Tutors at U3A
2016
 

Life Members

 

Below are some profiles of our current tutors at U3A Adelaide. They come from a variety of backgrounds with experience gained from employment, life skills or academia.
No matter what their background, all of our tutors come with a love and knowledge of their subject area and a desire to share it with others - for which 'we others' are forever grateful.

If you know of anyone who has skills they would be willing to share, please get them to contact U3A.

http://www.lynettearden.com

 

Lynette Arden

My training:

BA (Hons in Geography 11A) from UNE 1964 included 3 years of English study. I have had work (mostly poetry) published in many magazines both in print and on line in Australia and overseas. I won the haiku competition run by Friendly St poets in 2008  http://friendlystreetpoets.org.au/?cat=6&paged=3

 I also have an Honours 11A degree in Graphic Design from Liverpool UK and have material displayed on line by the Liverpool Museum, where I am one of their 800 lives.

I belong to the Society of Women Writers and coordinate the SA Haiku Group.

I am a long term Volunteer at the Adelaide Zoo.

As far as the Philosophy Discussion group goes, my only qualification is first year Philosophy. as part of my UNE degree, and being of an enquiring disposition.

I run a couple of information blogs on the Internet dealing with environmental and wildlife issues. These may be found on my personal website and on the Community Links section of U3A. The blogs are reference blogs only to articles on line. I don’t always have time to keep these up to date.

I designed and run the website for  the Kensington& Norwood Writers’ Group,  along with the web site of the Kensington & Norwood Historical Society. http://www.kensingtonandnorwoodhistoricalsociety.com/

2017
Writers Workshop
Philosophy Discussion Group
1 & 2  (with Ken Johns)
 

Marisa Baldassi

 

2017
Italian Beginners Continuing
Italian Continuing
 
 

 

Evaristo Barrera

Evarista has taught Yoga for 31 years - it is his passion. His experience covers 14 years teaching in Adelaide, 2 years in Tuvala in the Pacific Islands, 7 years in NSW (4 years in Gunning & # years in Gundaroo), and 4 years in Canberra. He has attended many workshops and Yoga retreats in NSW, SA and Bali.
His objective is to
provide an environment where enthusiasts can discover the yoga path to a better life.

In a previous life I was a Telecommunications Engineer, now retired. Currently he teaches Yoga from home to small groups and three community groups. Evaristo has taught at U3Aelaide since 2015.

2017
Maintenance (Hatha) Yoga

Andrew Bear

 Andrew Bear is a graduate of Melbourne and Monash Universities and spent three years as a post graduate student at the University of Birmingham. His main career was as Senior Lecturer in English at Flinders University, but he also taught at Monash and Adelaide Universities  and at the then Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

 He has no qualifications in French and never, even in his wildest dreams, imagined himself as a teacher of French.

 By the end of his working career Andrew had gradually learned to speak what he called ‘good tourist French,’ and after retirement decided to make learning French properly a priority. In this he has been more successful than he expected, although he remains realistically modest about his true francophone ability. It has been his good fortune, and to the great benefit of his French, to have been able to spend considerable time in France in recent years.

 The move from enthusiastic U3A student of French under John Davies, Tony Coomb and Esther Mazel to teaching beginners’ French himself was by accident, not design. There was a vacancy and no one better-qualified volunteered to fill it. Enough students find it worth their while to attend his classes, and while this lasts he is happy to continue.

 So far, he seems to know more than they do, but he fears that one day, someone will ask a question that is altogether out of his range. That will be when he hands over! Meanwhile, he enjoys the new challenge of teaching French, and is in awe of the intelligence, friendliness and seriousness of U3A students.

2017
French Breakthrough

 

Kay Bennetts 2017
Current Film Club 4th Tuesday
Reading at Halifax
 
Erica Boyle  

2017
Autumn in the Waite

 

Rae Campbell  

2017
Adelaide Koala Hospital

 


Valda Casucci

I was born in Australia of Italian parents and studied Italian in Perugia, Italy.  It was there I met my Italian husband and I lived in Italy for 18 months.  In Australia, I taught at St Mary's College for many years.

I cannot remember when I began my connection with U3A Adelaide but I think it was about 2004.  It was Paula Hennig that suggested I offer a course in Italian and the rest is history.

I love the Italian language; I love teaching and I love people.

