U3A Mornington Inc. 2020 Courses

 
U3A Mornington Inc. 2020 Courses
U3A Mornington Inc.

                                  2020 Courses
                                Updated 12 November 2019

PLEASE NOTE:
Courses listed in this booklet are correct at time of update.
Information is constantly modified/updated and courses added or deleted as changes occur
throughout the year.
The most accurate information will always be available on the website:
https://www.u3amornington.org.au/

U3A Mornington Inc. Contact Details
PO Box 614
Mornington Victoria 3931
Currawong Community Centre, Mornington
Phone: 03 5975 9773
Email: office@u3amornington.org.au
Web: https://www.u3amornington.org.au
Enquiries: office@u3amornington.org.au
Course Calendar from 03/02/2020 to 03/12/2020

Table of Contents
  Art Courses - Restricted ........................................................................................................3
  Food courses ...............................................................................................................................5
  Craft courses ................................................................................................................................5
  Discussion/History Courses ................................................................................................8
  Excursions ...................................................................................................................................10
  Exercise courses - Unrestricted......................................................................................11
  Exercise courses - Restricted ..........................................................................................14
  Film appreciation & discussion........................................................................................15
  Games ............................................................................................................................................16
  Apple & PC Courses..............................................................................................................18
  Language Courses - Unrestricted .................................................................................23
  Language courses - Restricted .......................................................................................23
  English language & literature ...........................................................................................27
  Mind, Body and Spirit ............................................................................................................29
  Performing Arts courses......................................................................................................31
  Photography ...............................................................................................................................33
  Science/Health/Nutrition......................................................................................................34
  Social Activities and Events ..............................................................................................35
  Speakers and Talks ...............................................................................................................35
Course Calendar from 03/02/2020 to 03/12/2020

Art Courses - Restricted
20ART01: Watercolour - Beginners                                                                      Type: Long Course
Dates: 11/02/2020 - 24/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Tue 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                            Tutor: Jan Oliver
Excludes school holidays. This is an introductory tutored class for those who have not used watercolour before or would
like a revision. Various techniques will be introduced to develop skills in mixing and using paint, using different brushes,
papers and tools, including plastic Yupo, salt, masking fluid, pen and wash, and charcoal so students can produce
landscapes, still life and flower paintings, while avoiding 'mud' or boredom. We have lots of fun in a supportive
environment. A list of materials is available from the U3AM website (www.u3amornington.com.au/courses/course-
resources/). Members with no internet access can collect a copy from the U3AM office.

20ART02: Watercolour - Intermed                                                                       Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 14:15 - 16:15
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                                Tutor: Jan Oliver
Excludes school holidays. Members must have completed Watercolour for Beginners in past 3 years or attended
another Art Course so you can apply basic techniques, mix colours and have appropriate watercolour equipment to build
on techniques and methods used previously. Includes outside painting. Course covers abstract, landscape, cartoons and
experimental use of different papers, canvas and boards with watercolour paints, pencils, charcoal and pen and includes
some acrylic and multimedia work. A list of material is available from the U3AM website
(www.u3amornington.com.au/courses/course-resources/). NB All members will be waitlisted for this class

20ART03: Watercolour Advanced                                                                        Type: Short Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 16/09/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                Tutor: Margaret Thompson
Excludes school holidays. This class is not suitable for beginners but students who have studied watercolour in other
classes are welcome to join. Now is the time to take all those wonderful skills and techniques you have learned in
Watercolour Intermediate and make them work for you. Watercolour Advanced is a shared learning environment where
we will be taking the time to practise and explore our own creativity using our intermediate set of skills. Bring relevant
materials. We will also be experimenting with different mediums in a bid to enhance your learning experience.
   As Picasso said 'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' This class is all about taking chances,
pushing yourself into the next level through exploration.You will expect to share your skills and be part of an art team,
working with a monthly theme and then having a 'Showcase' each month so artists can explain their processes and learn
from each other. 20

20ART04: Mixed Media Self Help                                                                        Type: Long Course
Dates: 14/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 10:30 - 12:45
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                     Tutor: Maryanne MacPhee
Includes school holidays. This course provides great interaction between artists using any medium except oils. No tuition
but lots of help and encouragement is given if wanted.

20ART05: Oil Painting & Mixed Media                                                                   Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 9:30 - 12:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                     Tutor: Bruce Brunsdon
Includes school holidays. Come and join the happy painters - all media. Beginners welcome. Some instruction, some
videos and plenty of friendly advice from our seasoned veterans. Brush cleaning with linseed oil.

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20ART06: Basic Drawing                                                                                 Type: Short Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 24/06/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                   Tutor: Maryanne MacPhee
Excludes school holidays. Oh, so you would love to be able to draw but think you can't? I have heard that so often, but I
know that all it takes is for you to want to do it. We meet as a group of learners and have fun seeing how well we can
learn to try: life drawing, natural forms (flowers, trees, etc.), perspective, composition - and with a group of lovely people!
  Requirements: A4 spiral bound book , (good cartridge paper), Stanley knife, Ruler, Eraser, Pencils-
2H,H,F,HB,B,2B,4B,6B. 16

20ART07: Drawing Practice - SELF HELP                                                                   Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Meeting Room 1&2 - Stables                                                                  Tutor: Jude Burrows
Excludes school holidays. This self-help course provides space and time for participants to develop drawing skills
through practice. It is open to any member who wishes to improve their current drawing skills and learn in a non-tutored,
supportive and shared environment.

