U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and home making. University is a loose term - there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams.
U3A is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and wellbeing. Keeping the brain active, doing interesting things and making new friends are essential for helping older people to maximise their chances of independence, and this is what U3A does very effectively. U3A is making a very substantial contribution to society by helping its members to remain healthy and active for longer.
U3A Brisbane is one of many similar U3A organisations in Australia. Formed in 1986, we are a totally volunteer organisation, and provide leisure and educational courses to local seniors. We have over 3600 members and offer more than 260 courses each term, all of these at a low cost.
Our City Campus classes are held at our own premises at 97 Creek Street Brisbane, and in leased rooms nearby at 232 Adelaide St Brisbane, just a short walk from bus, train or ferry. Other City Precinct classes are held at various locations in the CBD.
We also have classes in surrounding suburbs and districts - in Logan (our largest district outside the city), Southside, Northside, Westside and Wynnum.
SPECIAL TALK - 3D PRINTING
3D Printing - A Personal Perspective
Presenter: Fred Stratford
Date: Monday 23rd October 2017, 2:00pm-3:30pm, 232 Adelaide St.
Fred Stratford, a retired electronics expert and experienced 3D Printer user, will present a talk on 3D Printing:
- the history
- making an object
- fabrication materials
- common problems
Fred will also show some objects he has made.
TERM 4 CLASSES
Class Schedule for Term 4 2017 is now available on the website. Term 4 commenced on 3rd October and finishes on 8th December.
To join a class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on a class of interest, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. Enrolment applications are not confirmed until the tutor notifies you that there is a place for you in the class.
2017 Term dates:
WINTER SCHOOL WEEK JULY 2017
Another successful Winter School is now over. Many thanks to our wonderful presenters and to members who attended.
Some of this year's presentations have been made available by the presenters and can be downloaded from the Winter School page.