Extraordinary People

Stories about Extraordinary People and their Achievements

An eight-week course starting 4 July

Thursdays 11am - 2pm at the Masonic Hall

This course will rely on showing films and documentaries with a short introductory comment by the course presenter. Explore some very interesting characters such as D.H. Lawrence, David Helfgott, Charles Darwin and more!

The purpose of documentaries is to present the life and achievements of a person as close as possible to reality by relying on thorough research of historical and present-day sources. On the other hand, film producers and directors are often less concerned with historical accuracy. Instead they claim artistic licence to overemphasise, undervalue or even omit or misrepresent aspects of a person's life and achievements to ensure the film pleases the target audience and is a financial success. Each course session will have a break of about 20 to 30 minutes to allow for social interaction among course participants and to provide time for a comfort and lunch break. So, please bring along your lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Call Rolf on 5545 0224 to book your place.

4 July 
Florence Broadhurst

11 July

Li Cunxin

18 July

David Helfgott

25 July 

Dmitri Shostakovich

1 August

Charles Darwin

8 August 

John Philip Sousa

15 August

D.H. Lawrence

22 August

Mr Chips .. and Goodbye!