Bournemouth U3A Programme

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A Look at Science

Group ID: (Class 74)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

Algilez Artificial Language

Group ID: (Class 4) Beginners
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.  Charminster area

An Introduction to Geology

Group ID: (Class 22)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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

Art

Group ID: (Class 109) Intermediate
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
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.  Tuition given

Art Appreciation

Group ID: (Class 30)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Both groups will operate independently.

Art Club

Group ID: (Class 1)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Susan Ross
Day: MON 09:15 - 12:00
No Tuition
All grades and media welcome.

Art for Enjoyment

Group ID: (Class 97)
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
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.  Help given in any media.

Art in Outside Locations

Group ID: (Class 76)
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 for Beginners & Improvers

Group ID: (Class 111)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: David Preston
Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30
Easy to learn & fun to play backgammon is an ancient game using counters & dice.   Tuition given. Friendly group, all abilities.

Ballroom & Latin for beginners

Group ID: (Class 121) Beginners
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Margo Fitzsimons
Day: MON 12:45 - 14:00

BBC Sound Archives

Group ID: (Class 45)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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

Bournemouth Past & Present

Group ID: (Class 13)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Bridge for Improvers

Group ID: (Class 2) 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

Group ID: (Class 93) Intermediate
Venue: Bournemouth Reform Synagogue (Hall)
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.
  Not for beginners. Guidance given..

Canasta

Group ID: (Class 106)
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Wendy Francis
Day: FRI 13:30 - 15:30
leader
Arrive by 1:30 to start promptly at 1:45.  Beginners taught.

Chess - Improvers

Group ID: (Class 102) Intermediate
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Christopher Thomas
Day: FRI 12:00 - 13:30
You know chess but want to progress. Learn tactics & strategy. Apply these to play.

Circuit Based Exercise

Group ID: (Class 72)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Work at your own pace!!

CLC Latin 'Caecillius

Group ID: (Class 86) Beginners
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.  Please purchase the CLC Book 1 (Caecillius) 4th ed.

Club Class Bridge

Group ID: (Class 71) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Gwen Lewis
Day: THU 10:00 - 12:00
Not for beginners.
Club players only please, no beginners. Guidance given.

Coarse Angling

Group ID: (Class 993)
Venue: No Specific Venue
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.  If interested please contact Chris Williams on 01202 577041 or email chris@taasinge.co.uk for further details.

Companion Pieces

Group ID: (Class 16)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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'

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

Group ID: (Class 75) 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 Meditation

Group ID: (Class 117)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Sue Arora
Day: THU 09:30 - 10:35

Creative Writing (All sorts) & Chat

Group ID: (Class 68)
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!!

Cross Stitch & Needlework

Group ID: (Class 39)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Marjorie Beenham
Day: TUE 12:45 - 14:10
For beginners & all abilities  Don't forget your glasses if you need them!!
Bring your own projects

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners

Group ID: (Class 115)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Bring 50p for worksheets we will use.
NOT included as one of your 4 class selection but MUST register with the office.

Dancing plus Workshop time

Group ID: (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!
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

Deutsch Pur

Group ID: (Class 12) 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

Group ID: (Class 79)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.   All participate.

Drawing / Pastels / Painting

Group ID: (Class 42)
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

Group ID: (Class 101)
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 20th Century Poetry

Group ID: (Class 99)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.

Everyday Economics

Group ID: (Class 94)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Autumn & Spring Terms only

Experienced Sequence Dancers

Group ID: (Class 66) Intermediate
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.
Enjoy fun & variety. Instruction is only for newly introduced dances.  Pat & Colin dance together, dancers without partners dance with each other.

EXTEND - Exercise to Music - 12 Noon Session

Group ID: (Class 81)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

EXTEND - Exercise to Music - 2 pm session

Group ID: (Class 88)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Soft shoes recommended.

Extra Gentle Yoga (IYH)

Group ID: (Class 61)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
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.   Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat and warm blanket.

Family History Group

Group ID: (Class 7)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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.  Meet first Monday of each month.

Folk Dancing

Group ID: (Class 8)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Paul Miles
and Ray May

Day: MON 11:00 - 12:30
NO stiletto heels.
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.

Forum for Questions on World Religions

Group ID: (Class 82)
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

Group ID: (Class 40) 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 Beginners / False Beginners

Group ID: (Class 64) Beginners
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  You will need to buy "Talk French 1 book/ CD pack (£10.98 on internet)

French for Improvers

Group ID: (Class 92) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: THU 14:00 - 15:30
Note new time and address of venue
Have fun learning and practising French.

French Workshop for Advanced Students

Group ID: (Class 58) 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

Group ID: (Class 26) Intermediate
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Ron Davies
Day: TUE 09:30 - 11:00

Gentle Classical Yoga

Group ID: (Class 77)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
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.   For both men and women.

