U3A Golden Bay Mohua

Study Groups

Interest Group Meetings

Interest Group meetings are held in members’ homes and may be once a month or by other arrangement as decided by the group. Usually a resource person leads the group and together the group agrees on issues to be covered for each meeting. Members are encouraged to read on the topics under discussion and visiting speakers may be invited to contribute. The group is responsible for any expenses they incur in the work of the group. Contact the convenor if you are interested in a study group. Some groups are currently full, but the convenor can add you to a waiting list, or help you to set up a second group on the topic.

Information about each group is included in the latest newsletter. March-2024

More information for group convenors is on the Resources page.

Active Interest Groups and Convenors

SubjectConvenorVacancies?Location and Time
The Classics: Greek Comedies - reading and watching playsMarian Vlaar. 525 8167 marian.vlaar@gmail.com Yes (2)Pohara
second Tuesday monthly morning 10am
FilmsLewis Martin. 525 9125 / 21775359 lews22@yahoo.co.uk YesEast Takaka/Milnthorpe 2nd Monday monthly evening 7or 7.30
Democracy: Reflecting on where we are atJan Morgan. 5259273 dejrmorgan@farmside.co.nz Yes, 1 or 2Various member's homes 4th Friday monthly morning 10am
Art history: 20th Century FavouritesDiane Dacre 525 9422 / 21155678 dianedacre@yahoo.co.nz YesMilnthorpe
3rd Tuesday monthly afternoon 1.30pm
Art history - a varied programme selected by participantsMarian Vlaar 5258167 marian.vlaar@gmail.comYes (2)Various member's homes
3rd Tuesday monthly afternoon 10am
Book Discussion Group 1Jan Morgan. 525 9273 dejrmorgan@farmside.co.nzNoneVarious member's homes
1st Tuesday monthly morning 10am
Book Discussion Group 2Peter Riley. peterrobinriley@gmail.com YesVarious members' homes
2nd Friday monthly morning 10am
Saints and Sinners: Notable figures - this year politiciansPat Ballard and Robin Riley. 524 8220 kdpballard@xtra.co.nzNoneVarious member's homes
2nd Tuesday monthly morning 10am
Astronomy - videos, discussion and sky watching. Wide ranging.Helen Bracefield and Warwick Briggs helenandwarwick@xtra.co.nz YesVarious member's homes
4th Tuesday monthly afternoon 3pm, stargaze nights 7pm
Early NZ History: Colonial period up to 1900Marian Vlaar. 525 8167 marian.vlaar@gmail.com In recess but open to further ideas
What Does the Science Say?Mike Delceg 525 9530m.delceg@xtra.co.nz YesRangihaeata
3rd Monday monthly morning 10am
Poetry AppreciationLewis Martin lews22@yahoo.co.uk NoVarious member's homes
2nd Thursday monthly morning 10am
Architecture People and CitiesDiane Dacre 525 9422 / 21155678 dianedacre@yahoo.co.nz NoOnekaka
4th Thursday monthly
morning 10am

Monthly Schedule

Week of MonthMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
First10 am Book group 1
Second7.30 pm Film group10 am Saints and Sinners
10 am The Classics
1.30pm Early NZ History
10 am: Poetry Appreciation10am Book group 2
Third10 am: What Does the Science Say?1.30 pm Art history (2 groups)
7 pm Astronomy
Fourth3pm/7pm Astronomy discussion / stargazing
10.00 am Architecture, People and Cities10am Democracy

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