Lecture / Discussion

Our enthusiastic group of 15 read and discuss books of a variety of genres. Class sets of books with discussion notes and questions are hired from the College of Adult Education in Melbourne. Cost: $85 – $120. No vacancies

We will be looking at women in the Christian community throughout the last 2000 years, including the ways in which they struggled to express themselves and follow their vocations. A major focus will be the campaign for women’s ordination. We will also look at the various ways in which feminists have viewed the church, its hierarchy and doctrines and its attitudes towards women.

The rate of change in how we live has increased dramatically in the last 100 years. Imagine being suddenly transported from 1900 to today. Topics covered will not only be in science and technology based areas (transport, health, space, digital world) but will include social areas (equal opportunity, entertainment,

education, politics). Each session will focus on one area with an initial presentation by a topic leader followed by a group discussion. We are seeking volunteer topic leaders.

Members introduce subjects to the table that have amused, annoyed, angered or inspired them. These topics bounce around the group, often meeting with agreement or sometimes fuelling intense debate.

No holds barred mixed group discussions. We strive to ensure each participant’s views are aired every week.