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Operation Barbarossa 1941: The Goths Ride East

In 1941 Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the USSR opening a third front in World War 11. The German war machine had been very successful in western Europe but not on the eastern front. The German high command seriously underestimated the resolve of the Russian people and the Russian army. Hitler failed in the same way as... [More]
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<p>In 1941 Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the USSR opening a third front in World War 11. The German war machine had been very successful in western Europe but not on the

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08 Feb

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. This... [More]
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<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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12 Feb

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The Richness of Multilingual Australia

Australia is usually thought of a monolingual, English-speaking country. However, you will be surprised to know that the number of languages spoken nowadays in Australia by immigrant minorities and Indigenous Australian communities amounts to around 200. Our main cities, and their multicultural suburbs, reflect the richness of this multilingual... [More]
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<p>Australia is usually thought of a monolingual, English-speaking country. However, you will be surprised to know that the number of languages spoken nowadays in Australia by immigrant minorities and

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12 Feb

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Australia's Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia

Adam Lockyer asks: “How would we know a good [Australian] defence strategy if we saw one?” What would such a strategy look like, and how might we evaluate its potential effectiveness? Lockyer, a former Australian soldier, is currently an Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Macquarie University, and has published widely on issues relating to... [More]
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<p>Adam Lockyer asks: “How would we know a good [Australian] defence strategy if we saw one?” What would such a strategy look like, and how might we evaluate its potential effectiveness? Lockyer, a

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15 Feb

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Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic Toya-ko Lake area, before moving to the Echigo-Tsumari art fields in the centre of Northern Honshu. We discuss the decline of these rural areas, and the role... [More]
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<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb
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<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb

Tadeusz Kościuszko: The Peasant Prince

Forced to flee Poland after the unhappy end of an impossible love affair, Polish noble man Tadeusz Kościuszko sought his luck as a military engineer in the American War of Independence. Returning to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1784 Kościuszko got involved in the "Defense of the Constitution", culminating in an open revolt against foreign... [More]
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<p>Forced to flee Poland after the unhappy end of an impossible love affair, Polish noble man Tadeusz Kościuszko sought his luck as a military engineer in the American War of Independence. Returning

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19 Feb

Travels on the Greek Mainland

Regional mainland Greece has so much to offer yet you’re never more than a few hours from the coast. We cover the main features of the mainland providing suggestions on where to visit, why and how. Our presenter has travelled extensively by foot, bus, rail, air and sea to many parts of Greece and brings his knowledge of the mainland as well as the... [More]
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<p>Regional mainland Greece has so much to offer yet you’re never more than a few hours from the coast. We cover the main features of the mainland providing suggestions on where to visit, why and how.

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23 Feb

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Royal Intrigues & Scandals in Enlightenment Sweden

Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was Queen of Sweden from 1751 to 1771, being the consort of King Adolf Frederick and was queen mother during the reign of King Gustav III. A strong and fascinating character, she was connected to many intrigues and scandals but also to some amazing leading Enlightenment ideas in the education of her children and in the... [More]
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<p>Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was Queen of Sweden from 1751 to 1771, being the consort of King Adolf Frederick and was queen mother during the reign of King Gustav III. A strong and fascinating

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26 Feb

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The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the enemies of the West have taken two main forms: “dragons” (state enemies such as Russia and China) and “snakes” (terrorist and guerilla organisations). David Kilcullen, an Australian author, strategist, counterinsurgency expert, and former soldier, shows how these enemies have mastered new methods of war:... [More]
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<p>Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the enemies of the West have taken two main forms: “dragons” (state enemies such as Russia and China) and “snakes” (terrorist and guerilla organisations).

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01 Mar

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Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife options. The course will cover all the most famous tourist attractions, but we will also explore off the beaten track options for return visitors. Parks,... [More]
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<p>Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife

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02 Mar
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<p>Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife

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02 Mar

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