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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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Philosophy of Money, Debt and Trust

Examine the connection between money, debt and trust as the tripartite foundations upon which human society is constructed. Partly a history of economic systems, this course also argues that economic systems cannot be disconnected, and studied in isolation from the anthropology of human nature, or the philosophy of moral/religious social structures... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>Examine the connection between money, debt and trust as the tripartite foundations upon which human society is constructed. Partly a history of economic systems, this course also argues that

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29 Jan

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: The New Sultan?

Scholar Soner Cagaptay’s book The New Sultan bestows upon the President of Turkey this title. To what extent is Mr Erdoğan behaving like a Sultan? His pursuit of neo-Ottomanism and expansionism will be examined in this lecture to assess whether this title is apt. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Scholar Soner Cagaptay’s book <em>The New Sultan</em> bestows upon the President of Turkey this title. To what extent is Mr Erdoğan behaving like a Sultan? His pursuit of neo-Ottomanism and

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29 Jan

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Peyton Place: The Gossipy Cultural Artefact

A scandalous novel, a superb movie and a culturally significant TV soap opera. Explore the history of the text that became a byword for the power of gossip. Grace Metalious’ 1956 novel is so famous that people know what Peyton Place is without ever having read the book or seen any of its resultant spinoffs in film and television. The author was... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>A scandalous novel, a superb movie and a culturally significant TV soap opera. Explore the history of the text that became a byword for the power of gossip. Grace Metalious’ 1956 novel is so famous

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29 Jan

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle of its wealth on this exciting two hour circuit walk around the peninsula which the Gadigal people called Pirrama. Hear stories and descriptions of years gone by and see how the place has changed from industrial powerhouse to derelict ruins to modern city living. Meet outside... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle of its wealth on this exciting two hour circuit walk around the peninsula which the Gadigal people called Pirrama. Hear

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30 Jan
$39 Limited

<p>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle of its wealth on this exciting two hour circuit walk around the peninsula which the Gadigal people called Pirrama. Hear

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13 Mar

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney's maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts, anecdotes, trivia and funny stories. The tour concludes at Argyle Place. Tour includes uneven and potentially slippery surfaces as well as some stairs and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney's maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts,

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31 Jan
$39 Limited

<p>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney's maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts,

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21 Feb
$39 Limited

<p>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney's maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts,

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21 Mar

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Great Excavations

Tutankhamun’s tomb is justifiably famous, but archaeological history holds so many more amazing surprises and stories! Meet some of the larger than life personalities involved in the early stages of archaeology, famous (and infamous) archaeologists, men and women whose lives were full of adventure, danger - and occasionally scandal! Visit their... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Tutankhamun’s tomb is justifiably famous, but archaeological history holds so many more amazing surprises and stories! Meet some of the larger than life personalities involved in the early stages

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01 Feb

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Sonnets From Six Centuries

The two-part structure of the sonnet enabled it to achieve great emotional and intellectual power. We will begin from its introduction from Italy by Tudor poets and range through its exploitation by Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne and others before we look at the Romantics, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge among them. We will explore the remarkable... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>The two-part structure of the sonnet enabled it to achieve great emotional and intellectual power. We will begin from its introduction from Italy by Tudor poets and range through its exploitation

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01 Feb

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Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942

According to Allan Gyngell: “Everything that Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.” Gyngell (AO; FAIIA) has served as an Australian diplomat, as a senior political adviser, as the founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy,... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>According to Allan Gyngell: “Everything that Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.” Gyngell (AO; FAIIA)

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01 Feb

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A History of Poland

Poland boasts a colourful history. Home to the first Christianised Slavic peoples. Once a powerful Kingdom stretching from “Sea to Sea”, Poland was carved up by the neighbouring powers and finally territorially shifted westwards. Present-day Poland is the third attempt at establishing a republic. Follow the twists and turns through a millennium of... [More]

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Philosophy of History

What is history? A possible definition is: History is change over time. But what kind of change are we talking about. Given that history is everything that has happened, what kind of selection processes are used to ‘make history’? Aristotle believes that what is important is not: “the thing which has happened, but rather what might have happened…... [More]
$270 Limited / $243

<p>What is history? A possible definition is: History is change over time. But what kind of change are we talking about. Given that history is everything that has happened, what kind of selection

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02 Feb

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