The University of the Third Age, also known as U3A, aims to share knowledge and grow minds, foster social contact and a passion for education primarily for those over the age of 50.  It relies on volunteers to lead and administer our many courses. Within Sydney U3A , Sutherland Shire  and parts of  St George  are known as Endeavour Region, with a membership of some 600 people  and many leaders and administration people.  It has a variety of venues and wide-ranging courses.

Sutherland Shire  covers 370 sq m in the south  of Sydney, with a growing population of some 230,000 and is widely known as the birthplace of a nation. Captain Cook landed at Kurnell in 1770 which was the home of the Dharawal-speaking people. 

See the current course book, Endeavour Region newsletter and committee members through the left sidebar buttons on this page. We invite you to explore our website.

For information about Endeavour (Southern) U3A, contact Cherie Clover by emailing her at  cherie167@hotmail.com
For feedback or supply material for this website, please contact Suzanne MacDonald at suzannemacdonald99@gmail.com





Due to current Coronavirus restrictions, we hope to have classes running again soon.  Updates on this soon.  Meanwhile, thank you all for your patience and co-operation.

Your committee is working hard to accommodate the necessary changes that will need to be made. Keep watching for the latest news.


Coffee, anyone?

The Armchair Travellers have been to some wonderful holiday destinations – see a fantastic presentation in Course Reports!

First Ever issue –   
Our Endeavour Southern Region Newsletter ! has been emailed to members.

Watch for the next edition


Our new section, Keeping in Touch:   (click Our Courses link above) to see how some classes are continuing with their contact.

Tell us how are you are keeping safe and amused during this staying home period!  
Has your group found a way to keep in touch with each other? One group of U3A friends is keeping in touch with take-away coffee then sip and chat in the park!

Let us know how you’re keeping in touch via email to the editor Sue MacDonald, email suzannemacdonald99@gmail.com


Introducing Kwei.

He is 13 years old, his front teeth are missing and is presently social distancing but that isn’t preventing him enjoying social occasions with family, streaming on Netflix & Foxtel and regularly exercising in the courtyard.
Here he’s having morning tea with the family and Val’s hand made scones and jam. Someone has his eye on the cream!


And, we’ve heard from Poetry is Alive, the Speaking French group, and the Art Sketching group, Drawing, Art for Enjoyment, Singing for Fun and Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Check them out!

AND      Scroll down to access interesting articles from Sydney U3A –

Stay Connected, Newsletter and Newslinks.
These are being updated regularly!

Two new electives to the Committee :
President : Margaret Durie
Margaret Kingston : Vice President

Full list of committee members is on our sidebar.

To see President’s Report delivered by Margaret Durie at the AGM , March 11, 2020

Click here: Act.President Remarks AGM 2020

Our newest Honorary Life Member of Sydney U3A, Ted Watson.
For the full report, see Past Events for the full report.


In recognition of the 250th anniversary of James Cook landing in Australia, you may be interested to read more. Copy this into your browser to access : www.endeavour250.gov.au.


Sydney U3A is coming up with plenty of entertaining ideas including  “Stay Connected” and “Newslink” from Sydney U3A, all just a short click away


Click here for 2020-05-24_Sydney_U3A_Central_Office_STAY_CONNECTED_V-7
Click here Central Office U3A Newsletter Apr 2020
and here for 2020-05-10_Sydney_U3A_Central_Office_STAY_CONNECTED_V-6

Click here for Newslink April 2020



Click here Central Office Newsletter Special March 2020-2 (3) to view the full statement regarding the closure by Barbara Boston, President of Sydney U3A.

Next Committee Meeting

To be advised

 Endeavour Region Links

Click on one of the following links to take you to:


  1. Our Courses
  2. Reports from our Courses
  3. Our Newsletters
  4. Past Events