U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and home making. University is a loose term - there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams.
U3A is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and wellbeing. Keeping the brain active, doing interesting things and making new friends are essential for helping older people to maximise their chances of independence, and this is what U3A does very effectively. U3A is making a very substantial contribution to society by helping its members to remain healthy and active for longer.
U3A Brisbane is one of many similar U3A organisations in Australia. Formed in 1986, we are a totally volunteer organisation, and provide leisure and educational courses to local seniors. We have over 3700 members and offer more than 290 courses each term, all of these at a low cost.
Our City Campus classes are held at our own premises at 97 Creek Street Brisbane, and in leased rooms nearby at 232 Adelaide St Brisbane, just a short walk from bus, train or ferry. Other City Precinct classes are held at various locations in the CBD.
We also have classes in surrounding suburbs and districts - in Logan (our largest district outside the city), Southside, Northside, Westside and Wynnum.
TERM 3 CLASSES NOW ONLINE
Class Schedule for Term 3 2018 is now available on the website. Term 3 commences on 16th July. Term 2 will finish on Friday 29th June.
To join a class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on the Enrol button, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. If you book online you may assume your enrolment is accepted unless the tutor advises otherwise.
WINTER SCHOOL BOOKINGS STILL OPEN
Winter School 2018 program has been released and bookings are open for this week-long event to be held from 9-14 July 2018. This year our Keynote Address at the State Library Auditorium is entitled Alzheimer's from Three Perspectives with Dr Daniel Blackmore as lead speaker. The main Winter School program encompasses a diverse range of topics across the arts, science and technology, lifestyle, health, medical research and history, with 57 scheduled sessions presented by specially invited speakers who are experts in their field. Most sessions will be held at 5th floor, 232 Adelaide St.
SPECIAL TALK - CANCER AND THE HUMAN BRAIN
Dr Guy Barry was a presenter at the 2017 Winter School. Because he is unable to take part this year, he is offering this one-off talk at 12.30pm on Monday 25 June.
He will provide updates on projects that have recently shown very exciting data. Firstly, cancer therapies with no side effects. He will provide data using brain cancer as an example. Secondly,evidence from his laboratory showing a new paradigm for evolution that is far more adaptive than previously believed and with far reaching implications. Dr Barry enjoyed speaking to an engaged audience last year and is looking forward to an equally stimulating session in June.
This event now is now booked out and has a long Waiting List. You may add your name to the Waiting List but there are unlikely to be sufficient cancellations for you to get a seat.
2018 Term dates: