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Dictators Who Changed History

Starting with the Austrian born ‘Führer’, Adolf Hitler, look at the lives and impact of five infamous dictators: Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union during World War II; the Italian Fascist Benito Mussolini, the Spanish General and Francisco Franco and, last but not least, the Cuban communist revolutionary Fidel Castro. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Starting with the Austrian born ‘Führer’, Adolf Hitler, look at the lives and impact of five infamous dictators: Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union during World War II; the Italian Fascist

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17 Oct

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The Concertos and Sonatas of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart

Explore the concerto and sonata repertoire created by four of the greatest composers of the late Baroque and Classical eras, comparing and contrasting their achievements and the reasons for their particular interest in the genre. COURSE OUTLINE Bach I – Concertos and Sonatas composed at Cöthen Bach II – Concertos and Sonatas composed at Leipzig... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Explore the concerto and sonata repertoire created by four of the greatest composers of the late Baroque and Classical eras, comparing and contrasting their achievements and the reasons for their

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18 Oct

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Engineering the Way to the Moon

We have heard much of the human effort required to get man to the moon, but this talk will focus on the technology. We allow handling a wide range of space materials, to see what makes a good metal, composite, insulation etc. The design of all the subsystems will be described in everyday terms – including structure, rocket fuels, life support, and... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

We have heard much of the human effort required to get man to the moon, but this talk will focus on the technology. We allow handling a wide range of space materials, to see what makes a good metal,

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19 Oct

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The Ottoman Renaissance 1413-1575

Discover the development of the Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, as well as other decorative arts such as Iznik ceramics and calligraphy. We also look at several contemporary discussions of architecture and its intersection with both state ideology and cultural identity. The Ottoman Renaissance is a topic of considerable originality... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Discover the development of the Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, as well as other decorative arts such as Iznik ceramics and calligraphy. We also look at several contemporary

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21 Oct

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International Relations: A Brief Introduction

In 1919, International Relations (IR) began as a distinct field of study, with the founding of the very first IR professorship: the Woodrow Wilson Chair of IR, at what is now Aberystwyth University in Wales. In 2019, IR has become a well-established academic discipline, which has developed a number of different and exciting ways of examining the... [More]
$20 Limited

<p>In 1919, International Relations (IR) began as a distinct field of study, with the founding of the very first IR professorship: the Woodrow Wilson Chair of IR, at what is now Aberystwyth University

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21 Oct

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Decisive Naval Battles: Leyte Gulf

In October 1944 US and Australian naval units moved to retake the Philippines resulting in the largest naval battle in history between the Japanese and US Navies. We look at the background leading up to the battle, the strategic situation in the Pacific at the time, the major players, the battle itself as it developed, and the outcome, impact and... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>In October 1944 US and Australian naval units moved to retake the Philippines resulting in the largest naval battle in history between the Japanese and US Navies. We look at the background leading

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23 Oct

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Is Chaucer History?

This course discusses modern Chaucer, introducing students to his writing though discussion of selected characters and ideas from The Canterbury Tales. With specific interest in sexuality, gender, race, spirituality, money and politics, we examine the historical context of fourteenth-century England and Chaucer’s importance in the literary canon.... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>This course discusses modern Chaucer, introducing students to his writing though discussion of selected characters and ideas from The Canterbury Tales. With specific interest in sexuality, gender,

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23 Oct

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The Genteel Art of Nature

Why have women artists been so important in the foundation of the environment movement? Why have their paintings of butterflies, birds and flowers been so important? Discover some of the artists including the Scott Sisters, Ellis Rowan, and Beatrix Potter.... [More]
$29 Limited

Why have women artists been so important in the foundation of the environment movement? Why have their paintings of butterflies, birds and flowers been so important? Discover some of the artists

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24 Oct

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Ethics in Focus: The Moral Status of Animals

Do animals have the moral status? If so, what does it reveal about our rational nature? Discussions on the moral status of animals seem predominantly to assume that humans and animals are separate species. Based on this assumption, we tend to focus on how we should treat animals, but not so much on how animals have something analogous to rational... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Do animals have the moral status? If so, what does it reveal about our rational nature? Discussions on the moral status of animals seem predominantly to assume that humans and animals are separate

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25 Oct

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