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CORONVIRUS UPDATE  - TERM 3, 2020  (Commencing July 13)

All face-to-face classes are suspended owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, until safety conditions change. However, many of our classes are running via digital platforms.

A new range of online Tuesday forums and a further Criminal Law series (also online) will commence in Term 3.If you wish to join any of these classes (where places are available), please seek to enrol online (click the Membership button above to log-in) or contact us on u3ayarracity@gmail.com). 

Classes and activities using online video conferencing (on various platforms):

  • Ageing well in Yarra
  • American Literature
  • Art for All
  • Bonsai
  • Computer Workshop
  • Cryptic Crosswords
  • French Conversation - Intermediate
  • Landmarks in Australian Literature 2020
  • Mandarin Chinese for Beginners
  • Memoir Writing for Women
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Monthly Music on Mondays
  • Parliamo 1 & 2
  • Playreadings at Finbar
  • Social Issues Learning Circle
  • Spanish – Continuing
  • The Empire Fights Back: exploring post - colonial Literature.
  • Walk and Coffee

Classes where tutor is connecting with the class via emails/What’s App etc
·        Computer Workshop
·         Film Studies 2020
·         Lunch Around the World
·         Melbourne Galleries and Museums
·         Melbourne Historic Walks
·         Spanish for Beginners

 

NEW OFFERINGS IN TERM 3
Participants will need to enrol online. They will then be invited to join a Zoom session via an email link sent before the session. 

 

TERM 3, 2020. NEW ONLINE COURSE.


TITLE

TUTOR

DAY & TIME

DATES 2020

CONDITIONS

Criminal Law 2020
Series 2

Don Just

Mondays, 2-3 pm.
(Zoom)

13 July
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August

Participants will need to enrol online. They will then be invited to join the Zoom session via an email link from the tutor.
Topics may be varied according to the wishes of the group.

  1. Sexual offending against adults, especially legal issues of consent and intent.
  2. Sexual offending as a social issue.
  3. Lawyer X, police informants and the Royal Commission.
  4. The Palace Letters Case (not criminal law)

AUGUST: TUESDAY ONLINE FORUMS 10.30 – 11.20 am 



DATE

TRAVEL FORUM TITLE

SPEAKER

DESCRIPTION

 4/8

My 3 weeks in Bhutan

Judy Macwilliams

 In 2017, Judy travelled to Bhutan to join another couple (whom she didn’t know) on a 3-week journey through wonderful Bhutan. They were led by a man named Karma, who has a doctorate in Philosophy and had also been a Buddhist monk.

11/8

Following the Music through Northern India

Geoffrey Cleary

Geoff and his partner toured Bengal and Rajastan seeking out traditional and classic music and learning how the music is intertwined with local culture. Sufi Spirit Festival, Remote Village performances, Tagore’s legend, private Fort concerts, Ancient instruments, and Symphony Orchestras. A visual lecture with a little music

18/8

The lives of women in Ethiopia and Bangladesh

Anne Thorpe

What are the similarities and differences in the lives of women in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country, and Ethiopia, a Coptic Christian country? This talk will briefly look at how religion, culture and poverty intersect in women's lives in these two countries.
Anne lived in Bangladesh from 2012-2017 and in Ethiopia from mid 2017 to end 2018

25/8

The AAWT – Five years to walk Walhalla to Canberra

Peter Moore

Peter walked the Australian Alps Walking Track – 660km from Walhalla to the southern edge of Canberra. It’s possible to do it in a straight-through single effort in about 6 weeks, but I walked it, with a rotating collection of friends, in mostly one-week sections over five years. This presentation is about the track, the sights, the plants and animals and the multi-day bushwalking experience itself

 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR COURSE FOR FURTHER DETAILS BY CLICKING THE ‘COURSES’ BUTTON NEAR THE TOP OF THIS HOMEPAGE.

 

U3A - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that encourages people to take part in lifelong learning for pleasure. U3A allows people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded.

U3A Yarra City aims to

  • Provide opportunities for seniors for lifelong learning and social activity
  • Harness the cultural diversity, life experience and knowledge of older people
  • Provide affordable self-help educational and recreational programs for mature adults
  • Foster relationships with other community organisations which have complementary or compatible aims

U3A Insights

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Intrigued by what a University of the Third Age does? Who can be involved?

Interested in bicycling, or looking for bike paths suitable for over 50’s? See the new web site built by the On Yer Bike group from U3A Yarra City: onyerbike-u3a.org.au

Due to circumstances beyond our control, TUESDAY FORUMS will NOT be held at the Collingwood Library for the next few months. Please check this page regularly for information.

 

Membership registration and subscriptions for 2020 will be taken from 1st November 2019. To renew membership or join U3A Yarra City, go to Membership Page and view Payment Options.  Read instructions for payment, then renew or join.

 

2020
SEMESTER DATES 2020
Semester 1: Tuesday, January 28th to Friday June 26th.
Autumn holidays: including Easter: Saturday, 28th March to Monday, April 13th

Midyear break: Saturday, June 27th to Sunday, July 12th.
Semester 2: Monday, July 13th to Friday, December 18th.
Spring holidays: Saturday, September 19th to Sunday, October 4th.

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