Newsletter - U3A Kingborough

Newsletter
No 61
January 2015
Kingborough Inc.
Learning in Retirement for Pleasure and Leisure
P.O. Box 479 Kingston 7051
Mobile Tel. 0405 327 071
Email: [email protected]
President:
Julie Gardam
Public Officer:
John Culliton
Vice-Presidents:
Ian Nicholson & Marian Hearn
Editor:
Val Taberlay
[email protected]
Secretary:
Janet Nicholson
Woodbridge
Representative:
Jean Lea, Deidre Jarvis
Treasurer:
Robert Parsons
Social:
Coral Wilson & Eileen Robinson
Publicity:
Website:
www.u3akingborough.org.au
Committee
Members:
Jean Newton, Lyn Lowes
Jane Mays
Programmer:
Website:
www.u3akingborough.org.au
To paraphrase John Lennon:
“Another year older,
A new one’s just begun
Let’s hope it’s a good one
For those we hold dear.”
It seems amazing that we have all been around the sun once more in what seems an increasingly short period of
time. And so it’s 2015 and we begin another U3A year.
This year the Kingborough U3A celebrates 15 years of existence, which we plan to celebrate at our Midwinter
Lunch. In looking at the first ever Newsletter, dated March 2000 and edited by Don Gregg, I noted that there
were just six classes offered for Term 1 with eight planned for Term 2. For Term 1 this year we are offering 29
classes, such has been our growth. The Term 2 tutors of 2000 included Gifford Causon and Noela Foxcroft who
are both fronting up to deliver 10 week courses in Term 1 2015! It is thanks to the generosity of time and
expertise of those two and all our tutors that U3A exists at all. We are especially grateful to our repeat tutors and
class organisers who are the backbone of our program. This coming term we are also fortunate to have some new
one-off tutors: including researchers from the Menzies Centre, members of the Pharmaceutical Society, Wayne “Mr
Place Names” Smith and Prof. Emeritus Harry Gelber. (It is worth remembering that class sizes need to be set at
40 on a ‘first to enrol’ basis. In some classes it may not be possible to accept late enrolments at all, so if you want
to take a particular course, do enrol promptly.)
Given the long gaps between terms we are organising some social mid-break activities: the day trip to National
Park in January and in the other two term breaks we plan to run a sociable afternoon team quiz at The Centre (at
nearby St Clements). More on that later.
As you know U3A is a volunteer organization at every level of its organization. We are always on the lookout for
speakers (one talk or more) or tutors willing to take a series of five or ten lectures. If you are willing or if you
know of a potential speaker/tutor or have an idea for a topic, please let us know! If you can be a class
representative (to keep the class roll) please volunteer. And if you would like to help with overall organisation
please consider standing for election to the committee at the upcoming March AGM. We particularly need a
programmer or small team of programmers, as we are currently “between programmers”. We need your
participation to keep the wheels a-turnin’.
We look forward to seeing you at Enrolment Day on Thursday 12th February, 10am – 1.00pm and then in March,
with the term beginning on Monday 2nd March.
Julie Gardam
President
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U3A Kingborough Calendar
Annual General Meeting Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 3.00pm Kingborough U3A Welcome Barbecue Friday 20th March 2015 at 12.00 2015 Term Dates Term 1: Monday 2nd March -­‐ Friday 15th May (no classes Easter week: 6th – 10th April ) th
Term 2: 15 June to 21st August st
Term 3: 21 September to 27th November All Year Coffee Clubs
Feel like a coffee and chat? Come and join us
Tuesdays at “Gloria Jean’s”, Channel Court at 10:00am
Saturdays at “Timeless Way”, Channel Court at 10:30am
Social Bowls
Come and enjoy a social evening playing indoor bowls.
We meet every Monday and Thursday evening at Kingston Senior Citizens, 35 Redwood Road,
Kingston from 7 – 9pm.
Tuition/coaching/help is readily available.
