New Course begins 16th May

The Classics:

An Introduction to the Literature of Greece and Rome

Schedule of Sessions:

Week 1. Homer: The Iliad

Week 2. Homer: The Odyssey

Week 3. Hesiod: Theogony and Works and Days

Week 4. Apollonius: Argonautica

Week 5. Aeschylus: The Oresteia

Week 6. Euripides and Aristophanes

Week 7. Virgil: The Aeneid

Week 8. Catullus and Lucretius

Week 9. Horace and Ovid

Week 10. Juvenal and Martial

Sessions will be held 2.00 – 4.00 on Thursdays in the Social Room at Guppy’s Enterprise Club.  Course Price: £52



New Course Begins 10th January 2019

An Age of Improvement:

Industry and Society 1750 – 1900

Schedule of Sessions:

Week 1: Early Industry

Week 2: Wedgwood and the Pottery Business

Week 3: The Railway Revolution

Week 4: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Week 5: Politics and Poverty

Week 6: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Week 7: The Great Gun-Maker: Lord Armstrong

Week 8: American Pioneers

Week 9: Joseph Paxton and the Great Exhibition

Week 10: Mid-Victorianism

10 Sessions. Thursdays 2.00 – 4.00, The Social Room, Guppy’s Enterprise Club

Price: £52


New Course Begins 20th September

In Search of England: The Making of the English Landscape


Session 1 After the Ice

Session 2 Bronze Age Britain

Session 3 Roman and Iron Age Britain

Session 4 Anglo-Saxon Settlement

Session 5 1066 and All That

Session 6 Tudor to Georgian

Session 7 Country Houses

Session 8 The Enclosures

Session 9 Industrial Landscapes

Session 10 New Towns

Thursday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00; The Social Room, Guppy’s Enterprise Club

Price:  £52

New Course Begins on Thursday 24th May

Great Cities of the World

Explore the History, Art and Culture of 10 the World’s Greatest Cities

Schedule of Sessions:

24 May: Istanbul

7 June: Vienna

14 June: Paris

21 June: Athens

28 June: Beijing

5 July: Moscow

12 July: New York

19 July: Delhi

26 July: Prague

2 August: Rome

Location:  Guppy’s Enterprise Club, Nunnery Lane.  The Social Room

Cost:  £50

New course begins Thursday 21st September 2017

The Birth of Europe  

Explore Europe’s Stone Age and Bronze Age Cultures

Session Titles:

Week 1:  The First Europeans

Week 2:  Western Prehistory to the rise of the Beaker Folk

Week 3:  The Ancient Aegean

Week 4:  The Urnfield Culture

Week 5:  From the Terramare Culture to Etruscan Italy

Week 6:  Bronze Age Britain

Week 7:  Prehistoric Iberia and the Atlantic Bronze Age

Week 8:  The Nordic Bronze Age

Week 9:  The Greek Bronze Age

Week 10: The Coming of the Iron Age

There will be a half-term break, the date of which will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Further details:

A 10 week course beginning Thursday 21st September,  2.00 – 4.00

Location: The Social Room, Guppy’s Enterprise Club; Price: £50

Students may find the following texts useful:

Chris Scarre (ed.), The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies, (London, 2005)

Timothy Darvill, Prehistoric Britain, (London, 1987)

Barry Cunliffe, Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC – AD 1000

New Course Begins Thursday 27 April

The Prime Ministers

Thursday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00; Venue – The Social Room, Guppy’s Enterprise Club; Price £50

Schedule of Sessions:

27 April – Walpole and the Whig Supremacy

4 May – Lord North and the loss of the American Colonies

11 May – Pitt the Younger and the War with France

18 May – The Liverpool Administration

25 May – Earl Grey and the Reform Bill

8 June – Early Victorian Prime Ministers

15 June – The Era of Palmerston

22 June – Gladstone and Disraeli

29 June – Lord Salisbury and the Age of Empire

6 July – Liberal Britain