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Ever wondered what a principle quantum number is? Our science courses will gently demystify the complexities of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology with plenty of time for questions. Our tutors are qualified and supportive and our students help create the relaxed community feel we pride ourselves on. Go on challenge yourself!

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Geoengineering the Climate: Might We Ever Be That Desperate?

Our climate is changing, with human emissions of greenhouse gases being the major contributor. While mitigation should be our main goal, we may need to turn to interventionist measures one day. What sort of interventionist measures are being discussed under the heading of Geoengineering (or Climate Engineering)? Are they even feasible? Can we do it... [More]
$29 Limited

<p>Our climate is changing, with human emissions of greenhouse gases being the major contributor. While mitigation should be our main goal, we may need to turn to interventionist measures one day.

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02 Dec

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Climate Change - An Introduction

An introduction to the science of climate change and developments in the global arena in response with a focus on Australia. This course will explore the following aspects of climate change: Introduction to the science of climate change; key global and Australian responses; the current status of Australia’s efforts to achieve the Paris agreement... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>An introduction to the science of climate change and developments in the global arena in response with a focus on Australia. This course will explore the following aspects of climate change:

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12 Jan

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Scientists and Philosophers Need to Talk

We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't – and even the experts don’t! These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and Tibor offers some deep philosophical insights into them.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't –

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20 Jan

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A History of Ancient Mathematics

Trace the evolution of Mathematics from ancient Babylon, through the Egyptians and Greeks. Discover a fascinating and little known history, and unearth the, often overlooked, role of women in it all. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection... [More]
$222 Limited / $200

<p>Trace the evolution of Mathematics from ancient Babylon, through the Egyptians and Greeks. Discover a fascinating and little known history, and unearth the, often overlooked, role of women in it

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28 Jan

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Ancient Mathematics from Babylon to Egypt

Babylonians, writing with wooden sticks on clay tablets, developed a complicated sexagesimals numeral system that allowed them to perform addition, multiplication and division. Babylonians solved complicated mathematical problems, they calculated, though inaccurately, areas and volumes, and, as the Plimpton tablet demonstrates, knew the ratio that... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Babylonians, writing with wooden sticks on clay tablets, developed a complicated sexagesimals numeral system that allowed them to perform addition, multiplication and division. Babylonians solved

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28 Jan

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Origin and Evolution of the Mind

Examine the question of whether intelligence, self-consciousness, mind and free will are realities or illusions. We enquire from science and philosophy what each contributes and confront the dilemma of artificial vs biological intelligence. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Examine the question of whether intelligence, self-consciousness, mind and free will are realities or illusions. We enquire from science and philosophy what each contributes and confront the

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28 Jan

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Ancient Mathematics: Greece

Ancient Greeks inherited mathematical knowledge from ancient Egyptian and Babylonians, but contrary to Egyptian scribes, they asked questions and searched for proof. From the 6th century BCE to the 4th century CE, from Thales and Pythagoras, to Aristotle and Euclid, and to Diophantus and a female ancient Greek mathematician Hypatia, they developed... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ancient Greeks inherited mathematical knowledge from ancient Egyptian and Babylonians, but contrary to Egyptian scribes, they asked questions and searched for proof. From the 6th century BCE to the

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11 Feb

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Ethics in Focus: Environmental Ethics

Issues surrounding our environment, such as climate change, are especially pressing today. In this course, we learn what a 18th-century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, has to say about environmental ethics. But how can learn anything meaningful from a philosopher who does not live in our times, and who thus could not experience issues of our... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Issues surrounding our environment, such as climate change, are especially pressing today. In this course, we learn what a 18th-century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, has to say about

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15 Feb

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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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