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U3A (UWA) City Courses 2019 Semester 1

U3A (UWA) City Courses 2019 Semester 1


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


Tuesday 5 March 2019 (Semester 1 commences)
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About U3A (UWA) City Courses 2019 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).

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

The 2019 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.
Where: Central Institute of Technology Building 2, 30 Aberdeen St, Perth. Downstairs Lecture Theatre 1, next to the Aroma.
When: 1300 - 1400  2nd Wed  each month  10 April – 11 September inclusive.
Cost: 6 sessions ongoing, Max 60.  $30.00  
Contact: Robyn Talbot

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.   
Where: State Library, Kimberley Room, G3  
When: 0930 – 1100 1st Tues   5 March - 4 June
Cost: 4 sessions, Max 18.   $20.00
Contact: Nicky Dair 6250 0553

23. iPads - THEIR USE
iPad/iPhone Q and A This short course of two sessions will basically cover some of the functions of the Apple iPad and iPhone, such as searching for information, emails, photos and navigation. Time will be available to answer any queries about the operation of your unit. Participants will need to bring their iPhone and/or their iPad. Note that it is not suitable for Android units. Wi-Fi will be available on the course.
Where: Citiplace Senior Citizens’ Centre Perth. 1st Floor  
When: 0930 – 1100 1st & 3rd Tues  2 April & 16 April  
Cost: 2 sessions, Max 16.    $10.00  
Contact: Roger Watson, 6363 6367,

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.
Where: State Library Kimberley Room, G3
When: 1115 – 1245 1st Tues  5 March – 4 June
Cost: 4 Sessions, Max 18.  $20.00
Contact: Ken Mullin, 0414 521390,

Join our lively discussion group to explore the link between a great novel and the movie it may generate.
New members are encouraged to join us this semester as we focus on the following best-sellers:
March 5th: Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier’s much-loved 1938 Gothic novel which translated into the 1940 Hitchcock/ Selznick psychological thriller … “Last night I dreamt I went to Mandalay again.”
April 2nd: The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 Booker Prize winner, following four dissimilar people brought together at a villa during the Italian campaign of World War II. It became an equally acclaimed 1996 film, winning nine Academy Awards, starring Ralph Fiennes and Kristen Scott-Thomas.
May 7th: Never Let Me Go – Nobel Prize winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 dystopian, science-fiction novel, described as a masterpiece of racial metaphor, which became a 2010 thriller starring Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.
June 4th: City of Thieves – David Benioff’s 2008 dark historical-fiction novel, described by the NY Times as a gripping World War II cinematic adventure, which although widely read, and spawning  many student-produced film clips, is yet to be made into a movie. Award winning  screenwriter Benioff ( Troy, Game of Thrones), says he is not interested in selling it to a studio, but admits he would find it hard saying no to Peter Weir if he showed interest.
Where: Cityplace Senior Citizens’ Centre, Perth 1st Floor
When: 1115-1245 4th Tues   5 March- 4 June
Cost: 4 sessions.  $20.00  
Contact: Athene Baugh, 6180 6322, 

Ideas and aspects of past and contemporary philosophical topics are explored, where discussion and contributions are encouraged.
Where: State Library, Kimberley Room, G3
When: 0930 – 1100 2nd & 4th Thurs  14 March – 27 June (except 25 April Anzac Day)  
Cost: 7 Sessions Max 18 $35.00
Contact: Hans Hoette 0419 906310

28. LECTURE SERIES - a series of one off sessions on various subjects
Featuring "Rocking around Australia,  Your Will, How Forensic Anthropology solved a Mystery, A taste of Turkey, Oil a weapon of War, Dinosaurs across Australia, Guide Dogs for the blind, Kashmir-a flashpoint".
Where: Cityplace Senior Citizens’ Centre Perth 1st Floor
When: 1330 – 1500  1st & 3rd Tues  5 March – 18 June
Cost: 8 sessions, $40.00, Valerie Buckley will introduce sessions  
Contact: Valerie Buckley 9527 2911

Tue 19th March Fremantle Part 1 - The origins of Fremantle from its earliest beginnings including rare archival photos
Tue 16th April Fremantle Part 2 - How Fremantle developed and changed with the arrival of the convicts
Tue 21st May Rottnest - The story behind Rottnest, and its dark history as a prison home to thousands, and as a Governors Island holiday home
Tue 18th June Albany - How Albany (Part of NSW) started its incredible life 3 years before Perth, and with the first convicts in WA
Where: State Library, Kimberley Room G3
When: 1115 – 1245 3rd Tues 19 March – 18 June
Cost: 4 Sessions Max 18.  $25.00
Contact: Anthony Alborn, 0433 132172

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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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