For more information contact Rob 6227 1222 or Val 6229 4071, or email
[email protected]
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U3A Kingborough Welcome BBQ
To be held on
Friday 20th March, 2015 at 12:00
at Dru Point, Margate
All U3A members and family are welcome to our Annual
BBQ
Sausages and conversation will be provided
BYO chair, drink and salad to share
RSVP by 12th March
Email – [email protected]
Mobile - 0405 327 071
POSITION VACANT!
Some of our members have expressed interest in a Latin class. Is there anyone
out there who would be happy to take 10 weeks of basic Latin in Term 2? If so,
please contact Julie on 6262 9265 or Ian on 6227 1864.
PLEASE NOTE:
The cost of Tea/Coffee and a bikkie will be $1.00 this year. Still the cheapest in
town.
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U3A Kingborough Inc.
AGM
3pm Tuesday 24th March 2015
Kingston LINC, Block A Building, 8 Hutchins Street, Kingston
All positions become vacant on this date.
Nominations and proposals from members are therefore called for all positions on the
Committee of U3A Kingborough Inc.
I ..................................………………..…nominate .......................................................
for the position of:
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Public Officer
General Committee Member
(Please indicate by circling a specific position)
Signature of the Proposer.............................................................................
Signature of Seconder...................................................................................
Signature of the person so nominated ..........................................................
Please forward to "Nominations", U3A Kingborough Inc. P.O. Box 479 Kingston 7051 before
16th March 2015, or leave in the U3A ‘mail’ box in the corridor opposite the door to Room A2.
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COURSE REPRESENTATIVES
Have you considered becoming a Course Rep.? It is a really useful way to contribute to the smooth
running of our U3A. If you could help out, please complete and return the form to us on Thursday 12th
February.
YES I CAN HELP
Name____________________________________________________________Tel. ______________________
Email ______________________________________________________________________(please print clearly)
I wish to volunteer as Course Representative for: ___________________________________________
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U3A Kingborough Inc.
PROGRAM FOR TERM 1, 2015
Monday 2nd March – Friday 15th May
Courses held at Kingston LINC, Block A Building, 8 Hutchins Street, Kingston (A),
and Westwinds, Woodbridge (W)
No Classes during Easter Break – Friday 6th April to Friday 10th April.
TERM 1 - AT A GLANCE
KINGSTON
MONDAY
TUESDAY
9.30 - 12.30
Art Studio
Helen Quilty
A2
9.30 - 11.30
Mahjong
Gregory Thé
A3
10.00 -11.00
Development of Civilisation in the Middle East
Gifford Causon
A1
11.30 -12.30
Modern China: how it got there; culture, travel
Harry Gelber
A1
12.00 - 1.00
Book chat
Jenny Vickery
A3
1.00 - 2.00
Beginning Welsh
Guy Nicholson
A4
1.00 - 2.45
Continuing Welsh
Peter Ball
A2
1.30 - 2.30
From Cyrus to Islam
David Leaman
A1
2.30 - 4.30
Advanced/Intermediate Welsh
Margaret & Guy Nicholson
A2
9.00 -
Bushwalking
Tas Boskell
Field
10.00 - 11.00
Nine basic tales
Basil Samson
A3
10.00 - 11.00
Keith Anderson/Kitty Martin
A2
11.30 - 12.30
Have your say
Medical matters: Pharmaceutical Society;
Menzies Centre
Islam and Buddhism
Tony O’Brien
A1
11.30 – 12.30
Balance your bones: an exercise class
Lyn Lowes
A3
11.30 - 12.30
Playing around with Greek plays
Helen Potgieter
A2
11.30 - 12.30
Writing
Gladys Conry
A4
1.30 - 2.30
Kaleidoscope
10.00 - 11.00
A1
A1
1.30 - 2.30
Introductory Indonesian
Gregory Thé
A4
WEDNESDAY
10.00 - 12.30
Ramblers and Strollers
Marcus Higgs & Co
Field
THURSDAY
10.00 - 11.00
Heritage Highway
Wayne Smith
A1
10.00 - 11.00
Olympian Games
Glenn Pullen
A2
10.00 - 11.00
Our living world
Noela Foxcroft
A3
11.30 - 12.30
Australia’s Treasures
Albert Goede
A1
11.30 - 12.30
Listening to Music
John Culliton
A3
1.30 - 2.30
