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Site update: 16 September 2020  

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U3A Hawthorn Cookbook

U3A Hawthorn Cookbook

Our thanks to Kathy Manderson for collating this book and to all contributors for providing the many recipes - tried and true - which appear in the collection.

This cookbook is in PDF format and well worth downloading!

click here to download

Readings in Australian history - the history you were never taught

Our thanks to Jim Poulter for allowing publication of this remarkable series

click here to visit his page


In the light of emerging information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Committee of Management of U3A Hawthorn has decided to suspend all of our classes and activities from 1pm, Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice.

This also applies to the

- Readman Series of lectures
- Saturday Matinee Concerts
- Outdoor activities; such as the walking groups and the cycling groups
- the Beleura Excursion
- the Orchestra concert at MLC in May

We understand that many will be disappointed, but these decisions have been carefully considered with the health of our members being paramount.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates via Gateway eNews to all members when Government restrictions and social isolation regulations change.

Committee of Management
U3A Hawthorn Inc. 

For more information and recommendations for your personal protection, see the following website:

Summer School 2021 will be held in January via Zoom.

If you have a story or passion you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.

Travelogues most welcome!

You can, of course, give your session from wherever you are, via your computer.

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Summer School 2020 with Hamish Gould and Jenny Lu

Countertenor Hamish Gould and pianist Jenny Lu presented an array of compositions by Australian composers including the premiere of Dindy Vaughan’s song cycle Dandenong Ranges Seasons exploring the Aboriginal seasons plus rarely-heard works by living composers such as Tony Gould’s Empathy.

Summer School, 10 January 2020

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We gratefully acknowledge funding by City of Boroondara       We gratefully acknowledge funding from ACFE Learn Local   Victorian Government funded     COTA Australia