Zooming through the Past Season 8

THE EIGHTH SERIES OF LECTURES FROM THE MANCENT HISTORY AND LITERATURE TUTORS, DELIVERED THROUGH THE ONLINE CONFERENCE FACILITY ZOOM (HTTPS://ZOOM.US/)

Tuesdays: 20th April – 18th May 2021

 

Session 1: Tuesday 20th April 1.30-3.30pm

Infamy in the Eighteenth, fame in Nineteenth century

The York Buildings Water Company in Scotland.
An 18th century investment scandal –  Birgitta Hoffmann

The Battle of Waterloo, 1815 (A German Victory!) – Tim Cockitt

Session 2: Tuesday 27th April 1.30-3.30pm

 Serious Thinkers

Thomas Hobbes: “The Monster of Malmesbury” – Kevin Harrison

Linnaeus and Pandora’s Box – Bob Callow

Session 3: Tuesday 4th May 1.30-3.30pm

Shanghai

 Britain and Shanghai, 1918-45 – Alan Sennett

Empire of the Sun: J. G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel – Creina Mansfield

Session 4: Tuesday 11th May 1.30-3.30pm

The Unification of Italy

Il Risorgimento – Andrew Jones

Giuseppe Verdi – Steve Millward

Session 5: Tuesday 18th May 1.30-3.30pm:
Insights into African History

The History of Kenya – Tim Cockitt

Karl Mauch: The Discovery of Great Zimbabwe – Kevin Harrison

 

Wednesdays – 21st April – 19th May 2021

 Session 1:  Wednesday 21st April 1.30-3.30pm

Surviving Stalin 

Dmitri Shostakovich – Steve Millward

The Noise of Time, by Julian Barnes – Creina Mansfield

 

Session 2: Wednesday 28th April 1.30-3.30pm 

Mao and Red China

 Mao and the Communist Revolution, 1949-1976 – Andrew Jones

Mao and Nixon – Martin Jervis

 

Session 3: Wednesday 5th May 1.30-3.30pm 

Collectors and Painters

Hans Sloane, Chocolate and the British Museum – Bob Callow

Meaning and interpretation: Dutch Painting of the Golden Age – Mike Milligan

 

Session 4: Wednesday 12th May 1.30-3.30pm

 1950s Britain – Home and Abroad

 1950s Britain: It’s history – Mike Milligan

Iran 1953: Perfidious Albion – Alan Sennett

 

Session 5: Wednesday 19th May 1.30-3.30pm

End of Empire

The end of Roman Dacia; or when 20th-century politics does archaeology – Birgitta Hoffmann

The Handover of Hong Kong (1997) – Martin Jervis 

 

Booking

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 cour

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

ZOOM CODES

These are sent out the evening before each session (different codes for each individual session)  Please check your spam or junk mail if you don’t see them.

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: 
Tuesdays:

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

Wednesdays:

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

Here’s the information you need for payment:

For cheques:

Kevin Harrison, [kevkev.harrison@hotmail.co.uk]
26 Grange Avenue, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5HF

For BACs:
Account name: Kevin Harrison
Royal Bank of Scotland  Sort Code: 16-21-17  Account Number: 10172081

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