England in the Seventeenth Century
Anthony Boden
A3
1.30 - 2.30
Poetry for Pleasure
Maggie McCabe
A2
1.30 - 2.30
Film on Thursdays
Ian Nicholson
A1
9.30 - 1.00
Friday Films: March 6
Jan Whitford
A1
9.30 - 1.00
Friday Films: May 1
Jan Whitford
A1
1.30 - 2.30
Readers and Writers
Sue Moss
W
TUESDAY
10.30 - 11.30
Musical Tardis
Val Pindell
W
FRIDAY
10.30 - 11.30
Meditation
Margaret Jacobs
W
FRIDAY
WOODBRIDGE
MONDAY
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KINGSTON COURSES
Monday 9:30 - 12:30
Art Studio
(Class limit 24)
A2
Helen Quilty
The studio offers a place for relaxation through Art. Discover new creative skills and styles and explore ways of
using colour. Take advice on structuring composition and watch demonstrations and techniques. Be part of group
creativity with one-to-one tutoring. Come along with paint and pencils.
Helen has established an art studio which is still popular after 11+ years of tutoring in both painting and drawing
techniques. She is a versatile artist/illustrator and skilled water
Monday 9.30 – 11.30
Mah Jong
A3
Greg Thé
Here is your chance to play or learn how to play the amazing ancient Chinese game of Mah Jong. Greg Thé
introduced the class to mahjong as it is still played in China, the country of its origin. It is now popular around the
world. Greg continues to play Mah Jong with the class and is happy to introduce any newcomers to the game.
If you have a Mah Jong set you can bring along that would be really useful. If you don't have your own set, there
are some sets available for the class.
Monday 10:00 - 11:00
Development of civilization in the Middle East
A1
Gifford Causon
The Middle East is often called the Cradle of Civilisation. But what do we mean by civilization? What
developments took place over the 3,000 years of change in this region? Little by little bits where added by Uruk,
Ur, by Babylon, by Hittites and Persia. It is a little known but fascinating story with some surprises.
Gifford is a regular and popular ‘in-house’ U3A tutor who has given various courses on an eclectic range of topics.
Monday 11:30 - 12:30
Modern China: how it got there; travels and culture
A1
Harry Gelber
For the first five weeks Prof. Emeritus Harry Gelber will present five lectures on Modern China: how it got there.
His series will be followed by talks on Chinese brush painting (with demonstration), two weeks of Travels in China,
then Chinese natural medicine and Tibet. * Details page 10
Prof Emeritus Harry Gelber is an internationally renowned scholar of history and political science. He is the author
of thirteen books (including The Dragon and Foreign Devils: China and the World) and numerous papers and
articles. He has taught at Harvard, Boston University, Monash University and UTAS, where he was Professor of
Political Science.
Monday 12.00 – 1.00
Book Chat
A3
Jenny Vickery
This is an informal group for people who love books and love talking about them. No pressure, just a relaxing gettogether. For the first two weeks of the new term we will discuss what we have been reading during the summer
holidays. After that we will discuss books that have been made into films. Do we prefer to read the book before
the film or the film before we read the book? We will choose other books to read and discuss as the term
progresses. Do join us.
Monday 1:00 - 2:00
Mae Cymraeg yn Hawdd (Welsh for beginners)
A4
The Nicholsons
This is for anyone wishing to learn Welsh from scratch. The strongest and liveliest of the Celtic languages, Welsh
is spoken by around 600,000 people in Wales today. The classes focus on the modern spoken language and
basics such as the alphabet, pronunciation, greetings and counting. The popular adult learner’s course, Cwrs
Mynediad, is used as a basis for lessons. Materials will be provided to students. There will also be some coverage
of Welsh culture, including music.
Margaret Nicholson, originally from Anglesey in North Wales, is a native speaker. Marg’s strength is colloquial
Welsh and she is keen to help students develop confidence in speaking. Guy Nicholson has a teaching
background and has learned to communicate in Welsh over a number of years.
