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Live, Learn and Enjoy is the U3A Maitland motto. Universities of the Third Age, or U3As as they are more often called, are voluntary, non-profit organisations which aim to offer people educational and social opportunities operating in a pleasant and supportive setting. U3As are basically self-help groups built on the premise that collectively older people have the skills and knowledge to provide learning opportunities for themselves.

Presidents Message


The Corona virus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic.

In the interests of our members safety, the Management Committee of U3A Maitland has decided to exercise our duty of care to our members and suspend classes for the remainder of this semester.

Semester 2 starts on Monday 3rd of August but this date may be compromised depending on isolation rules that may apply at the time. We will let members know the exact date for resumption when we consider it safe to do so.

The age group of our membership falls in to the “most at risk” category for this illness.

Please take care and follow the advice of the professionals regarding personal hygiene and other steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of infection.

Peter Morrison

Whats New

Have you been updating your computer skills? The BeConnected website has loads of videos on all aspects of using your computer/tablet or smartphone.

Beware of scammers requesting payment via PayPal’s ‘friends and family’ function, designed for payments when both parties know each other. So far this year Australians have reported losing over $24,000 to scammers via this payment method.

New Activities
There are 5 new activities on offer
4WP03 : Aqua - Exercise And Swimming
1WP03 : Landscape Art Lessons #2
4WP02 : Maps And Making Maps - From Stars To Satellites
1WP02 : Social Darts
2WA07 : UFO's Unfinished Objects

More information can be found within the Activities section.


Our latest newsletter: 2020-03-25_(March).pdf

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Newest Members

We currently have 416 members participating in 47 courses / events.

Membership Anniversaries

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Meg Sewell

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Anne Neilson

2nd Anniversay.

Jocelyn Colleran
Lyndall Couper
Elwyn Dowden
David Robertson

1st Anniversay.

Carmel Gentle
Rob McLaughlin
Vicki McLaughlin
Allan Meehan
Saskia Van Lier