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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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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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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]
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<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]
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<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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100 Years After: The League of Nations and the Outcomes of World War I (1920-1946)

The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context of the expectations of European politicians, and the citizens of their countries. SUGGESTED READING Gary B. Ostower, with George J. Lankevich, ed. The... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context

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24 Jan

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Ultimate Ultimo Walk

Meet outside the Southern Entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to an exciting inner-city suburb changing from cornfields and cow paddocks to Sydney’s industrial heart. Today it is a neighbourhood of modern city living, culture, entertainment and education... [More]
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<em><strong>Meet outside the Southern Entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to

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25 Jan
$39 Limited

<em><strong>Meet outside the Southern Entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to

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28 Mar

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Egypt: 3000 Years of History

Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to placing Egypt’s famous monuments and individuals in an overall historical context. Students will read ancient Egyptian documents in translation and be... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to

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28 Jan

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Philosophy of Language: The Sophists to Sociolinguistics

From the beginning of both Eastern and Western philosophy, the nature of language was a major issue. Sanskrit scholars and grammarians (400 BCE) raise many of the questions which travel down through history: How does language convey truth; what is the connection between words and things; does language describe reality; what is languages' connection... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>From the beginning of both Eastern and Western philosophy, the nature of language was a major issue. Sanskrit scholars and grammarians (400 BCE) raise many of the questions which travel down

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28 Jan

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Women in the Ancient Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Egyptian World

Explore the lives of women from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Anatolia, Greece, Etruria and Rome. We look at their development in art, religion and society from the Neolithic period (c7000BC) to the Late Roman era. The world of women in the family, society and religion will be revealed through ancient texts, artefacts and archaeology – with some... [More]
$250 Limited / $225

<p>Explore the lives of women from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Anatolia, Greece, Etruria and Rome. We look at their development in art, religion and society from the Neolithic period (c7000BC) to

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29 Jan

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Ancient Greek Mechanics: Technologies, Tricks and Toys

Ancient Greek engineers, such as Archimedes of Syracuse, Philon of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and Pappus of Alexandria, invented and used numerous mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices. Greeks measured distance with hodometers and time with sundials and clepsydras (hydraulic clocks), and made hydraulic alarm clocks. They used complicated... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ancient Greek engineers, such as Archimedes of Syracuse, Philon of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and Pappus of Alexandria, invented and used numerous mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices.

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30 Jan

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