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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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Nobel Prize Winners: Albert Einstein (1921) & Willy Brandt (1971)

125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50 years ago, in 1971, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was the then German Chancellor Willy Brandt for his efforts to normalise relations between West Germany... [More]
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec
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<p>125 years ago, on 10 Dec 1896, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel died. Since 1901 that day is commemorated each year by the awarding of five Nobel Prizes in Stockholm and Oslo. 50

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10 Dec

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O Tannenbaum

A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And where did the Christmas tree originate from? Answers to these and other Christmas questions can be found in this special two-hours Christmas session –... [More]
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<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec
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<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec

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Magdeburg - Forgotten Medieval Metropolis

Many centuries ago, Magdeburg was one of Europe’s biggest and most important cities. Home to Romanesque churches, Germany’s first Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Otto the Great, the first Holy Roman Emperor. Utterly devastated during the Thirty Years War, the city on the Elbe River has never managed to fully recover. Massive WWII bombardments and... [More]
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<p>Many centuries ago, Magdeburg was one of Europe’s biggest and most important cities. Home to Romanesque churches, Germany’s first Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Otto the Great, the first Holy

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10 Jan
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<p>Many centuries ago, Magdeburg was one of Europe’s biggest and most important cities. Home to Romanesque churches, Germany’s first Gothic cathedral and the tomb of Otto the Great, the first Holy

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10 Jan

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Fürstenberg & Nymphenburg: 275 Years of Porcelain Manufacture

On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware. Later that year the Bavarian Elector Maximilian III Joseph founded the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufacture in Munich following his marriage to Mary Ann of... [More]
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<p>On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware.

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11 Jan
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<p>On 11 January 1747 Prince Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ordered the foundation of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufacture on the Weser River as the third German producer of fine chinaware.

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11 Jan

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The Bayeux Tapestry

Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling the story supposedly from the Norman point of view. In this course we will be spending some time looking at the Tapestry’s history, and then going through... [More]
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<p>Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling

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13 Jan

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100 Years Ago: German Hyperinflation

German reparation obligations after WW I dragged the heavily indebted fledgling Weimar Republic to the brink of bankruptcy with the downward spiral gaining serious momentum in 1922 and beyond. By October 1921 the value of the Reichsmark had shrunk to one hundredth of its value from August 1914. By the end of 1922 the situation had worsened by the... [More]
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<p>German reparation obligations after WW I dragged the heavily indebted fledgling Weimar Republic to the brink of bankruptcy with the downward spiral gaining serious momentum in 1922 and beyond. By

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17 Jan
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<p>German reparation obligations after WW I dragged the heavily indebted fledgling Weimar Republic to the brink of bankruptcy with the downward spiral gaining serious momentum in 1922 and beyond. By

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17 Jan

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Granada - The Alhambra & Moorish Legacy

The famous 1932 song “Granada” describes the city as "full‎ ‎of beautiful women, blood and sun.‎ Women retaining the spell of Moorish eyes" but what about the Moorish architecture? Of all Spanish cities Granada remained under Moorish rule the longest – well over 750 years. And even though the Nasrid princes left the city more than half a millennium... [More]
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<p>The famous 1932 song “Granada” describes the city as "full‎ ‎of beautiful women, blood and sun.‎ Women retaining the spell of Moorish eyes" but what about the Moorish architecture? Of all Spanish

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18 Jan
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<p>The famous 1932 song “Granada” describes the city as "full‎ ‎of beautiful women, blood and sun.‎ Women retaining the spell of Moorish eyes" but what about the Moorish architecture? Of all Spanish

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18 Jan

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Historic Berlin & Dresden

Dresden, only two hours from Berlin, boasts a total of 16 museums under the umbrella of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden with a rich Treasury and art collection from the time of the 18th century leader August the Strong. Berlin also has many museums, many located on the Museumsinsel. Nearby is Sanssouci Palace at Potsdam built by Frederick... [More]
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<p>Dresden, only two hours from Berlin, boasts a total of 16 museums under the umbrella of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden with a rich Treasury and art collection from the time of the 18th

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24 Jan

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Scandinavia: Landscapes, People, Culture

Long winters and short summers, Northern Lights and Midnight Sun, lakes, forests, mountains, fjords and islands. The Northern part of Europe not only boasts stunning landscapes and natural phenomena, but is also is home to a mix of 25 million North-Germanic, Finnic and indigenous peoples in an area slightly larger than New South Wales. We will... [More]
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<p>Long winters and short summers, Northern Lights and Midnight Sun, lakes, forests, mountains, fjords and islands. The Northern part of Europe not only boasts stunning landscapes and natural

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31 Jan
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<p>Long winters and short summers, Northern Lights and Midnight Sun, lakes, forests, mountains, fjords and islands. The Northern part of Europe not only boasts stunning landscapes and natural

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31 Jan

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German History: From Pre-History to the Carolingian Empire

This is the first part of a multi-term comprehensive course program on German history. Designed as stand-alone modules that do not require any previous knowledge, these sessions are meant to provide individual detailed insights into interesting events and periods of German history, while at the same time enabling interested students to gain a... [More]
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<p>This is the first part of a multi-term comprehensive course program on German history. Designed as stand-alone modules that do not require any previous knowledge, these sessions are meant to

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01 Feb
$239 Limited / $215

<p>This is the first part of a multi-term comprehensive course program on German history. Designed as stand-alone modules that do not require any previous knowledge, these sessions are meant to

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01 Feb

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