Bournemouth U3A Programme
Dates and venue details.
Leader: Bill Lonnen Day: THU 10:15 - 11:45 The group chooses a science topic e.g. Genetics, Weather, Atoms. I explain and the group discusses any points of interest or alternative view.
Leader: Alan Giles Day: MON 10:30 - 12:00 Autumn & Spring Terms Algilez is an artificial language similar to Esperanto. It is quick and easy to learn & you will soon be speaking and writing it.
Leader: Andy Kittridge Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00 NO MEETING 09/10/17 AUTUMN TERM - The structure and evolution of our planet.
SPRING TERM - Measure and division of time; evolution and extinction of life
Leader: Annabelle Russell Day: THU 11:30 - 13:00 Note new time and address of venue. A philosophy of Life for Life.
Leader: Judith Ansell Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30 Improvers only Representational and abstract subjects of still-life, life-drawing, landscapes, studies, collage, and manuscript writing using pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour, gouache, acrylics and pastels.
Leader: Mary Lapish Day: TUE 10:30 - 12:00 Alternate weeks commencing: 26/9/16; 09/01/17; 24/04/17 Using DVDs we will continue to explore art within context, beginning with German artists. 'Enjoying Opera' will parallel the same themes.
Leader: Susan Ross Day: MON 09:15 - 12:00 No Tuition All grades and media welcome.
Leader: Jan Clyde Day: FRI 09:30 - 11:00 Open to any person who wishes to enjoy art at whatever level and in any medium i.e. watercolours, pastels, oils etc.
Leader: Peter Spurgeon Day: THU 10:30 - 12:00 Get OUTSIDE. Stop & Stare. Bring sketching/art things. Locations agreed during the week. In case of doubt ring the morning before. Venue - BH postcode areas.
Leader: David Preston Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30 Easy to learn & fun to play backgammon is an ancient game using counters & dice.
Leader: Bill Lonnen Day: TUE 14:00 - 15:30 Listen and maybe comment on the news , music, comedy, drama and documentaries on 100 years of material from the archives of the BBC
Leader: Paul Miles Day: MON 12:45 - 14:15 Autumn Term only We will be involved in a variety of activities which will encourage participants to discover more about Bournemouth's fascinating past history.
Leader: Pauline Martin Day: MON 10:00 - 12:30 A chance to play bridge and improve your game with help available.
Leaders: Keith Foster and David Reed Day: THU 14:00 - 16:00 Commencing 28/9/17 but not 5/10 or 12/10 For improvers and experienced players only.
Leader: Wendy Francis Day: FRI 13:30 - 15:30 Arrive by 1:30 to start promptly at 1:45.
Leader: Christopher Thomas Day: FRI 12:00 - 13:30 You know chess but want to progress. Learn tactics & strategy. Apply these to play.
Leader: Linda Rossell Day: THU 10:15 - 11:30 Start 26/10/17, last day 7/12/17. Overcome limitations caused by ageing/illness. Strengthen arm, leg & core muscles using a variety of equipment.
Leader: Strath Davis Day: THU 12:45 - 14:15 Autumn & Spring terms only Latin for beginners. No prior knowledge assumed but exposure to a 2nd language or the Minimus series helpful.
Leader: Gwen Lewis Day: THU 10:00 - 12:00 Not for beginners. Club players only please, no beginners. Guidance given.
Leader: Chris Williams Day: MON 09:00 - 09:00 Are there any members who would like to meet up at local (day fishable) waters to enjoy some friendly company & competition (not too serious though)? These days to be held every 3-4 weeks during the Summer / Autumn period when hopefully finer weather prevails.
Leader: John Hubbard Day: MON 14:00 - 15:30 Spring and Summer terms ONLY The explore poetry, drama & prose grouped by theme through close reading and discussion. Recent topics have been Russia, Italy, Spies & 'Greece & Rome'
Leader: Michael Brady Day: THU 10:30 - 12:00 The emphasis of sessions will be listening and repeating, enjoying the sound of spoken Spanish. Each week we will concentrate on storytelling in dialogue form.
Leader: Peter Spurgeon Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00 Typical alternate weeks of workshop/reading your work out. Participants learn from each other, not from 'formal teaching'.
Leader: Marjorie Beenham Day: TUE 12:45 - 14:10 For beginners & all abilities
Leader: Henry Howarth Day: SAT 09:30 - 12:30 ONE THREE HOUR session on SATURDAY 7th October. This practical THREE hour course will show you how cryptic clues work and how to solve them.
