Events Archive

This documentary film is the 3rd in the accclaimed BBC series

We move on to Great Zimbabwe which is shrouded in mystery.

British art historian, Dr Casely-Hayford, traces an ancient gold-trading route inland from the eastern coast of Africa and explores the city that served as its source.

This is a ruined city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country's Late Iron Age

Refreshments will be served so please let us know whether you are coming

Early bird registration costs only R30

Just CLICK  the word "register" below

 

 

Event Date Wednesday, 09 September 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 09 September 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 09 September 2015
Individual Price 40.00

In 1897 magnificent 16th century bronze casts were discovered in the Kingdom of Benin in West Africa.

We will join Dr Casely-Hayford as he travels to Nigeria and Mali where he explores what these bronzes mean; how the technology to make them developed and what it reveals about the lost kingdoms of West Africa.

Ring Rochelle on 073 725 738 or 031 205 5664 for further information

Early bird payment only R30 - SAVE R10!

 

Event Date Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Individual Price 40.00

During WWI stalemate on the Western Fron produced a NEW kind of warfare - a network of trenches dug on both sides of the line - and a new breed of soldier fought deep underground using shavels, picks and explosives. Known as sappers they were every soldeir's worst nightmare.

We invite you to watch this film which uses rare photographs, personal asccounts and interviews with military historians to expose this lethal strategy of tunnelling.

For more info ring Rochelle 073 725 7381 or 031 205 5664

Event Date Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Individual Price 40.00

These are video recordings

#1 Four lessons from robots about being human

The speaker,  Prof Ken Goldberg, shares 4 very human lessons he's learnt from working with robots

#2 "Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice" 

The speaker is Prof Sarah Bergbreiter who has developed innovative technologies to advance medicine, electronics and other sciences.

She has received multiple awards for her work.

For more info ring Rochelle on 031 20 55 664 or 073 725 7381

 

Event Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
Cut off date Thursday, 15 October 2015
Individual Price 20.00

British Ace and hero, Albert Ball, was perhaps the Allies' best known flyer of the Great War. On 7th May 1917 whilst engaged in a ferocious dogfight with the Germans over Northern France he disappeared.

On the German side was Manfred von Richthofen, known as the Red Baron. He became the most famous wartime aviator in history. He was the scourge of the skies with an unprecedented 80 confirmed kills during the conflict.

For more info ring Rochelle on 073 725 7381 or 031 205 5664

 

Event Date Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Individual Price 40.00
Event Date Friday, 30 October 2015
Event End Date Friday, 30 October 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Individual Price 40.00

Fought between February and December 2016 this was the longest single battle of WWI.  The German Army waged a war of attrition with the sole aim to kill the enemy.The scale of slaughter was unimaginable.

To take the presssure off the French The British army started the Battle of the Somme in July 1916.

With acts of incredible bravery the battle of Verdun determined the course of the war and symbolised France's will to resist.

For further infortmation ring Rochelle 031 2055664 or 073 725 7381

Event Date Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Individual Price 40.00

The German offensive on the Western Front in 1918 was the country’s last gamble of WWI

The crucial opening phase would hit the British Expeditionary Force and pit Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig against General Erich Ludendorff.

The success or failure of the campaign would prove to be as much about the character and experience of the commanders as it was about their strategies, tactics and quality of their men.

Cast:  Early bird R30 (Save R10);  Subscriber members R20

Cash at door R40.00

For more info ring Rochelle on 031 2055664 or 084 44 66 362

Event Date Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Individual Price 40.00

Peter Larcombe, Consultant, Financial Advisor and Author of the book, "Creative Investment Planning for South Africans" will discuss how to invest in difficult times.

Come prepared with pertinent questions.
 
Save time and money by preregistering on our website: www.lllkzn.net.
 
Early bird savings is R20. Pay only R60. Subscriber members pay only R40.
 
 
Registration from 8.30am. Cash at door R80.
 
For more information ring Charlotte Fuller on 031-467-5007 or Rochelle on 031 2055664 or 084 44 66 362
Event Date Saturday, 14 November 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 14 November 2015
Cut off date Friday, 13 November 2015
Individual Price 80.00

Thomas Piketty, an economics professor from the University of Paris, explains how the rich get richer making many societies more unequal than in previous generations.

Is this likely to continue? Is it desirable? How does it apply in South Africa?

5pm  Replay of the 2015 Mandela lecture

6 -7 pm Slides of key graphs from Piketty;s book: "Capital in the 21st Century"

7 -7.30pm  Refreshments at the Cash Bar

7.30 -8.30pm  Expert Panel and discussion

FREE - Thanks to the Alliance Francaise and the Victor Daitz Foundation

Ring Rochelle 084 44 66 362 / 031 2055664 for more information 

Event Date Monday, 16 November 2015
Event End Date Monday, 16 November 2015
Cut off date Monday, 16 November 2015

Video #1. Thomas Piketty, economist & professor at the Paris School of Economics, discusses how the global economy is accelerating toward a future that's incompatible with democracy.  His book, "Capital in the 21st Century" caused a sensation with his provocative ideas.

 

Video #2. Richard Wilkinson, Public Health Researcher, describes how economic inequality harms societies, affecting health, lifespan & values like trust. He charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier and happier.

