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20th Century Iconic Designers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Antoni Gaudi

Born the latter half of the 19th century both these men became hugely influential icons. One, the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom and the other the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism and creator of the Sagrada Família. Join us for an evening to discover these artists and architects, their lives and influence. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
20th Century Iconic Designers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Antoni Gaudi

Born the latter half of the 19th century both these men became hugely influential icons. One, the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom and the other the best known practitioner of

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. 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. Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather,... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

<em><strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle

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Urban Air Pollution: Formation and Regulation

Air pollution is a major global problem. We review the characteristics of the lowest layer of the atmosphere, identify emission sources and discuss air quality regulations enforced in Australia. [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Urban Air Pollution: Formation and Regulation

Air pollution is a major global problem. We review the characteristics of the lowest layer of the atmosphere, identify emission sources and discuss air quality regulations enforced in Australia.

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Forgotten Female Artists of the Weimar Republic

Discover the art and lives of two distinct female artists, Hanna Höch and Jeanne Mammen, who emerged in Berlin during the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic. Explore the art movements these artists were engaged with and their critic of the social and political extremes of that time. This session will look at the distinct works of these two artists: Hanna Höch was a trailblazer in the art of photomontage within the Dada circle while Jeanne Mammen was part of the “New... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Forgotten Female Artists of the Weimar Republic

<p>Discover the art and lives of two distinct female artists, Hanna Höch and Jeanne Mammen, who emerged in Berlin during the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic. Explore the art movements these

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Two USSR Invasions: 1956 Hungary and 1968 Czechoslovakia

Khrushchev formed the Warsaw Pact in 1955 to counter NATO. Eastern European members of the Communist bloc were tightly controlled by Moscow. The invasions of Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968 created further international tensions during the Cold War. Attempts to liberalise the Communist regimes in both countries were ruthlessly suppressed by USSR tanks and invasion forces. Imre Nagy, the Hungarian leader who tried to abolish one party dictatorship was executed in 1958.... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Two USSR Invasions: 1956 Hungary and 1968 Czechoslovakia

<p>Khrushchev formed the Warsaw Pact in 1955 to counter NATO. Eastern European members of the Communist bloc were tightly controlled by Moscow. The invasions of Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in

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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites. This course also teaches an organised approach to searching and recording and encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations and to be disciplined in file keeping. This course assumes a basic level of computer and internet literacy. Students are... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

<p>An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites.

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$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

<p>An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites.

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Arianism: The "Other" Christianity

Arianism takes its name from Arius, a renegade priest in Egypt in the late 3rd and early 4th century who promoted heretical ideas about the nature of the trinity that were radically different to the beliefs of the Church in Rome. Arianism spread throughout the Empire, especially in the West, where many newly arrived Germanic tribes converted to Arianism and not Roman or Nicene Christianity. Many kings, queens and bishops were Arian, but was this a religious or a political decision?... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Arianism: The "Other" Christianity

<p>Arianism takes its name from Arius, a renegade priest in Egypt in the late 3rd and early 4th century who promoted heretical ideas about the nature of the trinity that were radically different to

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Easter Island: A Journey of Discovery

Rapa Nui is the most isolated place on planet earth, a unique culture in the vastness of the Pacific. This beautiful island bears the impact of its many colonisers but the locals continue to maintain their Polynesian culture through music, art, and stories of their past to this day. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction, The Land, Geological formation, Plants and animals People: the locals, Moai (monumental statues), Birdman culture People: visitors, Slavers, Explorers Chilean government,... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Easter Island: A Journey of Discovery

<p>Rapa Nui is the most isolated place on planet earth, a unique culture in the vastness of the Pacific. This beautiful island bears the impact of its many colonisers but the locals continue to

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The March of the 10,000

In 401BCE Cyrus sought to overthrow his brother Artaxerxes the ruler of Persia. To this end he hired 11,000 Greek troops to bolster his Asiatic army of 100,000. The armies met at the battle of Cunaxa near Babylon in 401BCE, but Cyrus was killed and his army disintegrated. The Greek contingent refused to surrender and despite the loss of their leaders to Persian treachery, they elected new leaders including Xenophon. So began one of the great marches of history as the Greeks marched... [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
The March of the 10,000

<p>In 401BCE Cyrus sought to overthrow his brother Artaxerxes the ruler of Persia. To this end he hired 11,000 Greek troops to bolster his Asiatic army of 100,000. The armies met at the battle of

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The Versailles Peace Treaty 1919

With the signing of the Treaty of Versailles 100 years ago, World War I officially ended. Negotiated with no participation by Germany, who signed the treaty under protest, it shaped the 20th Century. SUGGESTED READING Andelman, David A., Sir Harold Evans, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2014 Sharp, Alan, The Consequences of the Peace: The Versailles Settlement: Its Aftermath and Legacy 1919-2015, 2nd, revises ed. Haus Publishing, 2015... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
The Versailles Peace Treaty 1919

<p>With the signing of the Treaty of Versailles 100 years ago, World War I officially ended. Negotiated with no participation by Germany, who signed the treaty under protest, it shaped the 20th

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

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