U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Monday 8 July, Term 3 (week 1)



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City Campus


9:00am
C126 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Advanced
C126 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Advanced
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
This course carries on from Adobe Photoshop Elements Beginners to more advanced features in Photoshop Elements. Students must have completed the Beginners course in Photoshop Elements or have a good understanding of the basic Photoshop principles of layers, adjustment layers and masking panels, before enrolling in this course. The topics discussed in the advanced course are varied but are centered around the Photoshop Elements program. Course runs in conjunction with Zoom class C29.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Monday 9:00am to 10:30am


Ben Lindeboom (9:00am to 10:30am)  (Creek St, Room 8)
N14 The Silver Screen
N14 The Silver Screen
Tutor: Jim Henry
The Silver Screen will continue at U3A in the third term of 2024. We will be showing a very interesting collection of classic movies including John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda; Fellini's Eight and a Half; From Russia; The Cranes Are Flying; Peter Sellers in The Smallest Show On Earth; Australian movie Newsfront; from Sweden: Smiles of a Summer Night; plus a number of other classic movies. Our team of experts will discuss these movies to give you a greater appreciation of the behind-the-scenes of cinema than you could find anywhere else. Places are limited and there may only be a few new positions available.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 16
Monday 9:00am to 12:30pm


Jim Henry (9:00am to 12:30pm)   (3+ hours)  (Adelaide St, Room 16)
E02 Current Events
E02 Current Events (class full)
Tutor: Ian Fraser
A group discussion of current events, with a general objective of improving our understanding of them. U3A students bring a wide range of knowledge and life experiences to the discussions, so come and share your knowledge and opinions with others.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 18
Monday 9:00am to 10:30am


(full) Ian Fraser (9:00am to 10:30am)  (Adelaide St, Room 18)

9:30am
F64 Canasta Card Game Variations
F64 Canasta Card Game Variations
Tutor: Alan Don
Canasta and its variations are popular social card games. This is an opportunity to polish up your playing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Knowledge of Canasta is necessary. New members with Canasta knowledge are welcome. This is a double class so members have plenty of time to enjoy the game.
Venue: Creek St, Room 5
Monday 9:30am to 12:30pm


Alan Don (9:30am to 12:30pm)   (3 hours)  (Creek St, Room 5)
B39 Medical and Health
B39 Medical and Health
Tutor: David Bartholomeusz
The facilitator is a retired medical practitioner and each week will discuss a general medical topic e.g. cancer in general, some specific cancers, arthritic conditions, blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and common endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism etc). Other topics can be discussed as nominated by class members. This is a general information class and individual medical advice cannot be given.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Monday 9:30am to 10:45am


David Bartholomeusz (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)
J150 Russian - Beginners
J150 Russian - Beginners
Tutor: Vera Kochnieff
This is a beginners course for people who would like to study Russian: learn to speak with correct grammar and correct pronunciation, and learn to read and translate as the course progresses.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 13
Monday 9:30am to 10:45am


Vera Kochnieff (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 13)
J24 Latin for Beginners
J24 Latin for Beginners (class full)
Tutor: Paul York
Latin may well be the most important and influential language ever spoken or written by human beings. It has been in use for some 2800 years. It was first spoken by the ancient Romans around the 8th century BCE and first written by them a few centuries later. It was then in continual use throughout Europe as a lingua franca for scholars, merchants, the clergy, and the upper classes generally, right through to the Middle Ages and beyond. Latin is also notable for having spawned the modern European Romance languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and a number of others.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 15
Monday 9:30am to 10:45am


(full) Paul York (9:30am to 10:45am)  (Adelaide St, Room 15)

10:45am
C20 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom.
C20 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom.
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
This course is aimed at those students who have acquired the full version of the ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC AND LIGHTROOM subscription program and who would like to learn and understand the basic differences between Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. Topics discussed during this course are wide-ranging and include features not available in Photoshop Elements, features like Neural Filters, Sky Replacements, Linear and Radial Gradients, HDR, Focus Stacking, Channels, Curves, Masking, etc. Course runs in conjunction with Zoom Class C31.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Monday 10:45am to 12:15pm


Ben Lindeboom (10:45am to 12:15pm)  (Creek St, Room 8)

