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 is 10am Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Anita Spencer, Senior Ranger Department of Conservation will speak on Predator Free 2050.

Anita is based in the Mahaanui Distrist Office, DOC, supporting the work of our biodiversity and recreation teams. The region Anita covers for Predator Free 2050 includes Christchurch and Dunedin, the Otago and Banks Peninsula, and many rural communities. All these areas share a common passion for protecting our native plants and animals. This is a new position for Anita after 16 years as a Biodiversity Ranger carrying out threatened species work with highly endangered species such as Canterbury mudfish, bittern, pygmy button daisy and spotted skinks.

Admission charge $2. Visitors $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 2018.

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