TERM 1 CLASSES
Class Schedule for Term 1 2019 is now available on the website. Term 4 finishes on Friday 14th December and Term 1 will commence on Tuesday 29th January.
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.
NEW FEATURE You can now see and update all your current class enrolments, and any special event bookings in one convenient dashboard:
Many thanks to our wonderful speakers and to members who attended this year's Winter School from 9-14 July. Many of our speakers have kindly agreed to make their presentations available and these are now accessible on our Winter School page.
E-News for December 2018 is now available. Older Newsletters are at end of this page.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Management Committee for 2018/19 is:
Greg Doolan (President), Marilyn Wagland (Vice-President), Simon Wood (Secretary), Greg Williamson (Treasurer),
Martin Bridgstock, Mary Calder, Anne Hetherington, Yvonne McGann, Rod McLary, Greg Taylor.
DOES U3A PARTICIPATION IMPROVE WELLBEING?
U3A Brisbane Management Committee member Martin Bridgstock, a well-qualified academic researcher, has written a paper entitled The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership. The paper sets out to examine whether Universities of the Third Age benefit the health and welfare of their members.The overall conclusion is that the activities promoted by Universities of the Third Age are strongly beneficial to the physical health and the cognitive health and wellbeing of their members. Read the paper:
The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership
DEFIBRILLATORS INSTALLED AT U3A
U3A Brisbane has now purchased and installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Creek St and Adelaide St premises. These are intended for use in the event that someone suffers a cardiac arrest while on the premises. A group of office volunteers has been trained in their use, as well as being trained in CPR. These units are fully automated and provide audio instructions for each step, so can be used by a competent but untrained person if necessary. You can view a video below that demonstrates this unit in use. We encourage all members to view this video so as to better understand the process and the circumstances in which defibrillation is advised.
The purchase of these defibrillators was made partly possible by a grant from our insurers, Community Underwriting, and we appreciate the assistance provided.
See Social Events page for details of the many regular social events organised by our busy Social Committee.
COPIES STILL AVAILABLE - U3A Brisbane's 30th Anniversary History
The U3A Brisbane history book FOREVER LEARNING - Celebrating 30 years of U3A Brisbane was launched by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, at a well-attended function at U3A premises at 232 Adelaide St on Friday 18th November 2016. You can still obtain copies at the U3A offices at Creek St or Adelaide St for only $10.
About the book
The book is dedicated to the generous volunteers who have built U3A Brisbane. It was collated by Ian Lipke and June Morris over 18 months to celebrate U3A Brisbane's 30-year anniversary in 2016. With 18 chapters covering our history from the founding of U3A Brisbane in November 1986 to the present day, the book contains many colour photographs, artworks and illustrations gathered from the archives. The book was self-published using a modern online publishing platform and was printed in Australia.
U3A Brisbane is a member of the U3A Queensland Network, which produces a quarterly newsletter called Network News.
To keep our members up to date with current and important information, we produce monthly e-newsletters and those are sent to members on our Email mailing list. For details of our classes and timetable, we produce a quarterly Class Schedule issued two weeks before the end of each term.