Current Term

Course Details Term 3 2019

TERM 3 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 1: 9.30-10.25

 

M311

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.

M312

BRITAIN ON FILM: THE ‘50S AND ‘60S                                                                                          PAUL BYWATER

A selection of short films made by government and commercial producers showing aspects of life and leisure in Britain during the late 1950s and into the “swinging sixties”.                                   

M313

ASPECTS OF GEOLOGY                                                                                                                           ALBERT GOEDE

Humans have a long history with rocks and stones, weathering and transport of rock materials, age determination, paleomagnetism, continental drift, plate tectonics, meteorite impacts, history of fossils and dinosaur evolution.

M314

PAINTING                                                                                                        FACILITATOR: CAROL GALE  

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

M315

BEGINNERS GERMAN                                                                                                                             KARIN WIDER

 

TERM 3 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 2: 10.50-11.50

M321

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.

M322

AFRICAN LEADERS – GOOD AND BAD (1st 5 weeks)                                                                        MIEM TAYLOR

Trying to demonstrate how high achieving individuals also have their weaknesses.

M323

 

NOVEL STUDY (2nd 5 weeks from 21 October)
                                                                                                        STEVE TOLBERT

The novel to be studied is American Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety”. This is a Penguin Modern Classic and acclaimed by the ABC’s Book Club. Two couples meet and an inseparable friendship is born. Over 4 decades the couples must deal with setbacks and trauma. The gold is in the characters and insights. The State Library has copies, or order online from Book Depository ($17) or from Hobart Book Shop or Fuller’s..

M324

 

ALONG THE MIDLAND HIGHWAY                                                                                                          WAYNE SMITH

Progressing from Powranna through Nile, Symmons Plains to Evandale and Perth. All the early landowners 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.

M325

PAINTING                                                                                                                                                             CAROL GALE

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

M326

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!

M327

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS                                                                                                                CAROL ROSSENDELL

This is a basic course which continues from the course presented in Term 2. Learn some more words, useful phrases and topics, and areas which will be of interest. There will be some easy conversation, readings from books and more.

TERM 3 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 3: 12.00-1.00

M331

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.

M332

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.

M332

 

16/9/19

The Golden Age of Radio 1

($2 levy to cover this and 30/9 offsite presentation)

Phil Tyson
23/9/19 Retail Past, Present and Future Louise Grimmer
30/9/19 The Golden Age of Radio 1 Phil Tyson
7/10/19 Demographic Changes in Urban Hobart Robert Cotgrove
14/10/19 Interfaith Terry Sussmilch
21/10/19 History of the Lake Margaret Power Station Philip Mathers
28/10/19 The Hobart Jewish Congregation David Clark
4/11/19 History of Mining West Coast of Tasmania Graham Robottom
11/11/19 Report on Age Friendly Project Peta Cook
18/11/19 An Entertainer’s Perspective John Xintavilonis
M333

UPDATES ON ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY SCIENCE                                     PETER TAYLOR

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?”

M334

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.

 

M335

GERMAN CONVERSATION                                                                                    SELF DIRECTED

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

 

TERM 3 PROGRAM: MONDAY SESSION 4: 1.15-2.15

M341

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!

TERM 3 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 1: 9.30-10.25

W311

SPANISH                                                                                                                                                         SELF DIRECTED

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

W312

MORE INTERESTING AUSTRALIANS                                                                  PATRICIA CORBY

People are so interesting; I love meeting and learning about them. This term we have 10 new people to get to know – and all with a medical theme somewhere entwined. There will be nurses and doctors, local and from that big island above TAS. We will also have 2 guests coming to tell us their stories. I Have had fun preparing, I hope you will enjoy!

W313

CATASTROPHES AND DISASTERS                                                                CAROL ROSSENDELL

We are used, particularly in Australia, to natural disasters – how they happened and what happened afterwards. This course is going to pursue disasters and catastrophes which are man-made or technologically based, and will look at the causes, the consequences and the aftermath. They come from transport, mining, power generation, construction, medicine amongst other areas.

W314

DRAWING                                                                                                              SELF DIRECTED

 

W315

MAH JONG                                                                                                             JAN CHIPMAN

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

TERM 3 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 2: 10.50-11.50

W321

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.

W322

ONCE UPON A TIME (1st 5 weeks)                                                                    MICKEY BENEFIEL

Once Upon A Time will feature the illustrations that flourished during the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. The artists’ histories, the origins of the stories and their authors will be covered, along with some of the tales themselves. Members of the class may be asked to participate on a voluntary basis.

W323

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.

W324

FLORAL ART                                                                                                          JANINE AITKEN

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!!

W325

TAI CHI                                                                                                                   SELF-DIRECTED

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

W326 MAH JONG – CONTINUATION FROM SESSION 1

TERM 3 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 3: 12.00-1.00

W331

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.

W332

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL                                                                   MARY BOLTON & SUE PAMPLIN

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

18/9/19 TBA
25/9/19 TBA
2/10/19 TBA
9/10/19 TBA
16/10/19 TBA
23/10/19 TBA
30/10/19 TBA
6/11/19 TBA
13/11/19 TBA
20/11/19 TBA
W333

DANGEROUS IDEAS                                                                                      CAROL ROSSENDELL

This is a discussion group which will look at challenging, controversial and unusual ideas – draw them out, chew them over and retire exhausted from the effort. We will start with the topic Economic Growth is Destroying the World. From there, the group will decide what ideas should be considered over the remainder of the term.

W334

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS 2                                                                   ANTHONY BODEN

Who was known as the heretic pharaoh?  What are the origins of the Minotaur myth?  Did Alfred the Great really burn those cakes?  Find the answers to these questions – and more besides – as we delve, once again, into the realm of the mysterious and the misunderstood.  If you enjoy a good story, or an unsolved conundrum, then this course is definitely for you.

W335

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.

W336

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 3 PROGRAM: WEDNESDAY SESSION 4: 1.15-2.15

W341

LINE DANCING – CONTINUING 3                                                                         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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