From Patricia Corby of U3A Clarence, Tasmania

Location: Clarence U3A meets in the Rosny LINC complex (a fancy name which basically means where the Library is) on Hobart’s eastern shore. The beautiful Derwent River separates Clarence from the Hobart city centre, a short drive over the Tasman Bridge.

Membership: It was founded in 1993 and has well over 300 members.

Activities: We offer courses in three 10 week terms; schools here in 2013 have just changed to 4 terms, our term dates used to approximately coincide but we have decided to stick to 3 terms as this best suits our programming. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays. There are 3 one-hour sessions each day with a choice of courses in each session. Courses vary from term to term with a choice of 30-35 each term and members may enrol in as many classes as they wish, our program each term is advertised on our website http://www.u3aclarence.com/

Personal Comment.
I have been attending Clarence U3A since 2008, first when working part-time then in 2012 with more flexibility to be involved after I had retired. I love the variety of choices offered and the option to dip in and out as best suits. There are many interesting folk to chat with and such rich educational opportunities. There is no pressure to learn as when at school, now it is for the sheer pleasure of doing so.

Alongside my membership here I hold membership also in U3A Online where I can connect with people around the globe and interact and learn in my own time – an absolute bonus during a recent extended period of illness and thus home confinement.