Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago, Harlene Hayne (centre), thanks Alan Jackson, chair of the Board of U3A Dunedin for the 150th birthday gift of $50,000 from our charitable funds . This will be used to set up a scholarship in perpetuity for a graduate student.
Gretchen Kivell (right), our former chair, helped forge the Memorandum of Understanding with the University for this project. The gift is a recognition of the “special relationship” we have with the University.
The funds are to be paid in two tranches of $25 000 as term deposits mature - the first one in November 2019, the second in November 2020.
Assoc Prof Gordon Parsonson turned 100 on 21st November 2019. During 2019 he attended four U3A Dunedin courses.
Secretary Marion Potter arranged a gift basket and with Chair Alan Jackson delivered it the day before Prof's birthday. Our doughty FORUM editor Geoff Adams was there with his trusty camera.
Who would have expected snow in the morning towards the end of Series 3? This outside former chair John Burton's home on 26th September 2019.
During the 2019 winter series, Dunedin Music Maestro Calder Prescott reminisced about the Big Band scene in Dunedin. Here he talks to Assistant Treasurer Alistair Wright - about the time his band played at Alistair's 21st birthday. Wow.
Children at Tahuna Normal Intermediate School encourage U3A visitors to get down to it as they programme robotic spheros to test speed. April 2019.
U3A visitors to Tahuna Normal Intermediate are fascinated by children’s use of a Hundreds Chart in mathematics to explore combinations of multiples and prime numbers. April 2019.
Emeritus Professor Alan Horsman turned 100 on 24th October 2018
Bruce McMillan demonstrates the workings of some of the older computing equipment to U3A at the Toitu Early Settlers Museum - March 2018
New members meet the Board over coffee at Ironic Café. Gretchen Kivell (far right), new chair of the U3A board is speaking. To her left is the former chair Jane Higham.
Ngaire Bates (left), convenor of the U3A Dunedin Discussion Groups, in conversation with new members.
At lovely Salmond College for the AGM and (later) lunch
Experiencing tectonic behaviour on the Technology in Art Course
Lecturers Doug Hart & David Green Technology in Art Course
Early art movie - Technology in Art Course
Technology and Art
David Green making a point on the Technology in Art Course
Discussing U3A Board matters
Fellowship over tea and coffee
We all managed to try out some of the wonderful instruments brought along by enthusiastic Dr Jennifer Cattermole. The instrument is the Taonga Puoro Horn.
This photo shows the reproduction of the Hotere “Rain” banners recently installed at the University Richardson Building foyer, the place where the originals used to hang. These banners are a replica of the original now in the Hocken. On the right David Howard reading the short poem "Rain" by Hotere's friend Hone Tuwhare that inspired the original work. At left is Dr Elaine Webster, Director of University of Otago Summer School and Continuing Education. U3A Dunedin paid for the restoration work and reproduction of the banners.