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sharinggrowinSYDNEYgsolcianisiSEMESTER 1January - June 2021Sydney U3A Inc.02 9267 9056Suite 10.2, St Martin's Tower31 Market StSydney NSW 2000Sydney U3A Course Book January - June 2019ABN: 32 251 810 sEvents

26/1/2021 by Keith Crowecontinued on page 53Region page Changeeast 11 replace Lionel Bowen Library with COA in Bondi Junction, Thursday afternoons onlyHN 28 Verdi& Pucchini was on Monday 8 March will now be Tuesday 9 March all other details are the sameUN 45 The Science and Technology Course will now begin on 10th February NOT 24th as previously indicated.UN 45 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: GLIMPSES OFUN 45 OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 45 Alternate Wednesday from 10 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 (log on 9.45 for 10 am start)UN 43 TUESDAY WORDSMITHS (max 12) (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 43 MIND BODY PHILOSOPHY (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 43 THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (This course will now be held via email)UN 44 CURRENT AFFAIRS FORUM 2 (This course is now being delivered on zoom)UN 45 UKULELE FOR FUN (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 46 ISSUES AND IDEAS (This course will be delivered on zoom)UN 45 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: GLIMPSES OFUN 45 OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 45 Alternate Wednesday from 10 Feb 10:00 - 12:00UN 46 GERMAN BEGINNERS (Continuing) (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 46 FUN PROBLEM SOLVING TO KEEP OUR MINDS: now by zoomUN 46 TRUTH IN HISTORY (This course will now be delivered on zoom)UN 47 MUSIC WE HAVE GROWN UP WITH (zoom)UN 47 Leader and bookings Howard Ferrer,UN 47 MORE BIG MOMENTS IN SCIENCE (zoom) time now 1:30 to 3:30UN 42 CONFRONTING THE FOUR HORSEMEN IN HUMAN HISTORY: now also emailUN Cancelled CoursesUN 44 MONDAY AT ST IVESUN 45 CURRENT AFFAIRS FORUM 1UN 45 HEALTHY EATING FOR OVER 55sUN 46 FRENCH CONVERSATIONUN 47 POETRY APPRECIATION. THIS COURSE IS ON HOLD UNTIL A NEW VENUE IS FOUNDHSN 31 page 31 . (MOSMAN ART GALLERY)HSN 31 WELCOME THE NEW YEAR AND NEW MEMBERSHSN 25 and on page 25 . (DOUGHERTY COMMUNITY CENTRE)HSN 25 WELCOME THE NEW YEAR AND NEW MEMBERSNB 40 Pure Class writing group - 121212121212121213AGM time changed - 10am - 12 noon and the location - to be advisedEstonia change date to 23 Aprcancel Classical era in musicLaughter Yoga change email to gaye.griffiths@gmail.comAGM now by zoomRecorder Group on hold till further noticeCinema Discussion Group on zoom till further noticeThe Sonnet correct phone number 0425 284 869Strummin with Jen on hold till next termMillers Point not reopening so all classes moved to U3A City OfficeAdvanced French Discussion change time to 11:15-12:45Classical Book Club move to U3A City Office and change start date to 11 Feb1000 Miles from care date changed to 24 Junbefore important information, add you do not need to book to attend a COA Eastern region presentation at 25 Rowe streetAGM changes in Warwick's emailbold "proposed presentation .agm remove after morning teas "" if covid presentations remove (max 30), time changed to 1:30 to 3:00#10, presenter: Unity Super Community Speaker#21 change in front of title: The Importance of a First Nations Peoples Voice to Parliament, presenter Prof. Megan DavisFilm discussion group and Current affairs now at Lionel Bowen Library 669 Anzac Parade MaroubraCurrent affairs change mobile 0410514866delete Paddington Bonython Café, replace with replace Bonython café with E J Ward Community Centre Paddington, 189 Underwood StFrench Conversation change to each Thursday from 4 Feb, leader Michelle Scheibmair 0414 978917 emailspanish intermediate change time to 11:00 to 12:30French Advanced is cancelledvenue to be advised: delete including coursechange Bronte book group to Woollahra Book group (remove brackets)Woollahra add to address, change Sculfer#1 is 10 FebE13French for Beginners change 10:30 to 12:30continued on page 53

