U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Monday 15 April, Term 2 (week 1)



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City Campus


9:00am
C126 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Advanced
C126 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Advanced
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
This course carries on from Adobe Photoshop Elements Beginners to more advanced features in Photoshop Elements. Students must have completed the Beginners course in Photoshop Elements or have a good understanding of the basic Photoshop principles of layers, adjustment layers and masking panels, before enrolling in this course. The topics discussed in the advanced course are varied but are centered around the Photoshop Elements program. Course runs in conjunction with Zoom class C29.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Monday 9:00am to 10:30am


Ben Lindeboom (9:00am to 10:30am)  (Creek St, Room 8)
N14 The Silver Screen
N14 The Silver Screen
Tutor: Jim Henry
The Silver Screen will continue in the second term of 2024. We will be showing a film from India all about the cinema: "The Last Movie"; The John Cleese film about being on time: "Clockwise"; Volker Schlondorff's: "The Tin Drum" from Germany; Noel Coward's: "Blithe Spirit" with Margaret Rutherford from the UK and much more. We have a team of movie experts in our sessions and If you are serious about knowing more about cinema, this is the course for you. Places are limited.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 16
Monday 9:00am to 12:30pm


Jim Henry (9:00am to 12:30pm)   (3+ hours)  (Adelaide St, Room 16)
E02 Current Events
E02 Current Events
Tutor: Ian Fraser
A group discussion of current events, with a general objective of improving our understanding of them. U3A students bring a wide range of knowledge and life experiences to the discussions, so come and share your knowledge and opinions with others.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 18
Monday 9:00am to 10:30am


Ian Fraser (9:00am to 10:30am)  (Adelaide St, Room 18)

9:30am
J24 Latin for Beginners
J24 Latin for Beginners (class full)
Tutor: Paul York
Latin may well be the most important and influential language ever spoken or written by human beings. It has been in use for some 2800 years. It was first spoken by the ancient Romans around the 8th century BCE and first written by them a few centuries later. It was then in continual use throughout Europe as a lingua franca for scholars, merchants, the clergy, and the upper classes generally, right through to the Middle Ages and beyond. Latin is also notable for having spawned the modern European Romance languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and a number of others.
Venue: Creek St, Room 4
Monday 9:30am to 10:45am


(full) Paul York (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Creek St, Room 4)
F64 Canasta Card Game Variations
F64 Canasta Card Game Variations
Tutor: Alan Don
Canasta and its variations are popular social card games. This is an opportunity to polish up your playing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Knowledge of Canasta is necessary. New members with Canasta knowledge are welcome. This is a double class so will give members plenty of time to enjoy the game.
Venue: Creek St, Room 5
Monday 9:30am to 12:30pm


Alan Don (9:30am to 12:30pm)   (3 hours)  (Creek St, Room 5)
B39 Medical and Health
B39 Medical and Health
Tutor: David Bartholomeusz
Facilitator is a retired medical practitioner and each week will discuss a general medical topic e.g. Cancer in general, some specific cancers, arthritic conditions, blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and common endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism etc). Other topics can be discussed as nominated by class members. This is a general class and individual medical advice cannot be given.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Monday 9:30am to 10:45am


David Bartholomeusz (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)
J150 Russian - Beginners
J150 Russian - Beginners
Tutor: Vera Kochnieff
This is a beginners course for people who would like to study Russian: learn to speak with correct grammar and correct pronunciation, and learn to read and translate as the course progresses.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 13
Monday 9:30am to 10:45am


Vera Kochnieff (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 13)

10:00am
K09 How to Plan and Write a Biography.
K09 How to Plan and Write a Biography.
Tutor: Yvonne Webb
A short 7 week course on how to turn a life story into a written biography. It is for those who already have something written . We use The Scholar Explorer by Y Webb. $30 cash. It is available from the Publishers, Boolarong Press or directly from the author at first class.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 17
Monday 10:00am to 11:00am


Yvonne Webb (10:00am to 11:00am)  (Adelaide St, Room 17)

10:45am
C20 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom.
C20 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom.
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
This course is aimed at those students who have acquired the full version of the ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC AND LIGHTROOM subscription program and who would like to learn and understand the basic differences between Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. Topics discussed during this course are wide-ranging and include features not available in Photoshop Elements, features like Neural Filters, Sky Replacements, Linear and Radial Gradients, HDR, Focus Stacking, Channels, Curves, Masking, etc. Course runs in conjunction with Zoom Class C31.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Monday 10:45am to 12:15pm


