Kiama U3A


TALKS – Term 3 – 2018

MONDAY TALKS PROGRAM:  TERM 3:  2018

 

30th July, 2018 – THE ICONIC COUNTRY WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA – or CWA as it is know — Cheryl Pearce

Be surprised by it’s history in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands with focus on the Kiama area and where CWA is today, throughout Australia and the world, planning for it’s 100th birthday in 2022.  Men were involved in it’s beginnings and continue to support today, some with gnashing teeth when spouses disappear on business! Boys, youth and men cook for competitions and participate in special competitions in the decorative arts.

 

6th August, 2018 – REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRAIDING: SCAM AWARENESS —

Have you had a phone call or SMS out of the blue?  Phishy email or “Lucky Letter”?  Unknown knock at the door?  Strange behaviour from an online friend or admirer?  Learn how to become Scam Aware and protect your money and identity.

 

13th August, 2018 – LIFE ON THE CREATIVE EDGE — David Roach

Using clips from his award winning features and documentaries, Screenwriter and Director David Roach shares stories from a life making movies.

 

20th August,2018 – AGM

 

27th August, 2018 –  DARK TOURISM: INVESTIGATING THE INVESTIGATORS  – Senior Professor Susan Turnbull

Ever since tourists flocked to Baker Street in London in the 1890’s in search of Sherlock Holmes crime fiction has inspired a certain kind of ‘dark tourism’.  What is it that inspires the traveller to go investigate the fictional settings inhabited by their fictional heros?  We will travel to Aarhus in Denmark and to Reykjavik in Iceland in search of some answers.

 

 

3rd September, 2018 – EXCURSION

ABC Studios (Ultimo) – Come and see how your public broadcaster operates with a two hour guided tour of the premises in Harris Street.  There is a possibility of being part of audience to a recorded panel show … but not guaranteed.  Depart by 8.56am train from Kiama- Arrive 11.02am at Central then walking to the rear entrance of the studios.  Cost: Opal Card fare, Lunch may be bought in the ABC Canteen.

 

 10th September, 2018 – MY HEALTH RECORD – an information session — Ashley Puljic

                   

 

 17th September, 2018 – THE PAIN REVOLUTION – CHANGING THE WAY WE VIEW AND TREAT PAIN — Nicola Marshall

The Pain Revolution in a movement charged with changing how people understand pain in rural and regional communities in Australia.  It is sponsoring local clinicians to become real pain educators for this purpose.  The aim of the talk is to raise awareness of pain neurobiology and application of pain education to a biopsychosocial pain model of care.  Chronic pain is a huge burden that we can do something about, we know enough not about recovery and we can do something about it if we flip the way we think about and understand pain, with a whole community approach.

 

 

* Members of Kiama U3A