CHESS CLUB David Castle
Wed 10.30-12.50 (Aspern Centre)
If you want to learn how to play chess or to improve your game this is for you. Each session starts with a short discussion about aspects of theory and how to win, followed by one or two games against another member of the club. The club includes learners, average and skilled players but the main intention, however, is to enjoy the game.
CINEMA 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 for people who love films!
N.B. If the films are long, members are reminded that leaving early disturbs others. The times below are approximate and depend on how long the films are.
Cinema 1: Miscarriages of Justice and Causes Célèbres Wally Howard
Mon 14.00 – 16.15 (Room 1.22)
This class will show films to illustrate cases both historical and recent.
Cinema 2: Master Class Wally Howard
Wed 10.30- 13.00 (Room 1.22)
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 – 16.15 (Room 1.22)
This class will provide the opportunity for viewing the best of international cinema.
Cinema 4 Wally Howard
Thur 11.30 – 13.00 (Room 1.22)
This class will show a mixture of International Documentary films and Feature films on important topics.
Cinema 5Wally Howard
Thur 14.00 – 16.15 (Room 1.22)
Films of different genres from around the world – old and recent.
Courses marked with a star (*) are limited to a maximum of 6, 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 informed when a place is available on the course.
*Basic Computing Alan Unerman
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.26)
Fortnightly on Sept23, Oct 7, 21; Nov 4, 18; Dec 2; Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 9, 23; Apr 27; May 11; June 8. 22; July 6.
“Computers ain’t what they used to be!” A practical discussion group about what computers can do for you and what you want them to do. There will be an opportunity for you to learn and practise new ideas and we will include demonstrations. You may bring your own laptop or tablet if you need help with it.
*Getting The Most From Your iPad (or iPhone) John O’Sullivan
Thur 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 1.26) Autumn and Spring Terms only.
iPhones & iPads can enhance your life, are not difficult to master and offer big rewards. But you need to be selective as to how you use them – whether to manage your life more effectively, or to expand your interests and passions. This class is designed to help YOU make technology work for you: 1) By taking you through the basic skills, so you are at ease with these – and 2) Exploring the most useful ‘Apps.’ you can use, as well as other helpful features. Hand-outs will be available to aid learning & retention. Answers will be given to questions raised. Hopefully, we’ll have a lot of fun achieving all this.
*Your iPad and iPhone Elana Gal-Edd
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.26) Spring and Summer Terms only
The basic techniques for using an iPad, iPad mini and iPhone are covered. Students will gain enough confidence to explore the many features of these devices for themselves. The course will be repeated.
COMPUTER DROP-IN SESSIONS Drop in for Computer TipsElana Gal-Edd
Thur 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 1.26)
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 fingertips.
Computers, Tablets, Smartphones and You Shafeeq Siddiqui
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 1.26)
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: INTERMEDIATE Rita Burr
Tue 10.00 – 11.25 (Room 2.21)
This class is for dancers/improvers who have already completed at least a year and have some knowledge of country dancing.
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 manage the steps and figures.
COUNTRY DANCING: HAPPY TUESDAY DANCERS Carole Nolan
Tues 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 1.29)
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
Wed 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 1.28)
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.