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City Courses First Semester 2018

City Courses First Semester 2018


State Library of WA Lecture Theatre & Citi Place Senior Citizens Centre, Perth, WA 6000, Australia


Tuesday 6 March 2018 at various session times during Semester 1

About City Courses First Semester 2018

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University of the Third Age City Courses 2018 Semester 1.

These courses are held variously at the State Library of Western Australia and the upstairs meeting room at Citiplace nearby.

The courses are detailed in the brochure sent by email or (Post) mail to all members of U3A (UWA) and below.

Tickets are only available to members. Members will be prompted to provide their membership number at the checkout.


The 2018 lecture series focuses on events and exhibitions in the Art Gallery of WA’s calendar and addresses a very wide range of artworks and art practices including craft and design. The six talks will be richly illustrated with photographic reproductions and will present works from a number of different historical eras.

Central Institute of Technology Lecture Theatre 1, Building 2, 30 Aberdeen St, Perth. Time: 13:00 - 14:00
2nd Wednesdays of the month, 11 April - 12 September  
6 sessions. $30.00  
Contact: Robyn Talbot 0466 474 135 or Rosemary Grigg 9447 4195


A Q&A session to deal will all those questions and concerns about the use of the computer and the internet. If you don't know anything about this, this session will start you off. 

Citiplace Senior Citizens’ Centre. Time: 09:30 - 11:00

1st Tuesdays of the month, 6 March and 3 April  
2 sessions. $10.00  
Contact: Simon Knox


Emotions are the glue that connect you to other people, they guide your knowledge of when to respond immediately and when to stop and think. Regular intelligence is the ability to solve problems, manage life, reason and rationalise in general. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to think clearly, creatively, handle difficult situations, events and people in a way that can help make a difference. Gaining awareness and developing these skills in recognising your emotions is essential to your social well-being. 

Citiplace Senior Citizens’ Centre. Time: 11:15 - 12:45

3rd Tuesdays of  the month, 20 March – 15 May | and 1st & 3rd Tuesday the 5th and 19th of June.
5 sessions. $25.00  
Contact: Lorraine Simons


Discussion about current films showing in Perth. Members share and compare views on the quality, direction, acting and story line of films which they have seen.  More relevant since Margaret and David have retired from the ABC!

Kimberley Room, G3, State Library. Time: 09:30 - 11:00
1st Tuesdays of the month, 6 March to 5 June
4 sessions. $20.00  
Contact: Nicky Dair 6250 0553


All you need to know about the i-Pad. Bring yours along to explore its features.

Citiplace Senior Citizens’ Centre. Time: 11:15 - 12:45

1st Tuesdays of the month, 6 March & 3 April
2 sessions. $10.00  
Contact: Simon Knox


This semester, authors from around the world.

March 6: “Salt Creek” by Lucy Treloar (Australia)

April 3:    “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles (Russia)

May 1:  “The Orphan Train” by Christine Baker-Kline (USA)

June 5: “Pachenko” by Min Jin Lee (Korea and Japan).

New members of the group are very welcome, and should enjoy the variety in the books.  The Russian book is delightful, but is large and may need longer to read than the other books.

North West Room 2.9, State Library. Time: 11:15 - 12:45

1st Tuesdays of the month, 6 March to 5 June
4 sessions. $20.00  
Contact: Helen Baker 9447 6346


Qigong places great emphasis on internal fitness, fitness of the organs, meridians, bones, fascia, breath and spirit. As we age the more we build our internal fitness the more vital we become. For 14 years I have been a student, and more recently, a teacher of this amazing practice. The best Donation I could want from the U3A, is that you attend my classes and find joy and good health benefits from them!! 

North West Room 2.9, State Library. Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Thursday 8th of March, Thursday 12th & 26th of April, Thursday 10th & 24th of May
5 sessions. $25.00  
Contact: Toni Weston

Ideas and aspects of past and contemporary philosophical topics are explored, where discussion and contributions are encouraged.

Kimberley Room, G3, State Library. Time: 09:30 - 11:00

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 8 March to 24 May
6 sessions. $30.00  
Contact: Hans Hoette 0419 906 310


Explore some of the major turning points in Russian history through the art and literature of the last two centuries. From Fyodor Dostoyevsky's depictions of modernity to Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s tales from Siberian labour camps, this is a journey through the country's political, social and economic life.

