U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age


Art Group, any medium (Auburn and Burra)

Book Group

Chess may be cancelled without more enrolments


Coffee and Chat

Computing 1

Computing 2 iPads

Contract Bridge

Cryptic Crosswords

Current Affairs needs a new leader


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Film Group



Italian for Travellers in recess for lack of a leader

Irish Culture and Language in recess for lack of students

Knit and Sew

Mah-jong (Auburn and Clare groups) NB new Auburn venue, Auburn Institute, 2 pm Tuesdays

Meditation for Relaxation

Music Appreciation

Petanque (How to play:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmLFKlVHlk) cancelled for want of a group leader



Walking (Clare only, Auburn group now in recess)

U3A Term Dates


Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 4 December
              Annual General Meeting: Friday 30 October

End-of-year lunch and film: Cancelled

Enrolment day for 2021: Friday 3 December (changed from 10th)

2021 Enrolment Deadline: Thursday 14 January

Registration day: Thursday 14 January

Group Leaders Lunch: Wednesday 27 February

Term 1: Monday 1 February to Monday 29 March

Term 2: Monday 3 May to Monday 28 June

Term 3: Monday 26 July to Friday 17 September

Term 4: Monday 11 October to Friday 3 December
              Annual General Meeting: Friday 29 October

End-of-year lunch and film: Friday 3 December

Enrolment day for 2022: Thursday 9 December

*Our U3A year has four 8-week terms. This was chosen to prevent burn-out among our volunteers and enable everyone time to schedule holidays without disrupting U3A activities. If meeting outside these dates, please notify secretary in writing in advance especially if it needs to be announced in previous term's newsletter.

Sometimes terms end on a Monday to compensate for missed classes due to public holidays.

HEAT RULES: to be decided by individual groups depending on their activity.

FIRE RISK: Groups meeting at St Barnabas, Clare, should note that this venue will be closed on days when fire risk is 'Catastrophic". This subject will be discussed at the February meeting of group leaders.