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Investigating the Health Status of the Ancient Egyptians

Considerable knowledge of ancient Egyptians comes from their funerary practices including the glorious Pharaonic Pyramids and numerous tombs. The outstanding iconography of Egyptian tomb decorations and sculptures that depict Kings and Queens who looked healthy and strong. What did they really look like and did they live healthy and long lives? In this course we will look below the surface of those icons and investigate how truly beautiful and healthy were the people of Egypt. We... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Investigating the Health Status of the Ancient Egyptians

Considerable knowledge of ancient Egyptians comes from their funerary practices including the glorious Pharaonic Pyramids and numerous tombs. The outstanding iconography of Egyptian tomb decorations

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Pastel Workshop For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. This workshop style class allows you to practise techniques to utilise the sensation of colour, with the guidance of an experienced artist. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. The emphasis of this course, beside learning the basic rules, is to encourage and stimulate your creativity. COURSE OUTLINE Materials and tools. Pastel textures. Tonal Studies. Making colour work for... [More]
$307 Limited inc GST / $276
Pastel Workshop For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. This workshop style class allows you to practise techniques to utilise the sensation of colour, with

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Wicked Kings and Queens of Medieval England Reconsidered

This course takes another look at the reigns of the so-called wicked medieval and early-modern monarchs of England to consider the extent to which they deserve these labels. Four ‘wicked’ monarchs shall be discussed: Bad King John, Richard III, Henry VIII, and Bloody Mary. The policies, politics, and personalities of these notorious monarchs shall be examined, in order to reconsider whether they deserve their reputations. SUGGESTED READING 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta, Danny... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Wicked Kings and Queens of Medieval England Reconsidered

<p>This course takes another look at the reigns of the so-called wicked medieval and early-modern monarchs of England to consider the extent to which they deserve these labels. Four ‘wicked’ monarchs

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Finding Convict Ancestors

The Course provides a basic introduction to the main sources of information required to locating or confirming Australian convict ancestors and an understanding of the convict system. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations. SUGGESTED READING Alexander, Alison (2010), Tasmania’s Convicts, How... [More]

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Australia in the New Era of Asian Giants

There was little attention to foreign policy in the May 2019 general election. But there are some major challenges for Australian foreign policy which require attention. This presentation will deal with the implications for Australia of the new era of major Asian powers: China, India and Indonesia. [More]

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Poetry - Fabulous Forms and Features

This course introduces a different form of poetry each week and unpacks its form and features. Bask in ballads, ogle at odes, value villanelles, sigh at sonnets and purr at the pastorals. For poetry lovers and novices alike. [More]

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Ostia, Portus, Rome: The Ports and Markets of the River Tiber

The fate of Rome and the River Tiber were always intertwined. Rome was literally formed by the river and this relationship – one of ports, markets, bridges, religion and growing military and trading power – is the foundation of this course. Examine the archaeology of the Tiber banks of Rome herself and visit the ports of Ostia and Portus at the river’s mouth where we will explore temples, shops, baths, houses, public buildings, monuments and cemeteries in cities that were host to... [More]

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