Citiplace Senior Citizens’ Centre. Time: 09:30 - 11:00

3rd Tuesdays of the month, 20 March to 19 June
4 sessions. $30.00  
Contact: Iva Glisic


The continuing discussion about the recent trends in Science & Technology from a popular perspective - eg: genetics, climate change, mobile phones.  Each session will have a number of pre-prepared discussion items, led by a member of the group, as well as a general discussion on contemporary topics.

Kimberley Room, G3, State Library. Time: 11:15 - 12:45

1st Tuesdays of the month, 6 March to 5 June
4 sessions. $12.00  
Contact: Ken Mullin 0414 521 390


March 20th:  The concluding story from the 1850's of the ongoing development of Guildford, its famous places and personalities, including a Dead End Story. 

April 17th: How the population was shifting to the outer areas of Perth such as Gosnells, Kalamunda, Wanneroo, and the stories of some of these founding settlers, the effects of the arrival of the convicts and how the law was applied by its most outstanding advocate in Perth.

May 15th: Part 1 of the most historic buildings in the Perth CBD, including some early layouts of the township, Perth's oldest surviving church and Perth's most remembered Bishop and the most famous enduring Perth architect.

June 19th: Part 2 of the exploration of Perth's most historic buildings, the story behind Government House, the Perth Town Hall, including the two Perth cathedrals.

Kimberley Room, G3, State Library. Time: 11:15 - 12:45

3rd Tuesdays of the month, 20 March to 19 June
4 sessions. $25.00  
Contact: Anthony Alborn 0433 132 172

LECTURE SERIES - a series of one off sessions on various subjects 

Nationalism in Music, Central America, Experience of China, Isle of Man, Perth Heritage, Abraham Lincoln, Photography, Healing insights. See details below

Citiplace Senior Citizen’s Centre.Time: 13:30 - 15:00

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6 March - 19 June  
8 sessions. $40.00  
Contact: John Leach will introduce the various presenters 0422 081 258

6 March Nationalism in Music June & Jim Barns

This will show musical ideas that are identified with a specific country, region or ethnicity including works by Chopin, Grieg, Verdi, Wagner and others.

20 March Central America Sonia Kellett

What do we know about Central America? That the seven independent countries that make up the tapering isthmus of southern North America – Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama – have a history of conflict, revolutions, social unrest and natural disasters. But it is also known for its bio-diversity, great beauty, teeming animal life, vast forests, mountain ranges and fertile valleys, stunning beaches, gentle people and for the production of coffee, tobacco, beans and other crops. So why is it called a banana republic? Find out the answers to and more by exploring this fascinating part of the world.

3 April Amazing True Experiences in China Dr Elizabeth Parry was invited to teach in China as a foreign expert in 

Special Education.   In Hangzhou she met the eminent Medical Professor, Li Yu, at the Zhejiang Children’s Medical Hospital. She was invited to join the Research Team working with children suffering Cerebral Palsy.

17 April The Vikings of Sodor & Mann  June Dunstan

“When King Orry, the Dane in Mannin did reign, Twas said he had come from above…” A tale of tall ships – of fairies and witches and cats with no tails!

1 May Perth Heritage – Don’t let it happen again Richard Offen takes a look at some of the lost buildings in central Perth.

15 May Abraham Lincoln Arthur Tonkin

How a “hillbilly” lawyer outsmarted his better own and more sophisticated rivals and ran off with the main prize – Abraham Lincoln’s unlikely win.

5 June Photography Cyrus Roussiles

Including tips on better photography, understanding manual settings, how photography connects people and community, mental & physical health benefits to taking up photography, how learning photography can potentially add 5 years to your life, Photography as art, how learning photography changes the way you see the world.

19 June Healing Insights Peta Nottle

The difference between healing and curing – the history ancient healing arts. Where is Australia today - has it got a place in the health care system today? Access to everyone – integrate it with mainstream.

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Event Notes:

Most courses are held at the State Library of Western Australia, however please note that 'Russia' and the 'Lecture Series' courses will be held at Citi Place Senior Citizens Centre.

For more info, please refer to the Brochure emailed (or mailed) to all U3A members and the summary provided.

Tickets are only available to members. Members will be prompted to provide their membership number at the checkout.

EVENT LOCATION: State Library of WA Lecture Theatre & Citi Place Senior Citizens Centre
Perth, WA 6000, Australia
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