NB-Course Book Changes

Semester 1, 2021
Course Book Changes/Updates

Due to the continually moving situation re COVID-19, there are a number of changes to our Course Book since it went to print in December. These are shown below in venue/page order. To avoid any confusion, please update your copy of the Course Book to reflect these changes.

Forestville: Forest Community Arts Centre

The name of the Venue Coordinator has changed – please note:
Venue coordinator: Jen Hill  jenhill949@gmail.com

CANASTA – BOLIVIA VERSION (Page 33)
Unfortunately this course has been CANCELLED.

HISTORY OF THE USA: MODERN TIMES (Page 33)
Four sessions, each Tuesday from 2 March 10.00am-12.00pm
IMPORTANT – Note change of venue to Forestville Seniors Centre, Corner Warringah Road and Starkey Street, Forestville.

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION at Forestville Seniors Centre, 2 Starkey Street
Tuesday 13 April 10.00-12.00pm
A repeat presentation by Dr Graeme Woodrow who recently spoke at North Curl Curl
COVID VACCINES, MOLECULES AND ME
Dr Woodrow trained as a molecular biologist and had a long career in the biotechnology industry, including 10 years as part of an Australia-wide team developing a malaria vaccine. He had eight years as Chief of CSIRO’s Division of Molecular and Health Technologies and is currently a Senior Science Advisor for CSIRO. He was Foundation Editor of the handbook “New Generation Vaccines’, now in its 4th edition.
Speaker: Dr Graeme Woodrow
Book: By email to jenhill949@gmail.com

THE FRENCH IN INDOCHINA (Page 33)
This course has been cancelled and is being replaced by:
A NEW COLD WAR IN ASIA?
Are China and the West heading towards a new Cold War? How and why did it all begin? We look for some answers.
3 sessions (alt Wed) as per Course Book: 28 April, 12 and 26 May, 10.00-12.00
Leader: Peter Nixon
Book: jenhill949@gmail.com
IMPORTANT – Note change of venue to Forestville Seniors Centre, Corner Warringah Road and Starkey Street, Forestville.

Narrabeen: Tramshed Arts and Community Centre

ART: PAINTING AND DRAWING IN ANY MEDIUM (Page 35)
Each Monday from 1 February 1.00-4.00pm

The phone number for the Leader, June Rodden, is incorrect – it should read 9402 4550.
Book: Shirley Jensen 9982 4395

TUESDAYS AT THE TRAMSHED (Page 35)
2. Starring at the Stadium 3 (changed from ‘The best of Starring at the Stadium’)
This session stars Ella, Little Richard, Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Acker Bilk and many more. Don’t miss it.
Speaker: John Watt

FRENCH POST BEGINNERS (Page 35)
Please note new start date: Alt Fridays from 5 Feb (not 12 Feb) from 10am-12pm
Book: Olivia Kesby 0401 303 472 olivia.kesby@gmail.com

Narrabeen North: Bilarong Community Hall

PLAY THE RECORDER (page 36)
Unfortunately, this course has been CANCELLED

Newport: Community Centre (Pages 36-38)

PLEASE NOTE
Although Newport Community Centre was closed at the start of our semester the venue is now open for business and apart from the changes noted below all activities are as per the Course Book.

YOGA AND RELAXATION (Page 37) – Each Friday from 29 Jan 12.30-2.00pm
The phone number for the Leader, Elizabeth Waring, is incorrect. The correct number is
0408 482 044; however, please note that emails are preferred.
Book: Pamela Frei  0415 603 906  pamelannfrei@icloud.com (preferred)

TOPICS OF INTEREST AT NEWPORT
1. How the internet has and has not changed the way we teach at University (Page 37)
Regrettably this presentation has been CANCELLED.

9. Dorothea Mackellar at Pittwater (Page 38)
Please note the correct date is Tuesday 22 June (not 24 June as shown in the printed book)

North Curl Curl: Community Centre

THURSDAY TALKS AT NORTH CURL CURL – 10.00am-12.00pm
3. A Brief History of Human Wisdom, Part 1 – 11, 18 and 25 Feb (Page 38)
These three talks have been postponed until Semester 2.
In place of this series, the following changes have been made:
18 Feb – The Spanish Armada
Speaker: Rosemary McCulloch
4. Founding Fathers of USA (Page 38)
This series of presentations has been brought forward one week and the new dates are 25 Feb, 4, 11 and 18 Mar.
25 Mar – There will be no Thursday talk on this date. However, please join us at our AGM – details here and on Page 33 of the Course Book.

6. Quarantine Station – 22 April (Page 39) 
The history of the Quarantine Station, in particular its importance for infection control in the new colony.
Speaker: Ross Downie.

TWO NEW COURSES, from 18 March
Each Thursday, at each end of the Main Hall, 12.45-3.45pm
CANASTA (BOLIVIA VERSION) – Book: Eve Lane
MAH JONG – Book: Rosalie Howard

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS:
Tuesday 23 March 10.00-12.00pm
COVID VACCINES, MOLECULES AND ME
Speaker:
Dr Graeme Woodrow
Dr Graeme Woodrow trained as a molecular biologist and had a long career in the biotechnology industry, including 10 years as part of an Australia-wide team developing a malaria vaccine. He had eight years as Chief of CSIRO’s Division of Molecular and Health Technologies and is currently a Senior Science Advisor for CSIRO. He was Foundation Editor of the handbook “New Generation Vaccines’, now in its 4th edition.
Book: By email to Ruth Buchanan, or by phone to 0401 203 368

Tuesday 20 April 10.00-12.00pm
A Special Presentation by Dr Keith Suter
TOPIC – Life Post COVID and the Future of Employment
Dr Keith is one of Australia’s most influential global futurists and media commentators on national and foreign affairs. He appears frequently on Channel 7’s Sunrise program and is renowned for explaining global issues in a way his audiences can digest and easily understand.
Book: By email to Ruth Buchanan, or by phone to 0401 203 368

Warriewood: Nelson Heather Senior Citizens Centre

TOPICS OF OUR TIMES (Page 39)
Alt Tuesdays from 12 Jan 2.00- 4.00pm
This course has decided to hold its sessions via Zoom rather than meet face to face
Book: Peggy Crocker 9975 6828 fripeg@optusnet.com.au

SINGING FOR THE JOY OF SINGING (Page 39)
Good news! This course is now able to open after having to close due to COVID-19 regulations.
Alternate Fridays from 26 March – same details as per the Course Book

RUSSIAN FOR BEGINNERS (Page 40)
Alt Wednesdays from 3 February 2.00-4.00pm
Please note new venue: Mona Vale Meeting Room at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Road.

FRENCH CONVERSATION (Page 40)
Alt Fridays from 5 February 10.00am-12.00pm
Please note new venue: Berry Hall at The Tramshed, 1395A Pittwater Road, Narrabeen.

PURE CLASS WRITING GROUP (Page 40)
Unfortunately, this course has been CANCELLED

Warriewood: Ted Blackwood Community Centre

NEW COURSE – COVID-19 restrictions will, of course, be followed:
ACTIVE SENIORS DANCE CLASSES
Two classes, each Friday from 5 March, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
Book: Susan Ascher  sues2512@tpg.com.au
Leader: Barbara Martin, 0413 656 387

Zoom Meetings

YOU NEED NOT AGREE (Page 40)
Currently classes will be delivered each week via Zoom (instead of alternate weeks Zoom/face to face). After Easter the classes will revert to alternate weeks Zoom/face to face at Mona Vale Memorial Hall.
Book: Kevin Murray  9997 6078  kevandglenny@gmail.com