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Lecture #5 in our Seminar Series:  Water, Electricity and Sanitation: What you need to know

 

Providing water is a long, complicated and expensive process with many role -players -  from capturing and storing the rain, to treating it to a drinkable standard and then conveying it to the taps.

 

Umgeni Water has been diligently providing the greater Pietermaritzburg- Durban region, amongst other regions, with a reliable supply of drinking water for over 40 years.

 

Steve Gillham, General Manager: Engineering & Scientific Services of Umgeni Water will explain the role of Umgeni Water.

 

Cost:  Donation 

 

For mor info ring Bernard on 031 201 2301 or Rochelle 031 2055664 or 084 44 66 362

Event Date Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Cut off date Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Viewing of 45 min video documentary, The Secrets of Mary Magdalene, based on the nonfiction book by Dan Burstein and Arne de Keizer.

Video paints a broad introductory picture of Mary Magdalene with input from leading experts in religious scholarship such as Susan Haskins, Elaine Pagels, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona and Jane Schaberg. 

 

 

For further information please contact Dina on 0739612445 or 031 209 5895

Or ring Rochelle on 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

Register on our website LLLkzn.net (Select the “Full Course” or the “Single Session”)

 

 

 

 

 

Event Date Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Individual Price 80.00

Wednesday evening  29 June 2016 (6pm-8pm)

Varsity College, Durban North

 

We are extremely privileged to host Neil McCleod.  Don’t miss out! Register now to avoid disappointment.

 

Neil is widely known as having been the Head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation which he ran expertly for 22 years enabling the people of greater Durban to enjoy excellent quality tap water.

 

After being involved in the water and sanitation sector for almost 45 years he retired in 2014 and currently works as a consultant as well as being an Honorary Research Fellow at UKZN.

 

Neil will discuss the miracle of the exceptional quality of Durban’s water

 

For more info call Bernard Bryers on 031 201 2301 or 0724858097

Or Rochelle 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

Cost:  Donation

 

All Welcome

Event Date Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Cut off date Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Tuesday 5 July 2015: 6pm - 8pm

St Thomas' Anglican Church

R80 cash at door or R60 pre-paid

R180 for the balance of the course (4 sessions)

 

 

Reviewing the Sources:

 

  • 12 Sentences in the Gospels of the New Testament;
  • Significant mention in the Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi;
  • Popular subject in medieval legends
  • Gallery of illuminated ancient manuscripts, frescoes and paintings.

 

The Religio-historical context: circa 40-800:

 

  • Destruction of Jerusalem;
  • Persecution of Christians;
  • Gnosticism;
  • Justinian Plague;
  • Pope Gregory sermon 591;
  • Charlemagne 800

 

 

For further information please contact Dina on 0739612445 or 031 209 5895

Or ring Rochelle on 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

Register on our website LLLkzn.net (Select the “Full Course” or the “Single Session”)

Event Date Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Individual Price 80.00

Wednesday evening  6 July 2016 (6pm-8pm)

Varsity College, Durban North

 

Susanna is an energy consultant who worked  in the eThekwini Municipality Energy Office.

 

She will give a brief overview of the energy situation in Durban and then focus on four new energy technologies :

 

  • solar water heaters and
  •  heat pumps for water heating
  • solar photovoltaic turbines
  • and small wind turbines for generating electricity.

 

Their functioning, cost and legal issues will be briefly explained.

 

For more info call Bernard Bryers on 031 201 2301 or 0724858097

Or Rochelle 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

Cost:  Donation

 

All Welcome

Event Date Wednesday, 06 July 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 06 July 2016

2 hour session. Audio-visual presentation with discussion (notes to be provided)

 Tuesday Night 12 July 2016 : 6 - 8 pm

St Thomas' Anglican Church

Cost: R80 cash at door. R60 early bird pre-booked and pre-paid

  

  Dina will take us on a visual journey through the Religious art and the iconography of Mary Magdalene which represents Mary Magdalene as The Prostitute; the Repentant Sinner; the Saint

 

 For further information contact Dina on 073 961 2445 or 031 209 5895

Or ring Rochelle on 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

 

Event Date Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Individual Price 80.00

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.

