U3A chair's education roll out

U3A chief tours country in motor home to visit members

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ON THE ROAD: U3A chair Peter Alcock and his wife Barbara are on a mission to visit as many branches as they can.

ON THE ROAD: U3A chair Peter Alcock and his wife Barbara are on a mission to visit as many branches as they can.

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U3A chair Peter Alcock is on a quest to visit as many members and branches as possible.

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National U3A chair Peter Alcock is on a mission to visit as many members as he can from all around the country.

Peter will travel a total of around 13,000km by the end of his year in the role, with his journey taking him to branches across Australia - from Clare in South Australia, to Hobart, Melbourne, Wollongong and far flung regions of WA.

He is doing most of the travelling in his motor home, with his wife Barbara acting as navigator.

He said U3A was all about learning and knowledge sharing, with no distinction between students and teachers.

"I have been thrilled to see the vast range of stimulating programs that U3A provides for older Australians," he said.

"This caters for a growing need, with people living longer and healthier lives."

Programs offered include talks from guest speakers, social and discussion groups, outings and short courses.

Members from Clare have recently put on their own art exhibition, while members from WA's north coast have taken a sailing lesson in a replica of early 17th century ship the Duyfken.

All men and women aged 50 and over are welcome to join.

For more information, click here.

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