20ART08: Drawing Wildlife-Beg & Intermediate                                                           Type: Short Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 22/06/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                          Tutor: Allison Roche
Excludes school holidays. Bring your passion for wildlife and art to this course and uncover your unique style. You will
learn drawing techniques to perfect your placement, angles, tone and colour. Suitable for beginners and for students
continuing on from the last 2 semesters who have previously completed Term 1 & 2. Term 1 - pencil work Term 2 -
pastels. NB no new students after the first week.
  Equipment: Quill sketch book (A2 or A3), 2 x 5B grey lead pencils - available from Main St Newsagency. Mungyo
pastels (preferably 64), kneadable rubber - available from Riot Art. 15

20ART09: Painting & Drawing Landscape                                                                  Type: Short Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/03/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                               Tutor: Joan Vida
Excludes school holidays. This course is for beginners and more advanced students, who wish to explore the art of
painting and drawing landscapes, in a style of their own choosing. We are surrounded by many wonderful landscape and
seascape images on the Mornington Peninsula and whether individuals choose to paint en plein air (direct from nature),
or to work from photographs or sketches indoors, is up to them. Hopefully, (weather permitting) we will as a Group,
venture outdoors and paint something direct from nature, but in most instances, we will work in the Art Room. Without
making this part of the Course too theoretical, we will look at some of the artists and styles of landscape painting at
different times during the course of this Unit. More detailed information and equipment list on website
https://www.u3amornington.org.au/courses-activities/resources-for-courses/

20ART10: Painting & Drawing Landscape                                                                  Type: Short Course
Dates: 05/10/2020 - 23/11/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                               Tutor: Joan Vida
Excludes school holidays. This course is for beginners and more advanced students, who wish to explore the art of
painting and drawing landscapes, in a style of their own choosing. We are surrounded by many wonderful landscape and
seascape images on the Mornington Peninsula and whether individuals choose to paint en plein air (direct from nature),
or to work from photographs or sketches indoors, is up to them. Hopefully, (weather permitting) we will as a Group,
venture outdoors and paint something direct from nature, but in most instances, we will work in the Art Room. Without
making this part of the Course too theoretical, we will look at some of the artists and styles of landscape painting at
different times during the course of this Unit. More detailed information and equipment list on website
https://www.u3amornington.org.au/courses-activities/resources-for-courses/

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20ART11: Watercolour - SELF HELP                                                                        Type: Short Course
Dates: 07/10/2020 - 25/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                           Tutor: Jan Sweetser
Excludes school holidays. This is a self help class with no tutor. It is not suitable for beginners. If you have some
experience with watercolour painting and would like to paint with like minded people, you are welcome to join. Bring your
own equipment and materials.

Food courses
20COOK01: Fabulous Foodies                                                                              Type: Long Course
Dates: 04/03/2020 - 04/11/2020                                                 Frequency: Monthly, Wed 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Berts Shed Ballanrong 58 Roberts Rd South Mornington                                           Tutor: Anne Bould
Includes school holidays. 1st Wednesday of each month. This is a course for men and women who appreciate
interesting and good food. This is a self-help group facilitated by Anne & Myra. The idea is to draw on the group's own
experiences and involves sharing information on different foods and cooking techniques, sampling food, and sharing
recipes. NB: Not meeting at Bert's in July, August or November. Some weeks we hope to be visiting other food related
venues. The first meeting will be a get-to-know-you session and a planning session.Bring along ideas of what you would
like to discuss and learn about and food places you would like to visit. It's all about sharing our foodie obsessions.
   The course will be held at Bert's shed, which is located at 'Ballanrong', 58 Roberts Road South, Mornington. For map
of location check website: https://www.u3amornington.org.au/berts-shed/ 20

Craft courses
20CRF01: Currawong Crafties                                                                             Type: Long Course
Dates: 14/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                          Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 13:00 - 16:00
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                            Tutor: Jeannie Bridger
Exludes school holidays. Currawong Crafties is a group where the skill levels range from Beginner to Advanced. This
group is not only for sewing, it is also open to all kinds of crafts, i.e. knitting, crocheting, card-making, beading, anything
really! We are a group of creative people who gather together on Friday afternoons to enjoy each other's company and
work on our individual projects. Our group works on a Skills Share basis where we are happy to share our craft
knowledge or answer questions where we can.

20CRF02: Sculpture in Clay - Beginners & Inte                                                           Type: Short Course
Dates: 11/02/2020 - 24/03/2020                                          Frequency: Weekly Course, Tue 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                            Tutor: Antoinette Bonnici-Carey
Sculpture in Clay - Hand Building. This course will cater for beginners and those with some experience. Beginners will
create functional objects using techniques including: Pinch, Coil and Slab methods. More experienced students will
develop their own projects with assistance from the tutor. All students will need to pay a levy, to cover the cost of clay,
kiln firing, paints & glazes. We estimate that beginners will pay a levy of $45 per term and intermediate students $90 per
term. The cost differentiation is based upon the amount of materials, power costs (firing) utilised by the respective
groups. The tutor will explain the levy in detail at your first session.
   Equipment required: Plastic Container - large enough to hold your clay so it will not dry out - large Chux Superwipe,
apron, plastic container to hold slip, plastic container to hold water, and a hand towel. Other equipment will be discussed
in class. 12

