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The Extraordinary Life of Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe's story opens a window into late medieval English life from the point of view of a woman of independent means. She was married, a marriage that produced 14 children, but made the decision to devote her life to God by the undertaking of pilgrimages. She undertook the major pilgrimages of her day – to Canterbury, the Camino, Rome and... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Margery Kempe's story opens a window into late medieval English life from the point of view of a woman of independent means. She was married, a marriage that produced 14 children, but made the

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08 Oct

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French Pilgrim Paths

Throughout history, from all over Europe, pilgrims have walked to the saint’s tomb at Santiago de Compostela, passing by and stopping at other shrines along the way. Due to its size and common borders with so many other countries, France was the ideal place for pilgrims to gather for the long journey to Santiago. The French cities that provided... [More]
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<p>Throughout history, from all over Europe, pilgrims have walked to the saint’s tomb at Santiago de Compostela, passing by and stopping at other shrines along the way. Due to its size and common

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12 Oct
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Tips for New Voters – What Advice Would You Give?

Voting is compulsory in Australia yet there is little advice for young people or recently arrived adults going to the polling booth for the first time. What are your recollections about your early polling experiences, either in Australia or overseas? How has your approach to voting changed over the years? What would you say to a first-time voter?... [More]
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<p>Voting is compulsory in Australia yet there is little advice for young people or recently arrived adults going to the polling booth for the first time. What are your recollections about your early

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14 Oct
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Bushrangers: Heroes or Villans?

To laud the thieves, runaways and sometime murderers who became bushrangers is uniquely Australian, for it is not only the outlaw heroes we romanticise, but the villains as well. Why do we find them so fascinating? Does it have something to do with our convict heritage, and our consequent attitude towards authority – are they merely larrikins writ... [More]
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<p>To laud the thieves, runaways and sometime murderers who became bushrangers is uniquely Australian, for it is not only the outlaw heroes we romanticise, but the villains as well. Why do we find

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15 Oct
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Baltic Cities: St. Petersburg

Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by the history, art and architecture of the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Peter & Paul Fortress or keen to explore the growing underground art and... [More]
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<p>Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by

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19 Oct
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Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick Deneen (b. 1964) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, where he specialises in the analysis of political theory. His fourth book, Why Liberalism Failed was published in 2018, and has been so well-received that it has been translated into ten languages. The book is a critique of political, social,... [More]
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<p>Patrick Deneen (b. 1964) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, where he specialises in the analysis of political theory. His fourth book, <em>Why

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25 Oct

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Rapa Nui People & Culture: The Secrets of Easter Island

The enigmatic Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Located over 3700km from Chilean coast, this remote volcanic island is an archaeological treasure, which for generations has puzzled scientists, archaeologists and historians alike with mysteries surrounding its colossal stone moais, which are the lasting legacy of this... [More]
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<p>The enigmatic Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Located over 3700km from Chilean coast, this remote volcanic island is an archaeological treasure, which for generations

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26 Oct
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The Chernobyl Disaster: 35 Years On

26 April 2021 was the thirty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is still considered to be the world's worst nuclear accident. It destroyed the nuclear power industry's claims to be modern, clean and safe. Mikhail Gorbachev later credited the incident with initiating the fall of the... [More]
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<p>26 April 2021 was the thirty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is still considered to be the world's worst nuclear accident. It

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01 Nov
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<p>26 April 2021 was the thirty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is still considered to be the world's worst nuclear accident. It

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01 Nov

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Baltic Cities: Riga & Tallin

Medieval trade across the Baltic Sea was dominated by members of the Hanseatic League. Many cities rose in importance and gained prosperity as attested by beautiful churches and merchants’ residences. Two of these important port cities attracting thousands of tourists were Riga in Latvia and Tallinn (formerly known as Reval) in Estonia. Today, both... [More]
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<p>Medieval trade across the Baltic Sea was dominated by members of the Hanseatic League. Many cities rose in importance and gained prosperity as attested by beautiful churches and merchants’

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02 Nov
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<p>Medieval trade across the Baltic Sea was dominated by members of the Hanseatic League. Many cities rose in importance and gained prosperity as attested by beautiful churches and merchants’

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02 Nov

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The Great Painters of Flemish Art – Van Eyck, the Brueghels, Rubens and Van Dyck

Flemish painting refers to works produced from the 15th to the 17th centuries, in Flanders, now modern-day Belgium. What are the historical influences that makes Flemish art different to Dutch art? This session will explore Flemish artists from Jan van Eyck active in the early 15th century, to the Brueghel family of painters who worked within the... [More]
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<p>Flemish painting refers to works produced from the 15th to the 17th centuries, in Flanders, now modern-day Belgium. What are the historical influences that makes Flemish art different to Dutch art?

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05 Nov

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