Monday 1:00 - 2:45
Mwy o Gymraeg' (Welsh - Continuing)
A2
Peter Ball
Mwy o Gymraeg (Welsh Continuation) is for learners who completed Welsh for Beginners with Peter Ball in 2014.
It will cover the rest of the ground in a typical beginner's course for adult learners as taught in Wales.
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Monday 1:30 - 2:30
From Cyrus to Islam
A1
David Leaman
This course presents a summary of current historical research about the Middle East with emphasis on Arabs,
Persians and Jews. Expect to find that little has changed in 2500 years. But there are also some surprises: one of
these deals with Muhammad. The Romans established that westerners should stay away. This is a tale for today.
Monday 2.30 - 4.30
Cwrs Canolradd (Intermediate/Advanced Welsh)
A2
The Nicholsons
This course is for those who have completed at least two years of Welsh and want to improve their command of the
spoken language. The adult learner’s course, Cwrs Canolradd will be used as a core element in lessons. There
will be opportunities for students to speak on varied topics each week and to engage in conversation. Other
activities will include drama, music and reading and discussion of articles from the adult learners’ magazine, Lingo
Newydd.
* Learners with any competence in Welsh acquired elsewhere should consult one of these three tutors about which
course is most suitable for them.
Tuesday 9:00
Bushwalking
Field
Tas Boskell
The walks, of 7 to 15kms, will be on established tracks and trails about the uplands and coasts around Hobart and
occasionally further afield. Duration will be 3 to 5 hours. Participants must have a reasonable fitness level. Bring
your lunch, water and a first aid kit. The meeting place for all walks is the Denison Street car park. Be there in time
to leave at 9:00 am.
* New members to this group please phone Tas Boskell on 6229 2506 prior to the start of term.
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
Nine Basic Tales
A1
Basil Samson
Whether singly or in combination, nine basic tales pre figure all human stories ever told. We examine this proposal
starting with "Lost and Found” and concluding with "Who dunnit".
Basil is an anthropologist who has worked in Africa, the Middle East and Aboriginal Australia, and is a winner of the
annual Anthropological Society of Australia best essay prize. He is also a very popular U3A tutor, happy to share
his knowledge on a variety of topics.
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
Have Your Say
A2
Keith Anderson/ Kitty Martin
Members of this lively group, seated in a circle, discuss a wide range of topics, ranging from politics, world events,
science, humanities and religion…. Our rules maintain respect for others' opinions, although challenging discussion
is encouraged. Each participant has an opportunity to speak without interruption, and may express any discomfort
about others' opinions. Confidentiality within the group assures members that their opinion stays in the room, thus
allowing them to speak freely on the issues involved.
Tuesday 10 - 11
Medical matters
A3
Pharmaceutical Society/Menzies Centre
In a rare opportunity for us, in the first five weeks members of the Pharmaceutical Society will talk about issues
related to medicines and medication; and in the second five weeks five researchers from the Menzies Centre will
present ‘Medical Research Matters: current lines of enquiry at the Menzies Research Institute’. * Details page 10
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30
History and Study of Religions – Islam and Buddhism
A1
Tony O’Brien
This course will be an historical study of the rise of Islam and Buddhism. It will be a stimulating course offering a
great blend of ancient history, significant people and places, language and culture.
Tony has an Arts Degree from Melbourne and has been a secondary and tertiary teacher of English and Russian
Language and Literature. He taught Religious Studies for 18 years.
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30
Balance your Bones
A3
Lyn Lowes
Lyn will lead this exercise class for mature-age people, the pre-lycra generation. You will need comfortable, loose
clothing. The class will be based around an exercise DVD produced by a Wollongong U3A member, who is an
experienced and qualified exercise instructor. Several NSW U3As are using it with great enthusiasm.
