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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 Environmental Sustainability on Planet Earth

An introduction to contemporary environmental science, climate change, and sustainability; looking at the local and global policy framework, as well as key legal concepts. We also look at planning, establishing and implementing sustainability campaigns. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to environmental science, climate change and sustainability... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>An introduction to contemporary environmental science, climate change, and sustainability; looking at the local and global policy framework, as well as key legal concepts. We also look at planning,

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12 Feb

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How to Argue Like a Philosopher

Learn how to argue like a philosopher! Put together your own Philosophical Toolkit. Arguments and reason are important in many fields but more so in philosophy. What empirical proof is to science, argumentation and good inferences are to philosophy as well as in law. But sometimes even philosophers make bad arguments. We will cover the following... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Learn how to argue like a philosopher! Put together your own Philosophical Toolkit. Arguments and reason are important in many fields but more so in philosophy. What empirical proof is to science,

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13 Feb

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Italian Film Session

An opportunity to see an Italian film and afterwards, to discuss the film (in English). As the film is subtitled and the post film discussion in English, the session is suitable for students of all levels of Italian and also other students of the WEA who are interested in films and European film history. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this... [More]
$99 Limited / $89

<p>An opportunity to see an Italian film and afterwards, to discuss the film (in English). As the film is subtitled and the post film discussion in English, the session is suitable for students of all

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14 Feb

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Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a

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15 Feb

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Democracy Matters: Behind the Scenes on Election Day

What are the checks and balances that keep our elections fair and independent? How does the Australian Electoral Commission manage the greatest peacetime logistical operation each federal election? Who are the people manning the polling booths on election day and what happens to your vote after the polls close at 6 pm?... [More]
$22 Limited

What are the checks and balances that keep our elections fair and independent? How does the Australian Electoral Commission manage the greatest peacetime logistical operation each federal election?

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21 Feb

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Australia on the Map

Every visitor who passes through the vestibule of the Mitchell Library stops to admire the magnificent marble mosaic of the Tasman Map. Over a period of only forty years from 1606 to 1644 and based on sixteen separate discoveries, the first map of Australia took shape and was not to change for another 125 years until the British explorer James Cook... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Every visitor who passes through the vestibule of the Mitchell Library stops to admire the magnificent marble mosaic of the Tasman Map. Over a period of only forty years from 1606 to 1644 and based

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22 Feb

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The Great Barrier Reef and the Battles to Save It

Today the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis from climate change. Earlier in the 1960s it was threatened by oil drilling. Learn about the battles not only to save the Great Barrier Reef but the world’s oceans. Why are our oceans in such a serious shape? Why do many fear their collapse?... [More]
$22 Limited

Today the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis from climate change. Earlier in the 1960s it was threatened by oil drilling. Learn about the battles not only to save the Great Barrier Reef but the world’s

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24 Feb

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Avantgarde Movements in Architecture and Design Revisited

An overview of the emergence of the Avantgarde movements in the early 20th century. We focus on the importance and influence of these movements on both: the cultural contextualisation of the industrial revolution and the aesthetics and standardisation of industry itself. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction: Grasping the Industrial Revolution and its... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>An overview of the emergence of the Avantgarde movements in the early 20th century. We focus on the importance and influence of these movements on both: the cultural contextualisation of the

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25 Feb

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What is Germany's Role in the World?

From Washington to Warsaw, and from Beijing to Brussels many countries are at the moment wondering where Berlin’s foreign and security policy is heading. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reacted to French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious vision for reforms in the European Union with more or less silence and Germany is seen by many... [More]
$29 Limited

From Washington to Warsaw, and from Beijing to Brussels many countries are at the moment wondering where Berlin’s foreign and security policy is heading. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has

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27 Feb

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney’s maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts, anecdotes, trivia and funny stories. The tour concludes at Argyle Place. Tour includes... [More]
$39 Limited

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and

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29 Feb

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