HSN_CourseList_1H2019

This is an up-to-date list of
COURSES, TALKS and EVENTS
in U3A Harbourside North Region
for Jan 2019 – Jun 2019

This list is regularly updated. Latest update on 30 April 2019.


CASTLE COVE: WATERMARK RETIREMENT VILLAGE

8b Deepwater Road, off Eastern Valley Way. There is street parking near the village.
Venue coordinator and bookings: Barbara Boston
9417 2967 nboston@bigpond.net.au
Bookings essential for all courses

FRIDAY FILMS AT CASTLE COVE**(24)
#191HC01
Classic movies from the silent to the contemporary era will be presented with some analysis and background pertaining to cast, direction and production issues. A full list of movies to be presented will be available at the first
session. (11 sessions)
Alt Fridays from 1 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Hugh Watson

UNDERSTANDING JAPAN: A CULTURAL HISTORY**(24)
#191HC02
This DVD series brings you a grand portrait of Japan, one that reaches from its ancient roots as an archipelago of warring islands to its current status as a geopolitical giant. The journey is vibrantly illustrated with stunning images from the Smithsonian’s vast collection of Japanese artwork
and archival material. (8 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 5 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Introduced by Barbara Boston

A TASTE OF OPERA
#191HC03
Each session will contain an outline of the composer’s life and career, the story of the opera and scenes from a filmed version of the opera that will link the work in a meaningful way. It may also contain amusing and irreverent anecdotes about the work and various productions. (4 sessions)
1. Beethoven: Fidelio
2. Humperdink: Hansel and Gretel
3. Handel: Julius Caesar
4. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Each Tuesday from 2 April 10:00 – 12:30
Leaders: Nora Hinchin and John Flint

THE GREAT SIEGE OF MALTA
#191HC04
Many know of Malta, long besieged in WW2, but how many know of the great siege in the 16th century? What was it, who was involved and why was it so important?
Tuesday 30 April 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Paul Wait

IRAN PAST AND PRESENT
#191HC05
This illustrated talk explores the recent as well as ancient history of Iran. Cindy’s first novel is based on her research, conducted in Iran, into the Islamic revolution of 1979.
Tuesday 7 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Cindy Broadbent

THE BRONTES OF HAWORTH
#191HC06
The bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte marked the beginning of celebrations for this remarkable family. We look at the lives of the Bronte family with particular reference to Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. Participants are encouraged to read the novel or watch a DVD before the course begins.
Tuesdays 14 and 21 May 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Cindy Broadbent

THE GENIUS OF GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
#191HC07
In the poetry of this little known Jesuit Priest, who remained unpublished for decades after his death, we examine what has made him one of the greats of English poetry.
Tuesday 28 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Terry Farrell

NAPOLEON AND THE AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION
#191HC08
A talk on Napoleon’s meteoric rises and falls in his career, with emphasis on the final years and their importance to Australia.
Tuesday 4 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Geoff Davidson

AUSTRALIA: THE GREAT SOUTHLAND(Just Where Is It?)
#191HC09
This talk covers the search from earliest times until settlement and establishment of the colonies.
Tuesday 11 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Geoff Davidson

THE CONVICT SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA
#191HC10
We examine the background and system operating from 1788 until 1868, which accounted for the transportation of 160,000 men, women and children.
Tuesday 18 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Geoff Davidson

WEIRD AND NOT SO WONDERFUL HISTORIES
#191HC11
An irreverent look at some of history’s events – a morning of chuckles at the lighter side of history.
Tuesday 25 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Harvey Broadbent


CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE

7 Victor Street. Three-hour free parking at Westfield car park opposite. Wheelchair accessible.
Venue coordinators: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo. com (preferred) 0423 947 411 and Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 0407 995 578
Bookings for all sessions are essential.

FRENCH FOR NEAR-BEGINNERS
#191HD01
Can you remember a little high school French? If so, this course is for you. We will study basic phrases through topics such as likes and dislikes, hotel bookings and asking the way.
This course focuses on conversation. (8 sessions)
Mondays from 4 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Bridget Miall bridgetmiall@gmail.com 9411 7882

LEARN THE RECORDER
#191HD02
Have fun learning to play descant, treble or tenor recorders beautifully. A small knowledge of music and recorder playing is required. You will need a recorder, music stand and will have to buy the set Tutor (Enjoy the Recorder by Brian Bonsor).
(11 sessions)
Alt Wednesdays from 6 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 8416 3266

THE REFORMATION
#191HD03
The time of the Reformation was a tumultuous era that included the schism of Western Christianity and one of the longest and bloodiest wars in European history. The religious thought and history surrounding this time will be examined. (4 sessions)
Alt Wednesdays from 6 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Gail Ball
Bookings: Ronda Broadbridge rbroadbr@tpg.com.au (preferred) 9417 1943

DISCUSSION GROUP**(15)
#191HD04
We are a small and friendly group who discuss both local and overseas events. We value all opinions and do not take ourselves too seriously. (11 sessions)
Alt Thursdays from 7 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: John Yates johnyates80@hotmail.com (preferred) 0437 394 225

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD
#191HD05
Focussing especially on the lives and works of Handel and JS Bach. (10 sessions)
Alt Thursdays from 7 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: John Hughes
Bookings: Jan Yeoman janyeoman@bigpond.com (preferred) 9411 3457

ADVANCED RECORDER
#191HD06
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sightreading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically. (10 sessions)
Alt Mondays from 11 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 8416 3266

