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Discussion Groups

Facilitator needed for Philosophy Discussion Group

A Philosophy facilitator is required to lead a discussion group on this topic. These groups take place in either the facilitators home or a hostess’s home once a month. Help is available to get you up and running. If you would be interested in becoming involved please contact 454 2170 Ngaire Bates.

Groups running this year

GroupWhen it is heldTopic for September
Art HistorySecond Wednesday afternoon
BookThird Thursday afternoonA local history book
Creative WritingFirst Thursday afternoon
Expanding Musical HorizonsFourth Monday morningContinuing how music is formed
GallerySecond Wednesday morningDunedin Public Art Gallery
Local HistoryFourth Thursday morning
Monday Current AffairsThird Monday afternoonTrade Unions
MuseumMonday afternoon
PoetryCourse fully booked
TED-TalkFirst Friday afternoonTopic to be chosen by the host member
Tuesday Current AffairsThird Tuesday morningNew Zealand General Elections
     : currently full       : Not active at present

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Background to our Discussion Groups

It was at the request of some members of U3A Dunedin that the Board consider setting up courses where interaction between participants was encouraged. This was one of the original aims of the U3A group and had been lost with the need to provide courses for larger audiences to cope with the increasing membership. The Board, therefore, initiated the Small Group courses which started in 2015 under the guiding hand of Judith Cowley. Initially we offered four courses and we have swelled that number since. The name was changed to Discussion Groups in 2017. These are run autonomously and independently of our main courses — with each group setting its own agenda, numbers, venues and financial commitment. Membership of these groups is limited to members of U3A Dunedin Inc. We are grateful to Ngaire Bates for continuing this part of our work.