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Term Dates - All Venues

Autumn : 26 September 2016 - 2 December 2016
Spring : 9 January 2017 - 17 March 2017
Summer : 24 April 2017 - 26 June 2017
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Spanish Beginners - Continuation(Class 50)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Caroline Venn
Day: TUE 14:00 - 16:00
No terms - continuous except for Christmas & Easter.
The group works from a book, which aims to teach grammar and reading to those wishing to learn Spanish. Members are encouraged to continue until they feel they have reached their goal.
A Look at Science(Class 82)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Bill Lonnen
Day: THU 10:15 - 11:45
The group chooses the area of science to look at & discuss. I may do demonstrations of experiments or the group may try some. From colour to evolution and Faraday to Einstein.
Algilez Artificial Language(Class 6) Beginners
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Alan Giles
Day: MON 10:30 - 12:00
Spring Term
Algilez is an experimental language quick and easy to learn and designed for world use. join us and contribute to a fascinating & enjoyable project.  Charminster area
Art(Class 117) Intermediate
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Judith Ansell
Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30
Not for beginners
Representational and abstract subjects of still-life, life-drawing, landscapes, studies, collage, and manuscripts writing using pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour, gouache, acrylics and pastels.  Tuition given
Art Appreciation(Class 31)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Mary Lapish
Day: TUE 10:30 - 12:00
Alternate weeks commencing:
27/9/16; 10/01/17; 25/04/17
Using DVDs we will examine an aspect of Art in its historical context & its effects on modern times
Art Club(Class 1)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Susan Ross
Day: MON 09:15 - 12:00
All grades and media welcome.
Art for All(Class 69)
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Trevor Emery
Day: WED 14:00 - 15:30
All levels welcome, friendly and easy approach with emphasis on the individual. Some Art History included.
Art for Enjoyment(Class 106)
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Jan Clyde
Day: FRI 09:30 - 11:00
Open to anyone who wishes to enjoy art at whatever level and in any medium i.e. watercolours, pastels, oils etc.  Help given in any media.
Art in Outside Locations(Class 85)
Venue: No Specific Venue
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.  Phone 01202 914896 the morning before!!
Backgammon(Class 124)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: David Preston
Day: FRI 13:30 - 15:00
Easy to learn. Beginners and Improvers welcome. Start with Backgammon and move on to the Greek version, Tavli. Emphasis is on fun with a friendly competition at the end of term.  Please phone the office to egister
Benjamin Britten, The Music and the Man(Class 118)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Donald Sheppard
Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30
Britten's music in the context of music in England in the mid-20th century.  Illustrated with CDs and DVDs.
Book Club - The Works of Shakespeare (Class 120)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: FRI 14:30 - 15:30
Discussion on the world of Shakespeare in a convivial atmosphere. Small group will choose and discuss one of his works, one by one.
Bournemouth Past & Present(Class 49)
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Paul Miles
Day: TUE 14:00 - 15:30
Spring Term ONLY
We will be involved in a variety of activities which will encourage participants to discover more about Bournemouth's fascinating past history.
Bridge for Improvers(Class 3) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Pauline Martin
Day: MON 10:00 - 12:30
A chance to play bridge and improve your game with help available.
Bridge Group(Class 100) Intermediate
Venue: Bournemouth Reform Synagogue (Hall)
Leader: Keith Foster
Day: THU 14:00 - 16:00
Commencing 27/10/16
For improvers and experienced players only - advice not available.
  Not for beginners, advice not available.
Bus Pass Travel Group(Class 997)
Venue: No Specific Venue
Leader: Robert Baggs
Day: FRI 09:00 - 09:00
Autumn Term: Fri 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec.
Summer Term: Fri 21 Apr, 19 May, 23 Jun.
Explore local places of interest using buses.
Those without passes equally welcome
  For details contact leader :
07972 752780 or 07804 464308

Canasta(Class 114)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
Leader: Wendy Francis
Day: FRI 13:00 - 14:30
You may NOT also apply for Class 35.
leader
Access from 1pm but must arrive by 1:15 to start promptly at 1:30.  Beginners taught.

