U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age


Art Group, any medium (Auburn and Burra)

Book Group



Coffee and Chat

Computing 1

Computing 2 iPads

Conscious Ageing (repeated in 2020)

Contract Bridge

Cryptic Crosswords

Current Affairs


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Film Group

French 1 Basics

French 2


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 goes into recess  occasionally to alternate with Conscious Ageing

Music Appreciation

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

Quilting (Clare and Riverton)


Walking (Clare only, Auburn group now in recess)

U3A Term Dates

2020 Enrolment Deadline: Thursday 24 January

Registration day: Thursday 23 January

Group Leaders Lunch: Wednesday 5 February

Term 1: Monday 10 February to Monday 6 April

Term 2: Monday 4 May to Monday 29 June

Term 3: Monday 27 July to Friday 18 September

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

End-of-year lunch and film: Friday 4 December

Enrolment day for 2021: Friday 10 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.