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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and Byzantine kingdoms. Its history is captured in the magnificent mosaics of the city’s ancient churches on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Visit these great buildings and some of the city’s other attractions including Dante’s tomb and the villa where Lord Byron lingered for three years with... [More]
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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and

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Da Do Ron Ron: The Girl Group Sound of The 1960s

Do you remember "Chapel of Love", "Please Mr Postman" or "Be My Baby"? The 1960s were a decade of cultural and social changeand as the women’s movement began, women were becoming more independent and high profile as leaders in entertainment. From the early 1960s women began to dominate the charts. Groups such as the Shirelles, Ronettes, Marvelettes, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and others began to make a big impression on popular culture. See, hear and survey some... [More]
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Da Do Ron Ron: The Girl Group Sound of The 1960s

<p>Do you remember "<em>Chapel of Love</em>", "<em>Please Mr Postman</em>" or "<em>Be My Baby</em>"? The 1960s were a decade of cultural and social changeand as the women’s movement began, women were

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With the Living Goddess in Kathmandu

From the devoted crowds waiting in courtyard of the living goddess Kumari Devi to the bloodstained shrines to Kali on the holy banks of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu’s culture, history and sacred landscape is utterly unique. In this fascinating talk you will learn some of this city’s history, see some of its most revered spiritual sites and architecture, and learn how different religious traditions have come to co-exist on one place. COURSE OUTLINE The Kumari Devi and the tradition... [More]
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With the Living Goddess in Kathmandu

<p>From the devoted crowds waiting in courtyard of the living goddess Kumari Devi to the bloodstained shrines to Kali on the holy banks of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu’s culture, history and sacred

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Calls for a Nuclear Free World

The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in April 2017. How is this call a continuation of work from such people as Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and Rachel Carson (1907-1964)? Both spoke fearlessly about the dangers of science and the need to make peace with the planet. SUGGESTED READING Alice Calaprice & Trevor Lipscombe, Albert... [More]
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Calls for a Nuclear Free World

<p>The Australian Red Cross continues to call for a nuclear free world. Along with 132 states, it supported the United Nations Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nagasaki in

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The Macleay Family: Their Legacy and Collection of Art & Science

Why at the age of nearly 60, did the well- educated Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) leave his respected London life to accept a position in the far-flung colony of New South Wales bringing himself, his wife, his 6 daughters and his insect collection of 9000 specimens and library to Sydney? This lecture looks at three generations of Macleay family collectors of natural history and their legacy in the Macleay Museum. We will view some wonderful items held in the Mitchell... [More]
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The Macleay Family: Their Legacy and Collection of Art & Science

Why at the age of nearly 60, did the well- educated Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) leave his respected London life to accept a position in the far-flung colony of New South Wales bringing

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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such as our iconic koala – as governments unwind ‘green tape’? Will we soon have to confront our children’s question - "Where have all the koalas gone?" SUGGESTED READING 2014, Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment, CSIRO Publishing 2009, Australia’s Biodiversity... [More]
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Where have all the Koalas Gone?

<p>Will today’s children ever see a koala in the wild? When the last Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936, it heralded in its extinction. What now awaits the fate of Australia’s wildlife – such

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A Visit to Yogyakarta (Central Java)

Yogyakarta is nestled in the heart of Central Java and is steeped in rich Javanese culture and tradition. Situated on a fertile plain at the foot of the still active Mount Merapi volcano, Yogjakarta is the cultural and spiritual capital of Java. To the Javanese, Yogjakarta has always been a symbol of nationalist passion and resistance to colonial rule and has been the setting for the backlash against Dutch colonialism and the battle for Indonesian independence. Not far from... [More]
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A Visit to Yogyakarta (Central Java)

Yogyakarta is nestled in the heart of Central Java and is steeped in rich Javanese culture and tradition. Situated on a fertile plain at the foot of the still active Mount Merapi volcano, Yogjakarta

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Vincent Van Gogh

Upon deciding to become a painter quite late in his life, Vincent Van Gogh was committed to developing a unique style and his dramatic brush work and vivid expressions went on to influence artists for the next century. He painted at a fury pace and even though he sold only one painting during his life time, he would become one of the most popular artists of all time. [More]
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Vincent Van Gogh

Upon deciding to become a painter quite late in his life, Vincent Van Gogh was committed to developing a unique style and his dramatic brush work and vivid expressions went on to influence artists for

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The Protection of the Australian Environment: Possums and Power

Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s Mountain Pygmy Possum. Understand the power of ideas, science, art, conservation groups and movements that successfully argued for the protection of Australia’s environment. Reflect on recent successes and failures and consider solutions for the protection of the Australia’s environment.... [More]
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The Protection of the Australian Environment: Possums and Power

<p>Why is it so rare to hear about Australia’s biodiversity crisis? Learn about some of Australia’s threatened species including Sydney’s Pygmy Possum, Victoria’s Leadbeater Possum and Kosciusko’s

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What is Happening in the Philippines?

Media reports on events in Mindanao have been superficial. We put the problem in perspective and explain what is new and what is not. We also examine at the controversial President Duterte. [More]
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What is Happening in the Philippines?

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