U3A stands for University of the Third Age. The term third age means no longer in full time work. U3A provides opportunities for people to meet, share experiences and pursue commonly held interests. The club meets monthly with a guest speaker who has unique experience in their field. Interest (study) groups meet at other times and it is encouraged that members belong to at least one study group.

Meeting dates for 2018 will be on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 in the larger Mohoao room of Te Hapua: Halswell Centre.

Speaker for April is Prof Geoffrey Rice, retired head of the history department at the University of Canterbury.  He will be talking about the 1918 flu pandemic.

Speaker for May is Andrew Trevelyan, Communications Manager Otakaro.  He will be giving an update on the Crown led anchor projects in the CBD and touching on other developments too.

If you are interested in joining the club for 2018 email u3a.southwestchch@gmail.com