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David Bourne

David’s fascination with various chemical compounds, with the potential to become explosive, set him off on a significant, and fascinating career in biochemistry. David Bourne is a U3APP Tutor, currently for the online course ‘Why Insects Matter.” He is a PHD graduate...

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Dr John Craven

Dr John Craven became an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2023. Details of his academic and professional background and portfolios can be read in the U3APP Newsletter – 29 January 2023.   John...

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Jane Denniston

Jane has been a member of U3APP for about eight years, (prior to this she was a member of Brighton U3A) she is a tutor and organiser of the Pétanque classes. Jane grew up in Elwood. Her mother was a War Widow....

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Kevin English

Kevin, I often see you attending to various types of electronic related needs at the MKC. I would like to know more about your involvement with U3APP, and more specifically about your expertise. “Originally, Karen and I joined U3APP about 12 years...

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Michele Green

Michele coordinates the U3APP class ‘A Community of Writers’. Joining the U3A City as a first-timer, she attended a Writers’ group where she met up with Peter Chung. After three years they made the decision to “jump ship” from the City to...

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Irene Johnsen

“This is what it is all about, we all help each other.” Irene joined U3APP just four years ago and is now running the group” Natter Knit and Sew”. Members may have wandered down the corridor and sighted colourful quilts in Room...

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Elizabeth Ng

“The beauty of yoga is knowing that it is there to suit you, to work for you. You modify yoga to suit the student, not to suit the yoga.” Elizabeth Ng is the tutor of the YOGA F2F class. I am interested...

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Michael Perkal

Michael Perkal joined U3APP in 2013, having recently retired from his work as a Forensic Science Chemist with Victoria Police. At that time, he was doing Tai Chi at St Kilda Park, where he met Teresa Martin-Lim. She was teaching Mandarin at...

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Julie Smith

Julie Smith tutors four Yoga courses at U3APP each week. All are on ZOOM. Most fill within minutes of being advertised. Only the one course has some vacancies. Julie talks about her passion for Yoga and the active life she has led....

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