What’s New?

Founder – Frayda Cooper

fc3Everyone who came to live on the Sunshine Coast was happy. Only their little grey cells grumbled that they had nothing to work out on.

Frayda Cooper had the answer. She had encountered U3A in Melbourne, and felt it would fill a need here. That was 1985.readmore

Body Balance & Ageing

1448592957102Student thanks U3A volunteers.

U3A volunteers have helped Vaughan Nicholson complete his PhD in Physiotherapy. His research covered Nintendo Wii-Hab as well as Body Pump. readmore

Valwyn Matthews is 90!

valValwyn Matthews, a former President of U3A Sunshine Coast, celebrated her 90th birthday last month surrounded by former colleagues and friends.   readmore

Choir celebrates Happy Times


“Let’s be Happy”  was the theme of U3A Choir’s 2016 annual concert on 22 October.  The concert certainly lived up to its name.  The choir was joined by Sunshine Brass for a rollicking mix of oldies and modern.    readmore

U3A’s polymath tutor of 15 courses

ian-cranIan Cran is presenting 3 courses in term 1, 2017. He has presented 13 courses in previous years. Ian is a polymath; his courses have covered a wide variety of subjects – maths, weather, geography, history, biology, art, music. readmoreabout Ian and his extreme sports.


unnamedMoshe Feldenkrais says “When you know what you are doing, then you can do what you want” and this applies to the ability to move with ease. about Jane’s qualifications and recent Doctorate work at USC. Classes in the Feldenkrais Method are available for U3A members every Monday, 10-11.30.

Open Day 2017 in Pictures

The crowds rolled up for U3A Open Day at the Innovation Centre on 14 January.

Check out some of the photos of the day.

Sharing travel experiences

Would you like to share your travel knowledge and experiences; gain some travel tips? Then join the friendly Armchair Travel Group which meets Thursday mornings in Nambour. 

Nambour to Coolum Trail

Sunshine Coast Council has endorsed the Nambour to Coolum Strategic Recreation Trail.

It is intended that the trail will be delivered in stages with the initial stage involving detailed planning and investigations into alignment and design of the local area links in Nambour, Bli Bli and Coolum. This detailed planning process will commence (subject to budget considerations) in the coming financial year.

News and book reviews, please!

We are always looking for items of interest to members for the U3A Sunshine Coast website and Facebook page. The website now has a special page for Book Reviews. You don’t need to be a member of a U3A Sunshine Coast book group to submit a review.

Please email news items and book reviews to news@nullu3asunshine.org.au.

Cycling Kingaroy to Murgon

A number of the members of the Cycling 1 and Cycling 2, plus a few friends, tried out the almost completed rail trail from Kingaroy to Murgon on 20 June. The weather was kind, the company was great, the trail was excellent and the rural scenery a bonus.

A Tapestry of Talent

On Saturday 9 September, Kath Jeffers and the U3A Choir anchored an afternoon of terrific entertainment.
This year the U3A Choir shared the stage with the U3A Ukulele and the U3A tap dancing groups. There was a surprise tap dancing demonstration from three very talented youngsters. 



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