Ben Lindeboom (10:45am to 12:15pm)  (Creek St, Room 8)

11:00am
L55 Literature in Context
L55 Literature in Context (class full)
Tutor: Margaret Hill
We began 2024 with Simon Winchester's "The Surgeon of Crowthorne", and will move on to Pip Williams' "The Bookbinder of Jericho". Both these books are the result of extensive and fascinating research. Simon Winchester structures his material in a way that gives the factual story of the making of The Oxford English Dictionary the guise of a gripping narrative of "Murder and Madness". Pip Williams on the other hand creates a fictional narrative within the shell of extraordinary facts. We end the year with "Offshore" by Penelope Fitzgerald.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Monday 11:00am to 12:30pm


(full) Margaret Hill (11:00am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)
Y03 Early Buddha Dhamma
Y03 Early Buddha Dhamma
Tutor: Doug Phillips
What the Buddha taught: the original teachings of Gotama before they were changed into religions. N.B. Please call tutor before enrolling and leave a message with a contact phone number.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 12
Monday 11:00am to 12:15pm


Doug Phillips (11:00am to 12:15pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 12)

11:15am
J106 French - Read a Novel (Group 1)
J106 French - Read a Novel (Group 1) (class full)
Tutor: Robert Ward
Members meet to read novels in their original French, to translate/interpret in class individually and, in turn, to discuss points of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and the story (in English) as we go along. The class is reading La vie qui m'attendait by Julien Sandrel which is a quirky, dramatic and funny mid-level novel about twin sisters who only become aware of each other later in life.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 15
Monday 11:15am to 12:30pm


(full) Robert Ward (11:15am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 15)
J35 Russian - Advanced
J35 Russian - Advanced
Tutor: Vera Kochnieff
For those with a grounding in Russian grammar, featuring pronunciation, conversation, reading and translation.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 17
Monday 11:15am to 12:30pm


Vera Kochnieff (11:15am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 17)
H20 The History of Ancient Egypt
H20 The History of Ancient Egypt
Tutor: Patrick Johnson
The history of Ancient Egypt from Dynasty Zero until Cleopatra VII.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 18
Monday 11:15am to 12:45pm


Patrick Johnson (11:15am to 12:45pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 18)

11:30am
J64 Italian Conversation
J64 Italian Conversation
Tutor: Olga Colavitti
This is not an Italian lesson. There are no books, no formal grammar, but a class structured to give all participants an opportunity to practise the Italian they've already learnt.
Venue: Creek St, Room 4
Monday 11:30am to 12:45pm


Olga Colavitti (11:30am to 12:45pm)  (Creek St, Room 4)
B06 Know your Nutrients in Food
B06 Know your Nutrients in Food (class full)
Tutor: Yvonne Webb
A short 7 week course on the relationship between the nutrients in our food and our digestive system.We will investigate our cells, tissues, and organs of our digestive system and the nutrients we ingest. We use the book, For Goodness Sake, Let's Talk Sugar by Y. Webb $30 cash. Available from the author or your favourite bookseller.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 13
Monday 11:30am to 1:00pm


(full) Yvonne Webb (11:30am to 1:00pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 13)

12:30pm
C120 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Beginners
C120 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Beginners
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
Photoshop Elements allows you to edit and enhance your favourite photos. It can turn your electronic memories into visually captivating statements. It makes it easy to organise, enhance, copy, merge, enlarge and print your digital snapshots. You can create animated slideshows, compile inspiring photo books, merge multiple shots into captivating panoramas and learn much, much more. This "Beginners" course introduces the student to the basic concepts of Photoshop, teaches students how to use the many tools available and how to apply various corrections to digital memories.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Monday 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Ben Lindeboom (12:30pm to 2:00pm)  (Creek St, Room 8)

1:00pm
F70 Cards - 500 for Beginners
F70 Cards - 500 for Beginners
Tutor: Alan Don
Card game 500 for beginners and intermediate players, all welcome to learn. Friendly and helpful class. Please contact tutor to enrol.
Venue: Creek St, Room 5
Monday 1:00pm to 2:45pm


Alan Don (1:00pm to 2:45pm)   (2 hours)  (Creek St, Room 5)
H11 The Kennedys: The Promise and the Tragedy of the 1960's
H11 The Kennedys: The Promise and the Tragedy of the 1960's
Tutor: Quentin Beresford
The election in 1960 of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States symbolised the transition to a post-war generation. His assassination in November 1963 shocked America and the world. The course will focus on the Kennedy family and their times. It is set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions, the bitterly fought campaign for civil rights for African Americans, the threat posed by organised crime and the concern over entrenched poverty. JFK's promise of 'a new frontier' in American politics is examined. His handling of the Cuban Missile crisis will be a focal point. How good a president was JFK?
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 18
Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Quentin Beresford (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 18)

