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

2018    STUDY GUIDE

February 2018

Date Topic Presenter/Host
01/02/18 People and Places: Scottish Extravaganza: Scottish history, geology, music and literature; with tartan and a haggis Jock Fyfe, Ena Garden,
Wilma Mann and Sheila Twine
02/02/18 Coffee morning: Nino’s Chris Baker
06/02/18 Current Events John Loveridge
07/02/18 Science: Science from the past:
A brief account of how science has arrived at its position today. The important steps that have brought us to our present understanding of science and the world we live in.
Roy Done
08/02/18 Music:
The life and music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Christine Norman
13/02/18 Committee meeting: 1.30 pm Craft room
14/02/18 Australiana:
The Fenians Escape:
The daring escape of the Fenians from Fremantle Gaol aboard the US whaler Catalpa

Sheila Twine
15/02/18 Travel:
Antarctica:
“One cannot be angry when one looks at a penguin”

Liz Rushton
20/02/18 General Interest:
Hi-lights from the Movies

Hep Powell
21/02/18 Recollections:
A frightening moment in your life

Dee Squires
22/02/18 Art and Literature:
Dickens and Rochester
New words entering our language, taken from literature

Liz Whichello
David Smeeton
27/02/18 General meeting: Writing your life story Rhuwina Griffiths
28/02/18 History:
Winston Churchill:
his life and work to 1930
The Magna Carta: the second most valuable document in the world

Peter Walters
Valerie Taylor

March 2018

Date Topic Presenter/Host
01/03/18 People and Places: Eccentrics and their eccentricities David Smeeton
02/03/18 Coffee morning: Nino’s Chris Baker
06/03/18 Current Events John Loveridge
07/03/18 Science: the past, the present, the future
The Amateur Scientists: a look at the contribution of the many amateurs who have. over history, made great contributions to the compendium of scientific knowledge.
Roy Done
08/03/18 Music:
The life and music of Antonin Dvorak

Christine Norman
13/03/18 Committee meeting: 1.30 pm Craft room
14/03/18 Australiana:
The Fatal Shore:
Australia’s Convict Era

Rory O’Brien
15/03/18 Travel:
Cambodia

Bob and Carol Simpkins
20/03/18 General Interest: Currency
Conventional currency
Cryptocurrency

Christine Norman
Derek Hicks
21/03/18 Recollections
 Dee Squires
22/03/18 Art and Literature:
Interior design
Clarice Cliff pottery

Robin Hunt
Jan MacDonald
27/03/18 Annual General meeting: 1.30 pm Main hall
Followed by a “Think tank” on future planning, etc.
 
28/03/18 History:
Kalgoorlie:
from Two-up to gold mining

Bill James
29/03/18 5th Thursday
Excursion: 
Waroona to see Moorcroft Pottery
Jan MacDonald

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