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Some of our finest tutors, a diverse range of engaging topics, and a light supper accompanied by glass, or two, of wine.

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An Evening in the Romantic Period

What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most wonderful and accessible music of all time. Join us as we explore the music of Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others... [More]
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<p>What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most

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30 Aug

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Morecombe and Wise: Iconic Comic Double Act

In this course we trace the history of these two much loved British comedians from their debut in 1940 at Nottingham Empire Theatre to their ground breaking TV show of the sixties and seventies. Using videos, sketch excerpts and career highlights. They have been described as “the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that Britain has... [More]
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In this course we trace the history of these two much loved British comedians from their debut in 1940 at Nottingham Empire Theatre to their ground breaking TV show of the sixties and seventies. Using

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13 Sep

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350 Years of Rembrandt's Women

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage will be celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on Rembrandt’s Women – loving and sensitive paintings of the important women in his life, magnificent commissions of society ladies and touching drawings of... [More]
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2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage will be celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on

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27 Sep

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Doing it in the Middle Ages: Sex and Pleasure

Did pornography exist in the Middle Ages? What about erotic fiction? How did people learn about sex, pleasure and reproductive health in fourteenth-century England? Answering these questions and more, this 2-hour evening seminar gives an overview of fourteenth-century depictions of sexual intercourse, focusing on prominent medical and religious... [More]
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<p>Did pornography exist in the Middle Ages? What about erotic fiction? How did people learn about sex, pleasure and reproductive health in fourteenth-century England? Answering these questions and

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11 Oct

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber, 2005 1606 – James... [More]
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<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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25 Oct

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Nelson Mandela: A Man for His Times

Very few people have captured the imagination of so many people, both in their own homeland, but also around the world. The struggle of Mandela and his co-fighters to achieve equality for Native Africans and “people of colour” in South Africa has become legendary. But he has become even more of a legend because of his ability to forgive and teach... [More]
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<p>Very few people have captured the imagination of so many people, both in their own homeland, but also around the world. The struggle of Mandela and his co-fighters to achieve equality for Native

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01 Nov

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Painters of Antiquity - Images from Classical Rome to Hollywood's Gladiator & The Matrix

From early movies set in Ancient Rome, to more recent films such as “Gladiator” and “The Matrix”, Hollywood directors have long been influenced by the art of the French 19th century artist Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904). His paintings are meticulous and also include numerous images of the European concepts of The Ottoman life-scenes. His contemporary... [More]
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From early movies set in Ancient Rome, to more recent films such as “Gladiator” and “The Matrix”, Hollywood directors have long been influenced by the art of the French 19th century artist Jean-Leon

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08 Nov

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Edith Sitwell: A Flamboyant Life

Edith Sitwell had a strange and mysterious life and her odd books deserve to be better remembered. Though her life was where she channelled her real genius, her bizarre style and legendary skill as a raconteur made her famous from a young age. Hyper-bohemian, surprisingly prolific and fascinating at every moment, this talk will examine Sitwell’s... [More]
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<p>Edith Sitwell had a strange and mysterious life and her odd books deserve to be better remembered. Though her life was where she channelled her real genius, her bizarre style and legendary skill as

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15 Nov

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The Irish Rebellion of 1798: Ireland, Empire and Australia

The most significant Irish uprising for 200 years had Imperial implications as well as Australian outcomes. It set patterns of policy, organisation and execution that transcended Irish class, religious and regional differences and forged the brand of nationalism that inspired later rebellions rather than arms. SUGGESTED READING Thomas Pakenham, The... [More]
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<p>The most significant Irish uprising for 200 years had Imperial implications as well as Australian outcomes. It set patterns of policy, organisation and execution that transcended Irish class,

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22 Nov

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The Last Imperial Family of Russia: Villains, Victims or Saints

The official view of the Last Imperial Family of Russia has changed dramatically during the last few decades. Previously vilified, they are now viewed as martyrs and ‘Passion-bearers’, as victims of the disastrous circumstances in Russia at the end of World War I. We look at the family within the context of their daily life and physical environment... [More]
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<p>The official view of the Last Imperial Family of Russia has changed dramatically during the last few decades. Previously vilified, they are now viewed as martyrs and ‘Passion-bearers’, as victims

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29 Nov

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