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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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Understanding Modern Zionism

A resurgence of persecution of Jews through the “pogroms” in Eastern Europe in the second half of the 19th century led to the creation of the modern Zionism movement. After decades of recruitment and politicking, two world wars and a war of independence, the modern state of Israel was created. But the movement has not been without its problems and... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>A resurgence of persecution of Jews through the “pogroms” in Eastern Europe in the second half of the 19th century led to the creation of the modern Zionism movement. After decades of recruitment

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09 Sep

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Is There a Way Out of Recession?

Australia – which boasted the best economic record in the western world for the past two centuries – has now plunged into a COVID-induced recession. Examine some of the main responses currently being suggested. The post-World War I 'flu pandemic – gave rise to the “roaring 20's”. Will we head eventually to our own version of the “roaring 20s”? This... [More]
$22 Limited

Australia – which boasted the best economic record in the western world for the past two centuries – has now plunged into a COVID-induced recession. Examine some of the main responses currently being

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25 Sep

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Orbán's Hungary - The Most Illiberal Democracy in the EU

Hungary began its transition to democracy when it held its first free parliamentary elections in May 1990. Viktor Orbán served his first term as Prime Minister from 1998-2002, and then Hungary was welcomed into the European Union in 2004. However, especially since Orbán began his second term as PM in 2010, the Fidesz political party has moved away... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Hungary began its transition to democracy when it held its first free parliamentary elections in May 1990. Viktor Orbán served his first term as Prime Minister from 1998-2002, and then Hungary was

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28 Sep

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The First Iraq War, 1990-1991

The first round of the machinations that years later would see Saddam ousted, Iraq descending into civil war and the state being nearly overcome by ISIS. Take a short look at this war, how it played out and what its long term consequences were. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they... [More]
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The first round of the machinations that years later would see Saddam ousted, Iraq descending into civil war and the state being nearly overcome by ISIS. Take a short look at this war, how it played

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30 Sep

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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites. This course also teaches an organised approach to searching and recording and encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites.

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01 Oct
$125 Limited / $113

<p>An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites.

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21 Nov

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What is Philosophy?

The beginnings of Western philosophy date back to the Pre-Socratic Greeks: why did this extraordinary movement begin and what were its central features? And, of course, “Why the Greeks?” and not other arguably more advanced civilizations such as the Egyptians. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need... [More]
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The beginnings of Western philosophy date back to the Pre-Socratic Greeks: why did this extraordinary movement begin and what were its central features? And, of course, “Why the Greeks?” and not other

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01 Oct

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History and the Novel: Sebald’s Austerlitz

How does one write a novel about the Holocaust without mentioning it? Award-winning novelist W.G. Sebald has done so, several times – and Austerlitz is his supreme attempt. For Sebald, descriptions of Jewish persecution and mass murder were of such enormity that one could not grasp them rationally. For him, one could only approach obliquely, with... [More]
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<p>How does one write a novel about the Holocaust without mentioning it? Award-winning novelist W.G. Sebald has done so, several times – and <em>Austerlitz</em> is his supreme attempt. For Sebald,

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02 Oct

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Practical Strategies for Managing Challenges

This series of six seminars explores skills and strategies to help us manage and adapt to challenges which life inevitably brings. It is an opportunity to connect, learn and develop all from the comfort of your own home. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>This series of six seminars explores skills and strategies to help us manage and adapt to challenges which life inevitably brings. It is an opportunity to connect, learn and develop all from the

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05 Oct

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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt wrote some of the profoundest philosophy of the twentieth century. Her work is rich and subtle; she engaged critically with the key intellectual ideas of philosophical history: What makes humans ‘human’; what makes an ethical life; the nature of evil; how do we forgive the unforgivable; what does it mean to have ‘common sense’; what... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Hannah Arendt wrote some of the profoundest philosophy of the twentieth century. Her work is rich and subtle; she engaged critically with the key intellectual ideas of philosophical history: <br/>

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06 Oct

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The World of the Theatre

Plays from the theatre have been with us for literally thousands of years and are part of the fabric of our lives. They entertain us and provide us with insights into the human condition. Join us and take a dip into the world of the great plays. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they... [More]
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Plays from the theatre have been with us for literally thousands of years and are part of the fabric of our lives. They entertain us and provide us with insights into the human condition. Join us and

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06 Oct

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