Current Term

Course Details Term 1 2020

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 1: 9.30-10.25

M111

TALES OF THE CAUCASUS                                                                                                                         ANNA MELTON

We will take a look at the hard facts, but also the romantic and legendary tales of the Caucasus: its archaeology, very early Christian conversion, Ancient Greek tales of the Golden Fleece, the Silk Road weaving through the area, Russian and communist domination and its possible future.

M112

BRITAIN ON FILM: THE 1960S AND BEYOND                                                                                      PAUL BYWATER

This will be the final program in our exploration of Britain and its people as recorded on film from the 1920s. We will look at films and TV programs from the late 1960s and the 1970s and include some requests for favourites from the entire series.                                   

M113

ASPECTS OF GEOLOGY – ICE AGES                                                                                                    ALBERT GOEDE

The course deals with the history of the Ice Ages, especially the last one – the Quaternary Ice Age – that is still with us today. Evidence comes from many sources including drill cores of ice and sediments. Climate change is a central theme.

M114

PAINTING                                                                                                                          FACILITATOR: CAROL GALE

This is a self-directed course working predominantly in watercolour. This class is full.

M115

LEARN TO PLAY CRIBBAGE                                                                                                   BILL BOUFFLER

Have you ever played this card game? A game for two or more which uses a standard 52 card deck of cards, and a crib board to score. There is enough luck for it to be fun, but it also takes skill and cunning to play well. Come and discover 15-2, 15-4 and three-of-a-kind is 10 plus 1 for his knob makes 11. Learn the rules and play the game with friends.

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 2: 10.50-11.50

M121

THE WRITERS                                                                                                                                  COLIN PYEFINCH

An opportunity for those who enjoy writing (or would like to) to share their efforts in a friendly atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement.

M122

SPANISH                                                                                                                                               SELF DIRECTED

This course will mostly involve conversation, but there will also be some practice at writing and reading.

M123

BRADSHAW’S TOURING GUIDE OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES AND  IRELAND 1863        

                                                                                                                                     PAT OLDING &  MICKEY BENEFIEL

Based on the Touring Guide published in 1863 by Bradshaw.

Using this guide, we will visit the key places in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, that would have attracted the tourist in 1863. Historians have characterised the mid-Victorian era (1850–1870) as Britain's "Golden Years". There was prosperity, as the national income per person grew by half. There was peace abroad, and social peace at home. The perfect time for a tourist to travel.

M124

 

ALONG THE MIDLAND HIGHWAY                                                                                              WAYNE SMITH

Progressing from Western Junction to Perth. All the early landowners and their heritage buildings will be discussed with photos where available. Local history, scandals, bushrangers, first nation’s people and other newsworthy events. Also the reasons for the place names and farms will be given.

M125

PAINTING                                                                                                                                                                         CAROL GALE

This is a self-directed course working predominantly in watercolour.

 

M126

LINE DANCING                                                                                                                                          JILL CANTON

Simple line dances to a variety of music. Suitable for people who just want to have fun in moving, singing, making plenty of mistakes and laughing at them! This course is full.

M127

THE TOO MUCH PROMISED LAND: ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS                              VICKI PATERSON

An examination of the people who have populated the land now called Israel, including their beliefs, lifestyles, achievements and struggles, as well as the international and domestic politics, the promises, outbreaks of violence and peace efforts which have shaped their lives from Biblical times to the present day.

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 3: 12.00-1.00

M131

POETRY READING                                                                                                                                     CHRIS BISHOP

Join Chris and other poetry enthusiasts in an exploration of poetry through the ages. The sessions include a range of poetry and poets. Some members bring along and share their own poetry. No previous knowledge of poetry required.

M132

KALEIDOSCOPE                                                                                                                              NO COORDINATOR

A different speaker will speak on their own area of knowledge or interest. Subjects will be topical and presented at a readily understood level. The dates may vary for each speaker.

