What’s New?

U3A On Display 2018

U3A On Display, aka Open Day, was held in the Innovation Centre at the University in the morning of Saturday 13 January. To see photos taken, click on OUR ACTIVITIES above then click on PHOTO GALLERIES. To read Glyni’s report, click on .

La Boite Theatre Trips for 2018

Jenny Hughes is organising trips to 3 plays at La Boite in Brisbane in 2108.

All are Saturday matinees. to find out about the plays and how to join the trips.

Bookings for these trips open 13 January and close 3 February.

Experienced Drivers Needed

The University is looking for drivers over 60 for a driving simulator study. If you are interested contact Clara via csilvi@nullusc.edu.au or 07 5430 1165.
U3A actively supports USC research.

A change of venue for lectures for 2018

The Coolum group will close at the end of  Term 4 this year, and be replaced by the Mudjimba group, which will meet at the modern North Shore Community Centre, 701 David Low Way, Mudjimba, meeting at 1pm on Thursday afternoons during term time.

There is plenty of parking at the North Shore Community Centre and it is serviced by 2 buses.

Tai Chi with Myra

Many people know Myra Timmerman as a much loved long time yoga tutor for U3A.  What people may not know is that Myra is qualified Tai Chi instructor who has been teaching the exercises for many years.

Term 1, 2018 Lecture Program

To see the full list of interesting and informative lectures lined up for us for term 1, 2018, click .

Then click on the Read more buttons in the list to find out about the lectures and the speakers.

Note that there is a new venue at Mudjimba and Coolum has closed.

2017 Tutors & Volunteers Lunch

The 2017 Lunch, to thank tutors and and other volunteers for their contributions to U3A Sunshine Coast, was held at the Kawana Surf Club on Saturday 18 November. to see photos (which are also on the U3A SC Facebook page – there with captions).

Book Review – The Dinner by Herman Koch

I really liked this book which has been translated from the Dutch. Not attractive characters and the situations could be a bit confronting for some, but I found the book a real page turner. I had to find out what was happening next.

Book Review – Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Lindsay Robertson: “This is an outstanding tale of people in incredibly difficult conditions.”

Steve Reilly: “I really liked this book. I found I looked forward to getting back to it; that’s a good sign for me.”

about what they had to say about this book.

Book Review – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

This book won the Man Booker Prize in 2014. It tells the story of a doctor, Dorrigo Evans and is centred around the infamous Thai Burma death railway. It is well written, gritty in parts; a book to be savored, not to be rushed.


Book Review – End Game by AD Barnosky and EA Hadly

If you are interested in our planet’s future and want to read a reasoned, well written, discussion of the issues, many of which could fall under the “climate change” banner, this book is for you. You certainly do not need to be a committed climate change believer.

Congratulations! Brian!

Our webmaster of many years, and U3A Sunshine Coast member, Brian Lavery, has just graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Sunshine Coast. He majored in Creative Writing and Indonesian and scored excellent results all through his degree. 

Congratulations! Brian Lavery BE BA.



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