Courses – via Zoom and Email

COURSES CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM

MORE BIG MOMENTS IN SCIENCE (zoom)
Alternate Wednesdays from 10 Feb, 1.30-3.30
Our scientific series of general interest examines: medicine
Covid virus, digitisation and alternate medicine; ecology
(The Snowy, recycling, bushfires 2019/20, anthropogenies,
and arachnids) and astronomy.
Leader and Bookings: David Malone 0418 440 828
dymalone@bigpond.net.au

SPANISH CONVERSATION (zoom)
Alternate Tuesdays from 2 Feb 2:00 – 4:00
Most of the time we discuss current affairs, cultural events
or a subject previously decided upon. Spanish is spoken
90 percent of the time. Good knowledge of the language
is required.
Leader: Maria Criado 0424 939 767
Bookings: Jenny Brady 9966 8510
Language French

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (max 12)
(zoom)
Each Wednesday 10 Feb 10:00 – 12:00
This course is for those who have completed at least
4 years of French courses, and with a good basic
knowledge of French grammar. It aims to develop skills in
understanding spoken and written French, and in writing
and speaking French.
Leader and bookings: Ethleen Low 0418161706
ethlow@bigpond.net.au

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,

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

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: Michael Branagan
0417 452 100

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

 

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

POETRY APPRECIATION  (This course is now to be delivered on Zoom)
Alternate Wednesdays from 3 Feb 1:00 – 3:00
Listen to and contribute your own selected poems,
discuss a range of favourite and contemporary poets and
their work. References to literary terms used in poetry will
be occasional. Be ready to dig out your own poems of
pleasure and discover new ones!
Leader and bookings: Robert Plumbe 0407 160 835
robert.plumbe@gmail.com

 

Book Group
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

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