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20CRF03: Mixed media, Texture in Art and Collage                                                       Type: Short Course
Dates: 20/04/2020 - 22/06/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                           Tutor: Cathryn Hart
Excludes school holidays Create works of art using texture from materials found in nature and by recycling or re-using
any materials you can imagine. Collage uses the same material in a different way. When making a piece using texture,
the artist often paints over the texture pieces to make landscape or example, whereas collage uses the same materials
to make the picture without the use of paint. The tutor will provide examples of the differences at the first class.
  Large bottle of PVA glue Thick paper 300 gsm Mont Martre water colour paper (both readily and inexpensively
available) Masking tape wide and thin (not coloured) An artist board (2 would be good but not essential) Paint brushes,
Acrylic paints. Bits of fabric, wool, leaves, bark, dried grass, small gum nuts, plastic bottles etc. 10 max 5 min

20CRF04: Knitting for beginners                                                                        Type: Short Course
Dates: 01/05/2020 - 29/05/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                                Tutor: Deb Trayler
Excludes school holidays. Come and join our small group where you can socialise, have a cuppa and learn the very
basics to get you started on your knitting journey. We will learn how to cast on stitches, how to read a pattern, how to fix
mistakes, some easy and fun stitches for a little wow factor, plus casting off and finishing. And bonus, you will love
learning how to create your own simple but stunning lacy scarf just in time for the wintry weather! BYO size 5mm
needles, some 8-ply yarn and notebook and pen. U3A supplies tea, coffee and milk, but please BYO mug. Or water
bottle.

20CRF05: Puppet making                                                                                 Type: Short Course
Dates: 15/04/2020 - 27/05/2020                                   Frequency: Dates as specified, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                          Tutor: Veronika Rae
Classes will be held on weeks 2 & 4: 15/4, 29/4, 13/5, 27/5 Puppet making utilising recycled materials (plastic,
cardboard, fabric etc). Hand puppets, marionettes and glove puppets. Great fun! Make them for your grandchildren.
Some materials may require a modest material fee.

20CRF06A: Floral Art A                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 21/02/2020 - 21/02/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost
of approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions
- but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line
or via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

20CRF06B: Floral Art B                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 28/02/2020 - 28/02/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

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20CRF06C: Floral Art C                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 06/03/2020 - 06/03/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

20CRF06D: Floral Art D                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 13/03/2020 - 13/03/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

20CRF06E: Floral Art E                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 20/03/2020 - 20/03/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

20CRF06F: Floral Art F                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 27/03/2020 - 27/03/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

20CRF06G: Floral Art G                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 17/04/2020 - 17/04/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

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20CRF06H: Floral Art H                                                                                          Type: 1 day
Dates: 17/04/2020 - 17/04/2020                                           Frequency: 1 Day Course, Fri 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                              Tutor: Zak Steyn
An introduction to the art and techniques of modern floral art. All participants will keep their individual floral arrangements
each week. All consumables, flowers, ribbons, florist wire etc will be paid for separately by class participants at a cost of
approximately $30 which will be reimbursed directly to the tutor. Students can attend single sessions or all 8 sessions -
but must enrol separately for each session. If you are unable to attend the session, you must report Absence on-line or
via Office with plenty of notice, so tutor does not incur unnecessary expense in providing materials for you.

20CRF07: Crochet for Beginners                                                                         Type: Short Course
Dates: 17/07/2020 - 21/08/2020                                         Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 13:30 - 15:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                               Tutor: Cathryn Hart
In this course you will learn basic crochet. I will teach you the names of the stitches and how to do them all. Our aim will
be to crochet a GRANNY SQUARE•, the kind that can be made into blankets. I will also teach participants how to read a
simple pattern.
  Equipment required: A number 5 crochet hook, 2-4 balls of 8 ply yarn in different contrasting colours.

Discussion/History Courses
20DISH01: That was Then                                                                                Type: Short Course
Dates: 17/02/2020 - 06/07/2020                                Frequency: First and third weeks, Mon 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                   Tutor: Gus van der Heyde
Includes school holidays. 1st and 3rd Mondays each month. 10 new speakers - 10 new standalone history topics. A
diverse collection of illustrated History Presentations. Immerse yourself in ideas and opportunities to see our past world
in new ways through this carefully chosen series of widely different presentations. The full program is on our website:
https://www.u3amornington.org.au/courses-activities/resources-for-courses/

20DISH02: Current Affairs - Behind the Scenes                                                          Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                         Frequency: Second and Fourth weeks, Wed 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Meeting Room 1&2 - Stables                                                                 Tutor: Michael Small
Including school holidays. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. This course is designed for people who want to
increase their understanding of matters of national and international significance. Participants will be expected to
undertake some preliminary research/reading for themselves for the topic under discussion. This course is suitable for
people who enjoy thinking, discussing and understanding the world in which we live. As a guide to leading a discussion,
five key ideas/dot points should be regarded as a minimum. Discussion should be based on logic, facts and analysis.
N.B. Discussions should be non-political

20DISH03: Discussion on current affairs                                                                Type: Long Course
Dates: 19/02/2020 - 18/11/2020                                Frequency: First and third weeks, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                         Tutor: Lindsay Coker
Includes School holidays. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. For those interested in discussing various matters that
affect Australia, our way of life, culture and values. These include local, national and international developments and the
impact of the new. Party politics are avoided, controversy is welcomed. Everyone is invited to contribute, but is not
essential - listen and learn also has a place

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20DISH04: TED talks                                                                                Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                       Frequency: Second and Fourth weeks, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                        Tutor: Marg Lester
Excludes school holidays. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. TED Talks is a series of TV talks spreading ideas
usually in the form of short, concise and powerful messages. Topics can include environment, social issues, life, science,
health or, whatever the class decides. There are a huge number of topics available; many of them with a humorous look
at the subject matter. Each episode lasts approx. 10 mins and will be followed by discussion.

