Proposed Topics for 2019
February 8 Marco Polo
February 22 Isabella of Castile
March 8 The Irish Potato Famine
March 22 Marie Curie
April 12 Turkey and the Great War
May 10 The Conscription Referendums
May 24 Tutankhamen’s Tomb
June 14 Eleanor Roosevelt
June 28 The Iranian Revolution
CLEOPATRA’S NOSE REVISITED 2018 PROPOSED TOPICS
Schedule for Term Three 2018:
July 27 Hannibal
August 10 Joan of Arc
August 31* Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
September 14 Arthur Phillip
September 28 The Siting of the Federal Capital
Schedule for Term Four 2018:
October 26 Decoding Enigma
November 9 Mandela
November 23 Mabo
Schedule for Term Two 2018:
11 May Maralinga
Australia’s nuclear legacy.
25 May Florence Nightingale
Nursing – no job for a Lady!
8 June Gandhi
From accidental activist to international icon
22 June The Miracle of Leipzig
How the peaceful protest of people holding candles played a key role in bringing down the Berlin Wall.
Class notes will be distributed, as far as possible, prior to the relevant class meeting.
Schedule for Term One 2018:
9 February The First Chinese Emperor
The famed Terracotta Warriors are only part of the amazing story of the rise of the Chinese Empire.
23 February The Conversion of Constantine
A sign in the heavens led to events that impacted Europe and later the world.
9 March Robert the Bruce
The King who famously refused to give up his quest to free Scotland from the English yoke.
23 March Wesley
Rescued from a house fire as a child, he went on to have a powerful influence on religious history.
13 April The Age of Steam
James Watt’s development of a viable steam engine was a major contribution to the industrial revolution that reshaped the world.