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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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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]
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Popular Protest and Radical Politics in Britain and Ireland, c. 1789-1848

This course will examine the history of radical political movements in both Britain and Ireland from the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 to 1848, the ‘year of Revolutions’ as it is sometimes described. Among the subjects that we will explore in this course are the impact which the French Revolution had on radical politics in both Britain... [More]

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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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Viking Conquests & Voyages

Fierce fighters and expert navigators, the Vikings - aka 'Norsemen' - left their Scandinavian homelands from the late 8th cent. CE in search of riches, be it from pirating, pillaging or trade. Three centuries of journeys and raids took them all over Europe and as far as Arabia and Iran. They even reached North America - several centuries before... [More]

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Discovering Dante's Inferno

If it is true that Italian comes from Dante as much as English from the plays of Shakespeare and the 1611 King James Bible, there is no better work to get acquainted to Italian culture than Dante’s Divine Comedy, which has the advantage of presenting itself as an encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages and providing its readership with the most... [More]

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