Upcoming Events


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of U3A Ipswich and West Moreton Inc. has been set for Thursday 30 November, Fellowship Hall, Glebe Road Uniting Church, Glebe Road, Booval, at 10 am.

In accordance with U3A’s By-law No 2, the Management Committee is calling for nominations for the positions of :-

~ President ~ Secretary ~ Treasurer

~ and seven (7) general members.

Nomination forms can be emailed or posted out upon request, or can be downloaded and printed here: Nomination.Form.2018

Completed forms to be received by U3A Ipswich no later than 15 November, 2017. The full list of nominations will be posted and circulated on 23 November, 2017

Ipswich U3A is looking for enthusiastic people to join next year’s Management Committee and to help it move forward. 

We’re looking for members to help in the areas of:

~ Support Services:

Office functions, General volunteers, Property Maintenance

~ Publicity and Marketing:

Promotion and Recruitment of Tutors

Communication: Website, Social Media and Newsletter Editor

~ General Governance:

Day-to-day Legislative compliance

If you’re interested in helping members improve their experience of U3A, and know you can help in any of the listed areas, please contact Paulette Montaigne 0498 200 055 or anyone else you know at U3A, to find out what’s involved. There’s no commitment – just ask and we’ll explain.








Glebe Road Uniting Church’s Fellowship Hall, Friday 1 December, 11 am. Followed by a finger food lunch – please bring a plate to contribute.

U3A member, Charles Stone-Tolcher, has written a delightful drawing room comedy about mistaken identity set in England in 1932, Something Rotten In Denmark. We read it through in the Language and Literature class and found it wonderfully fresh and humorous. Our read-through was punctuated with spontaneous laughter and we decided to present it as a mock radio play at the U3A Christmas breakup

The play permits itself to be read with exaggerated accents and pomposity thus adding to its already witty text. If you like Oscar Wilde, P G Wodehouse or Noel Coward, you’ll know what to expect – a most entertaining morning of relaxed amusement.

The Management Committee would like to use this end of year lunch and play to thank and honour our Tutors and Volunteers for supporting us so well over the past year.

Come and see it and end the year on a great note.


Due to the redevelopment of the Ipswich City Mall, our home since December 2016, we are have relocated all the classes, and the office, that was the Mall Campus.

Classes have returned to the Woodend Campus or the Humanities Centre or the Ipswich Library and to a new venue, Glebe Road Uniting Church, Booval. Please see timetable below for details.

There will be no office for Term 4 and all phone calls will be directed to the Woodend Campus where a volunteer will pass messages on to the relevant person.

At the AGM on 30 November, see above, there will be more discussion on where to in 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.

We thank you for your patience at this time.





Our Open Day and Grand Opening on 24 January was a great success with over 190 people attending. Mayor, Paul Pisasale, presented us with a beautiful Chinese brush painting that was gifted to the Ipswich City Council by Shandong U3A in November 2016. The Mayor also presented Shirley Ferrier, founding member of U3A and tutor of 23 years, with a certificate of acknowledgement for her wonderful contribution to our U3A.

Also attending were Julie Porteous and Greg Doolan, President and Vice President of the U3A Network Queensland (left side of photo). It was a pleasure to meet them and we look forward to being part of the greater U3A network.


The brush painting was hung by our fabulous Campus Manager, Geoff Mayhew, and is proudly gracing the wall of the reception office so please do come down and have a look. We are at Shop 226, Ipswich City Mall and can be found at the back of the arcade where St George Bank is on the corner.


And while we were all together in one place, a very rare occasion, most of the tutors and some of the volunteers managed to coordinate themselves enough to get their photo taken! So here are some of the wonderful people who make U3A Ipswich & West Moreton possible.