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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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The Hills of Rome

The city of Rome is both uplifted and cradled within its seven famous hills – the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal, while other hills, such as the Vatican, Pincian, Janinculum, mark its outer boundaries. Prepare for your next trip to this glorious city with a tour of its districts hill by hill - and savour their... [More]
$319 Limited / $287

<p>The city of Rome is both uplifted and cradled within its seven famous hills – the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal, while other hills, such as the Vatican,

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14 Jul
$319 Limited / $287

<p>The city of Rome is both uplifted and cradled within its seven famous hills – the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal, while other hills, such as the Vatican,

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14 Jul

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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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16 Jul

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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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23 Jul

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Ancient Mathematics: Islamic Science

Islamic mathematics developed under strong influence of the ancient Greek mathematics. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Euclid’s Elements and Ptolemy’s Almagest were translated into Syriac then to Arabic, followed by the works by Diophantus, Heron of Alexandria, Archimedes of Syracuse, and Apollonius. Arab scientists inherited and developed Greeks’... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Islamic mathematics developed under strong influence of the ancient Greek mathematics. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Euclid’s Elements and Ptolemy’s Almagest were translated into Syriac then to

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30 Jul

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Who Was Jesus?

Renowned academic walks students through Christian and non-Christian views of Jesus, finally tackling the controversial debate over his very existence. We shall also expose the false dichotomy that people must be sure that Jesus either did or did not exist, introducing the increasingly fashionable ‘agnostic position’. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Renowned academic walks students through Christian and non-Christian views of Jesus, finally tackling the controversial debate over his very existence. We shall also expose the false dichotomy that

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03 Aug

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An Archaeologist in Myanmar

This is a series of five lectures, covering two thousand years of Myanmar archaeology, history, art and religion. It looks at the development of huge walled cities that traded as far across as Rome in the early First Millennium, at the kingdom of Bagan which united all of what is now Myanmar, and at Mrauk-U, a later Buddhist kingdom, “the Venice of... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>This is a series of five lectures, covering two thousand years of Myanmar archaeology, history, art and religion. It looks at the development of huge walled cities that traded as far across as Rome

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06 Aug

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The Enigmatic Celts

Most of us associate the Celts with the countries of Ireland and Scotland. However, there was a time when the Celts ranged across Europe and into Turkey. The Galatians of the New Testament were Celts. The original ‘homeland’ of Celtic culture was central Europe – modern day Austria and Switzerland. From here, Celtic culture spread to the east and... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Most of us associate the Celts with the countries of Ireland and Scotland. However, there was a time when the Celts ranged across Europe and into Turkey. The Galatians of the New Testament were

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17 Aug

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The Phoenicians

Follow in the wake of the fabulous Phoenicians. From their Syro-Palestinian homelands these intrepid sea-farers circled the Mediterranean – and beyond, trading in goods of exquisite luxury and beauty. They founded cities and emporiums that were the envy of ancient Greece and Rome. Their religious practices still shock and mystify. Their alphabet... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>Follow in the wake of the fabulous Phoenicians. From their Syro-Palestinian homelands these intrepid sea-farers circled the Mediterranean – and beyond, trading in goods of exquisite luxury and

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23 Aug
$153 Limited / $138

<p>Follow in the wake of the fabulous Phoenicians. From their Syro-Palestinian homelands these intrepid sea-farers circled the Mediterranean – and beyond, trading in goods of exquisite luxury and

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23 Aug

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City of the Great Buddha

Learn about the basics of travelling to Japan through our exploration of the oldest permanent Capital of Japan, Nara. Home to the oldest wooden structure in the world, Horyuji (early 7th century), and the famous Great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple (the largest wooden structure in the world, initially constructed in the early 8th century), our visit... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Learn about the basics of travelling to Japan through our exploration of the oldest permanent Capital of Japan, Nara. Home to the oldest wooden structure in the world, Horyuji (early 7th century),

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24 Aug
$39 Limited

<p>Learn about the basics of travelling to Japan through our exploration of the oldest permanent Capital of Japan, Nara. Home to the oldest wooden structure in the world, Horyuji (early 7th century),

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24 Aug

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The Pilgrim's Rome

Without a doubt, most pilgrims travel to Rome to visit the famous basilica of St. Peter’s as well as the ancient Roman ruins. St. Peter’s is situated in the Vatican, prime Roman real estate, a separate sovereign state to Italy. The Vatican is the world’s smallest independent city-state with its own post office and stamps, a judicial system, railway... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Without a doubt, most pilgrims travel to Rome to visit the famous basilica of St. Peter’s as well as the ancient Roman ruins. St. Peter’s is situated in the Vatican, prime Roman real estate, a

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07 Sep
$39 Limited

<p>Without a doubt, most pilgrims travel to Rome to visit the famous basilica of St. Peter’s as well as the ancient Roman ruins. St. Peter’s is situated in the Vatican, prime Roman real estate, a

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07 Sep

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