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Climate Change, Policy and Campaigning for Liveable World

Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero Emissions by 2050, the Paris Agreement and suitable interim goals. Policy and legal measures available to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas... [More]
$158 Limited / $142

<p>Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero

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11 May

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The Fundamental Structure of Matter: Quarks, Gluons and the Higgs Particle

The recent discovery of the Higgs particle completes the so-called Standard Model of the fundamental particles and forces of Nature. But there are still questions it doesn't answer. In this course you will learn about particles such as quarks and gluons which make up the proton, and the forces which both hold them together, and allow them to decay.... [More]
$198 Limited / $178

<p>The recent discovery of the Higgs particle completes the so-called Standard Model of the fundamental particles and forces of Nature. But there are still questions it doesn't answer. In this course

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20 May

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Ukraine and Nuclear Weapons

There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear weapons (such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) is vulnerable to attack. Will governments decide they must now have nuclear weapons to defend themselves?... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear

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27 May

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Nature's Great Divide - The Wallace Line

It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘Wallace Line’. It was tectonic plate movement that brought these disparate worlds together to create the biogeographic region known as ‘Wallacea’. On the Asian... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘

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27 May

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Pluckrose and Lindsay: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay’s book of 2020, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender and Identity – and Why This Harms Everybody, examines the origins of several new and confronting political dogmas, including: knowledge is a social construct; science is a tool of oppression; and language is dangerous.... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay’s book of 2020, <em>Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender and Identity – and Why This Harms Everybody</em>, examines the

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30 May

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China in the South Pacific

China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has China been able to establish this beachhead? What are Australia’s options? DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has

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03 Jun

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Contending Warriors of God

The most decisive conflicts in the Third Crusade (1189-1192) were fought between the armies of the sultan Salah ad-Din and king Richard I of England. Both men were determined to win and hold the holy city of Jerusalem for their contending faiths, but respected each other and were chivalrous in both victory and defeat. They exchanged gifts and... [More]
$49 Limited

The most decisive conflicts in the Third Crusade (1189-1192) were fought between the armies of the sultan Salah ad-Din and king Richard I of England. Both men were determined to win and hold the holy

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03 Jun

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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. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<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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04 Jun

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Blood Money - The Politics of Safari Hunting

In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept by the hunter for display to show the hunter’s prowess and skill. In Africa, the largest and most controversial prey for hunters is elephants. In... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept

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06 Jun
$24 Limited

<p>In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept

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06 Jun

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Who was William Shakespeare? - The Apprentice

Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to explore this man and his times. Shakespeare was born in just the right place at the right time of Elizabethan England. In this first part of a two-part... [More]
$67 Limited / $60

<p>Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to

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10 Jun

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