HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS CLASSES

ANCIENT HISTORY (new)

Wed 1.30-3.30pm
Kevin Harrison: 0161 432 3710 or 07542 227 246 or kh27@open.ac.uk  

Autumn Term (12 weeks)

BRINgING THE ANCIENT WORLD TO LIFE
PART 1

Women, motherhood, children; juvenile delinquency and growing old in Ancient Greece & Rome. How like us – and how different – their lives!  We investigate slavery and democracy in Greece and Rome, book publishing and ‘best-sellers’; gladiators and the Roman games; police work in Roman times.  ‘Greece and Rome’ was more than philosophers and mad emperors….find out how much more!

spring term (12 weeks)

Biblical Mysteries:  Archaeology & Ancient History in the Bible

Summer Term (8 weeks)

Bringing the Ancient World to Life: Part 2

For details of Terms 2 and 3 watch out for new flyers and the O&A website.

 

LOCAL HISTORY

Thurs 10.30am–12.30pm
Chris Makepeace: 01663 763346

Life in Manchester 1750 – 1914

With the adaptation of steam power to drive machinery, Manchester began to expand in terms of size and population.  Manchester’s industrialisation attracted thousands to the town, from both home and abroad.  This course aims to examine the living and social conditions in Manchester and what was done to help those who fell by the wayside.  A detailed outline of this course can be found on www.makepeaceonline.co.uk

 

Social and Political Issues

Mon 3.15pm-5.15pm

Alan Sennett: 0161 438 0309

Tutor-led discussion of current affairs. Spring and Summer Terms only.

WHAT'S IN THE PAPERS?

Tues 1.30pm–3.30pm

Chris Waters:
chriswa99@yahoo.co.uk

Weekly class discussion led by the tutor on what is in the news.

WORLD CINEMA

Fri 7.00pm–9.30pm (fortnightly)  Alan Sennett:
0161 438 0309

This series of 5 sessions, each 21⁄2 hours long, shows examples of world cinema, with tutor-led introductions and discussion. 

 




OPPORTUNITIES & ACTIVITIES Registered Charity Number 1154258
2b Wellington Road Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6EQ