U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age


Art Group, any medium

Book Group


Chinese (Mandarin)

Coffee and Chat

Computing 1

Computing 2 iPads

Conscious Ageing (second term only)

Contract Bridge

Cryptic Crosswords

Current Affairs


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Film Group

French 1 Basics

French 2

Furniture Restoration, Woodworking and French Polishing


Italian for Travellers in recess for lack of a leader

Irish Culture and Language in recess for lack of students

Knit and Sew

Law Talk

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

Meditation for relaxation goes into recess during 2019 Term 2 to make way for Conscious Ageing

Music Appreciation


Quilting (Clare and Riverton)


Walking (Clare only, Auburn group now in recess)

U3A Term Dates

2018 End-of-year lunch and film: Friday 7 December

Registration day: Thursday 13 December

2019 Enrolment Deadline: Thursday 24 January

Registration day: Thursday 24 January

Group Leaders Lunch: Wednesday 6 February

Term 1: Monday 11 February to Monday 8 April

Term 2: Monday 6 May to Monday 1 July

Term 3: Monday 29 July to Friday 20 September

Term 4: Monday 14 October to Friday 6 December
              Annual General Meeting: Friday 18 October

End-of-year lunch and film: Friday 6 December

*Our U3A year has four 8-week terms. This was chosen to prevent burn-out amongst 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.