Type
4 courses
History & Mythology

'Gothic' in Fiction: From Frankenstein to Dracula and beyond

This course will be delivered online. This course will explore three of the most influential and enduring literary works of Gothic literature: all three novels created and expanded a genre that featured the medieval, the supernatural, the macabre, or simply, the downright horrifying. The Castle of Otranto (1764) is credited with being the first of its kind, 'a Gothic story' as the author himself called it. First published by Walpole at his 'villa' at Strawberry Hill, the novel, with its mix of medievalism and supernatural horror, achieved instant popularity and inspired many...

21/04/2021 - Wed (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £65.00 - C02478-202101

Civil Rights America

This course will be delivered online. The eruption of Black Lives Matter protests across America in 2020 once more showed the inequalities in America society and its racial divisions. The return of the KKK in society, Charlottesville and the reactions to policing of the 2021 storming of the Capitol have continued the focus. For some in the country these divisions were supposed to have been addressed during the Civil Rights movement of the 196os but racial equality in America has always come in fits and starts. This course aims to look at the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s,...

20/04/2021 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £79.00 - C02482-202101

History for Travel: Crete

This course will be delivered online. 'If the truth be known, we, the Romans, conducted the Cretan war from the simple desire to conquer and enslave this important island'. (Florus, Roman historian c 120 AD). This course is designed both for 'travellers' and 'non-travellers' alike. Crete, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, was an epicentre of culture in the ancient world, a source of myth and legend, and a place of pilgrimage. Four millennia ago, the island was the cradle of the Minoan civilisation that had made a lasting impact on the culture of the entire...

10/06/2021 - Thu (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £80.00 - C02711-202101

The French Revolution

This course will be delivered online. Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite. Europe was brought crashing into the Later Modern age under these three principles with the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. The repercussions of the revolution would ripple throughout Europe and the world for the next century. This course looks at the causes and course of the revolution through its various stages until the very structures it produced were corrupted by Napoleon Bonaparte. This is the story of how France started to become the modern country we know today from the absolutist ancient...

08/06/2021 - Tue (19:00-21:00) - ONLINE COURSE, see Additional Information - 6 weeks - £79.00 - C02483-202101