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From French Royalty to Empire - Art and Decorative Elegance

When Louis XIV made Versailles the Royal residence of France in 1682, he established an elegance in the decorative style that was copied all over Europe. Despite the French Revolution, French style stayed in focus into the Empire period of Napoleon. And throughout, there were great artisans and artists such as Watteau, Chardin, Boucher, Fragonard,... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>When Louis XIV made Versailles the Royal residence of France in 1682, he established an elegance in the decorative style that was copied all over Europe. Despite the French Revolution, French style

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13 Aug

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Writing after Auschwitz: Nazism and the Holocaust in Post-War German Literature

After the Second World War, German literature has constantly been affected by its controversial past. The impact of the Nazi regime, and of the Holocaust, and their ethical, political and aesthetic implications, have concerned not only the writers of the first generation, who directly experienced those years, but also the authors of the following... [More]
$222 Limited / $200

<p>After the Second World War, German literature has constantly been affected by its controversial past. The impact of the Nazi regime, and of the Holocaust, and their ethical, political and aesthetic

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16 Aug

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The Venetian Republic

Travellers in many parts of the eastern Mediterranean often come across the relics of the Venetian Republic in the form of giant brick walls which are still largely intact, despite repeated attacks and the depredations of people stealing the bricks to build their own houses and fences. This course tells the story of eight centuries of troubled... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Travellers in many parts of the eastern Mediterranean often come across the relics of the Venetian Republic in the form of giant brick walls which are still largely intact, despite repeated attacks

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16 Aug

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Ethics in Focus: Lying and Truthfulness

What makes lying so bad? Is it because it harms others or because it harms oneself or because of both? If you have lied to someone, can you still rectify your moral status and regain that person’s trust? To put it differently, is lying still forgivable if it is done only once and contemptible only when you develop the habit of lying? Two... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>What makes lying so bad? Is it because it harms others or because it harms oneself or because of both? If you have lied to someone, can you still rectify your moral status and regain that person’s

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19 Aug

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Jeffrey Epstein: Sex Trafficking, Suicide and the US Justice System

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has avoided a fresh array of charges by apparently committing suicide. It would have been the trial of the year, if not the decade. New York authorities have said that the conspiracy criminal charges will still be investigated and so some very famous people may yet be haunted by their association with Epstein.... [More]
$20 Limited

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has avoided a fresh array of charges by apparently committing suicide. It would have been the trial of the year, if not the decade. New York authorities have

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23 Aug

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Turkish Local Elections: The Fall of Istanbul

After 25 years Islamists lost Istanbul in local elections in April. Although the Islamist AKP won the overall vote in Turkey and more municipalities than the opposition, the loss of Istanbul and Ankara caused them anxiety. Is this the beginning of the end for President Erdoğan and AKP?... [More]
$20 Limited

After 25 years Islamists lost Istanbul in local elections in April. Although the Islamist AKP won the overall vote in Turkey and more municipalities than the opposition, the loss of Istanbul and

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26 Aug

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Recording and Preserving Precious Memories

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Pauline Curby The memories of older family members and friends add greatly to our understanding of the past. Those with links to local community organisations, such as societies, clubs and groups, also have their stories... [More]
$35 Limited / $32

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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28 Aug

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Minds of All Kinds: Understanding Autism and Neurodiversity

Guest Speakers: Judy Singer – Originator of the concept of Neurodiversity, UTS Janine Booth – Convenor of the UK Labour Party Autism and Neurodiversity Manifesto and author of Autism Equality in the Workplace Judy and Janine will talk about how the idea of ‘neurodiversity’ can help us accept that different people have different brains, and that... [More]
$19 $15 Limited

<p><strong>Guest Speakers:</strong></p><ul><li>Judy Singer – Originator of the concept of Neurodiversity, UTS</li><li>Janine Booth – Convenor of the UK Labour Party Autism and Neurodiversity Manifesto

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28 Aug

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DNA: The Molecule of Life

In the last half century, our knowledge of life has been revolutionised by the finding that DNA is the molecule that carries the genetic information that determines the characteristics of any organism. This course will introduce students to the history of the discovery of the chemical structure of DNA, the structure itself, its role in the... [More]
$92 Limited / $83

<p>In the last half century, our knowledge of life has been revolutionised by the finding that DNA is the molecule that carries the genetic information that determines the characteristics of any

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31 Aug

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The European Union: A Brief Introduction

The European Union, founded in 1993, is Europe’s leading international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the EU, from the creation in 1950 of the European Coal and Steel Community until today. We will then consider the membership, purpose and structures of the EU, as well as the ways in which... [More]
$20 Limited

<p>The European Union, founded in 1993, is Europe’s leading international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the EU, from the creation in 1950 of

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02 Sep

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