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George Kennan and The Long Telegram: Communism and Containment

George F. Kennan (1904-2005), one of America’s most famous diplomats, served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the USA to the USSR from 1944 to 1946. On February 22, 1946, in a document now known as the ‘Long Telegram’, Kennan outlined a policy response to Soviet Communism which is called ‘containment’. Kennan’s telegram (subsequently expanded and... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>George F. Kennan (1904-2005), one of America’s most famous diplomats, served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the USA to the USSR from 1944 to 1946. On February 22, 1946, in a document now known

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12 Jul

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Dr William Brydon: The Only Man to Survive the Retreat from Kabul

Follow the fortunes of Dr William Brydon from his arrival in India in 1836 as a Doctor with the East India Company. In 1839 he participated in the invasion of Afghanistan and then in the retreat to India of the Army and its followers in 1842. Of the 16,000 people involved, he was the only one to get through to the British Garrison in Jellabad. He... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Follow the fortunes of Dr William Brydon from his arrival in India in 1836 as a Doctor with the East India Company. In 1839 he participated in the invasion of Afghanistan and then in the retreat to

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12 Jul

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Viking Conquests & Voyages

Fierce fighters and expert navigators, the Vikings - aka 'Norsemen' - left their Scandinavian homelands from the late 8th cent. CE in search of riches, be it from pirating, pillaging or trade. Three centuries of journeys and raids took them all over Europe and as far as Arabia and Iran. They even reached North America - several centuries before... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Fierce fighters and expert navigators, the Vikings - aka 'Norsemen' - left their Scandinavian homelands from the late 8th cent. CE in search of riches, be it from pirating, pillaging or trade.

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12 Jul

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Before Shakespeare

For most Australians, English literature starts with Shakespeare in the 16th century. But English literature has a history which stretches back nine hundred years before that. Take a look at the beginnings of English literature in the seventh century, and trace its progress from then until the sixteenth, looking at the evolution of the English... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>For most Australians, English literature starts with Shakespeare in the 16th century. But English literature has a history which stretches back nine hundred years before that. Take a look at the

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13 Jul
$232 Limited / $209

<p>For most Australians, English literature starts with Shakespeare in the 16th century. But English literature has a history which stretches back nine hundred years before that. Take a look at the

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13 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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13 Jul

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. DELIVERY MODE Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously) SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 –... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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13 Jul
$39 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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13 Jul

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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
$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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Resistance Against The Nazis

Take a closer look at the history, motives and legacy of the Resistance against the Nazis. Among the topics to be explored: the ‘Kreisau Circle’, ‘Operation Valkyrie’, Stauffenberg’s failed assassination plot; and the Free French movement. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING Fallada, Hans. Alone in Berlin (Penguin, 2009; first edition,... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Take a closer look at the history, motives and legacy of the Resistance against the Nazis. Among the topics to be explored: the ‘Kreisau Circle’, ‘Operation Valkyrie’, Stauffenberg’s failed

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15 Jul

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Ancient Mathematics: China

Ancient Chinese measurements with triangle and compass were already performed in the 20th c BCE. In “The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art” (around 200 BCE), Chinese mathematicians performed calculations with fractions, square roots and geometrical progressions. They found areas and volumes using 3 as an approximation for PI, and solved systems... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ancient Chinese measurements with triangle and compass were already performed in the 20th c BCE. In “The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art” (around 200 BCE), Chinese mathematicians performed

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16 Jul

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500 Years Ago: Martin Luther and Church Reform

In 1521 Martin Luther, a friar and university professor of theology, had to appear before the German Emperor to defend his claims regarding reform of the Catholic Church; he was charged with heresy. We discuss Luther’s early life, his teaching and the impact it had on his views about Catholicism. We then examine why his ideas spread and led to the... [More]
$25 Limited

<p>In 1521 Martin Luther, a friar and university professor of theology, had to appear before the German Emperor to defend his claims regarding reform of the Catholic Church; he was charged with

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16 Jul

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