2017
Italian Continuing to Wander

Lesley Clarke

 

2017
Poetry Reading

 

Tony Coombe

Tertiary Academic Qualifications:-

Diplôme d’Etudes de Civilisation française- Sorbonne, Université de Paris, France
Honours Bachelor Degree in French language and Literature- University of Adelaide, SA
Doctorat d’Université- Université d’Aix-Marseille, France

Previous Teaching experience:-

Secondary school teaching to Year 12 at: Scotch College, Mitcham, SA; Adelaide High School; Sacred Heart College; Marbury School, Aldgate, SA.
Lecturer in French Massey University, NZ; Lecturer in French University of New England, NSW
Tutor in French at University of SA; Tutor at University of 3rd Age, Adelaide Inc. (10 years ).
Class and private tutor in English to French personnel at le Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Cadarache (Bouches-du-Rhône), France

I have lived in France for a total or nearly 4 years and my only daughter was born at Aix-en-Provence, France

2017
French Pot Pourri

 

Matt Cottrell 2017
The Mobile Phone

Coralie Creevey

After obtaining a Master of Arts History from UNSW in the 1980s, I worked in various professions until, since retirement, I’ve had more time for art, music and good literature. These restore one’s faith in human goodness and creativity which The News can undermine.  I’d like to share with interested people  my knowledge of some of the most beautiful and enduring art of Western civilisation over the last 500 years.

2017
European Art Since 1500
Pleasures of Reading
War Book Group
What's a Masterpiece?

 

John Crowhurst

His research and teaching interests have included obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia, critical perinatal care, and neuraxial & perinatal pharmacology.

John retired from clinical practice in Melbourne at the end of 2010, now lives back here in Adelaide, and continues to teach and lecture on anaesthesia related topics. He has taught &/or lectured in some 37 countries, and has had 8 international visiting professorships.

His principal interests in retirement are largely in historical topics. He is the Honorary Archivist for the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, UK and Chair of the Australasian History of Anaesthesia Group, Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

The initial presentation of this lecture was given to a joint meeting of ANZCA and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Singapore in 2014. To date, this lecture has been presented to both medical and non-medical groups some 24 times in 6 different countries.

A précis of this lecture has been published in several journals, a copy of which is available on request; and was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s ‘Ockham’ Razor’ prior to the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack last December:

            http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/orr_20161127_0745.mp3

2017
Pentothal and Pearl Harbour

Vincenzo Curro 2017
Italian Advanced

 

Dace Darzins
2017
German Advanced Conversation
 
Trevor Dean

I was born, bred and educated in S.A. but from 1949 I trained as a Christian Brother for 3 years and then studied at Sydney University for 4 years, majoring in French and Italian.

The next 18 months were spent teaching in school and then I was sent to study theology in Rome where some of the lectures were in French. Another year at the Institute of Lumen Vitae in Brussels followed and there everything was in French.

Back in Australia, I spent most of the next 25 years in educational institutions - Teacher Training Colleges, Catholic Education Offices in Melbourne and Adelaide interspersed with stints in schools. I was Principal of St. Joseph's Pascoe Vale in Melbourne and Community Leader at CBC in Launceston.

Beginning in 1987, I was in West Africa (Liberia and Sierra Leone) for 7 years teaching scripture in a seminary for 70 students from those countries. Both countries were plagued by civil war and I became heavily involved in visiting camps for refugees and displaced persons.

Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire are both French speaking countries and together they surround Liberia and Sierra Leone. As the French speaker on the seminary staff, I went first into Côte d'Ivoire and later into Guinea on different missions which enabled the seminary to continue operating for some time. Eventually, just before the rebels took over Makeni in S.L. where we had all relocated, the seminary was closed down and all ex-patriates left the country.

 I returned to Australia and was living in Adelaide for a time in Regent St. South,  of all places! I became aware, a few years ago, that a crisis had arisen at U3A Adelaide, because a French tutor was unable to continue teaching -  I could hardly justify not volunteering to fill the gap.

2017
French Introductory Conversation

 

Simon Degeling


2017
French Perspective Française
(with Laure Vincent-Allard)

 

Don Drake

I became a member of U3A Adelaide when Colin Lawton was forming it and immediately became a tutor. Initially, I formed a class in Current Affairs with Colin and after a period of time I took over the class on my own.

I went on to teach Physical Geography, concentrating on meteorology and geomorphology.

