U3A Clarence - amateur's Who's Who

A course of store-telling of biographies.

This course was conducted by Glenn Pullen in Term 1, 2003 for a group of about 25 people. Members were asked to prepare and read (or tell) a short account of the life or an aspect of the life of someone who interested them. While members were encouraged to avoid the 'great’ figures of history, no restrictions on subject matter were imposed. The result was a diverse range of stories, all fascinating, which, in often severely edited form, are reproduced in these web pages. What these pages do not convey is the lively discussion that followed most presentations which prompted ad hoc additional stories that regrettably were not recorded. Some of the contributions have not been identified by their presenter and some presenters preferred to remain anonymous. The order of biographies shown here does not reflect the sequence of their presentation. The tutor thanks all participants for a delightful experience over ten weeks.
Bishop, Ruth Frances -
Home, sweet home - by Stan Majewski
C. Y. O'Connor - by Margaret Lawler
I hate cranes - by Margaret Watson
Bobby Gibbes - by Mary Kehl
The Weasel - by Francis Townshend
David Henry Lewis -
The genes that fathered genius - by Miriam Middleton
Lady Jane Franklin - by Jenny Nurse
Princess of pretense - by Rosemary Dykes
Percy Clyde Statton - from an article by Billy Marshall-Stoneking
Tommy Windich - by Margaret Lawler
Evan Morgan, the voluble Celt - by Mary Kehl
Mary Moody: a classic baby boomer - by Pat Hallam
Jim Stebbings' tale - by Peter Stevenson
The counterfeit count - by Rosemary Dykes
George Fox and 350 years of Quakerism - by Ron Darvell
from Three Men in a Boat - quoted by Francis Townshend
Gun carriage - by Francis Townshend
John Parry: King Island's heroic rescuer - per Colin Pyefinch
Elizabeth Fry - by Hortense Schoen
Critchley Parker 1911-1942 - by Jenny Nurse
Sappho - by Margaret Beasley
Hildegarde of Bingen 1098-1179 - by Elizabeth Darvell
C. Y. O'Connor - by Margaret Lawler
Robert Fitzroy 1805-1865 - by Peter Stevenson
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - by Pam Terry
Rachel Carson and Rosalind Franklin - by Rod Downie
Marie Curie - by MargaretWatson
F/Lt Phillip John Tudor Pile, DFC - by Humphrey Beckitt
Conditions on convict transport ships - by Colin Pyefinch
Against convention - by Stan Majewski
Prof. Frederick Cossom Hollows, AC - by Judith Mudaliar

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