Canasta & Samba(Class 35)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Sarah Colegrave
Day: TUE 11:10 - 12:40
You may NOT also apply for Class 114
These are partner games, but you must be prepared to mix & play two or three to a game if required.  Beginners taught
Chess - Improvers(Class 14) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Christopher Thomas
Day: MON 12:45 - 14:15
You know chess but want to progress. Learn tactics & strategy. Apply these to play. More experienced players welcome.
Chess ABC - Absolute Beginners Course(Class 22)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Christopher Thomas
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
We start at square one. No experience needed. Structured 'learning by doing' with confidence - building games.  Summer Term only
Circuit Based Exercise(Class 80)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Linda Rossell
Day: THU 10:15 - 11:30
No Class 6/10/16
Extra class 8/12/16
Overcome limitations caused by ageing/illness. Strengthen arms, legs & core muscles using a variety of equipment.  Work at your own pace!!
Club Class Bridge(Class 79) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Gwen Lewis
Day: THU 10:00 - 12:00
Not for beginners.
Club players only please.
Coming Soon: Music Locally and on Radio(Class 15)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Donald Sheppard
Day: MON 14:00 - 15:30
Illustrated talks and discussion about music you can hear in the concert hall or on radio in the coming weeks.
Companion Pieces(Class 16)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: John Hubbard
Day: MON 14:00 - 15:30
The group examines works of literature through detailed reading, exploring poetry, prose & drama relating to a particular topic. Recent themes have been: Italy, England & Hotels.
Complementary Therapies(Class 61)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Denise Van Raalte
Day: WED 10:30 - 12:00
To stimulate our interest in a variety of therapies, demonstrating how we might take responsibility for our own wellbeing.
Conversational Spanish for Beginners(Class 84) Beginners
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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.
Creative Writing and Chat (Anything)(Class 73)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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'.  Anything goes - provided it's fun!!
Crochet(Class 68)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Sarah Colegrave
Day: WED 14:00 - 15:30
The wool will cost about £42
The aim is to make a 'Lilypond' blanket.  You will need to download the the pattern from the internet but any library can do this for you.
Cross Stitch(Class 41)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Mary McRobie
Day: TUE 12:45 - 14:10
For beginners & all abilities  Don't forget your glasses if you need them!!
Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners(Class 121)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Henry Howarth
Day: SAT 09:30 - 12:30
ONE THREE HOUR session on SATURDAY 8th October.
This practical THREE hour course will show you how cryptic clues work and how to solve them.  Bring 50p for worksheets we will use.
NOT included as one of your 4 class selection but MUST register with the office.

Cultural Development in Early Societies(Class 96)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Neil Meldrum
Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30
Spring Term only
A consideration of the perceptions of man's understanding of his environment as expressed through cultural development & religious belief & practice from the Palaeolithic era to the rise of early civilisations.
Cycling(Class 995)
Venue: No Specific Venue
Leader: Colin Grimmett
Day: THU 10:00 - 12:00
Phone/text 07905 864455 or e-mail archie-hoggan@tiscali.co.uk
A social ride covering about 15 miles including a coffee stop and chat. An ideal opportunity to get some gentle outdoor exercise.  As the rides are weather sensitive please check with Leader before leaving home.
Deutsch Pur (Class 13) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leaders: Rosemary Carter
and David Broadbent