Leaders: Patricia Carruthers and Colin Luff Day: MON 14:15 - 16:00 Suitable dance shoes are necessary. NO stiletto heels! Experienced partners enjoy the dance as well as the satisfaction of practising/sharing new sequences & routines. e.g. Viennese walz, Paso-doble, Argentinian tango/ samba etc
Leaders: Rosemary Carter and David Broadbent Day: MON 12:45 - 14:10 Topical and everyday conversation only in German. Experienced only.
Leader: Stuart Sherring Day: THU 11:10 - 12:30 Each week we explore a researched subject affecting society from world events, humanities and sciences to more eclectic & esoteric topics.
Leader: Maureen Phillips Day: TUE 13:15 - 14:40 For relaxation & enjoyment. All media. Guidance given.
Leader: Sonia Lacey Day: FRI 11:15 - 12:45 Friendly, creative group with lots of helpful advice but no tuition.
Leader: Grace Lace Day: FRI 09:45 - 11:00 Autumn and Spring Terms only Commencing 6/10/17 A more in-depth look at selected 20th Century poets.
Leader: Henri Ruff Day: THU 14:00 - 16:00 We critically discuss current UK and Global economic issues. Prior knowledge an advantage, keen interest an added bonus.
Leaders: Colin Luff and Patricia Carruthers Day: WED 14:15 - 16:00 Dance shoes to be worn. No stiletto heels. Enjoy fun & variety. Instruction is only for newly introduced dances.
Leader: Linda Rossell Day: THU 12:00 - 13:30 Start 26/10/17. Last day 7/12/17 Challenge the process of ageing by maintaining & improving your posture, balance, strength & co-ordination with standing and seated exercises.
Leader: Linda Rossell Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30 Start 26/10/17. Last day 7/12/17 Challenge the process of ageing by maintaining & improving your posture, balance, strength & co-ordination with standing and seated exercises.
Leader: Kuruna Hodson Day: WED 12:30 - 14:00 Commencing 11/10/17 Specially designed for beginners & those experienced wishing to work to their level of physical ability. Includes joint releasing postures.
Leader: Wendy Ford Day: MON 10:45 - 12:15 Commencing 02/10/17 A small self-help group both to help beginners learn how to undertake research & to support experienced researchers by group discussion and suggestions.
Leaders: Paul Miles and Ray May Day: MON 11:00 - 12:30 NO stiletto heels. Come & enjoy (with or without a partner). English country dancing from 1600's to the present day. Beginners welcome. Suitable shoes with low heels.
Leader: Esther Tomlinson Day: THU 12:15 - 13:30 This is the place for asking & discussing questions of religious & ultimate concern.
Leader: David Kalfon Day: TUE 12:50 - 14:20 Experienced only. Must have a good knowledge of the language.
Leader: Christine Hawkridge Day: WED 14:00 - 15:30 Autumn & Spring terms only Never learned French or learned some at school & never used it? Start from scratch. Laughter & progress guaranteed from day one.
Leader: Annabelle Russell Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30 Note new time and address of venue Have fun learning and practising French.
Leader: Isa Brysh Day: WED 11:00 - 12:25 Conversation is in French and students may bring topics to discuss. Reading from French magazine 'Outre-Manche'.
Leader: Ron Davies Day: TUE 09:30 - 11:00
Leader: Christine Ford Day: THU 11:00 - 12:25 Minimum 2 years experience required. A gentle and more mature approach, working within your own body limits.
Leader: David Royce Day: MON 11:00 - 12:30 Not suitable for beginners Practice in listening, speaking and reading. Relaxed approach to grammar.4th year continuation but new members welcome.
Leader: Mavis Jackson Day: MON 10:30 - 12:00 We will be singing Gospel songs & learning the history of spiritual music. It's not about religion or being great singers but just enjoying the music. All levels, guidance given.
Leaders: Esther Tomlinson and Estelle Goldie Day: THU 10:15 - 11:45 We investigate the most important ideas of the great philosophers from the Ancient Greeks to the modern day, considering their relevance to our lives today.
Leader: John Hanson Day: WED 11:00 - 12:25 El objectivo de este grupo es conversar en español a un nivel en el que no hace falta ni traducción ni aprendizaje. Hispano parlantes bienvenidos. El líder se comunicará con todos los participantes nuevos para determinar si están al nivel del grupo antes de comenzar las sesiones.
Leader: David Cox Day: WED 09:00 - 09:00 Medium paced - NOT suitable for those who prefer slow walk. Waterproof walking boots essential & suitable clothing. Get fit and explore the countryside around our beautiful area.
Leader: Wanda Veenhuysen Day: TUE 11:15 - 12:45 Autumn & Spring Terms Exploring past and present philosophy and science with the view of shedding light on our present-day societies and their aims
Leader: Janet Mason Day: TUE 10:15 - 12:15 10:15 - 11:15 Beginners/improvers.
11:15 - 12:15 Advanced
Leader: Valerie Tehel Day: THU 09:00 - 09:00 Date and time in agreement with leader. Help on using your iPhone / iPad. On-line banking, online shopping, Facebook, Skype, One to one at Leader's home (Westbourne).
Leader: Dennis Docherty Day: TUE 11:00 - 12:30 This course offers basic vocabulary and grammar. It is designed for those with no previous knowledge or with no precise understanding of Italian.
Leader: Annabelle Russell Day: TUE 14:00 - 15:30 Have fun learning and practicing Italian.
Leader: Dennis Docherty Day: TUE 09:30 - 10:45 This group builds on the knowledge achieved in the preceding 'Beginners' course using material from press articles and tourist literature.
Leader: Sue Farmer Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00 Beginners welcome. Tuition given.
Leader: Sue Farmer Day: FRI 14:30 - 16:00
Leader: Sue Farmer Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00 Beginners welcome - tuition given.
Leader: Myra Searle Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30 For all stages of ability.
Leader: Eddie Bathgate Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00 Continuation group. Using Cambridge Latin Course book 4.
Leader: Stuart Sherring Day: MON 12:45 - 14:15 Spring Term only Delving into Victorian society & daily life in a century of unprecedented change & improved living living conditions for most.
Leader: Olive Cooper Day: WED 11:15 - 12:15 Suitable shoes - NO stiletto heels Tuition is available. Beginners may come along, observe and join in when able.
Leader: Linda Holcombe Day: TUE 12:30 - 13:30 Tuition available. Suitable shoes. No stiletto heels.
Leader: Pamela Roberts Day: FRI 11:10 - 12:40 Autumn & Spring Terms only. Read the book at home, participate in discussion at WLIB, & view the film & discuss at Leader's home.
Leader: Rod Jackson Day: MON 14:00 - 16:15 Mah-Jong is a charming Chinese game. We play following the rules laid down by the British Mah-Jong Association. Guidance given.
Leader: Rod Jackson Day: MON 10:30 - 12:30 Mahjong is a charming Chinese game played with engraved tiles. Whilst similar to the card game Rummy the oriental rituals lend it a certain mystique.
Leader: Donald Sheppard Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30 Illustrated talks & discussion on the emergence of nationalism in the music of middle Europe through Smetana, Dvorak & beyond.
Leader: Donald Sheppard Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00 DS, Jeff Gordon, Alan Kneller, Derek Diprose & Rex Bale introduce their own & members' choices & lead discussion of the music played
Leader: Mitchell Robertson Day: TUE 10:30 - 12:00 Two Terms Alternate weeks commencing 03/10/17, 16/01/18 A new venture in Art and Music. Opera/Music on a similar theme to Art Appreciation, Baroque, classical, etc but operating independently. Join one or both groups.
Leader: Henry Samuels Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00 The News as we see it. Press, TV, Radio. How does it influence? What are our opinions? Where do we get our news?
Leader: Sheila Welch Day: THU 13:45 - 15:45 Songs from the 1890s to the 1960s. If you enjoy singing the old songs come along and enjoy our friendly group.
Leader: Frances Cole Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00 Sit back and enjoy great performances of old favourites & some lesser known operas.
Petanque for Beginners and Improvers Class ID: (Class 996) Venue: See Comments Leader: Chris Chubb Day: WED 14:00 - 16:00 MEET at Muscliffe Park, Shillingstone Drive BH9 3LR every Wednesday.Arrive ready to start play 2.00- 4.00 pm An introduction to Petanque. A simple and inexpensive game fit for all ages. Come and meet new friends, socialise, play and compete.
Leader: Derek McColl Day: WED 10:00 - 11:30 A weekly group discussion of personality & social behaviour, looked at from a perspective of evolutionary development to consider why we behave the way we do.
