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Study specific historical figures, periods or events in detail. Eminent historians offer courses covering a wide range of themes in British, European and global history.

Day schools

7 March 2020
An introduction to Medieval and Early Modern towns Dr Ken Sneath and Dr Joanne Sear

18 April 2020
Great medieval philosophers Dr Karim Esmail

19 April 2020
Palaeography Dr Heather Falvey

17 May 2020
All my worldly goods: From Brass Pots to Clocks​ Dr Ken Sneath and Dr Joanne Sear

4 July 2020
Local Populations Dr Heather Falvey

17 October 2020
The ABC of philanthropy Liz Carter

12 December 2020
The medieval English hospital Professor Carole Rawcliffe

Residential Courses

7-9 February 2020
The Industrial Revolution Dr Samantha Williams

21-23 February 2020
Turbans and topis - the British in India Dr Seán Lang

6-8 March 2020
Charles II Dr David Smith

15-17 May 2020
The Scientific Revolution Piers Bursill-Hall

26-28 June 2020
Parliament and the Victorians Dr Seán Lang

7-9 August 2020
Britain in the 1960s Dr Colin Shindler

17-21 August 2020
The Silk Route Various

27-29 November 2020
Great Prime Ministers Dr Seán Lang

29-31 January 2021
Zulu and Boer wars Dr Seán Lang

12-14 March 2021
The Hollywood studios Dr Colin Shindler

16-18 April 2021
Out of the ashes: post-war Europe, 1945-65 Dr Andrew Lacey

16-18 July 2021
1521: the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs Dr Nicholas James

30 July-1 August 2021
Serving Queen and King: Sir Walter Raleigh and court politics in England, 1580-1620 Dr Mark Nicholls

Tuesday Courses

4 February 2020 - Morning
Baroque culture Dr Victoria Avery FSA & Dr Rodrigo Cacho

4 February 2020 - Afternoon
Baroque culture Evelyn Nallen & Dr Patricia Fara

10 March 2020 - Morning
18th-century culture Dr Louise Joy

10 March 2020 - Afternoon
18th-century culture Dr Matthew Bothwell & Dr Stefano Castelvecchi

12 May 2020 - Morning
19th-century culture Dr Ruth Abbott

12 May 2020 - Afternoon
19th-century culture Dr Chloe Valenti & Dr Hugh Hunt

19 May 2020 - Morning
The history and philosophy of happiness Dr Samantha Williams

9 June 2020 - Morning
20th- 21st-century culture Dr Jenny Bavidge

9 June 2020 - Afternoon
20th- 21st-century culture Timothy Watts

If you are interested in furthering your study in this subject area, please see our Award-bearing courses here our Online courses here and our International Summer Programme courses here.

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