U3A Ellesmere is a University of the Third Age group in Canterbury, New Zealand. It meets at the Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln on the fourth Wednesday starting at 10am. When there are five Wednesdays in a month we will normally have two related topics on the fourth and fifth Wednesdays.

Our next monthly meeting scheduled for 10am Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Professor Caroline Saunders, Director of Lincoln University Agribusiness and Economics will talk on Increasing Value-added and protecting New Zealand’s Exports

Lincoln’ University’s Agribusiness and Economics dedicated research centre was founded in 1962. It brings together experienced researches, and thesis students in their mission to exercise leadership in research for sustainable well-being.

Prof. Paul Dalziel, who spoke to us in February 2019, on Wellbeing Economics, is Deputy Director of this unit.

Professor Caroline Saunders has 30 years research expertise in the UK and New Zealand.

With the decline in Tourism in New Zealand due to Covid-19, Agriculture/Horticulture exports are now the highest earner in NZ of overseas exchange and are extremely important to New Zealand’s economy.

We have several interest groups and more will come with demand and willing helpers. These are based on members’ interests and the availability of leaders for those groups. Find out what groups are being set up here.

Programme for this year.

Want to join U3A Ellesmere? Apply online or download an application form here.