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The Queens of Crime

Enjoy some escapist intrigue as we explore the literary, historical and social worlds of the Queens of Crime. Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham were all mega-sellers, and this course explores their fascinating lives, literary output and influence. Learn about the golden age of crime writing in English and become familiar with some of the greats of this beloved tradition. Enjoy some escapist intrigue as we explore the literary, historical and... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
The Queens of Crime

<p>Enjoy some escapist intrigue as we explore the literary, historical and social worlds of the Queens of Crime. Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham were all

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From Minos to Agamemnon - the World of Aegean Greece

During the course of the second millennium BCE Greece and the Aegean witnessed the rise and fall of two remarkable empires. Centred on Crete the brilliant Minoan civilisation, with its highly decorated palaces and wonderfully naturalistic art, dominated much of the Mediterranean through its mighty navy, before giving way to the powerful Mycenaean kingdoms whose imposing walled citadels and monumental tombs remain some of the most spectacular monuments of the ancient world. This... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
From Minos to Agamemnon - the World of Aegean Greece

<p>During the course of the second millennium BCE Greece and the Aegean witnessed the rise and fall of two remarkable empires. Centred on Crete the brilliant Minoan civilisation, with its highly

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The Question of Meaning (Revisiting Blade Runner)

The question of meaning has several dimensions: the true nature of our humanity, of purpose, of freedom, of values and the search for self-knowledge or identity, to name but a few. These, as well as the advent of the age of technology and posthumanism, are not just significant philosophical questions in themselves, they are focal points in the two Blade Runner films. We will look critically and closely at these questions and at the answers that these films provide. [More]
$88 Limited inc GST / $79
The Question of Meaning (Revisiting Blade Runner)

The question of meaning has several dimensions: the true nature of our humanity, of purpose, of freedom, of values and the search for self-knowledge or identity, to name but a few. These, as well as

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Human Rights Today

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly exactly 70 years ago today. It is one of the 20th century’s most remarkable documents. This presentation will examine: what are human rights, what progress has been made in the last 70 years, and what are the new threats to human rights? [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Human Rights Today

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly exactly 70 years ago today. It is one of the 20th century’s most remarkable documents. This presentation will examine:

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2018: The Year in Review

Keith Suter reflects on the last 12 months and addresses the questions facing us as we look forward to 2019. Specifically this review will cover: 100 Years on from World War I: is war a dying business? Aging as a National Security Issue End of the WEIRD World? Is the West in decline? Does Humankind have a Future? What to make of speculations about the end of the world Refreshments are included in the fee. [More]
$89 Limited inc GST
2018: The Year in Review

Keith Suter reflects on the last 12 months and addresses the questions facing us as we look forward to 2019.<br/><p><br/>Specifically this review will cover:</p><ul><li>100 Years on from World War I:

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Destination Iran

An illustrated talk by Dr Virginia McGill who has recently returned from Iran. Come and learn about an unusual destination, a country with a turbulent history on the old Silk Road, a country which encompasses archaeological sites, blue tiled mosques, desert and mountain scenery, the famed city of Isfahan and a very welcoming population who cling to their Persian roots. All proceeds will go to UNHCR for Yemen. [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Destination Iran

An illustrated talk by Dr Virginia McGill who has recently returned from Iran. Come and learn about an unusual destination, a country with a turbulent history on the old Silk Road, a country which

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

Female Composers Throughout the Ages

Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write certain types of music and had their reputations questioned. We look at the lives of some female composers from the Medieval to the present day and traces their journeys, the sacrifices they had to make and the exquisite music they wrote. COURSE OUTLINE At the beginning of the Baroque period... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Female Composers Throughout the Ages

<p>Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write

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