So much of the political, social and military issues of the mid to late 20thC was created, controlled and continued by the Cold War between East and West. In the first of a fascinating series, this course will explore the embryonic days of the 1940’s.
The Cold War developed in the aftermath of World War II, shaped and reshaped by political, economic and social pressures of the day. Explore the powerful personalities on each side, influential institutions and key events from its early days, circa 1940’s.
Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools.
Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks.