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  • Erotica

    This short course will introduce you to the history of erotica. You will look at periods of history from Ancient Rome and Greece through to the internet age. You will be able to explore the reasons for particular representations and how these were interpreted by society at large. During trips to London, you will be able to explore these differences and discuss the development of each form. Topics will also include the laws governing this form of expression and how groups have campaigned for and against this freedom of expression. The course includes two trips to the National Gallery. Costs of travel and entrance fees are not included in the course fees.

    Full Fee: £180.00
    60+ Fee: £135.00
    Concessionary Fee: £90.00

  • History of Design – Elsie de Wolfe

    You will discover interesting facts about Elsie de Wolfe, she was an author of “The House in Good Taste” which was influential at the time. She was an actress and an interior decorator and often referred to as America’s first decorator.

    Full Fee: £30.00
    60+ Fee: £23.00
    Concessionary Fee: £15.00

  • History of Design – William Morris

    You will discover interesting facts about William Morris, who was one of the 19th century’s most famous names. He was an author, designer and craftsman famous for furniture, fabrics, stained glass and wallpaper.

    Full Fee: £30.00
    60+ Fee: £23.00
    Concessionary Fee: £15.00

  • Know your Roots – Beginners’ Genealogy

    This is a beginners’ course for those who are interested in their family origins and finding long lost relatives. Discover online sources of useful information for tracing your family history, along with tips and hints on where to search. This six session course is delivered over a 12 week period to allow for independent research off site.

    Full Fee: £80.00
    60+ Fee: £60.00
    Concessionary Fee: £40.00

  • Things That Go Bump in the Night

    This short course will introduce several of the world’s ghost stories and encourage discussion of the world of the paranormal. You will be able to explore different ideas and thoughts related to the subject while encountering stories including animals in the Tower and legionnaires marching through cellars.

    Full Fee: £120.00
    60+ Fee: £90.00
    Concessionary Fee: £60.00

  • Where Did That Come From?

    This short course will introduce you to expressions used in everyday life and trace their history. For example, why do we say rooms are too small to swing a cat? You will be able to explore the topic while enjoying anecdotes and famous words.

    Full Fee: £180.00
    60+ Fee: £135.00
    Concessionary Fee: £90.00

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