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  • Week Mon 26 to Fri 30 July

    The following zoom sessions will go ahead.

    French  Literature and Conversation - Elizabeth Sprigg
    Current Affairs  - Myra Mortensen-Williams
    Enhance and Grow the Artist in You-  David Pincus
    Film discussion  Group B – Andrew Porter

    Chess  Partners – Ken Ray and Tom Nadebaum
    Canning Stock Route – Paul Clayton
    French Conversation  via Zoom-  Sue Majewski
    The Smile – Prof Louis Roller
    Comparative Religion – Albert Isaacs

    Poetry Pilgrims – Anne McQueen-Thomson
    Wednesday Current Affairs – Ron James
    History of Broadcasting in Australia – Albert Isaacs 

    Intermediate German - Dr Judy Hajdu
    On the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide – Ken Pakes

    Creative Writing – Janet Allen

  • Courses – semester 2 and year long

    Semester 2 courses can be viewed on Tuesday 29 June.
    Enrolments start on Monday 5 July.

    Year-long courses
    If you are already enrolled in any of these, it is for the whole year. You do not have to enrol again in these.

    Monday morning Current Affairs discussion with Myra Mortensen
    French Literature and Conversation with Elizabeth Sprigg
    French Conversation via Zoom with Sue Majewski
    Enhance and Grow the Artist in You with David Pincus
    Film Discussion Group B with Andrew Porter
    Film Review Group A
    Book Discussion Group A with Mary Heinemann
    Chess Partners with Ken Ray
    Great Music; a Journey with Harry Wenig
    Wednesday morning Current Affairs Discussion Group A with Ron James
    Poetry Pilgrims with Anne McQueen-Thomson
    A Taste of Intermediate German with Dr Judy Hajdu
    Creative Writing with Janet Allen

  • Victorian Law Week free seminar by Zoom

    1.00 to 2.00 pm on Monday 17 May 2021

    How Courts determine what sentence to impose upon an accused. A panel of judges including the Chief Judge will discuss what factors are taken into consideration when determining a sentence.

    There are more online events in law week. Go to this link for full information about how to regiser to attend and what the other events are.

  • Flag for U3A Stonnington

    Snapped when unfurled in our front garden at Valetta Street, Malvern.

  • More things to do

    Select each link and explore the details for real things you can go out to, or virtual ones to explore at home.

    The Senior newspaper used to turn up regularly on the foyer table at Valetta St so here it is for those who want to keep up with the paper while our premises remain closed.

    Works of Mirka Mora are showing at the Jewish Museum, There is MIRKA, MIRKA+ and a guided walk of Mirka's St Kilda on Sunday 28 February. Find details of the museum at 26 Alma Road, St Kilda, accessibility, opening hours, closed holy days, and more. If all that is not enough then try their Virtual Museum Tour from the comfort of home. You might want to try their fortnightly missive by email which is called Spiel

    Botanic Gardens at Melbourne and Cranbourne are open currently for visits. Or you can enjoy the Virtual Garden without leaving home. You can also sign up to get their ENEWS regularly for topics of your choice, which is worth a look.

  • Places to go after lockdown ends

    Here are some ideas for you to look into to get ready for the end of the lockdown.

    Concrete Playground Melbourne has things to do and places to eat, plus there will be music at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. A good one to keep an eye on regularly.

    laneway learning has cheap, fun classes in anything and everything. Sign up to their newsletter to stay in touch with their evolving program.

    Rippon Lea Estate gives free admission to their gardens to resident families of Glen Eira and of Port Phillip. Use one of those two links to apply for the entry card.

    Rain Room at Jackalope Pavilion, cnr Acland and Jackson Streets, St Kilda is an art installation you walk through without getting wet. Prices link.  

  • CovidSafe Plan

    Our Valetta Street centre remains closed and no sessions are being held there.

    Access is strictly by appointment only and subject to our CovidSafe Plan for each person entering the premises.

    You can join, renew membership, and enrol in courses online, or get individual help if you cannot go online.

  • Help if you cannot go online

    We can help you find and choose courses and then to enrol and pay the fee.

    Trained volunteers are ready to help if you cannot go online.

    Simply phone us on 9500 1288 or use if you need help.

  • The Knowledge Hub is back

    Once again you can choose from nearly 50 online sources to keep up to date via The Knowledge Hub. This is a collection of think tanks and research bodies, the majority of which claim to be independent in their aims and origins. They are prominent as influencers for ideas and directions in public policy formulation in Australia and our Asia-Pacific region. Some have a wider world reach. Sample one or two a day until you have a preferred group that become your daily briefing on current issues for Australia and the world.

  • This new website

    This new website offers you online enrolments but not payments.  It works well on a smartphone or a tablet.