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European History

Discover great royal dynasties; bloody wars, plague and famine; and the intense periods of political, economic and social upheaval that formed the backdrop to European History from the fall of Rome to the modern day. Our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer the chance to meet like-minded people and make new friends.

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The Greek Revolution of 1821

We know a lot about Ancient Greece from several millennia ago, but not much at all about the last few centuries. Or did you know that 200 years ago, in 1821, the Greek population embarked on an eight year war path to successfully rid themselves of Ottoman rule? To mark the occasion Jo Gerk will investigate the background, causes, events and outcome... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>We know a lot about Ancient Greece from several millennia ago, but not much at all about the last few centuries. Or did you know that 200 years ago, in 1821, the Greek population embarked on an

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12 Apr
$79 Limited / $71

<p>We know a lot about Ancient Greece from several millennia ago, but not much at all about the last few centuries. Or did you know that 200 years ago, in 1821, the Greek population embarked on an

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12 Apr

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The Crusades - Four Centuries of Holy Violence

Christians conducted crusades for four hundred years from the eleventh century onwards. There were crusades against Muslims, other Christians, heretics, and political opponents. Crusades were conducted across Europe and the Near East. The impact of the crusades echoes down the ages, and is arguably still felt today. This lecture provides an... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Christians conducted crusades for four hundred years from the eleventh century onwards. There were crusades against Muslims, other Christians, heretics, and political opponents. Crusades were

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19 Apr

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Gallipoli 1915: Unpicking the Myths

The Gallipoli Campaign is embedded in Australian culture. Nevertheless, many myths exist about the origins of the campaign, exactly who its participants were and what was actually achieved during eight months in 1915. This course will examine the origins of the “Anzac Legend” including the strategic objectives of the Allied forces, the Ottoman... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Gallipoli Campaign is embedded in Australian culture. Nevertheless, many myths exist about the origins of the campaign, exactly who its participants were and what was actually achieved during

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21 Apr

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History and Literature: Two Stories of East Europe and Jewish Life

“Post-memory”: Not personally experienced, but nevertheless a part of individual and social memory. In this course we shall study two prize-winning contemporary authors who write about women affected by and identified with the lives and deaths of their families, east European Jews. Soviet-born Katja Petrowskaja presents a part-fictional memoir,... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>“Post-memory”: Not personally experienced, but nevertheless a part of individual and social memory. In this course we shall study two prize-winning contemporary authors who write about women

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23 Apr
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Spanish Civil War: 1936-1939

For the world it was a three year struggle between communism, fascism and democracy. For Spain it was the brutal eruption of deep internal divisions between conservative Catholic country dwellers and progressive republican urbanites that tore a society apart. Overshadowed by the subsequent WWII it is often overlooked, despite some 15,000 books... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>For the world it was a three year struggle between communism, fascism and democracy. For Spain it was the brutal eruption of deep internal divisions between conservative Catholic country dwellers

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26 Apr

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1000 Years of The Habsburg Dynasty

The Habsburgs ruled parts of Europe for a thousand years. At some stage their empire spanned the globe and would never see the sun setting. As staunch Catholics they played an important role during the Reformation and Counter-reformation periods of European history and exerted an important influence in the shaping of present day Europe. Over eight... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>The Habsburgs ruled parts of Europe for a thousand years. At some stage their empire spanned the globe and would never see the sun setting. As staunch Catholics they played an important role during

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27 Apr

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German Spy Chiefs

A journey into the secret world of German spy chiefs. Explore the history of 6 famous German spymasters from Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, chief of Hitler’s ‘Abwehr’ until 1944, and Paul Leverkuehn, who was Germany’s spy chief in Turkey 1941-1944, to Hitler’s final head of foreign intelligence, Walter Schellenberg. After 1945 Reinhard Gehlen became West... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>A journey into the secret world of German spy chiefs. Explore the history of 6 famous German spymasters from Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, chief of Hitler’s ‘Abwehr’ until 1944, and Paul Leverkuehn, who

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29 Apr

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Barbarians at the Gate: Challenges to the Roman Empire from Ancient to Modern Times

The Roman republic and the Roman empire thrived for over 700 years, despite significant challenges to its authority by a series of non Romans, deemed barbarians by the ruling Roman elites. A large number of barbarian charismatic leaders were among the challengers, including, Hannibal, Vercingetorix, Boudicca, Mithridates, Jugurtha, Zenobia, Alaric... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The Roman republic and the Roman empire thrived for over 700 years, despite significant challenges to its authority by a series of non Romans, deemed barbarians by the ruling Roman elites. A large

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10 May

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Jan III Sobieski - Polish Saviour of Vienna

17 June 2021 marks the 325th anniversary of the death of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania during the second half of the 17th century. A man of the arts and culture, he was also one of the most splendid soldiers of his time. Most notably, the besieged city of Vienna owes Sobieski gratitude for his heroic defeat of the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>17 June 2021 marks the 325th anniversary of the death of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania during the second half of the 17th century. A man of the arts and culture, he

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17 Jun

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Ireland Rising to Republic 1916-1948

The Easter Rising in 1916 sought to separate Ireland from Britain, while the ‘Ulster will be right’ campaign separated North from South. The Anglo-Irish War and the Treaty of 1921 divided Ireland geographically into a Free State and Northern Ireland. Free State protagonists plunged into civil war as the Dail set up the machinery of an Irish Free... [More]

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