Cambridge History and the Wider Context (Spring term) (HIS 06)

  • Day and time: Thursday 11:00 - 13:00
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (7 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 20
  • Start date: 21 January 2021
  • Description:

    The highly influential religious and secular history of Cambridge. Influences in/out of Cambridge from/to the Western World. Specifically - monasteries, Renaissance, Reformation, Puritans, Cromwell, Wilberforce. Simeon and missionaries. F. Bacon. Science - (Newton, Darwin, discovery of the electron, 1st splitting of the atom, world's 1st computer, DNA). University/college educational system. World's 1st Debating Society. College visits - S. Sussex, Trinity Hall, King's, Magdalene, Jesus, Emmanuel, Pembroke, Queens' and Trinity College. Church visits - Round Church, GSM, St Edwards. Architecture. Other buildings eg. Old Divinity School and Gates of Humility, Virtue and Honour. Student pranks. Meet 1st week at U3AC when the programme will be given out.

    Meet at U3AC first week when the programme will be given out.

    Please click HERE for handouts

  • Format: Learning as we walk round town and visit colleges

  • Leader: David Berkley
  • In teaching after 12 years in business and always intensely interested in history, both secular and religious, explaining why society is as it now is.

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