Learning is sharing at Tawa U3A
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.