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PMHU3A Courses - 2022 Term 4

Term Dates 2022

25 Jul to 16 Sep

17 Oct to 9 Dec

COURSES VENUE: PMHU3A Centre unless otherwise stated.

Please consider others and make sure that you comply with our rules in order to continue to try to keep everyone safe.


8 new courses


Sociology, An Introduction Tutor: Catherine Settle

For8 weeks . OnMonday  From: 17-Oct to 05-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 18 max (18 vacant) Fee: $20.00

This course introduces you to the social science of sociology. Firstly, we explore foundational theories and concepts. Then, we apply these insights to various topics, including: the process of socialisation, families, relationships, and intimacy; sex and gender; social class and inequality; education; race and ethnicity; and the body, disability, health, and illness.



Dramatic Fun Tutor: Julie Millar

For4 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 15-Nov  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 12 max (12 vacant) Fee: $12.50

Drama! Drama! Drama! Agatha Christies "MOUSETRAP" is coming to Dramatic Fun. Enjoy some fun with this play and other skit readings in a happy and friendly environment. No experience necessary. No learning of lines. We emphasise fun! $5 for terms photocopying.



Great Ideas in Western Philosophy Tutor: Reg Millar & Brian Tolagson

For8 weeks . OnTuesday  From: 18-Oct to 06-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09 Places: 16 max (16 vacant) Fee: $20.00

Economics as we know it evolved with the development of capitalism theory as a philosophical concept. This discussion course traces not only the history of its development but also subsequent matters like welfare, international economics and globalisation.



Chess - Advanced and New Players Tutor: Bruce See

For8 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 19-Oct to 07-Dec  Time: 09:45 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08 Places: 18 max (18 vacant) Fee: $20.00

This course is designed for people who have done the basic course but would like to go over it again. This will consolidate what you know and will concentrate on the most difficult areas of bidding and play.



Cultivate Wellbeing through Mindfulness Tutor: Carol Baker

For4 weeks . OnWednesday  From: 16-Nov to 07-Dec  Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 09 Places: 20 max (20 vacant) Fee: $10.00

Mindfulness is about living with awareness in the present moment (which is the only moment we ever really have). We will practise using the breath to anchor our awareness, and also do guided meditations on positive emotions such as gratitude, compassion, loving-kindness and generosity.



Understanding the Cosmos through Hubble Tutor: David Smith & Carol Baker

For8 weeks . OnThursday  From: 20-Oct to 08-Dec  Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 08 Places: 25 max (25 vacant) Fee: $20.00

This is a video course from the Great Courses, supplemented with lectures by Dave and Carol.



Ageing - Challenges and Opportunities Tutor: Karen Roberts

For7 weeks . OnFriday  From: 21-Oct to 09-Dec  Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: U3A Centre - Room 10 Places: 30 max (30 vacant) Fee: $17.50

Examines various aspects of how we change as we age. Considers the ones we are stuck with, and those we can modify. Uses videos, guest speakers and some practical activities.



U3A End of Year Concert 2022 Tutor: Christine Battisson

For1 weeks . OnFriday  From: 18-Nov to 18-Nov  Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Location: Tenison Woods Centre Places: 60 max (60 vacant) Fee: $5.00