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From history to literature, philosophy to science there is so much to discover. WEA Sydney offers great value for money and the chance to study in a relaxed environment. Our central CBD location is Easily accessible by public transport, and our high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors; at WEA Sydney classmates quickly become friends!

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Revisiting Classic Comic Poetry: Australian, English and American

Explore the wit and Wisdom of these great Masters, consider the social situations that produced them and learn something of the authors. There will be opportunities for class members to present their own favourites. COURSE OUTLINE We will revisit poems we have probably experienced in our early days and almost certainly see them with new, adult eyes... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Explore the wit and Wisdom of these great Masters, consider the social situations that produced them and learn something of the authors. There will be opportunities for class members to present

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03 Dec

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Battles on the Home Front: Conscription in Australia (1916-1917)

Examine the political, social, economic and religious context; the crucial role of women; and the tactics and propaganda of both sides in the conscription plebiscites in which Prime Minister Billy Hughes was twice defeated.... [More]
$31 Limited

Examine the political, social, economic and religious context; the crucial role of women; and the tactics and propaganda of both sides in the conscription plebiscites in which Prime Minister Billy

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13 Jan

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these two hours you are bound to see and hear things you... [More]
$38 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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11 Dec
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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15 Jan
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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16 Feb
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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18 Mar
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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05 Apr

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The History of the Mystery

There are secrets to be revealed, and mysteries to be solved. We search for clues, undeterred by red herrings, led by sleuths from the pens of Christie, Doyle, Chandler, and many more, as we uncover the history of the mystery! SUGGESTED READING Any mystery by Raymond Chandler, G K Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Eric Stanley... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>There are secrets to be revealed, and mysteries to be solved. We search for clues, undeterred by red herrings, led by sleuths from the pens of Christie, Doyle, Chandler, and many more, as we

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15 Jan

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A History of English

The history of the English language is a long and tortured tale. From its beginnings as a transported mongrel Germanic potpourri of dialects, through to its domination of the world as the predominant language of the 21st century, it has survived against all odds and flourished beyond all expectations. In this course we will track these up and downs... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The history of the English language is a long and tortured tale. From its beginnings as a transported mongrel Germanic potpourri of dialects, through to its domination of the world as the

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17 Jan

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place. Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located along Macquarie St and George St between Martin Place and Bathurst St respectively. Not only are these buildings architecturally impressive and showcasing fascinating features, but many... [More]
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

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18 Jan
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

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21 Mar

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The Incredible Untold Story of Oleg Gordievsky - Russian and British Spy

Over the thirty years from the fifties to the nineteen eighties Gordiesvky worked for the British as a double agent. He was the most senior Russian KGB agent ever to become a spy for the west and a confidant of both Thatcher and Reagan. But eventually he was betrayed by an American working for the CIA and he tried to flee Moscow.... [More]
$22 Limited

Over the thirty years from the fifties to the nineteen eighties Gordiesvky worked for the British as a double agent. He was the most senior Russian KGB agent ever to become a spy for the west and a

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21 Jan

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Queens in their Day: Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley

Grace, the ‘Pirate Queen’ from Connaught, and Elizabeth, the ‘Virgin Queen’ of England were high-profile leaders, one of resistance to English rule in Ireland, the other of insistence on Tudor domination. They discharged their roles in very different ways. They also met, in London, and apparently liked each other greatly. Neither achieved their... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Grace, the ‘Pirate Queen’ from Connaught, and Elizabeth, the ‘Virgin Queen’ of England were high-profile leaders, one of resistance to English rule in Ireland, the other of insistence on Tudor

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22 Jan

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Scientists and Philosophers Need to Talk

We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don’t – and even the experts don’t! These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and Tibor offers some deep philosophical insights into them.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don’t –

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22 Jan

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The Greece & Crete Campaign of 1941

The Greece and Crete campaign was one of the seldom mentioned failures of the Second World War. What part did Australia play in this and what was the cost? This course looks at the strategy behind the campaign, the action that occurred, sometimes desperate and bloody, and the reasons for its failure. Who was to blame and what do the Greeks think of... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Greece and Crete campaign was one of the seldom mentioned failures of the Second World War. What part did Australia play in this and what was the cost? This course looks at the strategy behind

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23 Jan

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