U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Friday 24 May, Term 2 (week 6)



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City Campus


9:00am
J68 Latin - Advanced - Language and Literature of the Classical Period
J68 Latin - Advanced - Language and Literature of the Classical Period
Tutor: Laurie Gaffney
The aim of the course is to enrich our knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of both the language and the literature of the "golden age" of classical Latin. An underlying premise is that in a close study of the literature, a deeper knowledge and understanding of the language is to be found. There are two elements to the course. The first is an ongoing survey and study of the literature of the period from Cato to Juvenal and Apulius. The works are studied in their historical, political, and social contexts. The second part of the course consists of the reading and reciting of Virgil's "Aeneid".
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 12
Friday 9:00am to 10:15am
Laurie Gaffney (9:00am to 10:15am)  (Adelaide St, Room 12)
N12 Classic Movies
N12 Classic Movies
Tutor: Vikki Londy
We view movies from various genres in the Classic period (by our definition 1930s to mid 1960s). Class members are welcome to take an active part in selecting and presenting their movies of choice. We can provide support in accessing movies from our library and can also assist with the equipment. Movie presenters provide an introduction to each movie with background information. Each week covers one movie from the Classic period, although sometimes the class may be a spotlight on a famous actor or director.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 16
Friday 9:00am to 10:45am
Vikki Londy (9:00am to 10:45am)   (2 hours)  (Adelaide St, Room 16)

9:15am
H27 Modern History
H27 Modern History
Tutor: Carmel Lafferty
Our class is now in its twelfth year. We have become a group of friendly folks who listen to and discuss an eclectic range of subjects chosen, researched, and presented by class members about events, people, and places from, usually, the 17th century up to today: we are always deepening our knowledge. Every Friday brings fresh interest and insight for all of us. New members are made welcome and it is customary for class members to have coffee together after class and deepen our friendship. This is what U3A is all about - learning and connecting.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 18
Friday 9:15am to 10:45am
Carmel Lafferty (9:15am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 18)

9:30am
J128 Latin - Level 10
J128 Latin - Level 10
Tutor: Yvonne McGann
In Term 2 we will continue Virgil's "Aeneid" Book 1. We are also working on Livy's Ab Urbe Condita. Our grammar this year will be from Bradley's Arnold.
Venue: Creek St, Room 4
Friday 9:30am to 10:45am
Yvonne McGann (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Creek St, Room 4)
B45 Qi Gong for Seniors
B45 Qi Gong for Seniors (class full)
Tutor: Patricia Gordon
In this class we will follow a Qi Gong video with exercises to improve balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. Exercises are specially designed for Seniors. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Friday 9:30am to 10:30am
(full) Patricia Gordon (9:30am to 10:30am)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)
F04 Cryptic Crosswords - Advanced 1
F04 Cryptic Crosswords - Advanced 1 (class full)
Tutor: Jennifer Nunn
This class is for those who have completed intermediate classes and want to go on learning how to crack the code. Learn to unravel more complex clues, extend your thinking skills and have fun. Sorry, this is a continuing class and it is full. Please contact me to discuss your experience and to go on the waiting list.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 14
Friday 9:30am to 10:45am
(full) Jennifer Nunn (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 14)
J159 Japanese - Introduction to the Japanese Language Continuing
J159 Japanese - Introduction to the Japanese Language Continuing (class full)
Tutor: Lesley Brandis
This is a continuing class. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening and there is an introduction to Japanese writing systems. There will be songs, cultural activities, traditional games and fun ways to learn a new language.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 15
Friday 9:30am to 10:45am
(full) Lesley Brandis (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 15)

10:30am
J21 Epistulae Latinae (Latin Letters)
J21 Epistulae Latinae (Latin Letters) (class full)
Tutor: Paul York
This class focuses on translating the Latin letters of such well-known classical authors as Cicero, Pliny the Younger, Seneca, and others not so well-known. A prerequisite is having completed the U3A Level 3 Latin course or being familiar with basic Latin grammar, up to the standard of Book 2 of Paterson and Macnaughton.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 13
Friday 10:30am to 11:45am
(full) Paul York (10:30am to 11:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 13)

