Classes C

Fri 10.30 – 12.00 (Room 26 or Room 30)
This is an ongoing course in Mandarin. Some knowledge of the language is required.

CINEMA 1, 2, 3,4 & 5 for people who love films!

Cinema 1: Miscarriages of Justice and Causes Célèbres
Mon 14.00 – 16.15 (Room 22) Wally Howard
This class will consist of films to illustrate cases both historical and recent.

Cinema 2: Master Class Wally Howard
Wed 10.30 – 13.00 (Room 22)
In this class a detailed analysis and study of notable films will be undertaken. There will be an opportunity for class members to take part in discussion.

Cinema 3 Wally Howard
Wed 14.00 – 16.05 (Room 22)
This class will provide the opportunity for viewing the best of international cinema.

Cinema 4 Wally Howard
Thur 11.30 – 13.00 (Room 22)
This class will show a mixture of International Documentary films and Feature films on important topics.

Cinema 5 Wally Howard
Thur 14.00 – 16.05 (Room 22)
Films of different genres from around the world – old and recent.

N.B. If the films are long, members unable to stay for the complete screening are reminded that leaving early will disturb others.

COMPUTING CLASSES Ann Watkins (Registrar)

Courses marked with a star (*) are limited to a maximum of 6 participants so that each person has the attention of the co-ordinator. Enrolment is by application – please ask for a form in the Office and you will be notified when a place is available on your chosen course. IF YOU ACCEPT A PLACE ON A COURSE, YOU SHOULD ATTEND ALL SESSIONS.

*Basic Computing Alan Unerman
Tue 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 26)
“Computers ain’t what they used to be!”

A practical discussion group on what computers are now, what they can do for you and what you want them to do. We will include demonstrations and there will be an opportunity for you to learn and practise new ideas. You may bring your own laptop or tablet if you need help with it.

*iPad Applications Ivan Rappaport
Mon 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 26)
This is a course for students who have a basic working knowledge of iPad; it is not for novices. Three useful applications form the main part of the term’s course – they are: 1) a word processor -‘Pages’, for producing documents that may be used for handouts; 2) a spreadsheet package – ‘Numbers’ for creating tables and charts, including arithmetical functions; 3) a presentation programme – ‘Keynote’for presenting slide shows. Other applications may also be introduced.

*Getting The Most From Your iPad (or iPhone) John O’Sullivan
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 26) Autumn and Spring terms only.
iPads and iPhones are tools that can enhance your life, not difficult to master and offering big rewards for a small effort. But you should be selective as to how you’re going to use them – to enrich your life or to manage your life more effectively. You can adopt new approaches as long as you can see the rewards and this class is designed to help you to make technology work for you by:

  • Taking you through the basic skills and making sure you get to a point where you’re at ease with these
  • Exploring the most useful ‘Apps.’ you can run on your iPad and iPhone, as well as other helpful functions & features

Hand-outs will be given to aid explanation and answers will be given to any questions raised from week to week. Hopefully, we’ll have a lot of fun achieving all this.
Note: The class is primarily aimed at iPad users (the bigger screen is better for learning) but the same principles apply to iPhone users.


Drop in for Computer Tips Elana Gal-Edd
Thur 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 26)
For Laptops, Desktops and iPads. This class is a drop-in session for anyone who is having difficulties in getting started or would like to improve their skill level. It will help you to use the various features that are available on computers to enable you to explore the world at your finger tips.

Microsoft Windows 10 and earlier Alan Unerman
Tue 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 26)
A drop in class to help Microsoft Computer users to achieve what they want. Bring your laptop if you wish.

Computers,Tablets, Smartphones and You Shafeeq Siddiqi
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 26)
This will give you an awareness of what can be done with those wretched things. Drop in if you have problems using them and demystify issues relating to this technology.

Wed 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 33)
A Tool for Everyday Life. Why is “Conscious Awareness” important for everyday living? In this interactive (and hopefully fun) course we explore the many ways in which our lives can become richer and more effective by integrating its techniques into daily living. We can choose to live in a way where much of life will pass us by, or we can become more aware that our very being can make our lives so much richer. We will each explore our own lives and look at how we function. What comes to light will amaze you and hopefully by the end of the course you will have gained some new and wonderful life tools.

Tue 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 2.21)
Country Dancing needs agility, stamina, a sense of rhythm and balance. If you can skip and hop, that is fine, but mostly quick rhythmic walking is all you need. You will improve with practice and then dancing will be fun!

Fri 14.00 – 15.15 (Room 2.21)
For people who are better than beginners and are prepared to try more challenging dances.

Mon 10.10 – 11.30 (Room 2.21)
This session is for a small group of people who are familiar with the Country Dance vocabulary and can easily manage the steps and figures.

Mon 12.15 – 13.40 (Aspern Centre)
This class is for knowledgeable dancers who just want to have fun. We operate at a fast walking speed doing dances we know. If you have the rudiments of country dancing do come and see if you can manage at this level.

Wed 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 28)
Cryptic crosswords appear daily in the press. Solving them needs a good vocabulary and lateral thinking, but there are some conventions to learn before you can tackle them with confidence. We will try to solve a few puzzles together, and participants will then be able to explore the fascinating world of the crossword on their own.