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Ancient History

Although ancient history, by definition, took place in an era that may seem distant, the happenings of the ancient world established many of our modern societal customs and values, from effective sewage systems to democracy much of it started with the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. It’s easy to see why exploring history is essential to fully understanding the here and now. Are you thinking about signing up for a history class? Our classes are a great way to explore a range of subjects to find the ones you love, with no pressure and no exams. Our tutors are friendly and qualified, and our courses are open to anyone over 18 – no experience or prior skills required.

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Bella Sardinia: A Natural, Ancient and Cultural History

Sardegna (Sardinia) is an island of breath-taking beauty and extraordinary natural and cultural significance. Its giant Neolithic menhirs and stone temples eventually gave way to the massive nuraghe (circular fortresses), mysterious sacred wells, and tumulus tombs of the Bronze Age. Phoenician, Greek and Roman influences followed over centuries.... [More]
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<p>Sardegna (Sardinia) is an island of breath-taking beauty and extraordinary natural and cultural significance. Its giant Neolithic menhirs and stone temples eventually gave way to the massive

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14 Oct

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Female Mathematicians of the Ancient World: Through Hardships to the Stars

In the past eras, women wishing to do mathematics had to overcome the persistent difficulties and prejudices before fulfilment of their dream. They had to occupy a special position in society like belonging to high royal family or being a daughter or a wife of an academic supporting her love for mathematics. Despite all difficulties, women of the... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>In the past eras, women wishing to do mathematics had to overcome the persistent difficulties and prejudices before fulfilment of their dream. They had to occupy a special position in society like

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18 Nov

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Circling Death: The Roman Arena

Arguably the most archetypical image of Rome is that of the gladiator fighting in the arena. The “sword and sandal” epics of popular culture often emphasise the amphitheatre as a place of Christian martyrdom – but how accurate is that image? What were the origins of these bloody spectator sports, who took part – and why? The answers may surprise... [More]
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<p>Arguably the most archetypical image of Rome is that of the gladiator fighting in the arena. The “sword and sandal” epics of popular culture often emphasise the amphitheatre as a place of Christian

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18 Nov

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