Zoom Classes (Online)


8:00am
D01 Active Share Trading
D01 Active Share Trading
Tutor: John Van Der Werff
The class will look at ASX shares, Forex, World Wide Indices and other Entities as suggested by class members. Class members are encouraged to analyze stocks that they are interested in for class discussion. This class is suitable for active traders or those wishing to be more active traders.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 8:00am to 9:00am


John Van Der Werff (8:00am to 9:00am)

9:00am
A78 Art History... Self-Portraiture
A78 Art History... Self-Portraiture
Tutor: Sheila Mackay
This Term we will focus on Self Portraiture and the content will be provided by fellow students. Self-portraits are important in art history. They act as a visual record of the artists, give insights into their personal experiences and emotions, reflect on cultural and societal norms and display an artist's style and technique. There are a huge range of artists who produced self-portraits from Greek and Roman through to Contemporary times. Do you have an artist whose portraits have always fascinated you? Join the group and share your interest and observations.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 9:00am to 10:15am


Sheila Mackay (9:00am to 10:15am)

10:00am
J166 Mandarin - Advanced
J166 Mandarin - Advanced
Tutor: Fay Lee
This course is for students who have some knowledge of reading and writing in Chinese.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:00am to 11:15am


Fay Lee (10:00am to 11:15am)

10:30am
J91 Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners Level 3
J91 Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners Level 3
Tutor: Joe Smith
This is a year-long course by Zoom for those continuing from last year, or who have studied some Chinese before. Level 1 has a vocabulary of only around 200 words so you can see that Level 3 won't be too difficult. There is only one Zoom login for the whole year. Each class is recorded, so you don't have to worry about missing any. I will show the textbook on screen, so you don't need to buy it.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:30am to 11:30am


Joe Smith (10:30am to 11:30am)

10:45am
A79 Art History...Self-Portraiture
A79 Art History...Self-Portraiture
Tutor: Sheila Mackay
This Term we will focus on Self Portraiture and the content will be provided by fellow students. Self-portraits are important in art history. They act as a visual record of the artists, give insights into their personal experiences and emotions, reflect on cultural and societal norms and display an artist's style and technique. There are a huge range of artists who produced self-portraits from Greek and Roman through to Contemporary times. Do you have an artist whose portraits have always fascinated you? Join the group and share your interest and observations.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:45am to 12:00pm


Sheila Mackay (10:45am to 12:00pm)
C31 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom
C31 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
This course is aimed at those students who have acquired the full version of the ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC AND LIGHTROOM subscription program and who would like to learn and understand the basic differences between Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. Topics discussed during this course are wide-ranging and include features not available in Photoshop Elements, features like Neural Filters, Sky Replacements, Linear and Radial Gradients, HDR, Focus Stacking, Channels, Curves, Masking, etc. The Course runs in conjunction with face-to-face class C20.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:45am to 12:15pm


Ben Lindeboom (10:45am to 12:15pm)

11:00am
F28 Cryptic Crosswords-Advanced
F28 Cryptic Crosswords-Advanced
Tutor: Sarah Davies
For people who enjoy words, lateral thinking and activating those little grey cells. This is a class for those who already have experience in completing cryptic crosswords, including SMH and "The Times" among others. Any potential students should contact the convenor to discuss level attained. In the class, we share, discuss and analyse the answers to clues and complete crosswords. It is essential to have an email address for clues, crosswords and answers to be sent out. The class is conducted on Zoom.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 11:00am to 12:00pm


Sarah Davies (11:00am to 12:00pm)

2:00pm
F51 Cryptic Crosswords for Absolute Beginners
F51 Cryptic Crosswords for Absolute Beginners (class full)
Tutor: Sarah Davies
Do Cryptic Crosswords make no sense to you--even when you see the answers? Would you like to learn how to crack the code? Then this class is for you. Increase your word power, learn to think laterally, and have fun! This is Term 2 of an 18 week two term class so if you wish to do this course please enrol at the beginning of Term 3.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 2:00pm to 3:00pm


(full) Sarah Davies (2:00pm to 3:00pm)
J51 Latin - Level 5
J51 Latin - Level 5
Tutor: Yvonne McGann
In Term 2 we will be continuing with Book 5 of the Cambridge Latin Course. We also do other readings and grammar exercises.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 2:00pm to 3:15pm