11:00am
J189 Latin - Medieval
J189 Latin - Medieval
Tutor: John Galligan
In Term 2 the class will continue to translate interesting Latin material from the Medieval period whilst exploring its historical context. We will also further our reading of the history of Medieval philosophy.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 12
Friday 11:00am to 12:15pm
John Galligan (11:00am to 12:15pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 12)
F05 Cryptic Crosswords - Advanced 2
F05 Cryptic Crosswords - Advanced 2 (class full)
Tutor: Jennifer Nunn
This class is for those who have completed intermediate classes and want to go on learning how to crack the code. Learn to unravel more complex clues, extend your thinking skills and have fun. Sorry, this is a continuing class and it is full. Please contact me to discuss your experience and to go on the waiting list.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 14
Friday 11:00am to 12:15pm
(full) Jennifer Nunn (11:00am to 12:15pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 14)

11:15am
M25 Opera Appreciation
M25 Opera Appreciation (class full)
Tutor: Kay Andersen
A class for those who want to increase their knowledge regarding operas by watching and enjoying operas with others. We will watch DVDs: you will receive a synopsis of the operas and any other important information about them.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Friday 11:15am to 12:30pm
(full) Kay Andersen (11:15am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)

11:30am
J158 Latin - Level 9
J158 Latin - Level 9
Tutor: Yvonne McGann
In Term 2 we will be continuing Virgil's "Aeneid" Book 1. We will also continue studying Latin Grammar from Paterson and Macnaughton book 3. These works will be supplemented by readings from other authors including Nepos and Pliny
Venue: Creek St, Room 4
Friday 11:30am to 12:45pm
Yvonne McGann (11:30am to 12:45pm)  (Creek St, Room 4)
G13 Writing Family History
G13 Writing Family History (class full)
Tutor: Robert Adamson
Learn how to put your family history research into an interesting and readable form for your family. We will write and share short pieces on aspects of our family history.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 15
Friday 11:30am to 12:45pm
2nd and 4th Friday each month
(full) Robert Adamson (11:30am to 12:45pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 15)
2nd and 4th Friday each month

1:00pm
J86 Latin - 2
J86 Latin - 2
Tutor: Jeffrey Kernot
This class is for those who have completed Beginners Latin, or perhaps for those who met Latin long ago. If you are unsure about enrolling you are welcome to ring me to discuss it. We will be using "So You Really Want to Learn Latin", Book 2 and Book 3, by Nicholas Oulton, and Cambridge Latin Book 2 ( I can supply this).You are welcome to ring me discuss the course or book purchase.
Venue: Creek St, Room 4
Friday 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Jeffrey Kernot (1:00pm to 2:15pm)  (Creek St, Room 4)
C08 Gmail and Android Phone/Tablet
C08 Gmail and Android Phone/Tablet (class full)
Tutor: Harry Gilman
This course will introduce you to the Android OS and Google Experience. You'll need to have a Gmail account which will be your window to Google and Android. We'll briefly go over some of Gmail's features and settings, then move to the Android system - making you aware of the important security needs for your device. You'll learn what Android is, and how it works, the apps in the Google Play Store, downloading and installing apps/widgets, and introducing you to other Google apps, such as: Google Keep, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Maps, etc.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Friday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
(full) Harry Gilman (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Creek St, Room 8)
L06 Reading 19th Century Novels
L06 Reading 19th Century Novels (class full)
Tutor: Paul York
This class will meet on a weekly basis to collectively read and discuss the "best" novels of the 19th century.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 13
Friday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
(full) Paul York (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 13)
H19 History Case Studies
H19 History Case Studies
Tutor: Jeff Archer
New enrolments are welcome. This class has been very successful for over 20 years. We look at historical case studies each week, covering any period of history from ancient to modern times. Class members may choose to research topics and to present PowerPoint presentations of material which interests them. This format allows for different points of view to be presented and discussed in a supportive environment. We learn together. Most of the class meet for a friendly cup of tea or coffee afterwards.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 16
Friday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Jeff Archer (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 16)

1:15pm
H51 History - Living in 15th Century England
H51 History - Living in 15th Century England
Tutor: Maureen Lillie
This is a fascinating century between the huge population loss caused by the Black Death and the discovery of the New World. There were changes to everyday life; the Wars of the Roses changed the ruling dynasty in England and new technology allowed ideas on science and religion to spread. Recent finds are causing a re-examination of the period and our ideas about it. Classes cover a wide range of subjects, both serious and light-hearted. Each class is self-contained, but over the year we will build a broad picture offering insights into life in those times. We will have some discussion at the end of each class.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Friday 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Maureen Lillie (1:15pm to 2:15pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)
P02 Digital Photography
P02 Digital Photography (class full)
Tutor: Hazel Sempf
We are a small friendly class who share our interest in photography. In class we show our photographs of the weekly subject, discuss camera settings, and/or the inspiration for the photograph. We also discuss camera settings for achieving particular outcomes. We aim to incorporate some field trips during the term, usually around the CBD or Southbank.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 14
Friday 1:15pm to 2:30pm
(full) Hazel Sempf (1:15pm to 2:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 14)

