Clarence University of the Third Age

COURSE PROGRAM TERM 3, 2013

MONDAY SESSION 1 – 9.30

M311 POPULATING AUSTRALIA HELEN LAWRENCE
50,000+ years ago, Australia was empty of people. The first humans to come here were boat people from Africa although most of their long trip involved overland treks. 20,000 years later they were in every state, using fire and altering their environment.
Class limit 15.

M312 SIMPLY FUNDAMENTAL DAVID LEAMAN
What makes an element? After assessing issues of uniqueness we will consider some biographies of the chemical elements. They are all around us – and we increasingly depend on their particular and often peculiar characters. The tale of discovery is also an old voyage. This course provides a mix of trivia, surprise, comedy and stupidity. It also carries information every citizen of the 21st century should be aware of.

M313 HOUSE & PEOPLE OF EARLY HOBART
 
PAT JEFFERY
(facilitator)
This course follows an earlier one which looked at houses in Davey Street. Different people will discuss their own houses or one they are interested in, with an emphasis on the Eastern shore.

DatePresenterTopic
16 SepPat Jeffery Westella 
23 SepJude Mudaliar Pitt Farm 
30 SepWendy Andrew Tranmuir and Claremont 
  7 OctJohn Sargent The Moorings 
14 OctElizabeth Barsham The Turning 
21 OctMiriam Cooper Granny Rhodes 
28 OctIan Duffy Clarendon Vale 
  4 NovMargaret Gardner Pendle Hill/Blairlogie 
11 NovPatricia Corby Oak Lodge 
18 NovWendy Andrew Schools of Clarence Plains 

M314 PAINTING – TWO SESSIONS PAT OLDING
(facilitator)
This is a self-led group with a different member introducing a new topic each week. New members are welcome in the second session and there will be a member there to assist them. We do venture into other mediums occasionally, such as pastels, scraperboard, coloured pencil and pencil sketching.
Class limit 15.

M315 FRENCH INTERMEDIATE HILARY FAWCETT
Focus on supported conversation with grammar tuition as required. Small, friendly group, high participation for each student. Content of course largely decided by class members, continuing members have preference but in vacancies occur new members may welcome.
Class limit 8. Levy $5.

MONDAY SESSION 2 – 10.50

M321 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 limit 15.

M322 REMARKABLE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN – 1st 5 weeks MARGARET ROSE
At a time when Australian women are very much in the news let us look at some remarkable women who led the way.

M323 ADVENTUROUS WOMEN – 2nd 5 weeks JOAN CARR
Five adventurous women and some of their amazing feats – you may not have heard of them but you will not forget them!

M324 FRENCH EXPLORERS IN AUSTRALIA BARRY REYNOLDS
In the history of Australian coastal exploration the contribution by the French is often overlooked. We will look at achievements of Dufresne, la Perouse, Baudin and others.

M326 COUNTRY DANCING ALISON JONES
Easy pleasant dancing to great music. We enjoy ourselves. Try jigging instant of jogging.

M327 ITALIAN ROSANNE JOYCE
Magazine articles and discussions. Everyday conversation.
Class limit 6. Levy $5

MONDAY SESSION 3 – 12.00

M331 GERMAN CONVERSATION SELF-DIRECTED
Members need to be fluent enough to understand the flow and to ask pertinent questions.

M332 POT POURRI KEITH HOEY
Ten different speakers will discuss their particular areas of expertise or interest.

DatePresenterTopic
16 SepShelagh ShawKnowing your place
23 SepFiona RowellA non diet approach to weight management
31 SepJohn McCraeFrom Gregorian chant to gospel: 15 centuries of sacred music
  7 OctJohn BiggsChanging universities: a memoir about Australian Academe
14 OctLindy CleelandThe future of the CWA
21 OctGordon BainHuskies in Antarctica
28 OctLiz AtkinsWhat the Maritime Museum is all about
  4 NovAnna MackeyHospice and palliative care: everyone's business
11 NovRick PerrinDiving in Antarctica - 1982
18 NovAndrew McNeilA geologist's life

M334 PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS ALLISON BENDER
a basic training course including colour design, mediums and applications. Students will need to provide their own materials which will be discussed at the first class.
Class limit 10.

M335 TAI CHI MARY NEWMAN
Tai Chi is an effective art form that has been proven to relax and strengthen both the body and the mind, and is considered suitable for anyone of any age or physical capability.
Class limit 20. Levy $2

M336 BEGINNERS' MANDARIN CONVERSATION TONY DOMIGAN
A beginner's introduction to Mandarin conversation. Simple conversation skills will be taught using the Pinyin tone system reinforced with some limited reading and writing skills. The course is suitable for people with little or no Mandarin experience.
Class limit 20.

