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News and Upcoming Events...

Meditation - new class - Fridays

Please contact the office for tutor contact details.

Classes will be held at Birkdale from 9.15am - 11.00am


Cinema Appreciation - price change

Please note there has been a slight increase in cinema prices - $5.00 pensioners, $5.50 others.


Lawn Bowls - Beginners

Capalaba Bowls Club - please contact the office if any interest


Feldenkrais classes

Feldenkrais classes will start again in September at the Donald Simpson Centre.

Time:   9.15 - 11.30am

Dates: Wednesdays - 18th and 25th September and 2nd October 


Looking for a New Accompanist for our U3A Redland Singers 

The U3A Singers are looking for a new accompanist for July onwards.  The group rehearses on a Saturday morning from 9am - 11.00am at the Star of the Sea Parish Centre, Passage Street, Cleveland.  If you would like to know more please contact our office on 3821 3888 to be put in touch with Margaret Ward our Music Director. 


                            Camera Club 

21 Aug      Meeting at Hall - Speaker tba

18 Sep      Field Trip - Beth Boyd Park, Thorneside. Leader: Doug McVicar

** Please check monthly newsletter for updates.


New Class for Term 4 - Dead Poets Society

Bringing Poetry Alive 

Venue:                 Aveo Freedom Aged Care, Cinema Room

                            88 Swansea Circuit, Redland Bay

Time :                   9.30 am - 11.30 am 

Dates:                  15, 29 October, 12, 26 November, 10 December 

Cost:                    $5, including light morning tea

Tutors:                 George Chapman and Anne McBurnie

An interest list is being created in the U3A office, so please call and add your name or email admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au 


TED talks plus - Food for Thought

Venue       :          AVEO Freedom Age Care, Cinema Room

                            88 Swansea Circuit, Redland Bay

Cost          :          $5, including light morning tea

Time          :          9.30 am - 11.30 am

Tutors        :         Debra Barker and George Chapman

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit global community devoted to spreading ideas.  TED videos are short talks given by expert speakers on education, business, science, technology and creativity.

Thursday 25 July : A Helicobacter history

How two doctors in Perth changed medical practice worldwide and won a Nobel prize.

Thursday 8 August : Direct Democracy

Is it the way of the future ? Do you feel you have a voice in the democratic process ?

Thursday 22 August : Gene editing with CRISPR

The possibilities for curing genetic diseases are almost endless, but what are the downsides ?

Thursday 5 September : Sleep is your superpower

Do you feel guilty when you get too much sleep ? What does the research say ?

Thursday 19 September

Subject to be determined by the participants

To add your name to the interest list please contact the office 


U3A Redland Ramblers

July 25    6.39am train from Cleveland: Sit in first carriage. A circular city walk from New Farm Park to Teneriffe and back using train (express from Manly) and City Cat. Alight at South Brisbane at 7.27am. Easy to moderate. Bring money for coffee en route.

August 8   7.00am   Bayside Pathway Walk, Birkdale/Thorneside. Meet at Beth Boyd Park corner Mooroondu Rd and John Street, Thorneside. Moderate, may need hiking pole for muddy spots. Bring money for morning tea at local cafe.

August 22   7.00am   Greater Glider Reserve, Alexandra Hills. Meet in Wimbourne Street, opposite Chipping Drive. Moderate, recommend hiking pole. Bring money for morning tea at nearby shopping centre


U3A Redlands - Breakfast Group Venues

28 July    08.30am    Little Bloomfield Cafe, Near Cleveland Library

25 Aug    08.30am    Cafe Arabica, 187 Middle St, Cleveland

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FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR THE OVER 50'S - interest list for Term 3 

Due to popular demand Financial Literacy for the over 50's class will be offered in Term 3 from Thursday 18 July through to 19 September - 9 weeks.  Please email admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au to be added to the attendance list or call 07 3821 3888.  Places will be limited.

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The U3A Redlands Canasta Group are looking for more players, spaces available.  

The group meets each Thursday from 12 noon to 4.00pm at the Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland.

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Armchair Travel meet on the first Thurdays of the month for a 9.30am start at the Cleveland Uniting Church Hall, Passage Street, Cleveland.   

Thursday 1st August - Trans-Siberian Rail. Presenter: Gary Moore

Thursday 5th September - Douro River, Portugal. Presenter: Laraine Moore


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)u3aredlands.com.au or one of our tutor liaison officers Nahn Shimmons tutorliaisonacademic(at)u3aredlands.com.au or Karen Buhmann tutorliaisonleisure(at)u3aredlands.com.au

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Our Life in Australia program has returned to the Donald Simpson Community Centre. 

Life in Australia is held during school terms on a Monday, 9.30am in the Donald Simpson Community Centre, Cleveland. 

July 22 : Moreton Bay Shipwrecks - Keith Boulton, Member, Queensland Maritime Museum

July 29 : Narendra Modi's India and the Australia-India Partnership - Professor Ian Hall, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Director (Research) of the Griffith Asia Institute

Aug 5 :  Warning Signs of a Heart Attack: Know your Heart Disease Risk - Kara Gerritsen, Co-ordinator Heart Health (Qld)

Aug 12 : Redlands Holiday for RNA Show

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Caravan, Cabin & Camping Club - Update

August 2019

Friday 2/8 - Mon 5/8: "Camel Races" Tara

Showground or Lagoon Park - There's a lot going on here with camel races, live music, dancing, etc.

Fri 30/8 - Mon 2/9: Barambah Bush Camp. 6km outside of Murgon. Caravans and Cabins. This is a winter month venue. Pets ok. Free wifi plus camp kitchen, gas and wood fire BBQs, camp oven. There is a 9 hole golf course locally. 

 September 2019 Suggestion from member: Toowoomba to coincide with flower festival 19-29th. Please show your interest 

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.