hsn_courselist_2h2019

HARBOURSIDE NORTH

Regional Course Coordinator: Rosemarie Einstein 0412 043 377 einstein@starmer.net.au Enquiries only

This list of events, talk and courses in the Harbourside North region of U3A is regularly updated to include the latest changes.
The latest update was made on October 28th 2019.

2020 – WELCOME THE NEW YEAR WITH HARBOURSIDE NORTH U3A

Mosman Square Seniors Centre
WHIST DRIVES
Wednesdays 15 and 22 January 2020
Coffee and cakes at 10:00.
Start playing at 10:30 (no charge!)
New and potential members welcome. No experience required.
Come and join us and meet new and old friends in a casual and friendly atmosphere.
Bookings: Lesley Duffill 9969 9546 leslie.duffill@bigpond.com

Harbourside North Region Committee
invites you to
MORNING TEA AND CAKES
The Art Gallery Mosman
Monday 3 February 2020 at 10:30
An introductory morning to U3A for members and friends and new and potential members.
Come share your ideas, suggestions, and experiences of life in U3A!
See and hear what U3A has in store for you in 2020.
For information contact Eve Klein: cyeve@tpg.com.au or Lesley Duffill: leslie.duffill@bigpond.com


CASTLE COVE: WATERMARK RETIREMENT VILLAGE

8b Deepwater Rd off Eastern Valley Way.
Parking available.
Venue coordinator: Barbara Boston 9417 2967 nboston@bigpond.net.au
Bookings are essential for all courses.
We encourage you to book them online as part of our pilot project for online bookings (see further details at the front of this course book).
Go to https://www.sydneyu3a.org , or alternatively contact Barbara Boston (details above).

FRIDAY FILMS AT CASTLE COVE (24)
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 5 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Hugh Watson

AUSTRALIAN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE 1788-1930s
Over 150 years Australia’s artists changed from simple recorders of life and landscapes to producing a variety of works in many styles. The artists and their works, including masterworks by many of Australia’s most-loved artists, are described. (2 sessions)
Tuesdays 6 and 13 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Stewart Reed

SOME GEMS OF CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE
China has a rich literary tradition, reaching back at least
3,000 years. Reading translated extracts from classical Chinese poetry, prose, fiction and drama, this course explores the complexity and depth of China’s culture prior to 1911. (4 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 20 Aug 10:00 – 12:30
Leader: Bernice Lee

LOUIS PASTEUR: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY
Louis Pasteur’s fame is based on his work in many different fields. The Pasteur Institute has nurtured many other brilliant scientists, such as Alexandre Yersin who discovered the cause of bubonic plague. (2 sessions)
Tuesdays 17 and 24 Sept 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Penny Bishop

CHINA AND ITS GLOBAL IMPACT
The cultural and political history of China, from an ancient civilization through to a modern global superpower.
Tuesday 1 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Himanshu Jhala

KENYA AND THE FORMER BRITISH EAST AFRICA
Kenya has attracted visitors, writers, hunters and adventurers with its wonderful landscapes, teeming wildlife, fascinating tribes, and as home to some of the earliest humans.
Tuesday 8 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Himanshu Jhala

THE FIRST WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
This two part series describes the making and dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (2 sessions)
Tuesdays 15 and 22 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Punchi Dassanayake

ROMAN WOMEN AND SLAVES
From the words of Roman writers – Cicero, Pliny and others – we learn the truth about Roman women and slaves.
Tuesday 29 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Anne Richardson

A HISTORY OF JAZZ
This is a chance to discover, or rediscover, some of the most influential players, composers and music in jazz history.
Tuesday 5 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE AND THE PALESTINE CAMPAIGN
Videos and photos illustrate the story from the charge on Beersheba to the relief of Jerusalem by General Allenby in 1917.
Tuesday 12 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Peter Allen

WAS IT AGRICULTURE? ABORIGINAL LAND USE BEFORE 1788
Recent publications investigate aboriginal land use and question the ‘hunter-gatherer’ label given to aboriginal nations.
Tuesday 19 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Barbara Boston

ESTONIA
Learn how Estonia, smaller than Tasmania and the home of my parents, is leading the way in the world.
Tuesday 26 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Anne Richardson

CHATSWOOD: DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE

7 Victor St. Parking available.
Wheelchair access
Venue coordinators: Janet Douglas janet_away@yahoo.com (preferred) 0423 947 411
and Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 0407 995 578
Bookings essential for all sessions with the listed persons below