BANNED!! A HISTORY OF CENSORSHIP
#191HD07
Should everyone be allowed to communicate publically whatever they choose or should there be restrictions? Who should make these decisions? We will look at speech, writing and social media and the restrictions that have, or have not, been placed on them throughout recorded history. (6 sessions)
Alt Tuesdays from 12 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Joan Giumelli jguimelli@ozemail.com.au 9981 7509

DISCUSSION GROUP
#191HD08
Would you like to hear some interesting opinions? Do you want to air some of your own? This is a varied group who consider some of the issues of life and living that contribute to our modern existence. (12 sessions)
Alt Thursdays from 14 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Margaret Thomason 9488 8960

WONDERING ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS
#191HD09
Perhaps being conscious is not an object of knowledge. Our own consciousness is what we ‘live through’. For another’s consciousness, we must wonder what they think, feel, and sense. We shall consider methods of approach to being conscious that we find in 20th Century philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Michele Le Doeuff and Ludwig Wittgenstein.(4 sessions)
Alt Fridays from 15 Feb 1:00-3:00
Leader: Max Deutscher
Bookings: Kathy Vern-Barnett kvernb@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 0414 694 925

HOW MUCH IMPRISONMENT IS NECESSARY?
#191HD10
Imprisonment appears to be a natural consequence of serious offending but has its own human and financial costs. We discuss these propositions and consider ways of doing things differently.
Tuesday 19 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Denise Weelands
Bookings: Ronda Broadbridge rbroadb@tpg.com.au (preferred) 9417 1943

BEATING THE BLUES
#191HD11
We can all benefit from simple strategies to improve our psychological wellbeing. Keeping a positive frame of mind makes us happier and healthier.
Tuesday 26 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Christine Lopacinski
Bookings: Joy Martin joy martin@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 9888 6465

PREVENTING FALLS
#191HD12
Falls- the consequences can be serious, from broken bones to loss of independence and mobility, even the ability to stay in your own home. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of falling.
Tuesday 5 March 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Christine Lopacinski
Bookings: Joy Martin joymartin@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 9888 6465

GERMAN FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS
#191HD13
This course is for those who have completed at least one elementary German course. The course aims at developing confidence in speaking and reading German and considers
German-speaking countries. (12 sessions)
Each Thursday from 7 March 1:00 – 3:00
Leader and bookings: Bettina Boss 0466 979 460

MYSTERIOUS BUNYIPS AND THYLACINES IN AUSTRALIA
#191HD14
People may argue about the shape and size of a Bunyip. There are pictures of the thylacine, better known as the ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ in Australian Museums. Graham will present both these mysterious Australian creatures.
Friday 15 March 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Simms
Bookings: Janet Bayley janet_b27@hotmail.com (preferred) 0414 139 947

STAMP COLLECTING
#191HD15
So much more than little pieces of paper. Welcome to the wonderful world of art, geography, history and the simple joy of creating order from chaos. Resume a childhood hobby or seek a lifelong escape.
Friday 22 March 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: John Pearson
Bookings: Gaye Griffiths gaye.griffiths@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 4037

THE WORLD OF MASK …CANCELLED
#191HD16
Learn about the significance of Noh masks in Japanese Noh theatre and the performing arts. Hear how Noh masks compare with the masks used in the Commedia dell’Arte.
Friday 5 April 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: Moe Rosa Hashimoto and Rocco Sorrenti
Bookings: Annemarie Moore mooreannemarie1948@gmail.com (preferred) 0421 716 232

SIR HENRY PARKES – MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER
#191HD17
How the events of Henry Parkes’ early life influenced his drive for social reform and his early promotion of a Federation. Ian will bring some of his personal items for display.
Tuesday 9 April 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Thom
Bookings: Barbara Ellis bellis58@bigpond.com (preferred) 9416 3071

THE CHANGING LIVES OF WOMEN IN THE 20th CENTURY AND HOW WRITERS ADDRESS THESE CHANGES **(15)
#191HD18
The topic will be addressed by considering the following books: (4 sessions)
-One Life: My Mother’s Story – Kate Grenville
-Nora Webster – Colm Toibin
-The Children Act – Ian McEwan
-Mothering Sunday – Graham Swift
Fridays from 3 May 1:30 – 3:30
Leader: Margaret Little
Bookings: Margaret Parker athena650@yahoo.com.au (preferred) 9411 5529

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER: WALKING THE CAMINO
#191HD19
What is the Camino, where is it, why and how do you walk it? Hear about how we shared this amazing experience with wonderful people from all over the world.
Tuesday 7 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: Rosemarie Einstein and Jane Barnes
Bookings: Marilyn Hunnisett mhunnisett@bigpond.com (preferred) 9925 0469

AN INTRODUCTION TO SENSORY SCIENCE
#191HD20
How science and industry use the senses of smell, taste, sight and hearing to discover new information and develop new or better foods and beverages.
Tuesday 14 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Greg Organ
Bookings: Marilyn Hunnisett mhunnisett@bigpond.com (preferred) 9925 0469

EXPLORING THE SCIENCE OF BEER
#191HD21
Join us to explore the science of beer. The brewing process, the role of each of the senses in beer appreciation and practical hints on how to enjoy your beer will be discussed.
Tuesday 21 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Greg Organ
Bookings: Marilyn Hunnisett mhunnisett@bigpond.com (preferred) 9925 0469


GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT

6 Ulonga Avenue, Greenwich (off Innes Road, which is off Pacific Highway opposite the old ABC site). Program coordinator: Lesley Duffill 9969 9546 leslieduffill@gmail.com
Venue coordinator: Andrew Caro 9433 8056
Bookings are essential.

