Victoria University Continuing Education

Victoria University Continuing Education

‘The amorous effect of “brass”’ in Jane Austen's novels

This course explores Jane Austen’s writing, probing the tensions and connections between property, propriety and love. It is also a celebration of her novels, which, in Auden’s words, ‘reveal so frankly and with such sobriety / The economic basis of society’. Starts Saturday 29 October >>

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The 2016 US Election: Playing for Trumps

Door Sales Available - Lecture Theater GBLT 3, Ground Floor, Old Government Buildings.

Blame the Media? – Claire Timperley

This session looks at coverage of the 2016 campaign up to the day of the lecture. It focuses on the role of the media in the selection of the Republican and Democratic candidates and considers the extent to which poll-driven reporting contributes to or harms democratic deliberation and electoral outcomes. We will question and discuss the current state of play and draw up likely electoral outcomes based on various political science models. Thursday 28 October >>

Climb Your Family Tree: First Steps in research

Do you want to start climbing your family tree but are not sure where to begin? Have you heard family stories that you want to confirm? This intensive two-day course will show you how to start researching your family history through your computer - where to go, what you might find out and how this leads you to further information.  Starts Saturday 5 November >>

University students protesting the Vietnam War

New Zealand and the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War remains New Zealand’s most controversial conflict experience. Fifty years on, what is the significance of a war that humbled a superpower and politicised a generation of young people around the world? Starts Tuesday 1 November >>

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