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The Hills of Rome

The city of Rome is both uplifted and cradled within its seven famous hills – the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal, while other hills, such as the Vatican, Pincian, Janinculum, mark its outer boundaries. Prepare for your next trip to this glorious city with a tour of its districts hill by hill - and savour their... [More]
$319 Limited / $287

<p>The city of Rome is both uplifted and cradled within its seven famous hills – the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal, while other hills, such as the Vatican,

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14 Jul

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Bathing, Bonnets, and Boys! - Eighteenth-Century Literature and Adaptation

Gossip, crime, scandal, and monsters. Not words typically used to describe eighteenth-century England, a period that is remembered for its so-called Enlightened thinkers. Yet, if we look closely at some of the most popular texts from this period a very different picture is revealed. Over four exciting sessions we will examine popular reading... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Gossip, crime, scandal, and monsters. Not words typically used to describe eighteenth-century England, a period that is remembered for its so-called Enlightened thinkers. Yet, if we look closely at

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19 Jul

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Shakespeare: Landscapes of the Mind

Shakespeare’s plays still speak directly to us because of the depth of his human understanding and his insights into the human condition. In this course we will take the themes of Love; Power; Revenge; Ambition; Evil; Nobility; Truth; and Tragedy, through an analysis of his major characters and themes. We will also look at Shakespeare in the... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Shakespeare’s plays still speak directly to us because of the depth of his human understanding and his insights into the human condition. In this course we will take the themes of Love; Power;

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20 Jul

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Iran from Ancient Times to Modern Theocracy

As part of Ancient Persia, Iran shared in the greatness of the great empires of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. But, after the Muslim advance out of Arabia, it became an Islamic state, following the minority Shi’ite belief. This has had a profound effect on modern times, with Iran being a theocracy since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Today it is a... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>As part of Ancient Persia, Iran shared in the greatness of the great empires of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. But, after the Muslim advance out of Arabia, it became an Islamic state, following the

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21 Jul

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment. She takes on the task of critiquing the ideals of Liberty, Equality Fraternity as being flawed in their proclaimed universality. She points to the gaping inconsistencies in the Liberal ideas of John Locke and others, which ignored the exclusion of women,... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment. She takes on the task of critiquing the ideals of Liberty, Equality Fraternity as being flawed in

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23 Jul

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Hugh Wilford and America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists in the Middle East

Hugh Wilford (b. 1965) is a British historian who was trained in the UK but is currently based at California State University. His recent works have mainly been concerned with the role of the CIA in shaping Cold War culture in America and the West. However, in ‘America’s Great Game’, Wilford turns his focus towards American covert operations in the... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Hugh Wilford (b. 1965) is a British historian who was trained in the UK but is currently based at California State University. His recent works have mainly been concerned with the role of the CIA

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26 Jul

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Habsburg Rivals - The Hohenzollern Dynasty

From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a senseless war. Tracing Kaiser Wilhelm II's ancestors back to their humble beginnings as Counts of Zollern, this course investigates a millennium of Hohenzollern... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>From a small town on the Eastern foothills of the Black Forest the Hohenzollern Dynasty rose to one of Europe’s major powerhouses and the throne of German Emperor before ruining it all in a

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27 Jul

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Shaping a Sustainable Environment for Planet Earth Q&A Panel

Join Howard Bell and a panel of guests featuring Zali Steggal (MP for Warringah), Glenn Walker (Greenpeace), Howard Witt (Citizens Climate Lobby), Ed Chan (Policy Director, AEMC), Simone Griffiths (a local grassroots campaigner) and Hale Adasal (Chair of the Central Coast Local Environment Network) for a follow-up and Q&A session on 'Shaping a... [More]
$0 Limited

<p>Join Howard Bell and a panel of guests featuring Zali Steggal (MP for Warringah), Glenn Walker (Greenpeace), Howard Witt (Citizens Climate Lobby), Ed Chan (Policy Director, AEMC), Simone Griffiths

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28 Jul

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Women Artists - from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

In a profession historically dominated by men, how have women managed to influence the visual arts over the centuries? Examine both the lives and works of prominent women artists from Greco-Roman times until the Nineteenth Century. Why did the University town of Bologna produce so many women artists? What role did the Venetian artist, Rosalba... [More]
$89 Limited / $80

<p>In a profession historically dominated by men, how have women managed to influence the visual arts over the centuries? Examine both the lives and works of prominent women artists from Greco-Roman

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29 Jul

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Ancient Mathematics: Islamic Science

Islamic mathematics developed under strong influence of the ancient Greek mathematics. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Euclid’s Elements and Ptolemy’s Almagest were translated into Syriac then to Arabic, followed by the works by Diophantus, Heron of Alexandria, Archimedes of Syracuse, and Apollonius. Arab scientists inherited and developed Greeks’... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Islamic mathematics developed under strong influence of the ancient Greek mathematics. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Euclid’s Elements and Ptolemy’s Almagest were translated into Syriac then to

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30 Jul

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