U3A (University for 3rd Age)
Queenstown has joined the many cities in the world in which the University of the Third Age has been founded.
Beginning in France in the mid seventies, the U3A movement has now spread to most countries and has now many hundreds of thousands of members.
U3A is a response to the idea that human life is divided into three periods: firstly, childhood and schooling; secondly, child rearing and work; and thirdly, retirement.
The Third Age is seen to provide the greatest opportunities for learning and understanding because it is during this period of retirement that the idea of a university as a community of those who seek greater understanding through learning can be put into practice.
Gitti Tapper (Adminstrator)
Phone: 03 441 3219 http://www.u3awakatipu.org.nz