Many people are purchasing their own copy of the DVD for use between terms. Copies are available at $20 each,
plus postage: $5/single copies; postage free/5 copies or more. Order from Ainslie Lamb, 12 Station Street,
7
Corrimal, NSW 2518, enclosing a cheque payable to the U3A Network NSW Inc, for the relevant amount.
Tuesday 11.30 - 12.30
Playing with plays
A2
Helen Potgieter
Helen will begin the course with looking at some ancient Greek plays, starting with Euripides’ Helen of Troy. After
that, who knows where things may lead!
Helen is a popular ‘in-house’ tutor with a passion for drama – amongst other interests.
Tuesday 1:30 - 3:30
Writing
A4
Gladys Conry
This course will give the members the opportunity to creatively tap their brains and put it all into the written word. It
will concentrate on the method and style of writing, with continuous class evaluation. Gladys likes to work in a
positive and easy-going style and welcomes newcomers and inexperienced members, who just have a yearning to
write.
Tuesday 1.30 - 2.30
Kaleidoscope: people and places
A1
This term’s offerings include Iceland, Nepal, Antarctica, Kenya and the Road to Wilcannia; River and Ocean
Cruising, the Ladies Travel Club; interviews with Brenda While and Don Trotman about their WW 2 experiences,
and with Martin Modinger (chef). * Details page 10
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
Indonesian for Beginners
A4
Gregory Thé
This class is designed for participants with no or little knowledge of the Indonesian language. Indonesian is not
difficult. The main aim of this course is conversational skill, although gradually grammar will be introduced. There
will some background on Indonesia, the country and its people to enhance understanding.
Gregory Thé was born in Indonesia, and so is a native speaker. He was in the Electrical Engineering Department,
UTAS from 1964 –1997. In retirement he is an active U3A tutor in the local U3As, tutoring in the Indonesian
language, Indonesian history and other topics.
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30
Ramblers and Strollers
Field
Marcus Higgs & Co
Join us for easy 1.5 to 2 hour walks, enjoying nature and fresh air on local and rural tracks and trails for an
invigorating, healthy social activity, always ending with a welcome cuppa nearby. The group meets in the Denison
Street carpark at 9:45 am ready to leave by 10 am. Car-pooling is organised on the morning of the walk. Marcus
intends to step down as leader early in the term, so the group will need to become self- managing.
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Heritage Highway
A1
Wayne Smith
Wayne will share with us the stories of the towns, heritage houses, folklore, personalities and curious events from
the past along the Hobart to Launceston highway.
Wayne ‘Mr Place Names of Tasmania’ Smith is well known from his talkback sessions on ABC radio with Chris
Wisbey on Saturday mornings and for his books Ripper Tassie Place Names volumes 1 and 2. He has a longstanding passion for Tasmanian nomenclature.
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Olympian Game
A2
Glenn Pullen
A brief overview of the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece (and their Roman counterparts), but mainly storytelling (with apologies to Homer) of some of the adventures and misadventures of the fabled men and women of
the classical world.
Glenn is a retired teacher-librarian with a keen interest in English language and literature. He has taken several
different courses over the years and we look forward to his latest topic.
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Our living world
A3
Noela Foxcroft
The course will start with a look at the general characteristics of living things, microscopic to macroscopic,
invertebrates to vertebrates – the tree of life. Noela is happy to go along with class choices of topics.
Noela is a retired Maths and Science teacher with a love of history. She has shared her knowledge on a variety of
subjects with various U3A classes over the past few years.
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Thursday 11:30 - 12:30
Australia’s treasures
A1
Albert Goede
Albert’s treasures include Australian wildflowers, rock art, fossils, landforms, historical sites and national parks.
Albert is a retired lecturer from the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at UTAS, 1965 to1997. His
hobbies include walking, photography, gardening, rock art and wildflowers.
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30
Listening to Music
A3
John Culliton
We’re still here. Same equipment, same chairs, same presenter, but the Music .... ah the Music. Do you need an
hour of inspiration? An hour of reflection? An hour of simple enjoyment? Perhaps the sound of something
familiar, maybe something comfortable, occasionally something new to challenge your musical taste buds. Many
of us enjoy our listening solo, but joining a group to share the experience adds a dimension and it’s been going on
for an awfully long time – in fact, since music began. Be a regular, or join us when you need an hour of inspiration.
