Forgotten Women in History

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If you have ever wondered what all the women were doing when the men were conquering the world or inventing things, here's a chance to find out. Taking a thematic rather than a chronological approach you will learn about some of the forgotten women of history; the artists, the scientists, the visionaries, the sports women, the women who took on men at their own game and many more. We will also consider why these women have been forgotten and what should be done to redress the balance. This course is 4 hours in duration, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon with a half hour lunch break at lunch time. There is a cafe in the building where snacks and hot drinks can be purchased at an additional cost.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to honour the women who deserve to be honoured by history but have been largely forgotten. The course will also allow opportunities to debate the need to redress the balance between the sexes in our history books.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • share your knowledge of the figures from history you have now encountered
  • explain your own views on why women's role in history has been forgotten
  • debate issues around the value of history and the historical record
  • have the opportunity to learn about fascinating women through the centuries

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This course is 4 hours long with an additional half hour lunch break. There is a cafe in the building where hot drinks and snacks can be purchased.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Forgotten Women in History

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