Special Interest Groups

 

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB:   Monday 12.00 – 1.00 pm  AUDITORIUM
Coordinator: Nancy Harman

Monday   Feb 5    –  “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”,  Arundhati Roy

Monday   Mar 5   –  Various Titles,  Christina Stead

Monday   Mar 26-  “Our Souls at Night”, Kent Haruf

 

We had decided to read some of the classics this year and Christina Stead’s books are considered to be classics of Australian literature.  As there are insufficient copies of any single book I am suggesting we each choose one to read and discuss.  I have a copy of “For Love Alone” which I shall read and lend to anyone who wishes to read that book.

 


 

OPERA  APPRECIATION

Held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 5 BUSHLANDS AVE, MT PLEASANT

Contact:  Kevin Rigby (4284 2721).

 


LUNCH GROUP

Held on 3rd Tuesday of the month at Builders Club Bistro. We had been lunching at the Golf Club but decided it was time for a change.

This is a chance to get to know other members in congenial surroundings.

See notice on sign-in table or contact Margaret Parr on 4228 1353
or Christine White on 0409 669184.

 


U3A CHOIR

The choir meets on Tuesday afternoon at 1.30, at the Conservatorium.
New members welcome.

Contact: Margaret Stratton – 4267 3161

 


PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

The Photography Group meet on Friday:
9.30 – 11.00 am in Wollongong Library Theatrette

See Photography for more information

Contact:
Brendon Parker: 0438729110
or Allayne Foley: 0422013072

New members welcome

 


PHILOSOPHY AT THE LIBRARY

The Philosophy Group meets upstairs in the Flinders Room of the Wollongong Library from 10.00 am – 12 noon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

In Term 1 2018 we will be discussing “Jesus the Man, The Philosopher” in February.

On 13th March we have invited Lyndon Storey, President of Council of Australian Humanist Societies as guest speaker.  This will be an afternoon session at a venue yet to be decided.  All U3A members are invited to attend this session. 

Then on 27th March it is back to the library for a follow up session focussing on Cicero and Petrarch. 

Further topics for discussion this year will include: Buddhism, Simone de Beauvoir, Ayn Rand and AC Grayling.

Numbers are limited but the group can accommodate one or two more members.  For further information contact: 

Huw Thomas                     0439 069 316

Stuart Traynor                   0457 342 358

Gale Witcombe                 4226 6112

  


CURRENT  AFFAIRS

Meets on Monday 12 – 1pm in the AUDITORIUM     

Lively discussion about whatever is happening in the world. New members always welcome.

Group coordination.   

S.O.S. Current Affairs was among the first activities when Wollongong U3A began 30 years ago and has run ever since.  However numbers have fallen in recent months to the point where there have been insufficient numbers to hold a meeting. 

We would hate to see the demise of this activity so please consider giving it a go.  Bill Mowbray has been leading the group for some time but cannot continue in 2018 so we need a leader if we are to continue with Current Affairs. 

 

 

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