Day: MON 12:45 - 14:10
Topical and everyday conversation only in German. Experienced only.
Discussion Group(Class 88)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Stuart Sherring
Day: THU 11:10 - 12:30
Different topic discussed each week from news and world events to society, culture, education, history, science and more.  All participate.
Discussion Group(Class 75)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Mike Howell
Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00
Autumn & Spring Terms only
Current affairs, international and domestic. Social issues. All wide open. Subjects to be agreed.
Drama Workshop (Class 102)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Eileen Cooper
Day: THU 14:15 - 15:45
Flat, non-slip shoes needed.
A fun group focussing on Improvisation, mime games and play reading. No script learning, no public performances.  No experience necessary but sense of humour essential.
Drawing / Pastels / Painting(Class 44)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Maureen Phillips
Day: TUE 13:15 - 14:40
For relaxation & enjoyment. All media. Guidance given.
Drawing and Painting for Pleasure(Class 111)
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Sonia Lacey
Day: FRI 11:15 - 12:45
Friendly, creative group with lots of helpful advice but no tuition.
Enjoying Poetry(Class 107)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Grace Lace
Day: FRI 09:45 - 11:00
Autumn and Spring Terms only
Discovering more 20th Century poets/poems.
Enjoying Opera - Part 8 (The best of German, British & Russian!)(Class 32)
Venue: Bournemouth Reform Synagogue (Hall)
Leader: Mitchell Robertson
Day: TUE 10:30 - 12:30
Spring Term (7 weeks)
Commencing 24/01/17
Any new members do not require previous experience of EO courses, only a love of good music and singing!
Everyday Economics(Class 2)
Venue: St James Institute (Meeting Room)
Leader: Henri Ruff
Day: MON 10:00 - 12:00
We critically discuss current UK and Global economic issues, based broadly on a book selected by the Leader. Prior knowledge an advantage.  Autumn & Spring Terms only
Exploring the BBC Sound Archives(Class 47)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Bill Lonnen
Day: TUE 14:00 - 15:30
We choose which programmes to listen to & often comment on. These include news, documentaries, famous people, music programmes, comedy shows from 1922-2013.
EXTEND - Exercise to Music(Class 89)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Linda Rossell
Day: THU 12:00 - 13:30
No class 6/10/16
Extra class 8/12/16
Challenge the process of ageing by maintaining & improving your posture, balance, strength & co-ordination with standing and seated exercises.  Soft shoes recommended.
EXTEND - Exercise to Music(Class 94)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Linda Rossell
Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30
No Class 6/10/16
Extra class 8/12/16
Challenge the process of ageing by maintaining & improving your posture, balance, strength & co-ordination with standing and seated exercises.  Soft shoes recommended.
Extra Gentle Yoga (IYH)(Class 65)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Kuruna Hodson
Day: WED 12:30 - 14:00
Commencing 5/10/16
Specially designed for beginners & those experienced wishing to work to their level of physical ability. Included joint releasing postures.   Wear loose clothing and bring a mat and warm blanket.

Fairly Advanced German Conversation and Translation(Class 78) Advanced
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.  All are welcome.
Family History Group(Class 7)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Wendy Ford
Day: MON 10:45 - 12:15
A small group to both help beginners learn how to undertake research & to support experienced researchers by group discussion and suggestions.  Alternate weeks commencing 03/10/16
Folk Dancing(Class 8)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Paul Miles
and Ray May

Day: MON 11:00 - 12:30
leader
Come & enjoy (with or without a partner). English country dancing from 1600's to the present day. Beginners welcome. Suitable shoes with low heels. No stiletto heels.
Forum for Questions on World Religions(Class 90)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Esther Tomlinson
Day: THU 12:15 - 13:30
This is the place for asking & discussing questions of religious & ultimate concern.
French Advanced Conversation (Class 42) Advanced
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: David Kalfon
Day: TUE 12:50 - 14:20
Experienced only. Must have a good knowledge of the language.
French for Improvers(Class 105) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: THU 14:30 - 16:00
We continue, in a fun way, to improve our French.
French Literature & Poetry(Class 37)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Wanda Veenhuysen
Day: TUE 11:20 - 12:55
Autumn & Spring Terms
A fair knowledge of French language is necessary. Improvers / experienced only.  Alternate Weeks commencing 27/09/16
French Workshop for Advanced Students(Class 62) Advanced
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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'.  New members welcome
Further Holiday Spanish - Not for Beginners(Class 27) Intermediate
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Ron Davies
Day: TUE 09:30 - 11:00

