Community News

Members of U3A Banyule may be interested in the following events and activities that are conducted in the City of Banyule. Invitations to participate in research and other projects are also listed here.

The Ark before Noah

Free Public Lecture: 2019 Petrie Oration : Irving Finkel

5.15 pm Friday 13 December at the Australian Institute of Archaeology


British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells a real-life detective story that began with the arrival at the museum in 2008 of a single, palm-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet. Dating from about 1850 B.C., this clay document contained part of the famous Babylonian story of the Flood from ancient Mesopotamia, but unlike other versions, it gave precise instructions for building the large boat needed to survive a flood. Irving shares his research and additional discoveries that provide unanticipated revelations about the ark before Noah.  More details here.

Sundays with Friends

Are you a fan of Australian movies, Australian television, Australian music and/or Australian radio? 

Are you interested in our audiovisual history? 

Do you know about the work of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)?

Find out more about the Friends of NFSA Melbourne chapter's monthly  ‘Sundays with Friends’ events at the Thornbury Picture House. 


Walking Football

Whittlesea U3A are running a World Cup for walking football again this year, see the flyer for more details.

Expressions of interest for attending, or forming a team to play in the Come and Try area, should be addressed to Janice Kelly, Course Coordinator by email: or phone: 9499 2080



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