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2019 SUMMER TERM - MORNINGS (10-12 unless otherwise stated)

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1XEC10C18 Economics in the News Monday AM 10wks from 29 Apr
2XFW10C18 The First World War Seen Through Others’ Eyes Tuesday AM 10wks from 30 April
Discuss2 Discussion Group Wednesday AM From 1 May
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3XMD10C18 Herman Melville (1819-1891) and Moby-Dick (1851) Wednesday AM 10wks from 1 May
3WC10C18 Watercolour for Complete Beginners Wednesday AM 10wks from May 1
4XLD10C18 Life & Death in Roman Britain Thursday AM 10wks from 2 May
4XFM10B18 Flowers! From Medieval to Modern Thursday AM 10wks from 2 May
4XTL10C18 Trees in Landscape and Culture Moved to Spring term      
4XST05C18 Samuel Taylor Coleridge Thursday AM 5wks from 2 May
4XWW05C18 William Wordsworth Thursday AM 5wks from 13 Jun
5PO10C18 Poetry Friday AM 10wks from 3 May
5XMA10C18 Music Appreciation: The Mature Person's Guide to the Orchestra Friday AM 10wks from 3 May

2019 SUMMER TERM - Lunchtimes (12.30-1.30pm)

5GB08C18 German Absolute Beginners Friday lunchtime 8wks from 3 May

2019 SUMMER TERM - AFTERNOONS (2-4pm unless otherwise stated)

1XHG05C18 The Holy Grail Monday PM 5wks from 29 April
1XGM05C18 The Green Man Monday PM 5wks from 17 Jun
1XDI10C18 Design Icon IV (1.45pm) Monday PM 10wks from 29 Apr
2XGC10C18 Great Contemporary Moral Issues Tuesday PM 10wks from 30 Apr
2XGN05C18 The Mechanics of Motion: The Discoveries of Galileo and Newton Tuesday PM 4wks from 30 Apr
2XWE10C18 What Exactly is Art? Tuesday PM 10wks from 30 Apr
3XAP05C18 Angels & Phantoms: Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies Wednesday PM 5wks from 1 May
3XWT05C18 Script Reading Shakespeare:The Winter’s Tale Wednesday PM 5wks from 12 June
3XVE10C18 The Victorian Era Wednesday PM 10wks from 1 May
3XFS10C18 European Film Studies Wednesday PM 10wks from 1 May
3XST10C18 The Stuarts Wednesday PM 10wks from 1 May
4XAA10C18 Art, Architecture and Society in the 18th Century Thursday PM 6wks from 6 Jun
4XCN10C18 Selected Contemporary Novels Thursday PM 10wks from 2 May
4XAR08C18 The Age of Reason - Britain 1700-1837 Thursday PM 8wks from 2 May
5XBE10C17 How the Rise & fall of the British Empire affected the Colonies/Countries in that Empire Friday PM 10wks from 3 May
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Unless otherwise stated, morning classes start at 10am and afternoon classes at 2pm. Most courses last 2 hours with a tea or coffee break. Lunches are available every day.

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