Forests and Wood – A Diminishing or Renewable Resource

For thousands of years we as humans have cut and destroyed or degraded forests in the pursuit of wood for shelter and fuel or forest land for agriculture and grazing.  The resultant loss of forest has had adverse consequences for environments and economies, and even civilisations.  With rising populations and expansion following the industrial revolutions […]

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The Shakespeare Authorship Conundrum

THE SHAKESPEARE AUTHORSHIP CONUNDRUM The Shakespeare Authorship Question started in 1857 with Delia Bacon though the academic community chose not to respond to the challenge in a serious way until 2010. For a century and more, the professors simply dismissed the idea out of hand and insulted its advocates as amateurs and cranks. Today, Paul […]

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Learn more about Dementia

  Remember the “Lets Talk about Dementia” Seminar we ran in conjunction with COTA last year? – Here’s an opportunity to learn more! Free Online Dementia Courses The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at The University of Tasmania currently runs two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – the Understanding Dementia MOOC and the Preventing […]

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A Feast of Cinematography Iceland/Scotland

“ICELAND: STRANGE ATTRACTOR” Genre: Non-verbal, non-narrative, observational travel documentary Running time: 58 minutes Tagline: Discover the stark beauty of Iceland’s diverse wilderness areas and see how the actions of lava, water and ice have shaped the landscape Synopsis: Travel for a month as we explore breathtaking wilderness areas throughout Iceland.  Walk between the North American […]

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Kathleen Slinn, Yogalates tutor

Without our wonderful volunteers U3A Noosa wouldn’t be the hive of activity we all know and love. Almost everyone volunteers their time and talents including the President, management committee, receptionists and tutors. Each month we introduce you to these hard-working people who contribute so selflessly to the smooth running of U3A Noosa.   This month […]

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Bach To Mozart: The Baroque

Title: Bach to Mozart: The Baroque Lecturer: Ken Lynn This lecture covers the composers of the Baroque period in musical history with emphasis on Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and their associates Telemann, Vivaldi and Scarlatti. We listen to some of their music, examine the development of their compositions and keyboard instruments as we move through […]

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