Leaders: Estelle Goldie and Neil McArthur Day: TUE 10:15 - 11:45 We aim to provide thought provoking sessions on a wide range of philosophical topics. Group members are encouraged to participate & by doing so the Journey becomes your own.
Leaders: Peter Dann and Pat Gibson Day: WED 12:45 - 14:10 £2.50 per term for Speaker costs. No formal tuition. Members expected to contribute suggestions re topics, locations, speakers etc.
Leader: David Bollen Day: THU 12:45 - 14:10 Members select and read their favourite poems, based on themes chosen beforehand.
Leader: Bill Lonnen Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30 Includes Jazz, British Dance Band, Film, Show, Classical, Rock, Musicals, Swing & Pop depending on the group's choices. It just has to be "popular".
Leader: John Hubbard Day: THU 14:15 - 15:45 Spring & Summer terms only. NOT AUTUMN TERM. An opportunity to work with others bringing scripts to life through acting & designing a performance, using short plays and scenes for private or public presentation as the group wishes.
Leader: Naomi Duffield Day: THU 12:30 - 14:00 Each session will start with a presentation followed by a discussion, sharing & reflective exercise. Topics will cover all areas of well being - body, mind & spirit.
Leader: John Soane Day: THU 09:30 - 11:00 We talk informally on subjects of mutual interest. We then translate, not too difficult, modern German pieces on topical issues.
Leader: Dr Rebecca Soden Day: FRI 12:50 - 14:20 Autumn Term - 8 week course finishing 24/11/17. No class 20/10/17 How might psychological research help us to understand issues such as discrimination, early years & later life development, critical thinking about "facts" in the media.
Leader: Dr Rebecca Soden Day: FRI 12:50 - 14:20 Spring Term - 8 week course finishing 2/3/18 An introduction to 4 theoretical frameworks and their possible relevance to everyday life - e.g. cognition in later life, therapies, unconscious drives, social identity and addiction.
Leader: Patricia Parkin Day: MON 12:15 - 13:45 Meet first Monday of each month (adjusted for bank holidays). Commencing 02/10/17, 8 meeting in the year. Members may have to provide their own books. Reference in discussions will refer back to reading in previous years.
Leader: Tina Crosby Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00 Alternate weeks commencing 26/09/17 Do you enjoy sharing your reading? We aim to broaden literary horizons by discussing a wide range of authors/genres/topics chosen by the group.
Leader: Malcolm Povey Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00 We will read and discuss poems by great poets of the 20th Century, beginning with Hardy, Yeats & Eliot; concluding with some contemporary poets.
Leader: Jean Kluver Day: TUE 10:00 - 11:30 Not for beginners. Improvers / Experienced only. Able to sight read music or at least to be able to follow the music.
Leader: Jean Kluver Day: TUE 11:45 - 13:00 Complete new start for absolute beginners. Will need to purchase recorder and tutor book from Jean Kluver.
Leader: Doreen Thompson Day: THU 14:30 - 16:00 A game of skill & strategy.
Leader: Sarah Colegrave Day: TUE 11:10 - 12:40 These are partner games, but you must be prepared to mix & play with different partners.
Leader: Doreen Thompson Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00 All levels - Tuition available.
Leaders: Pippa Cole and Paul Brannan Day: WED 10:15 - 11:45 "Antony & Cleopatra" then "A Midsummer Night's Dream". We study & enjoy the text, helped by professional productions on tape / CD / Video.
Leader: John Moore Day: THU 11:00 - 13:00 All Welcome. No experience required, tuition given. Sports shoes needed. All equipment provided.
Leaders: Mary Warwick and Ray Warwick Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00 Come & enjoy informal & happy group singing. Shrill or mellow, all voices welcome. No concerts so no learning required. No pianist this year.
Leader: Ian Peters Day: TUE 14:00 - 15:30 You don't have to be Pavorotti or Maria Callas. We aim for harmonies. Folk & Modern. Sight reading not necessary. Backed with guitar or keyboard.
Leader: Chris Williams Day: TUE 13:00 - 15:00 £2 per session. Autumn & Spring Terms only. Experienced only. Come & join us for social badminton at Littledown Leisure Centre. A few racquets available if required.
Leader: Colin Grimmett Day: THU 10:00 - 12:00 Phone/text 07905 864455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org A social ride covering about 15 miles including a coffee stop and chat. An ideal opportunity to get some gentle outdoor exercise.
Leaders: Valerie Powell and Peter Dunbar Day: TUE 13:45 - 15:45 Mostly sequence - some ballroom plus 2 line dances.