 

Video #3. Nick Hanauer, unrepentant venture capitalist and rich guy. His message - "Wake up! Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming"! Growing inequaity is about to push societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France.

 

Charlotte Mbali will facilitate discussion.  Come prepared with your ideas.

 

 

Event Date Thursday, 19 November 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 19 November 2015
Individual Price 20.00
For users of Windows 7 and older
 
Windows 10 is a huge departure from Windows 7 and all previous versions.  
 
Many users have a hard time making the transition.  In this practical session, Brendon will show you how to understand Windows 10 and provide you with updated skills to do things in Windows 10 that you used to be able to do in Windows XP and Windows 7!
 
For users of Windows 8
 
Windows 10 solves many of the annoyances of Windows 8.
If you were comfortable with Windows 8, and have upgraded to Windows 10, then this course is NOT for you.
 
If, on the other hand, you never mastered Windows 8, and are now struggling with Windows 10, then this course IS for you!
 
Prerequisites
 
Participants must bring their own laptops with Windows 10 installed. 
If your laptop has not been upgraded, please contact Brendon on 082 434 5343 well before the course to discuss the upgrade options.
Likewise, if you don't know what version of Windows you are running, call him first!
 
FREE to staff and students at Varsity College
 
Take advantage of our Early Bird and SAVE R100!
Event Date Saturday, 21 November 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 21 November 2015
Cut off date Friday, 20 November 2015
Individual Price 400.00

 

The Battle of the Sommein 1916 was one of the bloodiest and most controversial conflicts ever fought. It resulted in the death of 300,000 men.

This was filmed on the battlefield itself, in laboratories and on firing ranges.

Archaeologists, military historians and other experts investigate the factors that culminated in the most catastrophic bloodbath in the history of the British Army.

 

Please register on www.lllkzn.net or ring Rochelle 073 725 7381 or 0844466362 or 031 2055664

Pre-registered Early Bird      R30 eft or cash at door

Subscriber member R20

Unregistered R40 cash at door

Event Date Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Individual Price 40.00

Annual General Meeting of Life Long Learning KZN

Key note speaker - Ailsa Windsor of Going Places  - will speak on "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Movies"

Refeshments will be served

Time:  5.30 for 6 pm

For more info ring Rochelle on 031 205 56 64 or 084 44 66 362

Event Date Monday, 15 February 2016
Event End Date Monday, 15 February 2016
Cut off date Monday, 15 February 2016

This is a DVD

Prof David Sedlak, author, civil and environmental engineer and Director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, has developed cost-effective, safe and sustainable systems to manage water resources.

As the world's climate patterns continue to shift unpredictably, places where drinking water was once abundant may soon find reservoirs dry and groundwater aquifers depleted.

In this TED talk, Prof Sedlak shares 4 practical solutions to the ongoing urban water crisis. His goal is to create a water system capable of withstanding the challenges of climate change. He is particularly interested in the development of local sources of water.

For more info ring Rochelle 084 44 66 362

or 031 205 5664

Event Date Thursday, 18 February 2016
Event End Date Thursday, 18 February 2016
Cut off date Thursday, 18 February 2016
Individual Price 20.00

As our Internet speeds increase, and the cost of bandwidth goes down, watching TV series and movies online becomes more and more viable. In this presentation, Brendon Hatcher will cover understanding and using streaming TV to watch all your favourite shows.

See the detail page for group discounts.

Event Date Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Individual Price 300.00

Windows 10 is a huge departure from Windows 7 and all previous versions, and a “fix” for Windows 8.  Many users have a hard time making the transition.  In this practical session, Brendon Hatcher will show you how to understand Windows 10, and provide you with updated skills to do things in Windows 10 that you used to be able to do in Windows XP, 7 and 8!

See the detail page for group discounts.

Event Date Saturday, 27 February 2016
Event End Date Saturday, 27 February 2016
Cut off date Friday, 26 February 2016
Individual Price 600.00

[CANCELLED, AS THERE WERE NO BOOKINGS]

Google recently released a free photo and video storage facility. The facility allows you to:

  • Store unlimited photos and videos
  • Backup your phone, tablet and laptop photos and videos automatically
  • Share individual items and whole folders with selected people
  • Manage your image collections

See the detail page for group discounts.

Event Date Tuesday, 01 March 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 01 March 2016
Cut off date Sunday, 28 February 2016
Individual Price 300.00

one of the biggest technical leaps in Astronomy since Galileo !

Logan Govender of the Durban Astronomy Society will give a presentation. 

Detection on Feb 11 2016 of gravitational waves  through the new LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) telescope proved Einstein 's theory about spacetime.

LIGO technology will assist solving puzzles of modern physics, such as black holes and the Big Bang origin of the Universe

5 FREE tickets per school for Grade 12 learners

Pre-book and pay : R60 only per person/ R80 cash at door

Pre-booking essential on www.lllkzn.net

Event Date Monday, 07 March 2016
Event End Date Monday, 07 March 2016
Cut off date Monday, 07 March 2016
Individual Price 80.00

Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa. This presentation by Brendon Hatcher will equip you to shop online safely and effectively.

Event Date Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Cut off date Monday, 07 March 2016
Individual Price 300.00

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