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Ancient History

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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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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