Retired lecturers' association

The Newcastle Retired Lecturers' Association (NERLA) was formed some thirty years ago to provide an opportunity for retired academic staff and senior administrative staff to meet maintain contact with friends and former colleagues and to stay in touch with the changes in university life.

Our mission

NERLA provides a quarterly lunch-meeting gathering to bring together former colleagues and their partners to enjoy each others' company in an informal setting, such that the friendships made over many years whilst in employment at the University of Newcastle and its associated and predecessor institutions can be sustained.


Presentation to the Vice-ChancellorNERLA meet four times a year (in March, June, September and December) for a social gathering including a guest speaker. The topics vary widely and are based on member requests.

The association meets at Souths Leagues Club in Llewellyn Street, Merewether. The meetings start at about 11.30am and last about two and a half hours.

Annual subscriptions are $10 for members, and $5 for partners (associate members).

If you are retiring from UON and would like to join, please contact: Howard Bridgman (Communications Officer) by email Howard.Bridgman@newcastle.edu.au or by phone on 0425 281 387.

Please tell any of your recently retired friends and colleagues about NERLA