Author: John Parker

Book Club Term 3

During Term 3 we will be reading and discussing the novels of Barbara Kingsolver and Robert Harris.Barbara Kingsolver is a multi award American Novelist, essayist and Poet.Her work often focuses on topics of social justice and environmental biodiversity. Her Genre is Historical Fiction.Her most popular novels are The Poisonwood Bible, The Lacuna, Flight Behaviour and […]

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Annual Literary Lunch 2021

U3A Baw Baw’s 2021 Literary Lunch  8 October 2021 Our Guest Speaker this year will be Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM Professor Peter McPhee is an internationally recognised historian from the University of Melbourne. Peter has published a wide range of books and scholarly works on French history.  He is a regular reviewer of books […]

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Remembering Melbourne Beyond the Golden Mile – Term 3

Term 3 2021 Thursdays at 10.00am REMEMBERING MELBOURNE BEYOND THE GOLDEN MILE This continuation from the Remembering Melbourne Course will explore the traditional ownership, the topography and the history of colonial settlement from the 1840s of the inner suburbs. This course will also present stories of colourful residents and significant buildings as we  follow the […]

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Cryptics Decrypted – Term 3

Tutor; John McKinnon This is an introductory stroll down the twisted path that is cryptic crossword solving – playing with words, thinking laterally, and relishing wit.  We start with the basics and build step-by-step towards more advanced concepts.  The aim is to demystify the dark arts of cruciverbalism but we will pause to savour some […]

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Earthly Delights, Term 2

Earthly Delights (and Frights) Course DescriptionCome with us on an armchair journey using a wealth of pictures and videos of familiar andunfamiliar physical features of the earth. During the course our journey will take us toregions and places which feature a wide diversity of interesting, unusual, spectacular andfrightening landforms and features including volcanoes, rivers, mountains, […]

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Art History & Gallery Tours – Term 3

During Term 3, we will continue to discuss the works of the French Impressionists. We will examine the amazingpaintings of Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, George Seurat and Vincent Van Gough.All in anticipation of visiting the Impressionists Exhibition at the NGV later in Term 3.A very exciting Term ahead.Gallery tours will be arranged later in the […]

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Mystery History – Term 2, 2021

Another term in Zoom! in Term 1 we had witchcraft as our underlying theme and lots of subjects thrown in as well. Term 2 will have a sometimes wacky History of Medicine as the theme and other topics as well. We might visit an Irish island; a shipwreck; Chinese fashion and others ( depending on […]

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Earthly Delights – Term 2, 2021

Come with us on an armchair journey using a wealth of pictures and videos of familiar and unfamiliar physical features of the earth. During the Course we will examine the diversity of landforms including Volcanoes, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, deserts and coastal landforms and provide insights into how they were formed, their distribution, their distinctive processes […]

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