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  • Sydney U3A Course Book January - June 2018 15

    ENDEAVOUR (SOUTHERN)Regional Course Co-ordinator:TedWatson95273689

    ej.watson@optusnet.com.auEnquiries only

    ENDEAVOUR (SOUTHERN) REGION OF SYDNEY U3AFIFTH TUESDAY OCCASIONAL PUBLIC LECTURE

    will be held at

    CLUB on EAST (formerly Sutherland United Service Club)7EastParade,SutherlandashortwalkfromSutherlandStation.

    Clubcarparkavailableforattendees

    Tuesday 29 May 10:15 for 10:30amGuest Speaker: Les Miller

    MY 15 MONTHS ON ICEThespeakerstalkwillcoverhis15monthsatMawsonasaRadioOperatorin1964and1965,atatime

    whentotalisolationwasakeyelement.Inbroadterms,hisPowerPointpresentationwillinclude:

    DailylifeandlivinginisolationonaremotepartoftheAntarcticcontinent. Workingwithandusinghuskies Mappingandsurveyingunexploredpolarterritory. Beinginvolvedinaplanecrash. Travelonthepolarplateau

    Forenquiriesonly:NilvaMartini0416067647nilvasim@yahoo.com.auNobookingsarerequired.Entrance-goldcoindonation.

    ThislectureisopentothepublicandallU3Amembers, especially new members. ThisisafurthercontributiontothecommunitybyU3Aandprovidesanexcellentopportunityformemberstomeetwithfellowmembersandan opportunity of outreach to welcome and interact with visitors from our community.

    Please write this date in your diary now.

    CRONULLA SCHOOL OF ARTS Atwo-storeybuildingwithtworoomsin6SurfRoad.Ashort,levelwalkfromthestation.

    1. Upstairs Activity Room

    FRENCH POST-BEGINNERS**(15) ............................. 181EC01ThiscourseissuitableforthosewhohaveagoodunderstandingoftheelementarygrammaroftheFrenchlanguage,andarepreparedtoparticipateinsimpleFrenchconversation.Therewillalsobeaculturalcomponentineachlesson.Each Friday from 9 Feb 2:00 - 3:30 Leaderandbookings:AllanahJarman954221490497963231allanahjjarman@gmail.com

    BEGINNERS FRENCH - ...................................................... 181EC02 SPEAKING FRENCH**(15)ThiscourseisforthosememberswhoarebeginnersinspeakingtheFrenchlanguage.Each Monday from 5 Feb 2:00 - 3:30 Leaderandbookings:JoanCraven0408978435marjoan4@hotmail.com

    BEGINNERS LATIN**(12) ................................................. 181EC03IdeallyparticipantsshouldhavedonesomeLatinatschoolforbackgroundasthisisnotaneasylanguagetolearnduetothecomplexityofthegrammarstructure.Each Tuesday from 6 Feb 2:00 - 3:30 Leaderandbookings:AllanahJarman049796323195422149allanahjjarman@gmail.com

    SOLVING CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS .......................... 181EC04 - INTERMEDIATE**(15)Thisclassisidealfortheless-experiencedsolverswhoalreadyhavesomebasicknowledgeofcryptictechniques.Sharpenyourcrypticcrosswordssolvingskillsasweworkasagroupincrackingcompilersdeviousyetoftendelightfulclues.Abitofmind-stretchingenjoyment.First and third Wednesdays from 7 Feb 2:00 - 4:00Leaderandbookings:RosemaryDeGabriele0404015807r.degabriele@optusnet.com.au

    FILM APPRECIATION AND .............................................. 181EC05 DISCUSSION**(15)Monthlymeet-uptodiscussqualityfilms,viewedindependently.Twofilmsdecidedonbyashowofhandsanddiscussedatthefollowingmeeting.Allaspectsofthefilmwillbediscussedduringthesession.Third Thursday of each month from 15 Feb 1:30 - 3:30Leader:AnitaSpinks0423532582anitaspinks@live.com.auBookings:RossBell80056218rossbell1952@gmail.com

    BRAIN GAMES**(24) ............................................................. 181EC06Extensiveresearchprovidesgrowingevidencethatinadditiontomaintainingphysicalfitnessandeatingsensibly,brainhealthin older people can be maintained and disease which cause dementiacanbeavoidedordeferred.TheBrainGameProjectisdesignedtocomplementthephysicalexerciseprogram.Second and fourth Friday of each month from 9 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Leaderandbookings:DenisPaulin952240730438594206d.paulin@bigpond.com

