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HARBOURSIDE NORTH


Regional President: Michael Suckling mwsing@tpg.com.au Regional Course Coordinator: Rosemarie Einstein 0412 043 377 einstein@starmer.net.au Enquiries only
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must book to attend a course.

CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM TOUR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Organised by Harbourside North
will be held on: Friday 13 Aug from 10:00 to 12:00
address: Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney
Sydney’s newest centre for the Arts and Culture: the museum brings together art, science, history and ancient cultures on the University of Sydney’s main campus. An expert guide will take you through the exhibitions, from visual arts to natural history, Mediterranean antiquities to Indigenous culture, and scientific instruments to historic photography.
The cost of the tour is $20, Seniors: $15. Instructions for getting to the museum can be found at https://www.sydney.edu.au/museum/about-us/getting-here.html
Enquiries to Rosemarie Einstein (einstein@starmer.net.au 0412 043 377)

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE WALK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Organised by Harbourside North
will be held on: Thursday 21 Oct from 10:30 to 12:00
address: Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney
Led by Koori guide and Cultural Heritage Officer Uncle Jimmy Smith, this tour will explore the campus, its Indigenous history and stories of its historic relationship with community. Jimmy will touch upon the Sydney basin, the Freedom Rides, ritual and ceremony, bush medicines and the trees, astronomy and life in his inimitable style.
The cost of the tour is $15, Seniors: $10. Meet at the entrance to the museum.
Instructions for getting to the museum can be found at https://www.sydney.edu.au/museum/abouttous/gettingtohere.html The walking tour covers the campus of the University of Sydney so wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen.
Enquiries to Rosemarie Einstein (einstein@starmer.net.au 0412 043 377)


CASTLE COVE: WATERMARK RETIREMENT VILLAGE

8b Deepwater Rd off Eastern Valley Way. Street parking available.
Venue Coordinator Barbara Boston 9417 2967 nboston@bigpond.net.au

TUESDAYS AT CASTLE COVE
Every Tuesday from 6 Jul 10:30 to 12:30
Bookings: online at www.sydneyu3a.org or Barbara Boston 9417 2967 nboston@bigpond.net.au
1. New South Wales Government architects 6, 13 Jul
i. James Barnet, the longest serving GA, built 1350 civic buildings across NSW.
ii. The contributions of the other most important GAs, from Francis Greenway to George McRae.
Presenter Don Napper
2. The Nobel Prize – its founder and his legacy 20, 27 Jul
The life and character of the man who established the prize and a look at the stories behind some of the winners.
Presenter Penny Bishop
3. Sydney’s conservation pioneers 3, 10 Aug
Sydney’s early conservationists included Annie Wyatt , Myles Dunphy, Charles Bean and Walter Burley Griffin. Who were they and why is their legacy more important than ever?
Presenter Janine Kitson
4. Lady Emma Hamilton 17 Aug
Born into poverty, the beautiful Emma Hamilton became the confidante of the Queen of Naples, Horatio Nelson’s lover and the muse of a fashionable English painter.
Presenter James Murray
5. The story of opera 24 Aug
Opera, a combination of vocal and orchestral music, drama, visual arts and dance, has been inspiring people for ages. We follow 400 years of opera.
Presenter Graham Ball
6. Verdi and Puccini 31 Aug
Discover the lives and music of these giants of opera at a time when opera composers began to produce music that expressed their deepest feelings.
Presenter Graham Ball
7. Alexander Hamilton 7 Sep
One of the founding fathers of the USA Alexander Hamilton is the subject of the musical Hamilton. Come and learn more about him.
Presenter James Murray
8. A brief history of gold 14 Sep
Where does gold come from, how much is there and where do you find it? What is so special about gold? And what use is it anyway?
Presenter Dr Garry Lowder
9. Our dynamic Earth 21, 28 Sep
i. On A Solid Foundation – rocks, landscape and Australian geology.
ii. The Restless Planet – plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and climate.
Presenter Dr Garry Lowder
10. Mysteries of the deep 5 Oct
Humans have explored the landmass of the earth extensively, but the sea still remains a mystery to a great extent. Let us unravel some of the unknowns.
Presenter Punchi Dassanayake
11. 1066: The year that changed everything 12, 26 Oct
1066 changed the history of Britain from a Scandinavian orientation to mainland Europe. Jennifer Paxton’s DVD talks will enlighten us.
Presenter Barbara Boston
12. Hello, is anybody out there? 19 Oct
Is there intelligent life on planets outside our solar system? This is a question for our age and the future.
Presenter Punchi Dassanayake
13. The world of Aegean Greece – from Minos to Agamemnon 2, 9, 16, 23 Nov
The rise and fall of both the brilliant Minoan civilisation, with its opulent palaces and wonderfully naturalistic art, and the powerful Mycenaean kingdoms renowned for their imposing walled citadels and monumental tombs.
Presenter John Tidmarsh