Gentle Classical Yoga(Class 125)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Christine Ford
Day: THU 11:00 - 12:25
Minimum 2 years experience.
A gentle and more mature approach, working within your own body limits. For men and women.  Guidance given but no instruction.
Geologlical Time and Life on Earth(Class 24)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Andy Kittridge
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Spring Term Only
How time is measured & divided. The origins, development and significance of life - (& extinctions).
German Continuation(Class 9) Intermediate
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: David Royce
Day: MON 11:00 - 12:30
Practice in listening, speaking and reading. Relaxed approach to grammar. 3rd year continuation but new members welcome.
Getting Started with your Digital Camera(Class 990)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Valerie Tehel
Day: THU 09:00 - 09:00
Date and time in agreement with Leader
How to use your new camera. How to put photos on your PC. One to one at Leaders home (Westbourne).  Phone office for Leaders telephone number.
NOT included as one of your 4 classes selections.
Wheelchair availability in most cases by prior arrangement.
Bus stop close by.

Gospel Singing Group(Class 4)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
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.
Grupo de Conversación en español (Class 63) Advanced
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: John Hanson
Day: WED 11:00 - 12:25
Los participantes deben poder mantener una conversación exclusamente en español durante la lesión. El objetivo es practica, no aprendizaje. Hispano parlantes bienvenidos.
Hiking / Rambling Group(Class 992)
Venue: No Specific Venue
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.  Walks are normally on the second Wednesday of each month and quite often we finish with lunch/snack in a country pub or similar.
Details e-mailed to group members monthly.
Walks range from 4.75 - 6.00 miles.
For further details contact David Cox by e-mail tex3004@gmail.com or contact office for phone number.

Integral Yoga - Body Mind & Soul(Class 77)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Margot Ruth-Meyer
Day: THU 09:45 - 10:35
Alternate weeks commencing 29/09/16
Suitable for beginners and advanced. You don't need a flexible body just a flexible mind.  Wear suitable loose clothing and bring a blanket.
International Folk Dancing(Class 30)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Janet Mason
Day: TUE 10:15 - 12:15
Beginners/improvers. Advanced from 11:15.  Soft Shoes essential.
Introduction to Windows Computers(Class 60)
Venue: St James Institute (Meeting Room)
Leaders: Hugh Creswell
and David Reed

Day: WED 10:00 - 12:00
An introduction to computers based on Windows operating system. Other computer systems such as Apple will be talked about.   £1.00 per session.
iPhone & iPad(Class 991)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
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, Ebay, Amazon, Facebook, Skype, One to one at Leader's home (Westbourne).  Phone office for leaders telephone number.
Not included as one of your 4 classes.
Wheelchair availability in most cases by prior arrangement.
Bus stop close by.