20DISH05: Armchair Travel                                                                          Type: Long Course
Dates: 27/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                             Frequency: Monthly, Thu 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                         Tutor: Jill Condie
Includes school holidays. 4th Thursday of each month. Armchair Travel provides an opportunity for you to travel to
countries and share experiences in a relaxed environment - without costs and security checks! In 2019 we visited
Portugal, Malta & Israel, toured Vietnam & Cambodia, went to the Kimberley region and Kakadu and then spent a winter
in Finland and Sweden. There are other exciting destinations as we share travel experiences in varied locations. The
program for 2020 will be advised in February and we hope it will prove interesting and include somewhere on your
bucket list.

20DISH06: Mad as Hell - SELF HELP                                                                           Type: None
Dates: 03/03/2020 - 06/10/2020                                              Frequency: Monthly, Tue 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                    Tutor: Maurice Johns
Includes school holidays. 1st Tuesday of each month So what do you really think about the world you inhabit in 2020?
How do you consider our Federal Government is addressing the major issues we face as a community? Are you "Mad as
Hell" or a "Quiet Australian"? Come and argue your point of view, agree, disagree, or sit back and just observe. There
are no rules....just come and express yourself. This course will be self run, in the style of a self-help group with each
member taking a turn to lead the discussion.

20DISH07: Overlooked: 20th Century women you may n                                                 Type: Short Course
Dates: 17/07/2020 - 21/08/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                    Tutor: Diane Bell
There are many accomplished women whose lives, although significant, are not well known. We will look at women from
many walks of life and be impressed by their quiet achievements. If anyone wishes to nominate a woman or give a talk,
please contact me via the Office.
  min 10, max 20

20DISH08: The First Australians - A Brief History                                                  Type: Short Course
Dates: 21/02/2020 - 22/05/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                    Tutor: Diane Bell
Excludes school holidays. 60,000+ years of Aboriginal history condensed into twelve weeks. This course will use video,
audio and robust but informed discussion. Please read "Dark Emu" by Bruce Pascoe in readiness for our second
session on 28 Feb.

20DISH09: Geopolitics-Scarcity, Gluttony and Waste                                                 Type: Short Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 30/04/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                Tutor: Richard Trembath
Excludes school holidays. Overcrowded cities; climate change; mountains of rubbish; depletion of oil gas and other
mineral reserves; rising energy costs; running out of water. How did we get into this state? Can we get out of it?

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20DISH10: Philosophy - contemporary issues                                                            Type: Short Course
Dates: 12/08/2020 - 25/11/2020                         Frequency: Second and Fourth weeks, Wed 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                    Tutor: Laurance Splitter
Excludes school holidays. A free wheeling but focused exploration of some familiar but puzzling philosophical
questions. Drawing on ideas through the history of philosophy and focussing on contemporary world issues. Participants
will be invited to reflect on topics in ethics, metaphysics, logic and political and social philosophy. No previous philosophy
expertise is required, just an interest and preparedness to discuss respectfully, matters of genuine importance. Professor
Splitter is an Oxford graduate and Melbourne born Rhodes scholar.

20DISH11: Family History A                                                                            Type: Short Course
Dates: 10/08/2020 - 31/08/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                          Tutor: Barb Geeves
Excludes school holidays. First meeting only is in the Portable, the remaining sessions two, three and four, will be off-
campus and will be run from 9.30 to 11.30 am. Are you curious about your family history? Over 4 consecutive weeks the
Mornington Peninsula Family History Society will provide experienced researchers to help you to discover who you are.
Classes on the 1st week will be held at U3A Mornington Currawong Campus, whilst the 2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks will be
using records at the library of the MPFHS, Frankston South Community Centre, Towerhill Road, Frankston South, where
you will have one-on-one help. Our resources include Australian records, as well as subscription sites such as 'Ancestry',
'Find My Past, and 'British Newspapers'.

20DISH12: Family History B                                                                            Type: Short Course
Dates: 10/08/2020 - 31/08/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                          Tutor: Barb Geeves
Excludes school holidays. First meeting only is in the Portable, the remaining sessions two, three, and four will be off-
campus and run from 12.30 to 14.30 pm. Are you curious about your family history? Over 4 consecutive weeks the
Mornington Peninsula Family History Society will provide experienced researchers to help you to discover who you are.
Classes on the 1st week will be held at U3A Mornington Currawong Campus, whilst the 2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks will be
using records at the library of the MPFHS, Frankston South Community Centre, Towerhill Road, Frankston South, where
you will have one-on-one help. Our resources include Australian records, as well as subscription sites such as 'Ancestry',
'Find My Past, and 'British Newspapers'.

Excursions
20EXC01: Let's go: McCrae Homestead                                                                             Type: 1 day
Dates: 27/02/2020 - 27/02/2020                                         Frequency: 1 Day Course, Thu 10:30 - 14:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                                 Tutor: Diane Bell
Self Drive. COST:$6.50 PAYABLE ON THE DAY Enjoy a day exploring a nearby treasure. We will enjoy a tour of the
homestead & surrounds, get to know a little more local history and then, for those who are interested, enjoy lunch at your
own expense at Kobe Jacks (salad/pastas plus dessert approx. $25)