I have always been interested in Cinema, and in 1994, I began a class in Cinema Studies.  Thus class has been held ever since.

My actual teaching of Cinema Studies began in 1969, when I tried to interest my Leaving English class in watching good cinema instead of accepting the poor quality of the average film.  The library of the SA Film Corporation began collecting 16mm copies of film suitable for study, and these were made available.  I also organized film evenings for adults, and ran film making weekends at my school, with the help of others who came from Adelaide.

Although I have academic qualifications in English, I do not have any qualifications in Cinema Studies.  Such courses did not exist at University when I was a student.  However, there can be a close relationship between film and novels and I always emphasize this.  I am, however, self taught in the subject, and I have done much research, and I hope that I manage.
 

2017
Cinema Studies
 

 

John Eastaff

 

2017
Mah Jong

 

Giuilo Eliseo  

2017
Italian 2

 

David Esterhuizen

David retired after 40 years teaching.  He was a primary school teacher, but spent several tears teaching adults.


His interests include:- music, history, the English language and its history, politics and continuing his own education.

 

2017
Caesar!
Good Vibrations
(with Geoff Howe)
Latin an Introduction
 

 

Peter Franklin  

2017
Chinese Mandarin
(with Zheng De Han)

 

Sue Garforth

 

2017
Latin Continuers
Latin Continuing
Spanish Beginners (Tuesday)
Spanish Beginners (Friday)
Greed and Gullibility
Royal Whodunnits

 

Pat Greet

Having travelled around France from an early age, my enthusiasm for the country led me to live and work there for 12 years -- Although no formal qualifications in the language, I also applied my French for more than 5 years whilst working in an International Organisation in The Netherlands. 

The city of romance played its role, as it was in Paris that I met my future husband from South Australia. 

The class is very informal and we chat about everything from current affairs, to areas in France, and of course – food and wine.  Aimed at inspiring everyone to participate and have the courage to speak, a reasonable command of the language is suggested.

2017
French Let's Talk French

 

Chris Gregory  

2017
NBN and Seniors

 

John Griffiths 2017
Art and Mixed Media (with Leonie Pike)
Art for Pleasure (with Leonie Pike)
Bridge (with Beatrice Howarth)
 

Penelope Hackett-Jones

Penelope Hackett-Jones was encouraged to use a debased form of English while growing up in an Adelaide suburb:  "googy" for egg, "geegee" for horse, "bunny" for rabbit, etc. As a teenage act of rebellion against this frightful early experience, at the age of 14 she developed a passion for correct English, which still inflames her today, and which she soon carried over into other languages. She was able to learn Latin and French at school, and while pretending to do Maths homework taught herself Italian and Russian, using the Hugo's "Teach Yourself a Language in 3 Months" textbooks.

Her first paid employment was as a Greek-English translator for a subversive press-cutting agency in Athens, at the time of the military junta. Returning to Australia she qualified as a teacher, something slightly less dangerous, and taught French, Latin and Modern Greek for many years.

After retiring to raise a family, she joined U3A where she teaches Beginners' French, and is at present studying Arabic in private. Penelope believes in mandatory imprisonment for the incorrect use of English in public, particularly for the inaccurate placing of the apostrophe, and for the pretentious use of Italian in restaurant menus.

2017
 French Beginners 1, 2 & 3
 

Zheng De Han
2017
Chinese Mandarin
(with Peter Franklin)
 
Joelie Hancock
2017
Gallery Insights III
Play Reading
 

Gwenda Helsham


2017

Shakespeare on Stage and Screen


 

Keith Hempton

Keith was firstly a Modern Language Teacher (French and German at Sydney Grammar School) and then, for over 20 years, a professional singer.  He sang principal roles with the major opera companies in Australia, including Opera Australia and the State Opera Companies of South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. He sand with such conductors as Mark Elder, Carlo Felice Cillario, Myer Fredman and Barry Tuckwell. He was the bass with the Song Company (Australia's only professional classical vocal ensemble) from 1986 - 91.

From 1991 he was Lecturer in Charge of Wollongong Conservatorium and from 1995 until 2008 was Head of vocal Studies and Co-ordinator of the Honours Performance Programme at the Elder Conservatorium within the University of Adelaide.

