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.

At our last meeting for 2017 Raf Manji, Councillor for Waimari on the Christchurch City Council, spoke about A future funding model for our employment – separating income from work.

A shorter version of Raf’s talk
Academic papers written by Raf

We were entertained by the Christchurch City Chorus.
Buy tickets to their performance Saturday 2 December.

Our next monthly meeting is 10am Wednesday 28 February 2018 when Katrina Darry, NZ Nutritionist NZ Rugby Union – All Blacks, will talk.

There will be a screening of the Documentary Seven Rivers Walking, on Thursday February 8th, Lincoln Events Centre, 1.30 pm. Admission charge $5.


We have started some interest groups with many more to come. 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 2017.

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