PROGRAM FOR September to December 2022

Venue: Tasman Community Centre, Gourlay Street, Taranna, on Wednesdays,

10am – 11am (followed by morning tea) 

ENQUIRIES: Marje Turner 0474 208 585   Email:  Website:

19 Oct 2022  CANCELLED
Living Longer, Living Stronger  
Luke Summers, Council on the AgingAnni    
26 Oct 2022  Excursion to the Cascades Female Factory.      $20 guided tour and performance “The Proud and the Punished”.   Time 11am   Join us for lunch – optional – venue TBC.  Anni
2 Nov 2022  Female Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land.   The Female Convicts Research Centre (FCRC) is separate to the Cascades Female Factory, they are the organisation with the database and a huge amount of information on the convict system on their website. The talk covers resources on the website as well as a tour of the FCRC database with convict Elizabeth Bumstead.  Ros Escott, Female Convicts Research CentreMarje
9 Nov 2022  Using AI for Face, Behaviour and Speech Recognition.   Computer-based speech, face and behaviour recognition started in the 1950s with scientists studying how machines may recognise patterns. Since then, amazing developments have led to automated uses of speech, face, and behaviour recognition that help governments, businesses and individuals tackle challenges in warfare, terrorism, travel, policing, medicine, finance, education, and client-services.    Jan Priest.   Jan Priest worked for a decade with IT-based multinationals before serving as managing-principal of a technology and research consultancy in Melbourne for over two decades. In this role he guided performance for technology-intensive businesses in Australia and overseas. He also served for over a decade as an adjunct professor at RMIT’s University’s Graduate School of Business and Law. He holds two Masters degrees in Organization consulting and technology research and a Doctorate (Cum Laude) in effective management of technology investments.   Marje
16 Nov 2022Paper Tiger, How Pictures Shaped the Thylacine.   Books will be available for sale.  Carol FreemanHelen KS
23 Nov 2022  At First Glance: A Tasmanian landscape in poetry and photography, Jules and Karen   Books and calendars will be available for sale.  Jules and Karen WitekMarje
30 Nov 2022  CANCELLED
A local experience of the African Bush
Eileen Dean and Alan GormanEileen D
7 Dec 2022Christmas Lunch – Phoenix Farm Venue TBC   Anni
14 Sep to 30 Nov 2022

Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 2pm at the Lufra Hotel  
Let’s play Mahjong! We will set up tables of 3 or 4, with an experienced Mahjong player at each, to teach you the basics. This is a casual ‘taster’ of the game of Mahjong and open to any level of skill from beginners to the more experienced.  Stephen Wye and Helen Stone

Contact: Helen Stone on 0448 047 720 or Marje Turner on 0474 208 585
(* Tasman University of the Third Age)

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