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Appreciating the Romantics – Poets of Revolution and Revolutionary Poets View details

Introduction to the study of poetry. Initial exploration of the social background and Romantic theories of poetry, supported by reading and discussion of a few examples of poetry written in the period before 1798. Detailed exploration of: some of Blake’s shorter lyrics; a number of Wordsworth's shorter Lyrical Ballads and extracts from his Preface, 'Tintern Abbey', 'Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood', sonnets, 'The Prelude'; Coleridge's ideas about the Imagination, extracts from 'The Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan'; Keats - extracts from letters, extracts from 'The Eve of St. Agnes', sonnets, short lyrics, Odes including 'To a Nightingale', 'On a Grecian Urn', 'To Autumn'; Shelley - extracts from political pamphlets, 'A Defence of Poetry' and 'Queen Mab'; 'The Mask of Anarchy', Sonnets, 'Ode to a Skylark, 'Ode to the West Wind'; Byron - a few short lyrics, Preface to 'Don Juan' and extracts.

Arabic for Beginners View details

A lively interactive course designed to introduce non-native speakers to Modern Standard Arabic

Arabic for beginners View details

This course is suitable for those who have little or previous Arabic skills and knowledge. You will build up a strong foundation of the language structure and understanding of the Arabic culture. You will learn the Arabic alphabet and how to initiate simple social interaction and exchange information. Which will include being able to ask for directions understand information given to them from a native Arabic speaker recognise road signs ,learn Arabic numbers time and daily routine .

Arabic for Intermediate View details

An Arabic language course aimed at non-native speakers who are able to read the Arabic Script and have some basic knowledge of grammar

Arabic Language for Beginners 2 View details

The course is suitable for those who have little or no previous Arabic skills or knowledge It will help you to build up a strong foundation of the language structure and understanding of the Arabic culture

Archaeological Conundrums Part 1 View details

The first half of the course will look at the archaeology of the Maya, an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America. We shall look at the development of culture particularly during the Classic period, c.250-900AD/CE - this will include temples at Tikal, royal tombs at El Peru Waka, and the City at Copan. Other topics for analysis will be coastal and Marine archaeology where tides, and underwater currents can present particular problems, and how archaeologists can find out about what people wore and how textile/leather industries affect the environment around these specialist centres.

Archaeology View details

Would you like to find out more about archaeology from around the world? Would you like to find out a more about what archaeologists do? This course will provide an introduction to Archaeology using a range of evidence from across the globe. In this session, discuss some of the terms and processes commonly used, and from our classroom investigate a variety of archaeological sites, some of which may be familiar, some not so well known!

Archaeology - Anglo-Saxon Britain View details

We will look at the situation in Late Roman Eastern Britain, the Saxon migrations, the culture of the migrants - burial, place names, occupation sites, artefacts and the re-introduction of Christianity, using archaeological and historical sources.

Archaeology of Food View details

What did our ancestors eat and why? Examine the social, cultural and economic factors that have influenced consumption in the human past via a wide range of archaeological evidence from around the world. Investigate not just what past peoples ate, but how they acquired and prepared their food, as well as dietary taboos and luxuries. No formal requirements; everyone welcome and no previous knowledge assumed

Archaeology of the Human Journey View details

We will journey from the deep past into the present as we examine our human origins. Along the way we will examine ancestors such as ‘Lucy’, ‘Peking Man’ and the Neanderthals, and discuss how humans have spread across the globe. Everyone welcome; no previous knowledge assumed.