As part of the Blackwood Community Classes, a series of talks are held each term of varying topics and speakers, to expand the mind and exercise the grey matter.
Come join us on Thursday mornings during school terms at 10.15am for morning tea followed by the presentation until 11.30am. The cost is only $6 per session and this includes morning tea of homemade cakes, tea and coffee.
We have a learning program for every age… you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

2017 TERM 3:

Continuing Learning: The Pacific Ocean, how pacific is it?This August, Dr Don Hopgood will be presenting
a series of talks entitled,

“The Pacific Ocean,
how pacific?”

Join us Thursdays August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th!

Wellbeing for Seniors - Planning Ahead2017 TERM 2: “Wellbeing for Seniors – Planning Ahead”

      • 1st June: The Issues – Seniors in Society: “Your wellbeing your plan”
        Seniors Peer Education, Council on the Aging (COTA)
      • 8th June: “Purposeful Aging”: When it the right time?
        MyAgedCare –
        Sue Springbett, ACFI & Accom Manager, Resthaven
        Melanie Howard, Senior Manager, Community Services, Resthaven
      • 15th June: “Helpful Hints for Well-being”
        A panel discussion
      • 22nd June: Your Advanced Care Directive
        John McMahon, Palliative Care SA
      • 29th June: “The Final Farewell Matters” – Spirituality in Ageing
        Ian Milne, Consultant, Alfred James

2017 TERM 1

Our Continuing Learning program ran every Thursday in March. The Programs were available from the front office but here is a snapshot of the speakers:-

2nd March        Peter Brinkworth        “Schooling – our debt to the Germans”

9th March        Peter Brinkworth        “Oddballs & Eccentrics”

16th March      Peter Brinkworth        “Growing up in Colonel Light Gardens, The Garden Suburb”

23rd March      Claudia Cliff                “Ethiopia”

30th March      Alex Kelly                    “Raising Coromandel”

Time is 10:15am for a 10:30am start – $6.00 per session (includes morning tea).

2016 TERM 3: “Confessions of a Bibliophile – Recently Read Books”

Continuing Learning with Dr Don HopgoodDr Don Hopgood will be back next term starting Thursday, 11th August and going through to the 15th September.




2016 TERM 2: “My Personal Hero”

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres

Speakers talked about someone who has influenced them in their life.

Every Thursday in the month of June 2016.

2016 TERM 1: “Writers, Authors & Poets”

March 3rd to March 31st

      • 3rd March: Jeff Hunter (aka “The Doc”) – Poet & Writer
      • 10th March: Annie Waddington-Feather – Local Journalist & Writer
      • 17th March: Sue Cook – Poet & Author
      • 24th March: Diana Walter – Writer & speaker
      • 31st March: Mel Smith – Poet, Author & Head of English at Eynesbury College

Click this link if you would like to download the flyer.

If you’d like to be notified of these sessions by email please email your name, and email to the office at so we can contact you of future talks.

More Information?

Expressions of interest and enquiries, please call the BUC Office on 8278 7699 or contact the office.
To see what’s currently on click here to check our calendar of events.
Click the title for more information on the Blackwood Community Classes and to find the full Class List for each term.