Zooming through the Past

Season 4

A fourth series of lectures from the MANCENT history and literature tutors, delivered through the online conference facility Zoom (https://zoom.us/)

Tuesdays: 22nd September to 20th October 2020


Session 1:  22nd September 2020: 1.30-3.30pm


Ending the slave trade – Kevin Harrison

Ending slavery – Alan Sennett


Session 2: 29th September 2020: 1.30-3.30pm


The Book of Night Women by Marlon James –  Creina Mansfield

From cane to beet – sugar without slavery  – Bob Callow


Session 3: 6th October 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – Steve Millward

Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia in 1812 – Andrew Jones


Session 4: 13th October 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

Life in the Trenches in WWI – Tim Cockitt

Journey’s End (Sherriff) – Carla Leach


Session 5: 20th October 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

Swing in Europe – Steve Millward

Jazz under the Nazis – Alan Sennett


Wednesdays: 23rd September to 21st October 2020


Session 1: 23rd September 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

“The Philadelphia Convention-1787”  (Drafting the Constitution) – Andrew Jones

The US Supreme Court – Martin Jervis


Session 2: 30th September 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

Battle of Marston Moor, 1644 – Tim Cockitt

Between King and King: The ‘Interregnum’ of 1649-1660 – Kevin Harrison


Session 3: 7th October 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

1919 – Revolutionary Year – Alan Sennett

The Spartacist Rising – Tim Cockitt


Session 4: 14th October 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

The Albert Canal – Birgitta Hoffmann

Marie Curie – Bob Callow


Session 5: 21st October 2020: 1.30-3.30pm

Discovery of DNA – Andrew Jones

Einstein – 1905, The Year of Miracles – Dave Kissack


Virtual Learning Platform:   ZOOM

Price per Session: 

Given the nature of these sessions and the medium of delivery we are happy if people want to pay by the week or for the session(s) they are interested in.  Hence the flat charge of £5 per session.

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£5 n/a 4 60

Price for the Series: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£25 4 60


Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£25 4 60


We are running this on the same basis as the previous series.  If you are already on our mailing list there is no need for you to let us know, since we will just treat it as a continuation of the existing ZTP course.

If you have not attended the previous ZTP series, then please email Alan Sennett: a.sennett@open.ac.uk

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire