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The Visegrád Group: A Brief Introduction

The Visegrád Group, named after the Hungarian castle-town of Visegrád, traces its origins to a summit meeting of leaders from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland held on February 15, 1991. Since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Visegrad Group now has four members (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland), and so it is... [More]
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<p>The Visegrád Group, named after the Hungarian castle-town of Visegrád, traces its origins to a summit meeting of leaders from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland held on February 15, 1991. Since

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17 Feb

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Tunis: Cross Road of Cultures

Join us as we explore the suprising city of Tunis, just one hour by air from Rome. Tunis is a place of startling contrasts where a French-style boulevarde lined with its cafes and patisseries in the Ville Nouvelle leads to the souks, hammams, mosques and historic houses in the centuries-old medina. A local train takes us to the ruins of Carthage... [More]
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<p>Join us as we explore the suprising city of Tunis, just one hour by air from Rome. Tunis is a place of startling contrasts where a French-style boulevarde lined with its cafes and patisseries in

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18 Feb

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Australia's Catastrophic Bushfires: Media Reporting and the ABC

This lecture, held in conjunction with the Friends of the ABC, will look at the catastrophic bushfires; media reporting by the different outlets; the role and influence of social media; the ABC’s emergency broadcasting and the imperative for proper funding for Australia’s national broadcaster.... [More]
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This lecture, held in conjunction with the Friends of the ABC, will look at the catastrophic bushfires; media reporting by the different outlets; the role and influence of social media; the ABC’s

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19 Feb

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Democracy Matters: Behind the Scenes on Election Day

What are the checks and balances that keep our elections fair and independent? How does the Australian Electoral Commission manage the greatest peacetime logistical operation each federal election? Who are the people manning the polling booths on election day and what happens to your vote after the polls close at 6 pm?... [More]
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What are the checks and balances that keep our elections fair and independent? How does the Australian Electoral Commission manage the greatest peacetime logistical operation each federal election?

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21 Feb

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Gertrude Lawrence: A Flamboyant Life

Gertrude Lawrence and the epitome of the party girl. Enjoy some glamour and fun as we explore the literary, historical and social worlds of this unique creative. Discover the unexpected fame of an odd looking girl, the productive partnerships and her theatrical life; and become familiar with some of the great social changes that began in the 1920s.... [More]
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Gertrude Lawrence and the epitome of the party girl. Enjoy some glamour and fun as we explore the literary, historical and social worlds of this unique creative. Discover the unexpected fame of an odd

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21 Feb

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The Great Barrier Reef and the Battles to Save It

Today the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis from climate change. Earlier in the 1960s it was threatened by oil drilling. Learn about the battles not only to save the Great Barrier Reef but the world’s oceans. Why are our oceans in such a serious shape? Why do many fear their collapse?... [More]
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Today the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis from climate change. Earlier in the 1960s it was threatened by oil drilling. Learn about the battles not only to save the Great Barrier Reef but the world’s

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24 Feb

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Fabulous Europe on a Budget

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels. Affordable transport, accommodation and off the beaten track sight seeing are all covered in this session. We also explore how to pack light, where to eat... [More]
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A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels.

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25 Feb

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What is an Oratorio?

"For my part, they give me an idea of heaven, where everybody is to sing whether they have voices or not." - Horace Walpole on Handel’s oratorios, 1743. Combining words and music with choir, soloists and orchestra, the oratorio is one of the grandest genres of classical music. Join us as we explore how this wonderful genre works, with its origins... [More]
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<em>"For my part, they give me an idea of heaven, where everybody is to sing whether they have voices or not."</em> - Horace Walpole on Handel’s oratorios, 1743. Combining words and music with choir,

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28 Feb

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Security in the Post-Soviet Space: A Brief Introduction

The countries of the Post-Soviet Space (i.e. the fifteen former Soviet republics which together once made up the USSR) are faced with a number of common security problems, in relation to various cultural, economic, military and/or political issues. In this one hour course, we will briefly survey six international organizations that have been... [More]
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<p>The countries of the Post-Soviet Space (i.e. the fifteen former Soviet republics which together once made up the USSR) are faced with a number of common security problems, in relation to various

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02 Mar

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Iconic Irish Cities: Derry and Kilkenny

Derry was a major centre for 1,000 years before its name was changed to Londonderry. Its walls encircle stories of the Siege of 1689 and the Troubles of the 1970s. Kilkenny was St Canice’s holy city, the seat of the medieval Irish Parliament in the 1300s and in the 1600s a Confederate hub against English dominance. Part history, part travelogue,... [More]
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<p>Derry was a major centre for 1,000 years before its name was changed to Londonderry. Its walls encircle stories of the Siege of 1689 and the Troubles of the 1970s. Kilkenny was St Canice’s holy

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03 Mar

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