Back in the 1990’s a “New” Australian member realised that she didn’t know much about Australian history, actually she always said that until she came here by accident that she didn’t realise Australia had a history!
That led to her research becoming an on-going ‘class’ the members of which knew their history. The result of that participation led to the first anthropology course.
We are all interested in the past, and different civilizations, and we decide amongst ourselves what we would like to learn about next, then access courses from around the world, usually from Universities.
So far amongst many we have learnt about, are the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Venetians, Egyptians, Aztecs, Celts, Portuguese explorers, Romans, Renaissance Italy, Victorian England, South America & Egypt.
As you can see we are interested in just about everything.
Eleven members attended Anthropology yesterday and next month we will be watching a presentation of BIG HISTORY.
Did you know that people carry the legacy of the “Titanic” and even the Big Bang in their pockets every day – in the form of a cell phone> Or that a connection exists between Egyptian mummies and today’s ham and cheese sandwich? Surprising links between the past and the present are revealed as BIG HISTORY explores 13.7 billion years of history and asks questions like:
Was the American Revolution driven in part by a biological thirst for caffeine? Crisscrossing through the time and space, each BIG HISTORY episode uses cutting edge visuals and graphics to reveal transformative relationships between science and history.
Did New York become our biggest city because of ….Salt?
How did the Titanic help power cell phones?
See how everything is connected in a big way.
Come and join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month for an interesting morning, please phone Hector Keioskie 49514145
ALL U3A CLASSES ARE CANCELLED AS FROM MONDAY 16TH MARCH DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERN AND WILL BE REVIEWED 20TH APRIL
If you would like to join the Anthropology Group or would like to talk to someone about it, please send us a message on our Contacts Page.