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Saving a life using a Defibrillator

Stonnington council has installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the U3A Stonnington building because it can greatly improve outcomes if used quickly following cardiac arrest.

Simple and safe to use, the following short videos may help you save someones life. In emergencies requiring a defibrillator also call Triple-Zero emergency services. The “Performing CPR Correctly” video improves understanding and application of CPR. 

Other first aid techniques may be required.

The videos are recommended by St John Ambulance.

  1. How to use the Lifepak CR2 Automated Essential defibrillator.

LifePak CR2 Defibrilator (4min 57sec)

2. CRP in Action – A 3D look inside the body (3min 18sec). Best practice CRP

Performing CPR correctly

3. What happens if you use an AED on a healthy person? (1min 36sec)

Defibrillator will not work on person with a pulse (1min 36sec) 

3. More Info: LIFEPAK® CR2 Wi-Fi® Fully Automatic Defibrillator/AED, SafetyQuip Australia

The Jews in Medieval Christendom

The Jews in Medieval Christendom, Peter Schattner Semester 2 2023

Course Notes-The Jews in Medieval Christendom


New Courses added to Semester 1 Program


234EXC01: EXCURSION: Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick and Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Leader: Gregor Howie – Thursday 11 May 9.30 – 3.30      (limit 15)
Stonnington Community Bus – departing U3A Valetta Street at 9.30am
Cost: $40.00

(includes bus fare, morning tea/coffee at Wilson Botanic Park & Explorer Bus with Guide at Cranbourne Gardens)
Please pay at time of enrolling, either by cash, cheque or PayPal via U-MAS
First stop will be Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick for a walk around the park and morning tea (included in cost). 
Next stop will be Cranbourne Botanic Gardens which includes a one hour Explorer bus tour around the gardens with a guide. Bring your own picnic lunch.
Departure from Cranbourne Botanic Gardens will be at approx 2.30pm, returning to U3A/Valetta Street at 3.30pm.

There are a few vacancies in the following walk:

232WAL05: St Kilda Domestic Architecture (Ian Singleton)
Tuesday 18 April 10-12

This is a repeat of a walk earlier in April. This walk will view some of the large changes that occurred in St Kilda domestic architecture from the boom of the 1880’s, and the large estates and grand mansions to their break up and conversion to flats and apartments, to the Spanish Mission and Art Deco styles, to the appearance of very average apartment blocks, to the revival in the 2000’s. The walk is a pleasant stroll through quiet side streets. Meet by 10.00 am at Tram Stop 135 (Jacka Boulevard) located at the corner of Fitzroy and Acland Streets , opposite the Prince of Wales Hotel. Stop 135 is served by tram #96 – St Kilda via Casino, in Bourke Street or Tram # 16- Kew via St Kilda, in Swanston Street. You can also use Collins Street Tram#12 St Kilda – Fitzroy Street to the terminus and walk 1 block west. Public transport is recommended. There is street parking available but can be elusive. No end of coffee/lunch options after the walk. A reminder email will be sent a week before the walk.

Members may be interested in the following offering from the National Trust.  (This is not a U3A activity)

National Trust Heritage Festival 
A wonderful variety of events will be held across Victoria from 18 April to 18 May 2023 to help us share with others our passion and fascination through tales of heritage.

Cultural heritage is all about sharing our stories. Traditions, languages, places, objects, and buildings, what makes them so important to us without the stories of who passed them on, how they have touched our lives? The festival is an opportunity to foster understanding of our shared histories and invite learning and participation.

Catch up or Revisit Your Favourite Sessions

Did you miss a session?
Lecture recordings are now available for most of the lectures offered during 2021 and 2022, from our website:  Click the link

Or navigate from the home page   >   Courses and Activities   >   Course Video recordings
These recordings are password protected – to obtain the password please contact us: 
Phone: 9500 1288            email:

Disaster support call from State Government and U3A Vic

The state government and the U3A Network Victoria are encouraging all of us to support the victims of recent disasters. Please consider some support in whatever form you may be able to help. The following may help as a guide.

‘Funds for flood-victims recommended by the State Government’

·      The Red Cross has set up a disaster response and recovery fund. This will power on-the-ground emergency response teams in flood-affected areas:

·      Wildlife Victoria provides free veterinarian services and carers to help rehabilitate and release flood-affected animals:

·      Sikh Volunteers Australia are out in force providing free hot meals to flood-affected communities:

·      BlazeAid is a volunteer organisation working with rural communities to help rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged by the flood. You can volunteer or donate here:

·      The Victorian Farmers Federation has set up a disaster relief fund to support farmers affected by the floods:

·      GIVIT is a platform that allows flood victims to request specific items needed to aid their recovery. This ensures no donated items go to waste. You can see what is needed here:

·      Bendigo bank’s Victorian Flood Appeal will support flood-affected communities in their recovery, both in the short and long term.

·      Disaster Relief Australia is managing local community volunteers to support their neighbours in the flood recovery: