Kiama U3A

Talks – Term 3 – 2019


29th July, 2019 – THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE — Dr D. Angove

Dennys is an atmospheric scientist and retired from the CSIRO in 2014.  The aim of his presentation will be to clarify misconceptions about the science of climate change.  Topics will include an overview of the structure of the atmosphere.  The Greenhouse Effect, global warming and fossil fuel combustion.

5th August, 2019 –  GLASS WORKING IN NEPAL — Lionel Teer

Lionel is a retired senior glass lecturer who remains committed to introducing a new skill to Nepalese artisans, with the desire to create new skills and products to local producers.  His talk will cover the qualities of glass, an understanding of studio glass processes, and glass practices in Nepal – past, present and future.

12th August, 2019 – LIFE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS — Professor Antoine van Oijen

Antoine is a Professor at the University of Wollongong and the Director of the University’s new $80 million-dollar Molecular Horizons life sciences institute.  Did you ever wonder what the building blocks of life look like? How they move around in your cells, making sure that the processes that keep you up and running all work at the molecular level?  For the first time, we are now able to build microscopes so powerful that we can see with our own eyes what the interior of our cells looks like.  Antoine will tell you more about this colourful field of research and how it will change medicine and health care as we know it.

19th August, 2019  – AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearers.  Also a Proposed special motion to Amend the Constitution to put to members.  2.00p.m. at NKNC

26th August, 2019 – MAN AND TIME — Maurice Barton

Maurice is a retired physicist who worked on the construction of the NIMROD particle accelerator at Harwell.  He will look at how time is measured and how we perceive it.  The history of clocks follows the progress of civilisation from sundials to atomic clocks.  He will give an account of experiments which have taken place since the 1970s, including ‘the most beautiful experiment’ ever carried out.


Rail from Kiama to Central 7.56a.m. – Light Rail to Pyrmont Bay – Walk to Maritime Museum arriving approximately 10.30a.m. – Behind the scenes tour 10.45 to 11.45am.  Guided tour on board HMAS Vampire 11.45 – 12.15pm – Lunch – Free to Roam. – Returning home.

9th September, 2019 – MY WORK IN RUSSIA — Errol Chopping

Errol is currently retired but worked for many years in the university sector.  He worked in Russia each year over the last 10 years doing marketing, then PhD supervision and now does other diplomatic, university and business work there.  He has travelled on the Trans-Siberian railway and writes for the Russian press on his travel experiences.  The talk will cover some of these activities.

16th September, 2019 – 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Venue:  AT CHURCH POINT CENTRE – KIAMA ANGLICAN CHURCH – 2 Terralong Street Kiama.  To attend a sumptuous Afternoon Tea, with Lucky Door Prizes. Prizes for best hats/fascinators and a giant Birthday Cake!  Cost: $5 :  Booking is essential for catering purposes.
Book and pay on Term 3 Enrolment Days 22nd and 23rd July 2019 and at Monday Talks thereafter.

*denotes Kiama U3A Members