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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.
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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.
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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”.

Sinclair McKay: Bletchley Park Brain Teasers

Put your thinking cap on and challenge yourself to some of the trickiest riddles, mind-twisting puzzles and cryptic crosswords around, with Sinclair McKay’s Bletchley Park Brain Teasers. Join the man himself in brilliant Bath this spring.

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Francis Pryor: Paths to the Past

Delve into the hidden history of the British landscape with archaeologist Francis Pryor on a spring afternoon in beautiful Bath. Pryor, a Time Team regular and historian specialising in the Bronze and Iron Ages in Britain, has spent a lifetime discovering the tales told by the land in which we live.

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The Battle of Arnhem – Military historian Antony Beevor

Whether you’re a Bath local or venturing into town from further afield, the opportunity to hear legendary historian Antony Beevor discuss his latest work about the battle of Arnhem is one not to miss. ‘Arnhem’ takes readers into the heart of Allied Operation Market Garden, a disastrous 1944 airborne battle with lasting consequences.

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Artists’ Houses: The Holland Park Circle – Learn and Draw

Join artist and tutor Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, for a fabulous half-day Holland Park art history and painting workshop. Delve into the history of the famed nineteenth century Holland Park Circle – which included Lord Leighton and William Holman Hunt, amongst others – in the charming area of London which they made their own.

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‘Sappho to Suffrage’: women who dared

Marking the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, The Bodleian Libraries’ ‘Sappho to Suffrage’ exhibition showcases more than eighty highlights from the Libraries’ extensive archival collection.

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Aspects of West Country History

Expand your local knowledge through a fascinating day-long exploration of West Country history with Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard, experienced local and family historian. Pop to delightful Dillington House for a day of delving into the tales of characters, families and companies – both terrific and terrible – which have shaped the Dorset and Somerset that we know today.

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East Meets West: Art of the Islamic World – A Gallery Tour

Join one of Art History UK’s expert guides for a ninety-minute stroll through the striking art of the Islamic world on display at the V&A. Frequent visitors are no doubt already aware of the wonders which await in the cavernous halls of this treasure trove of a gallery, but there is something very special in taking the time to marvel at magnificence with an expert guide and a like-minded little group.

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