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Familiarisaton Training on how to use the new webpage MMS (membership management system) to complete new and renewing memberships and also how to pay online will be offered at the U3A Redlands Office on the following dates between 9am and 12 noon

Tuesday January 28 and Thursday January 30

Thursday February 13 and Thursday February 27

Please advise the office if you are wishing to attend.  Thank you.


New commencement date for Social Dancing Group - January 2020

Please note that the Social Dancing Group will return on Monday 27 January 2020 meeting at the Cleveland Uniting Church from 6.00pm - 9.30pm.  

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French class spaces available to new members

French - 5th year French have a few spaces available. New members will need to have studied French previously up to intermediate level and be keen to revise their knowledge of grammar, conversation, pronunciation and enjoyment of the Language.  Meet each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm - if you are interested please get in touch with our office or come along to our Enrolment Day 17 January at RPAC between 9am - 12 noon to chat to the Tutor.


U3A Life in Australia

The Life in Australia Group is taking a bus trip to Christmas Creek (Lamington). Bus departs from Cnr. Smith & Long Sts., Cleveland at 8.30am on Monday 23 March 2020. This is an all day trip and price includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Travel. Tickets will be on sale at our Enrolment Day 17 January and from Life in Australia once they return in the New Year, cost $45.00


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.

U3A Life in Australia 2020 Program

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

Feb 3:       The Australian Constitution - time for a change? Presenter Greg Cudmore

Feb 10:      Health Ageing. Presenter Dr. Jenny Nitz

Feb 17:      Some Lesser Know Achievers. Presenter Brian Hedges

Feb 24:      Bird Watching for Seniors - its never too late! Presenter Dr. George Chapman


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U3A Redlands Enrolment Day 

Friday January 17 2020 

9am - 12 noon at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC)

2/16 Middle Street, Cleveland

This is an opportunity to meet the Tutors, join U3A Redlands and renew your membership.  Eftpos and credit card facilities will be available on the morning.  Self Service Terminals will also be available.  U3A Redlands offers over 100 courses in recreational, academic, creative and IT activities.  Look forward to seeing you all there.


Dead Poets Society - New Venue from Term 1, 2020

Venue:    TAFE - Alexandra Hills

Dates:      Thursday - 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar

Cost:        $5 includes morning tea

Tutors:      George Chapman, Anne McBurnie


Breakfast Group Venues 2020

23 Feb:      RSL, Middle St. Cleveland

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


Lawn Bowls for Beginners - Term 1, 2020

6 weeks Beginners Course

Venue:       Cleveland Sharks Bowls Club

Time:          2.00 pm on Tuesdays

Please contact the U3A office for more details


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.

16 Jan     Cricket

20 Feb     Art

19 Mar     Australian Landmarks


Hand Embroidery Group - new in 2020

We will be having a new Hand Embroidery group commencing 28 January, 2020 on Tuesdays at the Poro Cafe at Finlandia Village in Thornlands from 9.30am - 12 noon.   Please contact the office if you are interesting in going along.    Tutor will be Sylvia Bridge.


Office Closure dates for the Summer Holidays

The U3A Redlands Office will close at 12 noon on Thursday 12 December for the Summer Holidays and will reopen on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 9.00am.    

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Armchair Travel will meet on Thursday 6 February 2020 for 9.30am 

At the Cleveland Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street, Cleveland.

Speaker will be Jennifer Brew speaking on South Australia.  All welcome.

5th March:  Speaker will be Jennifer Brew speaking on Norway.


Mahjong - Beginners, new class commencing 2020

Learn how to play Mahjong at our new Tuesday classes commencing on 28 Jan 2020 from 9.00am - 11.30am at Cleveland Manor.


Italian for Absolute Beginners

We are offering a new class for absolute beginners in 2020. Classes to be held on Thursdays from  9.30am - 11.00am at Cleveland Library. Please call the office to be put in touch with the Tutor, Greg Cudmore.

Italian Level 2

Classes continuing in 2020 11.15am-12.30pm at Cleveland Library on a Thursday with Tutor, Greg Cudmore.


Criminal Law

We are offering a new Criminal Law class in 2020. Classes will be held on Thursdays at the Cleveland Library from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Please contact the office to have your name added to our interest list.


New course for 2020 - iPhoneography

This course is designed to show you how to go beyond taking happy snaps and selfies and to illustrate the versatility of the camera on your iPhone. In 2020 the course will be over two terms and held in the Capalaba Library Meeting Room twice a month.

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New Course starting Term 1, 2020

Olympic Game History Discussion Group

Have you ever wondered about the history behind Australian participation at the Modern Olympic Games?  Were the Games always the massive event that they are today?  Why is Australia one of just three nations that have been represented at all Summer Olympic Games since 1896?

U3A will offer a six week program.  Please contact the office to be added to the interest list via email admin(at) or phone 3821 3888.

Class will run Wednesdays, 10.00am, venue to be confirmed.


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.