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Cities of the Adriatic: Venice and Split

Both Venice and Split were founded by Roman activity. Split as a palace fortress for Emperor Diocletian, and Venice as a refuge for mainland Romans fleeing the disintegration of the Roman empire. We visit each city to see what makes them so interesting to the modern traveller. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Both Venice and Split were founded by Roman activity. Split as a palace fortress for Emperor Diocletian, and Venice as a refuge for mainland Romans fleeing the disintegration of the Roman empire.

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04 Aug

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Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife options. The course will cover all the most famous tourist attractions, but we will also explore off the beaten track options for return visitors. Parks,... [More]
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Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife

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11 Aug

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Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens are well known for their extraordinary beauty. They are miniaturised idealised landscapes. Some are for strolling around. Others are used as aids to meditation and contemplation. Others extend the interiors of architecture outside. And yet, one feels one is missing a deeper layer of meaning in just visiting the gardens. Indeed,... [More]
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<p>Japanese gardens are well known for their extraordinary beauty. They are miniaturised idealised landscapes. Some are for strolling around. Others are used as aids to meditation and contemplation.

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11 Aug

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350 Years of Rembrandt's Women

2019 marked the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage was celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on Rembrandt’s Women – loving and sensitive paintings of the important women in his life, magnificent commissions of society ladies and touching drawings of... [More]
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2019 marked the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage was celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on

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14 Aug

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Boris Yeltsin - The Decade That Shook Russia and The World

Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), along with various non-Russian nationalist leaders, was instrumental in the break-up and dissolution of the Soviet Union. He then served as the first president of the Russian Federation from 1991-1999. During this time, Yeltsin transformed Russia’s state socialist economy into a capitalist market economy, but his... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), along with various non-Russian nationalist leaders, was instrumental in the break-up and dissolution of the Soviet Union. He then served as the first president of the

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17 Aug

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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... [More]
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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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18 Aug

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In The Steps of Dame Freya Stark: Travels In the Land of Incense

In the late 1930’s Freya Stark made two journeys into the interior of Southern Arabia (modern Yemen) where she worked both for the British government as a diplomat-cum-propagandist—it was just before the outbreak of World War II—and as an archaeologist in the then scarcely known (to Europeans) Wadi Hadramawt. We follow her journeys through Southern... [More]
$39 Limited

In the late 1930’s Freya Stark made two journeys into the interior of Southern Arabia (modern Yemen) where she worked both for the British government as a diplomat-cum-propagandist—it was just before

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18 Aug

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Natural Climate Variability and Australia’s Summer from Hell

Australians have known for decades that our “droughts and flooding rains” are largely driven by the vaguely cyclic variations in the Pacific Ocean known as El Nino/La Nina (and the Southern Oscillation). In the past 20 years or so, science has realized that this is not the only “mode of variability” which affects our weather. In particular, changes... [More]
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Australians have known for decades that our “droughts and flooding rains” are largely driven by the vaguely cyclic variations in the Pacific Ocean known as El Nino/La Nina (and the Southern

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21 Aug

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The Elements of Music

Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We will explore the basic elements of music’s inner workings, and hear how they apply to both classical and contemporary styles. No prior musical... [More]
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Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We

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21 Aug

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Beyond Mountains and Clocks - The Elegance & Luxury of Switzerland in the Arts

Switzerland is usually associated with snow-covered Alps and 19th century Tuberculosis cures for the unwell. But beyond this image there exists a culture of artisans and artists. Why did the gold & silversmiths focus on making watches as reaction to the Calvinists in 1541, from which sprung an amazing watch & clock-making tradition. From rich 18th... [More]
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Switzerland is usually associated with snow-covered Alps and 19th century Tuberculosis cures for the unwell. But beyond this image there exists a culture of artisans and artists. Why did the gold &

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25 Aug

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