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The Concerto Grosso

The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this lecture we explore how the genre works, contrasting a small group of soloists with the orchestra to create a wonderful variety of textures and... [More]
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The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this

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29 May

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La Goulue: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s life and addresses the inaccuracies repeated to the present. Rising from poverty to stardom, her career spanned from the 1880s until the 1920s, and... [More]
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<p>Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s

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05 Jun

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Ten Days in the Scottish Hebrides

Whether you’re seeking remote beaches, great whiskey or just a few days of peace and quiet the Hebrides is a destination for the adventurous and not so adventurous traveller. The Scottish Hebrides comprises around 50 inhabited islands off the west coast of Scotland. Whether you’re seeking remote beaches, great whiskey or just a few days of peace... [More]
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Whether you’re seeking remote beaches, great whiskey or just a few days of peace and quiet the Hebrides is a destination for the adventurous and not so adventurous traveller. The Scottish Hebrides

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09 Jun

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Democracy Matters: Can You Go to Jail for Protesting in Australia? Winding Back Our Democratic Rights

Protest laws have been changing in Australian states and territories in recent years. What are the grounds for these changes? And what are the implications for free speech in Australia? We will explore where the ‘protestors as scourge’ argument came from and also consider the student climate change rallies. DELIVERY MODE This class will be... [More]
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<p>Protest laws have been changing in Australian states and territories in recent years. What are the grounds for these changes? And what are the implications for free speech in Australia? We will

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12 Jun

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Amsterdam and the Golden Age

Once the Netherlands proclaimed independence from Spain, it was full sailing ahead for the Dutch. The 17th century was Amsterdam’s Golden Age. Ships from the city sailed to North America, Indonesia, Brazil and Africa and formed the basis of a worldwide trading network. We explore Amsterdam’s canals, museums and history. DELIVERY MODE This class... [More]
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<p>Once the Netherlands proclaimed independence from Spain, it was full sailing ahead for the Dutch. The 17th century was Amsterdam’s Golden Age. Ships from the city sailed to North America, Indonesia

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16 Jun

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Three Jews Walk into a Bar – The History of the Jokes Jews Used to Tell about Themselves

Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the rise and eventual decline of what we think of as the Jewish joke. Also you will hear some classic Jewish jokes. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered... [More]
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<p>Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the

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19 Jun

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Democracy Matters: Growing Democracy between Elections

Imagine if the prerequisites for a thriving democracy are the same as caring relationships? What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other? If democracy is a skill, how do we develop the skills needed to build communities where citizens actively care for the most vulnerable? Explore democracy based on the work of... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Imagine if the prerequisites for a thriving democracy are the same as caring relationships? What does it mean if the central focus of our democracy is how we treat each other? If democracy is a

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26 Jun

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A Tomb with a View: Medieval Anchorites and Anchoresses

In medieval England hundreds of men and women willingly underwent a Mass for the Dead before being locked away for life in either a tiny cell on the side of a church, or in openings in town walls and other cramped spaces. These were the anchorites and anchoresses of long ago. There were hermits and hermitesses, too, who settled on a solitary life... [More]
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<p>In medieval England hundreds of men and women willingly underwent a Mass for the Dead before being locked away for life in either a tiny cell on the side of a church, or in openings in town walls

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03 Jul

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Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar

His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a dynamic solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories. COURSE OUTLINE Young Eric from Ripely and the Blues Slow Hand... [More]

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How America Chooses a President

Are you trying to follow the American Presidential election but getting confused by the jargon? You are not alone! The American electoral system is like no other and even seasoned election watchers can get tangled up in its idiosyncrasies. In this beginners course, we will cover the basics of the process by which America chooses a President. You... [More]

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