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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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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. Note:... [More]
$82 Limited / $74

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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11 Oct

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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]
$258 Limited / $232

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

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14 Oct

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Travelling the Blues Trail: Memphis and Mississippi

Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the Clarksdale Music Festival, the BB King Museum and more. SUGGESTED READING Steve Cheeseborough: Blues Travelling - available on Kindle COURSE OUTLINE How... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the

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15 Oct

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Hebrew Language and Culture

Modern Hebrew is a hybrid language that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel from their native languages (Yiddish, Polish, Russian and Arabic). Over the course of several generations, these languages and cultures blended together to create a new hybrid language and a new hybrid culture. This course is an introduction to... [More]
$258 Limited / $232

<p>Modern Hebrew is a hybrid language that draws on the influences that migrants brought with them to Israel from their native languages (Yiddish, Polish, Russian and Arabic). Over the course of

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16 Oct

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Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland has become a bit of flavour of the month in the international tourist trade. And it is no wonder considering that this island nation is home to some truly unique and spectacular scenery. Iceland was first settled by Vikings in the 9th Century and is home to the world’s oldest parliament. The sagas of Viking Icelanders have inspired many a... [More]
$38 Limited

Iceland has become a bit of flavour of the month in the international tourist trade. And it is no wonder considering that this island nation is home to some truly unique and spectacular scenery.

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22 Oct

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber, 2005 1606 – James... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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25 Oct

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Split & The Palace of the Emperor Diocletian

After ruling the Roman Empire for twenty years the Emperor Diocletian retired in AD 305 to the sprawling retirement village that he had built for himself on the beautiful Dalmatian coast. Today Diocletian’s opulent palace houses not an emperor and his retinue but most of the inhabitants of the Croatian town of Split. Annually they are joined the... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>After ruling the Roman Empire for twenty years the Emperor Diocletian retired in AD 305 to the sprawling retirement village that he had built for himself on the beautiful Dalmatian coast. Today

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29 Oct

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God's Own Country: Discovering Yorkshire

The largest county in England, Yorkshire was both the cradle of the industrial revolution and the power base for many of England’s Medieval Kings. It is home to the cities of Leeds, York, Sheffield and Bradford; and gave us the Brontes, Ted Hughes, Henry Moore and David Hockney. Bordered by the Pennine hills on one side and the North Sea on the... [More]
$38 Limited

The largest county in England, Yorkshire was both the cradle of the industrial revolution and the power base for many of England’s Medieval Kings. It is home to the cities of Leeds, York, Sheffield

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05 Nov

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Wonders of the Buddhist World

Wanting to experience a holiday with a difference? Learn about the ancient and spiritual archaeological sites of Buddhism, the world’s 4th largest religion that is practiced by over 500 million people. Many are designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We look at a variety of sites throughout Asia, including Bodh Gaya in India, where the Buddha... [More]
$38 Limited

Wanting to experience a holiday with a difference? Learn about the ancient and spiritual archaeological sites of Buddhism, the world’s 4th largest religion that is practiced by over 500 million people

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12 Nov

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Italian for Travellers (A1)

This course is for complete beginners or people with a very limited knowledge of the Italian language. It will give you simple phrases and strategies to help you understand what you need to know for travelling in Italy. Travel, social and cultural tips will also be included. TEXTBOOK Tutor supplied material COURSE OUTLINE Introducing and talking... [More]
$225 Limited / $203

<p>This course is for complete beginners or people with a very limited knowledge of the Italian language. It will give you simple phrases and strategies to help you understand what you need to know

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16 Nov

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