Story: Adult education

University of the Third Age student Margaret Pitches, 2008

University of the Third Age student Margaret Pitches, 2008

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international organisation that promotes education and mental stimulation for retired people. The first New Zealand branch started in 1989. Dunedin woman Margaret Pitches began taking U3A courses in 2006, aged 90. She began with cosmology and moved on to Russian and Pacific history. Here, she is considering what courses to do next. 

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 30 April 2008, p. 3
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Kerryn Pollock, 'Adult education - Challenging times, 1980s to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46615/university-of-the-third-age-student-margaret-pitches-2008 (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012