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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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European Mathematics During the Renaissance

During the Renaissance, the rediscovery of philosophy, art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, together with introduction of Arabic art and science, and the desire of artists to represent the natural world realistically led them to study mathematics. Luca Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci worked on the theory of perspective, golden ratio and algebra.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>During the Renaissance, the rediscovery of philosophy, art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, together with introduction of Arabic art and science, and the desire of artists to represent the

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13 Aug

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The Wall Turns 60

"Nobody has the intention to build a wall!" - and it yet it came overnight: 13 Aug 1961 marked the day when everything changed and nothing would ever be the same again in Berlin. Today, it has been gone for longer than it ever stood, but it has left it marks and is still standing - physically in a few memorial spots, but also in many people's heads... [More]
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<p>"Nobody has the intention to build a wall!" - and it yet it came overnight: 13 Aug 1961 marked the day when everything changed and nothing would ever be the same again in Berlin. Today, it has been

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13 Aug
$39 Limited

<p>"Nobody has the intention to build a wall!" - and it yet it came overnight: 13 Aug 1961 marked the day when everything changed and nothing would ever be the same again in Berlin. Today, it has been

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13 Aug

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The Spartan Mirage & Greek Ultra-Nationalism (1936-2020)

The fantasy of ancient Sparta has been appropriated by a number of ultra-right movements and politicians over the past century. They include Hitler's Nazis and as well as recent neo-Nazis. We examine this phenomenon in Greece in the 1930s, 1960s and over the past three decades culminating in Golden Dawn sending democratically elected Deputies to... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>The fantasy of ancient Sparta has been appropriated by a number of ultra-right movements and politicians over the past century. They include Hitler's Nazis and as well as recent neo-Nazis. We

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14 Aug

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Adolf Hitler: A Life Explored

The leader (Führer) of Germany's Nazi party was one of the most powerful and notorious dictators of the 20th century. We explore the life, impact and legacy of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945). DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING Dikötter, Frank. How to be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Bloomsbury, 2019) Haffner,... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>The leader (Führer) of Germany's Nazi party was one of the most powerful and notorious dictators of the 20th century. We explore the life, impact and legacy of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945).</p>

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19 Aug

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The Hanseatic League: Powerhouse of the Medieval Baltic Sea

Dominating medieval Baltic maritime trade for four centuries the powerful Hanseatic League stretched from London in the West to Novgorod in the East. Essentially a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds it also included many inland cities and towns interested in expanding and protecting their trading interests. Membership was... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Dominating medieval Baltic maritime trade for four centuries the powerful Hanseatic League stretched from London in the West to Novgorod in the East. Essentially a commercial and defensive

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23 Aug

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Significant Women in Nazi Germany (1933-1945)

Nazi wives, concentration camp guards, film makers and actresses are part of the bleak narrative of the Third Reich (1933-1945). Students of Nazi Germany have struggled to understand the motivations for blind devotion of so many German women to Hitler and Nazism. The mysterious death of his niece Geli in 1931 focused attention on bizarre details of... [More]
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<p>Nazi wives, concentration camp guards, film makers and actresses are part of the bleak narrative of the Third Reich (1933-1945). Students of Nazi Germany have struggled to understand the

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10 Sep

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Russia (1917-1927): Revolution, Civil War and Famine

The Bolsheviks took control of Russia in November 1917 after the collapse of tsarist Russia in March 1917. The first ten years of the new radical Bolshevik regime led by Lenin and Trotsky faced violent counter revolution and civil war. The Bolshevik response was brutal and swift. A totalitarian regime was installed in the name of Marxism. The... [More]

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