Leader: Mavis Jackson Day: TUE 10:30 - 12:30 Beginners welcome as long as enthusiastic with a wish to write a song. WANTED. musicians, singers, writers, preferably with a love for music
Leader: David Foster Day: FRI 13:30 - 15:00 A serious beginner's course; however our aim is a lighthearted approach, using some entertainment to practise listening & speaking.
Leader: Caroline Venn Day: TUE 14:00 - 16:00 You MUST phone the leader before applying. 01202 062081 Working from "Present Day Spanish" Vol 1. Grammar, reading, writing. Continuing to Intermediate level aiming for conversing.
Leader: Caroline Venn Day: THU 14:00 - 16:00 You MUST phone the leader before applying 01202 062081. Continuation group but new members welcome at appropriate level.
Leader: Annabelle Russell Day: WED 14:00 - 15:30 Note new time and address of venue. Have fun learning and practising Spanish.
Leaders: Gill Hale and Berni Hallam Day: TUE 11:00 - 12:00 Gentle stretching to assist & improve posture, well being & delay some effects of old age.
Leader: Ian Peters Day: THU 12:45 - 14:00 NOT advanced level students. CHECK ANY HEALTH ISSUES WITH YOUR DOCTOR Standing/moving exercises combined with controlled breathing techniques.
Leader: Ian Peters Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:00 NOT for advanced level students. CHECK ANY HEALTH ISSUES WITH YOUR DOCTOR. Standing/moving exercises combined with controlled breathing techniques.
Leader: Angela Fisher Day: TUE 14:30 - 15:45 Autumn and Spring Terms Gentle exercise to maintain and improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Leader: Ian Peters Day: WED 14:00 - 15:00 NOT for advanced level students. CHECK ANY HEALTH ISSUES WITH YOUR DOCTOR Standing/moving exercises combined with controlled breathing techniques.
Leader: Jennie Pudney Day: TUE 13:15 - 14:45 Friendly group for Improvers. No tuition given.
Leaders: Steve Pelletier and Nick Monk Day: TUE 15:00 - 16:30 Friendly group for Improvers. No tuition given.
Leader: Jacqui Gush Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30 Commencing 5/10/17 We will immerse ourselves in a variety of themes using different media. Individual interest and abilities (beginners & improvers) are catered for.
Leader: Stuart Sherring Day: FRI 09:40 - 11:00 Summer Term only We examine the euphoric mood of Edwardian optimism as the skies of Europe darkened and assess the tragic cost of ominous warnings.
Leader: Neil Meldrum Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30 Autumn & Spring Terms only A cultural, political and spiritual world history from about 500 BC to about 1000 AD. The developments, and how these developments, relate to each other.
Leaders: Alastair Moir and John Langmead Day: TUE 10:00 - 13:00 Upcoming dates are: Tuesday 19th September (before the autumn term starts) 18th July, 19th September, 17th October, Tuesday 19th December (after the end of the autumn term) Walks will normally take place on the 2nd or 3rd TUESDAY of the month finishing with lunch/snack at a country pub or similar.
Leader: Donald Sheppard Day: MON 14:00 - 15:30 Hear how orchestras progressed from court-ownership to independence & developed with the introduction of new instruments and how composers responded.
Leader: Thelma Clothier Day: MON 10:30 - 12:30 We sing for pleasure, songs from the 60s, 70s to present day. Occasional performances.New members welcome
Leaders: Kim Walker and Wanda Veenhuysen Day: MON 12:20 - 14:10 Improvers & those with limited experience. Friendly group with lots of helpful advice but no tuition.
Leaders: Esther Tomlinson and Christine Hawkridge Day: WED 10:00 - 11:30 Autumn Term: Buddhist Ethics - reading & discussion for members with a basic knowledge of Buddhism.
Spring / Summer Terms: having learnt about the Buddhist mind, we will find out what Western thinkers have to say about the mind. A very topical issue today!
Leader: Jennifer Crawford Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00 Alternate weeks commencing 03/10/17 A group of keen, like minded writers of fiction and other material.
Leaders: Wendy Marshall and Euranis Neile Day: WED 09:25 - 10:55 Ideally you have had some experience even if in the distant past. Improvers / experienced only
Term Dates - All Venues
Autumn 25 September 2017 - 1 December 2017 Spring 8 January 2018 - 16 March 2018 Summer 23 April 2018 - 25 June 2018
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