CHATSWOOD DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE

7 Victor St. Parking available. Wheelchair access
Venue Coordinators Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411; Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 0407 995 578

RECORDER GROUP Alt Wednesdays from 30 Jun 10:30 to 12:30 (12 sessions)
Have fun playing descant, treble and tenor recorders. This group uses Book 2 of the set tutor (Learn to play the Recorder by Brian Bonsor) and plays 3-part music.
Leader: Katie Lucy-Smith 8416 3266
Bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 8416 3266

ADVANCED RECORDER Alt Mondays from 5 Jul 10:30 to 12:30 (10 sessions)
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight to reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically.
Leader and Bookings: Katie Lucy Smith 8416 3266

TUESDAYS AT CHATSWOOD
Tuesdays from 20 Jul 10:30 to 12:30
1. ‘It was a dark and stormy night’ 20 Jul
Learn how to extract the ultimate thrills in your favoured genre. An introduction to mystery story writing that may be presented as a writing course next semester.
Presenter Tina Faulk
Bookings:
Ursula Schappi 9955 7628 ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred)
2. The golden years of Hollywood 27 Jul
A nostalgic journey through the movie industry, the different genres, the movies that started the Golden Age; the glamour, glitz and legendary stars.
Presenter Nitza Lowenstein
Bookings: Kathy Vern-Barnet 0414 694 925 kvernb@internode.on.net (preferred)
3. Egypt – pyramid building of the Old Kingdom (circa 2686 – 2182 BCE) 3, 10 Aug
Ancient Egyptian art portrayed a view of the world to serve the wider purpose of maintaining order that was bound with religion.
Presenter Robijan Alexandra
Bookings: Annemarie Moore 0421 716 232 mooreannemarie1948@gmail.com (preferred)
4. The engineering marvels of boats 17 Aug
Gretel built by Lars Halvorsen Sons, the brilliant engineering required to salvage the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy and other maritime stories.
Presenter Noel Phelan
Bookings: Ursula Schappi 9955 7628 ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred)
5. Women and romance in the life of Lachlan Macquarie 24 Aug
An exploration of relationships and marriage in the life of Lachlan Macquarie in North America, India, Britain and Australia in the period 1780-1824.
Presenter Robin Walsh
Bookings:
Ronda Broadbridge 9417 1943 rbroadbr@tpg.com.au (preferred)
6. A modern history of Iran 31 Aug, 14, 28 Sep, 12 Oct
These lectures continue the story of Iran, bringing us into the 20th Century, with the discovery of oil, a brief democracy, followed by the dictatorship of the Pahlavi dynasty and the Islamic Revolution.
Presenter Ian de Mellow
Bookings: Kathy Vern-Barnet 0414 694 925 kvernb@internode.on.net (preferred)
7. Music at the royal courts of Europe 7, 21 Sep, 5, 19 Oct
An imaginary journey through four of the wealthiest and most powerful 17th and 18th Centuries royal courts which had the desire and resources to attract the best thinkers and musicians, creating centres of excellence which were the envy of the world.
i. Louis XIV of France at Versailles
ii. Augustus the Strong at Dresden
iii. Frederick the Great at Potsdam
iv. Joseph II at Vienna.
Presenter John Yates
Bookings: Janet Douglas 9419 5603 janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred)
8. Dance: a topic not to be talked about 26 Oct
Dance is simply movement to music and comes in many different forms. Take a waltz into the wonderful world of dance and discover how we can dance again.
Presenter Ros Tinker
Bookings: Ronda Broadbridge 9417 1943 rbroadbr@tpg.com.au (preferred)
9. North Korea 2 Nov
We shall consider the various options for North Korea’s future in the world, given all the problems, both natural and imposed, with which it has to deal.
Presenter John Yates
Bookings: Barbara Ellis 9416 3071 bellis58@bigpond.com (preferred)
10. Nuclear energy – Australia’s proud history 16 Nov
The ups and downs of Australia’s Atomic Energy Commission, development of uranium enrichment projects and Australia’s contribution to nuclear medicine.
Presenter Martin Thomas
Bookings: Janet Douglas 9419 5603 janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred)

DISCUSSION GROUP 2
Alternate Thursdays from 22 Jul 10:30 to 12:30 (11 sessions)

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.
Leader and Bookings: John Yates johnyates80@hotmail.com (preferred) or 0437 394 225

DISCUSSION GROUP 1
Alternate Thursdays from 29 Jul 10:00 to 12:00 (12 sessions)

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.
Leader and Bookings: Margaret Thomason 9488 8960 margaret.thomason@bigpond.com

GERMAN FOR POST BEGINNERS
Every Thursday from 5 Aug 1:00 to 3:00 (12 sessions)

