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 Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £66.00
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  2. ‘Goodbye to all that’: politics, culture and society in Britain, 1970-1979
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This decade shaped late 20th century Britain. The course explores its significant political/economic challenges, major industrial disputes and fierce debates over EEC accession/devolution. Also explored are1970s culture (‘serious’ and ‘popular’) and wider social changes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £70.00
  3. Science guest lecture: State of the Art: Medicinal plants with Michael Holland
    Course Date: Thu 20 May 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This talk will highlight 8 key medicinal plants (from a possible 10,500 in the world), as well as some important moments or discoveries in the history of medicine that have made us better at healing ourselves and each other. We will pass through some notable medicinal plant collections along the way and there might even be a recipe or two.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £15.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £15.00

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