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Are Books Good for Us?

Those of us interested in education tend to assume that reading books is a good thing. Books improve us, we believe, or at least certain kinds of books improve us. They exercise our intellects, expand our imaginations, ‘open up new horizons’ and furnish us with good examples to imitate in our own lives; they increase our capacity for empathy, teach... [More]

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The German Renaissance Painters: Durer, Cranach the Elder & Hans Holbein

These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther. Who travelled to London and produced many of the portraits we associated with the court of Henry VIII. Whose signature was a winged snake with a ruby ring. And who produced the much loved 1525 image of Cupid complaining to... [More]
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<p>These German Renaissance painters are well known names – but how were they connected to the religious reforms of Martin Luther. Who travelled to London and produced many of the portraits we

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27 Nov

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Mississippi River Towns: Natchez to Oak Alley

The Mississippi has provided America with much history. We start from Natchez, prominent in the antebellum South and make our way down the mighty Mississippi to the plantation of Oak Alley, learning about slavery, riverboats, levees, cotton and its role in the Civil War. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling... [More]
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<p>The Mississippi has provided America with much history. We start from Natchez, prominent in the antebellum South and make our way down the mighty Mississippi to the plantation of Oak Alley,

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01 Dec

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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. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney.... [More]
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<p>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

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03 Dec
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<p>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

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04 Dec

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Clash of Civilizations: Was Huntington Right But for Wrong Reasons?

A review of American political scientist Samuel P Huntington’s highly controversial clash of civilizations thesis where he argued that in a post-communist world the source of future conflicts between the nation states will not come from ideology but from civilizational (including religious) differences. Huntington’s theory has since been translated... [More]
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<p>A review of American political scientist Samuel P Huntington’s highly controversial clash of civilizations thesis where he argued that in a post-communist world the source of future conflicts

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04 Dec

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Travel Hints for Japan

Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns and cuisine, and the wonderful chances to attend Japanese festivals. Think about the timing of your visit, and which cities to visit. Tips on how to get... [More]
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<p>Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns

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08 Dec

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Happy Birthday Beethoven!

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as fascinating. Despite his gradual loss of hearing, he composed music that still thrills and amazes us today. Join us to spend an evening with this great... [More]
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<p>Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as

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11 Dec

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Caspian Sea Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Caspian Summit, which met for the first time on April 23-24, 2002, represents the interests of the five Caspian littoral states: Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. In this course, we will survey the history of Caspian Sea politics from the Soviet period until today, before examining the ways in which the Caspian Summit has... [More]
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<p>The Caspian Summit, which met for the first time on April 23-24, 2002, represents the interests of the five Caspian littoral states: Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. In this

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14 Dec

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Celebration and Pathos

From the Medieval period to the present, we take a nuanced view of the music and art of the Christmas season, concentrating on the contradictions of the festival, its combination of celebration and pathos. There will be both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music, and account will be taken of the architectural setting for which they were... [More]
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<p>From the Medieval period to the present, we take a nuanced view of the music and art of the Christmas season, concentrating on the contradictions of the festival, its combination of celebration and

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18 Dec

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16 Days That Shaped History: The 75th Anniversary of the Potsdam Conference

Revisit the 16 days in the summer of 1945 when the leaders of the three major Allied powers met in Potsdam to discuss the establishment of a postwar world order. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before... [More]

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