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Summer Learning at Otago - Continuing Education
Through a poet's eyes: Dunedin, City of Literature
Sue Wootton 21 -25 January
Three days of inspirational fieldwork are followed by two days poetry workshop. This course will nurture your muse and exercise your writing muscles, combining workshop sessions with inspirational fieldwork tracing Dunedin poets through the city and environs.
Course fee: $300
Dear Essayist, I Like Your Style
Dr Lynn Jenner 21 -25 January
This intensive reading and writing opportunity can jumpstart or extend your essay writing with practical support. Essays can be personal, theoretical, political, satirical or light-hearted, and about something you know a lot about or want to understand. You will make links between aesthetics and technique, and experiment in a workshop setting.
Course fee: $280
Wordsmith: Radio Writing
Caroline Lark 28 January –1 February
Create or adapt a play, monologue, poem, short fiction or memoir for radio or other audio forms. The sessions provide examples and exercises as learning tools plus time to workshop ideas, helping you bring plot to life, convey context, build tension, and more. Otago Access Radio will consider completed drafts for production and broadcast.
Course fee: $280
Parkinson Diagnostic Tool - Research Volunteers Needed
2018 McKinlay Oration available on line
Professor Ken Brown's address from 28th November 2018
Exhibition at Special Collections - de Beer Gallery from 14th December
Seven Myths of Memory - Seminar - All Welcome
Moot Court - Friday 25th January 2019
Otago Future Fuels workshop
7th and 8th February 2019
Registration has opened for the workshop which Prof Sally Brooker (Chemistry) is organising.
Christmas Cracker Jokes (found in a free Tauranga newspaper)
Who is a Christmas Tree’s favourite singer?
How is the alphabet different on Christmas Dad than any other day?
On Christmas Day it has Noel
How did the ornament get addicted to Christmas?
He was hooked on trees his whole life
What do you call and elf that sings?
What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa?
A rebel without a Claus
Why was Santa’s little helper feeling depressed?
Because he had low elf-esteem
What do the elves call Santa when he goes to the beach?
Where does Santa stay when he is on holiday?
At a ho-ho-ho-tel
Who says oh, oh, oh?
Santa walking backwards
Which of Santa’s reindeer has to mind his manners?
Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?
What do angry mice send at Christmas?
Cross mouse cards
What type of car do elves drive?
Why is everyone so thirsty at the north pole?
No well, no well
What is every parent’s favourite Christmas Carol
What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
Why did no-one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on TradeMe?
They were two deer
What’s red, white and blue at Christmas time?
A sad candy cane
What does Rudolph want for Christmas?
A pony sleigh station
What did Santa say to Mrs Claus when he looked out the window?
It looks like rain, dear
What do you call a blind reindeer?
No eye deer
What do you get when you cross a Christmas tree and an iPad?
A pine apple
What do the royal family play at Christmas instead of musical chairs?
Game of Thrones
What do you give a dog for Christmas?
A mobile bone
Volunteers Wanted - Brain Blood Flow Research
2019 UK Universities Tour
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Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
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Golf club car park
PLEASE be very careful when driving through the car parks at the Golf Club and follow the arrows to avoid head-on confrontations.
Leith Valley is a popular parking spot for people who used to park on the road now taken over by the cycle way. That doesn’t leave a lot of spaces for U3A — especially for our big courses. You can help the situation by car pooling.
People who park on the clearway, opposite the Bowling Club, will likely be ticketed by DCC.