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

History - England and the Georgian monarchs - 1714-1830


Start date: 21st Sep 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: AU21099

This course is for students with an interest in history in general and British or Monarchical history in particular

 For the first session students will need an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

The course aims: The course will offer an overview of political, social, economic and military developments in Britain during the reigns of George I, George II, George III and George IV.

The course will cover: Key stories about the royal family, politicians and leading figures from science, industry, literature and religion in this era with particular focus on:

By the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the Georgian monarchs and the ways in which this era shaped Britain’s role in the world and impacts on its roles, values, institutions and relationships today.

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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.

"In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge."

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