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General Studies

Study general courses at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Canada: Quebec to Montreal

One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of Canada is to travel it. We begin with the exploration of early Canadian history – New France. We visit Quebec City and sample the French-Canadian lifestyle. Then we travel to Montreal and Ottawa, and long the way we meet some fascinating Canadians. SUGGESTED READING La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada – A Cultural History, Peter Moogk, Michigan State University Press, 2000 The Conquest of New... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Canada: Quebec to Montreal

<p>One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of Canada is to travel it. We begin with the exploration of early Canadian history – New France. We visit Quebec City and sample

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

Morning Yoga

Experience an in-depth introduction, incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers' Associations. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please note that from April 2019 WEA will no longer be providing yoga mats and you will need to bring your own to class. COURSE OUTLINE A brief introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga In each session we will cover the... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Morning Yoga

Experience an in-depth introduction, incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers'

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

Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly meetings. The meet-ups are open to amateur and professional writers of all forms of writing – poetry, plays, scripts, memoir, short or long fiction or non-fiction. Writers will also receive additional coaching to help build-up writing belief and to develop writing skills. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

<p>In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly

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Krakow - Medieval Polish Capital

Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland, is not only the country’s second biggest city, but also one of its oldest and historically most important. It was the medieval Royal capital, as well as capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It came under Habsburg influence after the Polish partitions. Last but not least it was shown to the world in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List a Hollywood blockbuster based on factual events. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Krakow - Medieval Polish Capital

Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland, is not only the country’s second biggest city, but also one of its oldest and historically most important. It was the medieval Royal capital, as well as capital

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Successful Water-wise Gardening

Whether you have a large block of land or a small balcony, learn how to choose “the right plant for the right place”. Discover what type of soil you have and how you may need to improve it. Find out which are the best containers and potting mixes. With all the tips and hints provided in this course, you’ll be able to maintain your plants with the minimum of cost and effort and achieve an attractive outdoor area you’ll enjoy every day. Comprehensive course notes are provided in... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Successful Water-wise Gardening

<p>Whether you have a large block of land or a small balcony, learn how to choose “the right plant for the right place”. Discover what type of soil you have and how you may need to improve it. Find

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

Introduction to Financial Planning

Learn from an experienced financial planner how to build and structure your own financial plan. Covering goal setting, asset allocation and how to utilise it, wealth creation strategies, taxation strategies, how to maximise your superannuation, risk management (how to keep from being vulnerable), estate planning and more. Note: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included. COURSE OUTLINE Goals and Objectives/Psychology of... [More]
$110 Limited GST free / $99
Introduction to Financial Planning

<p>Learn from an experienced financial planner how to build and structure your own financial plan. Covering goal setting, asset allocation and how to utilise it, wealth creation strategies, taxation

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The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

One of the most interesting ways of learning about Ancient Egypt is to take a 6 day cruise down the Nile River. In part 1 of this 2 part course we begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes. We see how papyrus is made and visit the Valley of the Kings as well as Queen Hatshepsut’s Funerary Temple. Luxor is indeed a centre of interest for modern day explorers. SUGGESTED READING Ancient Egyptians - Anton Gill, Harper Collins 2003 Ancient Egypt - Barry Kemp, John... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

<p>One of the most interesting ways of learning about Ancient Egypt is to take a 6 day cruise down the Nile River. In part 1 of this 2 part course we begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor

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

The Pilgrim's Road to Rome

The Via Francigena was an ancient route once used by medieval pilgrims and other travellers on their way from Canterbury to Rome. Throughout the ages, merchants, armies and members of the clergy traveled back and forth between Northern Europe and Rome carrying goods, money and information. The route was now once again being recognized as an essential part of Europe’s history and reminders of its past were still to be found along its course. In part 1 of a 2 part series, we travel... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
The Pilgrim's Road to Rome

<p>The Via Francigena was an ancient route once used by medieval pilgrims and other travellers on their way from Canterbury to Rome. Throughout the ages, merchants, armies and members of the clergy

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

Journal & Memoir Writing

There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections. COURSE OUTLINE Read and review and analyse model examples of a variety of journal and memoir styles Unpack writing styles – examining tone, tense, use of imagery and... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Journal & Memoir Writing

<p>There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing

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

A Night in Kyoto: The Ancient Capital of Japan

Japan’s cultural heartland, Kyoto, was established in 794 and was Capital for over a thousand years. Use a Heian map of Kyoto from 1200 to explore the streetscape of Kyoto’s old quarters. Learn to walk the Philosopher’s Path, Kiyomizu Temple and two Geisha districts of Kyoto with an eye for history and a knowledge of how this great city was built. Practical insights into how to enjoy Kyoto’s food, museums and other historic sites will be provided. SUGGESTED READING Richard Story –... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
A Night in Kyoto: The Ancient Capital of Japan

<p>Japan’s cultural heartland, Kyoto, was established in 794 and was Capital for over a thousand years. Use a Heian map of Kyoto from 1200 to explore the streetscape of Kyoto’s old quarters. Learn to

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