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Rodin: The Father of Modern Sculpture

Born in obscurity, Auguste Rodin spent years labouring as an ornamental sculptor before success and scandal set him on the road to international fame. By the time of his death, on November 17th 1917 he was likened to Michelangelo, having an enormous influence on sculptors of his day. He is today recognised as the father of modern sculpture. This session will look at the most famous works, as well as the more private and intimate works and drawings, and elaborate on his conceptual... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Rodin: The Father of Modern Sculpture

Born in obscurity, Auguste Rodin spent years labouring as an ornamental sculptor before success and scandal set him on the road to international fame. By the time of his death, on November 17th 1917

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The Politics of Mental Health

Making sense of the contested nature of mental illness: from arguments about ‘what is mental illness?’, to the impacts of ‘de-Institutionalization’, and the relationship between mental illness & criminal responsibility. Finally we consider French theorist Michel Foucault on the medicalization of madness, and ask: does professional ‘labelling’ create mental illness? [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
The Politics of Mental Health

Making sense of the contested nature of mental illness: from arguments about ‘what is mental illness?’, to the impacts of ‘de-Institutionalization’, and the relationship between mental illness &

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November: The Gunpowder Plot 1605

Religion inspired terrorism did not begin in the 21st century. The Gunpowder Plot features fanatical Catholic traitors, spies, Jesuit priests and 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars of the English Parliament. The plotters suffered a hideous and violent fate. The 5th of November, Guy Fawkes Night, or “bonfire night” is still commemorated widely across the UK. SUGGESTED READING Alice Hogge, Gods Secret Agents: Hatching the Gunpowder Plot, Harper, 2006 Antonia Fraser, Faith and... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Remember, Remember the 5th of November: The Gunpowder Plot 1605

<p>Religion inspired terrorism did not begin in the 21st century. The Gunpowder Plot features fanatical Catholic traitors, spies, Jesuit priests and 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars of the

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The Importance of Legislating for a Climate Solution

We review the evidence for global warming and the enhanced Greenhouse effect and address some pertinent questions: What is happening to GHG emissions in Australia? Will Australia be able to meet its Paris Climate Agreement target? What is the difference between a carbon tax and an emissions trading scheme? And Would a carbon price be effective? [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
The Importance of Legislating for a Climate Solution

We review the evidence for global warming and the enhanced Greenhouse effect and address some pertinent questions: What is happening to GHG emissions in Australia? Will Australia be able to meet its

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Houses of Wisdom? What Museums are Good For in the 21st Century

In the 1970s-1990s, museums were derided as the dying repositories of already dead things: outdated, elitist and dry. However, the decades since have seen an extraordinary resurgence in museums, and in the number of people who visit them. Contemporary museums are vital places with a significant voice in public debate. In this lecture, Dr Jamie Fraser asks why museums are still relevant in the 21st century, and considers the responsibilities that this brings. [More]
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Houses of Wisdom? What Museums are Good For in the 21st Century

In the 1970s-1990s, museums were derided as the dying repositories of already dead things: outdated, elitist and dry. However, the decades since have seen an extraordinary resurgence in museums, and

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Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a land of immense wealth and poverty that arguably contains the most beautiful architecture in the world. This is an opportunity to discuss India’s vibrant customs, food, history, sightseeing and much more. Thinking of adding India to your bucket list? This class will help you decide. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a

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Russian Society through the Lens of Ballet

Explore the social role of Russian ballet from the twentieth century until today. Focusing on the main political events that turned ballet into a mirror of Russian society, Elisabetta investigates the impact that Russian ballet has always had on Russian and International audiences. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Russian Society through the Lens of Ballet

Explore the social role of Russian ballet from the twentieth century until today. Focusing on the main political events that turned ballet into a mirror of Russian society, Elisabetta investigates the

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West Head and The Basin

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris' and the birds are in the sandstone peninsula of the beautiful Broken Bay. We will start our day’s course with a gentle walk down The Basin Fire Trail looking for honeyeaters that will be gathering there to feed on the banksias. White-bellied Sea-Eagles and Whistling Kites no doubt will soar overhead whilst we catch the ferry across to Palm Beach; there the bus will meet us in time for a late afternoon explore for that elusive little bird, the... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST
West Head and The Basin

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris' and the birds are in the sandstone peninsula of the beautiful Broken Bay. We will start our day’s course with a gentle walk down The Basin Fire Trail looking for

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