11:00am
L55 Literature in Context
L55 Literature in Context (class full)
Tutor: Margaret Hill
We began 2024 with Simon Winchester's "The Surgeon of Crowthorne", and will move on to Pip Williams's "The Bookbinder of Jericho". Both these books are the result of extensive and fascinating research. Simon Winchester structures his material in a way that gives the factual story of the making of The Oxford English Dictionary the guise of a gripping narrative of "Murder and Madness". Pip Williams on the other hand creates a fictional narrative within the shell of extraordinary facts. We end the year with "Offshore" by Penelope Fitzgerald.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Monday 11:00am to 12:30pm


(full) Margaret Hill (11:00am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)
Y03 Early Buddha Dhamma
Y03 Early Buddha Dhamma
Tutor: Doug Phillips
What the Buddha taught: the original teachings of Gotama before they were changed into religions. N.B. Please call tutor before enrolling and leave a message with a contact phone number.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 12
Monday 11:00am to 12:15pm


Doug Phillips (11:00am to 12:15pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 12)

11:15am
J106 French - Read a Novel (Group 1)
J106 French - Read a Novel (Group 1) (class full)
Tutor: Robert Ward
Members meet to read novels in their original French, to translate/interpret in class individually and, in turn, to discuss points of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and the story (in English) as we go along. The class is reading La vie qui m'attendait by Julien Sandrel which is a quirky, dramatic and funny mid-level novel about twin sisters who only become aware of each other later in life.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 15
Monday 11:15am to 12:30pm


(full) Robert Ward (11:15am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 15)
J35 Russian - Advanced
J35 Russian - Advanced
Tutor: Vera Kochnieff
For those with a grounding in Russian grammar, featuring pronunciation, conversation, reading and translation.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 17
Monday 11:15am to 12:30pm


Vera Kochnieff (11:15am to 12:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 17)
H20 The History of Ancient Egypt
H20 The History of Ancient Egypt
Tutor: Patrick Johnson
The history of Ancient Egypt from Dynasty Zero until Cleopatra VII.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 18
Monday 11:15am to 12:45pm


Patrick Johnson (11:15am to 12:45pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 18)

11:30am
J64 Italian Conversation
J64 Italian Conversation (class full)
Tutor: Olga Colavitti
This is not an Italian lesson. There are no books, no formal grammar, but a class structured to give all participants an opportunity to practise the Italian they've already learnt.
Venue: Creek St, Room 4
Monday 11:30am to 12:45pm


(full) Olga Colavitti (11:30am to 12:45pm)  (Creek St, Room 4)

12:30pm
C120 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Beginners
C120 Adobe Photoshop Elements - Beginners
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
Photoshop Elements allows you to edit and enhance your favourite photos. It can turn your electronic memories into visually captivating statements. It makes it easy to organise, enhance, copy, merge, enlarge and print your digital snapshots. You can create animated slideshows, compile inspiring photo books, merge multiple shots into captivating panoramas and learn much, much more. This "Beginners" course introduces the student to the basic concepts of Photoshop, teaches students how to use the many tools available and how to apply various corrections to digital memories.
Venue: Creek St, Room 8
Monday 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Ben Lindeboom (12:30pm to 2:00pm)  (Creek St, Room 8)

1:00pm
F70 Cards - 500 for Beginners
F70 Cards - 500 for Beginners
Tutor: Alan Don
Card game 500 for beginners and intermediate players, all welcome to learn. Friendly and helpful class. Please contact tutor to enrol.
Venue: Creek St, Room 5
Monday 1:00pm to 2:45pm


Alan Don (1:00pm to 2:45pm)   (2 hours)  (Creek St, Room 5)
F01 Bridge Introduction
F01 Bridge Introduction
Tutor: Linda Neil
If you've never played Bridge before, this class is an introductory course so you can decide if Bridge is for you. It will explain basic card play and terminology and provide information about Bridge Clubs. It will answer questions such as: What are trumps? What is Duplicate Bridge? Are beginners welcome at Bridge Clubs? Where can I go for lessons? Classes are July 8th and 15th.
Venue: Adelaide St, Room 11
Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Linda Neil (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Adelaide St, Room 11)

Zoom Classes (Online)


9:00am
A78 Art History 17th Century Dutch Art
A78 Art History 17th Century Dutch Art (class full)
Tutor: Sheila Mackay
Sometimes called the Dutch Golden Age this was a period of unparalleled creativity and innovation spanning the 17th century. In this era, the Netherlands witnessed a flourishing of artistic expression, producing masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals. We will look at the socio-political, economic, and cultural factors that shaped this golden age, and of course we will take a long lingering look at the artworks themselves!
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 9:00am to 10:15am