Keith has taken early retirement with the intention of returning to performing both as a singer and a presenter.  He also hopes to have the opportunity to adjudicate, lecture and examine.  Over the years he has acquired a vast experience and knowledge of classical music (he is also a trained radio presenter) and would like to find the opportunity to make challenging use of his particular skills.
 

2017
French Vive la France

 

Beatrice Howarth

Beatrice Howarth became an enthusiastic supporter of U3A Adelaide when she was invited to join in 2009 to teach Modern Greek. Since then she has taught a course every year sharing with participants her knowledge and love for the Middle Eastern and Greek cultures and history. She enjoys the challenge of research into areas she has studied at University many years ago but would like to learn more now and is encouraged by the enthusiasm, support, friendliness and scholarship of U3A students and staff.

Beatrice has studied and worked at the University of Alexandria (Egypt), the Australian National University (Canberra), the University of New England (Armidale, NSW) and the London School of Economics and Political Science of London University. She holds degrees in Classics as well as English and French Literature and a Master in Librarianship. She has studied Arabic and is fascinated by Asian and Arabic cultures. Since she retired, she rekindled her love for Greek culture and did a course on Ancient Greek Philosophers at Adelaide University. 

She is a fluent speaker of Greek, French, Italian and English. She has lived and worked in England, Austria, France, Italy, Greece as well as Egypt and Australia. 

2017
Bridge
(with John Griffiths)
Heroines or Harlots

 

Geoff Howe

 

2017
Good Vibrations!
(with David Esterhuizen)
The Fifties
The Real Wings

Helen Howe


2017
50's Films - America
France by Helicopter 1 & 2
Australian Films

 

Helena Jenkinson

2017
Shakespeare's Plants

Ken Johns

Ken’s professional career was in business management in South Australia, mainly in the electrical industry.   

For many years he also conducted (part time) various management classes and Professional Development courses for various Management Consultants in Adelaide, on topics including negotiation skills, time management and marketing management. 

Ken is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.  

Since his retirement, he has pursued a number of other interests in both Philosophy and Psychology.  Ken is currently a Tutor in both of these topics. He is also a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance and the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

2017
On Death and Dying
Philosophy Discussion Group 1 & 2
(with Lyn Arden)

 

Magrit Johnson

2017
French - Continuing

David Kilner

David Kilner was born in London and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where he lives with his wife, Pauline, and a Maltese Shih-Tzu cross. With the help of their dogs, they raised two daughters. Now retired, he spent most of his career in the social welfare sector where he became expert at writing social welfare policy and was awarded a Doctorate for his work on social housing. 

These days he enjoys volunteering with community organisations, playing 8-ball, participating in U3A activities and writing local history studies. Many of his non-fiction works have been published, both in social welfare and in history. 

He began writing crime fiction several years ago and has previously published two short stories with Detective Sergeant Skyla Merrick in the lead. 

His first Skyla Merrick novel, The Climate Change Murders, was published in 2015 and the follow up, The Rock Art Murders, was published in 2016.


2017
Crime Fiction Talk

 

Jan Lindsay 2017
Feasting in the Garden
Ana Luthe  

2017
Spanish Intermediate
Spanish Let's Speak Spanish

 

Maria Macdonald

2017
Italian Conversation Tuesday
Italian Conversation Thursday

 

Pauline McCreery

Since retiring at the beginning of 2009 I have been busier than ever before.  I can devote more time to image based computing, to travel, to learning croquet, to learning French, to..........you name it!  I love theatre, reading, good food and wine and being a grandmother.  I became the webmaster for U3A Adelaide five years ago as well as serving on both the Programme and the General Committees, I continue with these commitments.  From March 2011 - March 2013 I was President of U3A Adelaide. I am now the delegate for U3A Adelaide at U3A South Australia, the peak body for U3A in South Australia. I am also webmaster for U3A South Australia and serve on some of their committees. It is wonderful to be able to continue with my love of both learning and teaching.


2017
GIMP It!
Start Your Photobook
Updating Photobook Skills
 

Margaret Milford  

2017
Bushwalks
 

Pam Norman  

2017
Gallery Insights 1, 2, 3
 

 

Susila Palaniapen  

2017
Art Exploration

Robert Penny

I was educated mainly in Catholic schools. At age 17, I stopped going to Church and soon became a non-card-carrying atheist. In 1991, I heard of D.E. Harding on ABC Radio National. Based on his scientific-philosophical books, my sense-of-self and world-view have totally transformed, and I now have a deep spirituality which dovetails perfectly with modern science. I've had significant course management and teaching experience and involvement in community organisations. 

