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Some of our finest tutors, a diverse range of engaging topics, and a light supper accompanied by glass, or two, of wine.

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Joan of Arc on the Anniversary of her Canonisation

Joan of Arc, burned at the stake on May 30, 1431, at the age of 18, was one of the Medieval World’s most remarkable characters. A fearless warrior and a committed patriot, she was also deeply religious. On the centenary of her canonisation in 1920, we explore her personality, and the complexities of her brief career, trial, condemnation and... [More]
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<p>Joan of Arc, burned at the stake on May 30, 1431, at the age of 18, was one of the Medieval World’s most remarkable characters. A fearless warrior and a committed patriot, she was also deeply

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06 Nov

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The Overthrow and Execution of Mussolini

Mussolini was not in control of Italy from July 1943 when the fascist dictator and his Grand Fascist Council were arrested by order of King Victory Emanuel III. His execution by firing squad on the 28th April 1945 was a humiliating affair. His corpse and that of his young mistress Clara Petacci and other fascist leaders were hung upside down from a... [More]
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<p>Mussolini was not in control of Italy from July 1943 when the fascist dictator and his Grand Fascist Council were arrested by order of King Victory Emanuel III. His execution by firing squad on the

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13 Nov

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Goya – A Painter for His Age

In the midst of Francisco Goya’s great success as First Court Painter to the king of Spain lay a deep unease. This was to be expressed in his art – as Goya’s ambitions went beyond the court’s demands for superficial tapestry designs and the churning out of portraits for the privileged. In a world dealing with the new modernity of the Enlightenment... [More]
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<p>In the midst of Francisco Goya’s great success as First Court Painter to the king of Spain lay a deep unease. This was to be expressed in his art – as Goya’s ambitions went beyond the court’s

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20 Nov

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The German Renaissance Painters: Durer, Cranach the Elder & Hans Holbein

These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther. Who travelled to London and produced many of the portraits we associated with the court of Henry VIII. Whose signature was a winged snake with a ruby ring. And who produced the much loved 1525 image of Cupid complaining to... [More]
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These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther. Who travelled to London and produced many of the portraits we associated

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27 Nov

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Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar

His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a dynamic solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney.... [More]
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<p>His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate

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03 Dec

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Happy Birthday Beethoven!

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as fascinating. Despite his gradual loss of hearing, he composed music that still thrills and amazes us today. Join us to spend an evening with this great... [More]
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Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as

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11 Dec

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Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Superwoman

What can a Benedictine abbess who lived over 900 years ago contribute to our lives today? When that abbess St Hildegard of Bingen, the answer is, “plenty”. Polymath, visionary, leader, traveller, orator, composer, theologian, natural scientist. Be surprised by Hildegard in this talk on the texts and works of this extraordinary woman of the 12th... [More]

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Noel Coward: A Flamboyant Life

From the exemplar of jazz-age glamour to grand patriot and self-parody, Noel Coward was one of the greatest wits of his age. His sophisticated songs, his dressing gowns as daywear and his cigarette holder – cemented the image of Noel Coward in the popular cultural mind through most of the 20th century. Known for his slightly-scandalous plays and... [More]

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Raphael - A Re-Evaluation

One of the supreme artists of the Renaissance, Raphael’s work has assumed iconic status as the ideal expression of classicism in the 500 years since his death. We present an overview of his achievement – assessing his life, personality and his artistic work within the context of the lively Renaissance societies in which he lived in Urbino, Florence... [More]

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The History of the Ghost Story: from Homer to Susan Hill

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Tales of one who has seen the dead have been part of storytelling from the time of Homer and Plautus, as “true stories” as well as the fine craft of literary manipulation, brimming with the terror of suspense and the horror of shock.... [More]
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<p>From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Tales of one who has seen the dead have been part of storytelling from the time of

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11 Sep

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