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.

Lincoln University is offering U3A members the opportunity to attend lectures in the course LINC 101: Land, People and Economics.

Our next monthly meeting is 10am Wednesday 27 February 2019.
Prof Paul Dalziel will talk on Wellbeing Economics.

Paul has been Professor of Economics at Lincoln University since 2002. He works full-time in the university’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (the AERU) where he is deputy director. His research has focused on economic and social policy, with a particular interest on regional economic development. Paul has published more than 100 refereed publications, including papers on sustainable development indicators. He was the Science Leader for a national trans-disciplinary research programme on education and employment linkages (www.eel.org.nz), funded over five years (2007-12) by the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation. Paul is in charge of the Economic and Governance pillars of the NZ Sustainability Dashboard framework.

Admission charge $2. Visitors $5.

The last speaker for 2018 was Dr Jan Wright, past Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment who spoke on 1080. Jan is now chair of Te Manahuna Aoraki which aims to make the Upper McKenzie Basin and Aoraki National Park predator free. The Next Foundation makes large contributions to environmental projects including Te Manahuna Aoraki.

The Natural History group will have a meeting on Thursday 24th January, 1.30 pm at the Lincoln Events Centre. All members of U3A Ellesmere are welcome.

Associate Professor Tom Wilson from Canterbury University will present a video and talk on the Alpine Fault Earthquake. This video is a simulation of what could happen when the Alpine Fault ruptures.

Have a merry and safe break before we resume in 2019.

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 2018.

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