U3A MANDURAH PROGRAM

VENUE: Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, 41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah.

TIME: All presentations commence at 1.30 pm and finish at 3.30 pm, unless otherwise stated.

COST: Members $2 Visitors $3

2019    STUDY GUIDE

June 2019

Date Topic Presenter/Host
04/06/19 Brain games: A fun way to keep the brain active and healthy as we get older Liz Rushton
05/06/05/19 Science: The strangeness of plants. The strange way they look and behave Roy Done
06/06/05/19 Australiana: Ben Chifley, PM of Australia 1945 – 1949. The engine driver who drove Labor to Victory Jim Barns
07/06/19 Coffee morning: 10.00 am D’Lights Café, Dolphin Quay. Please bring a little bit of WA history to share for WA day. Pat Bentley
11/06/19 Committee meeting: 1.30 pm Craft Room
12/06/05/19 Australiana: Charles Kingsford Smith’s remarkable life Rory O’Brien
13/06/05/19 Music: Music: Protest songs, before, during and after the Vietnam War from Presley to Pavarotti Bob Simpkins
18/06/05/19 General Interest: The Coastal Express ferry service along the coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes next to the Russian border Roy Done
19/06/19 Recollections:  Memories of the War years Dee Squires
20/06/19 Travel: Independent travels through
Dubai (old and new) , Tanzania with Zanzibar (slave Trade) —-Botswana and Namibia
Bob and Carol Simpkins
25/06/19 General Meeting: 1:30 pm Craft Room
“An insight into communication between Alcoa, Landowners and the community.”
Andrea Newport-Perrian, Community and Neighbour Relations, Alcoa.
26/06/19 History: The American Civil War – the Battle of Gettysburg
Ross MacDonald
27/06/19 Art and Literature: Sister Wendy – well known UK art historian who died last December
Jo Kreibich

July 2019

Date Topic Presenter/Host
02/07/19 Brain games: A fun way to keep the brain active and healthy as we get older Liz Rushton
03/07/19 Requested encores:  A unique school. Christs Hospital which was founded in 1552 for the poor children of London Christine Norman
04/07/19 People and Places:  The shearers – Poems, Music and history Geoff Roberts
05/07/19 Coffee morning:  D’Lights, Mandurah Marina Pat Bentley
09/07/19 Committee meeting:  1.30 pm Venue to be advised
09 – 18/07/19 No meetings –  school holidays with parking issues
23/07/19 General meeting: The Peel Health Hub – A one stop shop for young people of Peel, encompassing mental health, suicide, drugs, health and well- being. An important wealth of information that Seniors can pass on to children and grandchildren in times of need Eleanor Britton, Business Development Manager-GP Down South-Peel Health Hub
24/07/19 History:  Shipwrecks – The history of the ships wrecked on the WA coast
Part one – those between Fremantle and Mandurah.
Christine Norman
25/07/19 Current events: back by popular demand  – a round table discussion on this month’s thought-provoking news Ross MacDonald
26/07/19 Christmas in July lunch:  Ravenswood Hotel – 3 courses: soup, turkey and plum pudding
Cost: $23.50
Time: 11.30 am for 12 noon
For more information, see the booking sheet or contact Dee Squires
Dee Squires
30/07/19 Fifth week special: Australia’s megafauna – What were they, and what caused their extinction? Bob Colley
31/07/19 Fifth week special: Recollections – If you could time travel, which year would you go back to? Dee Squires