Have you ever dreamed of travelling in time and space around the world without needing to leave home? It may sound impossible, but with the Centre for Adult Education you can explore our History and Philosophy courses and travel a different way. With just a few hours of learning, you can explore cultures, countries, and historical moments. Let’s take a closer look at some of the exciting courses on offer.


Do you want to explore the mysteries and legends surrounding ancient Egypt?

The course Ancient Egypt: True or False? might be for you. We delve into commonly held beliefs about this incredible culture, including monumental buildings, royalty, battles, curses, and the daily lives of ordinary people. Join expert Egyptologist Dr Janet Davey to learn fascinating facts about ancient Egypt that will make you feel like you’re right there, experiencing it firsthand.


Are you interested in the political and cultural aspects of the Cold War?

Historian Richard Stone’s course, “The Cold War in the 1960s: Smoking Guns and Clenched Fists,” will take you on a journey through this momentous decade. You’ll learn about the social, political, and cultural events that shaped this era, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Civil Rights Movement. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how the Cold War affected the world.


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Perhaps you want to explore the relationship between literature and history. If so, “A Colonial Connection: E M Forster and India” is for you. This online course looks at India and the Raj, the period of British colonial occupation, through an historical and literary lens. You’ll explore the works of E M Forster on the clash between British and Indian culture. Through this course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of India’s complex history and its impact on literature.


If you’re keen to learn about specific events in history, “Exploring Great Dates in History” this is an exciting opportunity. Taught by Pam Chessell, this course focuses on the specific years when significant events occurred. You’ll learn about the relationship between seemingly disconnected themes and forces that have helped to shape the course of history.


Finally, if you want to learn about the impact of historical figures who affected history, “The Game Changers” delves into the lives of Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F Kennedy, Konrad Adenauer, Mahatma Gandhi, and Kemal Ataturk. Learn about their achievements and the challenges they faced, and the impact they had on the world. By exploring these important figures, you will gain a deeper understanding of how key individuals can affect historical trends and events.


The CAE offers a wide range of short courses that can transport you to different in time and space around the world. These courses are an excellent way to broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding of history and culture.

So why not enrol today and embark on an exciting journey of discovery?