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New course: Archaeology – Food and drink in the past

The course will examine the social, cultural and economic factors that have influenced consumption in the human past via a wide range of archaeological evidence from around the world. Dates:  Monday 4 June – 2 July 2018 Times:  10.00 am – 12.00 pm Number of weeks:  … Continue reading

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New Course: Introduction to Astronomy

The dark nights of winter and spring provide an excellent opportunity to get to know the stars and planets on view. In this introductory course, we will learn how to recognise these and find out about the fascinating objects found … Continue reading

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New course: Russian History

The course will examine the factors which changed a small principality based in the settlement of Kiev into a super-power dominating two continents. It will show the importance of the country’s links with Western Europe and at the same time … Continue reading

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New Course: Archaeology – Treasures of the Midlands

You may have heard of Tutankhamun’s tomb and Pompeii, but did you know there have been some amazing discoveries made right on your doorstep? From the coins of the Hallaton Hoard to the Saxon gold of the Staffordshire Hoard and … Continue reading

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Free Taster Sessions

We are running a number of free taster sessions as part of Adult Festival of Learning (used to be called Adult Learners’ week) at the Newarke Houses Museum,  The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY from Monday 12 June 2017 – Saturday … Continue reading

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New Course: The Family at War: family history and the Home Front 1914-18

Family and social history on the WW1 home front, each session reflects on how your family might have been affected. We consider the politics, home economics and sheer terror of the period.  A course for those with an interest in … Continue reading

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