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Welcome to the world of ROBOTICS !

Monday 16 March at the Cleveland District State High School

U3A Redlands and Cleveland District State High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students are sharing an afternoon session 4.00pm - 5.30pm on Monday 16 March to explore the new and exciting world of Robotics.

Meet in from of the U3A Redlands Office in the school grounds, Room F5 at 3.50pm.

To share in this cutting edge technology (and be able to speak the lingo with children and grandchildren) add your name to the list by contacting admin(at) by Monday 9 March.

This event is now full, waitlist available. This is going to be a very interesting and entertaining workshop.  Come along and be amazed !

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New Presentations below to be held at TAFE Alex Hills, Block Ca

Part 1 - "Confessions of a Lighthouse Engineer"

Thursday 19 March @ 9.30am - 11.00am 

Jack Duvoisin was a Lighthouse Engineer for 30 years.  He has volunteered at the Queensland Maritime Museum for 20 years and also volunteers as a radio operator at VZ4RQ Marine Radio Moreton Bay.  Hear the history of Lighthouses in Australia and his many interesting stories about Lighthouse Technical Support.

Part 2 - "Good Morning Moreton Bay"

Thursday 2 April @ 9.30 - 11.00am  

"Alpha, Bravo, Charlie - Calling all Boaties"

Our guest presenters are volunteers from VZ4RQ Marine Radio Moreton Bay who operate on rosters 7 days a week from the Royal Queensland Yacht Club Manly.  They are experts in correct radio procedure, phonetic alphabet and will provide a broad view of communications in radio rooms in the Moreton Bay area.

Part 3 - Secret Pilot's Business - The Weather (How Pilot's predict the weather)

Thursday 30 April @ 9.30am - 11.00am

Retired pilot James Ayre explains how pilot reports can built an accurate picture of flight conditions at different altitudes.  Learn their weather forecasting tricks and how these can affect their flight routes and ultimate aim to ensure a safe trip for crew and passengers.

Welcome to attend one or all in the series.

All $5 per session. Please contact the office to have your name added to the interest list by email to admin(at) or 3821 3888

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Beginners Mosaics 3 week course in Term 2 

TAFE Alexandra Hills Block Ca, Windemere Road, Capalaba

Thursday   30 April, 7 and 14 May (please note change of dates)

Class 1 will run from 11.30am - 1.00pm - full 

Class 2 will run from 1.30pm - 3.00pm - a few spaces left.

$35.00 cost payable for class fee and materials.  To register your interest please email admin(at) or phone 3821 3888.  

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Great speakers to educate and inspire

Activities for learning and enjoyment

Discover what is happening in U3A across Queensland and beyond by attending this not to be missed event.  Network with colleagues across the state and make new friends. 

Enjoy a pre-conference day trip to beautiful Stradbroke Island

For registration & more information

Proudly hosted by U3A Redlands District 


Unconventional Life Stories from the Redlands

Venue :  TAFE Alexandra Hills, Block Ca

Time   :  11.30 - 1.00pm on 27 February, 12 and 26 March   

(Welcome to attend one or all lectures in the series)   

Lecture on 27 February - Guest Speaker - Kim Richards MP for Redlands 

Kim Richards is the first female representative for Redlands in the Queensland Parliament.  Hear from her about life before politics - smart cities, India and more.

Lecture on 12 March - Guest Speaker - Garry White 

From ensuring your safety in the sky (air traffic controller) to working as a volunteer, Garry has information to share that will captivate you.

Lecture on 26 March - Guest Speaker Graeme Tait

Enjoy a fun and enjoyable talk by Graeme on his love affair with Jazz

To register your interest please email admin(at) or phone 3821 3888 during office hours 9am - 12 noon.


U3A Life in Australia 2020 Program

Venue and time:     Donald  Simpson Community Centre - Mondays starting at 9.30am

Mar 2:         A Fragile and Precious Environment: Reflections from

                   West Africa.  Presenter Professor Allison Howell

Mar 9:        Some Lesser Know Achievers. Presenter Brian Hedges

Mar 16:      The Changing Face of Life in Australia (the rites of marriage, birth and death): Presenter                         Neville Knott

Mar 23:      Bus trip to Christmas Creek, Lamington. $45 All Day Trip, including morning tea, lunch and    travel. Tickets still available from Life in Australia.

Mar 30:      U3A Singers


Brief History of DNA - back by popular demand

For those of you who may have missed the lecture series "A Brief History of DNA" by Dr George Chapman, he is planning to rerun the lectures in Term 1, 2020. These 6 lectures cover everything from Gregor Mendel and his peas to the latest advances in gene editing and their potential for gene therapy. They will be held Block Ca, Alexandra Hills TAFE Campus at 1.30pm on alternate Thursdays, starting 20th February 2020. Entry $5 to include tea, coffee and refreshments. Please contact the U3A office to indicate expressions of interest and we will send you further details and directions for getting there.

Breakfast Group Venues 2020

29 Mar      Lighthouse Cafe, 237 Shore St. North, Cleveland

26 Apr       Shingle Inn, Shop 75, Stocklands, Cleveland

Meeting on the last Sunday of the month at various local venues.  Meet 8.00am Summer and 8.30am Winter.


Dead Poets Society - New Venue from Term 1, 2020

Venue:    TAFE - Alexandra Hills

Dates:      Thursday - 27 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar

Cost:        $5 includes morning tea

Tutors:     George Chapman, Anne McBurnie


Coin and Stamp Group - Topics for 2020

Meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the small hall of the Cleveland Uniting Church, Passage Street, Cleveland from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

19 Mar     Australian Landmarks

16 April    Military

21 May    Famous Buildings

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Armchair Travel - Cleveland Uniting Church Hall, Passage St Cleveland

5 March:  Norway - Speaker will be Jennifer Brew 

2 April:   Germany - Speaker will be Lisa Quandt

7 May:    Great Southern Rail - Geoff and Sandra Robson

All welcome, meeting at the Cleveland Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street, Cleveland for a 9.30am start.


Call out for Tutors

Do you have a skill, specific knowledge or passion you are willing to share?

Becoming a tutor of a course at U3A can open the door to a whole new world: not just for the participants but the tutor as well. If you wish further information about becoming a tutor and joining our enthusiastic band, please contact the office on 3821 3888 admin(at) or one of our tutor liaison officers Nahn Shimmons tutorliaisonacademic(at) or Karen Buhmann tutorliaisonleisure(at)

The U3A Office is open 9am – 12noon Monday to Friday during school terms, call 3821 3888 with enquiries.


U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do.

How do I join?

You can apply for membership by completing our online form and then paying your application fee by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).

Alternatively, you can download and print our membership application form and bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours.

 Membership application form (print version)

For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.