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Arctic Ocean Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Arctic Council, founded on September 19, 1996, is the major regional body responsible for coordination of the eight Arctic nations: the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Each of these nations has different policies and priorities in the Arctic Ocean region, but all share concerns about sovereignty and defence,... [More]
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<p>The Arctic Council, founded on September 19, 1996, is the major regional body responsible for coordination of the eight Arctic nations: the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland,

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02 Nov

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Blenheim Palace and Cliveden

We visit two estates built by the nobility: Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to John Churchill to celebrate a battle victory, and Cliveden was built for the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a love nest. Power, prestige and scandals were a part of the deal. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to... [More]
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<p>We visit two estates built by the nobility: Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to John Churchill to celebrate a battle victory, and Cliveden was built for the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a love nest

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03 Nov

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Joan of Arc on the Anniversary of her Canonisation

Joan of Arc, burned at the stake on May 30, 1431, at the age of 18, was one of the Medieval World’s most remarkable characters. A fearless warrior and a committed patriot, she was also deeply religious. On the centenary of her canonisation in 1920, we explore her personality, and the complexities of her brief career, trial, condemnation and... [More]
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<p>Joan of Arc, burned at the stake on May 30, 1431, at the age of 18, was one of the Medieval World’s most remarkable characters. A fearless warrior and a committed patriot, she was also deeply

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06 Nov

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Baltic Sea Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), founded on March 6, 1992, consists of eleven states (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden) plus the European Union. In this course, we will consider the politics of the Baltic Sea region, with a focus on the history, structures, and functions of... [More]
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<p>The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), founded on March 6, 1992, consists of eleven states (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden)

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09 Nov

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The Overthrow and Execution of Mussolini

Mussolini was not in control of Italy from July 1943 when the fascist dictator and his Grand Fascist Council were arrested by order of King Victory Emanuel III. His execution by firing squad on the 28th April 1945 was a humiliating affair. His corpse and that of his young mistress Clara Petacci and other fascist leaders were hung upside down from a... [More]
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<p>Mussolini was not in control of Italy from July 1943 when the fascist dictator and his Grand Fascist Council were arrested by order of King Victory Emanuel III. His execution by firing squad on the

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13 Nov

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China: Friend or Foe?

We explore China’s international aims and priorities. What motivates the slogan “China Has Stood Up?” and how is Australia affected? This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.... [More]
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<p>We explore China’s international aims and priorities. What motivates the slogan “China Has Stood Up?” and how is Australia affected?</p><p><strong>This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA

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16 Nov

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Classic Irish Villages: Rostrevor and Clonakilty

In East Ulster and in West Cork, two urban centres highlight Ireland’s varieties and similarities. Rostrevor sits on picturesque Carlingford Lough at the foot of the Mourne Mountains almost equidistant from Belfast and Dublin. C.S. Lewis found his ‘idea of Narnea’ here. Clonakilty on the south coast is an architectural gem, with good beaches, and... [More]
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<p>In East Ulster and in West Cork, two urban centres highlight Ireland’s varieties and similarities. Rostrevor sits on picturesque Carlingford Lough at the foot of the Mourne Mountains almost

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17 Nov
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This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 17 November by request of the lecturer.

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Goya – A Painter for His Age

In the midst of Francisco Goya’s great success as First Court Painter to the king of Spain lay a deep unease. This was to be expressed in his art – as Goya’s ambitions went beyond the court’s demands for superficial tapestry designs and the churning out of portraits for the privileged. In a world dealing with the new modernity of the Enlightenment... [More]
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<p>In the midst of Francisco Goya’s great success as First Court Painter to the king of Spain lay a deep unease. This was to be expressed in his art – as Goya’s ambitions went beyond the court’s

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20 Nov

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Black Sea Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), founded on June 25, 1992, is a major regional organization responsible for the maintenance of cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity between its twelve members: Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; Georgia; Greece; Moldova; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Turkey; and Ukraine. In this... [More]
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<p>The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), founded on June 25, 1992, is a major regional organization responsible for the maintenance of cooperation, peace, stability and

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23 Nov

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Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a land of immense wealth and poverty that arguably contains the most beautiful architecture in the world. This is an opportunity to discuss India’s... [More]
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<p>Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics,

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24 Nov

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