ADVANCED RECORDER
Treble, tenor, bass and descant players welcome. Basic sight-reading is essential. The emphasis is on playing musically. (10 sessions)
Alt Mondays from 1 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 8416 3266

DISCUSSION GROUP 1
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 Wednesdays from 3 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Margaret Thomason 9488 8960

DISCUSSION GROUP 2
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 11 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: John Yates johnyates80@hotmail.com (preferred) 0437 394 225

THE INDO-PACIFIC ASCENDENCY
Covering the Indo-Pacific Regional Order since WW2, including the Maoist/Soviet challenges, American and Chinese rivalry – and where or how Australia fits in. (8 sessions)
Alt Tuesdays from 16 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Ian de Mellow
Bookings: Jill Tukian tukian47@tpg.com.au (preferred) 9527 7730 or Ursula Schappi ursulasch@bigpond.com (preferred) 0407 995 578

NORTH SHORE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
The Wilderness Society, founded in 1976 to save the Franklin River, is still working to protect our natural heritage.
Tuesday 23 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: Diana Pryde and Garth Newton
Bookings: Barbara Ellis bellis58@bigpond.com (preferred) 9416 3071

LEARN THE RECORDER
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). (10 sessions)
Alt Wednesdays from 24 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Katie Lucy-Smith 8416 3266

BUILDING THE HMB ENDEAVOUR REPLICA
The genesis of the Bicentennial project,richly illustrated by rare photographs of building the replica of Lieutenant James Cook’s ship.
Tuesday 6 August 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Leigh Haines
Bookings: Ronda Broadbridge rbroadbr@tpg.com.au (preferred) 9417 1943

GERMAN FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS
This course is for those who have completed at least one elementary German course. It aims at developing confidence in speaking and reading German and covers dialects of German-speaking countries. (14 sessions)
Each Thursday from 8 Aug 1:00 – 3:00
Leader and bookings: Bettina Boss 0466 979 460

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
Planning to travel to a Spanish speaking country ? Beginner learner? Then join Marta, a Spanish speaker from South America, to have fun learning Spanish. (6 sessions)
Each Monday from 12 Aug 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Marta Moreno bettimenalabarca@hotmail.com (preferred) 8541 8287

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO
Thinking of setting out on this great trek? Learn about the trials and tribulations of attempting this adventure.
Wednesday 21 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Fay Smith computeru3a@gmail.com (preferred) or 0419 169 030

WHAT IS GENEALOGY?
Why genealogy is so popular, protecting yourself online, getting started in researching and finding ancestors, growing your family tree, recording findings and preserving the past.
Tuesday 10 Sept 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: L Haines
Bookings: Ronda Broadbridge rbroadbr@tpg.com.au (preferred) 9417 1943

THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS
Presenting a unique way of thinking about our evolutionary origins, then exploring in detail humanity’s more recent evolutionary journey.
Tuesday 17 Sept 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: Kevin and Glenys Murray
Bookings: Kathy Vern-Barnett kvernb@internode.on.net (preferred) 0414 694 925

IMPRESSIONS OF MONGOLIA AND SIBERIA
This richly illustrated talk will highlight the fascinating history, geography, culture, lifestyle, architecture and landscape of both countries.
Tuesday 1 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: Kevin and Glenys Murray
Bookings: Kathy Vern-Barnett kvernb@internode.on.net (preferred) 0414 694 925

STAMP COLLECTING
So much more than little pieces of paper. The wonderful world of art, geography, history and joy of creating order from chaos. Resume a hobby or seek an escape.
Friday 18 Oct 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: John Pearson
Bookings: Gaye Griffiths gaye.griffiths@gmail.com (preferred) 9417 4037

RUSSIAN HISTORY
We talk about the murder of the Romanovs and why historians are re-evaluating this history; then investigate the myths and the forgotten Australian connection. (4 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 29 Oct 1:30 – 3:30
Leader: Gabriella Lang
Bookings: Janet Bayley janet_b27@hotmail.com (preferred) 0414 139 947

ASHOKA: HISTORY’S GREATEST EMPEROR
Ashoka ruled India’s largest empire and was Buddhism’s greatest promoter. His story goes from brutality and war to conversion and redemption. See why he was so exceptional.
Friday 1 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Terry Redmond
Bookings: Joy Martin joymartin@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 9888 6465