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    MUSIC FOR FUN ....................................................................... 181EC07Wemeettodiscover(orrediscover)thejoyofmusic:tosingtogether,improvebreathandpitchcontrol,explorethebasicsofmusic,andtowritesongs.Agoodpreparationforjoiningachoir.Each Thursday from 8 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Leaderandbookings;HenryCollins95444328henryhenrycollins@yahoo.com.au(preferred)

    OPEN MINDS**(20) ................................................................ 181EC08 Adiscussiongroupkeentotackletheharderproblemsinlife.Anopportunitytoexplainyourpointofviewandlearnhow and why others think differently.Second and fourth Wednesdays from 7 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Leaderandbookings;HenryCollins95444328henryhenrycollins@yahoo.com.au(preferred)2. Upstairs Theatrette Leaderandbookingsforallsessionsintheupstairstheatrette:ChrisBeazley56656205;0428223478c.beaz@bigpond.com:chrisbeaz@yahoo.com.au

    20th CENTURY AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURERS, ... 181EC09 EXPLORERS AND AERONAUTS1. Lawrence Hargrave 1850-1915: His Exploration YearsSurvivingashipwreckheexploredNewGuineawithearlymissionaries.InSydneyheexperimentedwithflyingmachinesandinterpretedlocalrockcarvingsthattheSpanishwerehere200yearsbeforeCook.Monday 26 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

    2. George, Florence and Vince TaylorIn1909theyrecordedthefirstflightinAustraliaatNarrabeenBeach.George;journalist,artist,inventorandaeroplanebuilder.Florence;firstfemalegraduateinarchitecture.Vince;Australiasdeath-defyingaeronautandstuntman.Monday 5 March 10:00 - 12:00

    3. Frank BriggsApilotintheGreatWar.In1919heflewBillyHughestotheParisPeaceConference;theninAustralia,hepioneeredtheair-routesforcommercialflightforourprosperingbusinessmen.Monday 19 March 10:00 - 12:00

    4. Laurie BonneyCousinofBertHinkler,shetravelledtheworldsoloinaGypsyMothinthe1930s.Despitemishapsandcrashesshelooked like she just stepped out of the beauty salon at world aerodromes.Monday 26 March 10:00 - 12:00

    5. Sir Hubert Wilkins: Australias Polar Explorer 1888 - 1958Aviator,explorer,photographerandsoldier.ASouthAustralian,helearnedsurvivalskillsfromtheAborigines.InnumerousexpeditionstothePolarRegionshediscoveredmoreoftheEarthssurfacethananymodernexplorer.HephotographedtheBalkansWar,WWI,theRussianfamine;toured in Graf Zeppelin and HindenburgandsailedaWWIsubmarineundertheArcticice.(3sessions)Mondays 9, 16 and 23 April 10:00 - 12:00

    EXPLORATIONS IN MUSIC .............................................. 181EC10Amusicappreciationcourse.Alisteningexperiencecoveringvariouskindsofmusicfromearlyclassical,romantic,orchestralandchoralthroughtojazzandsynthesizer.Weexplore different countries, themes or individual composers fromarangeofdifferenteras.Detailedhandoutssupplied.Come,enjoyandbechallenged.Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 14 Feb 1:00 - 3:00 Leader:SamAdams95229386Bookings:DorothyMills95204072.

    POETRY FOR PLEASURE ................................................181EC011JoinusaswearedippingatoeintoEdgarAllanPoe,ordrowninginBrowning.LetsjumponMulgaBillsBicycle

    togetherandcruisethroughcenturiesofpoetry.Membersare welcome to present their favourite poems, or even their own work. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 22 Feb 2:00 - 4:00Leaderandbookings:ElisabethPeters952337430466893747heinzliz@optusnet.com.au

    ART HISTORY................................................................................ 181EC12Thiscourselooksattheworksofworld-famousartistsoverthecenturies.MembersoftheclasspresentbiographieswithDVDandcomputerpresentation.Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 13 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Leader:BeverleyTheodore95321141tpl5@bigpond.comBookings:MargaretKingston95229868:0404045435m.kingston1@bigpond.com

    GEMS OF THE SILVER SCREEN .................................. 181EC13Films:current,40sand50speriods,allinDVDformat,foryour enjoyment.First and third Tuesdays of each month from 6 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 approxLeaderandbookings:BrianHarvey95215822

