Please note: all classes and activities for term 1 2020 are suspended because of corona-virus

Our program for term 1, 2020 is, as usual, varied and interesting!

We start preparing the coming term program at least mid way through the preceding term. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers, please contact us.

For the very latest news about us, see our Facebook page.

A Smorgasbord of Talks

Talks on many varied subjects, with time for discussion and questions. Topics for term 1 2020 include:

  • Aged care know-how
  • Asylum seekers, refugees: Australia’s responsibilities
  • Tasmania’s vanishing towns
  • Climate and Weather
  • North American Indians
  • Bird flight
  • Chile to South Africa on a three-masted barque
  • Pulsars
  • Meat and three veg

Book Club

Cygnet U3A book club focuses on themes rather than the same book every month. Topics for term 1 2020 include Holiday reading with a twist, Guilty pleasures, Essays, and Search for identity. You choose fiction or non-fiction – any work to illustrate the theme, which is why our meetings are interesting, informative and fun.

Family History Interest Group

A small group of genealogy tragics meet to share experiences, discuss techniques and generally learn from each other.

Garden & Gourmet

A series of visits, talks and workshops on all things garden, and gourmet, with plenty of opportunity to look, discuss and ask.

Please note: the Garden & Gourmet visit to Froggy Ponds, Garden Island Creek, is now on 19 March, and the visit to Gardens of Lucindale, Lucaston, is on 2 April. All visits cancelled until further notice!

Men’s Forum

The Men’s forum meets to discuss any topics of interest, relevance or concern. And do a bit of socialising . . .

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.

Art – Continuers

Art can be a solitary hobby, and often frustrating. This group is an opportunity to socialize, learn from, and share experience with other potential artists in an informal setting. It is not restricted to watercolours but includes other mediums such as acrylics, drawing and pastel (but not oils). As there is no tutor, it is designed to provide a space for those who are past the beginners stage.

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.


Some of our courses have limits on numbers – for more details on this, and more information on each course, please read our most recent program, available on the Program page.

If you are presenting a talk for us, there is more information you may need, and details of what we need from you, on our For Presenters page.