Century studies

Each course provides an in-depth insight into how a certain century influenced both today’s society and the events of the time. Delve into a specific topic and analyse the effects the events surrounding it had on previous ideas and later trends. From great composers to the rise and fall of empires, discover the periods of history that have made us who we are today.

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  1. 17th century Europe: religion, money, power

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A time of devastating religious wars and economic crisis. How did Europe solve the problem of religious war and civil war between 1618-1648? How did money and power combine in this crucial period of the development of capitalism? Why was the oldest share in the world issue in Holland in 1606? [Note: No class session on 10th November]. Tutor: Andrew MacKay.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Bach the Baroque master

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    J S Bach's music, with its unity of freedom and fixity, stands at the peak of the baraque period and has been a constant source of inspiration for other composers. Explore Bach's life, works and rich legacy. No previous musical

    knowledge necessary. [Note: No class session on 01 June 2018]. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Baroque music: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an understanding of the development of Western Music in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

    [Note: No class session on 27th October]. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Elizabeth to Enlightenment, Donne to Dryden: poetry of England

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did English poets respond to the spiritual, political and social upheaval that characterised this extraordinary entury? Among many others, we shall consider Donne’s anguish, Herbert’s devotion, Milton’s majesty, Rochester’s licentiousness and Dryden’s withering wit. Tutor: Peter Brennan.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Society and culture in the 17th Century

    Course Date: Sat 16 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

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