(full) Sheila Mackay (9:00am to 10:15am)

10:00am
J166 Mandarin - Advanced
J166 Mandarin - Advanced
Tutor: Fay Lee
This course is for students who have some knowledge of reading and writing in Chinese.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:00am to 11:15am


Fay Lee (10:00am to 11:15am)

10:30am
J91 Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners Level 3
J91 Chinese - Mandarin for Beginners Level 3
Tutor: Joe Smith
This is a year-long course by Zoom for those continuing from last year, or who have studied some Chinese before. Level 1 has a vocabulary of only around 200 words so you can see that Level 3 won't be too difficult. There is only one Zoom login for the whole year. Each class is recorded, so you don't have to worry about missing any.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:30am to 11:30am


Joe Smith (10:30am to 11:30am)

10:45am
A79 Art History 17th Century Dutch Art
A79 Art History 17th Century Dutch Art
Tutor: Sheila Mackay
Sometimes called the Dutch Golden Age this was a period of unparalleled creativity and innovation spanning the 17th century. In this era, the Netherlands witnessed a flourishing of artistic expression, producing masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals. We will look at the socio-political, economic, and cultural factors that shaped this golden age, and of course we will take a long lingering look at the artworks themselves!
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:45am to 12:00pm


Sheila Mackay (10:45am to 12:00pm)
C31 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom
C31 Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom
Tutor: Ben Lindeboom
This course is aimed at those students who have acquired the full version of the ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC AND LIGHTROOM subscription program and who would like to learn and understand the basic differences between Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC. Topics discussed during this course are wide-ranging and include features not available in Photoshop Elements, features like Neural Filters, Sky Replacements, Linear and Radial Gradients, HDR, Focus Stacking, Channels, Curves, Masking, etc. The Course runs in conjunction with face-to-face class C20.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 10:45am to 12:15pm


Ben Lindeboom (10:45am to 12:15pm)

2:00pm
J51 Latin - Level 5
J51 Latin - Level 5
Tutor: Yvonne McGann
In Term 3 we will be continuing with Book 5 of the Cambridge Latin Course. We also do other readings and grammar exercises.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 2:00pm to 3:15pm


Yvonne McGann (2:00pm to 3:15pm)

2:30pm
T08 Travel Discussion Group
T08 Travel Discussion Group
Tutor: Graham Fuller
This friendly, relaxed class on Zoom thrives on members' discussions of their travel experiences and knowledge of independent travel and organised tours, both international and domestic. The knowledge shared assists experienced and inexperienced travellers. Volunteer class members present up to 30 minutes on a travel experience of their choice. This allows us to see places we may not have been before, or new perspectives on places we have. We also have occasional fun quizzes for light relief. This class is ideal for armchair travellers and experienced travellers alike.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 2:30pm to 3:45pm


Graham Fuller (2:30pm to 3:45pm)

3:30pm
J13 Mandarin - Intermediate 1
J13 Mandarin - Intermediate 1
Tutor: Fay Lee
This course is for the students who have finished the beginners class or those who have studied Chinese for a year or more.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Monday 3:30pm to 4:45pm


Fay Lee (3:30pm to 4:45pm)

City Precinct


9:45am
J02 Russian - Colloquial
J02 Russian - Colloquial
Tutor: Greg Hausler
If you have some (even rudimentary) knowledge of the Russian language, and wish to try out some conversation with others, you are very welcome to join our friendly informal social group. We normally have some conversation practice and also translate a simple prepared text. Phone the tutor/co-ordinator to enrol. New members most welcome.
Venue: Brisbane Square Library
Monday 9:45am to 11:00am


Greg Hausler (9:45am to 11:00am)  (Brisbane Square Library)

Logan District


9:00am
H36 History
H36 History
Tutor: Jim Ancliffe
Talks cover the broad spectrum of history.
Venue: Elements Living
Monday 9:00am to 11:00am


Jim Ancliffe (9:00am to 11:00am)   (2 hours)  (Elements Living)
B112 Tai Chi for Seniors - Intermediate
B112 Tai Chi for Seniors - Intermediate
Tutor: Mary Langler
Explore the health benefits of this ancient art in a gentle form of exercise which combines relaxation, strength, and meditation. We will continue our journey with warm-up exercises and QiGong (Chee Koong), building energy and preparing you for Tai Chi form. This class has been running for several years and is suitable for people who have already done some Tai Chi. From 9-10am, we do Shibashi Sets 1-3, 8 Brocades, Lohan, Lotus, Tai Chi 10 as well as some other breathing and stretching exercises. More advanced students continue after 10am to practise the full Tai Chi Form and Fan. This option is not available to new members.
Venue: Riverdale Park
Monday 9:00am to 11:00am


