Lecture Programme

Lecture Programme for 2018

A provisional list of speakers and topics for the 2018 first semester is shown below. Further details will follow.

Venue and Times

All lectures are held from 10.30am – 12 noon in the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Tce, Courtenay Place, unless otherwise notified.

Please note that current membership cards must be shown for admission to the lectures.

There is no admission charge for current members of U3A Wellington City. For visitors accompanying a member the charge is $5 each.

If you have suggestions for possible speakers please contact Bruce Medcalf medcalfba@orcon.net.nz or any committee member.


 Tuesday 20 February

Our Liveable City
Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington

Friday 23 February

History of Monastic Life
Dr Ridley Smith

Tuesday 27 February

Music and the International Festival
John Button

Friday 2 March

Hadrian’s Wall
Doug Miller

Tuesday 6 March

Richard Hall

Tuesday 3 April

Food and Health
Jason Bennett

Friday 6 April

Education and Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward in Afghanistan
Tariq Habibyar

Tuesday 10 April

Margaret Garrett
Interest Groups

Friday 13 April

The Future of Work and the Future of Tertiary Education
Dr Stuart Brock

Tuesday 17 April

Women and World War I
Jane Tolerton

Friday April 20

The 1918 Epidemic
Dr Ryan McLane

Tuesday 24 April

Larrissa Paris

Friday 27 April

Climate Change: Recent Conference Updates
Dr Adrian Macey

Tuesday 1 May

The 1918 Epidemic
Prof. Geoff Rice

Friday 4 May

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on New Zealand
Ross Young

Tuesday 8 May

A Musical Life
Gareth Farr

Friday 11 May

Where the Romance of the High Seas Meets Hard Reality
Joanna Mossop

Tuesday 15 May

The Banking Ombudsman
Nicola Sladden

Friday 18 May

Jury Decision Making
Dr Yvette Tinsley

Tuesday May 22

Susan Keall

Friday May 25