THE HISTORY OF WW2
#191HW01
Continuing on from the November 2018 course this presents an outline of several conflicts of WW2, which together generated the most destructive war of the 20th century and played a major role in shaping the world today. (3 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 15 Jan 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Colin Smith
Bookings: Lesley Duffill leslieduffill@gmail.com 9969 9546

THE SAVOY OPERAS
#191HW02
A tribute to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and to the works that they jointly created.
Tuesday 5 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Graham Ball
Bookings: Kate Caro 9433 8056

CINEMA
#191HW03
Join us for coffee and cakes and interesting pre-film discussions about the planning and shooting of major films; learn the history of some of our great actors and actresses; and enjoy the film.
Alt Fridays from 8 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Hugh Watson 9519 5082
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch 9433 8048

STRUGGLE FOR UNITY: A STORY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA
#191HW04
Sir Arthur Rutledge QC MP struggled to bring Queensland into the Commonwealth of Australia. The success of his efforts made Australia what it is today: one country on a continent with no international borders.
Tuesday 12 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Graham Wilcox
Bookings: Mary Morrison 9433 8004

THE RIVALRY BETWEEN WEST AND EAST
#191HW05
Is the dominance of the West over the East coming to an end? We explore briefly the long history of the cultural, economic, political, social and military developments of the world’s two
core regimes. (4 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 19 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Peter Nixon
Bookings: Ena Hall 9433 8076

THREE GREAT WOMEN OF THE 19TH CENTURY
#191HW06
-Queen Victoria of England
-Florence Nightingale, the ‘lady with the lamp’
-Eliza Arbuckle, pioneer of North Sydney
Two famous and admired women, trivialised in history by sentimentality; another almost totally unknown. Victoria, at 18, created astonishment and admiration. Nightingale transformed much more than nursing and hospitals. Eliza toiled in obscurity and transformed society on the NorthShore . (3 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 19 March 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Kate Caro 9433 8056

THE WORKS OF FAMOUS ARTISTS IN THE CONTEXT OF HISTORICAL EVENTS
#191HW07
We will consider historical and non-historical works to get insights into significant transformative periods. The artists we will look at include Breughel, Holbein, Manet and Monet plus Australian artists, Condor Roberts and Dobell. (3 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 9 April 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Terry Farrell
Bookings: Christine Blanks frblanks@bigpond.com (preferred) 9436 3451

CLINICAL FORENSIC SCIENCE
#191HW08
Tony is a retired police forensic science officer. He will describe the practice of forensic medicine.
Tuesdays 30 April and 7 May 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Dr Tony Moynham
Bookings: Lesley Duffill leslieduffill@gmail.com (preferred) 9969 9546

HISTORY AND PRESENT USE OF ALCOHOL, ‘ICE’, ECSTASY AND COCAINE
#191HW09
These are among substances causing problems in society today. Why are they used? How do they affect the body and the mind? These questions for both legal and illicit drugs will be considered.
Tuesdays 14 and 21 May 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Dr Rosemarie Einstein
Bookings: Rosalind Lund-Conlon 9807 9956

PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
#191HW10
We look closely at the lives of personalities who had a significant influence on the social and economic development of humanity. (5 sessions)
28 May: Eva Peron: Charismatic Argentinian leader
4 June: Catherine the Great: Consolidated Russia as a European Power
18 June: Gertrude Bell: Nobel prize winner, a founder of molecular biology
25 June: Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Allah’: founder of Islam, a world religion
2 July: Phineas Taylor Barnum: American showman, politician, and businessman who is remembered for celebrated hoaxes and founding of The Barnum and Bailey circus.
Each Tuesday from 28 May 10:00 – 12:00 (except 11 June)
Leader: Barry Hanlon
Bookings: Helen Kershaw helenjkershaw@gmail.com 0400 130 486

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH AND DISEASE
#191HW11
Increasing temperatures, rising seas and natural disasters are a feature of climate change. In this talk we will examine how these impact on the overall health of our community.
Tuesday 11 June 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Penny Bishop
Bookings: Helen Kershaw helenjkershaw@gmail.com 0400 130 486


HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL

14 Church Street, Hunters Hill.
Ample car parking in nearby streets.
Venue coordinator and bookings: Judy Harris
0447 194 510 JudyHarris2@bigpond.com
Bookings preferable for all courses at this venue unless otherwise noted below. Facebook: U3AHunters Hill

SUNFLOWERS
#191HU01
Janet Merkur recounts the story of her mother, Sergeant Regina Morgenstern of RAF (Enigma) and her wartime service as a signals operator in the secret world of codes and ciphers based at Bletchley Park UK.
Monday 21 Jan 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Janet Merkur

ESTONIA
#191HU02
What could be interesting about such a small nation as Estonia, smaller than Tasmania? Its amazing history and culture. Learn about the survival and resilience of such a small nation and its people, including my parents.
Monday 4 Feb 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Anne Richardson

STEM CELL SCIENCE: NOW AND THE FUTURE
#191HU03
Stem cell science is an extremely topical and fast moving field of research with new breakthroughs every day. We cover current and future clinical trials in Australia.
Monday 11 Feb 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Tamara Treleaven

RUSSIAN MUSIC AND HISTORY
#191HU04
Russian music within a restless, turbulent history. We meet familiar composers – Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Stravinsky – and explore significant moments from the Romanovs to the 1917 Revolution and the vicissitudes of the Russian people under Tsarist rule.
Tuesdays 18 and 25 Feb 10.30 – 12.30
Speakers: John Flint & Nora Hinchen

