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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  From the Gilded to the Jazz Age

American history from the end of Reconstruction, 1876 to the Great Depression, covering The Gilded Age, the rise of populism, the growth of the American Empire, the US entry into WWI and the Roaring 20s.

  • We hope to schedule these courses from September. Please check again in July                                                                                                                    

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BRITISH HISTORY

NEW   The Agricultural Revolution, the Working Classes, and the Landless Labourer.

An examination of the radical consequences of the eighteenth century agricultural revolution upon the population of England.

Tuesday 2pm to 4pm  Rosemary Caldicott

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Early Georgian England, 1714-1760

A story of worldwide war with France, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebellion, and the beginnings of modern political structures. We also touch on cultural developments, in music and literature.

Thursdays 1.15pm – 3.15pm  John Stevens

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NEW Britain’s Road to Democracy, 1829-1929

In 1829, very few adult men had the right to vote. A hundred years later, every citizen over 21 had it. We look at the turbulent politics surrounding the Reform Acts of 1832 and 1867, the suffragette movement and much else.

Saturday 10am – 3pm           John Stevens

  • 1 session 26 June  £42 / £26   HBRD     Stoke Lodge                                                                                                     

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SPANISH HISTORY

The Spanish Civil War and its implications for Contemporary Spain

The course will examine the origins and consequences of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), for the understanding of contemporary Spain. Taking a historical approach, we will use films, documentaries, literature and history texts to illustrate the issues generated by the conflict, past and present.

Mondays 9.45am – 11.45am Gorka Diaz

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Franco’s dictatorship and the Spanish transition to democracy

The course will explore the periods of Franco’s dictatorship and Spain’s transition to democracy. Taking a historical approach, we will use films, documentaries, literature and  historical texts  to illustrate and explore the key events of those periods.

Mondays 9.45am – 11.45am  Gorka Diaz

  • 5 sessions 7 June  £56/£34  HS4:  This course will be at Stoke Lodge, though may move online if restrictions change.

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