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Tuesday 3 December 2019
Vienna - History, Culture & Diplomacy  
Jo Gerk takes us to Vienna, one of Europe’s most visited cities with almost 8 million annual visitors. Visit the historic Old Town and Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Treasury that boasts the Imperial Regalia of the Holy Roman Empire and the Kunsthistorische Museum, home to the Old Masters.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Dec 03 Cost: $38
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Wednesday 4 December 2019
The Little Barbershop of History: A Social History of Australian Men's Hair  
In this lecture, Melissa Bellanta uses men’s hair and grooming customs to explore Australia’s social history, drawing on her past research on larrikin street gangs and goldfields dress, and her more recent work on Australian menswear in the twentieth century. And RAHS Day Lecture.
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Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Dec 04 Cost: Free
Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Royal Australian Historical Society www.rahs.org.au
Enquiries: (02 )9247 8001
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UNSW Law Hal Wootten Lecture with Justice Chandrachud  
UNSW Law 2019 Hal Wootten Lecture with Justice Chandrachud Justice Chandrachud is a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India. As a judge, he has authored several landmark judgments on affirmative action, gender justice, environmental protection, criminal law and constitutional law including the decriminalization of homosexuality and adultery.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Dec 04 Cost: Free
Venue: Law Building, Law Theatre, (Building E10), UNSW, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Events 2019-hal-wootten-lecture-justice..
Enquiries: 93850790   law.events@unsw.edu.au
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Friday 6 December 2019
An Evening in the Impressionist Period  
Susan Deas explores the strangely beautiful music of the turn of the 20th century: exotic experiments in sound and beauty, by composers such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Dec 06 Cost: Free
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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The Ark Before Noah  
British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells a real-life detective story that began with the arrival in 2008 of a Babylonian cuneiform tablet. Dating from 1850 BC, this clay document contained the famous Babylonian Story of the Flood with precise instructions for building the large boat needed to survive a flood.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Dec 06 Cost: $40, $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum, $10 students
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-sir-charles-..
Bookings: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Troy: Fact or Fiction?  
Dr Jennifer Lawless asks how far does recent archaeological finds either confirm or challenge the ancient legends about the Homeric city? New interpretations and discoveries at the site will be presented as well as the current disputes over ownership of the the so-called 'lost treasure of Troy'.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Dec 06 Cost: Free
Venue: Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle A14, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney University Museums www.eventbrite.com.au/e/troy-fact-or-fic..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2812   nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
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Saturday 7 December 2019
The Ancient World of Jesus Christ  
Discover the Roman world in which Jesus was born with Daryn Graham. It’s a story of empires and espionage, as entertaining as any novel!
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Time: 10:00am-1:00pm Dec 07 Cost: $75 (Conc: $68)
Venue: Room 204, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Monday 9 December 2019
The Study of Civilization - What's All the Fuss About?  
A number of social and political theorists have written treatises on 'Civilization'. Many of these focus on 'How the West Won!' But if the West is so much better, why did it so often rely on brutal colonisation to expand? Find out how with Alec Pemberton.
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Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm Dec 09 Cost: $20
Venue: Room 311, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 10 December 2019
Human Rights Day Oration 2019  
Two of Australia’s leading advocates for survivors of child sexual abuse will deliver the 2019 Human Rights Day Oration: Chrissie Foster AM and The Hon. Peter McClellan AM QC. Justice McClellan led the Royal Commission, and Chrissie Foster is a key advocates on behalf of survivors of child sexual abuse.
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Time: 5:15pm-7:00pm Dec 10 Cost: Free
Venue: Level 61, King & Wood Mallesons, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Pl, Sydney
Submitted by: Australian Human Rights Commission www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-hum..
Enquiries: (02) 9284 9600   events@humanrights.gov.au
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Wednesday 11 December 2019
It’s A Long Way To The Top! - Writing & Staying Sane in the Digital Age  
Society of Women Writers December Literary Lunch Keynote speaker is Katie Little. A comedian and stage-mother, her quirky, laugh-out-loud memoir, Catch A Falling Star – A Story About Growing Up with Jeanne Little was an instant hit. Katie shares the next-to-impossible ambition to be a published writer in the digital age.
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Dec 11 Cost: $50 members, $55 non-members incl light lunch
Venue: The Dixon Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Submitted by: The Society of Women Writers NSW womenwritersnsw.org/
Enquiries: 0409224216   j.thorndyke@bigpond.com
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Friday 13 December 2019
In Search of Alfred the Great: The Warrior King 871-899 AD  
Judy King discusses Alfred, the only king in English history to be called “The Great”. The 1901 Thornycroft statue of the great Wessex king at Winchester is inscribed “founder of the kingdom and the nation“.
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Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm Dec 13 Cost: $49 incl. a light supper.
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Saturday 14 December 2019
Remembering the Magic of Childhood.  
Music man Warren Fahey will be with us for our Christmas event. Children find magic in so many things because their imagination knows no boundaries. In this fascinating illustrated talk, cultural historian, Warren Fahey, shares some of the songs, stories, games and traditions he has collected.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Dec 14 Cost: $8
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0448891981   brooksbevy@gmail.com
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Wednesday 18 December 2019
Music and Art for Christmastide: Its Architectural Setting  
Robert Forgacs showcase some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season, from the Baroque period up to today. Both sacred and secular, and vocal and instrumental music will be included.
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Time: 10:00am-12:30pm Dec 18 Cost: $49
Venue: David Stewart Room, WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney
Submitted by: WEA Sydney www.weasydney.com.au
Enquiries: (02)9264 2781   info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au
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Saturday 11 January 2020
The Stony Ground :The Remembered Life of Convict James Ruse  
Cornish convict James Ruse was reputedly the first man to step ashore in 1788, carrying an officer on his back. He worked in charge of other convicts at the first settlement farm and was among the first pardoned, becoming the continent’s first settled farmer. With Michael Crowley.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm Jan 11 Cost: $8
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street,, Sydney
Submitted by: City of Sydney Historical Association Inc. www.sydneyhistorical.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 0448891981   brooksbevy@gmail.com
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