Saturday Seminars


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A Life in Botanic Gardens

A LIFE IN BOTANIC GARDENS PROFESSOR TIM ENTWISLE 13 MAY 2023 A Life in Botanic Gardens Melburnians are rightly proud of their Royal Botanic Gardens, so it was not surprising that Saturday’s seminar, A Life in Botanic Gardens drew a big audience....

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Myanmar: Democracy in a complicated country

MYANMAR: DEMOCRACY IN A COMPLICATED COUNTRY CHRISTOPHER LAMB 15 APRIL 2023 Myanmar is now a “failed state with an economy in shambles”, said our Saturday seminar speaker Christopher Lamb. According to him Myanmar (Burma) was once the wealthiest country in southeast Asia....

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Is it through politics that we define the soul of a nation?

IS IT THROUGH POLITICS THAT WE DEFINE THE SOUL OF A NATION? PROFESSOR FRANK BONGIORNO 18 MARCH 2023 Frank Bongiorno is an acute observer of the Australian political “soul”. He spoke to his most recent publication, Dreamers and Schemers; a political history...

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Germany after Merkel

GERMANY AFTER MERKEL DR JOSEPH HAJDU     18 FEBRUARY 2023 Germany after Merkel has changed. Dr Joseph Hajdu in a highly informative Saturday seminar spoke about Germany post Angela Merkel. Dr Hajdu described how Angela Merkel served as German Chancellor for...

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Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

BITCOIN, BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY JOEL EMERY 19 NOVEMBER 2022 The Money Revolution: Cryptocurrency, Central Bank Digital Currencies, and the future of finance. The final U3APP seminar for 2022, Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency was a brain teaser. We were in safe hands in...

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Picasso Part 2

THE PICASSO CENTURY 2 DR MICHAEL ADCOCK 22 OCTOBER 2022 In this second lecture on the Melbourne NGV Winter Masterpieces exhibition, The Picasso Century, Dr Michael Adcock offered insights into Picasso’s middle and late works, encompassing the narrative of Picasso’s art and...

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The Uluru Statement and a Voice to Parliament

THE ULURU STATEMENT AND A VOICE TO PARLIAMENT SENATOR PATRICK DODSON 8 OCTOBER 2022 What a privilege it was to welcome Senator Patrick Dodson, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and Implementation of the Uluru Statement, to our screens for U3A Port Phillip’s...

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Are we there yet, the end of climate wars?

ARE WE THERE YET: HAS THE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT ENDED THE CLIMATE WARS? TONY WOOD 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 We were fortunate to have Tony Wood AM, the Grattan Institute’s Director of Energy and Climate Change as our seminar speaker on 17 September....

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