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It is often said that “travel broadens the mind”. Whether you are an armchair traveller or are planning a trip of your own or, our course will unveil the secrets of some of the world’s top destinations. And best of all you don’t have to travel far to find us as our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport. Be part of the WEA community!

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Persian Language and Culture

An introduction to Persian language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Persian language and to become familiar with Persian culture, traditions and lifestyle with no prior knowledge of Persian required. Persian, one of the great lingua francas of world history, was once spoken from Siberia to Southeast Asia and it has more... [More]
$89 Limited / $80

<p>An introduction to Persian language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Persian language and to become familiar with Persian culture, traditions and lifestyle with no prior

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01 Aug

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Cities of the Adriatic: Venice and Split

Both Venice and Split were founded by Roman activity. Split as a palace fortress for Emperor Diocletian, and Venice as a refuge for mainland Romans fleeing the disintegration of the Roman empire. We visit each city to see what makes them so interesting to the modern traveller. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online via the online... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Both Venice and Split were founded by Roman activity. Split as a palace fortress for Emperor Diocletian, and Venice as a refuge for mainland Romans fleeing the disintegration of the Roman empire.

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04 Aug

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Crossing the Blue Mountains: Katoomba to Bathurst

Since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Europeans had wanted to cross the distant blue barrier presented by the mountains. We look at the heritage of this once impenetrable mountain range and explore our own crossing of it with an appreciation of history from Katoomba to Bathurst. Ideal for people wanting to know more about Sydney’s most... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Europeans had wanted to cross the distant blue barrier presented by the mountains. We look at the heritage of this once impenetrable mountain range

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08 Aug

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Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife options. The course will cover all the most famous tourist attractions, but we will also explore off the beaten track options for return visitors. Parks,... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife

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11 Aug

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Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens are well known for their extraordinary beauty. They are miniaturised idealised landscapes. Some are for strolling around. Others are used as aids to meditation and contemplation. Others extend the interiors of architecture outside. And yet, one feels one is missing a deeper layer of meaning in just visiting the gardens. Indeed,... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Japanese gardens are well known for their extraordinary beauty. They are miniaturised idealised landscapes. Some are for strolling around. Others are used as aids to meditation and contemplation.

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11 Aug

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Excavations and History of the Vatican Hill Rome

Visit ancient Mons Vaticano, the area now occupied by St Peters and the Vatican City, Rome. The history of this area dates back to the time of the Caesars, a site of ancient gardens, circuses, temples and tombs. We will look at the development of the earliest church dedicated to St Peter on this site and examine some fascinating recent excavations... [More]
$29 Limited

<p>Visit ancient Mons Vaticano, the area now occupied by St Peters and the Vatican City, Rome. The history of this area dates back to the time of the Caesars, a site of ancient gardens, circuses,

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12 Aug

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Shugendo: Mountain Asceticism in Japan

Shugendo, is an ancient religion found all over Japan from early historic times. It formed around the seventh century just as Japan began to absorb the newly introduced foreign religions of Buddhism and Daoism. These new religions were imposed on existing folk religions and “mountain worship” practices. Join John McBride as he describes this... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Shugendo, is an ancient religion found all over Japan from early historic times. It formed around the seventh century just as Japan began to absorb the newly introduced foreign religions of

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15 Aug

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In The Steps of Dame Freya Stark: Travels In the Land of Incense

In the late 1930’s Freya Stark made two journeys into the interior of Southern Arabia (modern Yemen) where she worked both for the British government as a diplomat-cum-propagandist—it was just before the outbreak of World War II—and as an archaeologist in the then scarcely known (to Europeans) Wadi Hadramawt. We follow her journeys through Southern... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>In the late 1930’s Freya Stark made two journeys into the interior of Southern Arabia (modern Yemen) where she worked both for the British government as a diplomat-cum-propagandist—it was just

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18 Aug

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Literary Northerly England: Land and Writers

Wander around nine of the northern counties of England, exploring them through the eyes of fifteen great and popular English writers (and possibly more!). From DH Lawrence and the Brontes, to Herriot and Cookson. In each region we will look at the environment, history and folk traditions that prompted these stories and the writers who lived there,... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Wander around nine of the northern counties of England, exploring them through the eyes of fifteen great and popular English writers (and possibly more!). From DH Lawrence and the Brontes, to

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22 Aug

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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.... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<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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22 Aug

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