Classes C

CHESS                                New                              David Castle
Wed (10.50-12.50) Aspern Centre.                           email:
For those who enjoy playing chess – beginners welcome.  Each session starts with a short discussion about theory.

CHINESE  LANGUAGE                                              Orca Liew
Fri 10.30 – 12.00 (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      Wally Howard
Mon 14.00 – 16.15 (Room 22)                                                     
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 11.40 – 13.10  (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 are reminded that leaving early disturbs others.    

COMPUTING CLASSES                       
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.  N.B. IF YOU ACCEPT A PLACE ON A COMPUTER COURSE, YOU SHOULD ATTEND ALL SESSIONS.  

*Basic Computing Alan Unerman
Tue 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 26)                          email: 
“Computers ain’t what they used to be!”  A practical discussion group on what modern computers 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 laptop or tablet if you need help with it.

*Getting The Most From Your iPad (or iPhone)    John O’Sullivan
Thur 15.10 – 16.15  (Room 2.26)  Autumn and Spring Terms only. 
iPads and iPhones can enhance your life, are not difficult to master and offer big rewards.  But you should be selective as to how you’re going to use them to manage your life more effectively. You can adopt new approaches to see the rewards and this class is designed to help you make technology work for you by: 1) Taking you through the basic skills and making sure you get to a point where you are at ease with these – and 2) Exploring the most useful ‘Apps.’ you can run on your iPad or iPhone, as well as other helpful features.  Hand-outs will be available to aid explanation and answers will be given to any questions raised. 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.

COMPUTER DROP-IN SESSIONS                            

Drop in for Computer Tips Elana Gal-Edd
Thur 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 26)         
For Laptops, Desktops and iPads. This class is a drop-in session for anyone who is having problems 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 11.40 – 12.45 (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 YouShafeeq Siddiqui
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (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.

COUNTRY DANCING: BEGINNERS                       Rita Burr
Tue 10.00 – 11.25 (Room 2.21)                       email:
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!

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

Mon 12.15 –  13.40 (Aspern Centre)                                     email:
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.

CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS CLUB                     Martin Andresier & Chris Salter
Wed 15.10 – 16.15 (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.