GREENWICH: THE BAYTREE RETIREMENT RESORT

6 Ulonga Ave (off Innes Rd).
Program coordinator: Lesley Duffill 9969 9546; leslieduffill@gmail.com
Venue coordinator: Andrew Caro 9433 8056
Bookings essential for all sessions

MUSIC AT LARGE
1. Humour and music.
2. Some composers we don’t know we don’t know.
Tuesdays 9 and 16 July 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: John Yates
Bookings: Lesley Duffill leslieduffill@gmail.com 9969 9546

CINEMA
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.
Alt Fridays from 12 July 10.00 – 12:00
Leader: Hugh Watson 9519 5082
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch 9433 8048

THE TWO SIRS
We explore the lives and loves of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Drake: were they villains or heroes?
Tuesday 23 July 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker and bookings: Anne Richardson annesil@hotmail.com 9419 8143

ESTONIA
The precious homeland of my parents, smaller than Tasmania but amazing in its culture, history and forward thinking.
Tuesday 30 July 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker and bookings: Anne Richardson annesil@hotmail.com 9419 8143

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
An overview of the international space station, and some earthly benefits that have come from research carried out in space.
Tuesday 6 Aug 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: David Malone
Bookings: Diana Brooks 9943 8031

SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS FROM RADIOS TO NUCLEAR ENERGY
Technical breakthroughs in science over the past 150 years.
Tuesday 13 Aug 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: David Malone
Bookings: Diana Brooks 9943 8031

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER: WALKING THE CAMINO
What is the Camino, where, why and how do you walk it? This amazing experience was shared with wonderful people from all over the world.
Tuesday 20 Aug 10:00 – 12:00
Speakers: Rosemarie Einstein and Jane Barnes
Bookings: Mary Morrison 9433 8004

CONVERSATIONS WITH SHAKESPEARE
Four plays, one per session: Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night and Hamlet. Each Sunday prior to the Tuesday session, a film of the Tuesday play will be screened at 4 pm at the cinema at the Baytree (all members signed in for the course are invited to attend). (4 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 27 August 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Andrew Caro
Bookings: Kate Caro kxcaro@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8056

POLITICAL UPHEAVAL AND LITERATURE IN 19TH CENTURY FRANCE
19th Century France through the lens of 4 great novels – Le Rouge et le Noir (Stendhal), Le Pere Goriot (Balzac), Mme Bovary (Flaubert) and l’Assommoir (Zola) – and their importance in the culture of the changing political regimes.
(4 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 24 Sept 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Terri Nixon
Bookings: Ena Hall johenall2@gmail.com (preferred) 9433 8076

THE LEGACY OF COLONISATION AND CHALLENGES OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION: A CASE STUDY
An overview of the newly independent South Sudan and the causes and damaging effects of the civil war in 2014, based on personal impressions gained during periods working with a teaching NGO.
Tuesday 22 Oct 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Terry Farrell
Bookings: Margaret Vermeesch 9433 8048

STEM CELL SCIENCE: THEN AND NOW
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.
Tuesday 29 Oct 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Tamara Treleaven
Bookings: Lesley Duffill leslieduffill@gmail.com 9969 9546

HISTORY OF MORAL THOUGHT
How society, from Homer to Sartre, has considered the question: what is right and what is wrong? We consider the many ways of grappling with the concept, through the work of Confucius, Buddha, Homer, Aristotle, Luther, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre and more. (5 sessions)
Each Tuesday from 5 Nov 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Peter Nixon
Bookings: Christine Blanks frblanks@bigpond.com (preferred) 9436 3451

HUNTERS HILL: C A FAIRLAND HALL

14 Church St.
Parking available.
Venue coordinator and bookings: Judy Harris 0447 194 510 JudyHarris2@bigpond.com
Bookings for all courses through Judy Harris, unless otherwise noted below.
Facebook: U3AHunters Hill

CAPTIVES FOR FREEDOM
Prof Hill, UN ambassador to PNG, and two staff were captured by OPM Freedom Fighters and held for 5 months. How did he handle negotiations and what future for West Papua?
Monday 22 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Emeritus Prof Stephen Hill AM

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS (15)
Learn the skills and techniques of drawing, by 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 26 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Kate McClelland mclellands@ozemail.com.au 0413 388 959