Yvonne McGann (2:00pm to 3:15pm)

2:30pm
T08 Travel Discussion Group
T08 Travel Discussion Group
Tutor: Graham Fuller
This friendly, relaxed class on Zoom thrives on members' discussions of their travel experiences and knowledge of independent travel and organised tours, both international and domestic. The knowledge shared assists experienced and inexperienced travellers. Volunteer class members present up to 30 minutes on a travel experience of their choice. This allows us to see places we may not have been before, or new perspectives on places we have. We also have occasional fun quizzes for light relief. This class is ideal for armchair travellers and experienced travellers alike.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 2:30pm to 3:45pm


Graham Fuller (2:30pm to 3:45pm)

3:30pm
J13 Mandarin - Intermediate (1)
J13 Mandarin - Intermediate (1)
Tutor: Fay Lee
This course is for the students who have finished the beginners class or those who have studied Chinese for a year or more.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 3:30pm to 4:45pm


Fay Lee (3:30pm to 4:45pm)

City Precinct


9:45am
J02 Russian - Colloquial
J02 Russian - Colloquial
Tutor: Greg Hausler
If you have some (even rudimentary) knowledge of the Russian language, and wish to try out some conversation with others, you are very welcome to join our friendly informal social group. We normally have some conversation practice and also translate a simple prepared text. Phone the tutor/co-ordinator to enrol. New members most welcome.
Venue: Brisbane Square Library
Monday 9:45am to 11:00am


Greg Hausler (9:45am to 11:00am)  (Brisbane Square Library)

Logan District


9:00am
H36 History
H36 History
Tutor: Jim Ancliffe
Talks cover the broad spectrum of history. Please note Zoom option is no longer available unless any future restrictions do not allow face-to-face classes. The class will then continue as a Zoom class.
Venue: Elements Living
Monday 9:00am to 11:00am


Jim Ancliffe (9:00am to 11:00am)   (2 hours)  (Elements Living)
B112 Tai Chi for Seniors - Intermediate
B112 Tai Chi for Seniors - Intermediate (class full)
Tutor: Mary Langler
Explore the health benefits of this ancient art in a gentle form of exercise which combines relaxation, strength, and meditation. We will continue our journey with warm-up exercises and QiGong (Chee Koong), building energy and preparing you for Tai Chi form. You will progress from the beginning set of Shibashi movements to Sets 2 and 3, as a preparation for the Tai Chi 10 form.
Venue: Riverdale Park
Monday 9:00am to 11:00am


(full) Mary Langler (9:00am to 11:00am)   (2 hours)  (Riverdale Park)

11:15am
A03 Card Making
A03 Card Making
Tutor: Linda Tan
Join Linda, an experienced and friendly card maker and paper crafter, to learn new card-making and stamping techniques. BEGINNERS WELCOME. Two kits with all materials for two projects will be provided on the day. Please bring your own sharp scissors, pencil, ruler, and double-sided tape runner adhesive (available from craft stores like Spotlight). Tombow multi-purpose glue is also recommended. Meet new friends, have fun and take away a special card handmade by you. **Cost is $8 for materials for each class pre-paid.**Class meets on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month
Venue: Logan North Library
Monday 11:15am to 1:15pm
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month


Linda Tan (11:15am to 1:15pm)   (2 hours)  (Logan North Library)
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month

1:00pm
J49 Spring into French
J49 Spring into French (class full)
Tutor: Peter Mason
This French class uses modern day-to-day French with interaction. Content will provide fundamentals of the language plus methods of self-improvement, using free resources readily available. Whether it's resuscitating French from younger days, or just some knowledge of this language, come join in. Our meetings include current French culture, music, anime and we enjoy listening to Francophile adventures of our class members. This class is face-to-face. Sometimes we meet for outside events socially.Located near Daisy Hill and occasionally around Springwood in parks or coffee shops.
Venue: Contact tutor for details
Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm


(full) Peter Mason (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Contact tutor for details)

Southside


9:30am
F09 Mahjong for Fun
F09 Mahjong for Fun (class full)
Tutor: Gwen Ledger
We play the western way, using games from the book "The Mahjong Player's Companion" by Patricia A. Thompson and Betty Maloney. All participants will need their own copy. We do not score, we play with or without walls, and we play by a basic set of mahjong rules which are laid down clearly as house rules. At the moment we cannot accept new members.
Venue: Holland Park Library
Monday 9:30am to 12:00pm


(full) Gwen Ledger (9:30am to 12:00pm)   (2.5 hours)  (Holland Park Library)

