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.
Commencing Thursday 7th November
U3A Anthropology Group are presently studying Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life.
“Nothing in the natural world makes sense – except when seen in the light of evolution” David Attenborough.
A personal insight from the world’s favourite naturalist into Darwin’s theory of evolution. This special documentary was made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On The Origin Of Species”.
Darwin’s great insight – that life has evolved over millions of years by natural selection – has been the cornerstone of all David Attenborough’s natural history series. In this documentary, he takes us on a deeply personal journey which reflects his own life and the way he came to understand Darwin’s theory.
By visiting Darwin’s home and tracing the voyage of the Beagle across the world, David Attenborough explains how the great naturalist revolutionised our understanding of the natural world. New and spectacular wildlife footage of fascinating animal behaviour brings the theory to life and fresh evidence and new discoveries reveal how Darwin’s work is endorsed and expounded by today’s cutting-edge science.
A labour of love for a man who has been at the forefront of natural history programming for decades this fascinating programme explores why Darwin’s theory is more important now than ever before.
Come and join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month for an interesting morning, please phone Hector Keioskie 49514145
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.