SYDNEY U3A INC.SYDNEYThe colours of the U3A logo reflect our vision ofSHARING - GROWING - SOCIALISING - PASSIONSYDNEY U3A OVERVIEWThe ethos of Sydney U3A is to promote and foster the melding of lifelong learning, exercise andcommunity interaction, so that the third age - the time when full time employment has ended- is truly the age of reinvention, rejuvenation, renewal and redirection.Sydney University of the Third Age (Sydney U3A) offers hundreds of intellectually stimulating courses, across seven regions ofmetropolitan Sydney and across a wide spectrum of topics, including the arts, sciences, history, leisure, language, computing,discussion groups, literature, travel, philosophy, music, cinema, economics, writing, family history, theatre, and fitness.7 REGIONSCITY ANDINNER WESTCONTENTSAshfield, Burwood, City, Glebe, Leichhardt, Millers Point,Revesby, Rozelle, StrathfieldEASTERN Bondi, Maroubra, Paddington,Randwick, Waverley, WoollahraENDEAVOUR Cronulla, Gymea, Hurstville,Kogarah, Miranda, Oatley,Sans Souci, Sutherland, Yowie BayGREATER WESTERN Blacktown, Parramatta, ToongabbieCastle Cove, Chatswood,HARBOURSIDENORTH Greenwich, Hunters Hill,Lane Cove, Mosman,McMahons Point, RosevilleNORTHERNBEACHESAvalon, Balgowlah, Belrose, Collaroy, Forestville, Frenchs Forest,Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Newport,North Curl Curl, WarriewoodUPPER NORTH Berowra, Castle Hill, Epping,Gordon, Hornsby, Killara, Lindfield,Pennant Hills, Pymble, St Ives,Turramurra, Wahroonga, Waitara.GENERAL ENQUIRIESCentral Office Suite 10.2, 31 Market St, Sydney NSWMonday to Friday 10:00 - 1:00Ph: 02 9267 9056 or email: mail@sydneyu3a.orgWeb: www.sydneyu3a.orgSydney U3A Overview3Course Listing Order4Course Delivery4Booking a Course4Insurance4Principal Officers4Regional Presidents5Presidents Message5VP Educations Message5VP Public Relations Message5City and Inner West6Eastern11Endeavour (Southern)14Greater Western19Harbourside North24Northern Beaches33Upper North41Index of Course Topics48Index of Course Suburbs49Planning Calendar50SPECIFIC ENQUIRIESRelated to regional activities and/or courses can be made to Regional Presidents or Regional Course Coordinatorslisted in this book.This Course Book provides details of the wide variety of courses, presentations, events, and other information, thatis available to all U3A members. Courses are offered in different ways; some are single presentations, others go forseveral weeks or through the entire semester.Thank you to the Regional Coordinators and their teams, for compiling the information for this book; to the editorKeith Crowe, and to Kwik Kopy Circular Quay for the printing.3

COURSE LISTING ORDERCourses are listed within regions - in alphabetical order of location/suburb - and then by start date.COURSE DELIVERYThe COVID-19 pandemic has reduced our ability to provide all courses face to face at physical venues. Consequently,we need to deliver some courses online, mainly using Zoom. Details of course delivery and locations may changeafter this book is printed. Once you have registered for a course, you will be advised of any changes to the location ordelivery method.BOOKING A COURSEThe starting point to book a course is included in each course listing. It will either be a person to contact, or reference to awebsite, where you can book online.In order to book and attend a course, please note the following: Contact the person whose name/email/phone number is given as the booking secretary, OR, go to the website indicatedin the listing If there is a problem with this - contact the venue or course coordinator Provide your name, membership number (see note below) and phone number, if booking by email or phone Use the MyU3A booking facility - where indicated - membership number and password are required Some courses have a maximum number of attendees, which will be indicated in brackets after the course or event;e.g. (max 10). If you are unable to attend a course after you have booked, please notify the booking secretary, or cancelonline - as there can be waiting lists Wear your membership badge at all times for face to face meetings.Note:If you are not a member, you may book a course, and then attend up to two sessions, before you need to become a member.INSURANCESydney U3A Inc. has public liability insurance to cover against possible damage or injury to persons or property arising fromproven negligence by any member of Sydney U3A or its invitees at the site on which the activity occurs, except in the caseof water or aircraft activity.Members participating in a course that has a physical component, such as bush walking, table tennis or exercise classes, arerequired to sign a form acknowledging that the members understand the insurance cover, before being accepted into oneof these courses.PRINCIPAL OFFICERS4PresidentJudy Harrispresident.sydneyu3a@gmail.comVP EducationAnne Richardsonvpeducation.sydneyu3a@gmail.comVP Public RelationsTBATreasurerIvona Kadlecsydu3a.treasurer@gmail.comSecretaryPamela Freisecretary.sydneyu3a@gmail.comAdmin ManagerLynda Cronshawofficemgr.sydneyu3a@gmail.comSydney U3A Course Book January - June 2021

