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Australia: Three Economic Challenges

The time of greatest danger comes at the time of greatest success. Australia is now enjoying the longest period of consecutive economic growth in western history. But we must not be complacent about the long-term challenges. Join Dr Keith Suter to examine why there is a need for a new narrative, what has been the impact of information technology, and how Australian society can get ready for the new era. [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Australia: Three Economic Challenges

The time of greatest danger comes at the time of greatest success. Australia is now enjoying the longest period of consecutive economic growth in western history. But we must not be complacent about

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Musicals of the 20th Century

The Musical has been a popular form of entertainment for well over a hundred years up until today when block-buster musicals continue to break attendance records. Broadway is healthier than ever. In earlier days, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rogers and Cole Porter, among others, were household names. Equally well known were the lyrics and tunes of the wide-ranging stories they created. They were part of our lives. This course will cover the history of the musical, concentrating on... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Musicals of the 20th Century

<p>The Musical has been a popular form of entertainment for well over a hundred years up until today when block-buster musicals continue to break attendance records. Broadway is healthier than ever.

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Introductory Quantum Physics

Quantum physics underpins all of modern science. We could not understand chemistry, biology, nuclear phenomena, computer chips, solar energy, etc. if we could not rely on quantum theory. In this short course, we shall explain the reasons for the birth of quantum physics, and describe some of the basic principles and concepts that form the foundations of this field of physics. And we’ll do this without using complex mathematics. COURSE OUTLINE A brief introduction to ‘classical’... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Introductory Quantum Physics

<p>Quantum physics underpins all of modern science. We could not understand chemistry, biology, nuclear phenomena, computer chips, solar energy, etc. if we could not rely on quantum theory. In this

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Poetry Sublime

Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and periods of poetry from across the English-speaking world. This course is suitable for both the novice poetry student and poetry lovers alike. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to Poetry – understanding and interpreting techniques and the wonderfully eclectic genres of poetry. The origins and growth... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Poetry Sublime

<p>Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and

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Does God Exist?

A walk through the basics of knowledge, analysing the arguments for/against God’s existence. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Does God Exist?

A walk through the basics of knowledge, analysing the arguments for/against God’s existence.

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Sydney's Secret Valleys

Some fondly remember the Burragorang Valley as one of Sydney’s most picturesque valleys before it was flooded to build Warragamba Dam in 1960. Yet few know about the rivers that flow into this reservoir that are so essential to Sydney’s clean drinking water. Learn about these southern Blue Mountains river valleys that include the Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Warragamba rivers and their tributaries. Why do some fear for the future of these wild rivers? Why... [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
Sydney's Secret Valleys

<p>Some fondly remember the Burragorang Valley as one of Sydney’s most picturesque valleys before it was flooded to build Warragamba Dam in 1960. Yet few know about the rivers that flow into this

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Botanical Art – Drawing & Painting Liliums (Lilies)

Learn the intricacies of drawing and painting a lily. Using multiple watercolour washes, bring the flower to life with light and tone, gradated washes and overglazes. Create the illusion of three-dimensionality and understand the importance of a light source. Increase your observational skills. All levels. Class demonstrations and individual tuition. Please ensure you have a Materials List from WEA. Bring your own flower. COURSE OUTLINE Pencil Drawing: Students to complete a tonal... [More]
$206 Limited inc GST / $185
Botanical Art – Drawing & Painting Liliums (Lilies)

Learn the intricacies of drawing and painting a lily. Using multiple watercolour washes, bring the flower to life with light and tone, gradated washes and overglazes. Create the illusion of

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Human Language Development

Typically human beings will be able to use one or more language from a very early age. How do children learn language so quickly and efficiently? Is it ‘learnt’ or ‘acquired’? What is the relationship between phylogenetic development (human language per se) and ontogenetic development (individual language development)? From the behaviourist theories of BF Skinner to the innate hypothesis of Noam Chomsky and more current social and cognitive theories of Eve Clark and others, we will... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Human Language Development

<p>Typically human beings will be able to use one or more language from a very early age. How do children learn language so quickly and efficiently? Is it ‘learnt’ or ‘acquired’? What is the

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The Australian Religious Freedom Review: Where To From Here?

In November 2017, a Religious Freedom Review was commissioned, in order to examine the suitability of current religious freedom protections in Australia, especially in light of the introduction of same-sex marriage legislation. The review panel (made up of Philip Ruddock, Ros Croucher, Annabelle Bennett, Frank Brennan and Nicholas Aroney) met for the first time on January 10, 2018, and submitted its report on May 18. However, the Australian Government only released its response to... [More]

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