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS **(15)
#191HU05
Ever wanted to draw? Develop a unique drawing style through studying the elements and principles of design. Learn the basic skills of relaxed ‘seeing and recording’ while examining various drawing techniques. (6 sessions)
Each Friday from 22 Feb 10.30 – 12.30
Leader and bookings: Kate McClelland mclellands@ozemail.com.au 0413 388 959

A HISTORY OF JAZZ
#191HU06
An opportunity to re-experience works, players and composers who have shaped the genre. For first-timers this is a chance to discover some of the most influential music in jazz history.
Monday 4 March 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Graham Ball

UNDERSTANDING OSTEOPOROSIS
#191HU07
Osteoporosis is a silent condition that does not rear its ugly head until it’s too late. Get diagnosed early and try to avoid the consequences for as long as possible.
Monday 11 March 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Winsome Baker

PAIN MANAGEMENT
#191HU08
The history of pain treatment and the latest and greatest in managing musculo-skeletal pain since 2011.
Monday 18 March 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Winsome Baker

NORTH KOREA
#191HU09
The real progress made with nuclear technologies is a matter of concern to other Asian countries and for the world. Let’s look at the range of options for a peaceful solution to the complex problems of the Korean peninsula.
Monday 25 March 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: John Yeats

MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)
#191HU10
This talk summarises symptoms, assessment and modern treatment of age-related macular degeneration. AMD research and future treatment are also discussed and questions welcomed.
Monday 1 April 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Alex B L Hunyor

NSW PUBLIC TRUSTEE
#191HU11
The importance of planning ahead for future legal, health and financial decisions. A Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship are important documents that we, or our family, may need.
Monday 8 April 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Sharon Bullen

REDISCOVER CAROLINE CHISHOLM
#191HU12
She once embellished our $5 note, and is now almost forgotten. Biographer Sarah Goldman reveals a surprisingly modern woman who believed in a fair go for all.
Monday 15 April 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Sarah Goldman

GALLIPOLI AND ANZAC DAY
#191HU13
Our speaker will try to unravel the facts from the legends of the Dardanelles campaign. Share some insights and astonishing stories of diggers involved – and the Australian legacy.
Monday 22 April 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Peter Allen

MARITIME MUSEUM – KRAIT AND OPERATION JAYWICK
#191HU14
This Japanese fishing boat is best remembered for its raids on the Japanese in Singapore harbour in 1943 by a group of allied commandos who demonstrated extraordinary bravery, resilience and ingenuity.
Monday 29 April 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Merv Rosen

NICHOLSON MUSEUM – ARCHAEOLOGY OF NEA PAPHOS
#191HU15
Sydney University archaeologists have been working at the site of Nea Paphos since 1995. This talk will explore the history of archaeology of Cyprus, the role of theatre in ancient life, and evidence that the dig is revealing Roman urban infrastructure.
Monday 6 May 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Dr Craig Barker

HOT AIR
#191HU16
The composition of Earth’s atmosphere and how it has evolved over the eons; pollution; greenhouse gases; and composition of the atmosphere on other planets.
Monday 13 May 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Joan Scott

WEIRD AND NOT SO WONDERFUL HISTORIES
#191HU17
Our speaker turns his attention to the lighter sides of history events: chuckle at the bizarre, the eccentric and ridiculous and just plain hilarious histories of the world.
Monday 20 May 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Harvey Broadbent AM

SPACE: THE NEXT FRONTIER
#191HU18
Challenges and preparation needed in facing future space travel.
Monday 27 May 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Joan Scott

HISTORY OF MORAL THOUGHT
#191HU19
Traces the way society through the ages, from Homer to Sartre, has considered the question: what is right and what is wrong? We explore the many ways writers have grappled with the concept of right and wrong. We listen to Confucius, Buddha, Homer, Aristotle, Luther, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre and many more. (4 sessions)
Each Monday from 3 June 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Peter Nixon

FROMELLES AND GENERAL SIR JOHN MONASH
#191HU20
19-20 July 1916 saw the worst 24 hours in Australian history and led to the amazing identification of almost 200 lost diggers a century later. Comparison with the 1st AIF victories in 1918 under Monash’s leadership could not be more stark.
Monday 1 July 10.30 – 12.30
Speaker: Peter Allen


LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE

180 Longueville Road.
Venue coordinator: Robert Lynn 9433 8066
Bookings through the persons listed below

DISCUSSION GROUP
#191HL01
Topical issues and ideas discussed in a friendly and lively atmosphere. Join us to continue learning and communicating with an active group.
Alt Mondays from 14 Jan 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Barbara Meth 9438 5014

AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN RELATIONS FROM 1788 TO 2019

#191HL03
‘Everything Australia wishes to accomplish as a nation depends upon its capacity to understand the outside world and respond effectively to it.’ Alan Gyngell (11 sessions)
-7 Feb External influences to 1788 eg El Nino, Cook and Scurvy
-21 Feb Britain and NSW to 1848: Tyranny of Distance
-7 March Creation of State Parliaments, British Law
-21 March Reactions to external threats: China and Russia
-4 April The ‘Yellow Peril’: Japan and the development of an imperial defence policy
-18 April Australian nationalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries
-2 May The impact of World War 1
-16 May Inter-war foreign relations: trade and the imperial connection
-30 May Change of topic – “The Islamic Golden Age” – presenter Tony McCurdy
-13 June Post-war foreign policy towards the USA and Asia. Migration and the White Australia policy.
-27 June Foreign policy to the present: China, the USA and the Middle East.
Alt Thursdays from 7 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Leader: Frank Wilson 8021 7059
Bookings: Ann Drysdale 9427 8435

