|M211||FRENCH (INTERMEDIATE)||HILARY FAWCETT|
|Continuing classes, current
students given priority to continue. Understanding and using French,
revising and exploring to suit each group of students. 9.30 class is the
more advanced of the two. Maximum number for class - 10 (8 preferred, but
current students will not be turned away.)
Hilary Fawcett: Degrees in medieval English and in French, latter as a mature student from University of Tasmania. Love teaching mature students and learning from them. Have worked in teaching and in music.
|Ten distinguished speakers will
share with us aspects of Tasmanian history, culture and nature. See
noticeboard for full program.
Barry Reynolds: Tasmanian born and educated. Arts graduate, University of Tasmania (majoring in history and political science. Primary school teacher and principal for 40 years. U3A tutor in History and French for the past 7 years.
|M213*||THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT||ROWENA MACKEAN|
|Theatre, architecture, mathematics,
geography, poetry, history, philosophy, politics - Greek words for ideas
invented or developed by the ancient Greeks. Visit Athens without leaving
Hobart as we look at Greek culture and language, still so much a part of
our life today.
Rowena MacKean: Pom by birth, Tasmanian by adoption. Background in advertising and teaching. Helped to start Clarence U3A.
|M214||ANNA KARENINA||JOAN CARR|
|Let's be brave and tackle one of
the great Russian novels for a change! If you are daunted by the thought
of all Tolstoy's difficult names there will be notes with a List of
Characters and an explanation of the Russian naming system.
Joan Carr: Originally trained as a teacher of the deaf, Joan has taught disabled children and adults in Australia, Canada and Nigeria. She has 6 children and a passion for books.
|M215||THE WAY WE WERE||MARGARET ROSE|
|A discussion group - all will participate in recalling different aspects of life in Tasmania 1945-1955 as part of a state wide project to gather information for archives.|
|Maximum number for class - 20|
MONDAY SESSION 2 - 10.55
|M221||COUNTRY DANCING||ALISON JONES|
|Keep warm and active this winter
and make new friends by taking part in Scottish and other country dances.
Alison Jones: I have been Scottish country dancing as long as I can remember (including displays and gaining a teacher's certificate) and through it have friends all over Australia and in many other countries.
|Maximum number for class - 28-30|
|M222*||WHAT'S IN A NAME?||RUTH BINNY|
|A brief look at the personalities
responsible for pavlovas, Bismarck (town and potato), pilates, sandwiches,
mausoleums and so on.
Ruth Binny: Retired History teacher who specialized in ancient civilizations (Greece, Rome, Egypt), Tudors, Stuarts, Australian History and 20th Century. Was Chief Examiner TCE for 20th and Marking Examiner for others. Chairperson NNHIC, executive member of RAST Council and part of the furniture at U3A.
|Maximum number for class - 35||Levy $3|
|M223||PIERS PLOWMAN||SANDY PORTEOUS|
|William Langland: a reading of
Piers Plowman, The Vita, Prologue & Passus I-VII, in the B-version.
All these terms are well-explained in our text: William Langland Piers the
Ploughman. Translated into Modern English, with an introduction by JH
Goodrich: Penguin (Fuller's Bookshop should have copies). We shall explore
the poetic, moral, social and political aspects of this magisterial poem,
as closely as time allows. Please read the introduction before we meet.
Sandy Porteous: Graduated MA at Edinburgh University, completed education teaching medieval and other English literature for 35 years.
|Maximum number for class - 8||Levy $2|
|M224||THE PORTRAIT IN WESTERN ART||TONY BELLETTE|
|We look at portraiture as an art form from antiquity to the present, focusing on painting and photography.|
|M225||DEMOCRACY: THE POLITICAL & ELECTORAL PROCESS AND THE PEOPLE||COLIN BALL|
|The course will look at the
Australian and Tasmanian electoral process as well as aspects of the
democratic system in the USA. It will raise a number of questions about
Colin Ball: Involved in the management of elections for some 38 years. Australian Electoral Officer for Tasmania, Tasmanian Chief Electoral Officer, Consultant to the UN and the Commonwealth Secretariat in relation to elections in overseas countries.
MONDAY SESSION 3 - 12.05
|M231||FRENCH (INTERMEDIATE)||HILARY FAWCETT|
|Continuing classes, current students given priority. Understanding and using French, revising and exploring to suit each group of students. In this class we will concentrate on building confidence.|
|Maximum number for class - 10 but will accept 11.||Levy $5|
|M232||LATIN 3||MARGARET COLLIS|
|This is a continuing class. We will
be using the Cambridge Latin Course Book 3.
