William Logan

I have been an active member of U3A Port Phillip for three years taking classes across a range of topics and volunteering briefly in the Marie Kehoe Centre Office. I have seen first-hand how very important U3A is to older members of the local community, intellectually, socially and physically. I was honoured to be appointed to the Committee of Management in June 2022 where I hope to make a contribution to growing U3A Port Phillip.

By way of personal background, my wife Denise (also an active U3A member) and I have lived in St Kilda since 1987. We have raised two daughters, and have close relationships with three now-adult grandsons and a granddaughter. My leisure interests are sketching and painting, theatre, music and travel. I used to love skiing but no longer have the muscle power!

In terms of professional career, I taught and conducted research at the University of Melbourne (1965-7, 1971-4), Victoria University (1974-87) and Deakin University (1987-2011). I have been Professor Emeritus since ‘retiring’ in 2011. My research publications focus on cultural heritage, particularly in relation to human rights, sustainable development, peace and security, World Heritage and Asian heritage (especially Vietnam). This research led to being awarded an AM in 2020.

Outside of academia I was a member of the Victorian Heritage Council for six years and president of Australia ICOMOS for three. I have undertaken UNESCO and ICOMOS missions to Bangladesh, China, Laos, Pakistan and Vietnam and I was part of the small team that drafted UNESCO's World Heritage and Sustainable Development policy (adopted November 2015). An interesting career, visiting some of the most fascinating places in the world.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.