Italian for Beginners(Class 122) Beginners
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Dennis Docherty
Day: TUE 09:30 - 11:00
This course offers basic vocabulary and grammar to enable you to grasp modern language in its spoken form. Suitable for those with no knowledge to people who have struggled to get going.  If you would like to discuss with Dennis before registering for this group, please phone the office for his phone number.
Italian for Improvers(Class 55)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00
A happy group learning Italian by practising grammar and syntax to improve our listening comprehension for fluency.
Kalooki - A Card Game(Class 53)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Sue Farmer
Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00
Beginners welcome. Tuition given.
Kalooki - A Card Game(Class 119)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Sue Farmer
Day: FRI 14:30 - 16:00
  Beginners welcome - tuition given.
Kalooki - A Card Game(Class 20)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Sue Farmer
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Beginners welcome - tuition given.
Knitting & Crochet for All Abilities(Class 116)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Mary McRobie
Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30
  Beginners welcome.
Latin for Beginners & Improvers(Class 103)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Wendy Ledger
Day: THU 14:30 - 16:00
A class for those with a little knowledge of Latin and especially Improvers. We shall study 'Minimus' and Minimus Secondus'.   Please purchase both books.
Latin Year 3(Class 74) Intermediate
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Eddie Bathgate
Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00
Autumn & Spring Terms only
A 2 term course for beginners with some recent Latin studies or good language skills.  Using Cambridge Latin Course book 1 (Caecilius).
Latin Year 5, Continuation from Year 4 - Intermediate Level(Class 26) Intermediate
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Eddie Bathgate
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Continuation group, open to new members with recent experience. Using Cambridge Latin Course book 3. Not suitable for beginners.
Life in Victorian Times(Class 108)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Stuart Sherring
Day: FRI 09:45 - 11:00
Summer Term only
Explore an era of immense social change and impact on the daily lives of people that, for better or worse, laid the foundation for the 20th century.
Line Dancing - Improvers(Class 64) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
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.  Tuition available
Line Dancing for Improvers(Class 40) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Linda Holcombe
Day: TUE 12:30 - 13:30
Tuition available. Suitable shoes. No stiletto heels.
Literature into Film(Class 110)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Pamela Roberts
Day: FRI 11:10 - 12:40
Autumn & Spring Terms only.
Read the book at home, discuss at the WLIB, see the film on DVD at Leader's home.
Mah-Jong - Improvers & Experienced(Class 17) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.
Mah-Jong for Beginners(Class 109) Beginners
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Rod Jackson
Day: FRI 10:15 - 12:15
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.
Metaphysics: A Philosophy of Life for Life(Class 123)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Starting Spring Term
A look at the bigger picture to realise our full potential and highest good.
Music Appreciation(Class 54)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Donald Sheppard
Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00
Five presenters (Jeffrey Gordon, Alan Kneller, Derek Diprose, Nigel Hannibal)introduce a varied selection of classical and light music.
Natural Wonders - An introduction to Geology(Class 23)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Andy Kittridge
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Autumn Term only
Covering the structure and evolution of Planet Earth. Significance of volcanoes, earthquakes, rivers & coasts.
New Singing Group(Class 48)
Venue: New Church Tuckton (Small Hall)
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.
Olde Tyme Songsters(Class 93)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
Leader: Sheila Welch
Day: THU 13:45 - 15:45
New member must contact leader (01202 429113) before applying.
Songs from the 1890s to the 1940s. Working towards performances.
  Ability to sing and memorise lyrics/simple movements essential.
Opera DVDs - Come, Enjoy and Learn(Class 71)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Frances Cole
Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00
Watching opera DVDs. Old favourites and some surprises.
Petanque for beginners and Improvers(Class 996)
Venue: See Comments
Leader: Chris Chubb
Day: WED 14:00 - 16:00
MEET at Muscliffe Park, Shillingstone Drive Bh9 3LR
An introduction to Petanque. A simple and inexpensive game fit for all ages. Come and meet new friends, socialise, play and compete.  Contact leader 01202 425063 for further details
Equipment provided.
Fee of 50p per session levied.

Philosophy - Human Behavoiur(Class 58)
Venue: Victoria Park Methodist Church (Room)
Leader: Derek McColl
Day: WED 10:00 - 11:30
A discussion group considering why we behave the way we do. What drives our emotions, behaviour & conscience.
Philosophy - Your Journey(Class 29)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.
Philosophy and Living(Class 81)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leaders: Esther Tomlinson
and Estelle Goldie

Day: THU 10:15 - 11:45
Looking at important questions we ask ourselves & evaluate the ideas that philosophers in the past have put forward Are these still relevant in today's world?
Philosophy, Science and Society(Class 38)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Wanda Veenhuysen
Day: TUE 11:20 - 12:55
Autumn & Spring Terms
Past & present philosophy & science will be consulted & the repercussions from new emerging technology analysed. Improvers.  Alternate weeks commencing 04/10/16
Photographic Club(Class 66)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: 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.  All levels welcome.
Members judge best photographs.

