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. Our current set of courses will begin in the 18th century.

  1. St Petersburg and Russian music

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the rich musical heritage of St Petersburg, one of the most important cultural centres in the nineteenth century and the focus for the creation of a national music in Russia. No previous muscial knowledge is necessary. NOTE: break week, no class session on Friday, 26th October. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  2. St Petersburg and the history of the Russian Empire

    Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The interactive lecture course offers a broad survey of the development of St. Petersburg and the different constellations of power and culture in its history over more than 200 years: courtly society and political struggles; secular and church architecture; art collections, musical life and academic progress; socio-economic change including the tensions created by urbanisation and industrialisation; controversies over Russia’s identity; discontent and repression, and finally war and revolution. Tutor:Rudolf Muhs.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  3. St Petersburg, Sibelius and musical nationalism

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore the musically fruitful relationship between Russia and Finland, using the music of Sibelius as our guide. No previous musical knowledge necessary. NOTE: break week, no class session on Friday, 22nd February. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. Life and times of George I

    Course Date: Sat 16 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From being the ruler of an obscure German electorate George I suddenly became king of on the most powerful nations in the world in his fifties. He was never popular in his new kingdom but established a constitutional monarchy which has survived to today. Explore his life and world on this interactive lecture course. Tutor: William Sterling.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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