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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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The Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

One of the longest existing conflicts of our era: we look at the roots of the conflict, examining how those early events are still influencing today’s reality and may hold clues for possible solutions in the future. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. This course requires students to have an email, a... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>One of the longest existing conflicts of our era: we look at the roots of the conflict, examining how those early events are still influencing today’s reality and may hold clues for possible

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14 Jun

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World Religions

Renowned academic walks students through the basics of religion and its importance, how religion should be studied, and covers, from scientific, philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives, several ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ religious traditions. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. This course... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Renowned academic walks students through the basics of religion and its importance, how religion should be studied, and covers, from scientific, philosophical, historical, and sociological

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16 Jun

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The Danish Resistance and the Flight of the Danish Jewry

The survival of over ninety five percent of the Danish Jewry during the Holocaust is a remarkable chapter amidst the horrors of the Holocaust. In this session, we will explore not only what happened but try to understand how and why it happened. This course is part of a joint initiative between WEA Sydney, the Sydney Jewish Museum and Shalom... [More]
$22 Limited

The survival of over ninety five percent of the Danish Jewry during the Holocaust is a remarkable chapter amidst the horrors of the Holocaust. In this session, we will explore not only what happened

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18 Jun

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Three Jews Walk into a Bar – The History of the Jokes Jews Used to Tell about Themselves

Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the rise and eventual decline of what we think of as the Jewish joke. Also you will hear some classic Jewish jokes. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the

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19 Jun

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Getting to Know the New Look Trove

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Christine Yeats The upgraded Trove, the revolutionary free search engine created by the National Library of Australia, will be launched in late June 2020. Join Christine Yeats archivist, librarian and professional... [More]
$35 Limited / $32

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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24 Jun

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The Memory of the Danish Resistance

With time the story of the flight of the Danish Jewry has become bigger than the very events that inspired it. In this session, we will think critically about the legacy of the event and its role within the Danish memorial culture. This course is part of a joint initiative between WEA Sydney, the Sydney Jewish Museum and Shalom Theatre to celebrate... [More]
$22 Limited

With time the story of the flight of the Danish Jewry has become bigger than the very events that inspired it. In this session, we will think critically about the legacy of the event and its role

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25 Jun

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Democracy Matters: Growing Democracy between Elections

Imagine if the prerequisites for a thriving democracy are the same as caring relationships? What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other? If democracy is a skill, how do we develop the skills needed to build communities where citizens actively care for the most vulnerable? Explore democracy based on the work of... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Imagine if the prerequisites for a thriving democracy are the same as caring relationships? What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other? If democracy is a

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26 Jun

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In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

For our final session participants are invited to hear from someone who survived the Holocaust. In conversation with Morgan, the survivor will share the story of their family, survival and the impact of the Holocaust on their lives. This session will take place at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Course Update: Due to the current COVID situation we will... [More]
$22 Limited

For our final session participants are invited to hear from someone who survived the Holocaust. In conversation with Morgan, the survivor will share the story of their family, survival and the impact

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02 Jul

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A Tomb with a View: Medieval Anchorites and Anchoresses

In medieval England hundreds of men and women willingly underwent a Mass for the Dead before being locked away for life in either a tiny cell on the side of a church, or in openings in town walls and other cramped spaces. These were the anchorites and anchoresses of long ago. There were hermits and hermitesses, too, who settled on a solitary life... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>In medieval England hundreds of men and women willingly underwent a Mass for the Dead before being locked away for life in either a tiny cell on the side of a church, or in openings in town walls

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03 Jul

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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. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. This course requires students to have an email, a... [More]

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