INTRODUCTION TO SENSORY SCIENCE
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.
Monday 29 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Greg Organ

JAMES BARNET – COLONIAL ARCHITECT
He served 28 years designing 1350 buildings such as Sydney GPO, police stations, courthouses, jails, lighthouses, Callan Park and the Lands Dept in Bridge St.
Monday 5 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Emeritus Prof Don Napper

THE KYOTO MANIFESTO FOR GLOBAL ECONOMICS
The platform for Community, Humanity and Spirituality and the failings of global economics to deliver the equity, sustainability and community empowerment needed to handle a troubled future.
Monday 12 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Emeritus Prof Stephen Hill AM

THE INS AND OUTS OF THE BLOOMSBURYS
The artists, poets and writers from the Bloomsbury period in the early 20th Century. What a life they lived.
Monday 19 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: John Flint and Nora Hinchen

EXPLORING 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.
Monday 26 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Greg Organ

LOST GRAVES
1. Bennelong, Phillip, Squires: An Aboriginal elder and two prominent First Fleet settlers whose stories are linked. Bennelong’s grave was lost but has been located and the stories are changing.
2. Bungaree and Flinders: First explorers to circumnavigate Australia. Flinders’ story is well known and his grave was re-discovered in 2019, but what of Bungaree?
Mondays 2 and 9 Sept 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr Peter Mitchell

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF PATENTS AND INVENTIONS
An introduction to Intellectual Property laws (patents, trademarks, copyright and design regulations), examples of patents and the science behind these discoveries and inventions.
Monday 16 Sept 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Thompson

HISTORY OF LIGHTHOUSES
Sydney Lighthouses: the Macquarie, Barrenjoey, Cape Bailey Lighthouses and Leading Lights of Sydney Harbour; and the history of development of lighthouse design through the ages.
Monday 23 Sept 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Barbara Caldicott

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER: WALKING THE CAMINO
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.
Monday 30 Sept 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: Rosemarie Einstein and Jane Barnes

DNA: HOW DID IT BUILD YOU AND ME? CANCELLED
DNA is a complex molecule made of four nucleotides with the symbols A, T, G and C that provide the template to build all living things.
Monday 7 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Punchi Dassanayake

BUILDING THE HMB ENDEAVOUR REPLICA
The genesis, funding difficulties and sourcing of the materials for this Bicentennial project to build the replica of Lieutenant James Cook’s ship in Fremantle.
Monday 14 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Leigh Haines

THE PLANE THAT WENT THE WRONG WAY AROUND THE WORLD
The true story about a commercial PAN AM flight that was diverted on return from NZ due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Monday 21 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Winsome Baker

WHAT IS GENEALOGY?
Learn why genealogy is so popular and the fundamentals of finding your ancestors, growing your family tree and preserving the past for future generations.
Monday 28 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Leigh Haines

AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE
An exploration of the development of our national agriculture from 1788 to the latest explanation of high-tech science of food and fibre production.
Mondays 4 and 11 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Peter Sloane

MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES
Key composers contribute to the development of film music. Original music is specifically written with dramatic narrative and emotional impact to enhance a film.
Monday 18 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

THE STORY OF MODERN POPULAR MUSIC: THE FIRST 40 YEARS
Popular music from the birth of 7-inch singles in the 50’s until 1980’s. This is the music that young people listened and danced to. A must for baby boomers.
Monday 25 November 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC: HUNTERS HILL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Come and celebrate Christmas with music, fun and singing at the end of 2019.
Monday 2 December 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

LANE COVE: LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE

180 Longueville Rd.
Venue coordinator: Robert Lynn 9433 8066
Bookings for all sessions through the persons listed below

DISCUSSION GROUP
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 1 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Barbara Meth 9438 5014

BIOGRAPHY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR
At the first meeting, the group will discuss the book Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan.
Every Fourth Monday from 8 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Janice Gentle 9439 3801

DISCUSSION GROUP
Join this happy group to air your views and discuss a variety of interesting topics selected by group members.
Alt Thursdays from 11 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader: Beatrice Blanks 8068 9393
Bookings: Val Kaley 9427 0786

