3 courses
History & Mythology

Commoners - Profiles of Political Leadership in British History

This course explores the central themes, policies, and personalities of some of Britains most famous and historically significant political leaders.
The Commoners course (non Royals) is a new course which profiles different leaders each week. They include leaders from different eras so the political, social, and economic context of their times will also be discussed.
The profiles for the course will be:

* Thomas Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell, Robert Walpole, William Pitt the Younger, William Gladstone, Benjamin Disraeli, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill...

16/04/2024 - Tue (14:00-16:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 10 weeks - £190 - C02842-232401

Friday Film Club

Join other film enthusiasts as we explore a whole range of documentaries and see how the documentary style has developed over the years. Films looked at will include various Michael Moore movies, including "Bowling for Columbine". We will also look at the famous "Fog of War".

19/04/2024 - Fri (13:00-15:30) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 12 weeks - £275 - C03049-232403
19/04/2024 - Fri (13:00-15:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 12 weeks - £275 - C03049-232405

History - Gunboat Democracy - The Destruction of Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan

With growing tensions across the Arab world and ongoing wars in the Middle East, this course provides an insight into how we got to where we are today. We will focus on three countries that have been subject to Western military intervention during the Twenty-First Century, why they happened, and the consequences of those actions. We will also look into history from Imperialist times right through to 9/11 to provide a deeper context into Western interventions in those countries, why they were fractured previously and how the West did not learn from past experience. What do analysts mean...

23/04/2024 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 10 weeks - £185 - C02481-232401