20EXC01A: Let's Go: Living Legends                                                                              Type: 1 day
Dates: 23/03/2020 - 23/03/2020                                          Frequency: 1 Day Course, Mon 8:00 - 16:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                                 Tutor: Diane Bell
Living Legends has been established to bring retired champion racehorses back to the public. It is based at Woodlands
Homestead in Woodlands Historic Park. The homestead houses an extensive art collection, various collections of historic
artefacts, including horse racing memorabilia associated with Living Legends. Or perhaps you would prefer to explore
the homestead itself or take one of the many walks in the park. Morning tea will be served upon arrival. Bring a picnic
lunch. NB all members will be waitlisted for this course COST: $60 payable by Tuesday 10th March. Pay on-line or at
Office - card only. No refunds. Travel is by luxury coach DEPARTURE 8:00am from Mornington Gym (behind the
gallery) 350 Dunns Rd. There is plenty of free all day parking which doesn’t affect shops. RETURN 4:00pm

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20EXC01C: Let's Go:Stokes Collection & Forest                                                                Type: 1 day
Dates: 30/04/2020 - 30/04/2020                                         Frequency: 1 Day Course, Thu 8:00 - 17:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                               Tutor: Diane Bell
Stokes Collection & Forest Glade gardens. The Stokes Collection is acknowledged as equal to many of the great
collections that can be seen overseas. Due to Cyril Stokes' lasting generosity, The Stokes Collection has now become a
Trust that will remain in perpetuity for the public to visit and enjoy for generations to come. Forest glade has evolved
over the past 100 years and is breathtakingly beautiful. We are fortunate to be visiting in autumn when the large English
section will be a mass of colour. Lunch BYO or email dianebell@gmail.com if you wish to go to Top of the Mountain
cafe where lunch will be at your own expense. NB All members will be waitlisted for this class. COST: $70 payable by
27 March. Pay on-line or at Office - card only. No refunds. Depart Mornington Youth Club (350 Dunns Rd) 8.00 am -
Return approx 5.00 pm

20EXC02: Marv Melb: Melbourne General Cemetery                                                               Type: 1 day
Dates: 19/03/2020 - 19/03/2020                                         Frequency: 1 Day Course, Thu 8:30 - 15:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                           Tutor: Barbara West
A Historic Guided Tour at 10:30am - 12.00pm. Today is National 'Close The Gap Day' in Australia, (not a public holiday)
an annual awareness event that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between the indigenous and non
indigenous communities in Australia. The historic and iconic Melbourne General Cemetery is the final resting place of
many notable Victorians, these include Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, famous author
Marcus Clarke, the infamous Princess Theatre ghost Federici, Derrimut, an important leader of the Boon Wurrung and
the memorial to ill fated explorers, Burke and Wills. LUNCH: Sage & Grace. St Hilda's College Parkville.
   All excursions are accessed by Public Transport. Trip notes available from website.
https://www.u3amornington.org.au/courses-activities/resources-for-courses/ (Members with no email may collect from
Office). Please note 'No Refund' applies if you are unable to attend please allow a friend to take your place. NB all
members will be waitlisted for this excursion Max 20 min 5

20EXC03: Fossil Beach Mornington excursion                                                                   Type: 1 day
Dates: 24/03/2020 - 24/03/2020                                         Frequency: 1 Day Course, Tue 9:45 - 12:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                          Tutor: Ian Stevenson
Half day excursion to explore the natural and cultural features of Fossil Beach Mornington. This includes c. 15 million-
year-old fossils plus Victoria’s first cement works (1862). Meet by 9.45am at the car park on the Esplanade, 200 metres
north of Bentons Road intersection. Overflow parking available at Dava Hotel. Followed by midday lunch at Dava Hotel
for those interested (own expense). Sturdy footwear and physical fitness required

20EXC04: Western Port Boat Excursion                                                                         Type: 1 day
Dates: 22/04/2020 - 22/04/2020                                        Frequency: 1 Day Course, Wed 9:30 - 14:30
Location: Location in Course description                                                          Tutor: Ian Stevenson
Explore the natural and cultural features of northern Western Port Bay. Board the Tidemaster at Tooradin boat ramp for
a 4 hour cruise with information sharing by crew, guest presenters and passengers with knowledge or experience. Meet
9.30am returning about 2.30pm. BYO Lunch. Beverages and morning tea provided. BYO sturdy footwear, and dress
for weather conditions. Cost $35 per person to be paid by Monday 6 April, on-line or at Office card only - no refunds.
NB all members will be waitlisted for this class

Exercise courses - Unrestricted
20EXE01: Petanque Monday                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/11/2020                                     Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Rose Garden Dunns Road Mornington                                                            Tutor: Paul Byatt
Includes school holidays. Petanque is a sociable game which provides low-impact exercise, involving some bending and
standing. It is similar to boules or bocce and is played outdoors, currently at the Mornington Rose Gardens. Players at all
levels of expertise are welcome, so previous experience is not essential. Beginners may trial the game by using U3A
boules. VENUE: MORNINGTON ROSE GARDEN, CIVIC RESERVE, DUNNS RD, MORNINGTON

20EXE02: Petanque Tuesday                                                                           Type: Long Course
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Dates: 11/02/2020 - 24/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Tue 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Rose Garden Dunns Road Mornington                                                       Tutor: Jock Macmillan
Includes School holidays. Petanque is a sociable game that provides low impact exercise involving throwing, bending
and standing. It is similar to boules or bocce and is played outdoors. Players at all levels of expertise are welcome.
Members will be guided to learn some of the basic rules of the Petanque Association of Australia. The piste length will
conform to these standards. Members will be tutored in measuring to determine the closest boule to the coche (or Jack).
U3A boules are available for members to trial the game. Wear closed footwear - no open sandals. Water, hats and
sunscreen are advised. Venue: MORNINGTON ROSE GARDEN, CIVIC RESERVE, DUNNS RD, MORNINGTON

