7 days
Duration
Australia
Destination

Sir John Monash lecture

Course not offered again until 2021

The Sir John Monash lecture series is part of Odyssey Travel summer school program. For some 20 years now Odyssey has offered week long lecture series in Tasmania every january for a 2 week period. This lecture series  examines the ANZAC story throughout the Great War from Gallipoli (1915) to the Western Front (1918) through the life of Australia’s greatest wartime military leader Lt General Sir John Monash. This educational program does not aim to be a history of World War I itself but to examine through the life of this man’s personal story, the significant influences and changes that perhaps only a new and assertive nation can exhibit.

Participants on the Sir John Monash lecture program will be exploring the extraordinary abilities of a very young man, his impact on Melbourne itself and the recognition of late that had gone missing for too many decades in all his achievements in both peace and war.

Introduction to Sir John Monash Lecture

This course examines the ANZAC story throughout the Great War from Gallipoli (1915) to the Western Front (1918) through the life of Australia’s greatest wartime military leader Lt General Sir John Monash.

Five content areas of learning and understanding will include:

  1. The early life of John Monash, his family and influences – what can be learned from his character development his education and values;
  2. The historical sources used and assessed for possible bias and accuracy;
  3. The path to military leadership at Gallipoli;
  4. How an outsider won the War with or without glory; and
  5. The post-war life and evaluation of Monash

Methodology

This course does not offer a ‘stand and deliver’ approach from a lecture out the front.

Nor does it expect participants to perform and present either except in small informal ways through discussion.

The method adopted in covering the content is to work as a research team around a table of written sources provided by the lecturer.

We shall work together under the lecturer’s guidance as the research director to uncover, compare and make conclusions on the topics above, discussing differences, drawing conclusions about Monash, the Great War and assessing the accuracy and value of the sources available to us.

Adopting the mantle of historian, especially in a discussion group, allows for a better learning experience and the development of personal research skills in learning history.

It is really a history workshop.

Course Outcomes

Participants can expect to complete the course with the following outcomes:

  • an in-depth knowledge of the life, times and achievements of Sir John Monash;
  • an increased knowledge of the ANZAC experience of the Great War through the direct experience of our greatest general and his impact;
  • the personal development of historical research skills in a team approach supported by a team leader and tabled resources;
  • access to a range of materials in assessing the value, viewpoints and contrasts of various biographies and other sources;
  • and a broader knowledge of the causes, experience and impact of the Great War itself after 100 years.

 

 

The summer school lecture series in Hobart is a classroom or field lecture series. Places are limited each year. The program is based in the central Hobart. The classes run Monday to Friday with a welcome and Farewell dinner, breakfasts and some lunches provided as well lecture notes and reading lists and material.

To see all the summer school courses offered, please follow this link.

 


PDF of Tour

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The post-war life and evaluation of Monash.
2
How an outsider won the War with or without glory.
3
The early life of John Monash, his family and influences – what can be learned from his character development his education and values.
4
The path to military leadership at Gallipoli.
5
The youth and young professional as the 19th century closes.

Overview: The tour will begin with a welcome reception and dinner.

Accommodation: Ibis Hobart.

Overview: Each course will comprise four lectures a day on each of the five days, from

Monday to Friday, starting at 9.00 am. There will be only one lecture after lunch each day, in order to free up most of the afternoon for private study and other activities.

Today, we begin with the following schedule:

9am till Tea: Introduction
Tea till Lunch: Prussia
After Lunch: Melbourne Boy

Accommodation: Ibis Hobart.

Overview: 9am till Tea: Melbourne Man
Tea till Lunch: Gallipoli
After Lunch: Great Retreat

Accommodation: Ibis Hobart.

Overview: 9am till Tea: England
Tea till Lunch: Home
After Lunch: *FREE

Accommodation: Ibis Hobart.

Overview: 9am till Tea: France
Tea till Lunch: Hamel
After Lunch: Group Challenge

Accommodation: Ibis Hobart.

Overview: 9am till Tea: Knighted in the field
Tea till Lunch: Repatriation
After Lunch: 1918 – 1931

This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner together at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Ibis Hobart.

Overview: The tour will end after breakfast.

What’s included in our Tour

  • Services of a study leader and lecturers.
  • Lectures and handouts as indicated.
  • Six breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners.
  • Complimentary wifi.
  • Six nights of accommodation in Hobart.

What’s not included in our Tour

  • Comprehensive travel insurance.
  • Departure taxes applicable to the standard itinerary.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Return economy class domestic airfares to and from Hobart.
  • Costs of a personal nature.

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Sir John Monash lecture
Sir John Monash lecture

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