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Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


American History

NEW   America Triumphant?  The Cold War and the Fifties

An overview of US history in the post-war era.  The point of American dominance leading into the Cold War and the Fifties.

Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm  Russell Walker

10 sessions from 18 January      £140/£84      HRW4           ONLINE   

This course will be delivered online using ZOOM

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Ancient Greek History

NEW  An introduction to 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.

Tuesday 10am to 12noon       Richard Stride

10 sessions from 18 January   £140/£84    HRS7        Stoke Lodge           

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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European History                                                                                                                                                                     

War, Peace and Revolution: the Later Eighteenth Century in Europe

The Revolution of 1789 had consequences far beyond France, setting all Europe ablaze. The course will first examine pre-Revolutionary Europe and then take the story up to Napoleon’s  defeat in 1815.

Monday 7pm to 9pm                John Stevens

10 sessions from 17 January      £140 / £84   HJS4                 Stoke Lodge       

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary, using ZOOM

 

Thursday 1pm to 3pm                            John Stevens

10 sessions from 20 January        £140 / £84   HJS5                 Stoke Lodge       

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary, using ZOOM

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Twelve more Prime Ministers, 1866-1940

The course will begin with Disraeli and Gladstone and end with the fall of Neville Chamberlain in 1940. Seventy-four years of turbulent political history.

Wednesday 1pm to 3pm                       John Stevens

10 sessions from 19 January            £140 / £84   HJS6                Stoke Lodge       

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary, using ZOOM

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French History


Writers and Politics in France (18th-20th century) – held in English

From the 18th century, French writers were often involved in the politics of their time. This course will explore the intricate links between the literary and politic world, and how, at times, these talented voices changed the destiny of their country.

Thursdays 1pm to 3pm   Magali Vidal                                                                                                           

5 sessions from 20 January    £70/£42            LEP4             Stoke  Lodge   

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary, using ZOOM

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Spanish History

The Spanish Civil War and its implications for Contemporary Spain

This course aims to understand the enduring debate about the Civil War in Spanish society by analysing the conflict, its consequences and how they conditioned Spain’s past and present-day society.

Wednesdays 9.45am to 11.45am     Gorka Diaz

6 sessions from 2 March     £84/ £52   LHC6          Stoke Lodge    

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge but will move online if necessary, using ZOOM  

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