‘ISMS’ IN HISTORY
Examines a number of beliefs and practices that end in ‘ism’.
• 11 July: Atheism
• 25 July: Stoicism, Cynicism and Epicureanism
• 8 August: Scholasticism
• 22 August: Humanism, Individualism and Liberalism
• 5 September: Rationalism, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution
• 19 September: Conservatism
• 3 October: Socialism, Communism and Radicalism
• 17 October: Nationalism
• 31 October: Racism
• 14 November: Fascism and Nazism
• 28 November: NEW TOPIC – 1955-1975 How Much Did Our World Change?
12 December: Secularism CANCELLED
Alt Thursdays from 11 July 1:30 – 3:30
Leader: Frank Wilson 8021 7059
Bookings: Ann Drysdale 9427 8435

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
A group centred on literary fiction. Our book for the first session is Milkman by Anna Burns.
Every Fourth Monday from 22 July 10:30 – 12:30
Leader and bookings: Janice Gentle 9439 3801

THE MANORS OF MOSMAN RETIREMENT VILLAGE

6 Hale Rd Mosman (off Military Rd).
Wheelchair access
Venue coordinator: Lesley Duffill leslieduffill@gmail.com 9969 9546
Bookings through the persons listed below

CONTINUE YOUR MEMOIR
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 9 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and Bookings: Pamela Tilbrook 0413 377 212 pamelatilbrook@optusnet.com.au

DISCUSSION GROUP
This is a group with a difference. You choose the topics and get your chance to decide the topics, both local and international. This is an opportunity to keep the mental engines running in a friendly, diverse and welcoming group.
Alternate Wednesdays from 10 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Joan Castle
Bookings: Margaret Kropman 0434 839172

LITERARY DISCUSSION GROUP
This friendly group meets once a fortnight to discuss a variety of demanding literature including poetry, drama and non-fiction. New members welcomed.
Alt Tuesdays from 16 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader: Mary Billing
Bookings: Elisabeth Kingsford Smith 9953 6993

MCMAHONS POINT COMMUNITY CENTRE

165 Blues Point Rd.
Venue coordinator: Lesley Duffill 9969 9546 leslie.duffill@bigpond.com
Bookings through the persons listed below

WRITING POETRY (12)
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 9 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Geoff Lucas 9416 7717

BOOK GROUP
This group reads 10 novels per semester (both classics and modern) chosen by the members who enjoy a lively discussion on books read.
Alt Fridays from 12 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Toni McLennan 9412 1585

MCMAHONS POINT COMPUTER EDUCATION UNIT

McMahons Point Community Centre
165 Blues Point Rd.
Venue Coordinator and bookings: Fay Smith computeru3a@gmail.com
Bookings essential for all courses.
Please apply via email providing following information:
Name:
U3A number:
Phone contact:
Course name and date:
If you cancel a course please let me know ASAP so a reserve can take your place.

WINDOWS CONTROLS (6)
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 1 July 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

WINDOWS FILES 7, 8 AND 10 (6)
Find, save, move and rename files and folders on your hard drive or memory sticks. Learn more about storage, retrieval, file types and folders.
Wednesday 3 July 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

MANAGING PHOTOS (6)
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 29 July OR Wednesday 31 July 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

iPAD/iPHONE (8)
Get to know your iPad/iPhone in the company of others under the guidance of our tutor. Please bring your device fully charged.
Wednesday 7 Aug 9:30 – 12:00
Speaker: Fay Smith

ONLINE RETAIL (6)
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 12 Aug 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

iTRAVEL (8)
Seminar format: learn the basics of travelling with technology, avoiding pitfalls and using your devices correctly; discussions with other group members.
Wednesday 14 Aug 9:30 – 12:00
Speaker: Fay Smith

TEXT FORMATTING (6)
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 19 Aug 9:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Margaret Kropman

THE MELODY ROOM AT MOSMAN ART GALLERY

Cnr Myahgah Rd and Art Gallery Way. Parking available.
Wheelchair access.
Venue coordinator: Annika Tults 9882 3669 aktults@yahoo.com.au
Bookings with the listed persons below are essential

MEN, MACHINES AND MEDICINES OF WW2
This presentation describes the many inventions in armaments and delivery systems and the medical breakthroughs that occurred during WW2.
Thursday 11 July 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Punchi Dassanayake
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

Thursday 18 July – no talk

ART: PAINTING AND SKETCHING (12)
Learn how to successfully manipulate colours, line and shape in 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 23 July 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Kulliki Poole 9451 3011; 0414 451 636

