Coming soon to a venue near you The Semester 2 Course and Events Book will be sent out to member in the middle of June. Below is a taste of a few of the exciting new course to be hosted by the Upper North region. Hornsby Library will be the venue for: The time travellers All aboard our time machine to visit some of the great and strange events and personalities, all linked by trade, and momentous social changes: Rome, the Song Dynasty, Tibet, England and the New World, the Mongols and the Buccaneers, and more - the very bad and the very good. Poetry appreciation Be informed and have fun at the poetry appreciation course. Compare poetry and prose. Listen to and discuss Shakespeare’s sonnets or bring your school day poems along. The course will study forms and structure of poets’ works, literary terms or a theme, from love poems to murder. At Epping Community Centre: Humanity’s conquest of the tyranny of distance This 10-lecture course considers how humanity has used animals, ships, machines and electronics to overcome the tyranny of distance. It began when humans learned to walk upright and has no discernible end. The Tudor Period The Tudor period in English history, from the reign of Henry VII, 1485, to the death of Elizabeth I, 1603, a mere 118 years. A time when England went from a feudal and relatively minor European state to be well on the way to becoming one of the most wealthy and powerful nations on earth At Epping Leisure and Learning Centre: Ideas that will change the 21st Century: Evolution of money and capital (2) One of the great challenges of the 21st Century will be the continuing evolution of money and capital, which is the bedrock of human evolution and all its global manifestations and has always been thus since 1800 BC. Part 2 of a 20 lecture series At St Ives Uniting Church Medical school for everyone Watching doctors investigate and solve medical problems like detectives is a fascinating way to explore the world of medicine: an adventure filled with clues, false leads and races against time, factual. DVDs used. Retired anaesthetist will be on hand to explain and discuss the content. Experiencing Medieval Europe A series of DVD sessions taking you through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities and discover the sights, sounds and smells of teeming markets, royal feasts and ritual, dramatic military engagements, magnificent religious pageantry and the many colourful layers of daily medieval life. Chopin and Liszt Two pianist/composers who were so very different and yet had so much in common. We will review their life stories and listen to examples of their music At Turramurra Uniting Church: Disharmony: Race, racism and religion Throughout the world and through all ages, social problems have been primarily created and affected by race, racism and religion. These three factors are examined and discussed in the light of their relevance to the present century. The format is lecture/discussion. Australian political and social history We will examine change and continuity with regard to many aspects of our lives such as Consumerism, Capitalism, Alcohol, Crime and the Law, Standardisation and Diplomacy. The connection between past and present should be fascinating. At Turramurra Rohini Village Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt This course of DVDs traces the rise of Egypt from a scattering of villages along the Nile to the greatest power the world had seen. Power in the world’s first nation was concentrated in the hands of her pharaohs. A compelling history given by a world authority. Please refer to the course book for booking details.