Margaret Collis: Tasmanian born and bred, Margaret taught maths first and then computing at TAFE.
|Maximum number for class - 10|
|M233||PLAY READING||BERNARD GILLON|
|A range of 20th Century plays will
be read - farces, comedies, melodramas and thrillers. More men are invited
Bernard Gillon: Retired primary school principal. Main interests gardening, travel and choral singing. I sing with the Hobart Orpheus Choir and Riverside Arts Club and am on the committee of both and am a Life Member of Orpheus Choir.
|M234||WRITERS' WORKSHOP||COLIN PYEFINCH|
|An opportunity for those who enjoy writing (or would like to) to share their efforts in a friendly atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement.|
|Maximum number for class - 12/15|
|M235||TASMANIA'S WATER PROBLEMS||DAVID LEAMAN|
|The course covers general
principles and then examines surface and groundwater supplies, water
usage, maintenance of quality standards, relationships to land usage,
water policy and management factors. Find out how complex the water cycle
really is and how we tend to overlook long and short term realities.
A book will be provided as an option for about $10.
|M236*||WHO'S WHO IN THE 18TH CENTURY||ROWENA MACKEAN|
|Meet the people who lived, worked, fought, invented, explored, wrote or politicked in the Eighteenth Century. Class members will research a person of their choice, then share their findings with the class. Pick up a list of interesting people from the front desk - or choose your own.|
WEDNESDAY SESSION 1 - 9.30
|Continuing course. Students should have prior knowledge of the language.|
|Maximum number for class - 12||Levy possibly $5|
|W212*||FROM THE HOBBIT TO HARRY POTTER||JOAN CARR|
|We will look at the development of children's literature through the ages but this is a participatory course in which class members will be invited to talk about their own favourite children's books.|
|W213||A TRAVELLER IN JAPAN||JOHN MILLER|
|A series of talks, some with colour
slides, about things of interest in this country, including history,
music, temples and gardens, flower arranging, food, accommodation,
transport, language, script and anything else Japanese.
John Miller: Photographer and Japanese language mature student visited Japan 8 times resulting in interest, especially traditional gardens.
|W214*||CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS||FRANK BROWN|
|A side-step into the weird world of the cryptic crossword. For novices and the experienced. A pencil or pen and sense of humour required.|
|W215*||GREAT FEUDS IN SCIENCE||NOELA FOXCROFT|
|A look at some of the great feuds in science and the people involved.|
WEDNESDAY SESSION 2 - 10.55
|Continuing course. Students must have a basic knowledge of the language.|
|Maximum number for class - 12||Levy possibly $5|
|For beginners and those wishing to
refresh their game. Continuing course. Students must have a basic
knowledge of the language.
Don Farnell: Worked in head office of Education Department for 34 years. Played chess for the Eastern Shore club and for the Sandy Bay club.
|Maximum number for class - 12|
|M223||FOLK DANCING||KRISTA SANDS|
|Traditional folk dances from
various cultures, mostly Balkans, Greek, Israeli, also modern
choreographed dances using the traditional steps. Start from basics.
Krista Sands: I have been dancing regularly for at least 20 years and after I retired 3 years ago I did a dance teacher training course.
|Maximum number for class - 20|
|W224*||MORE MEDICAL MEANDERINGS||IAN LEWIS|
|Titles of talks include Life is a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Hereditary Condition - Majestic Maladies - Some Leaders, good or bad, and their Health - Dead Ends and Medical Furphies - and many other topics of interest and amusement.|
|W225||WHAT'S THE MATTER?||JOHN GYFFYN|
|All this stuff that is around us. Where did it come from? How do we exploit it? What is Materials Science anyway? By the way, no prerequisites or maths required.|
|Maximum number for class - 20||Levy $5|
|W226*||TERSE VERSE OR WORSE||GLENN PULLEN|
|Reading aloud short poems or
extracts on various themes, light-hearted as well as lyrical.
Glenn Pullen: Formerly a teacher and library administrator; incurable chatterer and infinitely intrigued by words; avid lawn bowler and probably heretical theologian.
|Maximum number for class - 15|
WEDNESDAY SESSION 3 - 12.05
|W231||CLAY TABLETS TO COMPUTERS - PART 2||NOELA FOXCROFT|
|This section of the course will
look at the great contribution of the Greeks to the development of
mathematics. New members most welcome.
Noela Foxcroft: 30 years teaching mathematics and science in Hobart High Schools. Has been giving courses at U3A in these areas for the past six years.
|W232*||FACING THE MUSIC||CHRISTIAN CARSON|
|Classical music: introduction, knowledge and appreciation by listening to recordings and non-technical discussion. Covers major composers, history, trends - from medieval to 20th century.|
|W233*||FORGOTTEN GENIUS||GIFFORD CAUSON|
|Newton, Galileo, Einstein - these are the men we remember but there are many other fascinating people who did incredible things. Who first measured the size of the earth or the speed of light?|
|W234||UNDERSTANDING BUDDHISM||VENERABLE SANTIDHAMMO|
|General focus will be on the actual teaching of the Buddha and the essential agreement of all great mystics. Particular focus will be on Meister Eckhart, Schopenhauer and Nisargadatta.|
|Maximum number for class - 30||Levy $2|