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Programme for 2015

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Oxford Experience 2015

5 July - 15 August


This is a preview - courses will not be open for registration until September

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Week one: 5 – 11 July

William Shakespeare and his World - Janet Dickinson
The Black Death - Trevor Rowley

The Georgian Home - Antony Buxton
The City of Oxford, 1850-1914 - Liz Wooley
The Birth of Europe - David Beard
Napoleon : Britain's Most Dangerous Enemy - Chris Danizger
Oxford Murder - Michael Harrison
Royalty, Rivalry and Revolt: Georgian England and the American Revolution - Kate Watson
The Challenges of War: Life in Britain 1914-1918 - Annette Mayer
Sacred Landscapes, Holy Places in Medieval Britain - Robin Gibbons
The Great Families of Britain - Martin Stiles

Week two: 12 – 18 July

The Forgotten Tudors: Edward, Jane and Mary - Janet Dickinson
George Eliot's Middlemarch - Val Dodd
Under the Dreaming Spires: Oxford as seen through the novel - Michael Harrison
The Age of Winston Churchill - Michael Redley
Fiction and Biographies of the First World War - Paul Quinn
The Hundred Years War - Glenn Richardson
Were there Celts in Britain? The Iron age Archaeology of Britain - Scott McCracken
Crusade, Heresy and Inquisition 1095-1300 - Michael Sibly
The English Castle from William the Conqueror to Cromwell - Trevor Rowley
Political Philosophy: Fundamental Questions - James Panton
Creative Writing: Page Fright and how to overcome it - Morag Joss

Week three: 19 – 25 July

Cathedrals of Britain - James Bond
From Bismarck to Hitler - Chris Danziger
The Novelist and the City - Val Dodd
Colleges of Oxford - Julian Munby
Britain, America and Maritime Supremacy - John Harris
Moral Philosophy - Rachel Paine
History of the English Language - Julia Cresswell
English Country Houses - Nick Doggett
Francis 1 of France, Renaissance Monarch - Glenn Richardson
Italian Opera from Peri to Puccini - Jonathan Darnborough/Claire-Louise Lucas

Week four: 26 – 1 August

Jane Austen's people in their places: "Northanger Abbey" and "Mansfield Park" - Val Dodd
The Battle of Britain Revisited - Rikky Rooksby
Ballet Russes: The Total Artistic Experience - Gillie McNeill
The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Tocqueville, Mill, Hegel, Marx, Durkheim and Weber
- James Panton
The Wars of the Roses - Glenn Richardson
The Screaming Spires: Oxford Criminality in Fact and Fiction - Kees Windland
The Cotswolds! Past, Present and Future - Mike Breakell
Beethoven - his life and music - Jonathan Darnborough/Claire-Louise Lucas
Churches and Chapels of Oxford - Kate Tiller
Their Finest Hour: the BBC at war 1939-45 - Tim Barrett

Week five: 2 - 8 August

Night-Ride and Sunrise: From Symbolist to Modernist, 1880-1930 - Rikky Rooksby
Scandal in the Family: five Victorian novels and representations of the family - Sara Zondrozny
Shakespeare's London through different eyes - what other arts and artists tell us - Julia Cresswell
British Spies in Fact and Fiction 1900-2015 - Kees Windland
Images of War - Mark Radford
Human Memory and the Brain - Gillie McNeill
The Making of England: Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans - David Beard
Creative Writing for all - Elizabeth Garner
Understanding the Cosmos - Tim Barrett
Queens of Ancient Egypt - Michael Duigan

Week six: 9 - 15 August

Mary Queen of Scots - Janet Dickinson
Cotswold Towns - Trevor Rowley
Beatles, Popular Music and 60s Britain - Rikky Rooksby
Philosophy of Art - Andrea Lechler
Ireland's Troubled Past - Mark Radford
Capability Brown and all that - the 18th century English Landscape Garden - Richard Bisgrove
The Architecture and Archaeology of Medieval Churches - David Beard
Upstairs, Downstairs in the English Country House - Gail Bent
The Modernist Revolution in Britain: from Forster to Woolf, Sickert to Bomberg - Henry Mead
Alice's Adventures in Oxford - Edward Wakeling









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