Seminars meet each weekday morning, 09.15-10.45 and 11.15-12.45, with afternoons free for course-related field trips, individual study or exploring the many beautiful places in and around the city.
Duke of Wellington: Early life/background, India, Political background, Peninsular War, Waterloo, Politics, 1815-1848, PM, historiography.
Florence Nightingale: Early life/’Grand Tour’ background, Biblical influence and evangelical reformers, correspondence with Sidney Herbert, Crimea/Scutari and aftermath, historiography.
T.E. Lawrence: Early life and travels, Oxford roots, shaper of Arab consciousness, writer and arch publicist, RAF and obscurity, historical interpretations.
Field Trip to Clouds Hill in Dorset.
W.S. Churchill: ‘silverspoon’ upbringing, Harrow, Sandhurst, India, Boer War. Gallipoli fiasco, trenches, wilderness years, WW2, rejection 1945, Fulton speech. End of an era 1965.
Destination: Clouds Hill; Dorset
Excursion Rating: Moderate
Up to two hours' walk on even ground or up to an hour's walk on rough and/or steep ground or up lots of stairs and steps.