They are open to the public and members are encouraged to bring along a friend. The talks are held on the fourth Monday of the month in the U3A Hall between 2.00pm-4.00pm. You do not have to enrol to attend these lectures. However, members are requested to enrol through MyU3A to provide an idea of numbers.
A gold coin donation to contribute to a gift for the speaker would be appreciated.
25 June - Peter Wiltshire - "Darebin Parklands"
Peter, Head Ranger of Darebin Parklands, will talk about the Parklands discussing its history, its future, its ecology and the issues confronting it. Peter is very passionate about the Parklands - a ‘not to be missed’ session.
23 July - Lowilla Olak Okello - “Our Humanitarian Refugees in Eltham”
Lowilla Olak Okello, a Senior Settlement Worker, has been working with refugees from Syria and Iraq in Eltham. St Vincent's Care Services in Eltham have been providing accommodation and education programs. There are many difficulties for refugees, their workers and volunteers in this situation. The provision of accommodation must end in September this year. We anticipate this will be an interesting, informative and heart-warming presentation.
27 August - Katherine George - “Escalating Energy Costs – How to Get on Top”
Victorian Energy Compare is the Victorian Government's independent energy price comparator. It is the only independent comparison tool in the market that has every generally available energy offer. More than half of the visitors to Victorian Energy Compare have found they can save $330 off their annual energy bill by making the switch to a better offer. Katherine George will teach you how to read your bills and use Victorian Energy Compare to shop around and save.
24 September - Rev Glenn Loughrey – “Indigenous Art as Storytelling"
Reverend Glenn Loughrey will give an update from last year's forum. A year on, are we any closer as a nation to acknowledging the Traditional Owners of Australia? Glenn will also share his insights on the role of Indigenous Art, both traditional and contemporary, as a vehicle for conveying cultural history and self-journey.
22 October - Nick Gadd – “Law Reform in Victoria”
The Victorian Law Reform Commission advises the Victorian Government on changes to the law. This presentation by Nick Gadd, will explain how the Commission helps to reform Victorian Law and how the community can be involved. In particular, the presentation will cover recent changes to the laws of medical treatment planning, and also the Commission's review of the laws of guardianship.
2018 Public Lecture topics [.pdf, 1page]