 

 

2/3/20

Working into the Third Age

Dr John Freeman

16/3/20

TBA

 

23/3/20

Responsibilities of Council and Ratepayers

Heather Chong       Deputy Mayor CCC

30/3/20

TBA

 

6/4/20

TBA

 

20/4/20

Why Blood Flow is Important for Your Brain

Dr Brad Sutherland

27/4/20

Walking with Camels: An Ecological Study of the Southern Simpson Desert

Rob Jones

4/5/20

TBA

 

11/5/20

Buddhism

Roger McLennan

18/5/20

TBA

 

 

 

M133

DEVELOPING RESILIENCE FOR THIS UNCERTAIN WORLD                                                       CAROLINE DEAN

Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ from unexpected stressful and challenging life circumstances. Being resilient doesn’t mean a person doesn’t experience life challenges but rather they are better able to adapt and cope with them when they do occur.

 

This 10-week course will help you develop and build skills and habits to better manage and reduce the disruption that can come with stress in difficult times.

M134

PAINTING                                                                                                                                                                         CAROL GALE

This is a self-directed course working predominantly in watercolour.

M135

GERMAN CONVERSATION                                                                                                                 SELF DIRECTED

German conversation for German speakers wanting conversational practice. New members are welcome in the group but you need to have a reasonable grasp of the language.

M136

CONTINUATION TAI CHI                                                                                                                          EILEEN LEVETT

1.       Now into our 5th year – participants join me in a 1 hour practice of Shibashi, Tai Chi form and a short meditation.

2.       We hope to achieve a deepening of our knowledge, awareness, flexibility and calmness.

3.       Previous knowledge and/or practice is necessary for this group.

4.       NO newcomers please – an Introductory (Beginners) course may be available in term 2 – if there are sufficient requests.

 

 

 

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 1: 9.30-10.25

W111

LIFE AND PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES                                                                          JUDITH MUDALIAR

A brief look at some aspects of this extensive period in history, with emphasis on the lives of women.

W112

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS              CANCELLED DUE TO ILL HEALTH OF TUTOR                           SUE TOLBERT

This course will cater for those with little or no knowledge of French and will focus on developing basic skills in the language. It will be adapted to suit the needs and interests of the participants.

W113

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR …                                                                                           IAN DUFFY

… How I wonder what you are. The behaviour of the largest objects in our universe is determined by the nature of the smallest. Stars are born, live a variety of astonishing lives, and die with a bang or a whimper. We, and all things in our world, are made of their dust. Join me on this stellar adventure, and wonder no longer.

Session 1  How I wonder what you are; Session 2  Out of Mythology; Session 3  Revolutionary Thought; Session 4  Towards the Enlightenment; Session 5  Assembling Our Tools; Session 6  Pieces of the Puzzle; Session 7  The Universe; Session 8  Stars are Born …; Session 9  Stars Live …; Session 10  Stars Recycle!

W114

LADIES WHO DO!                                                                                                                          PATRICIA CORBY

It is said that ‘behind every man …..’ We are going to look at women across the world and the ages who have not been afraid to get their hands dirty and do important things, sometimes against the odds and sometimes by venturing into new territory. Women such as Ann Page from the Fingal Valley, Oby Ezekwesili from Nigeria, Tjanara Goreng Goreng from Queensland, Clara Schumann from Germany are all possible. Come along and find out who we will celebrate.

W115

SKETCHING/DRAWING GROUP                                                                                                 SELF DIRECTED

W116

MAH JONG                                                                                                                                                 JAN CHIPMAN

Play and/or learn Mah Jong. Two hours for those who want to stay.

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 2: 10.50-11.50

W121

U3A SINGALONG                                                                                                           BEV CHANDLER & REGAN LOVE

We enjoy singing and harmonising along with many current and popular selections pertinent to our age group. No auditions necessary, just the desire and ability to have fun and enjoy the music. $5 fee per term for music copying.

W122

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF ……??                                                                                              EILEEN LEVETT

I have been involved with music in some form or another since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. It is a passion. It can affect a person in so many ways – mood, health, physical wellbeing ……. This course has been in the making for nearly 2 years; time to share!

