Update to Members – August 2017

The original concept of U3A was to extend the intellectual learning life of older individuals.  U3A Clarence does indeed provide intellectual stimulation with a varied program of lectures.

There are no defined age requirements but is usually for those 50 to 55 and older.  All are welcome regardless of interests and backgrounds.

Like other universities we also enjoy social activities, art and physical exercise sessions. Unlike universities for the young there are no exams.  Nor are there any competitive components, except perhaps in Mah-jong.  We get together to exercise our minds and bodies at entirely our own pace, just cooperation, enjoyment and mutual support.

Our varied activities cover lectures and discussion groups on geography, science, history, art and issues of topical interest.

For our physical wellbeing we have Tai Chi, line dancing and art and language courses.

As we enter spring and the days grow longer it is easier to take part in the activities of U3A Clarence.

Our autumn program is now available and is as varied as usual.  I am sure there is something of interest for both long term members and newcomers.

New members receive a warm and comfortable welcome.  You may choose to simply attend the sessions you are interested in.  But we hope you will join us for morning tea.

This term we look forward to a trip to Shene House for 5 October.  We will also be visiting the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) for a talk by their staff.  Finally we are looking forward to our end of year Christmas luncheon on 27 November.

So enrol in classes for stimulation and join us in meeting like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Jocelyn Head
President