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Welcome to the Eastlakes U3A website

We are based on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and generally cover the area from Charlestown in the North to Swansea in the South and from Belmont to Warners Bay East to West.

The menu on the left will allow you to easily find the information you are looking for whether you are already a member or a potential member looking for an introduction to our U3A community.

The $45 annual membership allows you to do as many classes as your time and interests allow at no extra cost – apart from some materials. This means that for $45 per year, you could potentially be attending classes all day, every day!

Whilst U3A stands for University of the Third Age, there are no tests or marks. At this time of our lives, this organisation is purely for social, physical and mental well being. So, if you’re retired or semi-retired, have some time up your sleeves and are looking at what to do with yourself, look no further.  There’s plenty here to interest you.

If you have a special topic that interests you and it’s not already being offered, maybe you’d like to consider being a Leader.

Anyway, browse through our website and I’m sure there’s something here that will interest you. If you like what you see, spread it around your friends. We’re not a secret society! 

Check out our Art Exhibition at Charlestown Library

Open until the end of May – more details and photos on the menu on the left.

Sex, Sin & Caesars Started on 15th May

This new course by Keith started on 15th May and will continue till the end of the year. Course Number: 512 will be held at Swansea Centre, 228 Pacific Hwy, Swansea on Fridays from 10:30am to 12:00

This course will cover the personal lives and public deeds of the rulers of Rome from Julius Caesar to the emperor Hadrian, a period from about 50 BC to 138 AD. It will be loosely based on the somewhat scandalous but revealing series of biographies by the Roman writer Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus who was secretary to Hadrian and who therefore had access to a multitude of documents from the imperial archives. However, the period is one when the Roman Empire was at its political height and one that has influenced not only our perception of ancient Rome but also our own conception of what it is to be European.