REGIONAL PRESIDENTSCity and Inner WestJennifer urTBAGreater WesternLinley Bartlettlinleyb@hotmail.comHarbourside NorthMichael BeachesRosemary McCullochramccull@gmail.comUpper NorthGrahame Marrgwmarr1@bigpond.comPRESIDENT MESSAGEIt’s been an extraordinary year. We all have adapted to new challenges. The great thing for U3A is thatwe did adapt, and continued to provide learning for our members.A huge thank you to all our members who continued to support U3A, and to the dedicated peoplewho kept our wheels turning: our committees, speakers, leaders, and everyone behind the scenes.I’m looking forward to a more stable year in 2021, with your support, and ongoing enjoymentfrom our courses.Judy HarrisVP EDUCATION MESSAGEMy short time in this role since April 2020 has really been a fascinating experience in resilience andcooperation. With the support of every volunteer across all regions we have survived - using Zoomand whatever technology was available.The Semester 1 2021 Course Book will once again provide an extensive list of courses and activitiesthat will enable members to engage in those wonderful experiences of lifelong learning, for whichU3A is so famous. Enjoy them whether you are a face to face participant or one via Zoom.Anne RichardsonVP PUBLIC RELATIONS MESSAGEBig publicity plans! Membership retention and new member recruitment drive ready to launch.Facebook up and running, website being streamlined, contacts for radio, urban magazines andnewspapers compiled plus a lot more. Along came COVID-19! Murdoch Press also closed manypublications. Plans shelved until early 2021 when we have more to offer. Stay ConnectedDianne Ekert ianne Ekert passed away on 24 November 2020. She will be missed by her many friends and colleagues. Dianne’sDcontribution to U3A over many years was enormous, and truly appreciated by the many committees, members,and all who worked with her.Rest in peace Dianne; we miss you.Judy Harris PresidentAGMThe AGM is scheduled for 24th March, 2021, at The Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts,280 Pitt Street, Sydney. See details on page 51.5