Simple conversation with some grammar practice for learners who have studied elementary German.
Leader and Bookings: Bettina Boss b.boss@unsw.edu.au (preferred) or 0466 979 460

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
Every Tuesday from 21 Sep 1:30 to 3:30 (8 sessions)

Planning to travel to a Spanish speaking country? Near beginner? Then join Marta, a Spanish speaker from South America, to have fun learning Spanish.
Leader: Marta Moreno 0431 005 830 bettymenalabarca@hotmail.com
Bookings: Marta Moreno 0431 005 830 bettymenalabarca@hotmail.com (preferred)

FRIDAYS AT CHATSWOOD
Fridays from 13 Aug 10:30 to 12.30

1. Pioneering aviation in the Pacific Islands 13 Aug
Personal, unique stories of the people who pioneered aviation in the islands, from Kingsford Smith’s landing in Fiji to pioneering flyers throughout the Pacific Islands.
Presenter Andrew Drysdale
Bookings: Janet Douglas 9419 5603 janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred)
2. Born in the USSR 27 Aug
How did families live in and survive the scarcity? What did they eat, wear and do? How did children spend their days?
Presenter Triin Pehk
Bookings: Barbara Ellis 9416 3071 bellis58@bigpond.com (preferred)
3. Sir Hubert Wilkins, a 20th C Australian of many talents 15, 22, 27 Oct
Photographer and soldier in WW1, he joined the Shakleton expedition to the Antarctic in 1922 and later proved that submarines were able to operate beneath the polar ice cap.
Presenter Christopher Beazley
Bookings: Ursula Schappi 9955 7628 ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred)
4. Pine Gap – the inside story 12 Nov
Trained in Electronic Intelligence with extensive experience with satellite surveillance, David managed the Joint Defence Facility team in Pine Gap, Alice Springs.
Presenter David Rosenberg
Bookings: Joy Martin 0421 158 663 joymartin@optusnet.com.au (preferred)


GREENWICH THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT

6 Ulonga Ave (off Innes Rd). Wheelchair access.
Venue Coordinator Andrew Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com

CINEMA
Alternate Fridays from 9 Jul 10:00 to 12:00
Join us for 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. Leader: Hugh Watson
Bookings:
Margaret Vermeesch 9433 8048 mvermeesch7@gmail.com

TUESDAYS AT GREENWICH
Every Tuesday from 13 Jul 10:00 to 12:00

1. The making of the man – Lachlan Macquarie before Australia 1761-1809 13 Jul
An examination of the people, places and events that shaped the life of Lachlan Macquarie in N America, India, China, Egypt, Persia, Russia and Britain.
Presenter Robin Walsh
Bookings: Kate Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com
2. Troy – history, mystery and myth 20 Jul
From about 1600 -1100 BCE, the story emerged and was remembered, embellished and visualised. Circa 800 BCE, Homer wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. This story is told through Art.
Presenter Robijn Alexanda
Bookings: Kate Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com
3. Aphrodite/Venus, From star to cover of the New Yorker 27 Jul
Aphrodite/Venus has survived in art unchanged from her classical appearance. She is seen constantly in modern culture and continues to surprise and delight us. This story is told through Art.
Presenter Robijn Alexanda
Bookings: Kate Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com
4. Waves, music of the spheres 3 Aug
The wave is a unifying concept in physics seen as water waves, light waves, quantum matter waves and most recently gravitational waves.
Presenter Dr Laurie Wilson
Bookings: Andrew Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com
5. NSW Colonial Architecture – first 100 years 10 Aug
The work of the three most important architects – Francis Greenway, James Barnet and Walter Liberty Vernon, with brief consideration of Edmund Blacket and George McRae
Presenter Don Napper
Bookings: Andrew Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com

