U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Event Enrolment

The following forthcoming events are available for booking.

If you are a U3A Brisbane financial member, you may reserve your place, or cancel an existing booking, by clicking on the Make or Cancel a Booking button below.

Children of the Magenta Line - A Snapshot of Cockpit Automation

Ric RaymondPresenter: Ric Raymond
Date: Wednesday 12th May 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm
Venue: Online meeting
Ric Raymond is a highly experienced international airline captain (and now U3A member). Over his career he has experienced many changes in aircraft design and flight deck automation, from basic analogue instruments to today's highly automated and complex "glass cockpit". Modern commercial airliners are technology-rich environments, packed with avionics, sensors, computers and communications systems. Automation can help reduce pilot workload and improve safety, but automation complexity comes with unintended side effects. Ric will explain the basics of the modern cockpit and present his views on the positives and negatives of automation technology. So fasten your seatbelt and prepare for take-off!

There is no fee for this event.
Current Bookings: 44   (Maximum: 99)
 

Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Solution

Presenter: Dr Daniel Roberts (CSIRO)
Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021, 10:00am-11:30am
Venue: Online meeting
Hydrogen has long been touted as the solution to our clean energy needs. Recently it has re-emerged, but this time it's different: major global economies now have hydrogen as part of their energy strategies, we have seen technological improvements that support cost-competitiveness across a range of applications, and there is a strong shift in sentiment towards a decrease in carbon-intensive pathways for energy production. This talk will give an overview of the current situation regarding hydrogen energy systems, discuss the opportunities and challenges, and showcase some active projects in Australia and around the world that are leading the charge.

There is no fee for this event.
Current Bookings: 44   (Maximum: 99)
 

Estate planning in a time of COVID

Presenter: Loan Chow (Solicitor)
Date: Tuesday 25th May 2021, 10:00am-11:30am
Venue: Online meeting
In a global pandemic, wills and estates are front of mind. How do you ensure your loved ones are cared for? How do you ensure the right people make decisions for you if you lose capacity? How do you minimise the risk of your will being disputed? Even if you have all this in place, you may need to make changes under current circumstances. Loan Chow will share her experiences and insights about: wills gone wrong or no will at all; Testamentary Discretionary Trusts; tips and traps about Enduring Powers of Attorney; and the importance of Advanced Health Directives. She will highlight some key areas and practical pathways to help you make the right choices.

There is no fee for this event.
Current Bookings: 48   (Maximum: 99)