Event Date Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tuesday 19 July 2016 @ 6pm

 Presenter: Dina Cormick, visual artist and feminist theologian. She will trace a  journey through legends, artworks and history in search of the real Mary Magdalene

2 hour sessions. Audio-visual presentation with discussion (notes to be provided)

 

Cost:  Single session:                     R80 at door (R60 if pre-booked and pre-paid)

                                                                  Includes light refreshments

 

Venue:           St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 195 Musgrave Road, Berea

Time:             6pm -8pm

 

Parking:Secure offstreet parking in the grounds of the Anglican Church – entrance in Essenwood Road, down a lane, opposite DHS fields. There will be a janitor monitoring the carpark

 

 

Exploring the legends, folktales and myths of Mary Magdalene

 

Ephesus, Vezelay, Ste Baume, Provence, Digby play, The Golden Legend


The visual representation of Mary Magdalene became an instrument of ecclesiastical propaganda - she was to be regarded as the archetype of woman’s inherent propensity towards sinfulness. 

 

 Hence the artworks of Mary Magdalene as ‘penitent’ zigzag between “feather tights” (covered in body hair) and holy pornography la conchiglia.

 

You may contact Dina on 073 961 2445 or  031 209 5895

Or ring Rochelle on 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

Event Date Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Individual Price 80.00

British Heritage Society 

Fergusen Road Glenwood  ( secure parking in the grounds of the Berea Bowling Club)

TED talk - Ideas Worth Spreading  - This is a video recording.

Charlotte Mbali will facilitate the discussion after the viewing.

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

Cost: R40 cash at door or R30 pre-booked

Subscriber members pay R20

 

Event Date Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Individual Price 40.00

Windows 10 is only free until 29 July! After that you will have to pay for it!

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!

  • If you have Windows XP, you should probably not upgrade without checking with Brendon first
  • If you have Windows 7, you should probably upgrade
  • If you have Windows 8, you should definitely upgrade
  • If you don't know which version of Windows you have, you should call Brendon on 082 434 5343
Event Date Saturday, 23 July 2016
Event End Date Saturday, 23 July 2016
Cut off date Saturday, 23 July 2016

Tuesday 26 July 2016 @ 6pm

 

Last session of the 5 Week course: The Secrets of Mary Magdalene : Myth and Metaphor  or…‘Who Framed Mary Magdalene?’

 

 Presenter: Dina Cormick, visual artist and feminist theologian. She will trace a  journey through legends, artworks and history in search of the real Mary Magdalene.  

 

Mary Magdalene reclaimed, reinvented but still tainted - Review of the various images of Mary Magdalene as depicted in religious art throughout the ages

 

religio-historical context:

  • circa 1945 Nag Hammadi texts
  • 1969 Pope claims Mary Magdalene as Apostle of Apostles,
  • Godspell
  • JC Superstar,
  • Da Vinci Code
  • New Age and Feminist movement

  

You may contact Dina on 073 961 2445 or  031 209 5895

Or ring Rochelle on 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

 

Event Date Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Individual Price 80.00

Tuesday 26 July 2016 @ 6pm

 

Last session of the 5 Week course: The Secrets of Mary Magdalene : Myth and Metaphor  or…‘Who Framed Mary Magdalene?’

 

 Presenter: Dina Cormick, visual artist and feminist theologian. She will trace a  journey through legends, artworks and history in search of the real Mary Magdalene.  

 

Mary Magdalene reclaimed, reinvented but still tainted - Review of the various images of Mary Magdalene as depicted in religious art throughout the ages

 

religio-historical context:

  • circa 1945 Nag Hammadi texts
  • 1969 Pope claims Mary Magdalene as Apostle of Apostles,
  • Godspell
  • JC Superstar,
  • Da Vinci Code
  • New Age and Feminist movement

  

You may contact Dina on 073 961 2445 or  031 209 5895

Or ring Rochelle on 031 205 5664 or 084 44 66 362

 

 

Event Date Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Individual Price 80.00

In August 1816, 18 year old Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein, a novel about

a scientist who created a hideous destructive monster.

 We hope you will join us in celebrating the bi-centennial of Mary Shelley’s novel

When: Wed evening 10 August 2016 @ 6pm

Where: Varsity College, Durban North

CostR60 -  Early bird pre-booking or R80 cash at door

 

We will explore the literary precursors of such a monster ( from Beowulf and Shakespeare’s Tempest) and examine the contemporary influences of Shelley’s famous husband and other Romantic poets.

 We then move on to the development of the monster in science and its enduring legacy in science fiction, horror fiction and films.

 Presenters

 Charlotte Mbali …. who, as an Oxford undergraduate, majored in English Literature, and later specialised in nineteenth century literature for a B. Phil.

 Colin Sinclair….who has been reading and thinking about science fiction for over 60 years (not quite before Frankenstein).

