The City and Inner West Region section of the Course Book for Semester 1, 2021 is now available. Members have been sent an email inviting them to download or view a PDF copy.
If you have indicated your preference for a printed copy at an additional cost of $10 per year (paid when you renew membership), it will be mailed to you directly from the printers.
Attend Courses in Any Region
Members of Sydney U3A can attend courses in any Region, not just the Region in which they live. City and Inner West (C&IW) Region welcomes members from all Regions to attend courses in C&IW Region.
Bookings are essential, and popular courses fill very quickly. The listing below for each course has the contact details for the Booking Secretary for that course.
Friday Mornings at Leichhardt Library
We are delighted to announce that Face-to-Face sessions resume at Leichhardt Library every Friday morning after Easter.
All sessions start at 10:30 and run for 2 hours.
The Library is on the Piazza Level of the Italian Forum, 23 Norton St., Leichhardt
Convenor and bookings: Janice Millard 0419 203 361
14 May – Grain of Sand
Beach and desert sand: how it has transformed our world, including the hidden social and environmental costs of sand mining.
Speaker: Ian Thompson
21 May – Founding Fathers of USA: George Washington
General during the French and Indian war; leader of the American Continental Army (War of Independence) against the British; Washington was twice elected President of USA.
Speaker: James Murray
28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun – From Sheba to Petra along the Incense and Monsoon Routes
Less well known than the Silk Route, the Incense Route wound its way to the “rose red city” of Petra, then to Alexandria and Damascus.
Speaker: John Tidmarsh
18 June – The Huguenots: France and Australia
Two Huguenot descendants’ stories, from quite different British backgrounds, who led productive lives in the NSW colony making important civic contributions to their host communities.
Speaker: Roger Jachau
25 June – The Physics of the Mind
What makes us alive and human? What are free will and consciousness? Where does ethics come from? Does physics illuminate these Big Questions?
Speaker: Ian Bryce
Friday Morning Zoom Sessions
For the last year we have been conducting Friday Morning Zoom sessions from 10:30 to 12:30. These will continue until the end of June 2021. Zoom sessions for the remainder of May and June 2021 are:
14 May: Kevin Murray
Living In The Anthropocene
21 May: Richard Whittaker
The Red Devil – Bushfires In Australia
28 May: Richard de Grijs
1. Time And Time Again: Determination of Longitude at Sea in the 17th Century
2. From The First Fleet To The Harbour Bridge: Sydney’s astronomical beginnings
4 June: Leigh Haines
Building The HMB Endeavour Replica
11 June: Laurie Wilson
18 June: Jackie Wilson
Is The Snowy Ecosystem Under Threat?
25 June: Punchi Das
Mysteries Of The Deep Sea
If you are interested in attending the Zoom sessions, please email email@example.com
Corrections and Updates
From time to time there are changes to course details after publication of the Course Book. The changes to courses in the City & Inner West Region are listed below. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Ashfield: Cardinal Freeman Village
Bridge for the Less Competitive
This course is on hold as the venue is currently not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Ashfield: Club Ashfield
Cooperative Relaxation and Stretching Activities
Wednesdays 10:00 to 12:00 (excluding school holidays
The Leader is Lois Knight
All bookings to Margaret Quinn firstname.lastname@example.org
Other courses at Club Ashfield
All other courses at Club Ashfield are on hold until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Burwood: Club Burwood
The French Revolution – Then and Now
This course is on hold until April as the Leader is unavailable
Burwood: Woodstock Centre
Please note that the Booking Secretary is unavailable
To book, please phone the Leader Hugh Watson on 0466 910 680
City: U3A Office
Poetry: The Sonnet – A Close Reading
The correct phone number for Patricia Loughlan, the leader and booking secretary, is 0425 284 869
City: Millers Point Classes Moved to U3A City Office
Unfortunately the Millers Point venue is not available to U3A at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions. The following courses have been moved to the U3A City Office.
Reading Ancient Greek Drama
U3A City Office
Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30
May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 8
City: Millers Point – Cancelled Classes
Cracking Cryptic Crosswords, and Mastering Cryptic Crosswords
This course has been cancelled for Semester 1, 2020
Glebe: Glebe Town Hall – Cancelled Classes
“Strummin’ With Jen” Ukelele class
This class has been cancelled for Semester 1, 2021
Glebe: St Helens Community Centre
Course Cancellation – Pathways to the Gods
Unfortunately, due to the ill health of the leader, this course has been cancelled.
We thank the leader. Jaques Goldman, for the many years he has dedicated to running this course.
Leichhardt: Leichhardt Municipal Library
Friday Mornings at Leichhardt Library
Face-to-face meetings at the library resumed in April 2021.
Topic and presenter for each talk are listed above.
Rozelle: Hannaford Centre
Advanced French Conversation
There was an error in the Course Book with this course being entered twice.
Each Tuesday from 2 Feb 11:15 – 12:45
A reasonable background in French is necessary. Focus is on conversational French to improve fluency with occasional grammar. Members are expected to be actively involved in contributing ideas and material for discussion.
Leader and bookings: Sue Tronser 0418 673 670
Stanmore: Private Home
Classical Book Club
This group has returned to the venue shown in the Course Book