Learn­ing is shar­ing at Tawa U3A

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The U3A – also known as the uni­ver­sity of the third age – move­ment has reached Tawa and in a short time has proved to be a hit.

Mem­ber Michael Hol­land be­gan a fort­nightly se­ries of il­lus­trated talks on March 24, fo­cus­ing on how to un­der­stand the his­tory and sig­nif­i­cance of the art and ar­chi­tec­ture of churches.

His first talk cen­tred on the early Byzan­tine and Greek Or­tho­dox churches.

On March 26, Carolyn Mar­shall con­cen­trated her talk on a cel­e­bra­tion of he­roes in English lit­er­a­ture.

There are 51 cour­ses be­ing of­fered at U3A in the first half of the year.

The phi­los­o­phy of U3A, and es­pe­cially the Tawa branch, is that learn­ing is a shar­ing of ex­per­tise.

The U3A move­ment was es­tab­lished in the 1970s in France and is now ac­tive through­out the world.

Un­like a uni­ver­sity, it has no en­trance re­quire­ments, and does not hold ex­ams or award cer­tifi­cates.

Michael Hol­land ex­plains church

art and ar­chi­tec­ture to an au­di­ence of U3A Tawa mem­bers.

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