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World History

Can we understand our present if we do not understand our past? From Europe to Asia, and the medieval period to the modern day, explore the events and characters that have shaped our world. WEA Sydney offers the chance to study in a relaxed environment and our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport.

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The Silk Road: A History

The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and cultures. It died with the Age of Exploration but the effects of it still live today, and there are thousands of kilometres of sites and treasures. This... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and

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21 Apr
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Silk Road conjures images of romance and the exotic. And it was all of that. But it was more. It joined the East and the West. It was a conduit, not just of goods and wealth, but of ideas and

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21 Apr

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An Armchair Guide to the Ancient World

We visit the British Museum, the New York Metropolitan, the Louvre, Berlin’s Museum Island and the Cairo Museum concentrating on objects from the ancient past. Each week, we will visit a different museum examining 10 objects from the ancient world, some of them well known, others obscure, all of them fascinating. Some of the items include the... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>We visit the British Museum, the New York Metropolitan, the Louvre, Berlin’s Museum Island and the Cairo Museum concentrating on objects from the ancient past. Each week, we will visit a different

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11 May

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The Great Voyage of Ferdinand Magellan

There is no doubt that the greatest voyage in western maritime history is the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. Five vessels, all painted black, and known as the 'Armada de Moluccas' departed Spain in August 1519 seeking to find a route around South America to the Pacific Ocean and then to the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>There is no doubt that the greatest voyage in western maritime history is the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. Five vessels, all painted black,

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12 May

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The Most Feared Organisations in the 20th and 21st Century

There are many 20th and 21st century organisations which have been created to inflict terror on populations. These organisations include the East German Stasi, Cambodia’s Khymer Rouge, Mao’s Red Guards of the Cultural Revolution in China, the Nazi death squads of the SS Einsatzgruppen in World War II and some historians would argue, the CIA, the... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>There are many 20th and 21st century organisations which have been created to inflict terror on populations. These organisations include the East German Stasi, Cambodia’s Khymer Rouge, Mao’s Red

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16 Jun

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The Voyages of the Duyfken

The replica Dutch ship Duyfken is now part of the Australian National Maritime Museum fleet and is open for inspection. In this talk Ian Burnet will describe the history of the vessel from its first voyage from Holland to the East Indies in 1595 to its first landing in northern Australia in 1606. This talk will be illustrated by original maps and... [More]

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Woodrow Wilson: Man of Peace and White Supremacist

Wilson won the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in establishing the League of Nations, and fought against business monopolies and child labour at home. Yet, born into a slave-owning family, he segregated parts of the Federal public service, promoted the revival of the Klu Klux Klan and rolled back the economic progress of black Americans. This... [More]

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