Communicating Confidently

 
 
Improve your self-esteem and self-confidence by learning to be at ease sharing your thoughts with any audience. Learning in a very encouraging, supportiveand fun environment you will discover you can be an interesting speaker and be proud of yourself.

Cross Cultural awareness

 
 
Cultural Awareness involves looking at cultures that are different to yours. We will share the similarities and note the differences. Gain an insight into some of the many and varied cultures of indigenous Australians. Those who wish to share some aspects of their ownculture would be warmly invited to do so. We will take a journey down history from Aboriginal Australia to thepresent day.

Enjoying Mathematics - Beginners

You will experience basic maths ideas, everyday uses, some history of maths, some puzzles and problem solving. A calculator would be handy. Plenty of handouts will be available for practice. Small costs involved, ask Tutor.

Enjoying Mathematics - Intermediate

Rediscover the joys of Mathematics. With an emphasis on problem solving and real life application, those mathematical skills and concepts that may have been forgotten, but not lost, are reviewed. Some new mathematical ventures and associated principals not previously
encountered are also featured. Revision will always be apart of this course.

Greek Odyssey

This course will focus in 2018 on the Illiad of Homer and examine the classical age of Greece. It will cover myths and legends, theatre and masked performance, societyand democracy. No previous knowledge of ancient Greece is necessary.

Insight into Molecular Biology - Term 1

Early developments in rocketry. The ‘Space Race’ between USA and Russia. Various explorations of the Moon by USA Astronauts (1969-72). Probes to Mars and other planets. Basic astronomy of our solar system. Theories of the origin of the universe.
We will explore structure and function of DNA; Genetic and Congenital diseases and disorders. DNA Mutations and Cancer. How is DNA modified? What is a Gene? andStructure of Proteins and Enzymes. This is a thoughtful and challenging subject and it would be helpful to have
some understanding of the concepts mentioned.

Introduction to Language - Term 1

We use language from (almost) the time we are born. How does it work? How is it different from non-human languages? How do we use language to negotiate our way through social interactions? Has power, gender and culture got anything to do with language? We will explore these many facets of this remarkable tool we humans have.

Metaphysical Concepts

This is a self-motivated discussion group and members are encouraged to offer topics to explore ancient beliefs and philosophies with an open mind. Some subjects may challenge your viewpoint while you have the opportunity to examine a wide spectrum of data from a different perspective.

Shakespeare - then and now

In 2018 we will be reading and discussing Shakespeare and his writing using the texts “Richard” and “Henry IV”. We will look at the plays in their contexts as well as considering their present day relevance. Whether you are familiar with the plays or you know nothing about them you will be welcome.

Space Exploration and Basic Astronomy

Early developments in rocketry. The ‘Space Race’ between USA and Russia. Various explorations of the Moon by USA Astronauts (1969-72). Probes to Mars and other planets. Basic astronomy of our solar system. Theories of the origin of the universe.

Topics in Geology

First class (each term) ‘Wild rocks - Pet rocks’. Then, continuing the series on THE PLANETS which will include aspects of the universe both ultra-gigantic and infrapuny.
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