A Virtual Vacation
January 18th – 29th 2021
Treats from around the world delivered by sought-after professional guides as well as our own members. Enjoy recordings of our 2021 Summer School below.
Way up in the North Atlantic astride two massive tectonic plates sits Iceland. A land of volcanoes and geysers
What do the following have in common: Captain von Bellinghausen, Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Douglas Mawson, Richard E. Byrd, Vitus Bering and Knud Rasmussen?
How did Madrid develop into one of the world’s pre-eminent art cities? Its Museo del Prado’s reputation is largely due to the collecting tastes of Spain’s 16th and 17th century monarchs.
Dr Nick Gordon looks at how Constantinople shaped Venice, and how medieval Venetian travellers and traders to Constantinople in turn help us understand contemporary Istanbul.
Join Russell for two very different views of life in Turkey.
This session will take you on a trip through the evolution of this flamboyant architectural style, and set it in the context of the economic boom following the Gold Rush of the 1850s.
A look at the culture, food and history of Amiens, ancient capital of Picardy, Bayeux with its famous tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest of Britain, and Toulouse with its golden rooster, the iconic symbol of French rugby.
Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is awash with UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Alongside beautiful photographs of each place Anna shares her tips on independent travel.
with Russell Huntington (Russell is President of U3A Melbourne City) Four adventurous Aussies explore the west coast of South Africa, the Fish River Canyon of Namibia through the great Namib