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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.

Delivery

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

Price

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”.

David Reynolds: The Kremlin Letters

Catch international historian David Reynolds discussing The Kremlin Letters in York this October, delving into the notes, letters and messages which flew between the so-called ‘Big Three’ during the Second World War.

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Kate Mosse – The Burning Chambers

Fans of celebrated writer Kate Mosse will leap at the chance to meet this marvellous writer in picturesque Henley-on-Thames this autumn. Kate Mosse will be discussing her latest highly anticipated historical novel, The Burning Chambers.

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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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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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World War 1 : A History in 100 Stories

There is still so much to learn about World War 1. Using newly released historical archives, this thought-provoking, emotive course commemorates the 2015 Anzac centenary through 100 stories – personal testimonies of ordinary people during an extraordinary time. Each week students will cover a different theme; from the psychological and physical effects of war, to the mobilisation of women and the often overlooked role of indigenous soldiers.

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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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