Welcome to U3A Upper North Region
The Upper North region covers mainly the Local Government areas of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai. Courses are held in the suburbs of Berowra, Castle Hill, Epping, Eastwood, Gordon, Hornsby, Killara, Lindfield, Pennant Hills, Pymble, St Ives, Turramurra, Wahroonga, and Waitara.
Please view the Semester 1 2019 Course Book
Upper North Newsletter
If you haven’t received the latest copy please check as it may have been captured in your junk email folder. We also take this opportunity to issue a friendly reminder to contact us with your updated details if you change your email address, contact: email@example.com
Lectures in April
A selection of lectures in April
28-44 George Street, Hornsby
Due to ongoing renovation works at Hornsby Library we have been advised that ALL U3A seminars in the first two weeks of April will be cancelled. Cancelled are:
Computer Courses for Beginners, Thursdays 4 and 11 April
Italian for Travellers, Tuesdays 2 April and 9 April
Australian History Seminars, Tuesday 2 April
Poetry Appreciation group, Wednesday 3 April
Travelling Ladies, Tuesday 9 April
The World of Classical Music Wednesday 10 April
Grahame Marr and Marjorie Perry have made every effort to get the information out at such short notice and to provide alternative venues, but this late in the day suitable options were not available. Course leaders and bookings secretaries have worked hard to inform everyone in their seminars impacted by the cancellations. It is with a great deal of regret that all the affected course leaders took the decision to cancel their seminars for those two weeks.
2 Ulmarra Place, Lindfield
A series of interesting talks
Thursday, 18 April, 10-12 noon
The history of rock and roll music in Australia – from a radio announcer’s point of view, Pete Graham
Book through the office, 9416 8466.
KILLARA: LOURDES RETIREMENT VILLAGE
95 Stanhope Road, Killara
Historical and other interesting topics
Thursday 4 April, 10-12 noon
Australia the Great Southland, Geoff Davidson
Bookings not required.
Venue convenor and leader Lesley Ransley, 9880 9949 firstname.lastname@example.org
TURRAMURRA ROHINI VILLAGE
51-53 Rohini Avenue, Turramurra
Wednesday 10 April, 10.30-12 noon
Computer Pals for seniors, Turramurra, Bill Soper
Leader and bookings: Margaret Waldock, 0419740181, email@example.com
TURRAMURRA NORTH: THE LANDINGS
440 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra
Topics of Interest
Tuesday 9 April, 10.00-11.30
Lose Amiens and Lose the War, the Battle of Villers Bretonneux, David Wilkins
Tuesday 23 April, 10.00-11.30
Marching off to war: a Great War trilogy, Garry Smith
Convenor: Wendy Bull, 9488 5268
Bookings not required.
BEROWRA COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Gully Road, balcony room
Affairs of interest
Monday 8 April, 10-12 noon
A heritage pub crawl of Hornsby Shire, Tom Richmond
(Please note — Tuesday 23 April, 10-12 noon
World of D’Oyly Carte, Rosemary McCulloch
Leader and bookings: Anne Lycett, firstname.lastname@example.org
BEROWRA COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Gully Road, balcony room
Monday 29 April, 10-12 noon
Telecommunications, Hugh Daniel
Leader and bookings (not essential) Joan Scott, email@example.com, 9456 0697, 040 545 3396
EPPING COMMUNITY CENTRE
9 Oxford Street, Epping
More big moments in the history of science
Wednesday 3 April, 10.00-12 noon
Forgotten Australians, Tony McCurdy
Wednesday 17 April, 10.00-12 noon
Chemistry in the home, Ian Thompson
Leader and bookings, David Malone, 0418 440 828, firstname.lastname@example.org
AV assistant required
We are looking for a volunteer to help our IT/AV guru, Gerald Sabel, with a view to eventually taking over, the setting up and running of the AV equipment for courses currently held at Hornsby Library.
If you think you have the skills required, or you need more information, please contact Gerald at: email@example.com
Are you fluent in Italian
We are looking for someone to teach extra classes of Italian. If you are interested, please contact Grahame Marr on firstname.lastname@example.org
As you are aware, morning/afternoon tea is provided at most U3A courses. We ask members for a gold coin donation to offset the cost of supplying tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits etc. Any surplus moneys collected also goes towards providing a thank you luncheon for all the volunteer lecturers, leaders, venue co-ordinators and administrators who work tirelessly for U3A. We recommend that members donate $2 for morning/afternoon tea.
Help with transport
Are you having problems getting to U3A classes because of mobility issues?
