Zooming Through the Past Season 9

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

Tuesdays: 8th June – 29th June 2021

 

Session 1: Tuesday 8th June 1.30-3.30pm

Burning issues

Priestley, Phlogiston and Lavoisier − burning issues of the day –  Bob Callow

Manchester Professors Part 1: David Olusoga and race in Britain –  Mike Milligan

 

Session 2: Tuesday 15th June 1.30-3.30pm

1066 and All That

Harald Hardrada before Stamford Bridge – Birgitta Hoffmann

The 3 Battles of 1066: Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Senlac Hill – Tim Cockitt

 

Session 3: Tuesday 22nd June 1.30-3.30pm

Eyes on the Prize: American Civil Rights                                                         

Little Rock: the battle for school desegregation – Creina Mansfield

Songs of Civil Rights 1963-64 – Steve Millward

 

Session 4: Tuesday 29th June 1.30-3.30pm 

George Orwell and Graham Greene as Wartime Propagandists

Orwell at the BBC –  Alan Sennett

Men at Work: Writers at the Ministry of Information during WW2 – Creina Mansfield

  

Wednesdays – 9th June – 30th June 2021

 

Session 1:  Wednesday 9th June 1.30-3.30pm

 Difficult Neighbours

Trying to impress a queen: How to be a good Scottish neighbour to Queen Victoria – Birgitta Hoffmann

Laos 1962-1975 – The CIA’s Secret War – Martin Jervis

 

Session 2: Wednesday 16th June 1.30-3.30pm

Perceptions of the Other

Anglo-Chinese Relations 1793-1860: From diplomacy to war – Alan Sennett

Manchester Professors Part 2: Gary Younge and race in the US – Mike Milligan

 

Session 3: Wednesday 23rd June 1.30-3.30pm

 Britain and the Bomb

“A bloody Union Jack on top of it”. Britain’s nuclear deterrent – Andrew Jones

From independence to dependence: Skybolt to Polaris – Kevin Harrison

 

Session 4: Wednesday 30th June 1.30-3.30pm

 Disruptive Visitors

Dr John Dee. Court Astrologer to Elizabeth I, and the strangest man to ever live in Manchester – Tim Cockitt

“Over paid, over sexed, and … here” Railway navvies and their lifestyle – Kevin Harrison

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.
£20 4 60

Wednesdays:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£20 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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