 Outline

 Part 1

  • Lake Geneva holiday for the Shelleys
  • Why did Mary write the story and what was she intending to write?
  • Summary of the novel, “Frankenstein”
  • Frankenstein’s monster and literary comparisons

 Grendel in “Beowulf

 Caliban and Ariel in “TheTempest”

 Compare and Contrast these with Mary Shelley’s man-made monster

  • Discussion

Part 2

  • Science in early 19th century, and up to 21st century with artificial intelligence and gene splicing
  • Frankenstein’s legacy
  • Science fiction – robots, androids, clones, AI, mad scientists, and more.
  • Horror fiction
  • Films
  • Popular culture

 For more information kindly ring Rochelle on 084 44 66 362 or 031 20 55 664

Event Date Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Cut off date Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Individual Price 80.00

Friday morning 19 August 2016 at 10.30

British Cultural and Heritage Association

 

Cost: R40 cash at door or pre-book and pay only R30 (includes refreshments)

Subscriber members pay only R20

 

A fun, irreverent and witty look at the influence of Mary Shelley’s epic novel , “Frankenstein”,  on science and culture

 

It is  presented by the BBC Radio 4 program, The Infinite Monkey Cage.

 

We will hear the views of experts - an evolutionary biologist and a writer on popular culture.

  

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

Event Date Friday, 19 August 2016
Event End Date Friday, 19 August 2016
Cut off date Friday, 19 August 2016
Individual Price 40.00

Wednesday morning 24 August 2016

Bus leaves from Hunt Road cor Che Guevara Road (Moore), Glenwood at 8.30 am

Secure parking in The Village Shopping Centre (Spar)

 

Cost:  R250.  Must pre-book and pay before 23 August 2016. 

Book on-line : LLLkzn.net  or ring Charlotte 031 201 6195

 

Join us on an exciting and interesting bus trip guided by an environmentalist and instructed by staff from Umgeni Water.

 

We will visit the Palmiet river source; a water treatment plant; the Inanda and Hazelmere Dams

 

For more information ring Charlotte on 031 201 6195.

Event Date Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Cut off date Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Individual Price 250.00

Prelude to parts 3 - 5 of Secrets of Mary Magdalene: Myth or Metaphor  or… ‘Who Framed Mary Magdalene?’

If you attended the first 2 sessions at St Thomas Church in September, skip the video and attend the 3 sessions that follow (October 19, 26 & Nov 2, 2016).

If you missed the first 2 sessions, and would like to catch up and then attend the 3 remaining sessions, we recommend that you attend this video showing.  Attendance is free, provided you book for at least one of the sessions.

Event Date Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Cut off date Thursday, 20 October 2016

This is a continuation of Secrets of Mary Magdalene: Myth or Metaphor  or… ‘Who Framed Mary Magdalene?’
The first 2 sessions were held at St Thomas Church in September.

We will be exploring the Iconography – delving into the layers of symbolism beneath religious imagery… artworks from the Golden Age of Siena ... right up to Francis Bacon!

Event Date Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Cut off date Thursday, 20 October 2016
Individual Price 50.00

This is a continuation of Secrets of Mary Magdalene: Myth or Metaphor  or… ‘Who Framed Mary Magdalene?’
The first 2 sessions were held at St Thomas Church in September.

We will look at the Medieval Legends about Mary Magdalene which still continue to captivate the interests of artists and contemporary story-tellers.. The visual representation of Mary Magdalene has become an instrument of ecclesiastical propaganda – her story represents the archetype of woman’s inherent propensity towards sinfulness. [all within Religious-Historical context: circa 975 – 1878 : persecution of witches, Great Plague, the Crusades, Inquisition…]

Event Date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Cut off date Thursday, 27 October 2016
Individual Price 50.00

This is a continuation of Secrets of Mary Magdalene: Myth or Metaphor  or… ‘Who Framed Mary Magdalene?’
The first 2 sessions were held at St Thomas Church in September.

(all within religious-historical context: circa 1945 -2016  [1945 - Nag Hammadi texts, 1969-Pope reclaims Mary Magdalene as Apostle of Apostles, surge of books, musicals, movies like Godspell, JC Superstar, Da Vinci Code… New Age and Feminist Movement quarrel]

Event Date Wednesday, 02 November 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 02 November 2016
Cut off date Thursday, 03 November 2016
Individual Price 50.00

Manufacturers and designers are making rapid strides in the development of driverless cars, and we can anticipate them being a feature of our daily lives in the not-too-distant future.

The presentation will include videos and a Q&A session to explore:

Event Date Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Cut off date Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Individual Price 50.00

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