News and Events
The Campus 2015 AGM is on Wednesday 8th July at 2 pm in theDunn Lewis Centre. Please consider participating in the work of the committee. Vacancies will exist in the positions of vice president, secretary/newsletter.
M-U CAMPUS BOOK CLUBS
Members will see in the newsletter that our campus’s two Book Clubs are full. Their popularity has been extraordinary, and members are continually asking to join one or other. It would therefore seem that we are ripe for the establishment of a third. Would any member like to co ordinate another group? If so please contact Chris Graham on 4457 1249.
Membership Badges this year are coloured bright yellow – they signify you are a current member, and are your receipt for payment of membership. Please wear your membership badge to classes and functions; it helps identify you to others.
Milton-Ulladulla University of the Third Age
THE BODY BEGINS TO DIE IF THE MIND CEASES TO DEAL WITH NOVELTY.(Ellen Langer, 1989)
U3A is an organisation that provides and presents courses of interest and enrichment for retired and semi-retired people. Course tutors are drawn from the membership. They volunteer to prepare and present their courses and are not paid. No exams are taken in U3A and no qualifications are given.
An active mind and a network of social relationships are two factors known to delay ageing and to promote a feeling of well-being following a working life.
U3A provides opportunities for learning and social exchange, broadening interests and widening circles of acquaintances and social contacts. U3A means University of the Third age, the third age being retirement and consolidation after the first age of childhood and the second age of work and home-making.
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Most courses take place in the Harry Higgs Room in the Cultural Centre, Milton, between the library and the pharmacy. Some courses take place in the Ulladulla Library, the Ex-servos Club, the Burrill Lake Hall, the Dunn Lewis Centre and in tutors’ own homes. Courses are held from Monday to Friday each for approximately one and a half hours.
Costs are kept low with a $20 annual membership fee ensuring that the member receives the U3A Newsletter and Timetable each term. After that the first course per term costs $10, the second costs $5 and the third and following courses cost nothing at all.
What kind of courses does U3A present?
U3A presents from 25 to 30 courses per term. The content arises from the tutor’s interests. Some courses change from term to term while other courses, e.g. foreign languages, are ongoing. Some examples of courses presented by Milton Ulladulla U3A are:-
- Geology, Astronomy and sciences
- Western and Eastern Philosophy
- History and Insights into other cultures
- Current Affairs
- Music and Film Appreciation
- Foreign Languages
- Writing Life history
- Drawing, Painting, Quilting, Leadlighting
- Computer, ipad and android technology
- Shibashi and Yoga
- Health and Nutrition
Each term on a Saturday afternoon U3A hosts a lecture called “Tea’n’Talk” at the Dunn Lewis Centre. Afternoon tea is served and members have the opportunity to socialise.