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WEA Sydney offers a relaxed and social environment with a community feel. With a central CBD location, we are easily accessible by public transport. Our diverse and high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer you great value for money. Whether you are interested in finding a new hobby, planning your travels or developing new skills in creative writing your journey starts here.

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Blenheim Palace and Cliveden

We visit two estates built by the nobility: Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to John Churchill to celebrate a battle victory, and Cliveden was built for the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a love nest. Power, prestige and scandals were a part of the deal. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>We visit two estates built by the nobility: Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to John Churchill to celebrate a battle victory, and Cliveden was built for the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a love nest

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03 Nov

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Russian Language and Culture

An introduction to Russian language and culture for any student wishing to approach Russian language for the very first time. Students will develop some reading and writing skills. This course is recommended for people wishing to learn reading Cyrillic characters as well as for those who wish to undertake further courses of Russian language. This... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>An introduction to Russian language and culture for any student wishing to approach Russian language for the very first time. Students will develop some reading and writing skills. This course is

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07 Nov

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Create and Enjoy Your Own Bonsai

Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape, style and display them. Comprehensive notes are provided. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they... [More]
$118 Limited / $106

<p>Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape,

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15 Nov

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Classic Irish Villages: Rostrevor and Clonakilty

In East Ulster and in West Cork, two urban centres highlight Ireland’s varieties and similarities. Rostrevor sits on picturesque Carlingford Lough at the foot of the Mourne Mountains almost equidistant from Belfast and Dublin. C.S. Lewis found his ‘idea of Narnea’ here. Clonakilty on the south coast is an architectural gem, with good beaches, and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>In East Ulster and in West Cork, two urban centres highlight Ireland’s varieties and similarities. Rostrevor sits on picturesque Carlingford Lough at the foot of the Mourne Mountains almost

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17 Nov
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This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 17 November by request of the lecturer.

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Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a land of immense wealth and poverty that arguably contains the most beautiful architecture in the world. This is an opportunity to discuss India’s... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics,

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24 Nov

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Are Books Good for Us?

Those of us interested in education tend to assume that reading books is a good thing. Books improve us, we believe, or at least certain kinds of books improve us. They exercise our intellects, expand our imaginations, ‘open up new horizons’ and furnish us with good examples to imitate in our own lives; they increase our capacity for empathy, teach... [More]
$0 Limited

<p>Those of us interested in education tend to assume that reading books is a good thing. Books improve us, we believe, or at least certain kinds of books improve us. They exercise our intellects,

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25 Nov

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Mississippi River Towns: Natchez to Oak Alley

The Mississippi has provided America with much history. We start from Natchez, prominent in the antebellum South and make our way down the mighty Mississippi to the plantation of Oak Alley, learning about slavery, riverboats, levees, cotton and its role in the Civil War. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The Mississippi has provided America with much history. We start from Natchez, prominent in the antebellum South and make our way down the mighty Mississippi to the plantation of Oak Alley,

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01 Dec

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Travel Hints for Japan

Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns and cuisine, and the wonderful chances to attend Japanese festivals. Think about the timing of your visit, and which cities to visit. Tips on how to get... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns

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08 Dec

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Walking Tours around Tokyo

Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi, Yanaka, Asakusa, Ueno and Ginza, learn how to navigate these areas of Tokyo today with an eye for history and knowledge of how this great city has grown.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi,

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10 Dec

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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01 Feb

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