DISCUSSION GROUP
#191HL03
Join this happy group to air your views and discuss a variety of interesting topics selected by group members.
Alt Thursdays from 7 Feb 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Beatrice Blanks 8068 9393
Bookings: Val Kaley 9427 0786

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP**(12)
#191HL04
A group centred on literary fiction. Our book for the first session is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. Group limited to 12 to ensure everyone has a chance to speak.
Every Fourth Monday from 7 Jan 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Janice Gentle 9439 3801


THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE

6 Hale Road, Mosman (off Military Road).
Wheelchair accessible
Venue coordinator: Lesley Duffill 9969 9546

 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
#191HV01
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and nonfiction. New members welcomed.
Alt Tuesdays from 5 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Mary Billing
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford Smith 9953 6993

TOPICAL ISSUES
#191HV02
Our friendly group discusses two topics each meeting. Come and discuss current affairs and debate social issues. New members are always welcome.
Alt Wednesdays from 6 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Joan Castle
Bookings: Rose Hochmann 9440 3349
Please call Margaret Kropman at  9953 9968 or 0434 839 172  if you wish to join this flourishing group.

CONTINUE YOUR MEMOIR
#191HV03
This is a self-help course that will interest members who have been to a memoir or family story-writing class and are well into their project. Group feedback and activities form the basis of the course to encourage members to keep writing.
Alt Tuesdays from 12 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Pamela Tilbrook 0413 377 212 pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com


McMAHONS POINT COMMUNITY CENTRE

165 Blues Point Road. 300 metres from North Sydney Station. No on-site parking and parking over 2 hours is impossible within 1 km.
Venue coordinator: Lesley Duffill
9969 9546 leslie.duffill@bigpond.com

 

WRITING POETRY**(12)
#191HE01
This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and
receive friendly, positive feedback. (10 sessions)
Alt Tuesdays from 5 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Geoff Lucas 9416 7717

BOOK CLUB**(14)
#191HE02
The club reads 10 novels per semester (both classics and modern) chosen by the members who all enjoy a lively discussion on the books read. New members welcomed. (10 sessions)
Alt Fridays from 8 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585


McMAHONS POINT COMPUTER EDUCATION UNIT

McMahons Point Community Centre, 165 Blues Point Road, 300 metres from North Sydney Station. No on-site parking and parking over 2 hours is impossible within 1 km.
Venue Coordinator: Fay Smith computeru3a@gmail.com

Bookings are essential for all courses at this venue.
APPLICATIONS – please apply via email: computeru3a@ gmail.com providing following information:
Name:
U3A number:
Phone contact:
Course number:

If you cancel a course please let me know ASAP so a reserve can take your place.

WINDOWS FILES **(6)
#191HM01
Manage icons, move between windows, resize and move windows, find menus, use the Task Bar, change your home page. Suits Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Monday 4 March 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

WINDOWS FILES **(6)
#191HM02
Manage icons, move between windows, resize and move windows, find menus, use the Task Bar, change your home page. Suits Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Wednesday 6 March 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

WINDOWS CONTROLS **(6)
#191HM03
Find, save, move and rename files and folders on your hard drive or memory sticks. Learn more about storage, retrieval, file types and folders. Suits Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Monday 11 March 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

iPAD/iPHONE**(8)
#191HM04
Get to know your iPad/iPhone in the company of others under the guidance of our tutor. Please bring your device fully charged.
Wednesday 13 March 9:30 – 12:00
Speaker: Fay Smith

MANAGING PHOTOS**(6)
#191HM05
From a camera or android phone, save photos on your computer then organise, perform simple edits, email. You will already be skilled at creating folders and moving files between folders. Suits Windows 7, 8, 10.
Monday 18 March 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

FACEBOOK**(8)
#191HM06
Learn the basics of using Facebook, uploading photos, joining groups etc.. This course will be taught using your iPad or similar tablet.
Wednesday 20 March 9:30 – 12:00
Speaker: Fay Smith

TEXT FORMATTING**(6)
#191HM07
Make your emails more interesting: learn how to use different fonts, indent text, number paragraphs and insert clip art. Suits Windows 7, 8, 10.
Monday 25 March 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

i-TRAVEL**(10)
#191HM08
Seminar format: learn the basics of travelling with technology, avoiding pitfalls and using your devices correctly; discussions with other members of the group.
Wednesday 27 March 9:30 – 12:00
Speaker: Fay Smith

ONLINE RETAIL**(6)
#191HM09
Explore buying and selling on Gumtree, eBay, major online outlets and smaller vendors. Tips on security, privacy and payment. Suitable for Windows 7, 8, 10.
Monday 1 April 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

MANAGING PHOTOS**(6)
#191HM10
From a camera or android phone, save photos on your computer then organise, perform simple edits, email. You will already be skilled at creating folders and moving files between folders. Suits Windows 7, 8, 10.
Wednesday 3 April 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman


MOSMAN ART GALLERY

Corner of Myahgah Road and Art Gallery Way (opposite Alan Border Oval). 3-hour parking lower level of Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Spit Junction.
Wheelchair accessible
Venue coordinator: Eve Klein cyeve@tpg.com.au
9969 7994 (enquiries only)
No bookings required

MORNING TEA WELCOME
#191HAO1
An introduction to the University of the Third Age for members and friends and new and potential members. See and hear what U3A has in store for you in 2019.
Monday 4 February 10:30 – 12:30

