News and Events
U3A needs a Publicity Officer
We thrive on communication in the computer age. U3A needs a Publicity Officer to write a monthly piece for the newspaper and to update the U3A Facebook page. The U3A Committee meets four times a year and does other business by email.
If you would like to be a part of the exciting work that U3A does in providing courses (up to 35 per term) for retired and semi-retired people, please contact the Secretary, Libby Rooney on
Two Terrific Tea'n'Talks for Term1, 2017
Phil Smart on Christchurch, NZ Earthquakes
Phil Smart will give a lecture on the geological implications of the recent earthquakes in Christchurch, NZ. Phil met a geologist who is evaluating the earthquakes. He gave Phil access to the information he was gleaning from the gelogical assessment.
When: Saturday, 25th February, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with afternoon tea
Where: The Alley Gallery, Dunn Lewis Centre. Gold coin donation entry. See you there.
Marine Life on the Eurobodalla and local Coast
Bill Barker will present a Tea'n'Talk lecture on local Marine Life as a precursor to a Marine Life Course which will run in Term 2 presented by Helen Moody. So interesting and informative.
When: Saturday, 25th March, 2017 at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with afternoon tea provided.
Where: The Alley Gallery, Dunn Lewis Centre. Gold coin donation entry.
U3A Vice President Needed
If you would like to support the President of MUU3A, John Hayes, he needs a Vice-President to learn the ropes and fill the President's position after him.
If you are available, email Libby Rooney, the Secretary on .
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.
Whale off Narrawallee Beach courtesy of www.narrawallee.info
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.