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General Interest / Psychology, Philosophy, Culture, History and Law

Britain 1603-1714: The Stuarts from James I and VI to Anne

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Start date: 13th Apr 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 21SU045

This course is for students with an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

The course aims to give an overview of who the Stuarts were, what they achieved and how decisions made then still affect our lives today

The course will consider each monarch of the Stuart era, as well as Oliver Cromwell, identifying the major events, from the Gunpowder Plot to the Act of Union, that shaped an extraordinary period of British history and shaped world events

By the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the importance of this era for its ideas as well as its actions, the dangers of absolute power, the frailties of many who are born into power, and a sense of how the past echoes in the present

 

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

Andrew Ison has been leading courses and delivering lectures for several years, covering a range of topics in History, Politics and Current Affairs. He has had two main careers, firstly as a Catholic Priest and secondly as a secondary school teacher. He has degrees in Economic History from the University of Durham and in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Comillas in Madrid. He also has a PGCE in History from the University of Warwick.
Andy is a story teller, analyst, thinker, questioner, connector and provocateur. He has spent most of his life trying to make sense of the world, occasionally making progress, by looking for patterns, asking questions and developing tentative answers. He has lived a varied life after working in parishes, schools, prisons, hospitals and youth work. While there are no answers that suit everyone, there are questions that can help us all and learning to phrase and ask questions in a good way can lead us all to a more informed understanding of where we have come from and what we might do.

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