1:00pm
J01 Italian Communication A
J01 Italian Communication A (class full)
Tutor: Kevin Mahoney
For people who have completed two years with Kevin or elsewhere. This is NOT a conversation class. We do some additional aspects of grammar, but our main focus is on reading and delivering short talks - both prepared and impromptu. Venue is The Village at Coorparoo, 398 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo.
Venue: The Village Coorparoo
Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm


(full) Kevin Mahoney (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (The Village Coorparoo)

Northside


10:00am
C07 Help with computers and mobile devices
C07 Help with computers and mobile devices
Tutor: Keith Catts
Do you have a computer or mobile device? Do you have questions? This class offers a workshop approach to help. Beginning with a Q&A each session, we will look at topics nominated by the class. Topics can range across the use of these technologies. If we don't have the answer, then research methods can be used to find it. Class members to bring their own device, laptop, mobile phone and/or tablet.
Venue: Chermside Library
Monday 10:00am to 11:30am


Keith Catts (10:00am to 11:30am)  (Chermside Library)

10:30am
S01 Electric Vehicles 101
S01 Electric Vehicles 101
Tutor: Phil Browne
Learn everything that the tutor wishes he had known before buying an EV. Topics include - characteristics of EVs; how to charge your EV, including from home solar; plug types and cables; improved battery tech; costs to run and service; regenerative braking; cost to buy an EV (several less than $40k); govt EV rebates; what to consider when buying; powering appliances from your EV; how to find chargers on road trips; where to find accurate information about EVs; plus view some EVs charging & talk to EV owners. This stand alone class will be repeated approximately monthly, and future dates will be confirmed via website and e-news.
Venue: Northshore CityCat
Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm


Phil Browne (10:30am to 12:30pm)   (2 hours)  (Northshore CityCat)

12:30pm
P08 Digital Photography - Beyond Point-and-Shoot
P08 Digital Photography - Beyond Point-and-Shoot
Tutor: Peter Hardie
Want to move beyond full auto point-and-shoot? Become a better photographer by learning your camera's creative settings and how best to use them to improve your images. Cameras must be either DSLR or mirrorless with interchangeable lenses or advanced bridge cameras with fixed lenses. Please provide camera details (make and model) when enrolling to ensure your camera is suitable. Email camera details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cost of course: FREE
Venue: Grange Library
Monday 12:30pm to 2:30pm


Peter Hardie (12:30pm to 2:30pm)   (2 hours)  (Grange Library)

Westside


11:30am
U10 Carl Gustav Jung - Dreams, Symbols, Archetypes
U10 Carl Gustav Jung - Dreams, Symbols, Archetypes
Tutor: Krystyna Soler
Carl Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist who developed Analytical Psychology by evolving Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalysis. We focus on practical insights & wisdom from Jung's Concepts: Dreams & Symbols; Personal & Collective Unconscious; Archetypes; Individuation; Personality types; Synchronicity. Jung's influence was diverse - e.g. Surrealism,, Alcoholics Anonymous, Myers-Briggs typology, and notable thinkers such as Jordan Peterson [psychologist], Wolfgang Pauli [scientist], George Lucas [filmmaker], and many others. Illustrated PowerPoint presentation plus extension articles emailed
Venue: Council Library Toowong Village
Monday 11:30am to 12:45pm


Krystyna Soler (11:30am to 12:45pm)  (Council Library Toowong Village)

1:15pm
H35 History of Ideas
H35 History of Ideas
Tutor: Krystyna Soler
From ancient Egyptian calendars to the telescopes of modern science, humans have always looked to the skies, sun and stars to ponder our place in the Cosmos. This illustrated journey of discovery presents ideas from ancient to contemporary times - from culture, mythology, religion, philosophy and science, focusing on Sirus, the brightest star in the night sky. Scientific study of Sirius has attained precise data about the nature and fate of the stars. Is Sirius the next step in expanding our paradigms of our Cosmos connections? PowerPoint presentation plus extension articles emailed.
Venue: Council Library Toowong Village
Monday 1:15pm to 2:30pm


Krystyna Soler (1:15pm to 2:30pm)  (Council Library Toowong Village)

Wynnum


1:30pm
Y05 Philosophy Ancient and Modern
Y05 Philosophy Ancient and Modern (class full)
Tutor: David Anderson
In this class we discuss the ongoing relevance of philosophy and ideas from the ancient Greeks to the 21st century.
Venue: Wynnum Library
Monday 1:30pm to 3:00pm


(full) David Anderson (1:30pm to 3:00pm)  (Wynnum Library)