We have a great program in Term 1, 2018:

A Smorgasbord of Talks

Talks on many varied subjects, with time for  discussion and questions. Topics include:

  • The Polynesians and new DNA evidence
  • Queen Victoria – food fit for a queen
  • The ups and downs of a life in aviation
  • Scandals and skeletons: why family history becomes addictive
  • Bitcoin

Book Club

Cygnet U3A book club focuses on themes rather than the same book every month.  Topics for 2018 include Miles Franklin Award winners, mental illness, time travel, and something historical. You choose fiction or non-fiction – any work to illustrate the theme, which is why our meetings are interesting, informative and fun.

Garden & Gourmet

We visit wonderful gardens, historic houses and specialist food producers, with talks (and tastings!) on various aspects of plants, gardening and foods.

Mens Forum

The Mens forum meets to discuss any topics of interest, relevance or concern.

Music and Movies

A mixture of talks on music, and some films, sometimes both. Sessions for term 1 where you are encouraged to bring along brief examples of music you like include Vinyl records, Musical marvels – the wonder and fun of music, and Favourite songs from musicals.

Play Reading

Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime – experience the joys and sorrows of other lives, places and times. You don’t have to have great acting skills – just be able to read, enjoy being entertained and love laughing. Beginners welcome.

Painting with Watercolours

Learn beginning through to advanced watercolour techniques under the watchful eye of our tutor. You’ll enjoy the discussions, learning new ideas and techniques, and helping others.


A variety of talks on science-related topics, including:

  • Aboriginal archaeology in the Cygnet area
  • Modern breakthroughs in hearing-aid technology
  • Research in Antarctica

Writers Group

We look at various aspects of the novel, non-fiction, memoirs, historical novel, scriptwriting, autobiography, and whatever else the group is interested in.

For more details please read our current program, available on the Program page.

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