THE UNLIKELY DEMOCRACY
#191HAO2
An overview of the history of Australian democratic growth, particularly in the 19th century, as well as a look at the current state.
Monday 11 February 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Spindler

FEDERATION AND THE CONSTITUTION
#191HAO3
The process of Australian federation, an overview of our constitution and a review of current issues, including eligibility/ citizenship issues.
Monday 18 February 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Spindler

VOTING AND ELECTIONS
#191HAO4
Looks at Australian voting systems and outcomes and those around the world.
Monday 25 February 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Spindler

THE BIG HISTORY PROJECT
#191HAO5
The project was started by David Christian from Macquarie University to enable the global teaching of Big History, which he describes as ‘the attempt to understand, in a unified way, the history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life and Humanity’. This course covers history from the Big Bang through to the present, describing the major thresholds as the Cosmos and Life become more complex. No previous scientific knowledge required. (5 sessions)
Each Monday from 4 March 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Peter Nixon

WHEN AUSTRALIA COLLIDES WITH ASIA
#191HAO6
Recounts the epic journey of three great British naturalists – Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace – and the voyage of continental Australia until it collides with Asia.
Monday 8 April 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Burnet

BRUSHES IN THE BUSH: AUSTRALIAN 19th AND 20th CENTURY LANDSCAPE PAINTING
#191HAO7
Australian early colonial and modern artists have shown a fascination with nature and somewhat alien landscapes. A colourful and highly illustrated lecture, featuring some beautiful paintings.
Monday 15 April 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Harvey Broadbent

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
#191HAO8
The speaker produced and conducted interviews for the ABC and will recount his experiences with prominent Australian artists (John Olsen, Janet Dawson and Imants Tillers, among others), with selected excerpts and images.
Monday 29 April 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Harvey Broadbent

MADAGASCAR HISTORY AND WILDLIFE
#191HAO9
Because of its isolation from other landmasses, Madagascar is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. This presentation covers both the amazing wildlife on the island and its mixed history.
Monday 6 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Szalay

VAN GOGH: HIS LIFE IN PICTURES
#191HAO10
Van Gogh became one of the most successful painters but did not receive recognition in his lifetime. This presentation provides a depiction of his volatile life and his most beautiful paintings.
Monday 13 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Reinhard Ronnebeck

THE STORY OF COCKATOO ISLAND
#191HAO11
1. Early history
Seventy years as a prison, first for convicts then a female reformatory and finally a prison for petty criminals.
Monday 20 May 10:30 – 12:30
2. In the defence of Australia
Cockatoo Island served as a base to build 33 ships for the RAN, as well as to refit Oberon class submarines.
Monday 27 May 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Don Napper

A WALK AND TALK THROUGH THE MOSMAN ART GALLERY
#191HAO12
Monday 3 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: The Mosman Art Gallery Guides

THE ROYAL REHAB CENTRE AT RYDE
#191HAO13
An account of the early beginnings and continuing role of the Centre in caring for people with disabilities, and the benefits from the generosity of volunteers and philanthropists.
Monday 17 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Winsome Baker

STORIES FROM THE MARITIME MUSEUM
#191HAO14
By popular request, we are offered another two stories researched so effectively and depicted so vividly by our speaker.
Monday 24 June 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Noel Phelan


MOSMAN ART GALLERY: THE MELODY ROOM

Corner of Myahgah Road and Art Gallery Way (opposite Alan Border Oval). Three-hour parking lower level of Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Spit Junction.
Wheelchair accessible
Venue coordinator: Annika Tults
9882 3669 aktults@yahoo.com.au
Bookings with the listed persons below are essential

STEPHEN HAWKING: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY
#191HR01
The world has lost possibly the most inspiring scientist ever. He led a controversial private life. He illuminated the origins of the universe and shone at communicating this to the world.
Thursday 7 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Ian Bryce
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

HISTORY OF EARLY MUSIC: ROMANTIC AND BEFORE
#191HR02
The development of western classical music in Europe from the Dark Ages until the end of the 19th century.
Thursday 14 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Graham Ball
Bookings: Margaret Lanigan mlan4298@bigpond.net.au (preferred) 9960 3603

MUSIC WITH HUMOUR
#191HR03
Join us for a wonderful combination of humour and music to delight the senses, designed to send you away with a smile on your face and at peace with the world.
Thursday 21 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: John Yates
Bookings: Margaret Lanigan mlan4298@bigpond.net.au (preferred) 9960 3603

HISTORY’S GREATEST VOYAGES OF EXPLORATION
#191HR04
A historical view of humanity’s greatest voyages of exploration and the nature and motivation of the people who carried them out.
Thursday 28 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Tony McCurdy
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

INSIDE PINE GAP … CANCELLED
#191HR05
The true story of a National Security agent. Controversial since being established by treaty with the USA in 1966, learn its history from an insider who served 18 years in operations.
Thursday 7 March 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: David Rosenberg
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

THE ETHICS OF GOVERNMENT EAVESDROPPING
#191HR06
David discusses the ethical considerations of government eavesdropping; how legal and ethical eavesdropping is done at Pine Gap; and the oversight needed to ensure eavesdropping compliance.
Thursday 14 March 1:30 – 3.30
Speaker: David Rosenberg
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

STEM CELLS: NOW AND THE FUTURE
#191HR07
Stem cell science is an extremely topical and fast-moving field of research, with new breakthroughs being reported almost daily. We cover current and future clinical trials using stem cells in Australia.
Thursday 21 March 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Tamara Treleaven
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

