ABOUT US

U3A Cygnet is a wholly self-funded, voluntary organisation formed in 1991 to provide interesting courses to its retired and semi-retired members. We are a small and very friendly club. There are no exams, no entry requirements and no limit to the number of courses members may enrol to attend. As we are all volunteers, costs and fees are kept low.

There are three terms of 10 weeks each year and the program of courses varies slightly each term. Some courses run for the full year, others run for just one term. We offer a variety of lectures on topics including music, movies, science, history, literature, and art. We also run weekly play reading and writers’ groups, and painting in watercolours. We have an extremely active Garden & Gourmet Group which runs during the spring and autumn terms. The Book Club, and the Men’s Forum meet monthly. Throw in the odd lunch, Christmas party, and one or two social outings to various places of interest, and you can see why you just have to look at our full Program.

Classes are all held in the daytime. Morning sessions are usually from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, and afternoon sessions from 1.30 pm until 4.00 pm. Morning tea or coffee (and biscuits) are available for $1.00.

You can download the current term’s program on our Program page.

Download our Constitution here

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