20EXE05: Fan Dancing                                                                                 Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 9:00 - 10:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                                 Tutor: Sarah Shi
Includes school holidays. Chinese Fan Dance is a traditional form of Chinese culture. It is an effective exercise for health
and well-being for people of all ages and fitness levels. It can help a range of disorders including anxiety, arthritis,
fatigue, joint stiffness and stress. Chinese Fan Dance can improve posture, flexibility and strength. Course Requirement
Chinese fans (Cost $25.00) will need to be purchased from the tutor. Red Skirts will also be required for participation in
off campus performances. (Discuss with Tutor)

20EXE06: Ballroom Dancing                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 11/02/2020 - 24/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Tue 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                           Tutor: Doris Marmion
Excludes school holidays. Barry & Doris have taught professionally for many years and are committed to teaching all
levels of dancers. Dance is a great way to exercise, good for fitness and brain plasticity. Our aim is to keep it simple and
make it fun.

20EXE07: Tai Chi for Beginners                                                                       Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 10:45 - 11:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                             Tutor: Angela Fung
Excludes school holidays. This course is suitable for beginners and covers the 5 and 10 forms of Yang style Tai Chi, and
Tai Chi for Arthritis.

20EXE09: Tai Chi: Beginners & Intermediate                                                           Type: Long Course
Dates: 14/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                          Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 9:30 - 10:15
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                                  Tutor: Di Lewis
Excludes school holidays. A course for beginners and students with some experience of tai chi. A gentle
exercise/meditation in motion. 5 form, 10 form, Qigong, Shibashi, Beijing 24 Form.

20EXE11: Tai Chi: Intermediate                                                                       Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                    Tutor: Christine Ying-Goon
Excludes school holidays. Tai Chi for those with previous experience. Must know Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2. Tai Chi for
Arthritis, Health, 5 Form, 10 Form, Tai Chi ball, Qigong, Shibashi, Lotus

20EXE12: Tai Chi: Beijing 24                                                                         Type: Long Course
Dates: 14/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                           Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 8:45 - 9:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                                  Tutor: Di Lewis
Excludes school holidays. Beijing 24 is the most popular form of Tai Chi world-wide. This course is for those with
previous experience of Yang style 5 or 10 forms of Tai Chi or those wishing to enhance their understandings of the 24
Form.

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20EXE13: Tai Chi Advanced                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                             Tutor: Marg Lester
Excludes school holidays. Tai Chi for people with previous experience. 5 Form, 10 Form, 24 Form, 42 Form part 1,
Lotus, Shibashi Set 1.

20EXE14: Tai Chi Advanced                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                               Tutor: Naomi Toy
Excluding school holidays. Tai Chi for those with previous experience. Must have completed Intermediate Tai Chi. Must
know Tai Chi for Arthritis 1&2. Tai Chi for Energy, Health, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, 5 Form, 10 Form, 24 Form, Qigong,
Shibashi, Lotus, Short Qigong forms.

20EXE15: Tai Chi Advanced                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 12:30 - 13:15
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                    Tutor: Maryanne MacPhee
Excluding school holidays. Tai Chi for those with previous experience at an intermediate level. Tai Chi for Arthritis 1&2,
Tai Chi for Energy, Health, Diabetes. Shibashi, Lotus, Ball, Yang 5 Form.

20EXE16: Bike Ride - Leisurely                                                                       Type: Long Course
Dates: 14/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                          Tutor: Graeme Rocke
Includes some school holidays. Excludes June, July & August, A leisurely bike ride for an hour or so in the company of
others, followed by a coffee somewhere. MEET AT CIVIC RESERVE, DUNNS RD MORNINGTON in front of Mornington
Recreation Centre

20EXE17: Cycling Group                                                                               Type: Long Course
Dates: 09/02/2020 - 29/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Sun 9:00 - 12:30
Location: Location in Course description                                                           Tutor: Bruce Moffatt
Includes school holidays. Generally we cease rides over the winter period (July - September) and resume in October. We
recommend that you get a medical clearance before commencing this course, as the rides are generally in the vicinity of
30-40kms, and may include some hills. We suggest that you carry some basic first aid supplies, a spare tube and/or
repair kit, together with sufficient water. It is also important to wear appropriate clothing and, when necessary, apply
sunscreen and wear sunglasses. We generally stop at a cafe at the half-way point for coffee, etc.
   Details of the meeting place and ride are distributed by email each Friday. After attending for a reasonable time, riders
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20EXE18: Golf for Fun                                                                                Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 9:00 - 13:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                            Tutor: John Russell
Includes school holidays. Play 9 holes weekly. Meet at picturesque Mt Martha Golf Club at 8.45 for 9.00 hit off Green
fees - $23 / $19 concession. Not for professionals or beginners. Refreshments available.

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20EXE19: Bushwalking                                                                                Type: Long Course
Dates: 15/02/2020 - 28/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Sat 9:00 - 16:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                           Tutor: Bruce Moffatt
Includes school holidays. A good degree of physical fitness is required. A schedule of walks is available on the website
http://www.u3amornington.com.au/courses/course-resources/. We recommend a medical clearance before
commencing the course as walks are approx. 10-12 km. in length and may be over rough terrain that could include sand
and hills. Wear appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes or boots (preferably waterproof) and carry sufficient water. We
generally stop for morning tea and lunch, which you will also need to bring.

