The Philosophy study group meets in the Wilga room, upstairs in the Wollongong City Library.

Term 4
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
10am – 12pm

Contemporary Philosophy and Thinking

Co-ordinator: Stuart Traynor

 In 2023 the group’s focus has turned to contemporary philosophy and thinking. Contact Stuart if you would like to participate in either of the following Term 4 studies:

Oct 03 & 17
Nov 07 & 21


Spread over two sessions on 3 & 17 October, we’ll explore what makes us human, using Rutger Bregman’s 2019 book Humankind, A Hopeful History as the springboard for discussion. This remarkable book is a powerful declaration of faith in the innate goodness and natural decency of human beings. It challenges us to see humanity from a fresh perspective.


On 7 & 21 November we’ll look at Chinese philosophy. China is the dominant power in our region and our major trading partner. So our future is closely linked to theirs. But what do we really understand of how the Chinese think?

Contact Stuart (0482 011 102) for general Enquiries about Wollongong U3A’s Philosophy Study Group, which has been running since 2015. New members are welcome.