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

History - The Renaissance


Start date: 22nd Sep 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: AU21100

This course is for anyone with an interest in European and World History, art, architecture, philosophy, politics and religion.

For the first session students will need an open mind and a desire to learn

The course will focus on the Renaissance in the years 1300-1600. It will consider the causes and consequences of this extraordinary era, highlighting the roles played by key places and people in Italy and beyond as the rediscovery of the Classical World transformed Europe and the world. It will highlight developments in art, architecture, literature, faith, philosophy, wars, politics, trade, industry and exploration.

By the end of the course students will have a greater understanding of the Renaissance’s origins, the forces that shaped it and its impact on European society and the early modern world.

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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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