Zoom Classes (Online)


9:00am
C167 Gmail and Android Phone/Tablet
C167 Gmail and Android Phone/Tablet
Tutor: Harry Gilman
This course will introduce you to the Android OS and Google Experience. You'll need to have a Gmail account which will be your window to Google and Android. We'll briefly go over some of Gmail's features and settings, then move to the Android system - making you aware of the important security needs for your device. You'll learn what Android is, and how it works, the apps in the Google Play Store, downloading and installing apps/widgets, and introducing you to other Google apps, such as: Google Keep, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Maps, etc.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Friday 9:00am to 10:30am
Harry Gilman (9:00am to 10:30am)

9:30am
J73 Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners Level 2
J73 Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners Level 2
Tutor: Joe Smith
This is a year-long course by Zoom for those continuing from last year, or who have studied some Chinese before. There is only one Zoom login for the whole year. Each class is recorded, so you don't have to worry about missing any. The textbook will be on screen, so you don't need to buy it.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Friday 9:30am to 10:30am
Joe Smith (9:30am to 10:30am)

10:45am
E17 Politics & the Economy - Hopes & Fears
E17 Politics & the Economy - Hopes & Fears
Tutor: Bruce Holdsworth
Amid fears and problems, our friendly group seeks hope and solutions. We use basic economics to consider topics including worsening Climate Change and Environmental Deterioration; Economic Developments (inflation, recession, financial crises, austerity, etc) and Technology (AI) and Education strains; Democracy in Danger via Money Politics and growing Inequality; Conflicts: Israel/Gaza; the USA and its allies vs China & Russia; Ukraine War, Nationalism vs Globalisation; COVID and its impacts; Social Divisions (rich vs rest, women's position, authoritarianism vs dissent, media bias, racism and bigotry) and their economic bases.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Friday 10:45am to 12:00pm
Bruce Holdsworth (10:45am to 12:00pm)

City Precinct


10:30am
S02 Electric Vehicles 101
S02 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.Please note - there will be three stand-alone sessions through term 2.
Venue: Northshore CityCat
Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm
Phil Browne (10:30am to 12:30pm)   (2 hours)  (Northshore CityCat)

Logan District


9:00am
J214 Spanish - Intermediate
J214 Spanish - Intermediate
Tutor: Ae Sook Mankiewicz
This class is for anyone confident with conjugate verbs or has previous basic knowledge of Spanish.
Venue: Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre
Friday 9:00am to 10:15am
Ae Sook Mankiewicz (9:00am to 10:15am)  (Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre)

10:00am
F17 Mahjong-Western Style
F17 Mahjong-Western Style
Tutor: Angela De Hennin
This class is for all levels of ability. Beginners are welcome. We play Western Style. We have a room booked for the first Friday of the month at Hyperdome library From 10-12. The other Fridays we take our chances downstairs in the main study area, We play every Friday except public and school Holidays.
Venue: Contact tutor for details
Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm
1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Angela De Hennin (10:00am to 12:00pm)   (2 hours)  (Contact tutor for details)
1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month

10:30am
J167 Spanish - Advanced
J167 Spanish - Advanced (class full)
Tutor: Ae Sook Mankiewicz
This is an advanced class with a lot of conversation. Class is currently full.
Venue: Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre
Friday 10:30am to 11:45am
(full) Ae Sook Mankiewicz (10:30am to 11:45am)  (Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre)

12:00pm
M29 Guitar Group
M29 Guitar Group
Tutor: Grant Croft
Enjoy playing guitar with other beginners and intermediates in a relaxed group. Please contact Grant Croft for all enquiries.
Venue: Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre
Friday 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Grant Croft (12:00pm to 1:30pm)  (Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre)
F13 Trivia for Fun
F13 Trivia for Fun
Tutor: Edie Kelly
Questions of varying difficulty will be drawn from a range of topics and presented through oral questioning, with or without photographs. Sometimes the questions will relate to a nominated theme. There will be a short break halfway through the session for socialising and discussion.
Venue: Logan Hyperdome Library
Friday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
2nd and 4th Friday of the month
Edie Kelly (12:00pm to 2:00pm)   (2 hours)  (Logan Hyperdome Library)
2nd and 4th Friday of the month