CITY AND INNER WESTPresident: Jennifer Waldron jenniferwaldron2@gmail.comRegional Course Coordinator: Anne Hall 0419 017 364 Enquiries onlyIMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must book to attend a course. Refer to “Booking a Course” on page 4.CITY AND INNER WEST REGION OF SYDNEY U3AAnnual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearerswill be held on Wednesday 10 February 1:30 - 3:30at Burwood RSL Clubvia zoom96 Shaftesbury Rd Burwood Parking on siteGuest Speaker: Laurie Wilson Post Retirement Fellow at CSIRO, Adjunct Professor at the Uni of Technology and WesternSydney University.Topic: Symmetry: which underlies aspects of human creativity from maths, art/architecture, biology and developments inparticle physics.Refreshments afterwards.Nomination forms from Jenny Waldron 8753 0521 jenniferwaldron2@gmail.comRSVP by 2 Feb to Anne Hall 0419 017 364 annenhall@gmail.comONE TIME EVENTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE - REFER PAGE 53ASHFIELD: CARDINALFREEMAN RETIREMENTVILLAGE137 Victoria St Parking available Wheelchair accessVenue Coordinator: Joy Pegler 9771 6185peglerjm@bigpond.comGames BridgeBRIDGE FOR THE LESS COMPETITIVEON HOLDEach Tuesday from 5 Jan 1:00 - 4:00Each Saturday from 9 Jan 1:00 - 4:00Brush up your bridge skills in our informal group in a friendlynon-competitive atmosphere. All levels of skill welcome.Leader and bookings: Cherie Lucas 9799 1716cherielucas97@yahoo.comCLUB ASHFIELD5-7 Charlotte St 2nd level (lift available) Parking availableVenue Coordinator: Jennifer Waldron 8753 0521jenniferwaldron2@gmail.comMusic RecorderRECORDER GROUPON HOLDEach Tuesday from 2 Feb 10:30 - 12:30(excluding school holidays)An established group, we perform a wide variety of musicat intermediate level (not for beginners). Opportunity tolunch afterwards.Leader and bookings: David Young 0414 249 618;9569 8167 Gong Tai ChiQI GONG, FAN, AND COLLABORATIVETAI CHI (max 15)ON HOLDEach Tuesday from 2 Feb 10:30 - 12:00(excluding school holidays)Class begins with ba duan jin and mini wild goose qi gongwhere beginners are welcome, followed by 24 and 28 formtai chi chuan suitable for those with some experience.A modified kung fu fan completes the session.Leader: Deborah Gracic 9639 6512deb.gracic@gmail.comBookings: Lois Knight 9798 6525lknight60@bigpond.comRelaxation ExerciseCOOPERATIVE RELAXATION AND STRETCHINGACTIVITIES (max 20)ON HOLDEach Wednesday from 3 Feb 10:00 - 12:00(excluding school holidays)This course is for exercise in a collaborative atmosphere.Leader and bookings: Margaret Quinnmarg.terry@bigpond.comQi GongCOLLABORATIVE QI GONG (max 15)ON HOLDEach Friday from 5 Feb 10:00 - 11:30(excluding school holidays)This is qi gong in a collaborative environment, experiencedpractitioners only. Qi gong, according to Chinese culture, isbeneficial to maintaining good health.Leader: Alan AvanzadoBookings: Denise Yuen 0410 570 188sdyuen@gmail.comSydney U3A Course Book January - June 2021

BURWOOD RSL CLUB92 Shaftesbury Rd Parking availableWheelchair accessVenue Coordinator: Anne Hall 0419 017 364annenhall@gmail.comCurrent AffairsSOCIAL ISSUES AND CURRENT AFFAIRSDISCUSSION GROUP (max 15)Alternate Fridays from 12 Feb 10:00 - 12:30Meetings are divided into two sessions by a tea break.First session: Topic for discussion prepared and presentedby a volunteer. Second Session: Current Affairs, no subjecttaboo. A friendly, intelligent group where everyone isencouraged to participate.Leader and bookings: Graham Murphy 9713 9730gramur@bigpond.comLanguage ItalianITALIAN CONVERSATION INTERMEDIATE (max 10)Each Wednesday from 3 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Improve your conversational skills; for students who haveknowledge of Italian grammar. Note: no handouts willbe supplied.Leader and bookings: Nadia Favotto 9705 7217; 0429 060 013Cinema MoviesCLASSIC MOVIES (max 12)Alternate Wednesdays from 3 Feb 10:00 - 12:30From the silent to the contemporary era a selection ofinfluential films that helped develop the industry. Exploreand analyse background and historical settings plusproduction issues and biographical details pertaining tothe director, cast and production personnel.Leader: Hugh Watson 9519 5082 0466 910 680Language JapaneseBEGINNERS/TRAVELLERS JAPANESE (max 10)CLUB BURWOODEach Tuesday from 2 Feb 10:00 - 12:00(excluding school holidays)People travelling to Japan would benefit from thiscourse. The course caters for complete beginners andalso those with a little more language experience. Thecourse includes conversation, culture, shared travelexperiences and hiragana script.Leader: Haruko Tanaka 0424 225 Gayle Osborne 0429 459 443gmosborne153@bigpond.comEach Monday from 11 Jan 10:00 - 12:00News of the day. No topics are out of bounds, but we discusspolitics and religion with sensitivity. Members sometimesprepare a topic for discussion. Format: freewheeling.Leader and bookings: Michael Holland mhol1234@gmail.comLiterature GeneralHistory FranceAlternate Fridays from 5 Feb 10:30 - 12:30Come on a voyage through literature to various placesin the world at a particular time in their history andexamine the social and political issues involved inthe period. First novel Cry the Beloved Country byAlan Paton.Leader: Iris Ryall 9744 1647Bookings: Edna May 9797 8202ON HOLDA PLACE IN TIMEEconomics investmentINVESTMENT DISCUSSION GROUPAlternate Thursdays from 11 Feb 9:30 - 11:45Understand the forces and current events that affectinvestment markets. We examine specific topics andundertake some practical activity.This is a discussion group only, and our membersare not permitted, by law, to provide financial advice.Leader and bookings: Greg Buriak 0422 599 WOODSTOCKCOMMUNITY CENTRE22 Church St Parking availableVenue Coordinator: Anne Hall 0419 017 364annenhall@gmail.comCnr Burwood Rd and George StVenue Coordinator: Anne Hall 0419 017 364annenhall@gmail.comCurrent AffairsDISCUSSION GROUP CURRENT AFFAIRSTHE FRENCH REVOLUTION-THEN AND NOWAlternate Wednesdays from 3 Feb 10:00 - 12:00As an introduction: the 60s, a trip down memory lane.Next: The French Revolution is a huge mirror image of muchof what we have become.Leader: Frank Wilson 8021 7059Bookings: Betty Candy 9716 4775 bjcandy@bigpond.comCinema MoviesCINEMA DISCUSSION GROUP (max 20)(ZOOM)Alternate Wednesdays from 3 Feb 1:30 - 3:30A stimulating discussion of two films per fortnightchosen by the group at each session. The result is aninvigorating, insightful and very enjoyable discussion.Leader and Bookings: Ross Giannone0409 382 384CITY: U3A OFFICESuite 10.2 31 Market St Opposite QVBVenue Coordinator: Jennifer Waldron 8753 0521jenniferwaldron2@gmail.comPoetryTHE SONNET: A CLOSE READINGEach Wednesday 3,10,17,24 Feb 3 Mar 2:00 - 3:00An exquisite art form, we will read from the great age ofsonnets, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern.Leader and bookings: Patricia Loughlan 045225 284 869patricia.loughlan@ymail.com7