Thursday 1:30 - 2:30
England in the seventeenth century
A1
Anthony Boden
When was England a republic? Who started the Civil war? Where does our system of government come from?
What happened to the House of Stuart? Find the answers to these questions and more as we explore one of the
most eventful centuries in English history. Witness the fall of kings, the triumph of law and the beginnings of the
modern age.
Anthony Boden attended UTAS in the 1970s, majoring in Ancient Civilisations and European History. He has
worked as a teacher, trainer, lecturer and marriage celebrant. He is passionate about his work as a teacher.
Thursday 1:30 - 2:30
Poetry for Pleasure
A2
Maggie McCabe
Do you enjoy reading and listening to poetry? Then this might be for you. Lovers of poetry come together each
week to read, hear and share their favourite poems in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps you might
have an original piece that you might like to share with the group? Please bring along one or three shortish poems.
They may be serious, funny or whimsical but do come and enjoy!
Thursday 1:30 - 2:30
Films on Thursday
A3
Ian Nicholson
The Thursday series for viewing and discussion this term is Brideshead Revisited, the wonderful 1981 British
adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel.
Friday 9:30 - 1:00
First Friday Films
A1
Jan Whitford
On the first Friday of each month we plan to show a film and then have a discussion about the film over lunch.
Watch the notice boards at U3A for more details about the films to be shown at U3A and also for films that a group
might like to watch together at the State Cinema on other Fridays.
WOODBRIDGE COURSES
Monday 1:30 - 3:30
Readers and Writers
Westwinds
Sue Moss
The Readers and Writers group is open to anyone with an interest in writing, be it poetry, prose, memoir or young
adult fiction. If you have an interest, passion or curiosity about words and language then step through the door
bringing your ideas, thoughts, tragedies, work in progress and laughter. Sue has had her work published by
Penguin Australia, Allen and Unwin, Picador and Pardolote.
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 approx.
Musical Tardis
Westwinds
Val Pindell
This popular class continues this year. If you enjoy listening to music, you are welcome to join us on a journey
through time. Each week we will visit the composers and sample the music that has enlightened us over the
centuries. Only listening skills are required.
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Friday 10:30 - 11:30
Meditation
Westwinds
Margaret Jacobs
Meditation is the state of the mind in which the mind is quiet or still: the usual mental chatter is silenced and the
result is a feeling of deep calm. Just as the body needs sleep, so the mind needs rest periods to function well.
Although the meditative state is a natural one, we may have lost touch with the healing process because our lives
are no longer governed by the natural rhythms. Meditation can be helpful for a range of health problems as it
supports the immune system by reducing stress and anxiety. The classes will include a little theory but mostly
practice. We will explore breath awareness, body and postural awareness and relaxation as entry points into the
peace of meditation. As this will be conducted whilst seated, it is a good idea to bring a cushion to support the
back.