HELP IS AT HAND
#191HR08
This is the theme running through a collection of stories by Cheryl, which tell about many funny incidents that arise from the 100,000 travellers that pass through Sydney airport each day.
Thursday 28 March 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Cheryl Cartwright
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

CHANGED TOPIC – George Bernard Shaw, the Critic
#191HR09
Paul Barclay will talk about Shaw’s career as a dramatist, novelist and journalist winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. He was a critic of society, politics, religion, and morality. He wrote ‘Pygmalion’ which led to ‘My Fair Lady’.
Thursday 4 April 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Paul Barclay
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

WHAT I’VE LEARNT ABOUT ECOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND POLITICS FROM BIRDWATCHING
#191HR10
Different habitats – different birds using travel. The speaker’s hobby for almost 50 years has led to an understanding not only of ecology but also, surprisingly, anthropology and politics.
Thursday 11 April 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Joy Pegler
Bookings: Margaret Lanigan mlan4298@bigpond.net.au (preferred) 9960 3603

THE ITALIAN VENETO
#191HR11
The towns, country villas and culture of the region, which extends from the Venetian lagoon to the foothills of the Alps.
Thursday 18 April 1:30 – 3:30
Speakers Nora Hinchen and John Flint
Bookings: Margaret Lanigan mlan4298@bigpond.net.au (preferred) 9960 3603

JEAN-FRANCOIS DE GALAUP COMPTE DE LAPEROUSE: HIS PLACE IN HISTORY
#191HR12
Our speaker discusses the 18th century nobleman, naval officer and navigator; the La Perouse expedition when the ships spent six weeks in Botany Bay; ongoing ties between France and Australia; and the La Perouse Museum.
Thursday 2 May 1:30 – 3.30
Speaker: Carole Roussel
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com
9960 1495

NSW FAIR TRADING: SCAM AWARENESS SEMINAR
#191HR13
NSW Fair Trading aims to educate the community about current scams and how to avoid being a victim of scams, highlighting strategies to identify and protect yourself from scammers.
Thursday 9 May 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Representative from NSW Fair Trading
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

THE FERTILE CRESCENT
#191HR14
The Agricultural Revolution radically changed almost every aspect of human life. Why and how it started and what it has led to is a fascinating and sobering story.
Thursday 16 May 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Angela Jones
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

EPIGENETICS
#191HR15
Epigenetics means outside of, or in addition to, genetics. How genes we inherit from our parents and grandparents and the environment they lived in can influence our health.
Thursday 23 May 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Punchi Dassanayke
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

OVERVIEW OF PLASTICS
#191HR16
We look at the history of plastic materials and the early applications through to today, the problems and the gains. We will also look at the processing of plastic into the products we use today.
Thursday 30 May 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: David Malone
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

CAROLINE CHISOLM: AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE
#191HR17
Caroline shaped modern Australia by aiding early settlers in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. A committed radical innovator, whose beliefs resonate in the 20th century.
Thursday 6 June 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Sarah Goldman
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

THE HISTORY OF SOME EARLY PANDEMICS
#191HR18
Unlocking the history of some early epidemics and pandemics that impacted human civilisation, including the bubonic plague, smallpox, cholera, epilepsy and others.
Thursday 13 June 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Ian Thompson
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

WEATHER/CLIMATE AND IMPACT ON THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
#191HR19
Adapting to the weather. Evolution and climate. A synopsis of how members of the animal kingdom adapted to variations in climate and weather across the globe.
Thursday 20 June 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Ian Thompson
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

ART: PAINTING AND SKETCHING**(12)
#191HR20
Learn how to successfully manipulate colours, line and shape with a friendly group. Painting with acrylics, sketching with charcoal or pencil. All interested members are welcome. A small amount of theory will help develop skills to create both classical and abstract art.
Alt Tuesdays from 19 Feb 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Kulliki Poole 9451 3011; 0414 451 636

DEVELOPING YOUR MEMOIR OR FAMILY STORY
#191HR21
Your life is unique. How can you make your memoir or family history more interesting for readers? We use practical exercises to build a story step-by-step for future generations.
Beginners most welcome. (8 sessions)
Alt Tuesdays from 12 March 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 9908 3925


MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE

Next to Mosman Council Chambers off Military Road, Spit Junction. Three-hour parking lower level of Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Spit Junction.
Wheelchair accessible
Venue coordinators: Merv Simmons pammerv@hotmail.com 0409 929 971 and Chris Serrano christine.serrano@gmail.com christine.serrano165@gmail.com 0410 651 304
Bookings for all sessions are essential. If unable to contact the bookings person specified below, please contact Venue Coordinator.