Southside


9:30am
B26 Introduction to lawn bowls
B26 Introduction to lawn bowls
Tutor: Ann Beliveau
Four-week trial ($10 per session) with coaches in a friendly and supportive environment. Lawn bowls is a low impact sport, good exercise, improves coordination and confidence and very social. Club bowls available or bring your own. Bowling arms available if needed. Flat-soled shoes or barefoot. Classes are held on an all-weather green at Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt. Classes commence on 26 April 2024 for four weeks (classes are 1.5 hr). Phone Ann on 0407377284 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Venue: Mt Gravatt Bowls Club
Friday 9:30am to 11:00am
Ann Beliveau (9:30am to 11:00am)  (Mt Gravatt Bowls Club)
B38 Croquet
B38 Croquet
Tutor: Rosemary Newsham
This is an introduction to croquet. Come and try the game. Equipment supplied. Wear flat-soled shoes. Classes will be held at Stephens Croquet Club, 104 Frederick Street, Annerley (adjacent to the Brisbane Bridge Club) on Fridays 3 and 10 May 2024 commencing at 09:30 to 11:00 am. Cost is $10 cash only per person.
Venue: Stephens Croquet Club
Friday 9:30am to 11:00am
Rosemary Newsham (9:30am to 11:00am)  (Stephens Croquet Club)

1:00pm
X15 Experiencing China
X15 Experiencing China (class full)
Tutor: Bryan Iles
The course provides the opportunity to study various aspects of China, including special topics such as Chinese New Year, its legend, its importance and impact on China. Other topics include study of the social and political structure of China, including the four forms of local government. Within each local government region time is spent looking at the geography, location, economy and any other important features. Topics include infrastructure development: roads, railways, fast speed train network, airports and water resources. Living standards and lifestyle changes are discussed, with a particular emphasis on their rapid change.
Venue: Sunnybank Hills Library
Friday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
(full) Bryan Iles (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Sunnybank Hills Library)

Northside


11:00am
B41 Yoga for Everyone
B41 Yoga for Everyone
Tutor: Marta Majka
This class is for everyone. Enjoy the benefits of improving and maintaining mobility, balance and flexibility. Find the right poses or modifications of poses if you have some restrictions from injury or illness. Learn breathing techniques (Pranayama) that help with relaxation and at the same time improve your concentration. Learn meditation techniques that help quieten the busy mind. Marta Majka is a highly qualified yoga teacher, registered member of Yoga Alliance. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Please note this class begins on 26 April.
Venue: St Mark's Anglican Church
Friday 11:00am to 12:30pm
Marta Majka (11:00am to 12:30pm)  (St Mark's Anglican Church)

Westside


8:00am
B44 Live Longer Live Better
B44 Live Longer Live Better
Tutor: John Van Der Werff
This class is based on the 'Move It or Lose It' motto. It incorporates: Cardio - walking and exercises; Flexibility and Balance - exercises; Strength - light weights; and how well do we eat and sleep? We start slowly and gently and progress to building our fitness for life. Classes will be held in Perrin Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Come one, two or three days each week. To attend more than one class, you need to enrol in each of the classes you wish to attend. Start date for the Friday class is Friday 19 April.
Venue: Perrin Park Toowong
Friday 8:00am to 9:15am
John Van Der Werff (8:00am to 9:15am)  (Perrin Park Toowong)

Wynnum


12:30pm
A17 Penmanship and More
A17 Penmanship and More (class full)
Tutor: Donna Blacklock
Learn and practise at your own pace the art of beautiful handwriting in a friendly, supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Students will be exposed to a variety of scripts e.g. Italic, Gothic, & Copperplate. Whilst the main focus of the class is to develop the student's penmanship skills, from time to time other students will share their special talents, such as card making and drawing. Beginners most welcome. More advanced students wishing to fine-tune a particular skill will be encouraged to achieve this. The tutor keeps a waiting list.
Venue: Wynnum Library
Friday 12:30pm to 2:45pm
(full) Donna Blacklock (12:30pm to 2:45pm)   (2.5 hours)  (Wynnum Library)