Philosophy at the Library


Our two Philosophy study groups meet in the Flinders Room, upstairs at the City Library, on alternate Tuesdays.


Group 1

(This group has 12 members and can only accommodate new people as vacancies arise.)

10 am until 12 noon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Wollongong U3A has a long-running Philosophy group which was formed in 2015 and meets in the Flinders Room at the City Library, on the 2nd and 4th  Tuesdays of each month, between February and November.

The group has worked its way through the great philosophers of western history, commencing with the Greeks, and is now studying some pivotal 20th century thinkers and their ideas.

In the first half of 2020, it will be studying: aspects of art and aesthetics; the pioneering analytic philosophers GE Moore, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein; the Vienna Circle and logical positivism; and then venturing into structuralism and postmodernism.

In July, for the past two years, the group has organised a special event called Philosophy at the Frat, with a guest speaker and afternoon tea at the Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow. An invitation is extended to all U3A members in the Illawarra to attend, not just Wollongong U3A.

Group 2

(This group has room for new members)

10 am until 12 noon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

A second Philosophy study group was organised at the tail end of 2018 and it also meets in the Flinders Room at the City Library, but on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. This new group currently has 6 participants and so there is room for more members.

It began with early Greek philosophy and then progressed to the major figures of the Enlightenment. It will venture into 19th century philosophy in 2020, after spending a few months on some broader topics, namely: the philosophy of Jesus, humanism, Buddhism and a brief history of moral thought.


Please ring any of the following if you would like to participate.

Gale Witcombe                 0449 849 740
Huw Thomas                     0439 069 316
Stuart Traynor                   0457 342 358










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