Details for Modern China
Monday March 2
Monday March 9
Monday March 16
Monday March 23
Monday March 30
Monday April 13
Monday April 20
Monday April 27
Monday May 4
Monday May 11
H Gelber: Modern China and how it got there 1
H Gelber: Modern China and how it got there 2
H Gelber: Modern China and how it got there 3
H Gelber: Modern China and how it got there 4
H Gelber: Modern China and how it got there 5
E Effenberger: Chinese brush painting
H Vojacek: Travels in China 1
H Vojacek: Travels in China 2
Jian Hua Zong (Maria): Chinese medicine
Yongbei Yang: Tibet
Details for Medical Matters
Tuesday March 3
Tuesday March 10
Tuesday March 17
Tuesday March 24
Tuesday March 31
Tuesday April 14
Tuesday April 21
Tuesday April 28
Tuesday May 5
Tuesday May 12
Helen Howarth (pharmacist; Pharmaceutical Society of Australia): Quality Use of Medicines
What a Pharmacist Does (including Regulations, Pharmacology…. and your questions
Angus Thompson, Lecturer in Therapeutics, Pharmacy Department, UTAS and Community
Pharmacist: Medication in Pain Management
Katie Hayes, Pharmacist Manager, Risdon Vale Pharmacy and PSA Young Pharmacist of the
Year 2013: Airway Diseases and Medication
Mary Collins, Clinical Services Specialist (Clinical Pharmacist), Hobart: Consumer Issues and
the Role of the Pharmacist in Home Medication Reviews
Duncan McKenzie, Pharmacy Director, Royal Hobart Hospital: Medication in Infectious
Diseases and the Role of the Pharmacist in Hospitals
Dr Edgar Dawkins: Neurodegenerative Diseases/Brain Injury research
Prof Mark Nelson: ASPREE: a clinical trial of aspirin to extend healthy life in those aged 70+
Assoc. Prof. Jamie Sharman: A history of blood pressure measurement and its relevance today
Dr Dawn Aitken: Treating osteoarthritis with bone acting agents
Prof. Greg Woods: The Devil in the detail – cancer, genetics and immunology and the Tassie
Devils’ biggest challenge.
Details for Kaleidoscope: people and places
Tuesday March 3
Tuesday March 10
Tuesday March 17
Tuesday March 24
Tuesday March 31
Tuesday April 14
Tuesday April 21
Tuesday April 28
Tuesday May 5:
Tuesday May 12
Julie Gardam: Iceland
Peta Pascoe (Flight Centre): Ocean and river cruising
Company rep: Andrew Jones’ Ladies Travel Club
Ian Nicholson: Nepal
Ann Coleman: Kenya
Marian Hearn interviews Brenda While (esp. about her WW2 experiences)
Marian Hearn interviews Don Trotman (esp. about his WW2 experiences)
Graeme Thomson: On the road to Wilcannia
Martin Modinger: My life as a chef
Margie McIntyre: Antarctica
NOTE: Westwinds is our second campus and we remind all members that you can attend classes at Woodbridge.
A popular option is for members to car pool.
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U3A KINGBOROUGH INC.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION
$50 PER PERSON
Your subscription entitles you to Membership for the remainder of the calendar year 2015.
You will be issued with a name-tag showing your Membership Number.
NOTE: If you do not enrol for any courses, the subscription is not refundable.
Payment Options
There are three ways to register and pay:
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Bring your completed form on Membership & Enrolment Day, Thursday 12 February, 10:00 – 1:00 at
Kingston LINC, Block A Building, 8 Hutchins Street, Kingston.
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Post your completed form with cheque to U3A Kingborough, PO Box 479 Kingston TAS 7051.
Email your completed form to [email protected] The form can also be downloaded from
the Join U3A page on our website at www.u3akingborough.org.au
For options 3, pay your subscription by Direct Debit (by internet only – not at a bank):
A/c Name:
U3A Kingborough
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Westpac BSB: 037 015
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ENROLMENT FOR TERM 1, 2015
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Bring this completed form on Membership & Enrolment Day 12 February, 10:00 – 1:00pm, Kingston
LINC, Block A Building, 8 Hutchins Street, Kingston
2.
Email this completed form to us at [email protected] The form can also be downloaded
from the Enrolment page on our U3A website at www.u3akingborough.org.au
3.
Post this completed form to U3A Kingborough, PO Box 479 Kingston TAS 7051
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Member No:
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Telephone Number: .........................................................
First Name:...………........................................ Surname: .........................................................................
Email: .........................................................................................................................................................
