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  1. Global History Friday Lates: The Medieval Spice Trade
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    Join our Global History Friday Late session to discover how spice became the most valuable trade commodity in the pre-modern world that would ultimately lead to the discovery of America.



    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
  2. London at war - guided walks
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Jackson
    London has been shaped by war, conflict and unrest. It's buildings, monuments and even street names reflect our embattled past. These walks examine London's wartime legacy from mediaeval fortifications to the War on Terror.



    London guide: Eleanor Jackson



    First lecture will be delivered via zoom followed by 8 guided walks.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  3. In the footsteps of London's rebels
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rosenberg
    Explore London's places of protest and discover the stories of radicals, agitators and campaigners who fought for social justice, equal rights and better lives for all from the 1830s to the 1930s.



    The first session will be in the classroom at Keeley Street followed by 11 guided walks.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
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  4. Europe in the 1920s: between democracy and authoritarianism
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    Throughout the 1920s, Europe struggled with political and economic (re)construction and stabilisation. If some progress was made in part of the continent, wartime promises of a better and democratic Europe were shattered by the Great Depression.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
  5. The Great (European) Powers and the Ottoman Empire: the Eastern Question, 1768-1914
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    The decline of the Ottoman Empire shaped the relations with and between the Great Powers, giving birth to new countries and spheres of influence, the legacy of which is still felt to this day.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
  6. Latin America: From the independence wars to the mid-20th century
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    (Re)discover the troubled but exciting history of Latin America from the emergence of new countries to the political and socio-economic consequences of their integration into the world economy and of the Great Depression.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  7. The men who built London
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Jackson
    London was shaped by its architects, engineers, bricklayers, navies etc. Our lecture and walks examine London’s buildings and the men (and women) who worked throughout history to create this eclectic and wonderful city.



    London guide: Eleanor Jackson



    First lecture will be delivered via zoom followed by 8 guided walks.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  8. City of words: London's literary landscape
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Eleanor Jackson
    London has been muse, magnet and mecca to writers for 400 years, home to Shakespeare's successes, Dickens' dramas and Wilde's witticisms. After an introductory lecture (via zoom) we walk a different London neighbourhood each week exploring its literary connections. Initial lecture is on zoom . This is followed by 7 guided walks.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  9. Revolutions and counter-revolutions in Europe and beyond at the end of the First World War and after
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    As WWI ended and empires came down, a new world emerged. Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces,



    inspired or frightened by the Russian Revolution, vied for power in parts of Europe and beyond with lasting consequences.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £188.00
  10. Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  11. Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  12. Colonial America 1492-1776
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Dafydd Townley
    On this interactive lecture introductory course we will explore the political, social, and cultural development of colonial America in the period 1492-1776.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  13. The lords of the Isles - introduction to the Irish Sea World
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Linsey Hunter
    The Lords of the Isles were a Gaelic-Norse descended aristocracy whose power base was centred around the Irish Sea via territories such as the Isle of Man and the Western Isles. This course explores the history of the Lords of the Isles- the political and cultural rivals to the kings of Scots from their Irish Sea base from the late Viking Age to 1493.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  14. The Heart of the City of London
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Richard Watkins
    Over four walks, we take in some great City of London’s history: its trade along Cheapside and amazing growth; its City Livery Company system and Halls; then how it dramatically burnt down; and how it massively changed in the nineteenth century in ways little thought about today.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
  15. The Stalin Regime: 1928-1941
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nick Morgan
    This is an introduction to the history of the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1941. Students will learn about key events during the Stalin years and how historians approach them.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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