Mana U3A (University of the Third Age) is about to kick off its 2013 season with new courses and seminars.
Following the success of last year’s seminar, The History of Western Music, tutor Carolyn Rait is launching a course called The Life and Times of Individual Composers.
Climate change will be the subject of another onesession seminar, with Dr David Lowe as the speaker. A three-session seminar on the history of Porirua is planned for the end of the year.
Long-established courses in creative writing, travellers’ tales and earth science will continue to be offered.
The U3A provides education designed for older people, and includes four quarterly meetings with a guest speaker in St Mary’s Church Hall, Whitby. Study or interest groups generally meet in private homes.
Any retired resident of Porirua wanting to make inquiries about membership can telephone Ross Williamson on 233 1118.