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‘No place for ladies’ – 19th century women and their military adventures

The lives of six extraordinary women whose fates were intertwined with early19th century wars.

S16H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

08 Oct 2024 (Autumn)

6 weeks

Tue 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£96.00, (concession: £58.00)

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‘The Cousins’ War’ – 15th century English history

The story of the ‘Wars of the Roses’ and an introduction to some of the main characters involved

S15H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

25 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Wed 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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An introduction to a Greek Epic: Homer's Odyssey

This course will introduce the learner to the story and context of Homer’s famous poem. Week by week we will uncover different aspects and themes of the work by looking at progressive extracts of the text so that we cover the whole intriguing story.

S10H

Availability  This course is nearly full. 

24 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Tue 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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S11H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

15 Jan 2025 (Spring)

10 weeks

Wed 19:00-21:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Ancient Greek History - The Persian wars 490-479 BC

The extraordinary and entertaining story of how tiny Athens saved Europe from the aggressive Persian empire – packed full of colourful characters and intriguing tales.

S12H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

14 Jan 2025 (Spring)

5 weeks

Tue 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£80.00, (concession: £42.00)

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Ancient Greek History – The Successors

The Greek world from Alexander to the rise of Rome.

S14H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

04 Mar 2025 (Spring)

4 weeks

Tue 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£64.00, (concession: £40.00)

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Daily life in ancient Rome

A glimpse of life in this famous ancient city ranging from education to gladiators, uncovering some interesting and not-so-familiar information on the way.

S13H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

25 Feb 2025 (Spring)

One day

Tue 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£16.00, (concession: £10.00)

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Florence and the dawn of the Renaissance

Why did the renaissance start in Florence? Florentine art and history at the time of artists Botticelli, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Uccello and others.

S22H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

24 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

2 weeks

Tue 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£32.00, (concession: £20.00)

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Major World Powers from Churchill to Gorbachev, 1939-1991

This course will cover national and international power between 1939 and 1991 and will cover the dynamic links between economic, political, social and military changes in the major world powers during this time period.

S26H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

24 Apr 2025 (Summer)

10 weeks

Thu 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Major World Powers from Lenin to Hitler, 1914-1939

This course will cover national and international power between 1914 and 1939 and will cover the dynamic links between economic, political, social and military changes in the major world powers during this time period.

S25H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

16 Jan 2025 (Spring)

10 weeks

Thu 13:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Major World Powers from Napoleon to Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1805-1914

This course will cover national and international power between 1805 and 1914 and will cover the dynamic links between economic, political, social and military changes in the major world powers during this time period.

S19H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

26 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

10 weeks

Thu 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Neoclassism: Art in the age of Napoleon and Jane Austen

What do the great neoclassical artists tell us about the world they lived in? The work of David, Gros, Ingres, Vigee le Brun and many others.

S17H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

26 Nov 2024 (Autumn)

2 weeks

Tue 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£32.00, (concession: £20.00)

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The early Stuarts – a history of England 1603-49

A study of the key events and people from the reign of James I to the death of Charles I

S18H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

15 Jan 2025 (Spring)

10 weeks

Wed 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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The French revolution & Napoleon

An overview of this exciting and dramatic period, looking at the main events and characters, as well as themes such as art and fashion.

S24H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

14 Jan 2025 (Spring)

10 weeks

Tue 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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The Raft of the Medusa

The extraordinary story behind the famous painting by Gericault.

S23H

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

16 Oct 2024 (Autumn)

One day

Wed 13:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£16.00, (concession: £10.00)

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