General Interest

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Current Affairs Discussion Group
Ongoing
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 cathandfred@xtra.co.nz
Convenor: Alex MacDonald 905 5291 a.o.armadale@gmail.com
Timing: 10:00 to 11:30 on the 2nd Wed of each month from March – November
Updated 1/2/2020


Have Your Say
Ongoing
A friendly discussion group airing views on matters local, national, international and ethical.
Leader & Convenor: Anne Wall 293 5000 anne.belvedere@gmail.com
Timing 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month 10:00 to 12:00 First meeting is Thursday 20th Feb 2020
Location: Waikanae
Currently no vacancies but there is a waiting list.
Updated 1/2/2020


Kaleidoscope
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.


Philosophical Discussion
Ongoing
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.

Topics for discussion from July
• Works of Rene Descartes
• Capitalism
• Social Structure/Biculturalism
• Sentience
• Existence
• Silence
• Basic Terms of Social Science
• Philosophy of Music
• Language
• What is Fact?
• Persuasion

Leader & Convenor: Pat Belgrave: 022 302 1006 or 04 212 5606
or email pandpbelgrave@outlook.co.nz
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.
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.
Updated 10/7/2020


T4U – Time to Get to Know Your U3A Neighbours
Ongoing
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 ljbennett@outlook.co.nz
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.
Updated 1/2/2020


The Queen – God Bless Her!

The Queen
A toast to Her Majesty via a selection of royal DVDs.

Leader: Anne Wall 293 5000. anne.belvedere@gmail.com
Time: 2:00 to 4:30 Friday 11th, 18th & 25th September.
Venue: Waikanae.
Maximum Number: Seven
Updated 10/7/2020

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