German Continuation

Group ID: (Class 9) Intermediate
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

Gospel Singing Group - The Gospel Goldies

Group ID: (Class 3)
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.  All welcome

Great Philosophers & their Ideas

Group ID: (Class 73)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

Grupo de Conversación en español

Group ID: (Class 59) Advanced
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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.

Haiku

Group ID: (Class 118)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: WED 11:30 - 13:00
  Penn Hill Area

Hiking / Rambling Group

Group ID: (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 1st or 2nd Wednesday of each month and quite often we finish with lunch/snack in a country pub or similar. We meet at walk start point & details are 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.

How Philosophy and Science Affect our Societies

Group ID: (Class 36)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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  Alternate weeks commencing 26/09/17

International Folk Dancing

Group ID: (Class 29)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leader: Janet Mason
Day: TUE 10:15 - 12:15
10:15 - 11:15 Beginners/improvers.
11:15 - 12:15 Advanced
  No partner needed
Soft Shoes essential.

iPhone & iPad

Group ID: (Class 991)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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).  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

Group ID: (Class 34) Beginners
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
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.

Italian for Improvers

Group ID: (Class 47)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: TUE 14:00 - 15:30
Have fun learning and practicing Italian.  Note new time and address of venue

Italian Level 2 (Continuation Group)

Group ID: (Class 25) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Kalooki - A Card Game

Group ID: (Class 51)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Sue Farmer
Day: TUE 14:30 - 16:00
Beginners welcome. Tuition given.

Kalooki - A Card Game

Group ID: (Class 112)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Sue Farmer
Day: FRI 14:30 - 16:00
  Beginners welcome - tuition given.

Kalooki - A Card Game

Group ID: (Class 20)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Sue Farmer
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Beginners welcome - tuition given.

Knitting & Crochet

Group ID: (Class 108)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Myra Searle
Day: FRI 14:00 - 15:30
For all stages of ability.  Beginners welcome.

Latin 6, Continuation from Year 5

Group ID: (Class 24) Intermediate
Venue: Beaufort Centre (Room)
Leader: Eddie Bathgate
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
Continuation group. Using Cambridge Latin Course book 4.   New members who come up to standard welcome.

Life in Victorian Britain

Group ID: (Class 14)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Line Dancing - Improvers

Group ID: (Class 60) 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

Group ID: (Class 38) 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

Group ID: (Class 100)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.

Mah-Jong - Improvers & Experienced

Group ID: (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

Group ID: (Class 6) Beginners
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.

Make Believe

Group ID: (Class 116)
Venue: New Church Tuckton (Small Hall)
Leader: Jonathan Rogers
Day: TUE 11:00 - 13:00
Alternate Weeks commencing first week of each term
Make Believe is a brand new course designed to tell the story of stage and screen musicals from their very beginning to the present day with screenings throughout the year of over 120 excerpts from the world’s greatest productions.

Music from Bohemia

Group ID: (Class 110)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

Music: Choose, Listen, Look & Discuss

Group ID: (Class 52)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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

New Enjoying Opera

Group ID: (Class 31)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

News & Current Affairs

Group ID: (Class 69)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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?

Olde Tyme Songsters

Group ID: (Class 87)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
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.

Opera DVDs - Watch & Learn

Group ID: (Class 67)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Frances Cole
Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00
Sit back and enjoy great performances of old favourites & some lesser known operas.  Guidance given.

Petanque for Beginners and Improvers

Group 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.  Contact leader 01202 425063 for further details
Equipment provided. £1 per session, waived if a member of the club.
Fee of 50p per session levied.

Philosophy - Personality & Human Behaviour

Group ID: (Class 55)
Venue: Victoria Park Methodist Church (Room)
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.

Philosophy - Your Journey

Group ID: (Class 28)
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 of Metaphysics is the substance

Group ID: (Class 80)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: THU 11:30 - 13:00
Note new time and address of venue.
Each metaphysics class is based on the discussion of a topic from a list of ideas on the Philosophy of Metaphysics. There is a wide variety of topics to cover. If you would like to explore these, here is a broad definition of Metaphysics below:
"The branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space."
Do join us if these topics interest you; it is a philosophy about which most human beings will have a view, or might like some information.

Photography Group

Group ID: (Class 62)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.  All levels welcome.
Members judge best photographs.

Poetry for Pleasure

Group ID: (Class 85)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Elizabeth Fry Room)
Leader: David Bollen
Day: THU 12:45 - 14:10
Members select and read their favourite poems, based on themes chosen beforehand.   The theme for week 1 will be "The Seasons".

Popular Music of the 20th Century

Group ID: (Class 90)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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".

Post Script

Group ID: (Class 95)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
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.  Commitment to regular attendance important.

Prime Time (50+) Health - A Whole Health Approach

Group ID: (Class 83)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Proficient German Conversation and Translation

Group ID: (Class 70) 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.

Psychology & Society

Group ID: (Class 103)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.