6. Born in the USSR 17 Aug
My Soviet childhood in 1980’s Estonia. An ethnographic look at everyday life in the Soviet Union.
Presenter Triin Pehk
Bookings: Andrew Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com
7. What constitutes great literature? 24, 31 Aug
i. We will try to identify the magic ingredient(s) that separate great from merely good literature.
ii. A look at the ‘great’ works identified in the first session.
Presenter Andrew Caro
Bookings: Kate Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com
8. Willie Fennell 7 Sep
The golden years of radio, including the life and career of Willie Fennell who wrote and starred in Australia’s first radio sitcom, “Life with Dexter”
Presenter Susan Fennell
Bookings: Dianna Brookes 9433 8031 dianna.brookes@gmail.com
9. Mozart at the movies 14 Sep
Mozart’s compositions provide soundtracks to many films and movie scenes, presented with episodes from Mozart’s life when he wrote those works.
Presenter Nora Hinchen
Bookings: Dianna Brookes 9433 8031 dianna.brookes@gmail.com
10. Samuel Johnson 21 Sep
Samuel Johnson’s place in English literature and the establishment of English dictionaries.
Presenter John Flint
Bookings: Dianna Brookes dianna.brookes@gmail.com 9433 8031
11. Johan Adolf Hasse – an overlooked musical genius 28 Sep
Hasse (1699 – 1783), a German singer and composer, became probably the most famous composer of operas, cantatas and masses in Germany. His neglect is a real mystery.
Presenter John Carmody
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com 9433 8048
12. Guiseppe Antonio Brescianello- great but relatively unknown’ 5 Oct
Presenter John Carmody
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch mvermeesch7@gmail.com 9433 8048
13. Dance – a topic not to be talked about 12 Oct
Dance is simply movement to music and comes in many different forms. Take a waltz into the wonderful world of dance and discover how we can dance again.
Presenter Ros Tinker
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com 9433 8059
14. Napoleon 19 Oct
The meteoric rises and falls in Napoleon’s military and political career, with some emphasis on the latter years and their connection with and importance to Australia.
Presenter Geoff Davidson
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com 9433 8059
15. The convict system 26 Oct
The origins, development and ending of the transportation of thousands of prisoners to our Colonies, with emphasis on their treatment and conditions.
Presenter Geoff Davidson
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com 9433 8059
16. Winston Churchill 9 Nov
One of the few who are called ‘man of the century’ aristocrat, soldier, politician, author and Nobel Prize winner. A DVD presentation.
Presenter Geoff Davidson
Bookings: Marianne Thiering mariannethiering@gmail.com 9433 8059
17. The history of Ireland 16, 23, 30 Nov
The sad and tumultuous story of Ireland, from primitive times to the modern era and Brexit.
Presenter Kate Caro
Bookings: Andrew Caro 9433 8056 kxcaro@gmail.com


HUNTERS HILL C A FAIRLAND HALL

14 Church St. Parking available.
Venue Coordinator Judy Harris 0447 194 510 JudyHarris2@bigpond.com

MONDAYS AT HUNTERS HILL
Every Monday from 5 Jul 10:30 to 12:30

Bookings: online at www.sydneyu3a.org or with Venue Coordinator Judy Harris, unless indicated below.
1. Music that helped win the wars 5 Jul
War-time music has played an important role in military and civilian life since the dawn of history
Presenter Graham Ball
2. May Gibbs – her life and works 12, 19 Jul
May Gibbs best known work, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie was only one product of her extensive life. She excelled in a diverse range of fields from childhood until her death in Sydney.
Presenter Stewart Reed
3. Historic houses of Sydney 26 Jul
Over approximately 240 years the different styles of houses (and usually gardens) of Sydney reflected the developing style of a changing city.
Presenter Stewart Reed
4. Three industrial revolutions 2 Aug
i. the engineering revolution ushering in the machine age
ii. the scientific era leading to electricity, the germ theory, synthetic fertilizers
iii. the digital age which we live in today.
Presenter Emeritus Prof Don Napper
5. Frontiers of medical imaging 9 Aug
Medical practitioners now have a variety of non-invasive ways of imaging the human body, including x-rays, CT scans, MRI, nuclear medicine and PET scans.
Presenter Dr Laurie Wilson
6. Johann Adolph Hasse 16 Aug
Johann was a renowned 18th century German composer, singer and teacher of music
Presenter John Carmody
7. The world of words 23 Aug
Grammar, usage, pronunciation, etymology, our prejudices, preferences, antipathies, ignorance. Take part in a provocative discussion about what is “correct” and “incorrect”.
Presenter John Flint OAM
8. Mozart at the movies 30 Aug
Mozart’s compositions provided soundtracks to many films. Movie scenes with episodes from Mozart’s life when he wrote those works.
Presenter Nora Hinchen
9. Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd 6 Sep
PIAC is an independent non-profit law & policy organisation dedicated to obtaining social justice for disadvantaged individuals and at the broader systemic level.
Presenter Jonathon Hunyor
10. Women sailors 13 Sep
Our speaker from the Maritime Museum tells the stories of many women sailors young and old, from Australia and other countries.
Presenter Noel Phelan
11. Mysteries of the deep sea 20 Sep
Humans have explored the land mass of the Earth extensively, but the sea still remains a mystery to a great extent. Let us unravel some unknowns.
Presenter Punchi Dassanayake
12. Small European countries 27 Sep, 4 Oct
Putting the microscope on Europe’s micro-nations: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, The Vatican – and some other oddities – relics of Europe’s complex history that still survive.
Presenter Graham Spindler
13. Feeding the world 11 Oct
There will be more food eaten in the next 50 years than in the entire history of humanity.
Presenter Chris Russell AM
14. The Arab world – the Arab spring and its aftermath 18 Oct
The Arabs founded Islam, a rich culture and preserved old world knowledge. In 2011 their world experienced widespread turmoil.
Presenter Himanshu Jhala
15. The easy Camino 25 Oct
A brief history and overview of Spain’s challenging pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago – and my easy experience on it.
Presenter Graham Spindler
16. A tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan 1 Nov
Gilbert & Sullivan presented thirteen comic operas that contributed to the creation of modern music which was developed in late Victorian England.
Presenter Graham Ball
17. Fiji – an insider’s perspective 8, 15 Nov
Fiji in the 1800’s: tribal warfare, cannibalism, Cession, early Colonial era, arrival of the Indians, Independence, political adolescence, the coups and rebuilding – as experienced by a local Fiji European.
Presenter Andrew Drysdale
18. Public art sculpture in Sydney and suburbs 22 Nov
Outdoor and public sculptures can stand out, be almost invisible, loved or criticised. All tell us something about where we live, shop, sightsee, commemorate wars and attend religious services.
Presenter Ann Sutherland
19. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 29 Nov
He is one of the much loved composers in history who, in his 36 years, produced more than 600 pieces of music.
Presenter Graham Ball
20. A history of jazz – Christmas carols and party 6 Dec
Come and enjoy some jazz, with some Christmas cheer, at our last meeting for the year.
Presenter Graham Ball

