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U3A - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that encourages people to take part in lifelong learning for pleasure. U3A allows people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded.

U3A Yarra City aims to

  • Provide opportunities for seniors for lifelong learning and social activity
  • Harness the cultural diversity, life experience and knowledge of older people
  • Provide affordable self-help educational and recreational programs for mature adults
  • Foster relationships with other community organisations which have complementary or compatible aims

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Tuesday Talks

17/4 Languages under threat - what we have to learn - Alice Gaby

Around 7000 languages are presently spoken on earth, though it is estimated that only half of these will still be spoken in the next century. In this talk we will marvel at the astonishing diversity of the world’s languages, and what we stand to lose when a language dies. In particular, we focus on Australia’s rich linguistic heritage, dispelling some common myths about Aboriginal languages.


Collingwood Library, 11 Stanton Street, Collingwood. 10.30 a.m.

Guests welcome.

To renew membership or join U3A Yarra City, go to Membership page and view Payment Options.  Follow instructions to pay, then renew or join.


Semester dates 2018
Semester 1: 30 Jan to 29 June
Semester 2: 16 July to Dec 14
Semester 1: Tuesday, January 30th to Friday June 29th. School holidays, including Easter: Friday, March 30th to Sunday April 15th. Midyear break: Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 15th.
Semester 2: Monday July 16th to Friday, December 21st. School holidays: Saturday, September 22nd to Sunday October 7th.


17 Stanton Street
Abbotsford, Victoria
Australia 3067
Phone (03) 9416 3443
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Office hours:
Monday 1 - 3 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 noon
Closed public holidays and school holidays except during enrolment times.