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Pack Up Your Troubles! Britain at War 1914 - 1918

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Pack Up Your Troubles! Britain at War 1914 - 1918 The First World War was the first 'total' war in Britain's history and, in one way or another, touched the lives of almost every person in the United Kingdom. This day school will explore something of the impact of the war on the home front, considering, among other things, the position of women, recruitment campaigns, the role of propaganda, the place of the Christian churches and how the war was commemorated.

Andrew Lacey is well known to attendees at the Woodbridge Day Schools and has been teaching in adult education for over 25 years.

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019 (Day School)
Location: Woodbridge Museum, St. Mary's House, Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LP
Tutor: Andrew Lacey
Contact: Mrs. Anne Merrett, 18 Bury Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1LF
Tel: 01396 - 438572
Email: Mrs. Anne Merrett

 

D-Day 1944 - The Assault on Hitler's Europe

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D-Day 1944 - The Assault on Hitler's Europe The D-Day landings of the 6th June 1944 were the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken, even Stalin was impressed! Two years in the planning, dependant on the weather and with no guarantee of success, the successful allied landings on the Normandy beaches marked one of the great turning points of World War II.

This course will explore the preparation of Operation Overlord, the assault on the beaches on the 6th June, the attempts to break out from the bridgehead, the ferocious resistance of the Germans and the fate of the French caught in the cross-fire. Having secured Normandy, the allies advanced into France, an advance which culminated in the liberation of Paris in the second half of August. Our course will end with a consideration of the ways in which D-Day has been remembered and portrayed in film and memory.

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Dates: 25th - 27th October 2019 (Three Day Course)
Location: Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ. UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 - 746222
Email: The University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education
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Sir Christopher Wren: Architect in Context

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Sir Christopher Wren: Architect in Context

The life and career of Sir Christopher Wren (1632 -1723) encompassed one of the most eventful centuries in British history. It included a civil war, the trial and execution of a king, a republic, plague and fire in London, two changes of dynasty and interminable wars with the Dutch and the French. The period also witnessed the founding of the Royal Society and pioneering work in many fields of science and technology; work in which Wren often played a leading role.

From the Chapel of Pembroke College, Cambridge, to the Dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Wren stamped his genius and personality upon late seventeenth-century Britain. This course will enable us to spend some time in his company, exploring the results of that genius and personality.

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Date: 23rd - 25th March 2020 (3 Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Email: Higham Hall
Website: Higham Hall Course Details

 

Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640 - 1660

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Oxford and the English Civil War, 1640 - 1660

The Civil War which swept across the British Isles in the seventeenth century saw fathers fighting sons and brother killing brother. From the 1630s to the 1660s Oxford, the town and the University, were at the heart of this conflict. In this course, which will take place in the heart of Oxford, we will consider the causes, conduct and consequences of the Civil War through the perspective of events in Oxford.

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Date: 1st - 8th August 2020. One Week Course
Location: Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford UK
Tutor: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: University of Oxford Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270396 / 270427
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The Gothic Revival in Britain

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The Gothic Revival in Britain

From the Palace of Westminster to St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh to innumerable churches, schools, colleges, railway stations and institutions across the country and around the world, examples of the Gothic Revival are all around us.

Although the Gothic Revival is mainly associated with the Victorian age, its roots stretch back in to the eighteenth-century and its influenced was felt well into the twentieth.

Why did people in the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries put up buildings which looked as if they had been built in the fourteenth century? Why was the new industrial technology of steam and rail dressed in medieval costume? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most influential movements in British architectural history.

Date: 25th - 27th September 2020 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutors: Dr. Andrew Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
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Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1869 - 1944: Architect in Context

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Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1869 - 1944: Architect in Context

From country houses to the Whitehall Cenotaph, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Sir Edwin Lutyens dominated architecture in Britain in the early twentieth-century. He designed comfortable homes for the industrial rich, a new Imperial Capital for the British Raj and memorials to commemorate the fallen in World War I.

But who was Lutyens? Did he just produce the plans his patrons wanted or was there a vision of England behind his work? These are some of the questions we will explore on this course devoted to one of the most well-known and prolific of Britain's 'modern' architects. (The lecture on the collaboration between Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll will be given by Vanessa Lacey.)

Date: 27th - 29th September 2020 (Three Day Course)
Location: Higham Hall, Cumbria, UK
Tutors: Dr. Andrew Lacey and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey
Contact: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CB13 9SH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1768 - 776276
Fax: +44 (0) 1768 - 776013
Email: Higham Hall
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