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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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The Life and Astonishing Political Career of Vladimir Putin

Explore and discuss, using multimedia tools, the life and astonishing political career of Vladimir Putin, who is more than 20 years in power as the Russian President. He recently compared himself to a new Czar. Today’s Russia under Putin is a nation determined to re-establish itself as a World Power. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia, Polity Press, 2016 Kenez, Peter, A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, Cambridge... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
The Life and Astonishing Political Career of Vladimir Putin

<p>Explore and discuss, using multimedia tools, the life and astonishing political career of Vladimir Putin, who is more than 20 years in power as the Russian President. He recently compared himself

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Agincourt 1415 – Triumph of the Longbow

The English victory at Agincourt was a key battle in the Hundred Years’ War. We will examine the background to the battle, the arms, armour and tactics used and explain how King Henry V’s small, tired, starving and desperate army was able to smash a numerically superior and better armed French force. Many of the facts and figures associated with the battle have been lost or mythologised over the past 600 years. This session will present the latest findings from examination of... [More]
$39 Limited inc GST
Agincourt 1415 – Triumph of the Longbow

<p>The English victory at Agincourt was a key battle in the Hundred Years’ War. We will examine the background to the battle, the arms, armour and tactics used and explain how King Henry V’s small,

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The Remarkable Horace Walpole - His Writings, Collections & Gothic Revival Strawberry Hill House

Horace Walpole was a leading English 18th century collector, politician and writer of the first Gothic novel. He was well-connected in society, and went on the Grand Tour, returning to build a famous collection of art and objects visited by tourists in his lifetime. He was an eminent man of letters, which give an insight to the manners & tastes of his time. In 1747, he created the Gothic Revival styled Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, London with amazing interiors. In recent... [More]
$39 Limited inc GST
The Remarkable Horace Walpole - His Writings, Collections & Gothic Revival Strawberry Hill House

<p>Horace Walpole was a leading English 18th century collector, politician and writer of the first Gothic novel. He was well-connected in society, and went on the Grand Tour, returning to build a

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Myth and Mystery in Medieval History

The Middle Ages in the European West was a time of great advances in philosophy, science and theology. It was also a time where many people believed some extraordinary things – such as a female Pope called Joan who managed to hide her gender until she gave birth while in the papal procession. Other myths and mysteries covered today include the beautiful Lady Godiva -did she really ride naked down the street for her people? And what about the enduring legacy of the Templars – why do... [More]
$67 Limited inc GST
Myth and Mystery in Medieval History

<p>The Middle Ages in the European West was a time of great advances in philosophy, science and theology. It was also a time where many people believed some extraordinary things – such as a female

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The Irish Rebellion: 1916-1922

The Irish Republic was established in 1949. But before this was a bloody war against the British rulers from 1916 until 1921 followed by a difficult period of rule under the Irish Free State. After the Easter Rebellion of 1916 failed, the revolutionaries who survived began a guerilla war against the British. The war, led by Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, was bloody and exhausting for both sides. It also showed up divisions within the Irish side which would lead to tragic... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
The Irish Rebellion: 1916-1922

<p>The Irish Republic was established in 1949. But before this was a bloody war against the British rulers from 1916 until 1921 followed by a difficult period of rule under the Irish Free State. After

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
The Irish Rebellion: 1916-1922

<p>The Irish Republic was established in 1949. But before this was a bloody war against the British rulers from 1916 until 1921 followed by a difficult period of rule under the Irish Free State. After

...

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German Spring Offensive 1918 - Last Throw of the Dice

The German Spring Offensive beginning in March 1918 was a last desperate effort by the Germans to break Allied defensive lines before the arrival of American troops on the Western Front. We will examine the strategic background and planning for the offensive, how new tactics were used and explain how this multi-phased operation ultimately failed. The roles of ANZAC troops and other Allies serving with the British Expeditionary Force will also be addressed. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
German Spring Offensive 1918 - Last Throw of the Dice

<p>The German Spring Offensive beginning in March 1918 was a last desperate effort by the Germans to break Allied defensive lines before the arrival of American troops on the Western Front. We will

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.