The Winter School will mostly be held at U3A premises on 5th floor, 232 Adelaide St from Monday 3rd July to Saturday 8th July 2017, but some sessions are at 97 Creek St. and other venues.
The Keynote Address will be held in the Main Auditorium, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane (Cultural Centre Precinct). See Map
Some events are held at external venues, e.g. State Library (SLQ), Qld Art Gallery (QAG), The Dixon Centre West End (TDC).
This year's program is shown below. If you are a U3A Brisbane member or past member, you may reserve your place for one or more sessions by clicking on the Make a Booking button below or at bottom of page.
Non-members are welcome to attend and may book by contacting the U3A Brisbane office by phone to 3236 3055.
All sessions cost $5 except where otherwise shown. This is payable at the time of the session.
(You can also change your current bookings with the Make a Booking button).
The program shown below contains an abbreviated description of each session. See the Full program (PDF) for a more complete description.
Monday 3rd July
The secret places that define France. The Caucasus
9:00am-10:30am Presenter: Rouna Daley, Odyssey Travel (Adelaide St) The Caucasus stand at the crossroads between Turkey and Russia; a destination with an exciting blend of European and Asian cultures with stunning landscapes.
The Importance of using Exercise as Medicine to grow old gracefully
9:00am-10:30am Presenter: Alan Mills (Adelaide St) A session on frequency, intensity, type and time, barriers and motivators and most importantly getting started and how to do it safely.
Battle for Fraser Island - Saving Fraser Island from Sand Mining
9:00am-10:30am Presenter: John Sinclair (Adelaide St) A David and Goliath struggle that saved one of Qld’s iconic treasures. Meet the man who fought and won and is still fighting to conserve our heritage.
Robots and the Environment
11:00am-12:30pm Presenter: Dr Matthew Dunbabin (Adelaide St) Existing and emerging robot technologies for monitoring the environment and transforming the way we observe the wider world. Environmental Robotics are leading the way.
Beersheba and the Australian Light Horse
11:00am-12:30pm Presenter: Coral Johnson (Adelaide St) The last Light Horse Charge at the Battle of Beersheeba in 1917; part of the British offensive collectively known as the third Battle of Gaza.
Charlemagne Life and Legend
11:00am-12:30pm Presenter: Dr Kay Smith (Adelaide St) Charles the Great, King of the Franks and the legend that developed around certain aspects of his life and character in the centuries after his death; sourced from bios and heroic songs.
State Library Tour
11:00am-12:00pm (State Library) More than just a library; research, history, restoration of priceless artifacts and meeting rooms, film screening and lectures. Learn how to use this great facility. Free of charge. See Map.
Qld Art Gallery Guided Tour - European and Asian Art
11:00am-12:00pm Presenter: Barbara Lloyd (Qld Art Gallery) A journey into European and Asian Art that will surprise you and open your eyes to facets of this art that you may never have contemplated.