Poetry for Pleasure(Class 92)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Mary McRobie
Day: THU 12:45 - 14:10

Popular Music of the 20th Century(Class 97)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Bill Lonnen
Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30
The group chooses which area to listen to & sometimes discuss. These have included Musicals of the 1930's. Great pianists, British Dance Bands, The Proms, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Jazz.
Popular Sequence Dancing(Class 18)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Patricia Carruthers
and Colin Luff

Day: MON 14:15 - 16:00
Suitable dance shoes are necessary.
NO stiletto heels!
Calling all sequence dance couples, also singles willing to partner each other.  Instructions will be given when lesser-known sequences are introduced for variety.

Popular Sequence Dancing Plus(Class 70)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Colin Luff
and Patricia Carruthers

Day: WED 14:15 - 16:00
Dance shoes to be worn. No stiletto heels.
Some help given. A little non-sequence included.  All Welcome. Couples & singles willing to dance together (no guarantee of partner).
Psychology - Level 2(Class 112)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Dr Rebecca Soden
Day: FRI 12:50 - 14:20
Autumn Term - 8 week course finishing 8/11/16
A continuation of 'Psychology & Us' & last year's Level 2. The group chooses topics from the Leader's 'catalogue'. Discussion based on research.
Psychology and Us(Class 113)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Dr Rebecca Soden
Day: FRI 12:50 - 14:20
Spring Term - 8 week course finishing 3/3/17
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.
Reading and Discussion Group(Class 10)
Venue: Liston Hotel (Room)
Leader: Patricia Parkin
Day: MON 12:15 - 13:45
Meet first Monday of each month (adjusted for bank holidays). Commencing 03/10/16, 8 meeting in the year.
Members may have to provide their own books. Reference in discussions will refer back to reading in previous years.
Reading Group(Class 51)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Tina Crosby
Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00
Alternate weeks commencing 27/09/16
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.
Reading Modern Poetry(Class 21)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: Malcolm Povey
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
We will discuss modern poetry, using an anthology 'The Great Modern Poets', edited by Michael Schmidt as a set book. Please buy or borrow this.  Autumn & Spring terms only
Recorder Orchestra (Intermediate)(Class 28) Intermediate
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Jean Kluver
Day: TUE 10:00 - 11:30
Not for beginners.
Intermediate, able to sight read music.
Recorders for Improvers(Class 39) Intermediate
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Jean Kluver
Day: TUE 11:30 - 13:00
Not for beginners  Tuition available
Rummikub(Class 104)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Doreen Thompson
Day: THU 14:30 - 16:00
A game of skill & strategy.   Tuition available
Scrabble(Class 19)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Doreen Thompson
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
All levels - Tuition available.
Short Tennis(Class 87)
Venue: YMCA (Sports Hall)
Leader: John Moore
Day: THU 11:00 - 13:00
All Welcome. No experience required. Sports shoes needed. All equipment provided.  Cost £2.00 per session
Singing for Pleasure(Class 25)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
Leader: Mary 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.
Social Badminton(Class 43)
Venue: Littledown Centre (Sports Hall)
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.  Excellent facilities including cafe and free parking.
Social Dance (Class 46)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Valerie Powell
and Peter Dunbar

Day: TUE 13:45 - 15:45
Ballroom & Sequence plus 2 Line Dances.  Guidance given - all levels. Suitable shoes - no stiletto heels.
Social Walks with Alan Kneller(Class 993)
Venue: See Comments
Leader: Alan Kneller
Day: MON 10:30 - 10:30
Why not join me during the Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks on one of my walks. Everyone welcome.  The dates and contact details appear in the Newsletter.
Songwriting Group 'A Lilt of Songwriters'(Class 33)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.  Guidance given
Spanish for Beginners - Continuation(Class 101) Beginners
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Caroline Venn
Day: THU 14:00 - 16:00
NO TERMS - continuous except for Christmas and Easter.
The group works from a book, which aims to teach grammar & reading to those who wish to learn Spanish. Members are encouraged to continue until they they feel that they have reached their goal.
Spanish for Improvers(Class 72) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00
We continue to improve our fluency in Spanish.
Stretching (Class 34)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.   Wear loose clothing & bring an exercise mat to lie on.
T'ai Chi & Qigong(Class 115)
Venue: New Church Tuckton (Small Hall)
Leader: Ian Peters
Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:00
CHECK ANY HEALTH ISSUES WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
Standing/moving exercises combined with controlled breathing techniques.   Loose clothing and trainers.
Teaching for beginners and improvers.

