Tuesday Classes

NEW - Milestones to the Cosmos Starts: 24 July
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Lismore Workers' Club, Keen Street, Lismore
Tutor: Richard Phillips 6689 1018 twinfigs@spot.com.au
This course will run for one term and aims to outline the major advances in our understanding of the universe from prehistory to the present day.
No prior knowledge of astronomy, physics or mathematics is required, only an enquiring mind and a willingness to be (slightly) stretched by concepts from mankind's greatest intellectual adventure. There will be ten 2-hour talks supported with photocopied hand-out sheets with time-lines, diagrams, photos, etc.
Creation myths, ancient Greeks, Islamic scholars, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Kepler, Galileo, Newton and the dawning of modern scientific method, galaxy/ galaxies?, Albert Einstein and Edwin Hubble on the expanding universe, evidence for the Big Bang; always with a focus on the human side of the brilliant/bizarre/ crazy/lucky/unlucky/just plain weird people involved.

Literature: Shakespeare: As You Like It
Starts: 24 July
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: St. Matthew's Community Centre, 3 Jubilee Avenue, Goonellabah
Convener: Alison Siliakus 6628 8108 or 0401 346 607
In Term 3, by special request, we will be studying “As You Like It”. This is a late “real” comedy, somewhat different from the Problem Play we studied in Term 2. It has the familiar contrast: life in an artificial court with that of the Forest of Arden. Two Dukes this time, instead of one, and some very interesting characters. Everybody loves Rosalind and The Melancholy Jaques.
You will need your own copy of the text, very readily available from the usual places. Check with Alison if necessary.

Language Miscellany
Starts: 24 July
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Keen Street, Lismore
Contact: Shirley Beaver 0434 905 364 beaver121@optusnet.com.au
An interactive course for language lovers. We'll be looking at some of the peculiarities of language in general and the English language in particular. Are there word usages that annoy you? Phrases and idioms that puzzle you? Sentences that you have to read ten times, but still can't understand? We'll try to find answers to some of your questions, and to others that you haven't even thought of.

Starts: 14 August
Time: 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Venue: Silvercloud Studios, 14 Foleys Road, Lismore
Tutor: Connie Sporne 0413 519 775
“Hatha yoga” is the style I teach which is suitable for everyone, or, “Yoga for Health”. Expect a slower-paced stretching-focused class with some basic breathing exercises.
Hatha classes are a good place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques and become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility.

Qigong and Tai Chi
Resumes: 24 July
Time: 10.00 to 11.30 am
Venue: Silvercloud Studios, 14 Foleys Road, Lismore
Convener: Narelle Evans 6628 0858
A gentle series of exercises for the body and mind. This is a continuing class. Newcomers are welcome but please contact Narelle before attending.
See also Thursday's class

iPad for Beginners
Starts: 24 July
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: 10 Richland Court, Alstonville
Tutors: Graeme Eggins 0403 296 026
Ros Sharp 6628 3921
Come to grips with your iPad. Discover some of the potential of this fascinating device. Learn how to tailor it to your own needs.
Participants need to have their own reasonably recent Apple iPad (not Samsung), which is running iOS 11.

Hand Embroidery
Resumes: 24 July
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 14 Bugden Avenue, Alstonville
Convener: Sue Beacroft 6621 7348
This term we will be making a felt appliqué cushion and later in the term, a canvas work sampler. New members are always welcome, no experience or expertise needed. Come and try!

Tuesdays With U3A
Resumes: 24 July
Time: 1.40 for 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Venue: Lismore Workers' Club, Keen Street
Convener: Pat MacLaren-Smith 6622 7408
Tuesdays with U3A offers a variety of educational presentations. Topics may include travel, history, science, nature, music etc. All members welcome.
No need to enrol.
Program for Term III prepared by Pat MacLaren-Smith assisted by Gina Murray.
Special thanks to Eric Davison, equipment person.

July 24: Diverse Landscapes of Chile and Southern Argentina
Presented by U3A Member Chris Rolfe.
Chris is a landscape photographer and part of his “bucket List” of landscapes included the Atacama Desert and Patagonia. This talk will be on his adventures and show some of the great landscapes and interesting details of the trip.
July 31: Problems experienced by the aging eye
Presented by Jessica Lowe.
August 7: Larrikins and Leaders
Presented by Alan MacLean
“Ten men and Women whose vision, aptitude, talent and drive between the mid 1800s and mid 1900s put Australia into the headlines of the world, Designers and drovers…poets and politicians…engineers and innovators.”
August 14: A reflection on my Buddhist Pilgrimage to India
Presented by Nora Vidler joined by tour organiser/Guide Judy Arpana
Some years ago I contemplated joining a Judy Arpana Buddhist Pilgrimage to Northern India . I feel thoroughly blessed that I did the journey I vividly recall flying into Delhi, never in my entire life do I recall seeing so many people all at once thousands were at the airport airport, Judy was waiting with outstretched arms to welcome me to India.
Please join Judy and Nora to learn more about this wonderful journey.
August 21: Oops I fell over!
Presented by U3A member Joy Smith
Joy has 43 years of experience as a physiotherapist, including teaching Falls Prevention classes.
The talk will cover why we fall, the consequences and what we can do about fall prevention or injuries from falls.
August 28: Painting Dust
Presented by rural Artist Christine Porter
Christine Porter is a full time professional artist, living in Lismore, with a practice that takes her across Australia's heartland. A painter, printmaker, teacher and publisher, her specialty is the Australian shearing shed. Using examples of her artwork her talk will be part art story (what, how, when) and part travelogue.
September 4: Phil Couter “The sequel”
Presented by Brunswick Valley U3A Member Des Wann
This presentation continues where the previous Phil Coulter presentation left off (term 2) Once again Phil provides a wonderful set of music arrangements sure to make an impression. Members will leave with memories of a truly great musician and songwriter...you may need to bring some tissues. A presentation not to be missed.
September 11: Serendipity. Seeing through Words
Presented by Author Karla Rojo
Karla will speak about her book Serendipity and about Poetry in general. Her talk has been well received in Mullumbimby, Brunswick Valley and other groups/clubs.
September 18: Creativity, Art and Community
Presented by Helen McWilliam.
Helen shares her story as an artist and teacher and how in her 50s her search for a place to settle brought her to a community in Northern NSW. Here a whole new life opened up for her, a contrast from the quiet leafy suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney to the bush and surprises of community life! Now at 74 Helen is a psychotherapist with a private practice and regularly facilitates Gestalt art experience workshops. In this talk Helen will include a couple of activities and there will be time for questions.
September 25: A Very Rude Awakening
Presented by Rod Fayle
Rod tells the story about the day Japanese submarines attacked Sydney Harbour.

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