Clarence University of the Third Age

COURSE PROGRAM TERM 3, 2010

MONDAY SESSION 1 - 9.30

M311 FRENCH HILARY FAWCETT
A continuing class for existing students.

M312 HAVE YOU TIME? DAVID LEAMAN
What is time? This series begins in a cloud of philosophy and then traces human thinking about time, compares cultural approaches to time and the means to measure it. Can you afford the time to come along?

M313 THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION GREG THE
The first 7 sessions will trace the origin and course of the Russian Revolution of 1917 leading into the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1922. The last 3 sessions will deal with the Spanish Civil War 1936-9. We will try to understand the beliefs, passions and hatred of the protagonists in this tragedy.

M314 PAINTING SUE BANKS
A Continuation course. Participants will try a range of ideas using the versatile medium of watercolours. Gum trees - bush scenes, drawing with pastels, pen and ink. There are a few spaces for beginners. Exhibition planned for November.
Class limit 16.

M315 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BARRY CHAPMAN
Interactive seminars for beginners and experienced family historians. Seminars will cover generic genealogical research methods and sources for those with forbears in England and Wales, with some sources for researching Irish or Scottish ancestors. If required, knowledge of researching colonial American and post 1784 USA, and colonial West Indies sources.

MONDAY SESSION 2 - 10.55

M321 GERMAN (CONVERSATIONAL) HELEN LAWRENCE
This is a ongoing class but room for others. All members need to be fluent enough to understand the flow and to ask pertinent questions. The inspiring class leader is German-born Irene Jepson

M322 ARMCHAIR TRAVELLING PAT OLDING
Armchair Travel is an opportunity for you to travel with John and Pat Olding from the comfort of your chair at U3A. Pat, John and friends will be taking you to extreme places such as The Shetland Islands and Antarctica, and many in between.

M323 FILMS MARY COWLING & CATHERINE FAIR
A different film each week - sit and enjoy a favourite film

DATEMOVIE
20 SepFinding Neverland
27 SepMrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
  4 OctThe Rabbit Proof Fence
11 OctTBA
18 OctBattle of the River Plate
25 OctTBA
  1 NovCabaret
  8 NovTBA
15 NovTBA
22 NovTBA

M324 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.
Class maximum 15

M325 COUNTRY DANCING ALISON JONES
We call this reel exercise. We enjoy sharing the shapes and patterns of social dances from various areas and make friends along the way.
Class maximum 32

M326 ITALIAN ROSANNE JOYCE
A continuing course. not for beginners, Conversation, a little grammar and reading short novels.
Class limit 5

MONDAY SESSION 3 - 12.05

M331 BACKGAMMON GRAEME LINDRIDGE
Backgammon is an ancient game, easy to play, and quick (15 mins). As luck also effects the play a skilled player does not always beat a lesser player. Boards provided, or bring your own.

M332 CHEMISTRY IN THE HOME JOHN COLL
Chemistry in the Home will consist of a number of locations in the home where Chemistry is important. It will cover such areas as: The Laundry, The Garden, The Boudoir, Chemistry of Surfaces, Chemistry of Metals, Plastics and Glass, Fibres, Fabrics and Yarns, Paints, Adhesives, Enamels and Concrete. Something for everyone irrespective of gender. We'll stay out of the Kitchen and dining room because there is a Course on Food on Wednesday, this term.
Levy $2

M333 WHY ARE HUMANS SPECIAL? HELEN LAWRENCE
In this class we will discuss anthropology + philosophy (a purely human attribute - as far as we know!). There is a physical reason why we are special. We have a gene that is to some extent responsible for our gift of language. It is called FOX P2. However, Neanderthals have it too! "What we Believe but cannot Prove - today's leading thinkers on Science in the age of Certainty". This is the title of a book of many 1 or 2 page opinions edited by John Brockman. We will read and discuss some interesting opinions at the forefront of science, taking in questions that impinge on anthropology, psychology and philosophy. Have your say!

"The Dinosaur Legacy"
This book is now available for practising teachers. It tells about evolution since the demise of the dinosaurs and the rise of the mammals, culminating in the anthropological evidence for the Homo species. The book goes on to tell the story of how the first humans arrived in Australia, complete with graphs and maps. The Dinosaur Legacy has been imaginatively illustrated by primary school students. It was actually written for this sector but has been acclaimed as suitable for secondary students as well. This is an interim publication, selling at cost price. A full colour edition will be available commercially in 2011. The Dinosaur Legacy can be purchased for $20 (postage included) by request to the following email addresses:

hlawrence@iprimus.com.au
g.capra@uq.net.au

M334 TAI CHI MARY NEWMAN
Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise which increases one's well-being, helps one to develop better physical flexibility, deepens the breathing, supports greater concentration and allows easy relaxation.
Class maximum 25

M335 WINGS, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL TREVOR WEBB
This course looks at the wonderful, good, the bad and the down-right ugly aircraft produced over the last 150 years.

