Life Long Learning

Uni logoThe main centre of the University of the Third Age (U3E) is situated at the Catholic Institute, Floriana. It has three branches in Cottonera, Sliema and Gozo. This academic year, lectures will be held from Monday to Thursday 0900hrs – 1100hrs at the Floriana Centre, on Tuesday and Thursday 1700hrs – 1900hrs at the Sliema Branch, on Thursdays 0900hrs – 1100hrs at the Cottonera Branch and every Friday 0915hrs – 1115hrs at the Gozo Branch. The programme will start on Monday 6 October.

Applications from persons interested in attending lectures to be held during 2014/2015, will be accepted as from Monday 15 September 2014.

Each study unit has a series of 8 sessions of 2 hours each and will include the following:

Floriana Centre
Development of Political Parties in Malta Part V: 1963 Onwards (Prof. Joe Pirotta); A Sustainable Maltese Economy: An Overview of the Past, Present and Future (Mr Carl Camilleri); Understanding Dementia (Mr Anthony Scerri); Maltese Social Artists (Mr John Sarè); The Great Siege of Malta 1561 (Mr Vincent Zammit); Ħarsa lejn Malta Llum (Prof. Oliver Friggieri); The Role of the European Union in International Relations (Prof. Stephen Calleya); A Basic First Aid Programme (St John Ambulance); The Maltese Legal System (Prof. Kevin Aquilina); Healthy Ageing (Ms Sina Bugeja); The Concept of Evil in the Scriptures (Rev. Dr Marcello Ghirlando); Ageing: A Sociological Perspective (Prof. Joseph Troisi); Id-Drama fil-Ħajja Tagħna ta’ Kuljum (Ms Marica Mizzi); A Journey through Gozo’s History (Rev. Dr Joseph Bezzina); Where is the Church going with Pope Francis (Rev. Dr Renè Camilleri); Italian Culture and Civilisation in the Mediterranean (Dr Anna Porcheddu).

Sliema Branch
The Church since Vatican Council II (Rev. Dr Renè Camilleri); Malta and the Order of St John (Dr Emanuel Buttigieg); Introduction to Judaism (Rev. Dr Marcello Ghirlando); Spanish for Beginners (Mr. Francesco Javier Ibanez Castejon); The State and the Constitution of Malta (Dr Austin Bencini); Philosophical Problems: An Introduction (Prof. Joe Friggieri); Religious Confraternities (Mr Tony Terribile); Natural Environment of the Maltese Islands (Dr Sandro Lanfranco).

Cottonera Branch
Il-Kostituzzjoni Maltija (H.E. Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici); Health Promotion: A Holistic Approach (Dr Suzanne Piscopo); Family Folklore (Mr Guido Lanfranco); Practical First Aid (Mr Anthony Scerri).

Application forms may be collected from and handed in at the U3E office of the Floriana Centre located on the ground floor of the Catholic Institute in Floriana, Monday to Thursday from 0900hrs – 1100hrs.

A copy of the programme will be available on registration and is also displayed on the noticeboard.

Any queries can be made to Prof. Joseph Troisi on the telephone number: +356 21319526 or to Mr Joseph Said on the Office Telephone Number: +356 21243202.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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