U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age


Art Group, any medium (Auburn and Burra)

Book Group (alt. Thursday mornings)

Book Group (alt. Thursday afternoons)

Chess (in recess due to lack of players)


Coffee and Chat

Computing 1

Computing 2 iPads in recess. May return later depending on interest

Contract Bridge

Cryptic Crosswords

Current Affairs 


Exercise 1

Exercise 2 (seated)

Film Group

French for Travellers 

German for Travellers

History (in recess)

Italian for Travellers in recess for lack of a leader

Irish Culture and Language in recess for lack of students

Knit and Sew

Lunch Club

Mah-jong (Auburn, Clare and Western style groups) 

Music Appreciation

Petanque (How to play:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmLFKlVHlk) Daylight Saving Time only



Singalong starting soon

Walking (Clare only, Auburn group now in recess)

U3A Term Dates


TERM 1: ___ Monday 13 February to Thursday 6 April

TERM 2: _________ Monday 1 May to Friday 30 June

TERM 3: ___ Monday 24 July to Friday 22 September

TERM 4: _ Monday 16 October to Friday 7 December
Annual General Meeting: _______ Friday 3 November
Enrolment day for 2024: _____ Thursday 7 December

End-of-year lunch & movie:_____ Friday 8 December

*Our U3A year has four 8 or 9 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".