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS (max 15)
Every Friday from 23 Jul 10:30 to 12:30 (6 sessions)

Learn to draw and develop a unique drawing style by studying the elements and principles of design. Learn the basic skills of recording while examining various drawing techniques.
Leader and Bookings: Kate McClelland mclellands@ozemail.com.au 0413 388 959


LANE COVE GOLF CLUB

180 River Road, Northwood
Venue Coordinator Robert Lynn 9433 8066

DISCUSSION GROUP
Alternate Thursdays from 8 Jul 10:00 to 12:00

Join this happy group to air your views and discuss a variety of interesting topics selected by group members.
Leader: Beatrice Blanks 8068 9393
Bookings: Val Kaley 9427 0786


LANE COVE LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE

180 Longueville Rd
Venue Coordinator Robert Lynn 9433 8066

KEY INFLUENCERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SOCIETY
Alternate Thursdays from 8 Jul 1:30 to 3:30

Bookings: Ann Drysdale 9427 8435
Presenter Frank Wilson
1. The 1960s – historical fault line? 8 Jul
2. Secularism – what is it really? 22 Jul
3. Mercantilism – is it all for gold? 5 Aug
4. Capitalism – the source of our prosperity? 19 Aug
5. Darwinism 2 Sep
6. Militarism – is it always with us? 16 Sep
7. Keynesianism. – economic saviour? 30 Sep
8. Consumerism – what keeps us in employ? 14 Oct
9. Feminism – are we nearly there? 28 Oct
10. Criminology & Penology – the darker side of Society 11 Nov
11. The State – an important and elusive concept 25 Nov

BOOK GROUP
Every fourth Monday from 26 Jul 10:30 to 12:30

Discussion group centred on literary fiction. The book for discussion will be “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams.
Leader: Janice Gentle 9439 3801
Bookings: Janice Gentle 9439 3801


MCMAHONS POINT COMMUNITY CENTRE

165 Blues Point Rd.
Venue Coordinator Lesley Duffill 0408 097 482 leslie.duffill@gmail.com

BOOK GROUP
Alternate Fridays from 2 Jul 10.00 to 12:00 (10 sessions)

This group chooses 10 novels per semester to read (both classics and modern), and enjoys a lively discussion on those books.
Leader and Bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

WRITING POETRY (max 12)
Alternate Tuesdays from 7 Jul 10:00 to 12:00 (10 sessions)

This group explores the magic of poetry in its various forms through reading, appreciating and writing. We give and receive friendly, positive feedback. New members welcome.
Leader and Bookings: Geoff Lucas 9416 7717


THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE

6 Hale Rd (off Military Rd).
Venue Coordinator Lesley Duffill 0408 097 482 leslieduffill@gmail.com

LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP
Alternate Tuesdays from 13 Jul 10:00 to 12:00

This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Leader: Mary Billing
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford Smith 9953 6993

TOPICAL ISSUES DISCUSSION GROUP
Alternate Wednesdays from 14 Jul 10:00 to 12:00

At every meeting we discuss two topics chosen by the group at the previous meeting. We cover local and international topics in the news, hear short introductions by volunteers, and keep our mental engines running in a friendly and diverse group.
Leader and Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839 172


MOSMAN ART GALLERY

Cnr Myahgah Rd and Art Gallery Way. Parking available. Wheelchair access.
Venue Coordinator Eve Klein 9969 7994 cyeve@tpg.com.au (enquiries only)

