U3A Wynyard started in early 2015, following a public meeting in July 2014 to gauge local community interest. It is one of fourteen such groups in Tasmania (this number is increasing year by year), over 300 in Australia and many thousands around the world. We have now completed our tenth semester and have assembled a varied and exciting programme of classes for semester 1 2020, which starts in March; we believe there should be something to interest everyone. So far we have offered classes in art, bird identification, creative writing, sustainable living, French, German and Italian, meditation and relaxation, cryptic crosswords, drama and theatre, various aspects of science, history of WWI, bird watching, gin appreciation and cider making and dozens more topics than there is space to mention here (click here for a list of all the classes we have offered so far.
We occasionally hold Open Forums to which non-members are welcome and provide an opportunity for people to find out more about us, as well as enjoying a stimulating session on a variety of subjects.
Lacking a dedicated home of our own, we have used various venues over the years, but more recently, settled comfortably into the Wynyard Showground Hall and Poultry Room, next to each other on Jackson Street. However, this semester, renovations and rebuilding at this site means we have moved temporarily to the New Life Church on Lowe Street for most of our presentations. If the construction proceeds on schedule, we should be back at the Showground by September.
We can be contacted by email, the postal service, this website or face-to-face during our office sessions; click here to discover full details.