Mary Langler (9:00am to 11:00am)   (2 hours)  (Riverdale Park)

1:00pm
J49 Spring into French
J49 Spring into French (class full)
Tutor: Peter Mason
This French class uses modern day-to-day French with interaction. Content will provide fundamentals of the language plus methods of self-improvement, using free resources readily available. Whether it's resuscitating French from younger days, or just some knowledge of this language, come join in. Our meetings include current French culture, music, anime and we enjoy listening to Francophile adventures of our class members. Sometimes we meet for outside events socially, near Daisy Hill or occasionally around Springwood in parks or coffee shops.
Venue: Contact tutor for details
Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm


(full) Peter Mason (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (Contact tutor for details)

Southside


9:30am
F09 Mahjong for Fun
F09 Mahjong for Fun (class full)
Tutor: Gwen Ledger
We play the western way, using games from the book "The Mahjong Player's Companion" by Patricia A. Thompson and Betty Maloney. All participants will need their own copy. We do not score, we play with or without walls, and we play by a basic set of mahjong rules which are laid down clearly as house rules. At the moment we cannot accept new members.
Venue: Holland Park Library
Monday 9:30am to 12:00pm


(full) Gwen Ledger (9:30am to 12:00pm)   (2.5 hours)  (Holland Park Library)

1:00pm
J01 Italian Communication A
J01 Italian Communication A (class full)
Tutor: Kevin Mahoney
For people who have completed two years with Kevin or elsewhere. This is NOT a conversation class. We do some additional aspects of grammar, but our main focus is on reading and delivering short talks - both prepared and impromptu.
Venue: The Village Coorparoo
Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm


(full) Kevin Mahoney (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  (The Village Coorparoo)

Northside


10:00am
C07 Help with computers and mobile devices
C07 Help with computers and mobile devices
Tutor: Keith Catts
Do you have a computer or mobile device? Do you have questions? This class offers a workshop approach to help. Beginning with a Q&A each session, we will look at topics nominated by the class. Topics can range across the use of these technologies. If we don't have the answer, then research methods can be used to find it. Class members to bring their own device, laptop, mobile phone and/or tablet.
Venue: Chermside Library
Monday 10:00am to 11:30am


Keith Catts (10:00am to 11:30am)  (Chermside Library)

Westside


9:00am
B42 Live Longer Live Better
B42 Live Longer Live Better
Tutor: John Van Der Werff
This class is based on the 'Move It or Lose It' motto. It incorporates: Cardio - walking exercises; Flexibility and Balance - exercises; Strength - light weights; and how well do we eat and sleep? We start slowly and gently and progress to building our fitness for life. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Come on one, two or three days each week. To attend one or all the classes each week, simply enrol in this class. Small cost to cover equipment usage.
Venue: Perrin Park Toowong
Monday 9:00am to 10:15am


John Van Der Werff (9:00am to 10:15am)  (Perrin Park Toowong)

11:30am
H35 History of Ideas
H35 History of Ideas
Tutor: Krystyna Soler
From ancient Egyptian calendars to the telescopes of modern science, humans have always looked to the skies, sun and stars to ponder our place in the Cosmos. This illustrated journey of discovery presents ideas from ancient to contemporary times - from culture, mythology, religion, philosophy and science, focusing on Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Scientific study of Sirius has attained precise data about the nature and fate of the stars. Is Sirius the next step in expanding our paradigms of our Cosmos connections? PowerPoint presentation plus extension articles emailed.
Venue: Council Library Toowong Village
Monday 11:30am to 2:30pm


Krystyna Soler (11:30am to 2:30pm)   (3 hours)  (Council Library Toowong Village)

Wynnum


1:30pm
Y05 Philosophy Ancient and Modern
Y05 Philosophy Ancient and Modern (class full)
Tutor: David Anderson
In this class we discuss the ongoing relevance of philosophy and ideas from the ancient Greeks to the 21st century.
Venue: Wynnum Library
Monday 1:30pm to 3:00pm


(full) David Anderson (1:30pm to 3:00pm)  (Wynnum Library)