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. News from poems: the challenge of modernity

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did poets in Britain, America and continental Europe understand and express the dramatic and tragic developments of the twentieth century? We shall consider the work of several representative voices, including Eliot, Stevens and Mandelstam. [This course is being taught by tutor, Peter Brennan.].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  2. The modern age: music from 1914 to the 80s

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the neo-classicism of Stravinsky to the American minimalists of the 20th century, composers embraced a multitude of styles. Journey through the sounds of the modern age. No previous musical knowledge necessary. No class on 2nd June.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

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