SYDNEY LIGHTHOUSES
Sydney Lighthouses: the Macquarie, Barrenjoey, Cape Bailey Lighthouses and Leading Lights of Sydney Harbour; and the history of the development of lighthouse design through the ages.
Thursday 25 July 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Barbara Caldicott
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

DEVELOPING YOUR MEMOIR
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 welcome. (6 sessions)
Alt Tuesdays from 30 July 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Jenny Rudd O’Neill jennyruddoneill@optusnet.com.au (preferred) 9908 3925

INSIDE PINE GAP
Controversial since being established by treaty with the USA in 1966: learn Pine Gap’s history from an insider who served 18 years in operations.
Thursday 1 Aug 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: David Rosenberg
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES
The key composers who have contributed to the development of film music as an art form and the history of music in general.
Thursday 8 Aug 1:30 – 3.30
Speaker: Graham Ball
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

LOUIS PASTEUR
Pasteur is famous for his work in many different fields. His legacy, the Pasteur Institute, has nurtured many brilliant scientists.
Thursday 15 Aug 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Dr Penny Bishop
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

ALEXANDRE YERSIN – GENIUS OR ECCENTRIC?
Thursday 22 Aug
CANCELLED

POISONOUS STINGS
This presentation describes some of the poisonous creatures in Australia and the treatment of their stings, both in Western and alternative medicine.
Thursday 22 August 1:30 – 3:30
Speakers: Punchi Dassanayake and Ian Thompson
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

WEIRD AND NOT SO WONDERFUL HISTORIES
The lighter sides of historical events: chuckle at the bizarre, the eccentric, ridiculous and just plain hilarious histories of the world.
Thursday 29 Aug 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Tony McCurdy
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

THE TROJAN WAR
Fact or fiction? A fascinating story incorporating mythology and history and bequeathing us such terms as ‘odyssey’ and ‘Achilles Heel’.
Thursday 5 Sept 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: David Wardle
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY MUSIC
The diversification of music in the 20th century including developments in classical music, jazz, film music, country music and rock and roll.
Thursday 12 Sept 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Graham Ball
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

AN AFTERNOON OF MURDER, BLOODSHED, JEALOUSY AND RAGE
Explore the theatre of Ancient Greece where the best soap operas were written. Along the way you will meet some extremely awesome women.
Thursday 19 Sept 1:30 – 3.30
Speaker: Diana Phiels
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

IMPRESSIONS OF SIBERIA AND RUSSIA
This illustrated talk shares our experiences travelling from Vladivostok to St Petersburg, exploring the fascinating history, geography, culture, architecture and landscapes of Siberia and Russia.
Thursday 26 Sept 1:30 – 3:30
Speakers: Kevin and Glenys Murray
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

DISRUPTION 1
Some of the technology advances from our past, the developments expected over the next few years and how they affect our lifestyles.
Thursday 3 Oct 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Malcolm Raymond
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

THE ASIAN TUG OF WAR
How what goes on in Australia impacts life in China (it is always good to have friends in low places).
Thursday 10 Oct 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Dr Jur Thomas J Delisi
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

THE GREAT GAME
1. British/Russian rivalry in the 1800’s: including Britain’s espionage programme to counter Russian expansion into Central Asia.
2. 20th century to present day: Boxer Rebellion, Russian Revolution, disintegration of Ottoman Empire and increasing rivalry between China, Russia and USA in Central Asia.
Thursdays 17 & 24 Oct 1:30 – 3:30
Leader: Peter Headley
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

VENICE, MARCO POLO AND THE SILK ROAD
Venice was the greatest trading port in Europe in 1271 when Marco Polo joined his uncles on the journey east along the Silk Road to China.
Thursday 31 Oct 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Peter Headley
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

SPOOKS, SPIRITS, SPECTRES, BUNYIPS AND BEASTIES
CANCELLED
Thursday 7 Nov 1:30 – 3:30

THE LIFE AND INFLUENCE OF GEORGE ORWELL
A review of the life of George Orwell, with a view to coming to a balanced assessment of his political and literary influence.
Thursday 14 Nov 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Patrick Hutchinson
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK: WORKSHOP
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.
Tuesdays 19 Nov & 3 Dec 1:30 – 3:30
Leader and bookings: Margaret Szalay margaret@cremorne1.com 9904 1829

