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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.


Ancient History

 

NEW  An introduction to the Life of Cleopatra

Everyone has heard of Cleopatra, but how much do you know of her life? This short one-off course presents a brief biography of her extraordinary life and invites the questions of whether she was an innocent caught in a tangled political web, or an arch intriguer and plotter.

Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm  Richard Stride

1 session on 17 May  £20/£12    HRC4      Stoke Lodge           

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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European History                                                                                                                                                                     

NEW   ‘The Cousins’ War’ – An Introduction to the Wars of the Roses

One-off ‘taster session’ in advance of a longer course next Autumn or Spring – an overview of the events and characters of late 15th century Britain.

Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm      Richard Stride

1 session on 14 June    £20/£12    HRR4       Stoke Lodge         

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

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British Titans of the Nineteenth Century

We consider ten towering figures, ranging from men of action like General Gordon and David Livingstone to opinion formers like Cardinal Newman and TH Huxley and including also writers such as Anthony Trollope and Rudyard Kipling.

Wednesday 1pm to 3pm   John Stevens

8 sessions from 27 April      £126/£76   HJS7  Stoke Lodge

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

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They Made History: Great Historians in Context

We cannot know history first hand: we weren’t there! We focus on the people who have brought it to us, their various agendas and how they shape our perception of the past. Macaulay and AJP Taylor are among many considered. Their personal lives were often interesting, too!

Thursday 1pm to 3pm    John Stevens

8 sessions from 28 April      £126/£76   HJS8        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.

Thursdays 12.45pm to 14.45pm     Gorka Diaz

5 sessions from 9 June     £70/ £42       SCW1     Stoke Lodge    

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

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