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The Sounds and Sights of Summer: Music, Art, and Photography

Enjoy inspirational music depicting summer and its varied activities, accompanied by appropriate visual images in the form of paintings and photos. The musical and visual snapshots will focus on Vivaldi in Venice, Haydn in the Austrian countryside, Bach in Leipzig, Berlioz and Fauré in Paris, Debussy inspired by artistic and literary seascapes and... [More]
$135 Limited / $122

<p>Enjoy inspirational music depicting summer and its varied activities, accompanied by appropriate visual images in the form of paintings and photos. The musical and visual snapshots will focus on

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20 Jan

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Sacred Vietnam: A Spiritual History

Explore Vietnam’s religious traditions and how they have shaped the history of this beautiful country. Confucianism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Cao Dai have all been influences on the Vietnamese. SUGGESTED READING Destination Saigon, Walter Mason Fragrant Palm Leaves, Thich Nhat Hanh Fire in the Lake, Frances Fitzgerald The Other Shore, Hoa Pham The... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Explore Vietnam’s religious traditions and how they have shaped the history of this beautiful country. Confucianism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Cao Dai have all been influences on the Vietnamese.<br

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20 Jan

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The Incredible Untold Story of Oleg Gordievsky - Russian and British Spy

Over the thirty years from the fifties to the nineteen eighties Gordiesvky worked for the British as a double agent. He was the most senior Russian KGB agent ever to become a spy for the west and a confidant of both Thatcher and Reagan. But eventually he was betrayed by an American working for the CIA and he tried to flee Moscow.... [More]
$22 Limited

Over the thirty years from the fifties to the nineteen eighties Gordiesvky worked for the British as a double agent. He was the most senior Russian KGB agent ever to become a spy for the west and a

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21 Jan

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Letters of Gold: The Art of Illuminated Letters

Be guided step-by-step to produce an illuminated letter based on medieval forms. Learn how to use 23ct gold leaf, mix a range of colours and apply designs. These techniques could also be used in other forms of art. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. Materials supplied, a cost of $30 cash is to be paid to tutor (not... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

Be guided step-by-step to produce an illuminated letter based on medieval forms. Learn how to use 23ct gold leaf, mix a range of colours and apply designs. These techniques could also be used in other

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22 Jan

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Queens in their Day: Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley

Grace, the ‘Pirate Queen’ from Connaught, and Elizabeth, the ‘Virgin Queen’ of England were high-profile leaders, one of resistance to English rule in Ireland, the other of insistence on Tudor domination. They discharged their roles in very different ways. They also met, in London, and apparently liked each other greatly. Neither achieved their... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Grace, the ‘Pirate Queen’ from Connaught, and Elizabeth, the ‘Virgin Queen’ of England were high-profile leaders, one of resistance to English rule in Ireland, the other of insistence on Tudor

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22 Jan

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Scientists and Philosophers Need to Talk

We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don’t – and even the experts don’t! These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and Tibor offers some deep philosophical insights into them.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don’t –

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22 Jan

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The Greece & Crete Campaign of 1941

The Greece and Crete campaign was one of the seldom mentioned failures of the Second World War. What part did Australia play in this and what was the cost? This course looks at the strategy behind the campaign, the action that occurred, sometimes desperate and bloody, and the reasons for its failure. Who was to blame and what do the Greeks think of... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Greece and Crete campaign was one of the seldom mentioned failures of the Second World War. What part did Australia play in this and what was the cost? This course looks at the strategy behind

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23 Jan

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100 Years After: The League of Nations and the Outcomes of World War I (1920-1946)

The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context of the expectations of European politicians, and the citizens of their countries. SUGGESTED READING Gary B. Ostower, with George J. Lankevich, ed. The... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The first meeting of the Council of the League of Nations took place on 16 January 1920. We look at the origins of the League, the plans for it, and its successes and failures; all in the context

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24 Jan

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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. Note:... [More]
$65 Limited

<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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24 Jan

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Mae West: Between Two Evils

Mae West is such a film legend that people know who you are talking about even if they have never seen one of her films. Her tremendous success was built on a scandalous reputation as a sex goddess, though the truth of her fascinating life was quite different. A glamorous, vivacious and ultimately mysterious figure, this talk covers her life, her... [More]
$49 Limited

Mae West is such a film legend that people know who you are talking about even if they have never seen one of her films. Her tremendous success was built on a scandalous reputation as a sex goddess,

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31 Jan

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