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St Albans Uniting Church, 36 Nancy Avenue
Our new premises.

Good on street parking, comfortable seating.
Inaugural Meeting

People waiting for the inaugural meeting to begin.

Just over 100 people assembled.
About Us
Interest Groups
U3A Network Canterbury

U3A St Albans Programme 2018

Meetings normally begin with tea and a chat at 9.45 on the fourth Thursday of each month. However to begin the 2018 year, we're going to have weekly meetings so we can get to know each other better. and we can get our interest groups started.

Thursday January 25
U3A Picnic 11am to 2pm(ish) Woodham Park on Woodham Road, just past Wilding Park.
Bring your own food an drink. There will NOT be a BBQ.
Family and friends are welcome. Last year's picnic was a big success, but sadly too many people chose not to come. Take the challenge.

February 1
New Year Morning Tea and "Have Your Say": This is partly a planning meeting, so we can meet your expectations. We will also demonstrate many of the activities our U3A is currently engaged in.

February 8
Dame Ann Hercus: ‘What's in a name’
The origin and meaning of surnames.

February 15
Kevin White and Jill Lord ‘On the Right Track’
Researching your family tree.

February 22
Jill Lord and Dame Ann Hercus What is fascinating about being a family history detective in the 21st Century?

March 22
Malcolm Johns: CEO, Christchurch Airport. “Not just an airport”

April 26

May 23
Associate Professor Ben Kennedy: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury “I love teaching and volcanoes, and I am convinced that learning about rocks is fun!”

June 28
Professor Ursula Cheer: Dean, School of Law, University of Canterbury “Three great careers - legal practice, civil service, academia (and what is Media Madness).”

July 26
Amy Fletcher: Associate Professor, School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Political Science and International Relations.
Major research area is science, technology and environmental policy. What happens after new technologies 'leave the lab' and enter society. What ethical and political challenges do new technologies pose.

August 23 (Not settled yet)
Dr Paul Ogilvie-Lee: "Before and After the Brain Injury"

Jo Ritchie: Audiologist, Dilworth Hearing Ltd “Current research on the links between hearing loss and dementia and other health conditions.”

September 27

October 25

November 29

This programme has been planned by Barry Cox, Ph: 385-2045