MONDAYS AT THE ART GALLERY
Every Monday from 5 Jul 10:30 to 12:30

Bookings Trish Dawson 0423 321 210 trish.dawson@hotmail.com
1. Strangling Aunty: Perilous Times for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 5 Jul
Virginia’s newly published book explains how the ABC has lost its iconic status in society and has strayed from its respected public charter.
Presenter Virginia Small
2. Ursula’s story; from Berlin to Bayview 12 Jul
Writing my mother’s remarkable life, working at the Berlin Olympics, fleeing the Nazis and proposing to the first Englishman she meets.
Presenter Vivien Wilson
3. Twelve photographs that made Australia 19 Jul
These photographs, from the 1840s to the early 2000s, show how our country, its people, and the way we view the world have changed.
Presenter Laurie Wilson
4. ET where are you? 26 Jul
The search for life outside the Earth. Are we alone in the Universe?
Presenter Dr Laurie Wilson
5. Time travel 2 Aug
Travelling in time is a favourite theme of speculative fiction, but despite some paradoxes, it is not entirely ruled out by some theories in physics.
Presenter Dr Laurie Wilson
6. Mary Reibey and early Sydney 9 Aug
Mary Reibey, transported to Sydney with the 4th Fleet, was eventually able to compete as an ex-convict and a successful business woman, with the tough business men and their snobbish wives.
Presenter John Walsh
7. Landcare in Australia 16, 23 Aug
i. The story of the journey my family has taken from high input agriculture to a more earth-friendly way of producing food and fibre that leads to a true profit.
ii. The story of Landcare in the Boorowa River Catchment, a long running community group.
Presenter David Marsh
8. In an evil hour: Lachlan Macquarie & the year 1816 30 Aug
A detailed examination of the people and events of 1816 in colonial New South Wales.
Presenter Robin Walsh
9. Forces that have shaped our world and their impact on life and civilisation 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep
i. Life, the Universe and everything – from the Big Bang to Planet Earth.
ii. The bountiful planet – what are everyday things made of?
iii. On a solid foundation – landscape, climate and our geological history
iv. The restless planet – plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes and climate.
Presenter Dr Garry Lowder
10. Psychology: some key concepts 11 Oct
Who is the real father of psychology? What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry? Details of IQ tests, personality tests, psychosis, neurosis, psychotherapy will be discussed.
Presenter Dr Reinhardt Ronnebeck
11. Five Irish actors 18 Oct
Highlights of the lives and loves of Irish actors across the centuries – Maureen O’Hara, Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan.
Presenter Anne Richardson
12. Abraham Lincoln 25 Oct
Of all the great statesmen of the 19th century, few equal and none surpass this man in wisdom, humour, character and achievement.
Presenter Rosemary McCulloch
13. The defeat of the Spanish Armada 1 Nov
Queen Elizabeth’s decisive defeat of the Invincible Armada made England a world-class power and introduced effective long-range weapons into naval warfare for the first time.
Presenter Rosemary McCulloch
14. A history of opera 8 Nov
A combination of vocal and orchestral music, drama, visual arts and dance, has inspired people for ages. Its development, beginning in Italy during the Renaissance period until the present day.
Presenter Graham Ball
15. You must remember this 15, 22 Nov
Songs between World War I and World War II
Presenter Nora Hinchen
16. The Etruscans 29 Nov
The history of the Etruscans, their rich culture and influence on the Romans.
Presenter John Flint


MOSMAN ART GALLERY, THE MELODY ROOM


Cnr Myahgah Rd and Art Gallery Way Parking available. Wheelchair access
Venue Coordinator Annika Tults 0404 254 009 annikatults@gmail.com

ART: PAINTING AND SKETCHING (max 12)
Alternate Tuesdays from 6 Jul 1:30 to 3:30

Learn how to successfully manipulate colours, lines and shape in a friendly group. Painting with acrylics, sketching with charcoal or pencil. A small amount of theory will help develop skills to create both classical and abstract art.
Leader and Bookings: Kulliki Poole 9451 3011 or 0414 451 636

DEVELOPING YOUR MEMOIR
Alternate Wednesdays from 14 Jul 12:30 to 2:30
(7 sessions)
Everyone has a unique life. We will use practical exercises to build a story, step by step, for future generations. Beginners welcome. The first session will be a revision of last semester’s course, for new members.
Leader and Bookings: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 9908 3925

