Saturday Seminars


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fascinating topics,
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Aging Well and Living Strong

Alister MacInnis, from BioMechanics, joined us to talk about what WE can do to age well. The answer: LIVE Strong. And it wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be. The discussion centered around what WE can personally do, at home,...

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The Degrowth Movement

Here is the VIDEO of the Saturday Seminar. Terry Leahy’s talk begins by explaining the nature of degrowth as a theory. He argues that current growth rates of 3% a year are not sustainable, because it will exhaust the resources of our...

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South Melbourne Market, more than a Market

More Than a Market On Saturday 20 April, U3A Port Phillip welcomed Sophie McCarthy, Executive Director of South Melbourne Market as this month’s guest speaker. Titled “More Than a Market”, Sophie took her U3APP audience through a fascinating presentation which commenced with...

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A Famous Sri Lankan Garden

See the VIDEO of the seminar if you missed it. Lynsey Poore  is a volunteer guide at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, where she enjoys showing visitors our heritage. She has travelled to many exciting places throughout the world taking a special...

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Victoria’s Transition to Electric Vehicles

Victoria’s Transition to Electric Vehicles 17 February 2024 The February 2024 Saturday Seminar, entitled Victoria’s Transition to Electric Vehicles, was a fascinating presentation by Kevin English, a long-term U3APP member and EV enthusiast and owner of a Tesla Model Y. Kevin was...

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Diseases, Medicines in Shakespeare’s plays

I returned home yesterday from rehab after a left hip replacement, perhaps one of the few medical conditions that cannot be identified in Shakespeare’s plays. What a treat to tune into today’s seminar. Associate Professor Louis Roller’s encyclopedia knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays...

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Artificial Intelligence: Hype & Reality

Artificial Intelligence: Hype & Reality Dr Maurita Harney 19 August 2023 Artificial Intelligence: Hype & Reality What is it about recent advances in AI that generates so much excitement as well as fear? How concerned should we be? Can AI develop human...

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On-line: after bookings have opened

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The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

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If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

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