Eastern Region

 Welcome to Eastern Region

The Eastern Region contains the Council coverage areas of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and Bayside (north of Cook’s River) and is generally defined as all suburbs east of a line from the CBD to the airport.

Talks are held at:

Waverley Library Theatrette, Level 1, 32 Denison St., Bondi Junction

It is a flat walk from Bondi Junction bus/train interchange; 2 hrs free parking underneath library – entrance from Ebley St. A lift links the car park to level 1.

Courses:

A range of language courses, current affairs, film discussion, and book groups are held at a variety of venues indicated in the Course Book.

            All U3A members (and guests) are welcome, and bookings are not required to attend talks.
Non-members who wish to attend more than two talks will be requested to join as members. Cost is $$75 p.a.  Seating is generally available for up to 60 people. Morning tea is provided, funded by a $2 donation. Bookings are required for all courses. For details see Course Book for Semester 1

However, due to the corona virus, all our talks and courses have had to be suspended as from 23 March because the venues in which they were normally held are closed, and because of the need to maintain correct social distancing.  It is too early to say when this situation will change but we do hope it will be possible to resume our face to face courses in early August.

We have invited those speakers who were due to make presentations this semester but were not able to do so to make them next semester, at dates mutually agreed. Most of them have done so. We shall be looking for a few new speakers and topics to complete the semester 2 series, and will publish the semester 2 calendar when it is ready. There will be no printed course book for semester 2, however information on those will be posted on this website and also advised by bulk email and newsletters.

In the meantime, however, please disregard the information shown in the old Courses link.

Some other regions have persuaded some of their speakers to provide their presentations via zoom.  Information on those zoom courses can be found either on the general website (for courses available to all members), or in the zoom section of other regions’s individual websites. We have not attempted to adopt zoom presentations, partly because we are unsure how many of our members are able and willing to use zoom; partly because each speaker would have to be prepared to adapt their presentations to do so; and partly because zoom denies the opportunity for social interaction, which is an important element of U3A membership. However, we would be interested to hear your views on this.

The general Sydney U3A website can be accessed through www.sydneyu3a.org 

Enquiries can be made to our Secretary Sandra See on 0412 044 811 or sandra.l.see@gmail.com

Email the U3A Central Office using the Contact Us form, or phone (02) 9267 9056  (10:00am-1:00pm, Monday to Friday).

Edited by Warwick Mayne-Wilson  18 May 2020. Email warwick@maynewilson.com.au