Psychology and Us

Group ID: (Class 104)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.

Reading and Discussion Group

Group ID: (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 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.

Reading Group

Group ID: (Class 49)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Reading Modern Poetry

Group ID: (Class 21)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Recorder Ensemble (Intermediate)

Group ID: (Class 27) Intermediate
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

Recorders for beginners

Group ID: (Class 37) Beginners
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.   Contact office for phone number or email address

Rummikub

Group ID: (Class 96)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
Leader: Doreen Thompson
Day: THU 14:30 - 16:00
A game of skill & strategy.   All levels, tuition available.

Samba & Bolivia

Group ID: (Class 35)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
Leader: Sarah Colegrave
Day: TUE 11:10 - 12:40
These are partner games, but you must be prepared to mix & play with different partners.  Guidance given but a knowledge of Canasta an advantage.

Scrabble

Group ID: (Class 19)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (John Woolman Room)
Leader: Doreen Thompson
Day: MON 14:30 - 16:00
All levels - Tuition available.

Shakespeare's Plays

Group ID: (Class 57)
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.

Short Tennis

Group ID: (Class 78)
Venue: YMCA (Sports Hall)
Leader: John Moore
Day: THU 11:00 - 13:00
All Welcome. No experience required, tuition given. Sports shoes needed. All equipment provided.  Cost £2.00 per session

Singing for Pleasure

Group ID: (Class 23)
Venue: All Saints Church (Upper Hall)
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.

Singing Group

Group ID: (Class 46)
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.

Social Badminton

Group ID: (Class 41)
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 Cycling

Group ID: (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.  Meet kings Park at top of Gloucester Road. As the rides are weather sensitive please check with Leader before leaving home.

Social Dance

Group ID: (Class 44)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
Leaders: Valerie Powell
and Peter Dunbar

Day: TUE 13:45 - 15:45
Mostly sequence - some ballroom plus 2 line dances.  Guidance given - all levels. Suitable shoes - no stiletto heels.

Songwriting Group 'A Lilt of Songwriters'

Group ID: (Class 32)
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 & Culture for Beginners

Group ID: (Class 105) Beginners
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.   Homework will be given each week & you will need to buy the book "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish" by Margarita Madrigal.

Spanish - Absolute Beginners

Group ID: (Class 113) Beginners
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.  This group runs THROUGHOUT THE YEAR except Easter week, August & 2 weeks at Christmas

Spanish - Intermediate

Group ID: (Class 114) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
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.  This group runs THROUGHOUT THE YEAR except Easter week, August and 2 weeks at Christmas.

Spanish for Improvers

Group ID: (Class 65) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: Annabelle Russell
Day: WED 14:30 - 16:00
Note new time and address of venue.
Have fun learning and practising Spanish.

Spanish for Improvers

Group ID: (Class 120) Intermediate
Venue: Home of Group Leader
Leader: David Kilburn
Day: MON 10:30 - 12:00
  Address advised on registration

Stretching Exercise

Group ID: (Class 33)
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

Group ID: (Class 84)
Venue: Friends Meeting House (George Fox Hall)
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.   Loose clothing and trainers.
For Beginners and improvers.

T'ai Chi & Qigong

Group ID: (Class 107)
Venue: New Church Tuckton (Small Hall)
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.   Loose clothing and trainers.
Teaching for beginners and improvers.

T'ai Chi - Qigong

Group ID: (Class 48)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Suitable for beginners
Soft shoe recommended

Table Tennis

Group ID: (Class 43) Intermediate
Venue: St James Institute (Rear Hall)
Leader: Jennie Pudney
Day: TUE 13:15 - 14:45
leader
Friendly group for Improvers. No tuition given.

Table Tennis

Group ID: (Class 53) 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 Balfour Declaration

Group ID: (Class 119)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
Leader: Ivor Weintroub
Day: WED 11:00 - 12:30

The Complete Art Course

Group ID: (Class 91)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Tuition given

The Early 20th Century - Sunset on a Golden Era

Group ID: (Class 98)
Venue: Westbourne Library (Meeting Room)
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.

The First Millennium AD

Group ID: (Class 89)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.

The Occasional Walkers

Group ID: (Class 994)
Venue: No Specific Venue
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.   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.

The Orchestra: Origins, Development & Repertoire

Group ID: (Class 15)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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.  Illustrated with CDs

Uni-Sing

Group ID: (Class 5)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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  Commencing 18/09/17

Watercolour & Acrylics

Group ID: (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

Group ID: (Class 56)
Venue: Moordown Community Centre (Hall)
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!

Writing Circle

Group ID: (Class 50) Intermediate
Venue: Friends Meeting House (Margaret Fell Room)
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.

Yoga for Fitness, Health & Relaxation

Group ID: (Class 54) 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. Improvers / experienced only  Please bring a yoga mat, block, belt and blanket. Loose or stretchy clothing.
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