Thursday, November 26, 2009


Following up on the great success of 2009, Academy Travel will be presenting a series of stimulating lectures for travellers looking for that ‘unique’ experience in 2010 or just wanting to find out more about destinations offering culture, music, art and history throughout Europe, Asia and America.

The first lecture will kick off on January 28th with a subject dear to any traveller’s heart - photography. A digital photography lecture conducted by Robin Nichols, will teach travellers how to fully understand their cameras and take the best photographs wherever they travel. Cost of this lecture is $20 and starts at 9.30am. (*Info on Robin needed)

The following lectures will be conducted starting in January 2010:

* Thursday 28th January, 9.30am to 12.45

Making Digital Photography Work for you – by Robin Nichols

* Monday 8th March, 10.30am- to 12.45

Revolutionary Paris – by Dr Michael Adcock

* Thursday 25th March – 10.30am to 12.45

New York and Washington: Capitol and Capitol – by Stuart Barrie and Robert Veel

* Thursday 15th April – 10.30am to 12.45

Medieval or Just Middle Aged: a study in Culture and Religion – by Dr Carole Cusack

* Thursday 21st May – 10.30am to 12.45

Jewels of the Italian Renaissance – by Dr Kathleen Olive and Nicholas Gordon

* Thursday 17th June – 10.30am to 12.45

Oman: Transformation and Contrast – Dr John Tidmarsh

* Thursday 15th July – 10.30am to 12.45

The Mekong: Exploring the River Road – by Dr Milton Osborne

The lectures, held at Academy Travel’s office in the CBD, last approximately 2 hours with refreshments and time for questions and answers. Most talks cost $10 or a six lecture package from March to July, is $50. Lectures are open to anyone interested in a particular subject and bookings must be made in advance.

To view the tours associated to the lectures, background notes on the speakers and tour leaders and to book a place for any of the lectures, visit

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