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Residential Weekend Courses - Bookings open

We're delighted to announce our new series of Weekend Courses.

Designed for all audiences, with both residential and non-residential places available, our courses offer the opportunity to learn from some of our finest academics in the inspirational setting of Madingley Hall.

Over the course of each weekend there will be plenty of opportunity to get to know your tutor and fellow students, take part in lively classroom discussion and explore the beautiful landscaped gardens.

21-23 January 2022

Sun lords: the Inca and Aztec empires - Dr Nicholas James
Reading Classical Latin: The flight from Troy - Dr Christine Spillane
The Return of History: the Liberal World Order in retreat - Sir Tony Brenton

28-30 January 2022

Reading Classical Greek: Sophocles, Trachiniae: Part I - Dr Janet Watson
Joyce's Ulysses - Dr Jenny Bavidge et al
Capability Brown and Thomas Gainsborough: nature as art or art as nature - Caroline Holmes

11-13 February 2022

A quest for freedom: Romantic Opera based on the works of Schiller and Scott - Dr Robert Letellier
Discovering the medieval world through the writing of the Gawain-poet - Dr Scott Annett 
The essentials of building an international business strategy - Dr Sooter Nomhwange 

11-13 March 2022

The French Royal court, 1450-1789: art, architecture and life - Dr Sarah Pearson
The frontiers of astronomy, 2022 - Dr Robin Catchpole
An introduction to the foundations of Islam and to medieval Islamic philosophy - Dr Karim Esmail

8-10 April 2022

Creating innovative ideas - Andrew Hatcher
Transforming society? Politics, economics and social policy - Dr Nigel Kettley
The medieval English hospital - Professor Carole Rawcliffe 

6-8 May 2022

Art and the Tudors - Dr Christina Faraday
The German Romantic movement - Dr Robert Letellier
How technology is changing Africa - Jenny Thornton

17-19 June 2022

Texts that didn’t make it into the Bible - Dr Jane McLarty
Moonlight on Stonehenge and other stone circles - Professor David Jacques
Reading Classical Greek: Sophocles, Trachiniae: Part II - Anthony Verity

1-3 July 2022

Serving Queen and King: Sir Walter Raleigh and court politics in England, 1580-1620 - Dr Mark Nicholls
The geological history of Britain - Dr Peter Sheldon
French Baroque music - Dr David Ponsford


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