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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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Ukraine and Nuclear Weapons

There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear weapons (such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) is vulnerable to attack. Will governments decide they must now have nuclear weapons to defend themselves?... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear

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27 May

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China in the South Pacific

China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has China been able to establish this beachhead? What are Australia’s options? DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has

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03 Jun

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100 Years Ago: Assassination of German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau

Walther Rathenau ‎was a ‎‎German-Jewish‎‎ ‎‎industrialist,‎‎ ‎‎writer‎‎ and ‎‎liberal‎‎ ‎‎politician, who was involved in the organisation of the war economy during World War I and campaigned in favour of a strict peace treaty dictated by the victors. ‎‎After the war he joined the left-liberal DDP and was appointed ‎‎Foreign Minister of the Weimar... [More]
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<p>Walther Rathenau ‎was a ‎‎German-Jewish‎‎ ‎‎industrialist,‎‎ ‎‎writer‎‎ and ‎‎liberal‎‎ ‎‎politician, who was involved in the organisation of the war economy during World War I and campaigned in

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24 Jun

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Hadrian's Wall - Barrier or Community?

Hadrian's Wall is a famous World Heritage site that attracts thousands of visitors each year with multiple archaeological digs being conducted annually. But why was the Wall built - commencing in 122 AD and in use until around 410 AD when the Romans abandoned the Province of Britannia? This course will address the political and military aspects of... [More]
$24 Limited / $22

<p>Hadrian's Wall is a famous World Heritage site that attracts thousands of visitors each year with multiple archaeological digs being conducted annually. But why was the Wall built - commencing in

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29 Jun

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Heroes or Traitors: Three Cold War Spies

Gordievsky, Vetrov and Penkovsky were three high-ranking Soviet spies who turned ‘double agent’ and gave secrets to the West. Spying has always been part of warfare, but the long Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West was unique because it was predominately fought by spies, not armies. The weapons in this clandestine war were lies,... [More]
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<p>Gordievsky, Vetrov and Penkovsky were three high-ranking Soviet spies who turned ‘double agent’ and gave secrets to the West. Spying has always been part of warfare, but the long Cold War between

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01 Jul

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The Holy Roman Empire

Beginning with the end of the Carolingian Empire in 911 and the rise of the Ottonian Dynasty from 918, we will investigate the Imperial dynasties of the Salians, Staufer and Habsburgs, as well as their main rivals the Welfs and Hohenzollern and the events of the Investiture Conflict, Interregnum, Rise & Fall of the Hanseatic League, Reformation,... [More]

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Exploring the Consistency of Human Nature in History

Though each generation often has the pervading belief that they are new, different and existing in unprecedented times, history illustrates otherwise by showing that the nature of humanity, in essence, remains unchanged. Explore what these unchanging human elements are by comparing and contrasting current modern society to chosen historical eras,... [More]

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Germanic Tribes

Julius Caesar named the barbarians he encountered in the northeast of the Roman Empire "Germanii" - the Germans. But who were these peoples? Where did they come from? Do they still exist today and where did they end up living? This eight-week course will explore the origins and destinies of some two dozen Germanic peoples including the famous... [More]

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