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Lectures – Term 4 2019

Last Chance to Hear

8 October Mudjimba and 10 October Sippy Downs – Ian Wilson – History in Your Pocket – from coins of the ancient world to convict love tokens.

17 October Mudjimba  – Ted Webber – Thomas Telford : Founder of the Institution of Civil Engineers

24 October Mudjimba  – Paul Ryan -The Private and Communal Life of Trees

30 October Nambour – Dr Ken Lynn – The Women Scientists Who Made a Difference

New Topics this Term

All venues – Lee Myers  – Western Australia – The Other Side

All venues  – Colin Maddocks – The Staging Post – Film and Q&A

22 October Maleny – Ted Webber – Isambard Kingdom Brunel

12 November  Sippy Downs –  Professor Joanne Macdonald –  How do they get those results

26 November  Maleny – Darrel Roche  – Alexander the Great

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Extra Pickleball Class

Due the overwhelming popularity of our Pickleball class, an extra class is starting in the Second Semester. This will be held at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium on Tuesdays. https://u3asunshine.org.au/www/extra-pickleball-class/ 

Book Review – Open by Andre Agassi

Lindsay Robertson rates this book as 8 as it appears to be a warts and all expose of one sportsman’s journey through an unusual lifestyle. Click  to read Lindsay’s review of the book.



Anti-Discrimination Policy

In March 2019 the U3A Sunshine Coast Management Committee produced an Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures (click on the document title).

It can also be accessed by clicking on the title in the dark blue bar at the bottom of a website page.

Advanced Spanish Class

This class is for people who have had significant past training or practical experience in Spanish. There will be a focus on Spanish conversation at an advanced level.  Please go to View Courses on this website for more details.

Contact the tutor before enrolling in the class.


The President announced on 23 February 2019 that Joanna (Jo) Evans had been appointed to the Administration Officer position. Jo will support the broader organisation and complement the work of all our wonderful volunteers.

New Policy Documents

In February 2019 the U3A Sunshine Coast Management Committee produced 2 new policy documents and these are now on this website. The Code of Conduct is an updated policy. Click on the document titles below to read them

Code of Conduct including Grievance Policy and Procedure

Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy and Procedures

They can also be accessed by clicking on their titles in the dark blue bar at the bottom of a website page.


Aquacise / Water Aerobics Tutors

U3A has had a strong demand from people wanting to enrol in water-based exercise activities and we currently do not have enough classes to cater for our member’s needs. This is especially true in the Maroochydore, Buderim, Sippy Downs areas. If any member has experience or training in these types of exercise activities or knows of anyone that would be willing to volunteer their time to conduct a class/s then we would be more than happy to hear from you and help get something started.   

Open Day 2019

The Open Day was a great success and HUGE thanks to the army of volunteers who supported the event. There were approximately 450 visitors. Volunteers included 23 working in the administration building, and 53 tutors and 10 volunteers working in the Innovation Centre. About 100 new members signed up during this past week. The assistance and involvement by the University of the Sunshine Coast was vital to the success. Thank you to all who volunteered and our wonderful entertaining Ukulele players. Colin Maddocks

CLICK for photos from Open Day.

International Dining Group

The International Dining Group, a new class for 2018, have had a successful year eating their way around the world, right here on the Sunshine Coast. During the year, they have sampled Korean, Greek, German, Lebanese, Japanese, Tibetan and Italian cuisines. The course continues in 2019.  for photos of their final lunch for 2018.



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