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  • London’s Historic Public Houses

    The course covers the history of famous London’s public houses. Some were around before Shakespeare; others are comparatively recent Victorian additions, but all have fascinating stories and tales to tell. Venture down back streets and alleyways to discover the historic facts about the building and their famous patrons, such as Charles Dickens & Samuel Pepys. The course will include five trips to London to view historic areas including the Docklands, the Southbank, Knightsbridge and the City of London. The costs of travel and any beverages purchased are not included within the course fees.

    Full Fee: £195.00
    60+ Fee: £147.00
    Concessionary Fee: £100.00

  • Native Americans

    This short course will provide you with an opportunity to explore the lives and history of the native tribes of North America, particularly those living on the plains. You will look briefly at the effects upon native peoples of the westward movement of settlers and the attitude of the US government/people. The course will introduce several famous characters including Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Custer and Sacagewea. Topics will include the Little Big Horn battle, the role of women in society and how native peoples saw the world around them.

    Full Fee: £169.00
    60+ Fee: £127.00
    Concessionary Fee: £85.00

  • The Western Front World War I

    This short introductory course will allow you to develop an understanding of the First World War’s Western Front. You will look at trench warfare including the dangers faced in both attack and defence. New technologies will be introduced and their uses discussed. The popular view of the Western Front will also be introduced allowing learners to identify some of the myths associated with the war as a whole.

    Full Fee: £118.00
    60+ Fee: £89.00
    Concessionary Fee: £59.00