Our patron and tutor Margaret Reynolds with Vica Bayley and David O’Byrne when her class visited Parliament House on 1 May.

In the Autumn term this year, our Patron, Margaret Reynolds, offered the course Tasmanian Politics: how it works, and what you need to know in 2024. The course was brilliantly timed to coincide with the State Election and the return to a 35-member House of Representatives. Participants in the course were encouraged to work in groups to develop policies for better government in Tasmania, and the resulting policies were submitted to politicians when the class visited Parliament House.
Letter from Premier  Letter from David O’Byrne

* Newsletter 154, May 2024
* Winter Program: 11 June – 15 August



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*  Emeritus Professor Jan Pakulski presented the U3A Hobart 2024 Roy & Maureen Davies Memorial Lecture on February 22 in the Old Commerce Building Theatre at UTAS.

Edited transcript of Prof Pakulski’s address: Democracy, Populist Surges and Declining Governance 

Professor Jan Pakulski with president David Waters
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* Government  House Reception
The Government House Reception on 24 July in honour of U3A Hobart and in particular to celebrate the magnificent thirty year contribution of our retiring Academic Coordinator, Leone Scrivener, was a very happy occasion attended by 150 members.


* Frances Thé – Music and Emotion in the ‘Rhetorical’ Age
On 25 July Hobart-born professional violinist Frances Thé  gave members a fascinating talk/performance featuring the baroque violin and showing its close affinity with the human voice.Music and the art of rhetorical speech were closely linked in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Frances currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She wrote her Masters thesis on rhetoric and baroque violin music and now teaches on this subject at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands.

* Ken Chilcott delivered the 2023 Roy and Maureen Davies Memorial Lecture on 9 February 2023 in the Town Hall. Watch Ken’s piano recital.

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