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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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Shaping a Sustainable Environment for Planet Earth

Familiarise yourself with the key principles of climate change science and global warming; as well as to public policy and the legal measures available to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>Familiarise yourself with the key principles of climate change science and global warming; as well as to public policy and the legal measures available to address the urgent need to reduce

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17 Feb

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What is Light? A Historical Journey from Euclid to Feynman

Understanding how light behaves is relatively easy. But what exactly is light? A wave? A particle? An emanation from God? Or a quantum excitation in a field? This is a question which has exercised some of the greatest minds of Science. Come on a journey from Euclid to Galileo and Newton; Faraday, Maxwell and Hertz; then on to Einstein’s Special... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Understanding how light behaves is relatively easy. But what exactly is light? A wave? A particle? An emanation from God? Or a quantum excitation in a field? This is a question which has exercised

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24 Feb

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From Rembrandt & Vermeer to Jan Davidsz de Heem - Artists and Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age

Rembrandt and Vermeer are familiar names but so many more artists painted wonderful visual feasts of 17th century Dutch Art in extravagant table feasts, interesting portraits, peeking behind closed doors, humorous pub scenes and life on the seas. The love of Dutch Golden Age art is enduring and in this series of three lectures we will look at not... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Rembrandt and Vermeer are familiar names but so many more artists painted wonderful visual feasts of 17th century Dutch Art in extravagant table feasts, interesting portraits, peeking behind closed

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02 Mar

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The Dismissal: The Sacking of the Whitlam Government

The 1970s were a period of great change and reform. Gough Whitlam’s Labor government was elected after 23 years of coalition government and promises of great reform. While it delivered the reforms promised, it created huge opposition from business and conservatives and, at times, showed a clumsiness and lack of control that would attract criticism.... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The 1970s were a period of great change and reform. Gough Whitlam’s Labor government was elected after 23 years of coalition government and promises of great reform. While it delivered the reforms

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03 Mar

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone North Walk

Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. One cluster of such buildings is located along Bridge St at the Northern end of the CBD. Not only are these buildings architecturally impressive and showcasing fascinating features, but many interesting stories are attached to the people planning, constructing and using them.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. One cluster of such buildings is located along Bridge St at the Northern end of the CBD. Not only are these buildings

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03 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. One cluster of such buildings is located along Bridge St at the Northern end of the CBD. Not only are these buildings

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26 May

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The Mysterious Life of Rudolf Hess

Hess became Hitler’s friend and confidant after the 1923 Munich Putsch attempt; scribing Mein Kampf in the Landsberg prison and becoming Deputy Nazi Party Leader in 1933. In May 1941 he embarked on a secret ‘peace’ mission which shocked the world, when he flew at night to Scotland, and parachuted into a field. Staying in British custody until the... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Hess became Hitler’s friend and confidant after the 1923 Munich Putsch attempt; scribing Mein Kampf in the Landsberg prison and becoming Deputy Nazi Party Leader in 1933. In May 1941 he embarked on

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04 Mar

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Finding Convict Ancestors

The course provides a basic introduction to the main sources of information required to locating or confirming Australian convict ancestors and an understanding of the convict system. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>The course provides a basic introduction to the main sources of information required to locating or confirming Australian convict ancestors and an understanding of the convict system. It provides

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06 Mar

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History of The English Language

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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07 Mar

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A Walk Down the Via Appia Antica

One of the greatest pleasures any visitor to Rome can have is to follow in the footsteps of centurions and saints on the Empire’s most famous road, passing tombs, catacombs, churches, circuses and villas through vistas of incomparable beauty. The very stones beneath your feet are nearly 2000 years old, but the road encompasses and defies time –... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>One of the greatest pleasures any visitor to Rome can have is to follow in the footsteps of centurions and saints on the Empire’s most famous road, passing tombs, catacombs, churches, circuses and

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08 Mar

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I Am Woman: Damsels in Distress, Femme Fatales and Women of Substance

This short course takes a comprehensive yet fun look at three female representations in fiction. Explore how poetry, film, novels and plays present the Damsel in Distress, the Femme Fatale and the Woman of Substance. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>This short course takes a comprehensive yet fun look at three female representations in fiction. Explore how poetry, film, novels and plays present the Damsel in Distress, the Femme Fatale and the

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09 Mar

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