- Sports: an American HistoryCourse start date: Sat 2 Jul 2022
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Brian KennedyThis course (from an American lecturer who is a sports fanatic!) will provide a brief overview of the history of American sport and the role of sport in American society.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
- Colonial expansion, the Caribbean and the Golden Age of PiracyCourse start date: Sat 2 Jul 2022
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTutors: Ellen CarpenterRaise the Jolly Roger, we’re off to the Caribbean! With thousands of pirates active globally, the late 1600s and early 1700s have been referred to as the ‘Golden Age of Piracy.’ On this short course we will discover the people who joined pirate crews; what life was like on board a pirate ship; and the reasons why pirate crews are referred to as early democracies.
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City LitFull fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
- Why do we obey? The politics of obedienceCourse start date: Tue 5 Jul 2022
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Christian MichelWe groan against bosses, berate politicians, demonstrate against most aspects of the social system, and then humbly take our orders from above. Is obedience imprinted in our genes? How submissive must people be for society to function? In this short course we will discuss the politics of obedience – drawing on psychology, anthropology, history, and political philosophy.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Further village LondonCourse start date: Wed 6 Jul 2022
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteTutors: Paul Sinclair
A further five walks around London's former villages - Hampstead, Highgate, Archway, Fitzrovia and Soho.
Why did these areas grow up as villages and how did they become swallowed up by the city of London?
First meeting place: Hampstead, meet at Hampstead tube.
- Medieval London 1000-1350: the archaeology of a capital cityCourse start date: Sat 9 Jul 2022
Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)Tutors: Stuart BrookesThis one day course looks at a period that fundamentally shaped London as a city, from the laying out of a new town within the old Roman city wall to the rapid growth of the 11—13th centuries.
Includes an introductory lecture, museum visit and guided walk.
This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
- The Wyldes of Hampstead: Exploring Hampstead’s Northern SlopesCourse start date: Sun 10 Jul 2022
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteTutors: Marilyn GreeneDiscover the rural north side of Hampstead by walking across the Heath Extension to the hamlet of Northend learning about its famous residents, its hostelry and the 17th- century Wyldes farmhouse. We return via the enchanting Hill Garden and Golders Hill Park.
Meet on the green behind the newsagent at Golders Green Station. Circular walk starts and ends outside the main entrance to Golders Green and involves walking across parts of the Heath..Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £10.00
- Political biography reading groupCourse start date: Tue 5 Oct 2021
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Zoe QuinnThrough discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived.The first class will discuss BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND: HARRIET TUBMAN PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN HERO by Kate Clifford Larson, 2005 One World Trade paperback edition.
NOTE: This course consists of four sessions on the following dates: 5/10/21, 23/11/21, 18/1/22 & 8/3/22.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £30.00
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