    ASPECTS OF AUSTRALIAN HISTORY .................... 181EC14ApotpourriofAustralianhistorypresentedbysomeclassmembersandoccasionalguestspeakers.Second and fourth Mondays of each month from 12 Feb 1:00 - 3:00Leader:BarryHughes95206130bcmltc2@netspace.net.auBookings:BerylDavis95242661

    ARMCHAIR TRAVELLERS .................................................. 181EC15Comeandsharetravelstoriesandvisualpresentationsfromallovertheworld.Wemeetinthesmalltheatreupstairs.Thereisliftaccessandwehavevacancies.$1donationtowardstheprovidedmorningteaFirst and third Wednesday of each month from 7 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 (except school holidays)Leader:KateChurcher95236990;0433140900kchurcher2@hotmail.comBookings:MargaretDurie:95259189;0403391845marg2229@bigpond.com

    BALLET ON SCREEN**(40) .............................................. 181EC16Theprogramforthissemesterincludes 19Feb:Romeo & Juliet (Ulanova)BolshoiBallet 19Mar: Chopin Dance Project (LangLang)HoustonBallet

    and Firebird (Liepa) NoclassinApril-schoolholiday 21May: Spartacus (CarlosAcosta)BolshoiBallet 18June: Swan Lake (Fonteyn)ViennaStateOperaBalletThird Monday of each month from 19 Feb 1:30 - 4:00Leader:JeanSingleton-Turner95256084jsingleton7@bigpond.comBookings:MarinaSaunders95274564marinthers@gmail.com(preferred)

    READING AND DISCUSSING SHAKESPEARE ......181EC17WebeginwiththefirstgreatEuropeanplayfor2000years - Hamlet.Shakespearesmostproblematicalplay.Tobe followed by the Merchant of Venice.Currentandpastparticipants will need to rebook.First and third Tuesdays of each month from 20 Feb 2:00 - 4:00Leaderandbookings:RobertEnglund85217540r.englund@optusnet.com.auBookingsbefore2Feborafter10Feb.

    HUMPHREY BOGART - HIS LIFE AND FILMS ......181EC18 AjourneythroughBogeyslifeandcareerwithtalks,filmsanddiscussion.EightmovieswillbescreenedbeginningwiththePetrified Forest.Alistoftheothermovieswillbeissuedatthefirstsession.Currentandpastparticipantswillneedtorebook.

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    First and third Thursdays of each month from 15 Feb 1:30 (including public holidays) Sessionswillstartat1:30pmbutvaryinlengthdependingon the movie.Leaderandbookings:RobertEnglund85217540r.englund@optusnet.com.auBookingsbefore2Feborafter10Feb.

    PATHWAYS TO THE GODS............................................... 181EC19Weapproachreligionmainlythroughhistory.Thissemester,afterlookingatthebackgroundofJesusofNazareth(includingtheGnosticsandtheEssenes),wewillexaminethelastthreeyearsofhislifeandearlyChristianity.Second and fourth Tuesdays from 13 Feb 12:30 - 2:30Leaderandbookings:JacquesGoldman95186741

    COME, SHARE A BOOK!**(10) ................................ 181EC20Whykeepitalltoyourself?Ifyouhavereadagoodbook,comealongandsharethestorywithusandgettwicetheenjoyment from it.Second Thursday of each month from 8 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Leaderandbookings:MarySmall95229917Email:marysmall@optusnet.com.au

    CRONULLA COMMUNITY HALL38-60CroydonStreet.Meetingroom1.Ashortwalkfromstation,CronullaStreetthenintoCronullaMall.Accessviawalkwaynexttoshop15.ParkingisavailableinCroydonStreetcarparkandenterbesidenumbers38-60.

    FRENCH FOR INTERMEDIATE .....................................181EA01 SPEAKERS**(18)Intermediate-levelFrench,basicknowledgerequired.Reviveyourgrammar,practiceyourconversationskills,andenjoyreadingFrenchtexts.Havefuninarelaxedlearningenvironment.Each Monday from 5 Feb 2:00 - 3:30 Leaderandbookings:SusanMolloy-Johnson95465170twotwelves@outlook.com

    GYMEA COMMUNITY HALL31-33GymeaBayRoad.ShortwalkfromstationtorearofasmallparkbesidetheGymeaHotel,orenterfromTalaraRoadwhereparkingmaybefound.

