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FUTURE LECTURES

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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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THE FUTURE OF WORK: CHALLENGE AND POLICY RESPONSE
General Lectures

The Speaker is a former Chief Economist to the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva and his topic is of general interest covering the effect that advancement of new technology, computerised and robotic, is having in our work place today and into the future.

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THE ROMANESQUE PERIOD
History of Architecture

After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD there was no longer an obstacle to the great movement of people called the Goths around Europe. The Monastic orders and the Church flourished eventually producing the main examples of the Romanesque style some five hundred years later.

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PAST LIFE REGRESSION
Mind Body and Spirit

Past life regression has the potential to resolve many life issues. Hypnosis is used to go back in time to one’s earliest memories and also previous lives. Experiences that have formed the roots of current fears and phobias can be examined and often those fears will disappear. Physical problems can also be healed.

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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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MIDDLE EAST PART 3 - FROM ARAB SPRING UNTIL TODAY
General Lectures

Many members have already enjoyed Parts 1 and 2 of Ragnar’s lectures and this final one promises to be no exception. Ragnar’s work experience and overall interest in the region provides him with a wealth of knowledge of the area. On this occasion he will be focussing on the events following the Arab Spring.

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MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
Mind Body and Spirit
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THE FRENCH GOTHIC PERIOD
History of Architecture

The Gothic style is widespread and has beautiful examples in most cities around Europe. This presentation will indicate the technical achievements of the Gothic masons and how they broke away from the Classical tradition of Greece and Rome. A During this particular analysis of the period there will be an outline of the examples in its place of origin, France.

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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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SLAVERY AND THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE
British History
An analysis of the many aspects of this appalling trade, and the effect it had on British domestic and foreign policies. For further information or to reserve click
GREAT WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD THROUGH HISTORY
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THE BOER WAR
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VICTORIAN LONDON AND THE DAYS OF THE EMPIRE PART 1
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THE BARBARY CORSAIRS
THE BARBARY CORSAIRS - Pirates who roamed the Mediterranean and along the British coast. For further information or to reserve click
WORLD WAR TWO AND THE END OF THE PAX BRITANNICA
British History

A war the British did well to survive though a terrible price was paid. The event changed Britain from one of the world’s foremost powers to a second rank power

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THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES
British History

The closeness and importance of this relationship has always been disputed, and the question today is “Will it survive Trump?”

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BRITAIN AND OUR TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP WITH EUROPE
British History

Since the Reformation Britain has always been the ‘odd man out’ in Europe. This was improved over the last 44 years by being part of the EU. Now this country is in the process of retreating once again into Splendid Isolation.

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WORLD WAR ONE- THE CONFLICT FROM WHICH BRITAIN NEVER RECOVERED
British History

In 1914 Britain had largest empire, greatest naval power and also the greatest wealth of all the major nations. But all of this was shattered by the war and we never recovered from it economically, militarily, or diplomatically.

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THE STRUGGLE FOR FEMALE EMANCIPATION
British History

From the mid 19th century to 1928, showing how the emancipation gradually happened, the violent opposition to it, and the eventual success of it when Britain finally became a functioning democracy when the female half of the population were enfranchised.

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THE GROWTH OF THE EMPIRE, FORMAL AND INFORMAL, 1783-1914
British History

An analysis showing how it developed, the challenges if had to face, and the effect both the formal empire and the ‘informal empire’ on Britain’s role in the world.

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FROM OLIGARCHY TO DEMOCRACY, THE ROAD TO REFORM, 1815-1928
British History

How British society changed from an agrarian oligarchy to a modern democratic state, what challenges the reformers had to face, and how they were able to succeed.

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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
British History

A balanced view of the American Revolution (by the presenter who has lectured on the subject in the U.K. and the U.S) but largely from a European perspective rather than an American patriotic one.

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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
British History

An analysis of how technical innovation, combined with population growth and financed out of the money paid out to ex-slave owners, brought about the greatest change ever in human society.

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JOHN WESLEY AND THE CIVILISING OF THE ENGLISH
British History

How Wesley and the Methodists changed the ‘wild men’ of Europe into industrious, God-fearing folk and how important this was to the Industrial Revolution. Without them it might not have succeeded.

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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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THE GOTHIC PERIOD IN ENGLAND AND WESTERN EUROPE
History of Architecture

The Gothic style is widespread and has beautiful examples in most cities around Europe. This presentation will indicate the technical achievements of the Gothic masons and how they broke away from the Classical tradition of Greece and Rome. Regional characteristics developed as the style expanded throughout Europe and during this particular analysis there will be an outline of the examples in England and Western Europe.

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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN ITALY PART 1
History of Architecture
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THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN ITALY PART 1
History of Architecture
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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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THE COURT OF FELIPE IV AND THE CONDE-DUQUE DE OLIVARES
Tuesday Talks
This talk examines the relationship between Felipe IV and his ‘valido’, the Conde-Duque de Olivares, and how it affected both Spain and its position in the Habsburg Empire. There will also be a discussion of the infamous Marie de Medici, the court painter Valazquez, and the hypocrisy of ‘limpieza de sangre’. For further information or to reserve click
THE ISLAMIC PERIOD IN SPAIN AND ITS ROOTS
History of Architecture

This will consist of a presentation of how Islamic architecture developed together with an analysis of its particular spatial articulation. The main characteristics of this style and its surface treatment makes it unique in the History of architecture. The origins and movement of the peoples involved play an important role. An overview of the magnificent examples that remain in Spain will take place with reference to emblematic buildings in the rest of the world.

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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Science Technology and Engineering
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THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN WESTERN EUROPE
History of Architecture
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VICTORIAN LONDON AND THE DAYS OF THE EMPIRE PART 2
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BRITISH ARCHITECTURE FROM TUDOR TO GEORGIAN PART 1
History of Architecture
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BRITISH ARCHITECTURE FROM TUDOR TO GEORGIAN PART 2
History of Architecture
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