Art Outdoor OutingsDECONSTRUCTING CONTEMPORARY ART (max 25)Each Thursday from 4 Feb 1:30 - 3:30Alternate weeks 1:30 - 3:30 gallery visitsVisit contemporary art shows in Sydney galleries fortnightly.On alternate weeks, meet at U3A Office for evaluationof news, events, trends, theory and history of the workvisited. Build a virtual art collection and develop a personalaesthetic. Good physical fitness required.Leader and bookings: Wendy Fraser 9569 7942; 0408 711 672barrieandwendy@gmail.comCinema MoviesFILM APPRECIATION (max 20)Alternate Mondays from 8 Feb 1:30 - 3:30Do you enjoy contemporary cinema and sharing yourideas? Members of this group research a film and lead thediscussion three to four times a year. We also look at issues,trends and news in the film world.Leader and bookings: Susanne de Ferranti 0410 603 COMMUNITYCENTRE10 Cometrowe St Parking available Wheelchair accessVenue Coordinator: Anne Hall 0419 017 364annenhall@gmail.comLanguage ItalianITALIAN CONVERSATION (max 10)Each Monday from 1 Feb 2:00 - 3:15(except school holidays)Basic knowledge required as class will be conducted inItalian. Emphasis on speaking.Leader and bookings: Lori Banham 0409 814 127lori.b@bigpond.comGLEBE LIBRARY: BENLEDI ROOM186 Glebe Point Rd cnr Wigram RdVenue Coordinator: Pauline Valentine 0412 595 891gregory 1947@hotmail.comLanguage JapaneseJAPANESEEach Thursday from 4 Feb 10:00 - 12:00Knowledge of hiragana, katakana and some kanji will behelpful. We use a textbook, Japanese for Busy People II,twice per month and a few articles printed from topics ofcurrent Japanese i

President Judy Harris VP Education Anne Richardson VP Public Relations TBA Treasurer Ivona Kadlec Secretary Pamela Frei Admin Manager Lynda Cronshaw Course Listing Order Course Delivery Booking a Course Insurance Principal Officers . 5. REGIONAL .

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