2017
Comparative Religion

Tamara Pietraszuk  

2017
Basil Hetzel Institute

 

Leonie Pike

2017

Art for Pleasure (with John Griffiths)

Lyn Porter

In semi-retirement, Lyn is enjoying living her two passions:  Circle Dancing and Professional Counselling both of which carry a healing component and focus on group process and relationship. 

Lyn graduated with a Science Degree and began her professional career as one of the first female geologists in Australia to work for private enterprise.  Marrying a geologist and raising a family through many interstate and overseas moves gave her an opportunity for many lifestyles and career experiences as a High School Maths teacher and Mineral Exploration Information specialist.  Return to Adelaide and career change for her husband prompted Lyn to transition into Professional Counselling via Lifeline training and Masters degree in Social Science.  She gained rich experiences as a Lifeline Telephone Counsellor and Supervisor, Personal Support Program Caseworker working with the long-term unemployed, on women's issues as a Counsellor at Women's Community Centre, and through her private Counselling practice continues to offer support to family Carers as a brokered Counsellor to Carers SA and to employed people through sponsored EAP Counselling.  Lyn has been enjoying Circle Dancing since 2002 and stepped up to leading and teaching upon the sudden death of previous teacher in 2011.  She has Cert IV TAA as well as Circle Dance training from UK master teachers Mandy de Winter, Judy King and Andy Bettis as well as Australian teachers Krista Sands, Judith Keller & others

 

2017
Happy Feet Circle Dancing
The Incidental Counsellor

Kerrie Prosser  

2017
Beyond the Kerb

 

Bob Rabbitt


2017
For the Record
(with Adriaan van der Wyst)
 

Barrie Redman

2017
Introduction to Excel

 

Anne Rees

I have been teaching music for more than 50 years, always with the desire to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and gently extend their knowledge, understanding and pleasure. Recreational music-making is uplifting in many ways and group music is satisfying socially, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. Sometimes it is just plain fun! I played in my first recorder ensemble when I was 13 years old, have been hooked ever since, and have no intention of stopping now.

 

2017
Recorder Group

Evelyn Robertson
2017
Current Film Club 1
 
Irene Schmidt
2017
German Let's Talk German
 

Waltraud Schmidt

Before moving from Germany to Adelaide in 1992, I taught German, English and Geography at the German-French High School in Freiburg.
While living in the USA for a few years in the early eighties, I had the opportunity to learn how to make pottery. By now I have managed to make all my own crockery (and quite a lot of my friends).

In 1995 I joined the WEA and taught German from ‘Beginners’ to ‘Advanced Conversation’ until 2010.  In 2013 I started to teach ‘German for Beginners’ at U3A.

I have also been a tour guide at the South Australian Museum for the past 20 years.

2017
German I
German IV
 


Renate Shanahan

I was born in Germany and lived there during my school years, came to Australia in 1957 and got married to an Australian in 1958.
After spending some years building a house and having a family, I entered the Sturt Teachers College, later incorporated into Flinders University, as a mature age student and trained to become a teacher of German and  Religious Education, while working part time as an emergency teacher.

Having achieved my B.Ed., I taught in several high schools at all levels for a total of 22 years. After my retirement I spent my time catching up on my hobbies, quilting, singing in a choir, practicing Yoga, walking in a group and also with my dog. One day, one of my walking friends, who was attending courses in the U3A asked, whether I was willing to tutor  Advanced German there, since the present tutor was ill. I said yes - this was in 2005, and I am still here.

My aim in teaching German here is to make this subject interesting and fun at the same time.

2017
German Middle & Advanced

John Slaytor

After graduating from Adelaide University (B.A.,  Dip. Ed.), John taught in high schools for a few years before returning to do a Master’s degree in Climatology. For the next 15 years or so he taught student teachers and, during this time, also did a B.Sc.  John spent several extended periods overseas in institutions in Holland (Earth Sciences) and England (Land Management).   For the last 10 years before retiring he was Senior Lecturer in park management at the University of S.A.  He is a Life Member of both the Aust.  Meteorological Association and the Royal Geographical Society of S.A.

