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  1. Discover the Assyrians
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    The Neo-Assyrian Empire was one of the most powerful and influential empires of the ancient world. Join us to learn more aboutits history from the early 10th to the close of the 7th century BCE.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  2. History taster: from one empire to another?
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    Join us for an introduction on to how to make sense of the British and American ways of seeking global dominance and the ways in which people have resisted as we see the (re-)emergence of China, India and Russia in global politics and economics.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Emma of Normandy: twice Queen of England
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    Emma of Normandy dominated English politics for nearly 50 years (1002-1050) and commissioned a spin doctor to rewrite history when the chips were down.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  4. Women in the French Revolution
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Zoe Quinn
    In this taster explore how the French Revolution opened up opportunities for female political engagement and action. Through an overview and case studies we will try to answer why the significant social and political gains made by French women in the revolutionary era were to prove transitory.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  5. Muslim cosmopolitan thinkers in the age of empire
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mirza Jaffer Abid
    Want to learn more about the dynamic interaction between Muslim thinkers and their context of empire from 1750 to 1950? Join us to explore how Muslims were cosmopolitan beings in the age of empire.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  6. Chinese history taster: the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    Join Dr. Qiuyang Chen for this short session in which we will discover the impact of the China of our past on our understanding China of the present.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  7. Exploring ancient tombs around the world
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Terrence Maxwell
    Ancient tombs hold secrets that historians and archaeologists are still trying to unravel. Join us in this globetrotting adventure and explore the fascinating world of ancient tombs. Yes, you can wear your Fedora!
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  8. Diaspora history: Chinese communities around the world
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Qiuyang Chen
    Trace the movements of the Chinese diaspora from the 10th century to the present day and dive into case studies highlighting the Chinese communities’ integration and influence in different regions of the world.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  9. Continuity, Colonialism, Change: History of Science in Central and South America
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    In this course we will look at the history of science in Central and South America (CASA) before, during and after the period of European colonisation. We will see that scientific knowledge existed in many indigenous civilizations before Europeans arrived, we will consider how some of this knowledge was lost but some has been rediscovered, and we will consider what relation pre-colonial scientific thought has to science today in CASA.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
  10. Modern African history: understanding the state and economy since independence
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein
    Explore post-colonial Africa's political, economic, and social journey since independence. Gain insights into state building, governance, development, and identity, fostering a holistic understanding of Africa's evolution.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  11. US Election and Political Update: Constant turmoil?
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Malcomson
    With the first primaries over, the state of the presidential election is becoming clearer, and we will review the state of the race and what comes next. At the same time, both the Senate and House of Representatives have been experiencing significant turmoil, and we will look at how each of them is trying to navigate these challenging times.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  12. Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  13. The Inca
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max Carocci
    Want to learn more about the Inca, the culture that in 1532 ruled the largest empire in the Americas? Join Dr Carocci for a study to explore the history and cultureof the Inca.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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