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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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Egypt: 3000 Years of History

Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to placing Egypt’s famous monuments and individuals in an overall historical context. Students will read ancient Egyptian documents in translation and be... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Ideal for the traveller or Egyptophile, this course will give a broad outline of the history of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic Period to the death of Cleopatra VII. Emphasis will be given to

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28 Jan

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Women in the Ancient Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Egyptian World

Explore the lives of women from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Anatolia, Greece, Etruria and Rome. We look at their development in art, religion and society from the Neolithic period (c7000BC) to the Late Roman era. The world of women in the family, society and religion will be revealed through ancient texts, artefacts and archaeology – with some... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

<p>Explore the lives of women from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Anatolia, Greece, Etruria and Rome. We look at their development in art, religion and society from the Neolithic period (c7000BC) to

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29 Jan

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Ancient Greek Mechanics: Technologies, Tricks and Toys

Ancient Greek engineers, such as Archimedes of Syracuse, Philon of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and Pappus of Alexandria, invented and used numerous mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices. Greeks measured distance with hodometers and time with sundials and clepsydras (hydraulic clocks), and made hydraulic alarm clocks. They used complicated... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ancient Greek engineers, such as Archimedes of Syracuse, Philon of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and Pappus of Alexandria, invented and used numerous mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic devices.

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30 Jan

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The Exodus

The Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt to the ‘Promised Land’ is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. It is a story that is played out against the world of the pharaohs, involving escape from servitude and the attainment of freedom. This course investigates what the Old Testament says about the Exodus in the context of the... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>The Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt to the ‘Promised Land’ is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. It is a story that is played out against the world of the pharaohs,

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07 Mar

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In Search of the Bronze Age Minoans

Come with us across the ‘wine-dark sea’ to Crete and the Bronze Age palaces of Knossos, Mallia, Phaestos, Zakros, Petras and Galatas, as we go in reach of ‘the Minoans.’ We begin with a consideration of the work and influence of Sir Arthurs Evans( dates) before evaluating recent challenges to his interpretation of ‘the Minoans.’ The island... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Come with us across the ‘wine-dark sea’ to Crete and the Bronze Age palaces of Knossos, Mallia, Phaestos, Zakros, Petras and Galatas, as we go in reach of ‘the Minoans.’ We begin with a

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12 Mar

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Ancient Mathematics: China

Ancient Chinese measurements with triangle and compass were already performed in the 20th c BCE. In “The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art” (around 200 BCE), Chinese mathematicians performed calculations with fractions, square roots and geometrical progressions. They found areas and volumes using 3 as an approximation for PI, and solved systems... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ancient Chinese measurements with triangle and compass were already performed in the 20th c BCE. In “The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art” (around 200 BCE), Chinese mathematicians performed

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19 Mar

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Ancient Mathematics: India

Ancient Indian mathematicians a proposed positional decimal system that was developed into contemporary decimal numerals. They calculated precise geometrical constructions for sacrificial altars in forms of square, circle, semicircle, isosceles triangle, and isosceles trapezoid, as described in Sulba Sutras (7th-3rd c BCE). Indian mathematicians... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Ancient Indian mathematicians a proposed positional decimal system that was developed into contemporary decimal numerals. They calculated precise geometrical constructions for sacrificial altars in

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02 Apr

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Art After Alexander: The Triumph of Hellenism

After the death of Alexander the Great it was not only the political life of the Mediterranean which changed dramatically. This flamboyant, violent and romantic conqueror, and the general kings who followed in his wake, left an indelible imprint on the artistic world. The Hellenistic Age had begun with a bang – the arts were suddenly more alive... [More]

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The Ancient World of Jesus Christ

In this engaging 3 hour course, Dr Daryn Graham presents to students the Roman world in which Jesus was born. It’s a story of empires and espionage, as entertaining as any novel.... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

In this engaging 3 hour course, Dr Daryn Graham presents to students the Roman world in which Jesus was born. It’s a story of empires and espionage, as entertaining as any novel.

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07 Dec

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