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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

* Learn to Play Pitch and Putt Golf (R065.01) - Mondays 26 June – 10 July, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Venue: Canberra International Pitch and Putt, Narrabundah
Contact: Tony Dorrell at
Enrolments from: NOW

* The ANU Classics Museum: Living in the Ancient World (H175.01) Mondays 26 June - 17 July, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: AD Hope Building, Ellery Crescent, ANU
Cost: $40 includes morning tea
Contact: Randall Falkiner at
Enrolments from: NOW

* Some aspects of Chinese culture (H178.01) Tuesday 4 July, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Room 2
Cost: Room rent, coffee and tea $2
Contact: Alex Olah at
Enrolments from: NOW

* Introduction to Spreadsheets (PCUG) Wednesdays 5 July - 9 August, 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley St, Holder, Room 35, Level 2A
Cost: $85 for PCUG/U3A members
Contact: Roger Quarterman at
Enrolments from: NOW

* Popular Music of the C20, Part 1 (M093.01) - Wednesdays 5 July - 23 August, Wednesdays 5 July - 23 August, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue:Cook Community Hub Room 3
Cost: Room rent plus $21 includes morning tea
Contact: Peter Bazeos at (preferred) or 043 777 6949
Enrolments from: NOW after 8:00 am

* With Love from the Grands (ELL009.10) Thursday 6 July - 21 September, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Room 2
Cost: Room rent, BYO cup
Contact: Heather Lawson on 6241 7705
Enrolments from: NOW

* Traveller's Tales, Part 5: Syria, Jordan and Beirut (H136.16) Wednesdays 12 July - 2 August, , 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Hall
Cost: Room rent
Contact: Ross Howard at
Enrolments from: NOW

*Your Body - Learn More About it (SHE078.01) - Thursdays 13 July - 7 December, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Hughes Community Centre Room 2
Cost: $85 for PCUG/U3A members (cash only)
Contact: Gillian Edwards on 6281 2461 or
Enrolments from: NOW

* Finding a sense of purpose in a world of diminishing employment opportunities (SBS027.01) - Thursdays 20 July - 24 August, 1:00 -3:00pm
Venue: Baptist Church, Groom St, Hughes
Contact: Annette Fisher at or 0418 246 187, or Peter Carden at or 6288 9294
Enrolments from: NOW


Recent eBulletins have advertised limited vacancies in the following courses and it may be possible to enrol in them if you act quickly.

* Crossing Cultural Frontiers (174.01) - Wednesdays 21 June – 16 August, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Hughes Community Hub Room 3
Contact: Marcia Fletcher at 6286 2964 or
Enrolments from: NOW

* Play Reading (for pleasure) Group (ELL020.09) Thursdays to 30 November, 9:45 - 11:45 am
Venue: Woden Seniors Centre, Corinna St, Woden
Contact: Ethel on 6231 0623, or Enid on 6296 5592 or

* Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Italian (L094.01) Thursdays 2:00-3:30pm
Venue:Cook Community Hub, HAGSOC Room
Contact: Eileen White at

You can also check with the Course Prospectus to see whether specific courses are full.


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

* Adventures in Books, Plays and Poetry (ELL016.09)
CHANGED VENUE from Tuesday 18 July to:
St Ninian's Church Hall, Cnr Mouat &Brigalow Sts, Lyneham.

* Rock Bottom How to Draw (AF018.09) - Tuesdays 18 July - 12 December, 10:00 - 12 noon OR 1:00 - 3:00 pm
CORRECTION to Contact Details: Alyson Robinson at (preferred) or 6281 0842
Enrolments from: 19 June after 9:00 am

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


From Tuesday 6 June 2017 our mail address is:

Hughes Community Centre
2 Wisdom Street
Hughes ACT 2605

There is a new mail box on the outside wall of Hughes Community Centre to which U3A's & COTA’s mail will be delivered. Members will also be able to drop off mail addressed to U3A in the new mail box when our Hughes office is closed. Don’t worry if you forget at first - mail will be redirected from the old post box for 12 months!

U3A Network Conference, Sydney
The Third Age - Creative and Healthy living. A fusion of Education and Creativity

Thursday 29 June, Sydney Lower Town Hall

Click here for full details, including registration

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Volunteers Handbook

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