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Introduction to Family History

The Course provides a basic introduction to the main primary and secondary sources of information required to build family histories. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations. SUGGESTED READING Nick Vine Hall, (1994 ) Tracing Your Family History in Australia: A Guide to Sources, Victoria,... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Introduction to Family History

<p>The Course provides a basic introduction to the main primary and secondary sources of information required to build family histories. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of

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Jane Austen: A Day in the Life

Jane Austen is an iconic figure for scholars and fans alike. In this day course we will learn more about her life and her enduring reputation. This course reconstructs Austen’s life by examining her personal correspondence with beloved sister Cassandra, studying surviving portraits, and scrutinising the perceptions that others had of her, namely her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh. SUGGESTED READING Austen’s letters - can be read online for free at Project Gutenberg and Oxford do... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Jane Austen: A Day in the Life

<p>Jane Austen is an iconic figure for scholars and fans alike. In this day course we will learn more about her life and her enduring reputation. This course reconstructs Austen’s life by examining

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Everyday Culture in Late Byzantine Constantinopolis

A one day lecture as an introduction to a more extended session on Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul. It concentrates on the daily life of late Byzantine Constantinopolis by focusing on manners and lifestyle of its people in that era and how the reflection of their culture of living materialised in the design of daily use objects and living spaces. The influence of cultural exchanges between the Byzantine Empire and its surrounding neighbors will also be in focus as a secondary... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Everyday Culture in Late Byzantine Constantinopolis

<p>A one day lecture as an introduction to a more extended session on Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul. It concentrates on the daily life of late Byzantine Constantinopolis by focusing on manners and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Are You Determined?

There is recent popularization of the denial of free will known as “Free Will Skepticism.” Libet’s science experiments in the 1980s cast doubt whether we have conscious control of our actions. Philosophers too are skeptical: Galen Strawson writes that free will is just incoherent, therefore impossible. Hard Determinists argue that since universal determinism is true it precludes free choice. These views face the problem answering why most of us have the belief that during the... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Are You Determined?

<p>There is recent popularization of the denial of free will known as “Free Will Skepticism.” Libet’s science experiments in the 1980s cast doubt whether we have conscious control of our actions.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Russian Orthodox Church - Before, During and After Communism

The Orthodox Church in Russia traces its origins to the decision of Prince Vladimir of Kiev to adopt the Eastern Orthodox faith as his new state religion in 988 AD. Over more than a thousand years, the Russian Orthodox Church has helped to forge a distinctive Russian national identity, especially during persecution from external or internal enemies. In this course, we will learn how the Church has either endured or enjoyed its relationship with the state, under the various forms of... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The Russian Orthodox Church - Before, During and After Communism

<p>The Orthodox Church in Russia traces its origins to the decision of Prince Vladimir of Kiev to adopt the Eastern Orthodox faith as his new state religion in 988 AD. Over more than a thousand years

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Diva Saturday! Learn to Sing from Opera to Pop

Join Rebecca Scott, be a Diva for the day and sing your heart out! No experience necessary. A one off intensive workshop concentrating on famous repertoire from opera to modern day, some in stunning harmonies! COURSE OUTLINE An introduction and exposure to well-known songs taught with accuracy and precision. Learn part-singing and harmonies. Get tips on breathing and learn how to hold long notes. Recognise rhythm patterns and improve musical timing. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Diva Saturday! Learn to Sing from Opera to Pop

<p>Join Rebecca Scott, be a Diva for the day and sing your heart out! No experience necessary. A one off intensive workshop concentrating on famous repertoire from opera to modern day, some in

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

14th Century Europe: Famine, War and Plague

A series cataclysmic events reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History. We look first at the population boom of the 13th century to a point of over population, then the change to a cooler wetter climate in the late 13th century, the resulting famines that followed and the general decline in population to the mid 14th century. The outbreak of the 100 years war between France and England in 1337, followed in 1346 by the... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
14th Century Europe: Famine, War and Plague

<p>A series cataclysmic events reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History. We look first at the population boom of the 13th century to

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Leonardo and Michelangelo: Florence, Milan and Rome at the Turn of the 16th Century

Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti fundamentally reshaped the human body in art and its relationship to the natural and metaphysical worlds. From functions of colour and light to debates over the arts' status, the two experimented – often antithetically – with key aesthetic concepts. They set an impossibly high bar for the artists who immediately followed them, and still epitomise the Italian Renaissance in art. While this course builds on our ongoing series, there is no... [More]
$222 Limited inc GST / $200
Leonardo and Michelangelo: Florence, Milan and Rome at the Turn of the 16th Century

<p>Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti fundamentally reshaped the human body in art and its relationship to the natural and metaphysical worlds. From functions of colour and light to debates

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Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Children of the Sun

Examine the reign of this controversial pharaoh, including a look at the role played by his queen Nefertiti. Akhenaten began his rule of Egypt as the pharaoh Amenhotep IV. However, he had developed his own, unique religious theology, which caused him to turn his back on traditional Egyptian worship and turn to the deity he believed to be the one true god, the physical ball of the sun, Aten. Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti seem to have had an extraordinary partnership with... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Children of the Sun

<p>Examine the reign of this controversial pharaoh, including a look at the role played by his queen Nefertiti. Akhenaten began his rule of Egypt as the pharaoh Amenhotep IV. However, he had developed

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Fundamentals of Drawing - 2 Day Workshop

This two day workshop aims to systematically set out the basic principles of drawing for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each exercise will progressively build upon the last. Starting with the most elementary forms and geometric shapes, the course aims to gradually introduce the student to more complex forms and challenges within the process of learning to draw. The class will be well suited to any beginner or individual who has wanted a solid grounding in the... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Fundamentals of Drawing - 2 Day Workshop

<p>This two day workshop aims to systematically set out the basic principles of drawing for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each exercise will progressively build upon the last.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.