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The Masterpieces that Napoleon Stole – Where Are They Now?

Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art that Napoleon stole as war booty in during his campaigns. In 1798, art recently looted from Italy was flaunted in the streets of Paris. Where is that... [More]
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<p>Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art

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03 Dec

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The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Many people in the West, and especially within the American foreign policy establishment, believe that the US should pursue a profoundly liberal foreign policy which could be described as “the pursuit of liberal hegemony”. The aim of this ambitious strategy is to turn as many countries as possible into liberal democracies, while also fostering an... [More]
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<p>Many people in the West, and especially within the American foreign policy establishment, believe that the US should pursue a profoundly liberal foreign policy which could be described as “the

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06 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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07 Dec

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Seasonal Variations

Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as well as outstanding modern arrangements of several carols, including a text by the Venerable Bede. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
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<p>Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as

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08 Dec

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Nobel Prize Winners: Albert Einstein (1921) & Willy Brandt (1971)

125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50 years ago, in 1971, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was the then German Chancellor Willy Brandt for his efforts to normalise relations between West Germany... [More]
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec

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O Tannenbaum

A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And where did the Christmas tree originate from? Answers to these and other Christmas questions can be found in this special two-hours Christmas session –... [More]
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<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec
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<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec

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Remembering 1921: 100 Years Later

1921 was dominated by the impact of World War I and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919-1920. The newly established Weimar Republic in Germany was floundering under the savage clauses of the post WWI Treaty of Versailles. The race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma shocked the world. Communist Parties were formed in several nations in the wake of the Russian... [More]

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Significant Women in Nazi Germany (1933-1945)

Nazi wives, concentration camp guards, film makers and actresses are part of the bleak narrative of the Third Reich (1933-1945). Students of Nazi Germany have struggled to understand the motivations for blind devotion of so many German women to Hitler and Nazism. The mysterious death of his niece Geli in 1931 focused attention on bizarre details of... [More]

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What Have We Learned from the Pandemic of 2020-21?

The political, moral, economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been monumental.We have been confronted with many stark images of suffering and despair but also images of hope, courage and resilience. As Australia and the world moves towards recovery many questions remain. What valuable lessons can we learn about manufacturing... [More]

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A Night in Kyoto: The Ancient Capital of Japan

Japan’s cultural heartland, Kyoto, was established in 794 and was Capital for over a thousand years. Use a Heian map of Kyoto from 1200 to explore the streetscape of Kyoto’s old quarters. Learn to walk the Philosopher’s Path, Kiyomizu Temple and two Geisha districts of Kyoto with an eye for history and a knowledge of how this great city was built.... [More]

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