Knowledge without boundaries at U3A

January 4, 2018 BY

THE University of the Third Age (U3A) is readying themselves for their inaugural summer school, with retirees on the Surf Coast embarking on an adventurous timetable.

U3A Surf Coast, a voluntary not-for-profit organisation formed in 2014, is part of a worldwide network offering around 20 classes and activities each school term.

Courses cover arts, humanities, languages, science, exercise, lifestyle and computers and include year-long classes, short courses and occasional lectures.

From January 16 to 18, a combined inaugural Corio Bay, Geelong and Surf Coast Summer School will take place at a number of venues with Scottish dancing, paleonthropology, genealogy, poetry, music, life drawing, history just some of the activities available.

On January 16 there will be two Corio Bay cruises as well as a visit to the Mt Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre.

On Wednesday Dr Ian Warren, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University will give a lecture titled The Crims Will Outrun the Law and on Thursday the keynote speaker at Cobbin Farm is Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour.

Bookings are essential for Corio Bay and Geelong activities but the Surf Coast Open Day will run Wednesday January 17 at Spring Creek Community House, with no bookings necessary.

All activities are open to the public as well as U3A members.

For more information and the full program go to and

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