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Travel & Culture

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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Classic Journeys: Kathmandu to London

This was once one of the great overland journeys for under 35s - travelling in converted regional English double decker buses. A "once in a lifetime" adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of two buses - Snot and Boogie. In those early days you could travel with Top Deck all the way from Sydney to London. This class will be delivered online... [More]
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<p>This was once one of the great overland journeys for under 35s - travelling in converted regional English double decker buses. A "once in a lifetime" adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of

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30 Mar

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]

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The Art of Travel – Six Classic Journeys

What is travel, and why are we attracted to it? Explore the stories, ideas, landscapes and cities which call to us as travellers. Embark on six journeys to explore, discover and participate in the Art of Travel. We take a Grand Tour in Rome. We walk around part of Mont Blanc. We look at Photography, Art and Nature. Followed by a cruise along Norway... [More]

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A Traveller in Athens

An orientation to this bustling but magical place. We take a delightful two hours walk to see much that is not in the guidebooks, including curious places to see, where to stay, eat and shop. Be prepared for some surprises! This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19... [More]

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Marseilles and Monte Carlo

Set course for an unforgettable exploration to some of the Mediterranean’s most historic ports: we discover the French Riviera’s seaside pleasures in Marseille and Monte Carlo. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers... [More]

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Three English Music Cities: London, Liverpool and Manchester

The onset of Beatlemania in the 1960s, put London and Liverpool on the map as iconic rock music cities. In the same decade, Manchester made its mark with the emergence of the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits. Punk, new wave, ‘Madchester’ and ‘Britpop’ saw all three cities consolidate their reputations as dynamic creative hubs. In this course we will... [More]

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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]

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Welsh Language and Culture

The Welsh language has survived the Roman, Norman and British Empires. It also has the oldest literary tradition in Europe apart from Greek and Latin. This course will introduce the grammar and vocabulary of the Welsh language, and also introduce the literature and history of Wales from their first beginnings. TEXTBOOK: Teach Yourself Complete... [More]

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Hebrew Culture: An Introduction

Hebrew is a hybrid culture that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel. Over the course of several generations, their languages and cultures blended together. Explore various aspects of Hebrew culture, including Hebrew language, music and literature. COURSE OUTLINE The history of the Hebrew language 1: Modern Hebrew is a... [More]

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Tamil Language and Culture

Tamil, one of the oldest languages in the world has its origins in the South of India and Sri Lanka from where it has spread to many countries, including Malaysia and Singapore. It is now spoken by over 77 million people. Discover the Tamil alphabet, as well as spoken and written Tamil; and explore Tamil culture and history through dance, music,... [More]

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