29 - Zoom - Famous Women in Jewish History Assoc Prof Peter Schattner - 6 weekly sessions from 2.00 to 3.00 on Wednesdays 5 August to 9 September
These are not necessarily the dozen most famous women in Jewish history but they would come close. Except for the ‘outsiders’, all of these women have made important contributions to Jewish history. Hence the title for this series is ‘famous women in Jewish history’ rather than ‘famous Jewish women’. This series will emphasise some important issues that these famous people have raised. For example, the women that contributed to the Jewish religion will raise the question of the role of women in religious practice and ritual today. Some of these issues will be controversial, even arguable, but all will be important. 5 August Ancient, 12 August Religious, 19 August Heroic, 26 August Leadership, 2 September Literary and Philosophical, 9 September Outsiders.
40 - Zoom - Sydney v Melbourne on the 1060s Albert Isaacs - 1 session from 10.00 to 11.30 on Wednesday 14 October
This talk was first presented at U3A Nunawading as part of a series on 1960s world history. The topics covered include: historical background; Sydney v Melbourne in Federal politics, particularly Victorian and NSW politicians; State politics and politicians; different footballs; post-war development in both cities; the first off-street shopping centres; public transport (trams, ferries, buses, suburban trains, interstate trains, planes; where is the actual NSW Victorian border?