well-loved film historian Andrew Pike will present a full screening of the Australian film classic THE OVERLANDERS (1946) introducing Chips Rafferty and Australia's vast outback to the world.
There will be a Q&A with Andrew after the screening.
- When: Friday 26 April, 2.30-4.30pm
- Where: Canberra Museum and Gallery CMAG), Cnr London Cct & Civic Square, Civic
- Cost: Free to Friends of the National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA) and members of CMAG; Gold coin for others
- Bookings Not needed.
Family History for Beginners Course
Hosted by: Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC)
Sunday 28 April 2019
This six week course is designed to help beginners in Family History to understand and progress their family research in an organised and methodical manner.
- Recommended text book Family History for Beginners and Beyond is available at the HAGSOC Bookshop in the library. Cost: Members: $31.50; Non-members: $35.00
* When: Sundays 28th April – 2nd June 2019,10:00am - 12:30pm
* Where: HAGSOC Education Room, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook
* Cost: Members: $100; Non-members: $125 includes an optional prequel computing session on Saturday 27th April
* Further information: Click here
Manning Clark House - Free Tours 28th & 29th April
Hosted by: ACT Regional Heritage Festival - Canberra Open House Program of Canberra Modern event
Sunday 28 April 2019
Manning Clark House is one of the relatively early houses designed in a modernist style by one of Australia’s finest architects and cultural critics, Robin Boyd.
Manning and Dymphna Clark and architect Robin Boyd all played a significant role as activists and public intellectuals, providing critiques of Australian life and ideas with a view to political, social and cultural change and reform.
Dymphna Clark founded Manning Clark House Inc in 1997 with a view to its preservation as a listed heritage property and to enable its use as a centre for cultural, intellectual and social activities. The house stands as used by its original inhabitants.
Free tours of the House are being offered as follows:
- Where: Manning Clark House, 11Tasmania Circle, Forrest
- When: Sunday 28 April at 10am, 12noon, 2pm & 3pm; and Monday 29 April at 2pm
- Bookings: Essential; by email, nominating date and time, to
- Further Information: Click here
Get to Know your Assembly - Free Seminar
Hosted by: U3A / Seniors
Wednesday 15 May 2019
- Wednesday, 15th May 2019
- Thursday, 24th October 2019
Time: 9.30 am – 3.00pm
Venue: Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly, 196 London Circuit (public entrance is off Civic Square)
Registration: By email to or phone 6205 3025. No cost involved.
Further Information: Manager, Education and Engagement on 6205 3016