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It is often said that “travel broadens the mind”. Whether you are an armchair traveller or are planning a trip of your own or, our course will unveil the secrets of some of the world’s top destinations. And best of all you don’t have to travel far to find us as our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport. Be part of the WEA community!

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The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

Ancient Egypt - still beguiling and mysterious after 5,000 years. We begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes. We see how papyrus is made and visit the Valley of the Kings as well as Queen Hatshepsut’s Funerary Temple. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face / Online SUGGESTED READING Ancient Egyptians, Anton Gill, Harper Collins 2003 Ancient Egypt, Barry Kemp, John Murray Learning 2015 The Egyptians, Michael Hayes, Lansdowne Publishing 1997 COURSE OUTLINE Nile River,... [More]
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The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

<p>Ancient Egypt - still beguiling and mysterious after 5,000 years. We begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes. We see how papyrus is made and visit the Valley of the Kings

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$39 Limited inc GST
The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

<p>Ancient Egypt - still beguiling and mysterious after 5,000 years. We begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes. We see how papyrus is made and visit the Valley of the Kings

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Why the Galápagos Inspired Charles Darwin

Located about 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian coast, Galápagos is a remote volcanic archipelago composed of 127 islands, islets and rocks that has one of the largest marine reserve of the world, and famous for its large number of endemic species. The archipelago received the pseudonym “laboratory of evolution” and it is not only the biodiversity of the islands that made the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin develop his theory, but the archipelago also is one of the few... [More]
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Why the Galápagos Inspired Charles Darwin

<p>Located about 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian coast, Galápagos is a remote volcanic archipelago composed of 127 islands, islets and rocks that has one of the largest marine reserve of the world,

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Why the Galápagos Inspired Charles Darwin

<p>Located about 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian coast, Galápagos is a remote volcanic archipelago composed of 127 islands, islets and rocks that has one of the largest marine reserve of the world,

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Medieval Paris

From a muddy fishing village on the banks of the River Seine, where the Celtic tribe of the Parisii lived, Paris grew to become a Roman town and then a Merovingian and, later, Carolingian city. Attacked by the Vikings, taken over by the Capetians, Paris became a royal capital and led the way in the 12th Century Renaissance, where innovations in art and architecture, philosophy and theology, law and town planning, combined to create the city loved by so many. Explore medieval Paris... [More]
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Medieval Paris

<p>From a muddy fishing village on the banks of the River Seine, where the Celtic tribe of the Parisii lived, Paris grew to become a Roman town and then a Merovingian and, later, Carolingian city.

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What is Happening in the Amazonia?

The Amazon rainforest covers more than two million miles of land. It stretches across nine South American countries where Brazil covers almost 60% of the land. The Amazon has a very fragile ecosystem that has been threatened by deforestation and other human activities for years. Today, the Amazonia is paying a big price not only for the loss of biodiversity and habitat, but also of a decreasing life quality of its people. Its main threats are destruction and depletion that comes in... [More]
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What is Happening in the Amazonia?

<p>The Amazon rainforest covers more than two million miles of land. It stretches across nine South American countries where Brazil covers almost 60% of the land. The Amazon has a very fragile

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What is Happening in the Amazonia?

<p>The Amazon rainforest covers more than two million miles of land. It stretches across nine South American countries where Brazil covers almost 60% of the land. The Amazon has a very fragile

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Travelling Switzerland - A Literary Guide!

Visit the magnificent vistas of Switzerland beloved by tourists from around the world including literary giants whose great works were inspired by these beautiful locations. Visit Mont Blanc, Reichenbach Falls, Villa Diodati, Montreux Palace Hotel and many more places of beauty and interest and find out which literary greats were inspired to immortalize these places in the compositions not least of which include Byron, Shelley and Doyle. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING... [More]
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Travelling Switzerland - A Literary Guide!

<p>Visit the magnificent vistas of Switzerland beloved by tourists from around the world including literary giants whose great works were inspired by these beautiful locations. Visit Mont Blanc,

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Refugees from Asia Minor - The Story of Greek Cultural Change

This year represents a century since one and a half million Greek refugees made their way to Greece from Asia Minor. Initially unwelcomed, the refugees have had a profound influence on Greek culture - notably through modern Greek music, cuisine, language and politics. This course traces these events and the influences on Greek culture. The presenter is descended from grandparents that sought exile in Alexandria – a cosmopolitan centre that had a Greek presence since before... [More]
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Refugees from Asia Minor - The Story of Greek Cultural Change

<p>This year represents a century since one and a half million Greek refugees made their way to Greece from Asia Minor. Initially unwelcomed, the refugees have had a profound influence on Greek

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England's Greatest Cathedrals (One Traveller's View)

England has 26 mediaeval cathedrals, built between 1040 and 1540. Then there is St Paul’s (1675) and Liverpool (1904- 1978) and others built before 1540 as parish churches but later elevated to cathedrals. They are among the country’s top tourist attractions and continue to have large congregations at a time when many parishes are declining. A good way to start an argument is to ask cathedral--loving travellers ‘which are the best’? A tutor who has visited them all challenges the... [More]
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England's Greatest Cathedrals (One Traveller's View)

<p>England has 26 mediaeval cathedrals, built between 1040 and 1540. Then there is St Paul’s (1675) and Liverpool (1904- 1978) and others built before 1540 as parish churches but later elevated to

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Exploring Norfolk Island

11 Oct 1774 – James Cook's Journal: 'I took possession of this isle and named it Norfolk Isle in honour of that noble family'. We travel with the explorers to the very beginnings of British settlement in Australasia and the colonisation of Norfolk Island. We also visit the island’s historic sites. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face / Online SUGGESTED READING Norfolk Island, Jean Edgecombe, 1991 Dark Paradise - Robert Macklin, Hachette Australia, 2013 COURSE OUTLINE First Settlement, Penal... [More]
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Exploring Norfolk Island

<p>11 Oct 1774 – James Cook's Journal: 'I took possession of this isle and named it Norfolk Isle in honour of that noble family'. We travel with the explorers to the very beginnings of British

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Exploring Norfolk Island

<p>11 Oct 1774 – James Cook's Journal: 'I took possession of this isle and named it Norfolk Isle in honour of that noble family'. We travel with the explorers to the very beginnings of British

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The Nile River: Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

Ancient Egypt - still beguiling and mysterious after 5,000 years. We travel from Luxor and sail up the Nile exploring temples dedicated to Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god before arriving in Aswan. We also fly to Abu Simbel to see Ramses II’s great temple. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face / Online SUGGESTED READING Ancient Egyptians, Anton Gill, Harper Collins 2003 Ancient Egypt, Barry Kemp, John Murray Learning 2015 The Egyptians, Michael Hayes, Lansdowne Publishing 1997 COURSE... [More]
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The Nile River: Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

<p>Ancient Egypt - still beguiling and mysterious after 5,000 years. We travel from Luxor and sail up the Nile exploring temples dedicated to Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god before arriving in

...
$39 Limited inc GST
The Nile River: Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

<p>Ancient Egypt - still beguiling and mysterious after 5,000 years. We travel from Luxor and sail up the Nile exploring temples dedicated to Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god before arriving in

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A Village Christmas in Yorkshire

We in Australia have always associated a northern Christmas with those traditions of Europe and England. This is our opportunity to see what a Christmas is like in a Yorkshire village – Bishop Burton. We visit local towns and join the villagers celebrating Christmas. DELIVERY MODE Online SUGGESTED READING Margaret Borland & John Dunning (1992), Bishop Burton and Its People: A Village History Pamela Hopkins (2003), The History of Beverley, East Yorkshire COURSE OUTLINE Origin of... [More]
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A Village Christmas in Yorkshire

<p>We in Australia have always associated a northern Christmas with those traditions of Europe and England. This is our opportunity to see what a Christmas is like in a Yorkshire village – Bishop

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