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U3A Network Conference

The U3A 2024 State Conference is to be held in October. This is “Forty and Fabulous … Now what’s next”. Forty years since the first U3A was established in Victoria, hence the celebration. The conference is spread over three days, with some excellent speakers (Dr Norman Swan is keynote) and structured opportunities for discussion of […]

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2024 membership renewal and course enrolment

November 27 at 1.00 pm – U-MAS system open for 2024 enrolments – you can do this  online or by visiting our office at 17 Stanton Street, Abbotsford for assistance.    Go to our courses page to see the 2024 courses and to enrol. You may also enrol any time following this date, but remember: […]

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Ageing Well in a Changing World

On 24th October 2023 U3A Yarra City’s Ageing Well in Yarra Group convened a Forum ‘Ageing Well in a Changing World’ at Collingwood Town Hall. The purpose of the Forum was to bring together U3A and community groups across the City of Yarra to have input into Yarra Council’s Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy 2024. […]

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Trip to the Archibalds

Our U3A had a wonderful day trip to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery to see the Archibald Prize finalists exhibition. A great picnic in the park, followed by a very informative tour conducted by Grace, and then an hour to contemplate the art works. Not just checking out the various styles and media but also […]

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Trivia Night to support Yarra Refugee Welcome Group

Friday 20 October (6.30 for 7.00 pm start) is the night! Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road Richmond) is the venue. This is a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause: all funds raised will support a refugee family to settle in our city. See below…

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Educating ourselves on The Voice

In amongst the political noise about the referendum, we owe it to the First Nations people of Australia to educate ourselves about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Makarrata, Treaty and the Voice. And led by Rodney Spark and Linda Bennett, we did just that, with two discussion workshops, based on materials from the Together […]

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Shakespearean Diseases

A fascinating talk about Shakespearean Diseases from Louis Roller to our members, covering: descriptions of social conditions in London at the time, the plethora of illnesses and diseases prevalent in Elizabethan times, and lots of engaging quotes from the Bard. Thank you Louis! It was a great way to mark our return to Collingwood Library […]

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Seasonal Walks to Botanical Gardens takes off for 2023

One of the highlights in the U3A Yarra City calendar is the Seasonal Walks to the Botanical Gardens. The first one of these was on last Monday. Melbourne is beautiful in Autumn and the Gardens especially so! Once again the guides were wonderfully informative. A great day for a walk in the Gardens! To see […]

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Welcome Lunch for 2023

Last Tuesday 7 March we held our traditional Welcome Lunch for new and returning members. It followed a really interesting talk from Jeremy Lawrence, from Streets Alive Yarra, on how to build a beautiful, liveable and accessible city. Check them out here! The lunch itself was thoroughly enjoyable: lots of laughter and appreciative comments about […]

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U3A Bulletin #5

The latest bulletin is now available. Go to Newsletters for the latest information about our U3A activities and other items of interest.

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