Please be aware that you may be eligible to take advantage of the Australian Government’s My Aged Care service which can provide you with transport options if you are unable to attend U3A classes.
You need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or look at their website, www.myagedcare.gov.au
You will be set up initially with an identity number and given a suggested list of providers in your area. There is usually a small charge for transport to and from the venue.
Ebba honoured with Life Membership of U3A
At the recent U3A Annual General Meeting held on the 20th March at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, long-term member, Ebba Van Der Helder was presented with Honorary Life Membership of U3A. She has worked tirelessly for U3A for many years as a lecturer and as Treasurer on the U3A Upper North committee.
Corrections to course book entries
Please note there are some changes to the Upper North entries in the 2019 1st Semester Course Book. Please see the changes and corrections below.
CANCELLATION OF COURSES
PLEASE NOTE: that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Discussion Group (which was to be held in a private home in Wahroonga and led by Eva Browne) has been cancelled.
Also ‘Exploration of the Pacific in the age of Cook’ (page 56 of the course book) which was to be held at Epping Community Centre has been cancelled.
CORRECTIONS TO COURSE BOOK
Please note the corrections to the ‘Program of Speakers’ at The Landings in Turramurra North (page 62 of the course book). The entry should read:
Tuesday 12th March – ‘Captain Moonlight’ – Presenter: Peter Headley
Please note that the phone number listed in the ‘Psychology’ course (page 57 of the course book) at Hornsby Central Library should read 0419 633 115
In the ‘Physics and the Big Questions’ course (page 57 of the course book) at Hornsby Centre Library, the email address should read email@example.com
The Roman History: City of Rome course (page 60 of the course book)at St Ives Uniting Church, the starting date should read 20 February.
The ‘Writing Stories’ course (page 60 of the course book) at St Ives Uniting Church, the starting date should read 6 February. Please note Sarney Mitting is now taking bookings, 9144 1992.
The ‘Great Ideal of Philosophy’ course (page 61 of the course book) at Rohini Village, the bookings entry should read, Bookings: Stanis Osterly, 9487 6634, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Latin Intermediate A’ course (page 59 of the course book) at Lindfield Senior Citizens Resource Centre, the starting date of the course should read 6 February.
The Modern and Classic Novels course (page 59 of the course book) at Lindfield Senior Citizens Resource Centre, the time of the course should read 10.15-12.15.
CHANGE TO CONTACT DETAILS
PLEASE NOTE: There has been a change of contact details for Alan Saunders who is the leader of the ‘Golden Age of Cinema’ course. Alternate Fridays from 15th March at St Ives Uniting Church. Bookings: Alan Saunders, 9997 6670.
CORRECTION OF EMAIL ADDRESS
PLEASE NOTE: A correction to the email address in the lecture series ‘Roman History: The City of Rome’ at St Ives Uniting Church
Leader and bookings Leonie Hayne, 9417 2894. Secretary: Jenny Johnston, 9416 3639 email@example.com.
Upper North AGM
Over 60 members attended the Upper North AGM in November at Turramurra Uniting Church.
A big thank you to Ku-ring-gai Council
Our region has been fortunate to receive a community grant from Ku-ring-gai Council totalling $1922.
The generous amount has made possible the purchase of a range of audio-visual equipment for use in a variety of presentations and venues.
Thanks to the Council on behalf of all our members.
Wanted Course Leaders
Are you interested in running a course for U3A? Do you know a lot about a particular topic?
Why not impart your knowledge to an audience of enthusiastic U3A members. Contact either Grahame Marr on firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Holbrook on email@example.com
The Upper North U3A group known as The Fipple Fluters recently gave a concert at the Hornsby North Baptist Church for its ‘Time Out for Seniors Group’. They had played for this group before. During the past twelve years, they have also given concerts for Probus and played for U3A events at Sydney University, Customs House and Wesley Centre. In addition they have visited a number of local schools to assist teachers in encouraging students to understand the nature and depth of recorder repertoire from mediaeval music to the present day.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: GLIMPSES OF OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
St Ives Uniting Church, cnr Douglas Street and Mona Vale Road
Full list of lectures for this semester
|Deduction and Induction – how we know things about the world.|
|EVOLUTION OF HUMANS|
|SPACE : THE NEXT FRONTIER|
|The history of time measurement|
|HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA NUCLEAR position|
|In praise of CO2|
|NUCLEAR FROM PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE|
|ET WHERE ARE YOU?|
|THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
Upper North Committee 2019
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