WEDNESDAY SESSION 1 - 9.30

W311 MAH JONG DON CLAYTON
Mah Jong is an ancient Chinese game of winds and dragons with additional tiles named bamboo circle and characters. We will be learning the western style of Mah Jong with hands like ruby jade, apple blossom and yin yang. For beginners but experienced players are welcomed. If you have a Mah Jong set please bring it along.

W312 ISLAMIC ART & ARCHITECTURE PETER STEVENSON
Islam began to destroy its culture in the 7th century. Buildings, pottery, metalwork, textiles, paintings, tile work, calligraphy, arms. Consider the Toj Mahal, the Alhambra, the Maidan at Isfahan.
Class maximum 40. Levy $2.

W313 FOOD FOR THOUGHT FRANK BROWN
A series of lectures on our second most favoured pastime. Ten gourmet lectures presented by a team of epicures. A course of ten feasts, or a feast of ten courses?

W314 SKETCHING FOR VISUAL JOURNAL SELF DIRECTED
Ever wished that you had kept a journal with sketches of your travels? This course will give you the confidence to keep a daily visual journal - a wonderful record of life!
Class limit 14

W315 POETRY JENNIFER LINE
An informal course to share your favourite anthologies and read much-loved poetry.
Class limit 15

WEDNESDAY SESSION 2 - 10.55

W321 SINGING FOR PLEASURE ADRIENNE COOPER & ESMA WOOLLEY
Songs with melody and meaning. Songs that may be sung when we are not here any more.

W322 POT POURRI JANE HALL (Co-ordinator)
Ten different speakers will discuss their particular areas of expertise or interest.

DATESPEAKERTOPIC
22 SepJohn CollUrbana Champagne, Illinois, U.S.A. - 1969-1971
29 SepMichael LoughheadHypertension
  6 OctReg WatsonLieutenant Bowen
13 OctRoy GoldfinchEuthanasia
20 OctAlison ParkArthritis
27 OctMickey Benefiel TBA
  3 NovRobert HughesWomen in South African History
10 NovPat OldingBarging down the Seine
17 NovMargaret GardnerOtto Nordenskjold
24 NovKevin GreenIolanthe – Historical Characters

W323 A HISTORY OF CLARENCE ROWENA MACKEAN (Co-ordinator)
Different speakers, including U3A members, will talk about people, places and events in the 150 years since Clarence became a municipality. Come and share your memories and join in discussions of Clarence in the past, present and future.

W324 CHESS SELF DIRECTED
An opportunity for new players to learn chess and others to refresh and improve their game.
Class limit 12

W325 TAI CHI MARY NEWMAN
Tai Chi is a universal medium for the cultivation of body, mind and spirit. It is for everyone, of all ages. Participants will need to bring their own mat/rug.
Class limit 25

W326 A WORLD BENEATH ALBERT GOEDE
History of exploration of caves and the development of exploration techniques. Why do caves fascinate both sportsmen and scientists? We look at cave decoration, the animal life of caves, bone deposits in caves, the use and methodology of cave surveys and other aspects of this little known world.
Suggested reading: Finlayson, B and Hamilton-Smith, E (eds) 2003: Beneath the Surface, University of NSW Press, 182 pp.
Class maximum 30.

WEDNESDAY SESSION 3 - 12.05

W331 FACING THE MUSIC CHRIS CARSON
Presentation of recordings of classical music early to contemporary. Non-technical discussion and class participation.
Class maximum 20

W332 SPANISH SELF DIRECTED
This is a continuing course so new students should have a basic knowledge of the language.

W333 MATHS GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN PAT JEFFERY
We will play lots of games involving mathematical ideas aimed at children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Good fun and perhaps we will learn some maths on the way.

W334 SDROWSSORC CITPYRC FRANK BROWN
Cryptic crosswords are a test of vocabulary, memory, intelligence and sense of humour. Essential to have a mind capable of thinking sideways. If you have not got any of the above, come and join us and get them. Old hands and new chums doubly welcome.
Levy $2.

W335 ESPERANTO ROBERT BUDZUL
We will learn dances from a range of cultures, mostly western, as well as modern choreographies. Steps will be easy and tempo slow to moderate. If you have two left feet donít worry, the dances are adaptable.

W336 PLAY READING TONY MANLEY
A small group who read a variety of plays from serious drama to comedy and farce.
Class maximum 10.

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