DANCE DELIGHT: MOVEMENT TO MUSIC
#191HS01
Come along and move to a variety of great tunes where the emphasis is on enjoyment and variety, not technique. These sessions will include waltzes and other old-time ballroom dances, Latin American rhythms, rock-n-roll, line dances, free expression and lots more! No partners required. (11 sessions)
Each Friday from 1 Feb to 12 April 2.30-4.30 pm
Leader and bookings: Ros Tinker rostinker@bigpond.com (preferred) 9969 9373

WEIRD AND NOT-SO-WONDERFUL HISTORIES No.2
#191HS02
Historian Harvey Broadbent turns his attention to the lighter side of history. Join him for a morning of chuckles at historical events and figures that feature the bizarre, the eccentric, the ridiculous and the just plain hilarious.
Wednesday 6 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Harvey Broadbent
Bookings: Pamela Simmons pammerv@hotmail.com 0410 609 358 (after 5pm)

‘BEE AMAZED’
#191HS03
Learn why bees are so important to us and how they live. Discover the many different methods of beekeeping and the various products produced by these fascinating creatures.
Wednesday 13 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Judith Sleijpen
Bookings: Pamela Simmons pammerv@hotmail.com 0410 609 358 (after 5pm)

USE AND ABUSE OF DRUGS THAT AFFECT MOOD AND BEHAVIOUR
#191HS04
Alcohol, ‘ice’, ecstasy, cocaine are just some of the substances causing problems in society today. Why are they used and how do they affect the body and mind? These questions and the history and present use and abuse of both legal and illicit drugs will be considered.
Wednesdays 20 and 27 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Dr Rosemarie Einstein
Bookings: Pamela Simmons pammerv@hotmail.com 0410 609 358 (after 5pm)

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER: WALKING THE CAMINO
#191HS05
What is the Camino, where is it, why and how do you walk it? Hear about how we shared this amazing experience with wonderful people from all over the world.
Wednesday 6 March 10:00 – 12:00
Speakers: Rosemarie Einstein and Jane Barnes
Bookings: Pamela Simmons pammerv@hotmail.com 0410 609 358 (after 5pm)

ENCOUNTERS WITH HISTORY THROUGH FAMOUS PAINTINGS
#191HS06
-Religious conflict in post-renaissance Europe (Lepanto, Vincentino).
-Politics and religion in Tudor England (The Ambassadors, Holbein).
-Impacts of the Enlightenment in Britain (Rev. Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, Raeburn).
-Aspects of the American Revolution (Death of Wolfe, West).
-The French Revolution and its consequences (Death of Marat, David).
-Industrial changes in England and France (The Fighting Temeraire, Turner).
-In Australia: The Heidelberg School to Dobell.
Each Wednesday from 13 March 10:00 – 12:00
(3 sessions)
Leader: Terry Farrell
Bookings: Kathy Bradley dkbradley@bigpond.com 0408 284 288 (after 5 pm)

SCIENTISTS WHO SHAPED OUR FUTURE
#191HS07
1. Galileo
2. Isaac Newton
3. Albert Einstein
4. Charles Darwin
Each Wednesday from 3 April 10:00 – 12:00 (4 sessions)
Leader: Srinivas Karksri
Bookings: Phyllis Clout 9969 6846

CHANGED TOPICS –
#191HS08
May 1st  “John Monash Australia’s Greatest Soldier”
May 8th“The American Civil War: The First Modern War”
Wednesdays 1 and 8 May 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: John Morrison
Bookings: Kathy Bradley dkbradley@bigpond.com 0408 284 288 (after 5 pm)

THE INS AND OUTS OF THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP
#191HS09
An attempt to describe the intricate intertwined relationships and affairs of the intellectual group who inhabited the Bloomsbury area of London in the first half of the 20th century.
Wednesday 15 May 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Phyllis Clout 9969 6846

THE HEEL AND TOE OF THE ITALIAN BOOT
#191HS10
Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata: the history, environment and personalities of these southern regions of Italy, illustrated with images and film clips.
Wednesdays 22 and 29 May 10:00 – 12:00
Speakers: John Flint and Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Phyllis Clout 9969 6846

CHINA AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT
#191HS11
China is the oldest continuing culture in the world. We trace its cultural and political history from an ancient civilization through to a modern global superpower.
Wednesday 5 June 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Himanshu Jhala
Bookings: Trish Dawson trish.dawson@hotmail.com 9948 2262

IRAN AND THE FORGOTTEN PERSIAN CIVILISATION
#191HS12
Iran was the original eastern super power and its empire was a global hub of culture, religion, science, art and technology from the 6th to the 4th centuries BC.
Wednesday 12 June 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Himanshu Jhala
Bookings: Trish Dawson trish.dawson@hotmail.com 9948 2262

CHANGED TOPIC – MEN, MACHINES AND MEDICINES IN WW2
#191HS13
Wednesday 19 June 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Punchi Dassanayake
Bookings: Trish Dawson trish.dawson@hotmail.com 9948 2262

HUMAN ORGAN REPLACEMENT
#191HS14
Organ transplantation is a highly effective treatment for advanced organ disease with success rates in Australia among the highest in the world. The heart transplant survival average is 14 years.
Wednesday 26 June 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Punchi Dassanayake
Bookings: Trish Dawson trish.dawson@hotmail.com 9948 2262


ROSEVILLE NEW CHURCH

4 Shirley Road, Roseville.
Venue coordinator: Sheila Caldwell 9498 1197

INTERMEDIATE RECORDER
#191HY01
Play the recorder with a keen group. New intermediate-level students are welcome. (11 sessions)
Alt Mondays from 4 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Sheila Caldwell 9498 1197 or Judy Faulkner 9416 4733


OUT THERE!

THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP
#191OT01
We meet for lunch at restaurants all over Sydney that serve a variety of cuisines. We do not go to only one area, we go everywhere in Sydney. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Third Friday of each month from 15 Feb
Leader and bookings: Sarah Fennamore 9955 1962 sfennamore@yahoo.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT**(12)
#191OT02
We meet to sample the cuisine of different nationalities all over Sydney. Friendliness, fun and food are the basis for finding out about different cultures.
Alt Fridays from 22 Feb
Leaders and bookings: Sissi Stewart 9908 2045 sisken@bigpond.com; or Lyn Honey 9997 3292