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Discussion Groups

Groups running this year

GroupWhen it is heldTopic for March
ArtTo be advised
BookFirst Friday afternoonAny book that you have been reading
Diners having lunch at Portobella Hotel on Saturday the 21st.
Expanding Musical HorizonsSecond Monday morningTo be advised
FilmCourse fully bookedTo be advised
GallerySecond Wednesday morningTo be advised
German LanguageTo be advised
Local HistoryFourth Wednesday morningTo be advised
MahjongGroup full but the group still learning how to play mostly.
Monday Current AffairsThird Monday afternoonTo be aadvised
New Book GroupTo be advised
Tuesday Current AffairsThird Tuesday morningAnything in the news
WalkersTo be discussed by the group on their weekly walks
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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.