SCIENCE MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
We examine a range of commonly held science-based myths by identifying their possible origins and the reasons why they persist despite contrary evidence.
Thursday 21 Nov 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Kevin Murray
Bookings: Inez Glanger inez.glanger17@gmail.com 9960 1495

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
As societies become increasingly wired, AI is automating how we live. As medical devices become implanted and networked, AI is a hidden doctor and nurse.
Thursday 28 Nov 1:30 – 3:30
Speaker: Dr Jur Thomas J Delisi
Bookings: Annika Tults aktults@yahoo.com.au 9882 3669

MOSMAN ART GALLERY

Cnr Myahgah Rd and Art Gallery Way. Parking available.
Wheelchair access
Venue coordinator: Eve Klein cyeve@tpg.com.au9969 7994 (enquiries only)
No bookings required

THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
From pinholes to pixels – milestones dating back to the ancient Greeks that have contributed to the development of photography as we know it today.
Monday 1 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Thompson

CHEMISTRY IN THE HOME
Exploring the chemical ingredients in everyday products found in the home: from the laundry, bedroom, bathroom, medicine cabinet, dining room and liquor cabinet.
Monday 8 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Thompson

ESTONIA
Homeland of my parents, smaller than Tasmania but amazing in its culture, history and forward thinking. Learn about the survival and resilience of this small nation and its people.
Monday 15 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Anne Richardson

STEPHEN HAWKING: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY
He illuminated the origins of the universe and shone at communicating his understanding to the world. What events shaped his life, and what will be his legacy?
Monday 22 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Bryce

THE SKEPTICS’ $100,000 PRIZE AND THE LAWS OF PHYSICS
Australian Skeptics investigate claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal. They offer a prize for real evidence. This talk will outline the most entertaining examples.
Monday 29 July 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Bryce

HUMANISM: AN ENLIGHTENED LIFE STANCE
The no-religion category has now overtaken all religions in Australia. Humanism holds that the best knowledge is obtained through science, and the best morality motivated by human welfare.
Monday 5 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Ian Bryce

COME FLY WITH ME
Kevin will show historic pictures but be prepared for an interactive session when we can share the highs and lows of our travels by flight.
Monday 12 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Kevin Fitzpatrick

LEADERSHIP
Who are the leaders you admire? Kevin will engage those present with Photolanguage, an instrument he has used in sessions with the Australian Armed Forces.
Monday 19 Aug 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Kevin Fitzpatrick

No sessions 26 Aug – 9 Sept (venue unavailable)

LADY CORNARO: PRIDE AND PRODIGY OF VENICE
Set at the height of the glory of the Venetian Republic, focusing on the first woman in the world to be awarded a university degree.
Monday 16 Sep 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: John Maneschi

SIR JOHN MONASH
Usually considered Australia’s greatest soldier, John Monash was a complex man of courage and intellect who contributed to the development of Australia’s national identity.
Monday 23 Sep 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr John Morrison

THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE
They were Australia’s mounted troops who served bravely at Gallipoli, and in the lesser-known Middle East campaigns. In the process they rode into history.
Monday 30 Sep 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Dr John Morrison

THE STORY OF OPERA
Born in Italy, opera – a combination of vocal and orchestral music, drama, visual arts and dance – has been inspiring people for ages.
Monday 14 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

VERDI AND PUCCINI
The music and lives of these giants of opera in the period when opera composers produced music that expressed their deepest feelings: the Romantic era.
Monday 21 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSICAL
Presenting the stages of mainstream musicals of the western world, from Jacques Offenbach in the18th century until the present day.
Monday 28 Oct 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Graham Ball

THE INS AND OUTS OF THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP
Describing the intricate, intertwined relationships and affairs of the intellectual group who inhabited Bloomsbury London in the first half of the 20th century.
Monday 4 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Nora Hinchen

ELIZABETH VON ARNIM
Born in Australia, “Elizabeth of the German garden” wrote many best-sellers, two of which were adapted for the cinema. Was she a free-spirited 20th century Jane Austen?
Monday 11 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: Nora Hinchen

CHARACTER ACTORS IN THE MOVIES
These familiar faces appear over and over again in minor parts, lovable, pitiful, and villainous. A presentation with life stories and film clips.
Monday 18 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speakers: John Flint and Nora Hinchen

