Because of the current Covid situation, we have regretfully decided to suspend all activities for term one 2022. We will resume in term 2, or sooner should the situation change unexpectedly.  We have a great program planned – watch this space! 

Our program for 2021 term 3 was varied and interesting!

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.

For the very latest news about us, see our Facebook page.

A Smorgasbord of Talks

Talks on many varied subjects, with time for discussion and questions. Some of 2021’s topics included:

  • Hobart’s oldest building
  • Every pot has a story
  • Pre-history of Homo Sapiens in Australia
  • ABC Friends – Advocating for our Public Broadcaster
  • London’s Parks and Gardens
  • Libraries Tasmania – Bigger than books
  • The Klondike Gold Rush
  • The Quantum and the Universe
  • Modern Day Russia
  • The Music of the Spheres
Book Club

Book Club is essentially a free range book club where we share and discuss books we are currently reading. From time to time we have a theme for the month and sometimes we all read the same book.

Family History Interest Group

A small group of genealogy tragics meets to share experiences, discuss techniques and generally learn from each other.

Garden & Gourmet

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.

Men’s Forum

The Men’s forum meets to discuss any topics of interest, relevance or concern. And do a bit of socialising . . .

Play Reading

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.

Writers’ Group

We look at various aspects of the novel, non-fiction, memoirs, historical novel, scriptwriting, autobiography, and whatever else the group is interested in.

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.