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 is back thanks to some new students


Coffee and Chat

Computing 1

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

Contract Bridge

Cryptic Crosswords

Current Affairs 


Exercise 1

Exercise 2 (seated)

Film Group

French for Travellers is a new course


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) 

Meditation for Relaxation

Music Appreciation

Petanque (How to play:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmLFKlVHlk) restarting in 2022 at new venue



Singalong starting soon

Walking (Clare only, Auburn group now in recess)
Wellbeing Workshops

U3A Term Dates

2022 Enrolment Deadline: Friday 28 January

Registration day: Thursday 27 January

Group Leaders Lunch: Wednesday 9 February

Term 1: Monday 14 February to Friday 8 April

Term 2: Monday 9 May to Monday 4 July

Term 3: Monday 1 August to Friday 23 September

Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 9 December
              Annual General Meeting: Friday 4 November

End-of-year lunch and film: Friday 9 December

Enrolment day for 2023: Thursday 15 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".