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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Diseases and their Impact on Historical events
Course Number: C2228092
Course Description: Until recently the impact of disease on history may not have been apparent. This course looks at examples across the past of ways win which diseases have affected the story of mankind
Tutor: Roger Cooke
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Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 07/04/21
No. of Weeks: 2
Fee: £12.80
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Course Title: Reality and Religion. Netherlandish painting in the 15th Century
Course Number: C2227990
Course Description: Just when Botticelli and Leonardo were discovering how to paint the real world in Italy, the Van Eyck brothers and Rogier Van der Weyden, less well known but indisputably as great, were doing the same thing in Flanders and the Netherlands. Come and find out more about The Renaissance in the North.
Tutor: Adrian Eckersley
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/04/21
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £38.40
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Course Title: Society and Culture of Medieval East Anglia
Course Number: C2227967
Course Description: this course explores the diverse society of medieval East Anglia and the rich culture which was an important part of that society. We will discuss East Anglia's urban centres- Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester- it's power-players such as Bury St Edmunds Abbey, and the strong-minded women who played a vital role in East Anglian society. We will also consider East Anglia's medieval culture- the cloth trade, the heritage of the parish churches, the written word and the many forms of art produced in the area.
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Venue: online
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 09:15
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 22/04/21
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £28.80
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Course Title: Society and Culture of Medieval East Anglia
Course Number: C2228016
Course Description: See C2227967 above for details of this course, which is being repeated due to popular demand
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Venue: Online
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 14:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 22/04/21
No. of Weeks: 6
Fee: £28.80
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Course Title: Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun
Course Number: C2228090
Course Description: This course will trace the question of what it means to be human in Kazuo Ishiguro's collected works, with a particular focus on his most recent best-selling novel Klara and the Sun. Over the course of two sessions, we will examine the themes, structural devices, and narrative style of Klara and the Sun, with the view of being able to identify how this novel has developed from his earlier fiction.
Tutor: Abbie Saunders
Venue:
Day Of Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 11/05/21
No. of Weeks: 2
Fee: £12.80
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Course Title: Architecture of Wren and Hawksmoor
Course Number: C2228095
Course Description: As the architecture of the Renaissance in Italy flourished, and led down divergent pathways to the works of Palladio and to the Baroque style, we will see how its influence was felt in England in the extraordinary achievements of Christopher Wren, and how his work led on to the "English Baroque" of John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor. We will examine how Wren developed his ideas, drawing on Renaissance publications and his visit to Paris in 1665, and see how the career of Hawksmoor expanded from his role as leading assistant to Wren to the production of extraordinary buildings in his own right.
Tutor: Keith Hasted
Venue:
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 03/06/21
No. of Weeks: 2
Fee: £9.60
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Course Title: East India Company
Course Number: C2228104
Course Description: The East India Company came into existence by Royal Charter on the very last day of 1600. Funded through shares and later stocks, It was the enterprise of London businessmen hoping to cash in on the lucrative trade in spices, textiles and other luxuries with the East and to undercut the monopolies held by Spain and Portugal. It became more than just a trading concern maintaining its own military and civil service. At the height of its influence, the Company employed vast numbers and its trade and politics had an enormous impact on the cultural landscape of both the United Kingdom and South East Asia. The influx of Eastern goods changed the way Britain shopped -- from what people put in their homes and on their bodies, and with the introduction of foods, like curry. This course will explore the history of the East India Company through politics, culture and material culture considering how and why it changed the world.
Tutor: Amy Miller
Venue: online
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 16/06/21
No. of Weeks: 3
Fee: £19.20
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Course Title: Tchaikovsky, Known and Unknown, with a native Russian
Course Number: C2228096
Course Description: Two sessions on Monday 21 June and Tuesday 22 June. These are part of the longer course “The Soul of Russian Music with a Native Russian”. You will discuss • the Russian perspective on Tchaikovsky’s music and life; • some less familiar compositions, their background, dedications and musical links; • one of Tchaikovsky's symphonies and the composer’s views on the significance of the programme for its understanding. You will also learn about one of the most extraordinary love affairs in the world, about Tchaikovsky’s struggle with Fate and how that was manifested in his music. The course is based on PowerPoint presentations and supplemented with video clips and interactive tasks. Marina’s ex-students say: “The course was outstanding. Not only was the content fresh, new and meticulously researched, it was presented in a highly imaginative and creative way.”
Tutor: Marina Burrell
Venue: online - 2 consecutive days, 2 hours each day so 4 hrs
Day Of Week: Monday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 21/06/21
No. of Weeks: 1
Fee: £12.80
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Course Title: Medieval Festivities and Entertainments in East Anglia
Course Number: C2228097
Course Description: Medieval people worked hard but also knew how to celebrate. This course explores the ways in which they marked important festive occasions, and the activities they enjoyed at times of relaxation and entertainment. Topics which will cover include - Christmas and New Year, spring and summer celebrations; music, dancing and play-going; drinkings and Church Ales; sports and games
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Venue:
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 02:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 01/07/21
No. of Weeks: 2
Fee: £12.80
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