15 – Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate Michael O’Brien – 1 session from 10.00 to 11.45 on Monday 9 September
No one will live forever. We can't take anything with us to the other side. Many, before we pass on, will lose decision making capacity. A course dealing with these topics will be presented by Michael O’Brien, an experienced probate lawyer. Course notes will be provided in advance. After a brief introduction, the remaining time will be a Q & A session.
17 – Introduction to Islam Sherene Hassan – 1 session from 2.00 to 3.30 on Monday 16 September
Sherene will be speaking about her journey as an Australian Muslim woman. She will touch on her beliefs and practices of Muslims and explore contentious topics associated with Islam such as the status of women, jihad etc.
21 – Spirituality Rev Iamm Liew – 5 weekly sessions from 10.00 to 11.45 on Monday 28 October to 25 November
The topics to be presented are: the different levels of human existence; body, mind, spirit; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Erikson’s stages of life; science, spirituality and religion; the utilisation of transactional analysis; Alexander Lowen’s biogenetic model; the quest for a peaceful and dignified death, talking to family, wills, powers of attorney etc; the 3 Fs: forgive, forget, fulfil.
28 – Handling Difficult People, Negotiations Part 2 George Golvan QC – 1 session from 10.00 to 11.45 on Tuesday 13 August
George Golvan is experienced in dispute resolution. He will impart some effective skills, both responsive and negotiation skills, for dealing with difficult people. This follows on from Part 1 in Semester 1 2017 and has been rescheduled from Semester 1.
34 – The Rule of Law and the effect of its fragility on the Holocaust and other military conflicts: Possible remedies Cancelled Dr Frank Armer – 3 weekly sessions from 2.00 to 3.30 on Mondays 3 to 17 September
This series offers some reflections on the failure of the humanitarian aspects of the role of the Rule of Law in shaping the events that ultimately led to the Holocaust. (It is not about the Holocaust). It poses the question of whether and how such events can be prevented from happening again. The recent 800th anniversary of Magna Carta provides an appropriate background to explore this question. Throughout its chequered history, the Charter’s importance has been seen to limit and shape the exercise of the arbitrary power of the head of state by democratic principles that are now universally thought to be enshrined in the Rule of Law. Possible remedies: this subject could be taught at secondary schools and students encouraged to open discussions in the light of increased violence, anti-Semitism and incidents of discrimination.
43 – Widowhood in the 21st Century Helen Wolfers – 1 session from 10.00 to 11.45 on Tuesday 20 August
Eighty percent of all women who marry today will one day be widows, many for as long as 20 years or more. Never before in the history of mankind has widowhood been so prevalent. This lecture will explain how this has come about and the difficulties as well as the opportunities it is creating for widows in the 21st century.
64 - Understanding Domestic Violence Kris Sloane - 1 session from 12.00 to 1.30 on Thursday 8 August
This will be an interactive seminar style to cover myths and beliefs regarding domestic violence practice issues for professional and community responses. Theoretical framework will be drawn from feminist and post modern perspectives and challenges and backlash to these.