Workshops

Workshops on a range of topics in the arts, sciences, and current affairs are generally offered every two weeks. The workshops are led by member-facilitators, and topics are researched and presented by the members of the class.

Workshop Space Availability

Workshops listing - by category

Workshops listing - Alphabetical:

Web of Natural Science

Bi-weekly – Week 1 ; Thursday ; 12pm – 2pm

Term 1 – via Zoom; Term 2 – Tartu (tbc)     Space available

Our natural world is a web of wonder, beauty and complexity. In this workshop we will take a broad look at natural phenomena through many scientific disciplines. These may include psychology, chemistry, physics, geology, bacteriology and more. We will see that there are many ways in which scientific studies overlap to inform our everyday existence. Each session will focus on an article of your choice, generally from the current year of the journal Scientific American. Other source material may include scientific magazines such as Discovery Magazine, Science News, Science, and The New Scientist.

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Zoom Phenomenon

Bi-weekly – Week 2 ; Tuesday ; 2pm – 4pm

Terms 1 & 2 – via Zoom     Space available

This is not a how-to” workshop but an exploration of Zoom history and video conferencing in general; its uses in various fields, and impact on our behaviour. It may or may not be with us in 2022 but we will have had at least a year of experience with it and something we will remember about the Pandemic. Topics will include the technology history & development; psychology of perception as applied in Zoom; the good and the bad, ugly and weird; is Zoom actually a new medium”? There will be opportunities to discuss our own personal experiences and discuss where is Zoom going in the future 

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