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‘No place for ladies’ – 19th century women and their military adventures

The lives of six extraordinary women whose fates were intertwined with early19th century wars.

course code
S16H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
08 Oct 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
6 weeks
Times
Tue 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £96.00  (concession £58.00)
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‘The Cousins’ War’ – 15th century English history

The story of the ‘Wars of the Roses’ and an introduction to some of the main characters involved

course code
S15H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
25 Sep 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Wed 10:00-12:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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An introduction to a Greek Epic: Homer's Odyssey

This course will introduce the learner to the story and context of Homer’s famous poem. Week by week we will uncover different aspects and themes of the work by looking at progressive extracts of the text so that we cover the whole intriguing story.

course code
S10H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
24 Sep 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Tue 10:00-12:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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course code
S11H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
15 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Wed 19:00-21:00

where
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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Ancient Greek History - The Persian wars 490-479 BC

The extraordinary and entertaining story of how tiny Athens saved Europe from the aggressive Persian empire – packed full of colourful characters and intriguing tales.

course code
S12H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
14 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
5 weeks
Times
Tue 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £80.00  (concession £42.00)
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Ancient Greek History – The Successors

The Greek world from Alexander to the rise of Rome.

course code
S14H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
04 Mar 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
4 weeks
Times
Tue 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £64.00  (concession £40.00)
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Daily life in ancient Rome

A glimpse of life in this famous ancient city ranging from education to gladiators, uncovering some interesting and not-so-familiar information on the way.

course code
S13H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
25 Feb 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
One day
Times
Tue 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £16.00  (concession £10.00)
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Florence and the dawn of the Renaissance

Why did the renaissance start in Florence? Florentine art and history at the time of artists Botticelli, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Uccello and others.

course code
S22H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
24 Sep 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
2 weeks
Times
Tue 13:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £32.00  (concession £20.00)
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Major World Powers from Churchill to Gorbachev, 1939-1991

This course will cover national and international power between 1939 and 1991 and will cover the dynamic links between economic, political, social and military changes in the major world powers during this time period.

course code
S26H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
24 Apr 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Thu 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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Major World Powers from Lenin to Hitler, 1914-1939

This course will cover national and international power between 1914 and 1939 and will cover the dynamic links between economic, political, social and military changes in the major world powers during this time period.

course code
S25H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
16 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Thu 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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Major World Powers from Napoleon to Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1805-1914

This course will cover national and international power between 1805 and 1914 and will cover the dynamic links between economic, political, social and military changes in the major world powers during this time period.

course code
S19H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
26 Sep 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Thu 13:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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Neoclassism: Art in the age of Napoleon and Jane Austen

What do the great neoclassical artists tell us about the world they lived in? The work of David, Gros, Ingres, Vigee le Brun and many others.

course code
S17H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
26 Nov 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
2 weeks
Times
Tue 13:00-15:00

where
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total fee for this course £32.00  (concession £20.00)
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The early Stuarts – a history of England 1603-49

A study of the key events and people from the reign of James I to the death of Charles I

course code
S18H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
15 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Wed 10:00-12:00

where
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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The French revolution & Napoleon

An overview of this exciting and dramatic period, looking at the main events and characters, as well as themes such as art and fashion.

course code
S24H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
14 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Tue 10:00-12:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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The Raft of the Medusa

The extraordinary story behind the famous painting by Gericault.

course code
S23H
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
16 Oct 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
One day
Times
Wed 13:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £16.00  (concession £10.00)
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