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.

Updated information for Lincoln University courses in history and ecology.

Our next monthly meeting is 10am Wednesday 25 September 2019.
Chris Davey, Education Officer at The Wigram Airforce Museum will talk on Defence and Deception – the Wigram Story.
This is a change to the original speaker.

This is the story of Wigram during its time as an Air Force Establishment. From an Air Station to an RNZAF Base. Defence and Deception takes you on the journey from the pilot training school at Carr’s Farm in 1916, through the deception plans used during World War 2, and then on to the final departure of a military presence in the area and what is now the Air Force Museum of New Zealand today.

Chris Davey is a qualified teacher who is responsible for the delivery of free education programmes to preschools, primary and secondary schools and some adult groups that book visits to the Air Force Museum. Chris gave the Natural History Group a talk about the Anne Frank Exhibition some time ago. Chris is employed by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Admission charge. Members: free. Visitors: $5.

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 2019.

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