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We offer a fantastic range of history courses, from local history to world history -all exploring a diverse and exciting range of themes. Our specialist tutors are history experts and enthusiasts and you will study with a wide range of students with different perspectives and ideas. No qualifications are necessary – we welcome everyone. (Please note that areas of historical focus will vary from term to term.)

"Whatever happened to Leicester's History?" View details

We will be looking at Leicester at various stages of its history and trying to understand why, walking around the town today, so little of this has been preserved. Starting with Roman times through to the "modernisation" vogue during the 1960s and 70s we will attempt to build up a picture of what has vanished over the centuries and also try to establish reasons for this apparently blatant disregard for the town's heritage. We will also try to build up some mental "snapshots" of the town at various stages in its development and recent study moves to place a lot more emphasis on the town's past.

10 British people who made history View details

This ten week course is about ten randomly selected individuals from the history of the British Isles that have left their mark on the historical development of the UK. The figures we will consider along with their qualities are: Boudicca, Edward I, Tyndale, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, Nelson, Wellington, Aneurin Bevan, Churchill, and Thatcher.

A History of India View details

The course will begin by looking closely at the affairs of northern India and make some assessment of the continuation of the Gurjara Rajput dynasties. We will analyse the character of the other regional kingdoms across India by the same period, including the emergence of Hoysala empire of the southern Deccan, the Kakatiya dynasty and the continuation and eventual decline of the Chalukya dynasties. We will also go on to look at the continuation, expansion and final decline of the Chola of the Tamil south, looking in detail at their administration and reasons for their extended prosperity. We will also consequently consider why no dynasty was able to create a single hegemony across the subcontinent, before making some detailed assessment of the emergence and importance of the Sultanate of Delhi and the subsequent later evolution of Hinduism, temple patronage as well as a sustained cultural Indian influence across the wider region of south-east Asia.

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a series of short walks for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Tuesday afternoons, 2.00-4.00pm for 5 weeks from 23 April to 21 May 2018 with the first session being held at Wincobank Undenominational Chapel, Wincobank Avenue, S5 6BB. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a series of short walks for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Thursday evenings, 18.00-20.00 for 5 weeks from 25 April to 23 May 2018 with the first session being held at Wincobank Undenominational Chapel, Wincobank Avenue, S5 6BB. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a second series of short summer walks for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Tuesday afternoons, 2.00-4.00pm for 5 weeks from 4 June to 2 July 2018 with the first session being held at Abbeyfield Park House, 187 Burngreave Rd, Sheffield S3 9DL. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course or email brian.holmshaw@btinternet.com for course content.

A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands View details

Brian Holmshaw is leading a second series of short summer walks for the WEA called A History of Sheffield Parks and Woodlands. It will suit beginners and people building on existing knowledge. The five sessions will each investigate a different park or wood in the city through site visit. Thursday evening, 18.00-20.00 for 5 weeks from 6 June to 4 July 2018 with the first session being held at Abbeyfield Park House, 187 Burngreave Rd, Sheffield S3 9DL. Book on http://www.wea.org.uk/find-course or email brian.holmshaw@btinternet.com for course content.

A History of the English House View details

The ways in which houses both grand and humble have been built and lived in have greatly changed since Tudor times. This course will examine how. 1. Introduction, Tudor Houses. 2. Stuart Houses, changes in style and material. 3. Life in Stuart Houses; Comfort, Cooking and Sanitation. 4. Georgian Houses in Town and Country. 5. Life in Georgian Houses; Consumers and Style. 6. Victorian Houses, Modern Materials and Old Styles. 7. Life in Victorian Houses; Comfort, Cooking and Sanitation. 8. Early 20th Century Houses; Semis and Suburbia.

A Taste of History View details

Have you ever wondered what frumenty was, or what Roman Army bread was like? What happened when potatoes arrived in Britain? How important was the invention of baking powder? Do you call the mid-day meal lunch or dinner, and why? We will explore how the food on our plate, and the ways we eat it, has changed over time. Each session will focus on a particular period of history and as part of the session we will cook a key dish together to illustrate - and illuminate - how people cooked and ate at the time. Students can join in the practical cooking as much or as little as they wish and no previous experience is necessary.

Age of Romanticism: History, Art & Culture 1780 - 1830 View details

This thematically led course considers key examples of arts and culture in the 18th century. Taking as a connecting theme the styles of the Romantic period, we will explore Europe's cultural landscape. Sessions will include Napoleonic France, English landscape painters, and romanticism in literature.