NEWS

We have resumed full activities for 2021, subject of course to current Covid restrictions.

Our program for term 1, 2021 is 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. Topics for the coming term include:

  • Tasmania’s vanishing towns
  • J.S. Bach
  • North American Indians
  • Bird flight
  • Chile to South Africa on a three-masted barque
  • Pulsars
  • Eating for Earth
  • Brass Bands
  • Florence and the Renaissance
Book Club

Book Club has adapted to the challenges presented by Covid in 2020. So we have changed from being a thematic-based reading group to a free range book club. Each month we will discuss the books we are currently reading. There are a few exceptions, as some members wished to pursue themes, so we will be looking at books with themes connected to Libraries, History, Biography, Female Explorers and Pioneers, and Adventure.

Family History Interest Group

A small group of genealogy tragics meet to share experiences, discuss techniques and generally learn from each other. Please note that Family History will now be on Mondays (revised program downloads follow soon)

Garden & Gourmet

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.

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.