3T Events

3T Events is your opportunity to become part of a regular community program and reconnect with fellow graduates. We invite you to join us for an exciting array of in-person events – from the history of the Olympics to the importance of native bees, and so much more.

If you have any questions about 3T Events please email uqalumni@uq.edu.au or phone 07 3346 3166.

Formerly the Three Score Club, this event program is bought to you in collaboration with Alumni Friends. Members of Alumni Friends and/or Friends of Antiquity are eligible to receive a $5 discount to 3T Events, taking the standard ticket price from $15 to $10. If you're a member and aren't sure how to access your discount, please contact the team at alumnifriends@uq.edu.au.

3T Event: The Asia Minor Catastrophe - the crime and the courage (in person)

21 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College as UQ alum Associate Professor Con Aroney AM shares his historical knowledge of the Asia Minor Catastrophe. The event begins with morning tea, and concludes with an optional lunch

3T Event: The impact of sleep (in person)

24 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
We spend approximately a third of our lives asleep: that’s roughly twenty-five years we could spend awake and living, and yet evolution has fettered us to hours spent every night in our most vulnerable state – unconscious and unaware. It’s an easy question to ask: what’s the point?
Early modern Olympic games

3T Event: The early modern Olympic Games

27 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join Olympic historian and Honorary Director of the UQ Centre for Olympic Studies, Professor Ian Jobling, as he delves into the early modern Olympic games. Let's find out how they compare to Tokyo 2021!

3T Event: Are nanomaterials the solution for clean energy? (in person)

8 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us for morning tea with fellow UQ alumni, and hear from renewable energy expert, Professor Lianzhou Wang as he shares how UQ research is harnessing the energy from the sun and utilising long-lasting lithium-ion batteries in ways never seen before.
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3T Event: teeth, tusks and other chewing things (in person)

11 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College for morning tea followed by an in-depth presentation from Dr Gary Smith, founder of Gary Smith Prosthodontics and UQ alumnus. The presentation will look at the origins of dentistry in the 13th century through to the early 18th century. Gary will also look at the advances in tooth replacement up to the commencement of the modern era.

3T Event: UQ Vaccine - how we produced a vaccine in 12 weeks, why we stopped and what is the new UQ Vaccine? (in person)

6 April 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College for morning tea followed by an in-depth presentation from Professor Trent Munro, Senior Group Leader at the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, where we will venture behind the scenes of UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine project, including what's next for the team.
Image of a man wearing scrubs and there is a surgical light set-up behind him

3T Events: A history of genocide with emphasis on Australia's frontier wars

2 March 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College for morning tea followed by an in-depth presentation from Dr Frank Moloney on the history of genocide in Australia. Registrations open soon.

3T Events: End of Year Celebration (in person)

7 December 2021 11:00am2:00pm
Join us at The Women’s College for this special end of year celebratory 3T event. The event will include an informative presentation from Dr James Lancaster titled "An Unexpected History of Christmas”, followed by a buffet lunch.

3T Events: What is critical thinking and how can we teach it? (in person)

26 October 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join critical thinking expert, Peter Ellerton, as he explains the power of understanding critical thinking and how we can apply it in our lives.
UQ solar farm with rainbow

3T Events: Sustainability at UQ and beyond (in person)

7 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Hear from experts from UQ's Sustainability team as they share UQ's new sustainability strategy, some of our current campus initiatives.
Rhyl Hinwood with sculpture of Gregor Mendel.

3T Events: Towering figures of the church and science (in person)

6 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join acclaimed sculptor, Dr Rhyl Hindwood AM CF, as she delves into the symbolism incorporated into the design of her monumental statues - including those produced for the University of Queensland's Great Court and, more recently, for St John's Anglican cathedral.
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3T Events: The history of Aboriginal people and anthropology at UQ (in person)

25 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join us as we explore the history of Aboriginal people and anthropology at UQ with the Director of UQ's Anthropology Museum, Michael Aird.
Bee on white flower

3T Events: Native bees in Brisbane and how to care for them (in person)

20 April 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join us for the first 3T event of the year as we explore the weird and wonderful secrets of the biology, ecology and evolution of the stingless bees.