Century studies

Each course provides an in-depth insight into how a certain century influenced both today’s society and the events of the time. Delve into a specific topic and analyse the effects the events surrounding it had on previous ideas and later trends. From great composers to the rise and fall of empires, discover the periods of history that have made us who we are today.

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  1. Elizabeth to Enlightenment, Donne to Dryden: poetry of England

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How did English poets respond to the spiritual, political and social upheaval that characterised this extraordinary entury? Among many others, we shall consider Donne’s anguish, Herbert’s devotion, Milton’s majesty, Rochester’s licentiousness and Dryden’s withering wit. Tutor: Peter Brennan.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Bach the Baroque master

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    J S Bach's music, with its unity of freedom and fixity, stands at the peak of the baraque period and has been a constant source of inspiration for other composers. Explore Bach's life, works and rich legacy. No previous musical

    knowledge necessary. [Note: No class session on 01 June 2018]. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. 17th century Europe: religion, power and change

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Europe in the 17th century: religion, money, power, scientific revolution - from devastating religious wars and economic crisis to a period of development, combining money and power. The approach to topic is informed by the definition of history as a way of thinking as well as by cultural history and the history of ideas.

    NOTE: further details about the course content to follow in mid-January 2018.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Bacon & Galileo: Science as domination?

    Course Date: Sat 16 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    According to 20th C. philosophers Husserl and Adorno & Horkheimer, the legacy of Bacon and Galileo is a combination of experiment, mathematics and technology which results in the domination of nature with many untoward consequences. Is this fair? Tutor: John Goff.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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