Medieval and early modern history
From the years after the fall of the Roman Empire, through to the calling of a Christian Holy War and the military expeditions that followed, right up to the French revolution in 1789.
This vast period of history now bears closer examination, especially due to the current surge of religious fundamentalism. Discover the Crusades, radical revolt, historical literature and other topics that still have tremendous impact upon our society.
Course Date: Sat 18 Feb 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe Anglo-Saxons ruled England for 600 years. The role of women changed over that period and they often held important posts in politics and religion. The class will include a visit to the British Museum.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore works of art from the Anglo-Saxon era between AD 600 and 1100, from the Sutton Hoo Treasure to the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest, setting each work in its cultural and historical context.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £66.00
Course Date: Wed 11 Jan 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the cultural life of Merovingian & Carolingian Gaul. Authors covered include Gregory of Tours, Fredegar and Notker the Stammerer. Examine letters and legal documents to reveal fascinating people, places and aspirations.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Sat 3 Jun 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetPausanias was a Greek traveller of the 2nd century AD who wrote a fascinating account of his tour of Greece. Using Pausanias as a guide, this new course takes in the shrines and rituals, towns and temples, with their deities, myths and other tall tales, and more.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore early medieval Rome, with its repeated invasions and constant doctrinal and political controversy. Discover how, by the late 12th century, the city was once more central to European culture, revered by emperors, scholars and pilgrims.Full fee: £169.00Senior fee: £135.00Concession: £74.00
Course Date: Sun 22 Jan 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetSon, brother and uncle of successive French kings, Jean was one of the great patrons of art. Using objects in the British Museum and elsewhere we shall examine his legacy and those of his contemporaries.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00