Guest Lectures & Debates

Join us for a series of lively talks and interactive discussions with topics ranging from behavioural psychology to astronomy and ludicrous art to the US elections.
Develop a better understanding of issues facing the contemporary world – both nationally and internationally – and engage in informed discussion around our history and contemporary society.

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  1. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nomaan Hanif
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict and study the peace process of the 1990s: Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
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  2. Nosferatu at 100
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cristina Massaccesi
    F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) is acknowledged as one of the all-time greats of cinema, expressing as one critic describes it, the ‘poetry of fear’. Join us for a study day, during which we will celebrate the centenary of this enduring silent classic, while also exploring precisely why this film continues to exercise such power over spectators. As part of the day, we will screen the film accompanied by a live piano performance, allowing you to experience the film as its original audiences would have seen (and heard) it. This day of reflection and celebration will involve a series of talks by internationally renowned scholars and critics while also providing an opportunity to discuss the film in depth. One hundred years on from its original release, accompany us as we commemorate this landmark filmic ‘fantasia of evil’.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  3. Current affairs
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    Do you want to find out more about the issues in the news in an online setting? Enrol early for lively, informed discussion on current events in Britain and the world. Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £50.00
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  4. Music history book club
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Dec 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Edward Breen
    The music history book club meets towards the end of each term to discuss novels and biographies with musical themes and references relevant to the music history programme. This term’s book is a new novel about Handel.



    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 £19.00
  5. Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Schraer
    Through interactive lectures and discussions the course explores the idea of tolerant coexistence of religious groups under Islamic rule and after Christian re-conquest; how, by 1525, Catholic supremacy led to the Inquisition, expulsion of the Jews and banning of Islam. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £45.00

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