WEDNESDAY SESSION 1 – 9.30

W311 POETRY READING GRAEME LINDRIDGE
Read poems you like and the ones you remember. Recite any verses that tickle your fancy, or maybe a song, or a rhyme that you've written.

W312 POT LUCK MICKEY BENEFIEL
(facilitator)
Ten speakers with a diverse range – Everything you always wanted to know about all the things you never knew you want to know about at all! How to stage a play, pipe organ repair, statistics and other lies, travel tips and traps.

DatePresenterTopic
18 Sep  
25 Sep  
  2 Oct  
  9 Oct  
16 Oct  
23 Oct  
30 Oct  
  6 Nov  
13 Nov  
20 Nov  

W313 GALLEYS PETER STEVENSON
Galleys were used as water transport and particularly warships for well over 2000 years. The course will follow this history, and particularly look at the production line which built them for the Venetian Republic, enabling it to dominate the Mediterranean.

W314 SKETCHING/DRAWING SELF DIRECTED
Come and join a group of enthusiastic people to follow a passion of sketching and drawing. New members to the group are welcome.

W315 LEARN TO PLAY YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT BY EAR FRED AULD
This course will enable you to identify melody in terms of the scale, and to play tunes in your own way rather than wrestling with dots on paper. Students are required to participate.
Class limit 8.

W316 MAH JONG PRUE CRANE
Basic Australian Mah Jong. A game of Winds and Dragons. Very good for the mind and warding off Alzheimer's.
Class limit 16.

WEDNESDAY SESSION 2 – 10.50

W321 SINGING FOR PLEASURE ADRIENNE COOPER
& ESMA WOOLLEY
Variety of songs including classical, folk, art, songs from shows, sacred songs.

W323 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS (continued) – 1st 5 weeks CECILIA WOOTTON
New members welcome. Artists Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro and Gaugin and their work feature in the first lectures, then Seurat, van Gogh, Gaugin, Toulouse-Lautrec. No previous knowledge of Impressionists is necessary.

W324 LIQUID HISTORY – 2nd 5 weeks EILEEN LEVETT
I invite you to a company me on a trip down the most historical river in the world – the Thames. From source to sea, experience some momentous, historical and hysterical moments that this river is seen.

W327 HUMAN EVOLUTION ALBERT GOEDE
We will discuss the evolution of hominins from Ardipithecus to Lucy. the Hobbit and Piltdown Man. Early inventions such as the making of fire and tool technology, the first boat people and the development of herding and agriculture.
Class limit 40.

W325 CHESS MERV KERSHAW
An opportunity to learn this ancient and thought-provoking board game – the only game where chance plays no part – or to refresh and improve your skills.

W326 TAI CHI MARY NEWMAN
Tai Chi is an effective art form that has been proven to relax and strengthen both the body and the mind, and is considered suitable for anyone of any age or physical capability.
Class limit 20. Levy $2.

W328 GAMES, ETC GRAEME LINDRIDGE
A rec room - Whatever happens happens - backgammon - cards - movies - ? ? ?

WEDNESDAY SESSION 3 – 12.00

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

W332 ARMCHAIR TRAVEL MAUREEN DAVOREN
(facilitator)
Ten different speakers will give illustrated talks with the aid of Powerpoint.

DatePresenterTopic
18 SepGenevieve AtkinsVolunteer Holidays
25 SepPat OldingLord Howe Island
  2 OctFrank BrownUSA
  9 OctFrank BrownUSA cont.
16 OctPru BonhohamAntartica and the Indian Ocean
23 OctRudi LackerTravel tips. Christmas markets in Europe
30 OctPeter SandsCamino cont.
  6 NovJean HowesMadiera to Athens
13 NovPhillippa RobertsSouth America
20 NovNola PolmearKokoda Trail

W333 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD DAVOREN
Develop understanding of the essentials of good photography particularly using digital cameras. Exploring problems being experienced by students and finding solutions.
Class limit 12.

W334 PLAY READING DES COOPER
Enjoy losing yourself in reading the part of a different character. No experience necessary – just a voice!
Class limit 8.

W335 CIRCLE DANCING KRISTA SANDS
We will continue doing dances from different traditions, both old and new. No previous experience is necessary, and two left feet can be accommodated.

W336 SPANISH SELF-DIRECTED
This is a continuing cause is so new students should have a basic knowledge of language.

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