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Course Details Term 2 2019

 

 

TERM 2 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 1: 9.30-10.25

M211

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                                                         CAROL ROSSENDELL

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

M212

BRITAIN ON FILM: THE 1950S                                                                                                                       PAUL BYWATER

A selection of short films made by government and other agencies which show life and activities from the 1951 Festival of Britain and throughout the subsequent decade.                                   

M213

ALICE ANDERSON (1st part)                                                                                                                                        JANE HALL

SARAH ISLAND (2nd part)

Alice Anderson is about the pioneer woman in the motoring industry in Australia. She set up and ran the only all-female employee garage which also incorporated apprenticeships, driving lessons, chauffeur services and tours in the early 1920s when she was only in her late teens/early twenties.

Sarah Island is about the record of twelve voyages to Sarah Island by a Hobart shipping clerk in 1822-33. This story details the various struggles there and also one Great Escape.

M214

PAINTING                                                                                                        FACILITATOR: CAROL GALE  

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

THIS CLASS RUNS FROM 9.30 – 11.30.

  TERM 2 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 2: 10.50-11.50
M221

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.

M222

THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE (1st 5 weeks)                                                                                                         STEVE TOLBERT

Today we dismiss the media if it doesn’t fit our world view. We are more confident of our scientific expertise than scientists (eg climate scientists) because what would they know? We elect abusive populists because they have the key to make us feel great again. Thank you social media for making experts of us all. WHAT IS GOING ON? The death of expertise, that’s what.

M223

BOOK CLUB (2nd 5 weeks from 22 July)                                                                                                       PATRICIA CORBY

Do you enjoy reading? I do. These sessions will be informal with members contributing their likes, dislikes, favourite authors, preferred genres, what they are currently reading – just anything related to books.

M224

 

ALONG THE MIDLAND HIGHWAY                                                                                                                      WAYNE SMITH

Progressing from Powranna through Nile, Symmons Plains to Evandale and Perth. All the early landwoners and their heritage buildings will be discussed with photos where available. Local history, scandals, bushrangers, aboriginees and other newsworthy events. Also the reasons for the place names and farms will be given.

M225

LINE DANCING – CONTINUING                                                                                                                          BEV CHANDLER

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! This course is full.

M226

SEATED TAI CHI                                                                                                                                                          EILEEN LEVETT

This seated program has been modified to suit the needs of the less mobile individual and involves simple, gentle movements which, together with breathing techniques and guided meditation, can enhance overall fitness, health and improvement in inner well-being.

  TERM 2 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 3: 12.00-1.00
M231

EXPLORING POETRY                                                                                                        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.

M232

KALEIDOSCOPE                                                                                      JANE HALL & JULIE BOTHMAN

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.

 

M132

 

17/6/19 Role and Functions of Council

Heather Chong

Deputy Lord Mayor CCC

24/5/19 Hobart’s Worsening Road Traffic Congestion Robert Cotgrove
1/7/19 A Gentle Introduction to the Baha’i Faith Martin Roberts
8/7/19 Each – Older Adult Services Johnny McKay
15/7/19 Ageing My Way Project Report Lyn McGaurr
22/7/19 Aboriginal Settlement in Tasmania Penny Jones
29/7/19 Landcare – A Wildlife Corridor Sharon Smith
5/8/19 District Nurses Care Packages Kelly Frerk
12/8/19 A Historical Look at Postcards John Panckridge
19/8/19 The Beattie Studio John Stephenson
M233

GROUP DISCUSSION                                                                                             CAROL ROSSENDELL

Are there things that concern you? Do you have opportunities to argue, discuss, challenge ideas and chew topics over? Join us for a discussion group covering all manner of topics. We will start with “Does modern technology harm our personal skills?”

M234

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                                              TBA

THIS CLASS RUNS FROM 11.30 – 1.00.

M235

CONTINUATION TAI CHI                                                                                                 EILEEN LEVETT

Tai Chi/Shibashi/Yi Jin Jing – three of the many forms of Tai Chi aim to:

1.      continue the practice of Tai Chi

2.      refine current technique and

3.      encourage daily practice at home to continue a feeling of health, well-being and mindfulness.

M236

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.

  TERM 2 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 4: 1.15-2.15
M241

LINE DANCING – CONTINUING 2                                                                                  BEV CHANDLER

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! This course is full.

