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Stille Nacht - A German Christmas in Sydney

Sometimes it’s difficult to get into a proper Christmas spirit in the heat and buzz of the so called ‘silly season’ in Australia. The customs of the traditional Christmas celebrations in German speaking-countries are very different with their more contemplative and cosy atmosphere. Whether you have German ancestors, are a learner of the German language or just would like to experience a more heart-warming Christmas spirit, you might enjoy coming along to this festive get-together.... [More]
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Stille Nacht - A German Christmas in Sydney

<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to get into a proper Christmas spirit in the heat and buzz of the so called ‘silly season’ in Australia. The customs of the traditional Christmas celebrations in German

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Unravel the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

The 15th January 2019 marks the centenary of the failed socialist uprising in post-WWI Germany, which culminated in the murder of the two most prominent German Socialist Leaders, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, by proto-Nazi Freikorps on order of a Social Democratic Government in Berlin. Listen to Jo Gerk unravelling the story of the darkest hour in the German Social Democrats' history. [More]
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Unravel the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

The 15th January 2019 marks the centenary of the failed socialist uprising in post-WWI Germany, which culminated in the murder of the two most prominent German Socialist Leaders, Rosa Luxemburg and

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The Spanish Inquisition: Orthodoxy and Oppression

The Spanish Inquisition started in 1478 and did not officially end until 1834. Beginning during the reign of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, those most Catholic Monarchs, it sought to detect heresy amongst the converso, converts from Judaism and Islam to Catholicism. With Torquemada as Inquisitor-General, over 120,000 people would be ‘inquisited’, many were tortured, and an estimated 5000 lost their lives. This course will look at the political and religious reasons... [More]
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The Spanish Inquisition: Orthodoxy and Oppression

<p>The Spanish Inquisition started in 1478 and did not officially end until 1834. Beginning during the reign of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, those most Catholic Monarchs, it sought to

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A Night In Ruins: The Pacific Rim

Journey to some of the world’s greatest archaeological monuments and experience the joy of ruins. Starting in Southeast Asia with Burma and Thailand and the great ruins of Bagan, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. We will then travel to the fabulous Angkor Wat in Cambodia, My Son in Vietnam and the Great Wall of China. From here we travel to the little-known ruin of Nan Madol in Micronesia, a strange city built on a coral reef, before jumping over to the fabulous stone figures of Rapa Nui... [More]
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A Night In Ruins: The Pacific Rim

<p>Journey to some of the world’s greatest archaeological monuments and experience the joy of ruins. Starting in Southeast Asia with Burma and Thailand and the great ruins of Bagan, Ayutthaya and

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Rasputin: The Enigma

Grigori Rasputin, born 150 years ago, has remained a fascinating, if controversial figure. A peasant and lay-Elder, he established a reputation as a spiritual guide, endowed with the gift of healing. This recommended him to the last Imperial Family of Russia, as he was seen as the only hope for the Tsarevich Alexei, a haemophiliac. However, in the eyes of many contemporaries he was as an evil and destructive influence. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students... [More]
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Rasputin: The Enigma

<p>Grigori Rasputin, born 150 years ago, has remained a fascinating, if controversial figure. A peasant and lay-Elder, he established a reputation as a spiritual guide, endowed with the gift of

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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. SUGGESTED READING Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews, Harper Collins (NY 2010) Henry D. Spalding, Encyclopedia of Jewish Humor: From... [More]
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Three Jews Walk into a Bar – The History of the Jokes Jews Used to Tell about Themselves

<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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Baby Face: Women in the Workplace 1933 to 2019

Whether or not the film Baby Face was seen in 1933 as a progressive portrait of the challenges women faced in a world run by men is difficult to gauge but when this movie was made, it seems as if many people believed that women had achieved political equality and the daring flappers of the 1920s had pushed social boundaries of all kinds: in dress, in attitude, in behaviour. We will examine how far women have really come in the intervening 86 years especially in the workplace and in... [More]
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Baby Face: Women in the Workplace 1933 to 2019

Whether or not the film <em>Baby Face</em> was seen in 1933 as a progressive portrait of the challenges women faced in a world run by men is difficult to gauge but when this movie was made, it seems

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Innovation and Basic Instincts: Why We Love Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was convinced that God had intended for him to write opera. Only opera. Puccini’s keen sense of drama drives him to explore the most extreme human situations, in which heightened passions are stirred musically, in the characters onstage, and in the sympathetic listeners. His ultra-romantic idiom faithfully carries on Italian operatic tradition, enriched and “modernised” by innovative harmonic devices, non-western “flavours”, a huge orchestra and a unique... [More]
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Innovation and Basic Instincts: Why We Love Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was convinced that God had intended for him to write opera. Only opera. Puccini’s keen sense of drama drives him to explore the most extreme human situations, in which

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A History of Book Burning from the Ancient World to Today

Thomas More, the 16th c humanist scholar, burned both books and heretics. The Spanish Inquisition launched by Catholic fanatical rulers staged bonfires of any writings which questioned Catholic and papal orthodoxy throughout the mediaeval period. The French scholar and theologian Abelard was forced to burn his own books by the 12th c thought police. The Christian Venetians burnt the wonderful library of Eastern Orthodox Byzantium in 1204 during the notorious 4th Crusade. The... [More]
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A History of Book Burning from the Ancient World to Today

<p>Thomas More, the 16th c humanist scholar, burned both books and heretics. The Spanish Inquisition launched by Catholic fanatical rulers staged bonfires of any writings which questioned Catholic and

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An Evening in the Baroque Period

Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: the Baroque period has given us some of the most dramatic and beautiful compositions of music history. In this lecture we explore the rich complexity of Baroque music, providing insight into the works of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi and their contemporaries, in their social and historical context. Learn what makes Baroque music sound Baroque, and what the great composers were striving to achieve. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
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An Evening in the Baroque Period

<p>Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: the Baroque period has given us some of the most dramatic and beautiful compositions of music history. In this lecture we

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