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New Mahjong Group 

Monday 9am  - 12 noon 

Alexandra Hills Community Hall from 13 July.

If you wish to join this group please contact the Tutor, Anne on 0400 100 332 to register your interest.  Limited spaces available.

 

 
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**** NEW ZOOM CLASS - iphoneography ****

A new course will commence on July 22. Anyone who is interested please contact the Tutor, Lurline Slater, on 0405 112 656 to register their interest.

Having both an iPhone and an iPad is a distinct advantage but not necessary. With Zoom meetings two devices are needed and a computer, PC/Mac can take the place of iPad. Please note this is not for Android phones. Lessons are on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

 

Keep your Brain in Shape

 Expressions of Interest are called for the following Zoom sessions :

Around the World Virtual Tour

Friday 10 July, 9.30 – 11.00 - Patagonia, hosted by Julie Porteous

The trip to Patagonia, includes Ushuaia and Cape Horn and the Terra del Fuego NP

 ***Presentation***

Monday 13 July, 9.30 – 11.00 – Jean Perlin - Tibet: Journey to the Holy Mountain
A journey from Lhasa to Rongbuk monastery and Mount Everest Base Camp, then along the Tibetan Plateau to Mount Kailash, a holy mountain for Buddhists and Hindus.

Dead Poets Society

Thursday 16 July, 9.30 – 11.00 – hosted by George Chapman
We invite new members to join our group, who meet fortnightly to read and discuss poets and poetry - some of which they have penned themselves.   Serious, moving, dramatic, hilarious - if you love poetry this is the class for you.

 ***Special Presentation***

Monday 20 July, 9.30 – 11.00 Thomas Keneally – hosted by Liz Jeffs (U3A Redlands member, tutor and author of 17 Browning Street).

Tom Keneally, Australian novelist, playwright and author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, including Schindler's Ark, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith and Australians Volume 1, 11 and 111, will share some of his life story and tell us about his latest novel, the dickens boy
Based on the true story of the youngest son of Charles Dickens being sent to Australia at the age of sixteen to learn how 'to apply himself'. It is a wonderful tale of the outback and the characters the lad encountered. 

Around the World Virtual Tour

Friday 24 July, 9.30 – 11.00Travels in Southern Brazil, hosted by George Chapman
Enjoy a Journey to Iguazu, Pantanal, Amazon, Brasilia, and Rio.

 Please advise expression of interest to: vicepresident(at)u3aredlands.com.au

at least 24 hours prior to the session you wish to join.

 

SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID19)

1. Wash hands regularly with appropriate sanitisers or soap and water.  Carry a personal sanitiser pack, and avoid touching your face if possible.

2. Members who have travelled recently from China or other countries with infection outbreaks, should self-isolate at home for two weeks afterwards.

3. People with upper respiratory systems - fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat - should avoid classes until the nature of their illness is clear and they no longer have such symptoms.  Please also read these advisory documents:

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), Qld Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Australian Government

Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Ovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global situation is still evolving and we will update this advice if the circumstances warrant. 

 

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

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

Overview

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. 

U3A Redlands acknowledges the services provided by MyU3A and Design Bordello. 

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.