W123

FRENCH CLUB                                                                                                                                   SELF DIRECTED

Continuing course for those participants from last term. Newcomers are welcome but some basic knowledge of the language would be preferable.

W124

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                                             CAROL GALE

FUN with flowers. I plan to start with simple arrangements and to cover what people would like (posies, dinner table, ikebana, modern, traditional) and will try to include requests. Each class will start with a demonstration, then we will have a go!!

W125

TAI CHI                                                                                                                                               SELF-DIRECTED

This class is self-directed and will be following a recently purchased DVD.

W126

MAH JONG – CONTINUATION FROM SESSION 1

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 3: 12.00-1.00

W131

PLAY READING                                                                                                                         NAOMI CONNOR

If you have ever attended a play that you really liked, come and join in re-creating the sometimes hilarious, sometimes mysterious but always fascinating and fun masterpieces of the theatre. There will be plenty of parts to suit everyone.

W132

WHO KNEW?                                                                                                                                      LIBRARY STAFF

A course run in the library by Rosny Library staff.

Week 1 … 4/3/20 … An introduction to tracing your Family History online (no cap on numbers)

Week 2 … 18/3/20 … Fun with Dot and Dash robots (15 max numbers)

Week 3 … 25/3/20 … A virtual Reality experience (15 max numbers)

Week 4 … 1/4/20 … Using the eLibrary – free magazines, audiobooks and more (no cap on numbers)

Week 5 … 8/4/20 … iPad and Tablet made easy (15 max numbers)

Week 6 … 22/4/20 … Canva – An easy online way to make your own personalised gift cards (15 max numbers)

Week 7 … 29/4/20 … How to stay safe Online (15 max numbers)

Week 8 … 6/5/20 … How to book your travel Online (15 max numbers)

Week 9 … 13/5/20 … Connecting with others online – How to make video calls overseas (15 max numbers)

Week 10 … 20/5/20 … Watching movies for free using the internet (15 max numbers)

W133

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL                                                                                                          MARY BOLTON & ALBERT GOEDE

Various speakers talk about travels they have undertaken. Different speaker each week.

4/3/20

TBA

 

18/3/20

TBA

 

25/3/20

TBA

 

1/4/20

TBA

 

8/4/20

TBA

 

22/4/20

TBA

 

29/4/20

TBA

 

6/5/20

TBA

 

13/5/20

TBA

 

20/5/20

TBA

 

W134

UPDATES ON ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY SCIENCE                                                         PETER TAYLOR

Presenting news on discoveries in space, updating current space missions as well as those in preparation for launch. New discoveries from observatories; exploring the frontiers of deep space with what astronomers are detecting. Lectures feature photographs of incredible space vistas and phenomena that are captured by the telescopes and cameras.

W135

TRIVIA                                                                                                                                                                                 JANE HALL

Three sets of ten trivia questions and answers plus a page of six rebus puzzles per week.

W136

CIRCLE DANCING                                                                                            PETER SANDS & ANGELA TAMAYO

Circle dancing draws its inspiration from traditional dances of Europe (eg Greece, the Balkans, Israel, Gypsy) and uses traditional steps and both traditional and modern music. This term’s program will be a combination of traditional dances from Eastern Europe and contemporary circle dances set to nostalgic music from our youth eg Summer Holiday, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Happy Wanderer.

W137

LEARN TO BEAT YOUR GRANDCHILDREN AT CHESS                                                          SELF DIRECTED

We welcome novices to the game as well as those with experience. As with everything there are many things to learn, and we all learn in partnership with each and everyone in the class. On the way, we hope to have fun and enjoy this very ancient game, which is played the world over by young and old.

 

TERM 1 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 4: 1.15-2.15

W141

LINE DANCING                                                                                                                                    JILL CANTON

Simple line dances to a variety of music. Suitable to people who just want to have fun in moving, singing, making plenty of mistakes and laughing at them!

 

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