THURSDAYS AT THE MELODY ROOM
Every Thursday from 15 Jul 1:00 to 3.00

Bookings: Annika Tults 0404 254 009 annikatults@gmail.com
1. The Nobel Disease: why do top scientists sometimes go loopy? 15 Jul
Nobel prizes are the highest recognition a scientist can earn, and yet many laureates later turn to “screwball” science.
Presenter Ian Bryce
2. Humanism – an enlightened life stance 22 Jul
What do the growing non-religious believe? Humanism holds that the best knowledge is obtained through science, and the best morality by human welfare.
Presenter Ian Bryce
3. Danger was my business 29 Jul
Critical incidents attended by Gary include the Christmas Day fire in Kings Cross, Granville train disaster and the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.
Presenter Gary Raymond
4. Islamic Golden Age 5 Aug
A survey covering a wide spectrum of achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and their role in bridging the Ancient and Mediaeval worlds.
Presenter Tony McCurdy
5. Born in the USSR 12 Aug
My Soviet childhood in 1980’s Estonia. An ethnographic look at everyday life in the Soviet Union.
Presenter Triin Pehk
6. Who wrote the first sitcom? 19 Aug
Are we still laughing at the same jokes as the ancient Greeks and Romans? And where did theatre begin in Britain?
Presenter Diana Pheils
7. The Great Age of Elizabeth 26 Aug
A new theatre is born with University wits as playwrights. A stage is set for a genius.
Presenter Diana Pheils
8. Shakespeare 2 Sep
His life and times and his genius
Presenter Diana Pheils
9. From raw to the romantic 9 Sep
The impenetrable darkness of Jacobean theatre. Beautiful sets and sparkling wit end an era of great drama.
Presenter Diana Pheils
10. Food myths 16 Sep
Many popular food notions in the media and on social media about ‘healthy’ food and food safety are all just myths.
Presenter Gary Kennedy
11. Ashoka, history’s greatest emperor 23 Sep
Ashoka ruled India’s greatest empire. Starting with brutality and war, he then found Buddhism and redemption. Why was he so exceptional and what has been his legacy?
Presenter Terry Redmond
12. The golden years of Hollywood 30 Sep
A nostalgic journey through the movie industry: the different genres, the movies that started the Golden Age; the glamour, glitz and legendary stars.
Presenter Nitza Lowenstein
13. Music, leisure and pleasure in 18th Century London 7 Oct
The Industrial Revolution transformed 18th century London with the new enriched middle class having time and money for leisure pursuits. How did they spend their free time?
Presenter Nora Hinchen
14. The rivalry between East and West 14, 21, 28 Oct, 4 Nov
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 development of the world’s two core regimes and why global tensions are growing.
Presenter Peter Nixon
15. Inca Empire: The rise and fall of South America’s most powerful ancient empire 11 Nov
Discover their history, culture, mythology and demise. With an introduction to Machu Picchu, the 15th Century icon of Inca Civilisation.
Presenter Nitza Lowenstein
16. Cuba: A musical journey 18 Nov
Cuba is a 50’s time capsule floating on a sea of music. Enjoy some sights and sounds from Graham’s 2017 visit.
Presenter Graham Spindler
17. South Africa, Swaziland and Kruger National Park 25 Nov
An illustrated talk of a tour through South Africa followed by a brief history from 1488 to the present.
Presenter Bobbie Kersten and Pam van Zyl

PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK: WORKSHOP
Wednesdays 1 and 8 Sep 1:30 to 3:30
Family or local history, memoir or biography, novel or cookbook, are you ready to publish?
Week 1: formatting your manuscript, layout, book size, photos, charts, maps and editing.
Week 2: cover design, registering your book, preparing specifications, quotes, quantities, marketing.
Leader and Bookings: Margaret Szalay margaret@cremorne1.com


MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE

Next to Mosman Council Chambers off Military Rd Spit Junction. Parking available. Wheelchair access
Venue Coordinator Chris Serrano Michael Suckling christine.serrano165@gmail.com mwsing@tpg.com.au

WEDNESDAYS AT MOSMAN SQUARE
Each Wednesday from 14 Jul 10:00 to 12:00

Bookings: online at https://sydneyu3a.org
ONLY if you do not have internet access, book with Rose White rose4hsn.u3a@gmail.com (preferred) or at 9999 2218 if you do not have computer access at all