20EXE20: Walking gently around the Peninsula                                                        Type: Short Course
Dates: 18/03/2020 - 27/05/2020                                     Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Location in Course description                                                           Tutor: Ruth Marriott
A selection of scenic 2-4 km walks not far from Mornington. Walks will be selected dependent on expected weather
conditions. Parking and meeting points will be emailed. eg for a warm day, a shady walk will be selected. Paths may be
undulating but will be smooth. No loose sandy beaches, steep hills of long stairways and no concrete footpaths. Come
and join us! Keeping active is good for your health and it's fun!
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20EXE21: Weekly walks - Monday morning                                                              Type: Short Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 9:00 - 10:30
Location: Location in Course description                                                            Tutor: Chris Brown
Includes School Holidays. Meet at kiosk at Narambi Reserve/Football Oval, Narambi Rd Mornington (off Robertson
Drive) at 9.00 am. There is ample parking. The walk is approx 1 hour in total along flat paths. We stop for a coffee and
chat for approx 30 mins. It is essential that you notify the tutor direct if you are unable to attend. 0400 135 078

20EXE22: Weekly walks - Wednesday morning                                                           Type: Short Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 9:00 - 10:30
Location: Location in Course description                                                            Tutor: Chris Brown
Includes School Holidays. Meet at kiosk at Narambi Reserve/Football Oval, Narambi Rd Mornington (off Robertson
Drive) at 9.00 am. There is ample parking. The walk is approx 1 hour in total along flat paths. We stop for a coffee and
chat for approx 30 mins. It is essential that you notify the tutor direct if you are unable to attend. 0400 135 078

Exercise courses - Restricted
20EXE03: Shake, Rattle and Roll A                                                                   Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 9:30 - 10:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                           Tutor: Helen Gordon
Excludes school holidays. Learn how, but also why, it is important to exercise. The format of the class will include
exercise and discussion about the business of ageing, covering a range of health topics under the leadership of a
qualified physiotherapist. Some exercises are fairly vigorous to promote cardio-pulmonary function.
   Participants must bring a medical certificate. Please wear comfortable clothing, joggers or similar shoes and a mat for
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20EXE04: Shake, Rattle and Roll B                                                                   Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                           Tutor: Helen Gordon
Excludes school holidays. Learn how, but also why, it is important to exercise. The format of the class will include
exercise and discussion about the business of ageing, covering a range of health topics under the leadership of a
qualified physiotherapist. Some exercises are fairly vigorous to promote cardio-pulmonary function.
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20EXE23: Gentle yoga, relaxation, meditation                                                        Type: Short Course
Dates: 11/02/2020 - 24/03/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Tue 10:00 - 11:15
Location: Berts Shed Ballanrong 58 Roberts Rd South Mornington                                       Tutor: Barbara Lee
Yoga is the 'art and applied science of awareness', a personal mindful practice, guided by our breath and intuitive
feeling. We leave our ego at the door with our shoes. Have a light, early breakfast. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
Bring yoga mat, cushion and blanket.

20EXE24: Yoga for balance                                                                           Type: Long Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 11:15 - 12:15
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                              Tutor: Deepa Ram
Excludes school holidays Gentle yoga for all with special options for those with balance or mobility issues. Gentle yoga,
stretching, balance, sound healing & meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and cushion

20EXE25: Gentle yoga                                                                                Type: Long Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/11/2020                                      Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Currawong Hall                                                                              Tutor: Deepa Ram
Excludes school holidays Gentle yoga, stretching, balance, sound healing & meditation.       Please bring a yoga mat,
blanket and cushion

Film appreciation & discussion
20FIL01: Film Pot Pourri                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 28/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                                Frequency: Monthly, Fri 19:30 - 22:45
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                      Tutor: Maurice Johns
Includes school holidays. 4th Friday of each month. We will screen contemporary greats from around the world: Europe,
Britain, Hollywood (but not Hollywood 'pulp') and the occasional enlightening documentary. Participants will then be
invited to sit in a circle to dissect, argue and discuss... no holds barred (kidding).

20FIL02: Film Discussion                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 12/11/2020                                               Frequency: Monthly, Thu 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                    Tutor: Jenny Rolleston
Includes school holidays. 2nd Thursday of each month. The group will view a film each month. The films will be art house
films that include both foreign language (subtitled) and English language films. Some of the films have themes that may
be confronting. At the conclusion of each screening, members will participate in a discussion about the film over a cup of
tea or coffee. Members are invited to share films of their own if the tutors are absent in some months.

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20FIL03: The Flicks - 1st Thursday monthly                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 05/03/2020 - 05/11/2020                                                Frequency: Monthly, Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                         Tutor: John Beaney
Includes school holidays. 1st Thursday of the month. Every now and then, a director blends the talents of writers,
scenic designers, photographers, actors and composers with the highly technical process of film making and creates a
true work of art. The film, usually controversial, receives accolades and, sometimes, notoriety. Each month we will watch
such a film and then discuss whether it deserves its reputation and why. Please be aware that these films may be
challenging. BYO evening meal; tea and coffee provided.

Games
20GAM01: Mah-Jong Wednesday                                                                           Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                                        Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                   Tutor: Maria Grasso
Excluding school holidays. Mah-Jong is a game for four players that originated in China. Mah-Jong involves skill,
strategy and calculation as well as a certain degree of chance. Mah-Jong for all levels, tuition for learners in a very
friendly group. Members joining during the year would need to know how to play.