So how is it that he’s running a course in Spanish?  Well, since student days he has had an interest in foreign languages, but the opportunity to study only Latin formally at University.   Yet this, coupled with a certain fascination with grammar (English and Latin) arising from its importance in his education in the mid-twentieth century, was of great help as a renewed interest in languages arose when he retired.  Intrigued by the Graeco-Latin origins of the Romance languages, and spurred on by partner Mary, together they did SACE Spanish via the School of Languages.  This is his only formal qualification in Spanish.   So, rather than being a tutor, he regards himself as a coordinator of a group of like-minded autodidacts, still of modest Spanish conversational skills, but very enthusiastic, who are mostly refugees from the legendary Silvia Lang’s Spanish class and who, after her retirement, wanted to continue in the same way the study of the beautiful Spanish language, its literature, and culture.

2017
Spanish Language and Culture

 

David Smith
2017
Wine Exploring

Trevor Steele

Trevor Steele was born in Queensland, but has lived in several parts of Australia and spent many years in foreign countries of Europe, in Brazil, India, Hong Kong and the former Soviet Union. He is now retired and living in Adelaide with his Slovak wife.


2017
Diaries From Hell
Fighters Against Barbarism
Hitler's Last Victims
On Foot Across Australia
Soviet Union Collapse
 

Julanne Sweeney

2017
Shakespeare Play Reading

Sandra Taylor

I hold Honours and MSc degrees from Queens University at Kingston, Canada and a PhD degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in biology and earth science.  I retired from my position as a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide in 2007.  Since then I have been an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Urban Ecology at the University of South Australia.  My current research activities are concerned with urban biodiversity conservation and restoration, environmental history, citizen science and Australian nature writing.

I have offered U3A courses in the past at Pt Adelaide and in the City.  Now that I have reduced my academic commitments to the University of South Australia, I have time to begin offering U3A courses again.

2017
Nature Writing
Urban Wildlife

Gail Umehara
2017
Japanese Conversation

 

Aura Valli
2017
Italian for Beginners

 


Adriaan van der Wyst

Adriaan is currently the Program Coordinator, and also takes the “For the Record” class with his co-presenter, Bob Rabbitt.  He also presents occasional lectures on topics in the science field.

Adriaan taught maths and science in SA secondary schools for eight years before working in the Education Department in Research and Planning and in Personnel for thirty years.  His main interests are music, philosophy, history, religion and bushwalking and golf. 

2017
For the Record
(with Bob Rabbitt)
Footy Songs Part 1 & 2


Laure Vincent-Allard

As a free-lance consultant and lecturer, Laure has combined her wide-ranging knowledge of European Art History (24 years as a conference-guide in French Historic sites and for private companies and 15 years as an Art History teacher) with her 18-year domestic and international experience as a trainers’ supervisor and team leader.

She has a Bachelor degree in Art history and Archaeology with honours, and various diplomas and certificates in guiding/lecturing and in management. She has provided lectures, conferences, led workshops and training in both European Art and Team Leadership (from stress management to training improvement, just to name a few). She specialises in expanding creativity, challenging intellectual and emotional perspective and building self-confidence with humour and kindness.

Laura's website:- www.thewittyscope.weebly.com


2017
French Perspective Française
(with Simon Degeling)
Watercolour
Watercolour Affairs

 

Ann Warner
2017
French Intermediate
 
Michele Warren
2017
Tai Chi / Qigong 1
Tai Chi / Qigong 2

 

David Wilson

David has been involved with adult education for most of his life, and continues to struggle to understand the rapid advances being made in technology and to choose what is relevant to him.  His interests include: education, the English language, choral singing, SA colonial history, genealogy, computers and petanque.
His qualifications include:-
B.F.E.T. (Further Education and Training) and M.T.E.S.O.L. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). David recently becaome a member of the Program Committee (2017) and "enjoys being a devil's advocate".

 

2017
Soapbox

 

Peter Winter

2017
Cybercrime and Seniors

   

Athena Zaknic

Since my retirement, I have enjoyed immensely being a member of U3A.  I find the language classes stimulating and enjoyable.  My literary interests also take to me the poetry group, play reading and, as a member of the creative writing group, I like to write both poetry and prose.

With a professional scientific and musical background, my new interests are something I have always wanted to do.  I find the mental gymnastics of philosophy challenging and, with Lyn Arden, we have an enthusiastic group of friends in the philosophy class.

2017
Monday Movie Club