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The Sinuous Lines & Radical Ideas behind European Art Nouveau

With July 2019 being 80 years since the death of artist & designer Alfons Mucha, we look at the Art Nouveau movement in Europe. Called Art Nouveau in France, it was also referred to as Vienna Secession and German Jugendstil. This course will look at the wonderful architecture and decorative arts in furniture, ceramics, silver and jewellery such as Lalique, as well as the radical ideas that were behind the design movement. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The Sinuous Lines & Radical Ideas behind European Art Nouveau

With July 2019 being 80 years since the death of artist & designer Alfons Mucha, we look at the Art Nouveau movement in Europe. Called Art Nouveau in France, it was also referred to as Vienna

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The Origins of Human Language

How, when and why did humans first develop language? Answers to these questions are highly speculative and give rise to a range of unusual ideas. We will look at the ‘Bow Wow’, ‘Hey Ho’ and other oddly named theories. We will examine some recent ideas about language and gossip and grooming (nit-picking?) in some detail and provide some further clues as to how we have developed from grunting chimps to chatting chumps. We will look at what we can safely say we know about the origins... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
The Origins of Human Language

<p>How, when and why did humans first develop language? Answers to these questions are highly speculative and give rise to a range of unusual ideas. We will look at the ‘Bow Wow’, ‘Hey Ho’ and other

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. 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 uphill sections and thus is, unfortunately, not wheelchair... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and

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Thatcher's Election: 40 Years On

On May 3rd 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the UK’s first female Prime Minister. Infamous for declaring “There is no such thing as society” and for her defeat of the 1985/6 Miners strike, Thatcher and her election marked a turning point in post-war British politics, the impact of which is still being felt today. [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Thatcher's Election: 40 Years On

On May 3rd 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the UK’s first female Prime Minister. Infamous for declaring “There is no such thing as society” and for her defeat of the 1985/6 Miners strike, Thatcher and

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Past Climate Changes and the Lessons They Teach

Our climate is changing, with human influences the main, but not the only driver. We also know that climate has changed in the past, before any significant human involvement. The best example is the Ice Age cycle, which has dominated our planet for the past 2 million years. Can we explain this phenomenon, including the important fact that changes in carbon dioxide lagged the changes in temperature; the opposite of today’s changes. How well do we understand the processes involved,... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Past Climate Changes and the Lessons They Teach

Our climate is changing, with human influences the main, but not the only driver. We also know that climate has changed in the past, before any significant human involvement. The best example is the

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Walking with the Roman Legions: Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian was a new type of emperor. He was interested in all of his empire, and particularly in the provinces. One of the most travelled of emperors, he delineated the empire with walls. We examine his rule, his most famous wall and his travels. We join the Roman legionaries as they patrol along a section of Hadrian’s Wall in England, from Newcastle to Banks. SUGGESTED READING Mark Richards, Hadrian’s Wall Walking Guide, (Cicerone, 2006) Alistair Moffat, The Wall, Rome’s Greatest... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Walking with the Roman Legions: Hadrian's Wall

<p>Hadrian was a new type of emperor. He was interested in all of his empire, and particularly in the provinces. One of the most travelled of emperors, he delineated the empire with walls. We examine

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these two hours you are bound to see and hear things you never knew existed! Be prepared to learn something new about your city! Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather, except... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place. Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located along Macquarie St and George St between Martin Place and Bathurst St respectively. Not only are these buildings architecturally impressive and showcasing fascinating features, but many interesting stories are attached to the people planning, constructing and using them. Join Jo Gerk on a leisurely two hour stroll of... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

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$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

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Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond

Held in Association with the Humans Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW Convenor: Howard Bell Australia is entering into an exciting new age of legal and public policy growth. This newly developed course, taught by practising lawyers, human rights practitioners and policy campaigners is designed to provide comprehensive foundation knowledge of key human rights principles. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge on which students can build more detailed knowledge of... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond

<p><em><strong>Held in Association with the Humans Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW</strong></em><br/><strong>Convenor:</strong> Howard Bell<br/><p><br/>Australia is entering into an

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Supporting Jobs and Protecting the Environment

How can support be provided to coal depending towns? How can transition happen for coal dependent workers that are involved in an industry that is indisputably responsible for driving dangerous climate change and risking planetary damage? How can we support jobs and protect the environment? [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
Supporting Jobs and Protecting the Environment

How can support be provided to coal depending towns? How can transition happen for coal dependent workers that are involved in an industry that is indisputably responsible for driving dangerous

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.