New for 2020/21
Group Leader Alan Freeland
Contact Alan Freeland – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07958 141570
Meets Thursday, 1400 – 1600. Monthly
The Art and Science of Communication
This is a new U3A Humanities Group. Using the wealth of talent from across the Farnham U3A to deliver presentations and talks and to lead discussions we will explore a wide variety of human communication related topics. We hope to provide a mixture of theory, fun and practical insight on the mysterious of human communication. Until we can safely get back into the Maltings the group will meet via Zoom on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Typically we will have a couple of topics per session.
To give a flavour of what is being planned these are some of the likely session topics:
Our instinct for language.
History and evolution of the English Language.
Why business people speak like idiots.
Presentations for enjoyment not death.
The language of diplomacy.
How to complain effectively and profitably.
How stories make us human.
Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale with prequels and sequels.
Classic translation. More art than science?
What did the ancient Greeks mean by….
Google Translate – A Janet and John guide.
Verbal Communication – The power of the human voice.
The voice in drama, poetry and comedy.
Visual stories and the power of images.
Semiotics – the power of signs and symbols.
Engaging communication of facts and figures.