Day
Time
MONDAY
9.30 - 12.30
K15101
Art Studio
9.30 - 11.30
K15102
Mahjong
10.00 -11.00
K15103
Development of Civilisation in the Middle East
11.30 -12.30
K15104
Modern China: how it got there; culture, travel
12.00 – 1.00
K15105
Book chat
1.00 - 2.00
K15106
Beginning Welsh
1.00 - 2.45
K15107
Continuing Welsh
1.30 - 2.30
K15108
From Cyrus to Islam
2.30 - 4.30
K15109
Advanced/Intermediate Welsh
9.00 -
K15110
Bushwalking
10.00 - 11.00
K15111
Nine basic tales
10.00 - 11.00
K15112
Have your say
10.00 - 11.00
K15113
Medical matters: Pharmaceutical Society; Menzies Centre
11.30 - 12.30
K15114
Islam and Buddhism
11.30 - 12.30
K15115
Balance your bones: an exercise class
11.30 - 12.30
K15116
Playing around with Greek plays
11.30 - 12.30
K15117
Writing
1.30 - 2.30
K15118
Kaleidoscope
1.30 - 2.30
K15119
Introductory Indonesian
WEDNESDAY
10.00 – 12.30
K15120
Ramblers and Strollers
THURSDAY
10.00 - 11.00
K15121
Heritage Highway
10.00 - 11.00
K15122
Olympian Games
10.00 - 11.00
K15123
Our living world
11.30 - 12.30
K15124
Australia’s Treasures
11.30 - 12.30
K15125
Listening to Music
1.30 - 2.30
K15126
England in the Seventeenth Century
1.30 - 2.30
K15127
Poetry for Pleasure
1.30 - 2.30
K15128
Film on Thursdays
9.30 - 1.00
K15129
Friday Films: March 6
9.30 - 1.00
K15130
Friday Films: May 1
TUESDAY
FRIDAY
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KINGSTON COURSES
Code
Title
WOODBRIDGE COURSES
MONDAY
1.30 - 2.30
W15101
Readers and Writers
TUESDAY
10.30 - 11.30
W15102
Musical Tardis
FRIDAY
10.30 - 11.30
W15103
Meditation
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End of Year lunch, November 2014
Entertainment provided by Members of the Welsh group
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More End of Year lunch entertainment
Poem by Sheila Scott
U3A, where grey hairs blend with walking sticks
And older minds find something new
And share the past that only they remember
The neck is stiff, the back is sore
And nothing functions as before
But there are things beyond the pains
As well as losses there are gains
I’ve heard it said you’ve paid your dues
And now your’re really free to choose
So now I choose to be with folks
Who mostly understand my jokes
Whose memories are still quite clear
As long as it is pre last year
But vast amounts of knowledge lie in older heads
Don’t keep it there but pass it on to younger minds instead
So gird your loins and raise a cheer
And hope to see you all next year
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Items of Note:
Visitors are welcome to attend our U3A courses. Please inform the course Rep when you bring a visitor.
if you don’t enrol for a course before the start of term, you are welcome to enrol at any later stage with
the Course Rep. providing there is space in the class.
don’t forget to keep your eye on the U3A Notice Board for upcoming events etc and members’ literary
contributions.
please be aware of new members to U3A and make them welcome. A friendly greeting can make a
difference. ENROLMENTS
You can enrol in as many courses as you like.
Please use a separate enrolment form for each person. Doubling up can cause confusion.
Assume your enrolment has been accepted UNLESS WE NOTIFY YOU OTHERWISE.
Please do us the courtesy of enrolling each term, not just turning up. Then we don’t have to consider
cancelling classes through perceived lack of interest or have the embarrassment of not being able to
accommodate numbers. You may join other courses during the term as long as there is space. If you
do, please make sure that your name is added to the Course Reps sheet.
Please keep a record of the courses you have enrolled in, perhaps using the ‘At a Glance’ from the
newsletter!
NEW MEMBERS
When you enrol be sure to collect and Information for New Members pamphlet.
We do not issue receipts, except for payment in person on enrolment day.
A new badge is issued each year. We encourage you to wear it – and even add an emergency contact
number on the back. New badges should be in the box in the hallway, at the beginning of term If yours
is not there, please leave your name on the paper next to it. We do periodic print runs.
Please consider downloading your newsletter from our U3A website. A considerable
amount of time has to be spent by volunteers folding and preparing your newsletter for
posting, and we would like to reduce this workload where possible.
If you only require a Membership or Enrolment form please ask a committee member for
a copy.
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