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Please note we have used "courses" to broadly cover courses, lectures, exhibitions and any other single "experience", and that we only profile a small selection of courses from each provider. In doing so we hope that this will help you to discover where to explore for other similar courses, without having to wade through thousands of courses to find what you really want.

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Entry – typically the shortest courses where no prior knowledge of the subject is needed.
Explore – may be short, may be longer, but we assume that typically you have an existing interest in the topic and would like to know more, and are prepared to commit more time and perhaps pay a bit more.
Expert – we reserve this for the courses that are the most intensive, specialist in nature and perhaps comparatively more costly.


We have divided courses according to whether you can do them at home/where you want, or whether you have to go to a specific place.
In Person – you need to go to where the course is delivered.
Online – you do the course where you want


Many of us don’t realise that there is a lot of free material online, so we give you the option to choose if you only want to look at free “content”.

Gardens & Palaces of Lisbon and Sintra Tour

Join HF Holidays on an exciting new seven-day tour of the amazing restored palaces and beautiful gardens of Lisbon and Sintra. There’s an unparalleled blend of historic buildings and glorious gardens to delight in on this week-long foray into Portugal’s past. What are you waiting for? 

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Spring 2019 Tour of Baroque Rome & Renaissance Orvieto

Join Hotel Alphabet’s Marie-Anne Mancio in gorgeous Rome and Umbria for four days of fascinating Baroque and Renaissance art history. This is a small-group experience which prides itself on academic excellence, and going the extra mile for delighted guests…

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Sino-Japanese Interactions through Rare Books

If, like us, you are intrigued as to how Chinese culture was received and adapted by Japan, FutureLearn’s Sino-Japanese Interaction course will prove to be a really fascinating insight into the history of rare books in China and the development of Japanese culture. Suitable for literature lovers, historians and anyone with a special interest in Asia.

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Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City

Join this free, on-line course and visit Rome virtually to understand and interpret the archaeological ruins of this ancient city. Whether you are planning a trip to Rome or simply fascinated by its history – this is set to be an exciting exploration of the topography, architecture and enthralling past of the ancient Roman capital.

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Natural History: Browse the Collections

From butterflies and bugs to dinosaurs. A chance to explore any of 80 million items online for free in the World’s largest collection of this type. Whether for your personal interest, or to show a family relative what exists in the natural world. Why not browse a collection and then follow up with a visit to the Museum?

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