1. Urgent issues in the supply of electricity 14 Jul
Renewables are destabilizing and reducing the price of wholesale power. The viability of our big coal-fired power generators is in doubt. How do we transition to a new energy future?
Presenter Robert Eales
2. Handel, the entrepreneur 21, 28 Jul, 4 Aug
Complementing John Flint’s course on Bach in Semester 1, this course focuses on the life, personality, business acumen, and musical works of Handel. Though a contemporary of Bach, the two men were different in most respects. They have been paradoxically described as ‘equals only when they are incomparable’.
Presenter Nora Hinchen
3. History of human wisdom 11, 18, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
We explore how thinkers over the ages have tried to answer the big questions about creation, humanity, truth, morality and religion.
Presenter Peter Nixon
4. A journey through the music of France and Spain 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep
French classical music styles often have an identifiable national character and the music of Spain has played an important part in the development of Western music. Come and enjoy examples from both countries.
Presenter Rosemary McCulloch
5. Courage, tragedy and the struggle for the rule of law 6, 13, 20 Oct
The struggle for supremacy between the Stuart Kings and Parliament in 17th century England, a struggle was accompanied by courageous deeds and tragic events.
Presenter Malcolm Robertson
6. Making a human baby 27 Oct
Human reproduction is complex. After a 3.8-billion- year journey we have reached a pinnacle position. This presentation describes the reproductive process leading to the birth of a human baby.
Presenter Punchi Dassanayake
7. Howard Florey – the Australian laureate 3 Nov
Howard Florey is a celebrated Australian scientist, who refined penicillin, the first antibiotic, and helped raise the world life expectancy by several years.
Presenter Punchi Dassanayake
8. Cobalt and lustre: the glory of ancient Persia 10, 17, 24 Nov, 1 Dec
Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran. We examine the monuments of its most powerful empires, including the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palace of Persepolis, the remarkable fire temple of Sasanian Takht-i-Sulaiman (with its ‘bottomless’ lake) and the stunning gardens, caravanserais, and mosques of Isfahan, Pearl of Islam.
Presenter John Tidmarsh


OUT THERE

THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP
Third Friday of each month from 16 July
We meet for lunch at restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines. We go everywhere in Sydney, except the North Shore. We try to book BYO wine venues where there is a small corkage charge, which attendees are required to pay.
Leader and Bookings: Sarah Fennamore 9955 1962 sfennamore@yahoo.com


ZOOM

Venue Coordinator Rosemarie Einstein 0412 043 377 einstein@starmer.net.au

TALKING POINTS (zoom)

Thursdays 8, 22 Jul, 5, 19, Aug, 2, 16, 23 Sep,7, 21 Oct, 4, 18 Nov

10:00 to 11:30
‘Talking Points’ will be a discussion on current affairs. Topics cover issues in the news and other matters of the times. No subject is barred. Everyone is encouraged to participate. A list of topics will be sent to participants on the Monday before to enable them to get their thoughts together.
Leaders: Rosemarie Einstein, Ric Einstein
Bookings: online at www.sydneyu3a.org  (preferred) or Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au

THURSDAYS ON ZOOM (zoom)

Thursdays from 8 Jul 10:00 to 12:00

Bookings: Rosemarie Einstein einstein@starmer.net.au
1. Listening across cultural difference 8 Jul
Stephen demonstrates sharing within another’s cultural world from the most extreme cultural difference in the jungles of West Papua back to everyday life in Australia.
Presenter Stephen Hill
2. Science myths and misconceptions 15 Jul
Examining a diverse range of commonly held science-based myths, their origins and the reasons they persist in spite of contrary scientific evidence.
Presenter Kevin Murray
3. The Royal Flying Doctor Service 29 Jul
The history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Primary and emergency medical care today for rural and remote Australia. How is it funded? The future?
Presenter Wendy Swinburn
4. Impressions of Mongolia and Siberia 12 Aug
We highlight the fascinating history, geography, culture, architecture, lifestyles, wildlife and landscapes of Mongolia and Siberia.
Presenter Kevin and Glenys Murray
5. House plants 26 Aug
House plants improve air quality and have a beneficial psychological effect. Which plants prefer to grow indoors, where do they grow best and how to maintain them?
Presenter Judith Sleijpen
6. Death of a Doctor 9 Sep
Fascinating 1920’s Sydney story involving a doctor, athlete and war hero, married society lady, suspected illicit love and a murder, all inextricably bound.
Presenter Richard Whitaker
7. Living for Life 23 Sep
This talk confronts how we can deal well with our impermanence or mortality, presented verbally and visually in parallel.
Presenter Stephen Hill
8. A talk by Rachael Kohn 14 Oct
Rachael taught religious and Semitic studies at universities in Australia, England and Canada before joining the ABC in 1992. Title of talk TBA on website.
Presenter Rachael Kohn
9. CareFlight: saving lives, speeding recovery and serving the community 28 Oct
For 35 years CareFlight has been an Australian leader providing aeromedicine and emergency care. Hear about the realities, challenges and joys of this lifesaving work.
Presenter Chris Waugh and CareFlight personnel
10. Stroke – a time-critical emergency 11 Nov
If the treatment is initiated in time, 85% of strokes can be treated effectively. Prompt recognition and action is vital. Get the latest update.
Presenter Christine Lopacinski
11. Blindness and low Vision: when glasses and medical intervention aren’t helping, what’s next? 18 Nov
Learn about Vision Australia, common eye diseases which may cause vision impairment, specialised services, aids and equipment for vision impairment, dealing with vision impairment, seeking help.
Presenter Nabill Jacob