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Bringing History to Life: Cold War Cinema

We bring history to life through an exploration of five films reflecting the peak of the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s. Excerpts of each of the selected films will be shown and students will receive reviews of the movies. We will then explore and discuss these films in the political context of the Cold War and the worldwide struggle for supremacy between the USA and the Soviet Union. COURSE OUTLINE The Third Man (1949) - A classic mystery Cold War thriller of treachery and... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Bringing History to Life: Cold War Cinema

<p>We bring history to life through an exploration of five films reflecting the peak of the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s. Excerpts of each of the selected films will be shown and students will

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A Morning with Catherine de Medici

Few Queens of France are as controversial as Catherine de Medici, born of merchant stock, and elevated to the highest position at the court of France through her marriage to the future Henry II. Her intelligence and her energy were boundless, her passion for her family and her appetite for revenge also knew few bounds. As regent for her three younger sons, Catherine provide a stabilising influence in the interminable Wars of Religion, which pitted Catholic against Protestant and... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
A Morning with Catherine de Medici

<p>Few Queens of France are as controversial as Catherine de Medici, born of merchant stock, and elevated to the highest position at the court of France through her marriage to the future Henry II.

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Great Drama: The Mystery Plays

The Mystery plays were religious dramas performed in the open air. They were part of the heritage of the great Elizabethan dramatists. Their texts are preserved in manuscripts from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries but their origins are much older. Many of them are now once again performed at regular intervals. We will be looking at material from English and Cornish sources. SUGGESTED READING Everyman and Medieval Mystery Plays, Everyman’s Library, London, 1965 COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Great Drama: The Mystery Plays

<p>The Mystery plays were religious dramas performed in the open air. They were part of the heritage of the great Elizabethan dramatists. Their texts are preserved in manuscripts from the fifteenth

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From Roman Britain to the Middle Ages

What happened when Britain ceased to be a part of the Roman Empire? Examine the transformation of Roman Britain into Anglo-Saxon England. SUGGESTED READING Pryor, Francis, BRITAIN AD, Harper Perennial, London, 2005 Heather, Peter, THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, Pan, London, 2005 Holmes, George (ed.), THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE, Oxford, 1988 James, Edward, BRITAIN IN THE FIRST MILLENIUM, Bloomsbury, London, 2001 COURSE OUTLINE How the Romans transformed Britain... [More]
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From Roman Britain to the Middle Ages

<p>What happened when Britain ceased to be a part of the Roman Empire? Examine the transformation of Roman Britain into Anglo-Saxon England.<br/><p><br/><strong>SUGGESTED READING</strong></p><ul><li>

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Creation to Christian: Ireland from 7000BC to 700AD

The geophysical formation of the Irish island and its peopling in the Stone and Bronze Ages set the scene for a dynamic Celtic cultural realm from around 700 BC. Celtic vitality was harnessed to Christian purposes from around 400 AD. The Conversion was well underway yet hardly complete by 700 AD. After the relative isolation of Celtic Ireland from the Continent, Early Christianity heralded Ireland’s increased participation in Dark Age Europe and laid the foundations for modern... [More]
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Creation to Christian: Ireland from 7000BC to 700AD

<p>The geophysical formation of the Irish island and its peopling in the Stone and Bronze Ages set the scene for a dynamic Celtic cultural realm from around 700 BC. Celtic vitality was harnessed to

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French Presidents: From De Gaulle to Macron

Explore the lives and times of eight influential French Presidents who changed history from the Second World War to today. Starting with President Charles de Gaulle, the former French General, who wrote history and became famous during the German occupation of France from 1940-1945, encouraging the French from his London exile with the statement: “France has lost a battle but not the war.” Finishing with Emmanuel Macron, who with 39-years became in 2017 the youngest-ever President... [More]
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French Presidents: From De Gaulle to Macron

<p>Explore the lives and times of eight influential French Presidents who changed history from the Second World War to today. Starting with President Charles de Gaulle, the former French General, who

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The Legacy of 1989

30 years ago the dramatic events in 1989 changed history and the world. We take a closer look at the legacy of 1989, from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the end of Communism and the Cold War in 1991. SUGGESTED READING Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War (London: Penguin, 2007); Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia (Polity Press, 2016); Isaacs, Jeremy, and Taylor Downing, Cold War (London: Abacus, 2008); Judt, Tony, Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 (London: Pimlico, 2007); Taylor,... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
The Legacy of 1989

<p>30 years ago the dramatic events in 1989 changed history and the world. We take a closer look at the legacy of 1989, from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the end of Communism and the Cold War in

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Europe Recast: 1850-1880

In 1850 Europeans found themselves confronting failed revolutionary attempts to create constitutional and/ or democratic governments. But reactionary policies were nevertheless dead, and the period was a time of new ideas, new art, new policies and political change, including the creation of new countries such as Germany and Italy. This course will cover all aspects of the history of the period, from the ideas of Darwin and Marx to industrial expansion and political developments.... [More]
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Europe Recast: 1850-1880

<p>In 1850 Europeans found themselves confronting failed revolutionary attempts to create constitutional and/ or democratic governments. But reactionary policies were nevertheless dead, and the

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An Illustrated Guide to England through Women's Eyes

An illustrated guide through England finding the hidden stories of the famous but also finding the forgotten women by visiting their homes, their work, their walks, their travels, their churches, their inspirations, their portraits, their writings, their resting places from – duchesses to maids, politicians to philanthropists, saints to sinners, creative writers and artists to practical pioneers, all a rich tapestry of their struggles and ours. COURSE OUTLINE Westminster,... [More]
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An Illustrated Guide to England through Women's Eyes

<p>An illustrated guide through England finding the hidden stories of the famous but also finding the forgotten women by visiting their homes, their work, their walks, their travels, their churches,

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Dark Episodes in Spanish History - Part I

There are number of case studies in Spanish history involving an aggressive foreign policy and empire building ever since joint monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, expelled the Jews from Spain 1492, the same year Columbus sailed for the New World. The decimation of the Aztec and Inca empires of Central and South America followed. The horrors of the Trans Atlantic slave trade emerged. The Spanish Inquisition specialised in heretic hunting over four centuries. The long term impact of... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Dark Episodes in Spanish History - Part I

<p>There are number of case studies in Spanish history involving an aggressive foreign policy and empire building ever since joint monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, expelled the Jews from Spain 1492,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.