Course changes

Changes to Upper North Courses and Events Semester 1, 2021

Because of the evolving Covid-19 situation, some changes have occurred since the Course Book went to print in January.  Below is a summary of the most recent changes.

Courses now delivered via Zoom or email

The following were listed in the course book as being delivered face-to-face. They are now being held on zoom or by email. Before the first session of your course, please check with the leader or bookings person to see if there are any further changes

TUESDAY WORDSMITHS (max 12) (This course will now be delivered on zoom)
Alternate Tuesdays from 2 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Everyone has a story to tell. Our friendly interactive group will help you find the key to unlock the door to your imagination. Leaders will rotate.
Bookings: Liz Laslett 0410 498 621

 

THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (This course will now be held via email)
Alternate Wednesdays from 10 Feb 10:15 – 12:15
Continuing excursions into the world of classical music in all its forms, where you will meet familiar and not-so familiar composers
Leader: John Yates
Bookings: Rick Walter rjwalter@tpg.com.au

CURRENT AFFAIRS FORUM 2 (This course is now being delivered on zoom)
Alternate Thursdays from 21 Jan 10:00 – 12:00
We discuss and actively debate, current news topics on which our members have strong and often different views. New members welcome.
Leader and bookings: Liz Laslett, 0410 498 621 (please note change of contact number for bookings)

UKULELE FOR FUN (This course will now be delivered on zoom)
Each Wednesday from 3 Feb 9:00 – 12:00
Have a lot of fun with a friendly group
Leader: Dennis Simmons
Bookings: Barrie Heath 0450 405 526
foxv217@gmail.com

ISSUES AND IDEAS (This course will be delivered on zoom)
Alternate Tuesdays from 12 Jan 10:00 – 12:00, (please note that there will be no session on 26 Jan)
This is a lively discussion group. We research and discuss papers on a wide variety of contemporary issues, taking turns (voluntary) to lead discussion on one particular
issue per session. We sometimes invite outside speakers to lead discussion.
Leaders: Jim Gray and John Brockman
Bookings: Jim Gray jcgray01@optusnet.com.au
9680 2873; John Brockman alban.kingslangley@gmail.com

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: GLIMPSES OF
OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (This course will now be delivered on zoom)
Alternate Wednesday from 10 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Covers a full range of scientific disciplines (physics, medical, biological, climate, engineering and others). Remain relevant and be informed by the quality of
lectures offered. We have run for 16 well subscribed years.
Leader: Howard Ferrer
Bookings: Andrew Bean 9983 1225
andrewrosbean@bigpond.com

FUN PROBLEM SOLVING TO KEEP OUR MINDS ACTIVE (This course will now be delivered on zoom)
Alternate Tuesdays from 2 Feb 9:30 – 11:30
Let’s challenge our brains and keep mentally agile by learning how to solve geometric puzzles such as tangrams and pentominoes, as well as space problems, number
puzzles, word problems and logic problems. Please bring paper, pencils and scissors and, of course, an eraser.
Leader and bookings: Sandra Sadler 9484 5513
spsadler@dodo.com.au

MODERN AND CLASSIC NOVELS (This course will now be delivered on zoom)
Alternate Thursdays from 4 Feb 10:15 – 12:15
A literary discussion group studying 10 or 11 books each
semester in a friendly and informal setting. All enthusiastic
readers welcome. The first two books for first semester
The mirror and the light Hilary Mantel and Tess of the
D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy.
Leader and bookings: Maurice O’Donovan 9411 8717
odonovan.1@bigpond.com

ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT MUSIC WE HAVE GROWN UP WITH WILL NOW BE HELD VIA ZOOM ONLY AND BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE TO HOWARD FERRER VIA HIS EMAIL ADDRESS, NOT THE NAME LISTED IN THE COURSE BOOK.

MUSIC WE HAVE GROWN UP WITH (zoom)
Alternate Thursdays from 4 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
Moves into its 6th consecutive semester. In 2021 we shall continue exploring the magic of music from the 1920s to the 1970s, including music genres such as musical theatre
and folk music. The music is delivered by way of video, enhancing the enjoyment.
Leader and bookings Howard Ferrer howardf@optusnet.com.au,


Epping Uniting Church

The contact number for this course is different to the one published in the Course Book. Please note the correct one below

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING (Max 15)
Every Friday from 5 Feb 10:00 – 11:30
A fun, social activity for all ages. Dances are performed in sets of 6 or 8 people and as soon as you hear the wonderful wealth of Scottish music you will want to dance. Moderate physical fitness is required but no previous dance experience or partner is need. Wear soft shoes and light clothing. No kilt is required nor any Scottish connection.
Leader: Sheena Caswell 0401847468, sheena.caswell@gmail.com. Bookings Sue at suesuespan@gmail.com

MORE BIG MOMENTS IN SCIENCE (zoom)
Please note that the time for this zoom course is 1.30-3.30


Epping Leisure and Learning Centre

CONFRONTING THE FOUR HORSEMEN IN HUMAN HISTORY
This course will now be held face-to-face and email


The following courses have been postponed or cancelled because of Covid-19 restriction difficulties

St Ives Uniting Church

Please note that Venue coordinator is now Josie Lead (Tan) 0421 959 749, jtjosie@gmail.com 

MONDAY AT ST IVES) 
This course has been postponed until Second Semester

CURRENT AFFAIRS FORUM 1
This course has been postponed until Covid restrictions eased

HEALTHY EATING FOR OVER 55s
This course has been postponed until Covid restrictions eased


Turramurra Uniting Church

FRENCH CONVERSATION
This course has been cancelled


Waitara Girl Guides Hall

POETRY APPRECIATION.
This course will now be delivered via Zoom


Turramurra Uniting Church

Turramurra Ave. Parking available.
Wheelchair access.

GERMAN INTERMEDIATE (max 12)  (THIS COURSE WAS ORIGINALLY TO BE HELD AT THE WONIORA BUT IS NOW BEING HELD AT TURRAMURRA UNITING CHURCH

Each Monday from 22 Feb 10:00 – 12:00  (NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE)
This course assumes that students have studied German in
the past and want to brush up on their speaking, reading
skills and basic grammar. The emphasis is on oral German
and some necessary grammar.
Leader and bookings: Dorothee Schifter 9487 2578
dorothee.schifter@bigpond.com


Berowra Community Centre

Affairs of Interest in the current world

Please see correction to Jackie Wilson’s email address. It should read jhjgw@yahoo.com


Pymble Uniting Church

The two French courses listed at this venue will now be held at St Andrews Anglican Church, Roseville.

Please contact Peter Rennie 9451 8538 or Heather Lakiss 0402 080 045 for the latest details

WALLAROBBA ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE

Music Recorder
MEDIUM TO ADVANCED RECORDER GROUP
THIS COURSE HAS NOW MOVED TO WALLAROBBA ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE ,  25 EDGEWORTH DAVID ROAD,

This is a friendly and relaxed group whose purpose is,
the enjoyment of making beautiful music together.
Leader and bookings: Annette Salt 0407 873 455 CHECK WITH ANNETTE FOR DATES AND TIMES

NEW COURSE (PRIVATE HOME)

LITERARY MASTERPIECES (8) ST IVES

Tuesdays monthly 10-12 from 2 March

A small convivial group of passionate book lovers will focus upon extraordinary unforgettable stories by internationally acclaimed authors

Leader and bookings Kaye Hornley 0412750 487, kaye@practicalpsychology.com.au


Please let me know if there are other changes that have not been listed here

Susan Shaw suesuespan@gmail.com