U3A  Apollo Bay  -  A0061281U - a member  of  U3A  Network  Victoria©

Time Table Term 2 from Monday 11 April to Friday 24 June 2016


Film group: Meets 1.45pm, 3rd Monday of the month. Start 18 April.

The group offer suggestions for the selection of films or lend DVDs. No limit on numbers attending.

Political violence, terrorism, & civil liberties Presented by Ray Nichols. 10 x 1 ½ hour seminar sessions.

Term 2 fully booked however, book now for a repeat in Term 4 starting Monday 3 October 10.30 – 12 noon

What this course is about:

What is "violence"? When is it political? What is "terrorism"? How can it best be combatted? What are the real threats and the real limitations of political violence and terrorism? What are their implications for civil liberties -- citizens' entitlements to speak and go about their ordinary affairs without hindrance from the state? These questions are central to much current debate.

This course tackles them by distinguishing between general political violence and terrorism; analyzing their roles in revolution, rebellion, and repression; assessing their ideologies and their effectiveness; and examining civil liberties' significance, purposes, and the current challenges to them, especially in Australia The course focuses on contemporary "Islamist" radicalism.  Numbers limited to 10.


Learn the art of woven tapestry:  Presented by Carol Wilmink.  Runs Tuesday 12, 19, 26 April 1.30pm-3.30pm

A practical session open to those who attended the Introduction to Woven Tapestry held in term 1.

Music Appreciation:  Meets 5pm, 1st Tuesday of the month. Starts: 3 May

Share the enjoyment of listening to music. Members take it in turns to host the meeting in their home.

This group focuses on classical music but if there is sufficient interest other groups may be set up for other music styles. Please register your interest.  Two places still available


Genealogy interest group:  Meets 2 – 4pm 1st Wednesday of the month. Starts: 4 May

All members work individually on their own family history. There is a monthly group get together. Introductory sessions can be arranged for newcomers. No limit on numbers

Foodies – an historical perspective: Presented by Cathy Donovan.  Starts Wednesday 20 April 2 pm to 4 pm. 7 sessions. Food practices, the pursuit and development of great cuisine and eating habits have been shaped across the ages. This course will look at the cultural history of food, historic recipes as examples of historic context, the theory of taste, and inventions that shaped how we cook. It will be an interactive group with everyone encouraged to contribute their knowledge and the occasional dish to share .Numbers limited to 15.


Cards and Board Games : Meets 12.45 – 4pm Thursdays weekly. Starts: 5 May

U3A members are invited to drop in and join this group. No limit on numbers. This is a friendly get together over a cuppa and the game of your choice. There are a variety of games to choose from or the opportunity to learn new games.  Depending on interest the group may decide to continue meeting during school holidays.

Documentary films Meets 2.50 for 3pm - every 3rd Thursday.  Starts: 19 May

Films selected by the group. A discussion on the topic of the film follows viewing. A few places are available.

Shakespeare:  Meets weekly Thursdays 1.30-3.30 pm.  Starts 21st April. Showing films of Shakespeare’s plays followed by discussion.  This continues on from the Introduction to Shakespeare held in Term 1.


Book Group Meets 2.30pm 1st Friday of the month. Starts: 6 May 10.30 – 12 noon

One of the group selects a book each month for members to read and discuss at the meeting. No places available

An Introduction to the Apollo Bay Museum Presented by Ted Stuckey. Friday 22nd 10am -12noon and repeated again on 29th April 10am - 12 noon.

The Apollo Bay Museum is the home of the Apollo Bay and District Historical Society.  Since its establishment in 1968 the Society has been collecting artefacts, books, photographs, documents, family histories, newspaper cuttings, maps and plans on the development and activities in the area. This information is held at the Museum and is a significant and valuable resource for the community of Apollo Bay and people interested in the history of the area.

Participants will be introduced to the facilities available at Museum and have the opportunity to view items of interest to them the collection.  Numbers limited to 8 people at each session