The University of the Third Age (U3A) will be accepting applications from persons interested in attending the 2017/2018 academic programme as from Monday 11 September 2017 from 09:00-12:00 (Mondays to Thursdays only).
Applications will be received at the U3A Floriana Centre at the Catholic Institute, Floriana (ground floor) and U3A Cottonera Centre at the Cottonera Resource centre, St Edwards Street, Vittoriosa (Birgu). Gozitan residents may apply at the Ministry for Gozo, St Francis Square, Victoria. The membership annual fee, covering from October 2017 to June 2018, is Euros 12.
Lectures will be held from Mondays to Thursdays from 09:00-11:00 at the Floriana Centre, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17:00-19:00 at the Sliema Centre, on Thursdays from 09:00-11:00 at the Cottonera Centre, and Fridays from 0900-1100 hrs at the Għajnsielem Day Centre Gozo. The programme will start on Monday 9 October 2017.
Floriana Centre. Malta’s economic history; Music Appreciation; Malta Marittima; The British Period in Malta; Il-folklor bħala parti mill-wirt kulturali Malti; Malta during the period of the Knights: 1530-1798; Government systems in Malta and abroad; Health and social issues in later life; Interpretative perspectives of Maltese history in constructing national identity; Aspects of Maltese history and law III; Development of museums throughout the ages; Għerf missirijietna: Riflessjoniet filosofiċi fuq il-proverbji Maltin; Looking into art: How to discuss works of art from different standpoints.
Sliema Centre. Politics and Maltese society; Imma min hu verament Vassalli (1764-1829)? The Constitution of Malta; The medieval millennium; France in the Maltese collective memory: Perspectives, perceptions and identities; L-Iżvillup tal-Edukazzjoni f’Malta; Historical, literary and theological aspects of the Bible; Understanding Dementia.
Cottonera Centre. Maltese Archival Heritage; Farsa tal-Karnival ta' Dun Feliċ Demarco, awtur Bormliż tas-seklu 18; Malta during the 19th Century; Ħajti tiegħi - Nagħżel jien!
Gozo Centre. The British Period in Malta; Teżori moħbija f’San Lawrenz; L-Iżvilupp tal-Edukazzjoni f’Malta; Ġrajjiet Malta u Għawdex: Storja u Letteratura.
The programme of lectures will be available on registration. Any queries can be made at the U3A Floriana Centre on telephone number: +356 21 243202 as from 11 September 2017 (09:00 - 12 00).
The opening Mass for the new academic year, celebrated by Mgr. J. Galea Curmi, will be held at the San Gorg Preca Hall at the Catholic Institute Floriana on Friday 6 October 2017 at 09:00. The official opening will commence at 10:00 at the same hall. The Parliamentary Secretary for Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, Hon. Anthony Agius Decelis, Rector of the University of Malta, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, and Pro-Rector for Students & Staff Affairs and Outreach, Dr Carmen Sammut, will address the members present.