 

 

  TERM 2 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 1: 9.30-10.25
W211

FLORAL ART (1st 5 weeks)                                                                                             JANINE AITKEN

We will start with a 3 flower arrangement, then after group discussion, we will decide what to do next. I’m flexible ... from posies, Ikebana, hall table, dibber table, even how to decorate a formal cake, and one I love “no flowers just foliage and twigs”.

W212

FIVE INDIGENOUS TRAILBLAZERS (2nd 5 weeks from 24 July)                                   PATRICIA CORBY

Five indigenous trailblazers – a writer, a surgeon, a magistrate, a civil rights activist and a fighter pilot. Come and hear their stories.

W213

PEACE EDUCATION PROGRAM (CONTINUED)                                                              HELEN HUSSEY

Know yourself and be positively surprised. The Peace Education Program is a video-based program with talks by Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat, interspersed with music, cartoons and time for your reflection and comment. With both humour and seriousness, you have the opportunity to look at yourself. The focus is on the strengths and resources you already have, like inner strength, dignity, choice and hope. The program has proven popular in 74 countries.

W214

BETWEEN THE RIVERS                                                                                                        PAT JEFFREY

Tales about people, places, events, etc from early Mesopotamia.

W215

CHINESE PAINTING                                                                                                           MICHAEL WU

Michael will demonstrate a whole painting to the class and show you every skill of Chinese traditional painting. He will also try to introduce Chinese culture.

W215

MAH JONG                                                                                                                      JAN CHIPMAN

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

  TERM 2 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 2: 10.50-11.50
W221

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.

W222

GOOD AND BAD GOVERNMENT                                                                          CAROL ROSSENDELL

Over decades, centuries and even millennia, people have lived together in communities, and have been governed, sometimes well and other times poorly. Why do we need governments? What do we want from them? How do they go wrong, and what is needed for them to do well?

W223

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.

W224

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                                             TBA

This is a continuing course so new students should have a basic knowledge of the language.

W225

TAI CHI                                                                                                                            SELF-DIRECTED

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

W226 MAH JONG – CONTINUATION FROM SESSION 1
  TERM 2 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 3: 12.00-1.00
W231

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 every kind of capability.

W232

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL                                                                            MARY BOLTON & SUE PAMPLIN

Travel the world from the safety of the Clarence Library - Rosny.

19/6/19 TBA  

 

 

 
26/6/19 TBA  
3/7/19 TBA  
10/7/19 TBA  
17/7/19 TBA  
24/7/19 TBA  
31/7/19 TBA  
7/8/19 TBA  
14/8/19 TBA  
21/8/19 TBA  
W233

THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 2                                                                        CAROLINE DEAN

This course will continue to examine the prison industrial complex and explore if particular groups of people are targeted for punishment and control over others, and if so, who are those people and what crimes have they committed. It will look at the idea of prison as a deterrent versus prison as a warehouse for containing ‘undesirables’. We will discuss the impact and ask in what way does prison affect prisoners, their families and their communities as well as examining the usefulness of rehabilitation. Lastly, we will explore the idea that if prison is designed to deter, why is the re-offending rate so high?

W234

ENGLAND IN THE 17TH CENTURY                                                                              ANTHONY BODEN

When was England a republic? Who started the Civil War? Where does our system of government come from? What happened to the House of Stuart? Find the answers to these questions – and more besides – as we explore one of the most eventful centuries in English history. Witness the fall of kings, the triumph of law and the beginnings of the Modern Age.

W235

CIRCLE DANCING                                                                            PETER SANDS & ANGELA TAMAYO

Circle dancing draws its roots from European folk dance traditions such as Balkan, Greek, Rom and Israeli dance. The music is incredibly varied, from traditional Gypsy to modern folk and classical. Circle dancing is exercise for the body and the soul, and the circle is open and welcoming. Angela will teach mainly traditional Balkan, and Peter mainly contemporary circle dances.

W236

LEARN TO PLAY CHESS                                                                                                   SELF DIRECTED

The aim of this course is to introduce the game to new players and improve the playing strengths of longer term players.

  TERM 2 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 4: 1.15-2.15
W241

LINE DANCING – BEGINNERS                                                                                        BEV CHANDLER

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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