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Current Affairs Discussion Group
The group meets and discusses local, national and world issues. Sometimes a visitor with special knowledge is invited to attend and assist with the discussion. At most other times, discussion is initiated by members of the group. This has proven to be highly successful. It is the format most meetings will follow in 2020.
Leader: Fred McCausland 293 6271 firstname.lastname@example.org
Convenor: Alex MacDonald 905 5291 email@example.com
Timing: 10:00 to 11:30 on the 2nd Wed of each month from March – November
Have Your Say
A friendly discussion group airing views on matters local, national, international and ethical.
Leader & Convenor: Anne Wall 293 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timing 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month 10:00 to 12:00 First meeting is Thursday 20th Feb 2020
Currently no vacancies but there is a waiting list.
This group meets on a Monday morning and has a programme of speakers through out the year. For all the details about what Kaleidoscope is and how to enrol go to this link.
We look at questions which have interested thinkers throughout the ages. While we will be looking at some of their thoughts, the main thrust of this course is to discuss the questions ourselves. Members suggest topics and briefly introduce them, if necessary, with the help of the leader.
Some of the topics previously discussed are:
- Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
- Equity and Equality in Education
- Individualism versus Collectivism – a possible different form from which to run society.
Some topics we hope to discuss this year are:
- The Philosophy of Music
Leader & Convenor: Pat Belgrave: 022 302 1006 or 04 212 5606
or email email@example.com
Timing: Second Thursday of the month, 2:00 to 4:00, but this can vary to suit the wishes of the leader and group members.
This group wil recommence by arrangement with current members, possibly as early as January
Location: Member’s homes where possible. Limit 10.
There are still some places available in this group.
Cost: Afternoon tea $2 and occasional photocopying costs.
T4U – Time to Get to Know Your U3A Neighbours
Can’t find a course for this semester? Maybe the one you wanted was full, or the wrong day for you? Then T4U could be the option you might enjoy. T4U are meetings to meet your U3A neighbour, following a successful format based on “Have Your Say”. Members bring topics and the host of the venue leads discussions.
The venue moves weekly to members’ homes and the host becomes the leader for that session – having learned the “how to” at an earlier meeting. With no obligation to go to every meeting, these will be your U3A neighbours and you can keep in touch with visits that suit your diary. The first group Paraparaumu/ Raumati is ongoing and others can grow in your area if there is interest.
Leader: Lyn Bennett 904 1170 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timing: Weekly on a Tuesday at 2pm
Location: Contact Lyn for details of next meeting and other info.
Cost $1 to cover morning or afternoon tea.