Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel the remainder of our program for term 2, because of the current Covid situation in our region. However, we will hopefully be able to transfer unused talks to a new program when things settle down, so watch this space.
We start preparing the coming term program at least mid way through the preceding term. If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers, please contact us.
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A Smorgasbord of Talks
Talks on many varied subjects, with time for discussion and questions. Some of this term’s topics include:
- What is calculus, and why is it so important? (no maths skills required)
- Ancient Polynesian Oceanic Voyaging
- Aurora Australis Tasmania
- State capture – how powerful industries continue to dominate Tasmania’s governments
- Travels with my Cello
- Should Australia become a Republic?
And these talks will be held over for future use:
- Propagating food businesses
- Circular economy in the Huon
- The Wallace Line – Darwin and Wallace
- Rome – History, Art & Architecture, People and Culture
This term we have started two Book Clubs, one looking at themes on a wide range of topics, with members free to select any fiction or non-fiction book which fits into the theme; and a more traditional book club where we share and discuss a specific book, based on titles in the Tasmanian Public Library Book Groups (so there is no need to buy lots of books – unless you want to).
Family History Interest Group
A small group of genealogy tragics meets to share experiences, discuss techniques and generally learn from each other.
Garden & Gourmet (not operating this term)
In the Spring and Autumn terms Garden & Gourmet presents a series of visits, talks and workshops on all things garden, and gourmet, with plenty of opportunity to look, discuss and ask. There are always lots of fascinating gardens to visit, some social events, and some opportunities to buy assorted foods and plants.
The Men’s forum meets to discuss any topics of interest, relevance or concern. And do a bit of socialising . . .
Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime – experience the joys and sorrows of other lives, places and times. You don’t have to have great acting skills – just be able to read, enjoy being entertained and love laughing. Beginners welcome.
Art – Continuers
Art can be a solitary hobby, and often frustrating. This group is an opportunity to socialize, learn from, and share experience with other potential artists in an informal setting. It is not restricted to painting, but includes watercolours, acrylics, drawing and pastel (but not oils). As there is no tutor, it is designed to provide a space for those who are past the beginners stage.
There are two Writers’ groups – a weekly skills meeting to share writing techniques
and tips, and a monthly discussion and support group where aspirant writers can exchange written work and receive constructive, encouraging critiques from fellow members.
Some of our courses have limits on numbers, especially under current Covid restrictions – for more details on this, and more information on each course, please read our most recent program, available on the Program page.
If you are presenting a talk for us, there is more information you may need, and details of what we need from you, on our For Presenters page.