T'ai Chi - Qigong(Class 12)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Angela Fisher
Day: MON 12:45 - 14:00
Autumn & Spring Terms
Gentle exercises to maintain and improve physical health & mental well-being. Beginners and improvers. Soft shoes recommended.
T'ai Chi - Qigong(Class 91)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Ian Peters
Day: THU 12:45 - 14:00
CHECK ANY HEALTH ISSUES WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Standing/moving exercises combined with controlled breathing techniques.   Loose clothing and trainers.
Teaching for Beginners and improvers.

T'ai Chi and Qigong(Class 67)
Venue: New Church Tuckton (Small Hall)
Leader: Ian Peters
Day: WED 14:00 - 15:00
CHECK ANY HEALTH ISSUES WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Standing/moving exercises combined with controlled breathing techniques.   Teaching for beginners and improvers.
Loose clothing and trainers.

Table Tennis(Class 45) Intermediate
Venue: St James Institute (Rear Hall)
Leader: Jennie Pudney
Day: TUE 13:15 - 14:45
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Friendly group for Improvers. No tuition given.
Table Tennis(Class 56) Intermediate
Venue: St James Institute (Rear Hall)
Leaders: Steve Pelletier
and Nick Monk

Day: TUE 15:00 - 16:30
Friendly group for Improvers. No tuition given.  
The Ancient Maya(Class 95)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Neil Meldrum
Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30
Autumn Term only
A comprehensive review of the fascinating & enigmatic civilisation of the Maya of Pre-Hispanic Mexico & Guatemala.
The Complete Art Course(Class 98)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Jacqui Gush
Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30
Autumn and Spring Terms only
We will immerse ourselves in a variety of themes using different media. Individual interest and abilities are catered for.  Tuition given
The Occasional Walkers(Class 994)
Venue: No Specific Venue
Leaders: Alastair Moir
and John Langmead

Day: TUE 10:00 - 13:00
Summer dates are:
18th April, 16th May, 20th June
Walks will normally take place on the third TUESDAY of the month and will be within reasonable driving distance of Bournemouth, quite often finishing with lunch/snack at a country pub or similar.   The walks are medium paced and not suitable for slow walkers and usually between 4 to 6 miles. Contact Alastair by email: occasional.walkers@bournemouthu3a.org.uk or contact the office for phone number.

Uni-Sing (formerly Penny Serenaders)(Class 5)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Thelma Clothier
Day: MON 10:30 - 12:30
New Leadership, new songs, new look. We sing for pleasure, songs from the 60s, 70s to the present day and occasional performances. New members welcome.  Commencing 19/09/16
Watercolour & Acrylics(Class 11) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
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.
West - Eastern Philosophy(Class 59)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leaders: Esther Tomlinson
and Christine Hawkridge

Day: WED 10:00 - 11:30
Autumn Term: Getting some insight into Jewish philosophies. Philosopher from 1st century BC to Auschwitz.
Spring Term: Explore through reading and discussion what Buddhist philosophy can teach us about living.

Writing Circle(Class 52) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Ian Lace
Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00
Alternate weeks commencing 04/10/16
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A group of keen, like minded writers of fiction and other material.
Writing for pleasure(Class 83)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Wendy O'Mahoney
Day: THU 10:30 - 12:00
Alternate weeks commencing 06/10/16
We write for pleasure but take it seriously. Critique and guidance given. Work suggested for between meetings.
Yoga for Fitness, Health & Relaxation(Class 57) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Wendy Marshall
and Euranis Neile

Day: WED 09:25 - 10:55
Ideally you have had some experience even if in the distant past.  Please bring a yoga mat, block, belt and blanket. Loose or stretchy clothing.
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