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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Historical Events Through the Eyes of the Novelist
Course Number: C2227776
Course Description: Re-discover some of the world’s most significant historical events through the eyes of twentieth-century novelists. This course considers where to draw the line between fiction and fact through readings of notable fictional representations of historically significant periods including the arrival of the Windrush generation, the Chernobyl disaster, the assassination of JFK, and Brexit.
Tutor: Abbie Saunders
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 09:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 12/01/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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Course Title: From Art Deco to Contemporary Design
Course Number: C2227778
Course Description: The Art Deco style originated in France and was showcased at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. This exciting new style soon developed into an international style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. This course will look at how British designers embraced art deco through architecture, interior design, ceramics, glass and many other ways. We will discuss why the art deco style went out of fashion and how it was replaced by the new new 'Contemporary' style in the fifties. We will consider how mass production influenced design following the Second World War and how the mid century landmark the Festival of Britain, staged in London, in 1951 promoted the ‘Contemporary’ style. Andrew Casey is a published author of the subject including Twentieth Century Ceramic Designers in Britain (2002) and Art Deco Ceramics (2008) and has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Morley College in London.
Tutor: Andrew Casey
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 11:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 13/01/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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Course Title: Russia in Revolution the USSR and After
Course Number: C2227775
Course Description: Russia of the Tsars, and the Soviet Union that replaced it after the 1917 Revolutions, covered one-sixth of the world's land surface. Why was backward Tsarist Russia the first to embark on the “socialist experiment”? How did the USSR survive economic and political isolation? What led to its collapse? From Lenin to Putin – the course assesses the Soviet Union that replaced the Russia of the Tsars, and post-Soviet Russia: • The problems of Tsarist Russia and the First World War; the Russian Revolutions of 1917 • The Communist regime - Brest Litovsk Treaty, Civil War, War Communism, the New Economic Policy • The rise of Stalin; Stalin's revolution; collectivisation; Five Year Plans; totalitarian control; the Great Patriotic War • Stalin and the Cold War; Stalin's successors from Khrushchev to Brezhnev • Gorbachev and the fall of the USSR; Russia from Yeltsin to Putin; Russia today. David Prynn M.Phil, M.A., B.Sc(Econ), Lecturer in History at Suffolk College and the Open University.
Tutor: David Prynn
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 09:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 14/01/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £64.00
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