Term 1
This term ran from Monday February 4 to Friday April 5.

Term 2    (current term)
This term runs from Monday April 29 to Friday June 28.

Term 3
This term will run from Monday July 22 to Friday September 20.

Term 4
This term will run from Monday October 14 to Friday December 6.

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These talks are open to the general public and admission is by gold coin donation. However please phone, in advance, on 9817 7736, to ensure adequate seating arrangements.
The views expressed by the presenter in these sessions and by tutors in all classes are their own views and not the official views of U3A Deepdene. Our aim is to encourage the exploration of ideas, in a relatively free environment.
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The following talks will take place every Thursday during Term 1 (2019) from 12noon to 1:15pm.

02/05/2019Sam Wylie, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Business School
Hayne Royal Commission: designed to fail

09/05/2019Charles Sowerwine, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
Emmanuel Macron –
two years on Napoleon or de Gaulle?

16/05/2019Raul Sanchez Urribarri, Lecturer, LaTrobe University
What is happening in Venezuela?

23/05/2019Bernard Teague, Chair, Black Saturday Royal Commission
What can Royal Commissions actually achieve?

30/05/2019Michael Stewardson, Professor, Department of Infrastructure
Engineering University of Melbourne
How did it come to this?
The Murray Darling Basin disaster

06/06/2019Libby Porter, Professor of Urban Studies, RMIT University
Public housing under threat in Victoria: unpacking
the euphemisms of ‘renewal’, ‘social mix’
and ‘public-private partnerships’

13/06/2019Michael Buxton, RMIT
Governments playing Russian roulette
with the cladding issue

20/06/2019Rowan Callick, Asia Pacific editor for The Australian
Xi Jinping’s new era for China and the World

27/06/2019Russell Skelton, RMIT
ABC/RMIT Fact Check


Our program guide features a separate section devoted to Visits & Outings offered during term 2 of 2019 and the holiday break which will follow.
See the relevant section of our 2019 guide for other courses and activities


‘Closing the Gap for Vision’
Professor Hugh Taylor AC,
Harold Mitchell Professor of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne