Upper North

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

Upper North April newsletter 2019

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: stuart@incontact.com.au


Lectures in April

A selection of lectures in April

HORNSBY LIBRARY

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.

LINDFIELD GARDENS

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 ellar1@bigpond.com

TURRAMURRA ROHINI VILLAGE

51-53 Rohini Avenue, Turramurra

Speakers’ program

Wednesday 10 April, 10.30-12 noon

Computer Pals for seniors, Turramurra, Bill Soper

Leader and bookings: Margaret Waldock, 0419740181, margaretwaldock@outlook.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

thelandingsvilla@gmail.com

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, j_alycett@optusnet.com.au

 

BEROWRA COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Gully Road, balcony room

Current World

Monday 29 April, 10-12 noon

Telecommunications, Hugh Daniel

Leader and bookings (not essential) Joan Scott, djscott@tpg.com.au, 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, dymalone@bigpond.net.au


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: sabels01@optusnet.com.au


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 gwmarr1@bigpond.com


Tea money

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 sabels02@optusnet.com.au

 

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, stanisosterly@hotmail.com

 

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 jennyj37@bigpond.com.

 


Upper North AGM 

Over 60 members attended the Upper North AGM in November at Turramurra Uniting Church.

 Read more about the AGM


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 gwmarr1@bigpond.com or Pauline Holbrook on holbrookj@bigpond.com


Fipple Fluters

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

SPEAKER

SUBJECT

13-Feb

IAN BRYCE

Deduction and Induction – how we know things about the world.

27-Feb

KEVIN MURRAY

EVOLUTION OF HUMANS

13-Mar

JOAN SCOTT

SPACE : THE NEXT FRONTIER

27-Mar

DAVID MALONE

The history of time measurement

10-Apr

MARTIN THOMAS

HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA NUCLEAR  position

24-Apr

JOHN WEBB

In praise of CO2

8-May

JOHN HOOPER

NUCLEAR FROM PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE

22-May

LAURIE WILSON

ET WHERE ARE YOU?

5-Jun

IAN THOMSON

THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 


 Upper North Committee 2019

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