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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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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”.

Art History of St Petersburg (and optional Moscow) 2018

Dreaming of delving under the glittering domes of the art history of St Petersburg, or the opulent interiors of Moscow’s greatest galleries? There can surely be no more fabulous way to do so than in the company of Hotel Alphabet’s excellent little team.

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Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

Who owns art? How can we protect it? Delve into the underbelly of the art world through this thrilling three-week online antiquities trafficking course which will explore how art is stolen, trafficked, found and returned.

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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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Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest

A cultural trip to Oxford would not be complete without a visit to see an exhibition at The Bodleian Library – in particular we recommend visiting the Weston Library’s Shikshapatri manuscript which is being uniquely displayed among the 21 pairs of artefacts from the Bodleian’s extensive archival collection.

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Soho Soirée – Valentine’s Day Special: A Walking Tour

Take a gentle evening walk and raise your heartbeat on this Soho cultural tour – a Valentine’s Day Special. Starting in Soho Square with an expert guide, amble along cobbled streets and tiny alleyways, tracing the tales of the fascinating figures who lived and worked in this thriving area.

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Extended Tour – Explore the Bodleian Reading Rooms

A ninety minute, expertly guided tour of the historic reading rooms at the Bodleian Libraries that begins in the medieval library of Duke Humfrey’s, including Selen End. Further reading rooms to be visited include Radcliffe Camera, Convocation Court, Chancellor’s Court, Upper Reading Room and the 15th-century Divinity School.

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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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Lunchtime Lecture Series

Explore the stunning National Portrait Gallery for free, and attend one of the Lunchtime Lectures for the price of a coffee. A chance to really gain an insight into a particular part of history through the prism of one or more individuals. Add some extra intrigue to your Thursdays.

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