Material has been supplied by U3A Online, Australia for some of our courses. There is provision for independent on-line courses of numerous topics and we will add further study groups if there is interest and a leader.
Writing Life Stories
First Monday each month
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue: South Library
66 Colombo Street
Convenor: Dawn Eagle Ph 349 9640
Botany (for enthusiastic gardeners) (Full, Waiting List)
Third Wednesday each month
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: TBA (Shared by members)
We are a group of enthusiastic amateur gardeners who enjoy discussing anything gardening. We choose a topic e.g. roses and everyone does a bit of research, then at our meeting we discuss what we have found and share our expertise. We also organise outings to visit gardens and places of interest.
Currently we have a waiting list to join the group.
History of Espionage
Second Monday each month
We examine how the world of undercover intelligence has evolved through the ages. This particular course is Part 1 in the series and finishes with World War 2. We look at espionage under the Greeks and Romans, through Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc and Elizabeth I, to the American War of Independence and Civil War, finishing with the two World Wars, the SoE and Enigma. We include such fascinating figures as Edith Cavell, Mata Hari, Nancy Wake and Ian Fleming.
Roman Studies (click title link for more information)
Third Thursday each month
We will be looking extensively at the history of the Romans. There is a lot of material in these studies which will help us to better understand those times and how they have affected Italy, Europe and the world today, as well as debunk common myths.
We welcome newcomers to join us as we look into this amazing civilisation.