Recordings of the webinars from past Summer Schools.
2022: The Wonders of Australia
Learn about the wonders of Australia with a program of history, art, travel and cultural sessions.
Discover how artists, past and present, have evoked the spirit of Australian landscapes, from barren deserts to tropical rainforests and dramatic mountainous terrains to gentle coastlines, in such different ways.
Tasmania’s wild and beautiful landscape offers both walking and cruising. It also has impressive arts and cultural scenes, quality food and wines, making an attractive holiday destination.
A journey across Victoria to see examples of some of our finest historic and architecturally interesting houses and gardens including Purrumbete in Camperdown and Werribee Park.
From Mount Buninyong to the Alexandra Fountain in Bendigo: each day with a surprise from when Victoria produced three tonnes of gold a week, and Australia was the richest country in the world.
Escaping from lockdown to a 14 day self-drive adventure. Travelling North from Broome through Fitzroy Crossing, the Bungle Bungle, Kununurra and El Questro before the 700 kilometre unsealed splendour of the Gibb River.
Explore Australia’s largest outdoor gallery, a series of large-scale mural portraits painted onto grain silos. Then an onward journey to a festival of light in Australia's famous harbour town - Vivid Sydney.
Discover the history of ‘Melbourne, the Great Metropolis of the Southern Hemisphere, 1855-1875’ presented by Peter Newbury.
Join John, an avid bush walker who loves to discover great trails. He will be taking us to the Flinders Ranges Hans Heysen trail and parts of WA including the Pilbara.
As education and visitor manager of Koorie Heritage Trust, Rob will discuss the diversity of Aboriginal Victoria and Australia through Aboriginality from a traditional perspective and the impact of history on this
2021: A Virtual Vacation
Treats from around the world delivered by sought-after professional guides as well as our own members.
Way up in the North Atlantic astride two massive tectonic plates sits Iceland. A land of volcanoes and geysers
What do the following have in common: Captain von Bellinghausen, Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Douglas Mawson, Richard E. Byrd, Vitus Bering and Knud Rasmussen?
How did Madrid develop into one of the world’s pre-eminent art cities? Its Museo del Prado’s reputation is largely due to the collecting tastes of Spain’s 16th and 17th century monarchs.
Dr Nick Gordon looks at how Constantinople shaped Venice, and how medieval Venetian travellers and traders to Constantinople in turn help us understand contemporary Istanbul.
Join Russell for two very different views of life in Turkey.
This session will take you on a trip through the evolution of this flamboyant architectural style, and set it in the context of the economic boom following the Gold Rush of the 1850s.
A look at the culture, food and history of Amiens, ancient capital of Picardy, Bayeux with its famous tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest of Britain, and Toulouse with its golden rooster, the iconic symbol of French rugby.
Garden design in Japan is an important art form. Kathleen explains its fascinating evolution over the past 1000 years
Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is awash with UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Alongside beautiful photographs of each place Anna shares her tips on independent travel.
with Russell Huntington (Russell is President of U3A Melbourne City) Four adventurous Aussies explore the west coast of South Africa, the Fish River Canyon of Namibia through the great Namib sand dunes to the Shipwreck Coast. Then to the Himba coun...
Take a virtual boat ride and explore the river’s connections with the life and work of Charles Dickens.