    CREATIVE WRITING ...............................................................181EG01Funwithwords.Alt Mondays from 5 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Leader:AnnOConnor95311645annoc@tpg.com.auBookings:SandraKeller95401194;0417134210kellers@aanet.com.au

    MIDDLE EASTERN DANCING.......................................181EG02Theoldestdanceformforwomenexploredandexpressedtotraditionalmusic.Agreatwaytokeepfitandhavefun.Ifyou can walk you can dance. Each Monday from 5 Feb 1:30 - 3:00 Leaderandbookings:FayeGreen95216575shalinabd@bigpond.com

    DRAWING**(20) .........................................................................181EG03Exploredrawinginvariousstylesandmediums.Classesledbymemberswhowishtopassontheirexpertise.Includesvisits to art exhibitions. Each Tuesday from 6 Feb 1:00 - 3:00Leader:JudithWalker95442638juden@tpg.com.auBookings:SueMacDonald95288179suzannemacdonald99@gmail.com

    DISCOVERING ART .................................................................181EG04Thisclasswilldiscussthedifferentaspectsofartfromarchitecturetosculpturewithart-relatedtopics..Wewill

    alsolookatyourfavouriteartists.Visitstoartgalleriesarearegularhighlight.First and third Tuesday of each month from 6 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Leader:MariePaterson95240279Bookings:MargaretWilkes95231614margiewilkes@live.com.au

    GYMEA COMMUNITY CENTRE39GymeaBayRoad.ShortwalkfromstationtorearofasmallparkbesidetheGymeaHotel,orenterfromTalaraRoadwhereparkingmaybefound.

    AUSTRALIA OUR LAND**(15) ......................................181ED01Usingbooksandvideosfromthelibrarywestudyanddiscusstheenvironmental,geographical,historicalandcultural aspects of our wonderful country.Each Wednesday from 3 Jan 10:00 - 12:00Leader:AngelaBalding95242018Bookings:LeonaHarris95223225

    MIRANDA COMMUNITY CENTRE93KarimblaRoad.AshortwalksouthfromstationwithparkinginKarimblaorKioraRoads,orinMirandaFair.

    AUSTRALIAN HISTORY ......................................................181EM01 DISCUSSION GROUPTalksonanyaspectofAustralianhistory.Topicsandtalkscho-senandgivenbygroupmemberswhoarepreparedtodoso.First and third Wednesday of each month from 7 Feb 1:30 - 3:30Leader:JaniceStokes95431296;0418415249stokesj@optusnet.com.au Bookings:ElizabethDonovan95249488

    MIRANDA: WESTFIELD600Kingsway.AshortwalkfromMirandastation.SuiteG108,nexttoLincraftStoreongroundfloor,KioraRoad.

    THE RISE AND FALL OF ....................................................181EW01 ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS**(20)In-depthstudyofancientcivilisationsfromearlyEgypt,surroundingempiresandMediterraneanstates.Each Tuesday from 6 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Leader:ElsieBarraclough95297759Bookings:DorothyDalyell95205563ddalyell@bigpond.com

    WORLD HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENTS .......181EW02Thisisadiscussiongroup.Allmembersareentitledtoparticipatebydoingresearchonagreedtopicsandtakingpartingroupdiscussions.Each Thursday from 25 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 Leader:ElizabethTorok0422557457emtor12@gmail.comBookings:YvonneMuntz95441122

    FRENCH INTERMEDIATE**(18) ..................................181EW03Coversgrammar,vocabulary,listening,conversationanddictation.Usewillbemadeofprintedandaudiomaterial.Each Monday from 5 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Leader:BillLeach95791251;0413691373 billnell2@optusnet.com.auBookings:DenisMiller95233627denis.miller@bigpond.com

    FRENCH CONVERSATION**(18) ...............................181EW04AsmallgroupparticipatesinFrenchconversationwithanemphasisoncorrectpronunciationandfluency.Each Monday from 5 Feb 12:00 - 1:00 Leader:BillLeach95791251;0413691373billnell2@optusnet.com.auBookings:DenisMiller95233627denis.miller@bigpond.com

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    OATLEY LIBRARY26LetitiaStreet.A10-minutewalkfromOatleyStation(continuepasttheclock),orlimitedstreetparking.

    ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ................... 181EO01Focusesonspeaking,writing,listeningandreadingItalianatsurvivallevelorbetter,dependingontheclass.Weexplo...