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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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History Makers: Women of Australia

We were the second country in the world where women got the vote. In 2010 we had a female Governor General, Prime Minister, Governor, Premier, and Mayor. Women, from the time Australian history has been written, have created, led, invented, achieved, nurtured, and won, and their stories are fascinating. History, generally, can default to telling... [More]
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<p>We were the second country in the world where women got the vote. In 2010 we had a female Governor General, Prime Minister, Governor, Premier, and Mayor. Women, from the time Australian history

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12 Mar

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Witness Statements: Letters in Fiction, Letters in Life

When a writer takes pen to paper they are creating a testimony to their thoughts and feelings at that time, limited and liberated by their own perspective. With classical education relying on letters from the ancient world, it makes sense that the first English novel Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister should be in the epistolary form.... [More]
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<p>When a writer takes pen to paper they are creating a testimony to their thoughts and feelings at that time, limited and liberated by their own perspective. With classical education relying on

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23 Apr
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<p>When a writer takes pen to paper they are creating a testimony to their thoughts and feelings at that time, limited and liberated by their own perspective. With classical education relying on

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23 Apr

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Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson: The Great Bulletin Debate

In the 1890s Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson agreed to a "write-off" in the popular Bulletin magazine. Their differences over the City and the Bush became representative of a wider class-division debate Australia was experiencing at the time. Lawson was the champion of the Bush and City battlers, while Patterson was accused of having a more "... [More]
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<p>In the 1890s Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson agreed to a "write-off" in the popular <em>Bulletin</em> magazine. Their differences over the City and the Bush became representative of a wider

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07 May
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<p>In the 1890s Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson agreed to a "write-off" in the popular <em>Bulletin</em> magazine. Their differences over the City and the Bush became representative of a wider

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07 May

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Historic Rocks Pubs & The Story of Beer in NSW

The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood, still boasts many breweries, pubs and hotels, although many, many more have already disappeared. As a local tour guide, Jo Gerk, knows them all and will take you on a photographic trip down memory lane on this night at WEA house and share with you his knowledge of brewers, publicans, ghosts and beers that... [More]
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<p>The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood, still boasts many breweries, pubs and hotels, although many, many more have already disappeared. As a local tour guide, Jo Gerk, knows them all and will

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14 May

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What is a Sonata?

A sonata is a piece for only one or two instruments: and for that reason, is one of the most intimate and personal forms of classical music. The contrasting movements provide wonderful variety of mood and expression. Join as as we explore how this wonderful genre works, and sample the sonatas as of such great composers as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin... [More]
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<p>A sonata is a piece for only one or two instruments: and for that reason, is one of the most intimate and personal forms of classical music. The contrasting movements provide wonderful variety of

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21 May

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Oscar Wilde’s 'Salome': Translation, Love and Loss

Oscar Wilde was a lifelong Francophile, and he wrote his play ‘Salome; in the language he adored. The first translator was his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and Wilde abhorred the result. This talk will look at the importance of this play and the impact it had on Wilde’s life, and how it has survived into the 21st century. This class will be... [More]
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<p>Oscar Wilde was a lifelong Francophile, and he wrote his play ‘Salome; in the language he adored. The first translator was his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and Wilde abhorred the result. This talk

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28 May

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Travelling the Blues Highway 61: A Musical Journey

Journey to the origins of the Blues in Memphis and Mississippi. Visit Beale Street, the Stax Museum and Gracelands; before travelling to the grave sites of Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King and others. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance... [More]
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<p>Journey to the origins of the Blues in Memphis and Mississippi. Visit Beale Street, the Stax Museum and Gracelands; before travelling to the grave sites of Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King and

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04 Jun

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Who is the real Elizabeth Macarthur?

Kate Grenville’s recent historical novel Room Made of Leaves is the latest life story of Elizabeth Macarthur, joining biographies in 2018 (Michelle Scott Tucker), 1991 (Lennard Bickel) and 1980 (Hazel King). If Tucker’s book was creative non fiction and Grenville’s book is biographical fiction – where does the truth lie? If one of the historical... [More]
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<p>Kate Grenville’s recent historical novel <em>Room Made of Leaves</em> is the latest life story of Elizabeth Macarthur, joining biographies in 2018 (Michelle Scott Tucker), 1991 (Lennard Bickel) and

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18 Jun
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<p>Kate Grenville’s recent historical novel <em>Room Made of Leaves</em> is the latest life story of Elizabeth Macarthur, joining biographies in 2018 (Michelle Scott Tucker), 1991 (Lennard Bickel) and

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18 Jun

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Does the Language We Speak Shape the Way We Think?

The idea that the language we speak shapes the way we see the world, a hypothesis known as linguistic relativity, has been debated for centuries. Although nowadays the strongest version of this principle has been abandoned, some linguists still support its weak version, claiming that language does influence our thought. Trace the development of... [More]
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<p>The idea that the language we speak shapes the way we see the world, a hypothesis known as linguistic relativity, has been debated for centuries. Although nowadays the strongest version of this

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25 Jun
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An Evening with Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies and concertos. Join us as we spend an evening exploring the life and music of this wonderful composer. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. This class... [More]

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