Family History Intensive on Saturday

A flexible day designed to meet the needs of family history researchers whatever their level of experience.

one week

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Discover Your Family History : Stage 1

If you have always wanted to learn the skills of how to research your family tree this beginners course is ideal. The course offers a gentle introduction in how to access and navigate your family history records online.

5 weeks

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Discover Your Family History : Stage 2

An ideal course for those who have already attended Stage 1 or have some experience in researching their family history and some computer experience.

5 weeks

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Italian Film on Saturday: Lezioni di cioccolato (Claudio Cupellini)

Italian Film on Saturday: Lezioni di cioccolato (Claudio Cupellini) Questo film mostrato in italiano con sottotitoli in italiano ed e' quindi adatto per chi ha un buon livello di italiano. Ci sara' una presentazione sul regista e sugli attori prima del film. Dopo la visione del film ci sara' una di

one week

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Mini-Festival - Glimpses of Contemporary Africa

A selection of contemporary African films that obtained praise and prizes at international festivals, to showcase the verve and modernity of film-makers across the continent. This course will be delivered over Zoom

6 weeks

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Storia del Cinema Italiano - Il Neorealismo

Quattro lezioni in cui esploreremo quattro film del movimento neorealista che si affermò in Italia alla fine della Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Prima gli studenti guarderanno i film privatamente online, poi durante la lezione online parleremo dei film e del loro contesto storico.

4 weeks

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Cinema italiano e letteratura - Il Decameron

Guarderemo due film che si ispirano alla letteratura italiana e ai suoi scrittori. Le lezioni, incluse le discussioni e le attività, saranno in italiano e i film verranno mostrati con sottotitoli in italiano, quindi è richiesta una buona conoscenza della lingua.

one week

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Cinema italiano e letteratura - La Terra Trema

Guarderemo due film che si ispirano alla letteratura italiana e ai suoi scrittori. Le lezioni, incluse le discussioni e le attività, saranno in italiano e i film verranno mostrati con sottotitoli in italiano, quindi è richiesta una buona conoscenza della lingua.

one week

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The Black Death in Bristol, England 1348-1349

In the year 1348 the Black Death pandemic arrived in Bristol resulting in catastrophic economic consequences for the elite and manufacturing classes of Bristol.

one week

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one week

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 1

The course will introduce key topics from the history of philosophy, and from current philosophical debates.

12 weeks

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Southern Gothic on Screen

Plenty of times cinema has borrowed themes, stories and obsessions from the American Southern Gothic literary genre: religious fanaticism, forbidden desires, murder, grotesque characters and nightmarish landscapes. This course will be delivered over Zoom.

6 weeks

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The American Civil War and Reconstruction

An overview of the causes, carnage and conclusion of America’s bloodiest war; a war that still resonates in the headlines of today.

10 weeks

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10 weeks

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Nautical Women - Women Sailors and the Women of Sailor Towns

Author Rosemary Caldicott will be talking about the intriguing history of nautical women. These include stories of cross-dressing women who went to sea to earn a living and the mad, tragic and often funny consequences they encountered and endured.

one week

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The Consequences of the African Slave Trade on Women - The Story of the Disastrous Voyage of the

The true story of the slave ship Hannibal as told in the diary of its Captain, Thomas Phillips of Brecon. John Brown was a black woman found to be a soldier employed by the Royal African Company. As the events of her discovery unfold far more is disclosed about the 700 other people on board the ship

one week

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The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire - A Case Study of Bedminster Union Workhouse

The talk focuses on the draconian workhouse system that housed the vulnerable poor, and women and children. Rosemary will be examining the history of the workhouse by offering an illustrated talk based on evidence extracted from reports published at the time about the violent death of Hannah.

one week

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The British Empire: Rise and Fall

Spreading civilisation or capitalist exploitation? The controversies about our imperial past continue, but whatever your viewpoint it is a dramatic and important story which we will discuss in these eight weeks.

8 weeks

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Early Stuart England 1603-1660

We explore a turbulent era, in which the English fought a civil war, executed their King, endured Puritan military dictatorship - and then restored the dead King’s son.

10 weeks

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The Spanish Civil War and its implications for Contemporary Spain

The course will examine the origins and consequences of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), for the understanding of contemporary Spain.

12 weeks

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The 15th Century: Early Netherlandish Painting

Explore the art of the Northern Renaissance from Jan van Eyck's exquisite, jewel-like paintings to Hieronymus Bosch's bizarre world of monsters. The course will be delivered over Zoom.

5 weeks

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City of Art: Florence

Florence is the setting for the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance. An extraordinary flowering of the arts took place in the 15th century against a backdrop of turbulent politics. The course will be delivered over Zoom.

5 weeks

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Deutscher Filmklub - Deutsche Fernsehkrimis: Kultserie Tatort

Wir werden 3 Krimis aus dieser Kultserie ansehen und besprechen. Einführung und Hintergründe besprechen wir in der Zoom-klasse, sehen dann selber den kompletten Film zu Hause auf dem Computer an und diskutieren unsere Eindrücke in der nächsten Klasse.

3 weeks

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Italian Book Club

Leggeremo e discuteremo un libro in italiano che verra' scelto precedentemente al corso. Per partecipare a questo corso e' necessario avere un livello di italiano molto buono.

10 weeks

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Italian Day: Sicily - in English

This Italian Day offers the opportunity to explore the geography, history, art and traditions of Sicily, and to also taste typical dishes from this amazing island.

one week

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