ENGLISH AS SHE IS SPOKE AND WROTE
Prejudices, preferences, antipathies…. and ignorance about “your” native language. Participate with others in a new look at an earlier presentation “World of Words”.
Monday 25 Nov 10:30 – 12:30
Speaker: John Flint

MOSMAN SQUARE SENIORS CENTRE

Next to Mosman Council Chambers off Military Rd Spit Junction.
Parking available.
Wheelchair access
Venue coordinators: Chris Serrano: christine.serrano165@gmail.com; Michael Suckling: mwsing@tpg.com.au.
No bookings necessary

MONEY, WEALTH AND POVERTY
These four talks will explain in simple terms some myths about money; why some countries are wealthy and others poor. We will question whether money really makes the world go round. (4 sessions)
Each Wednesday from 10 July 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Peter Nixon

LAWRENCE HARGRAVE AND HIS THEORY OF FLIGHT
Adventure ran in Hargrave’s veins. Engineer, explorer, aeronautical pioneer, Aboriginal rock carving interpreter, a respected inventor well ahead of the times.
Wednesday Aug 7 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Christopher Beasley

IRAN, PAST AND PRESENT
From Zoroastrianism to Islam. This presentation traces Iran’s 2,500-year-old history to the present day.
Wednesday 14 Aug 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Cindy Davies-Broadbent

THE IRAN HOSTAGE CRISIS 1979-81
This presentation examines the politics behind the Iranian government’s detention of 53 US diplomats for 444 days.
Wednesday 21 Aug 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Cindy Davies-Broadbent

THE TAYLORS, OUR EARLY AERONAUTS
George and Florence led the Sydney Bohemian set into architecture, publishing, aviation. Vince (Captain Penfold) was Australia’s death-defying aeronaut and stuntman.
Wednesday 28 Aug 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Christopher Beasley

THE BLACK DEATH
The causes and spread of Europe’s most devastating plague, its immediate and long-term social and economic effects.
Wednesday 4 Sept 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Tony McCurdy

THE ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE
The history and achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and its role in bridging the ancient, medieval and early modern world.
Wednesday 11 Sept 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Tony McCurdy

MY MIND’S MADE UP: DON’T CONFUSE ME WITH THE FACTS
An interactive and challenging presentation, exploring popular perceptions about the world and contrasting them with reality. Prepare to be surprised!
Wednesday 18 Sept 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Tony McCurdy

GREAT ORCHESTRAS AND THEIR FAMOUS CONDUCTORS
Great musical performances from the past can make a strong impression through the medium of recorded sound. We will consider not only the interpretations by famous conductors but also the orchestras with whom they were associated. (6 sessions)
Each Wednesday from 25 Sept 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Rosemary McCulloch

MODERN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS: WHOSE INTERESTS DO THEY REPRESENT ?
“Government of the people, for the people, by the people.” Who are these mysterious ‘people’ they claim to represent?
Wednesday 6 Nov 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Himanshu Jhala

KENYA: FORMER BRITISH EAST AFRICA’S MAGIC LAND
Kenya has attracted visitors, writers, hunters and adventurers with its landscapes, wildlife, tribes, and fame as home to the earliest humans.
Wednesday 13 Nov 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Himanshu Jhala

VIRGINIA WOOLF
A life of illness, sadness and tragedy. Her life and work – particularly The Waves and To the Lighthouse – will be considered.
Wednesday 20 Nov 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Jenny Rudd O’Neill

WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS
You have lived through history! Enjoy reminiscing and discovering how recollections can become a story for future generations to treasure.
Wednesday 27 Nov 10:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Jenny Rudd O’Neill

ROSEVILLE NEW CHURCH

4 Shirley Rd.
Venue coordinator: Sheila Caldwell 9498 1197

INTERMEDIATE RECORDER
Play the recorder with a keen group, meeting in a hall not far from Roseville station. New intermediate-level students are welcome. (11 sessions)
Alt Mondays from 9 July 10:00 – 12:00
Leader and bookings: Sheila Caldwell 9498 1197 or Judy Faulkner 9416 4733

OUT THERE!

THIRD FRIDAY LUNCH GROUP
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.
Third Friday of each month from 19 July
Leader and bookings: Sarah Fennamore 9955 1962 sfennamore@yahoo.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT (12)
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 26 July
Leaders and bookings: Sissi Stewart sisken@bigpond.com (preferred) 9908 2045; or Lyn Honey 9997 3292