20GAM02: Mah-Jong Thursday                                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 13/02/2020 - 26/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Thu 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                Tutor: Marie Chatterton
Includes school holidays. Mah-Jong is a game for four players that originated in China. Mah-Jong involves skill, strategy
and calculation as well as a certain degree of chance. Mah-Jong for all levels - tuition for learners up to end of June, in a
very friendly group.

20GAM03: Mah-Jong Friday                                                                              Type: Long Course
Dates: 14/02/2020 - 27/11/2020                                          Frequency: Weekly Course, Fri 9:00 - 11:00
Location: Art Room - Stables                                                                           Tutor: Bob Brooke
Includes school holidays. Mah-Jong is a game for four players that originated in China. Mah-Jong involves skill, strategy
and calculation as well as a certain degree of chance. Mah-Jong for all levels; beginners welcome - tuition for learners in
a very friendly group.
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20GAM04: Mah-Jong Club                                                                                Type: Long Course
Dates: 10/02/2020 - 23/11/2020                                       Frequency: Weekly Course, Mon 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                               Tutor: Suzanne Richards
Excludes school holidays. An opportunity for players with some experience to play Mah-Jong. No beginners, no tuition,
no American Mah-Jong

20GAM05: Trivia - But Not Trivial                                                                     Type: Long Course
Dates: 20/02/2020 - 19/11/2020                                                Frequency: Monthly, Thu 11:30 - 13:30
Location: Portable Classroom                                                                            Tutor: Terry Moar
Includes school holidays. 3rd Thursday of the month - EXCEPT there will be no session held in APRIL. Join us for a
monthly session designed to jog your memory, learn some unusual and interesting facts, socialize with fellow U3A
members - and have fun. All you need is a pad, pen and your wits! Questions are multiple choice. It is not a competition -
there is no scoring. The aim of the quiz is to have some fun & to expand your general knowledge. Hopefully, if you don't
know the answer(s) you will be interested in learning the answer(s).

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20GAM06: Cryptic Crosswords - Beginners                                                            Type: Short Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 01/04/2020                                     Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                   Tutor: Russ Incoll
Includes school holidays. Cryptic crosswords are a wonderful pastime, and it is good for your brain. Looking at words in
new ways to find alternative meanings helps to develop parts of the brain that you may not use so often, boosting
brainpower and memory. Plus you get a real buzz when you find the solution to a really hard clue. Even if you have to
look up the answer, you still get pleasure from appreciating the skill and reasoning of the setter, as well as learning for
next time. This eight-week course will introduce members to the art of solving cryptic crosswords, learning the basics of
completing cryptic crosswords. We will learn about the more common cryptic clue types and work through examples,
from anagrams to containers, homophones to reversals, alterations to puns. Types of clues will be explained and then
examples solved. If time permits we will work together to solve complete cryptic crosswords. This course will prepare you
to start solving cryptic crosswords on your own or prepare you for the Cryptic Crossword Intermediate Course. You do
not need to have any experience in solving cryptic crosswords, but some experience in solving conventional crosswords
is desirable.

20GAM06A: Cryptic Crosswords - Beginners                                                           Type: Short Course
Dates: 06/05/2020 - 24/06/2020                                     Frequency: Weekly Course, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                   Tutor: Russ Incoll
Cryptic crosswords are a wonderful pastime, and it is good for your brain. Looking at words in new ways to find
alternative meanings helps to develop parts of the brain that you may not use so often, boosting brainpower and
memory. Plus you get a real buzz when you find the solution to a really hard clue. Even if you have to look up the
answer, you still get pleasure from appreciating the skill and reasoning of the setter, as well as learning for next time.
This eight-week course will introduce members to the art of solving cryptic crosswords, learning the basics of completing
cryptic crosswords. We will learn about the more common cryptic clue types and work through examples, from anagrams
to containers, homophones to reversals, alterations to puns. Types of clues will be explained and then examples solved.
If time permits we will work together to solve complete cryptic crosswords. This course will prepare you to start solving
cryptic crosswords on your own or prepare you for the Cryptic Crossword Intermediate Course. You do not need to have
any experience in solving cryptic crosswords, but some experience in solving conventional crosswords is desirable.

20GAM07: Cryptic Crosswords Intermediate                                                            Type: Long Course
Dates: 11/02/2020 - 24/11/2020                         Frequency: Second and Fourth weeks, Tue 14:00 - 15:15
Location: Meeting Room 3 - Stables                                                                    Tutor: Jo Fortune
Includes school holidays as advised. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Experience in solving cryptic crosswords is
required for this course. The aim of Cryptic Crosswords is to unravel the seemingly incomprehensible clues of the
compiler(s). There are ground rules which assist in finding answers to the clues. This course is for people who have
previously done Cryptic Crosswords Beginners or those with experience in Cryptic Crosswords.

20GAM08: Cryptic Crosswords Inter. - Self Help                                                      Type: Long Course
Dates: 19/02/2020 - 18/11/2020                              Frequency: First and third weeks, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Meeting Room 1&2 - Stables                                                              Tutor: Maureen Hyde
Includes school holidays. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month. The aim of Cryptic Crosswords is to unravel the
seemingly incomprehensible clues of the compiler(s). There are ground rules which assist in finding answers to the
clues. This is a self-help group for people who have been doing Cryptic Crosswords for at least one year.

20GAM09: Cryptic Crosswords Experienced                                                             Type: Long Course
Dates: 12/02/2020 - 25/11/2020                        Frequency: Second and Fourth weeks, Wed 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Meeting Room 1&2 - Stables                                                        Tutor: Georgina Simmons
Includes school holidays. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month. This course is for members who have been doing
Cryptic Crosswords for 3 or more years.

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