Step back in time and learn more about important people, events and buildings that have influenced life as we know it today.

 Towers in the Landscape

Tutor: David Bond

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Mid 20th Century Art

Abstract expressionism was a form of expressive art among New York painters in the late 1940s and ‘50s
which blended elements of Surrealism and abstract art in an effort to create a new style.
This course will look into the abstract expressionism of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and much more.

Tutor: Jack Higham

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Abbots, Bishops and Deans of Peterborough

The first abbey dates from 654 and there is little information about the earliest abbots.
The second abbey was Benedictine founded in 970 and its abbots were well documented.
The abbey was dissolved and become a Cathedral in 1541 with a succession of bishops and deans down to our time.
Some are very colorful and nearly all are of interest.

Tutor: Jack Higham

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Roman Britain 

In this course we will explore the questions;

  • Why was Britain invaded?
  • How did Britannia become a valued province of the Empire for over 350 years and what was the effect on its culture, economy and settlement patterns?
  • How and why did Roman Britain end and what was its legacy?

Tutor: Don Chiswell

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A Brief History of Scotland 

On this course we will learn the story of Scotland from its beginnings in the reign of Kenneth McAlpine in the Eleventh Century
to the death of James IV at the Battle of Flodden Field.
How did Scotland win its struggle for independence to become a nation in its own right?

Tutor: Don Chiswell 

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The Life and Times of Winston Churchill 

Statesman, politician, soldier, journalist, historian and orator are among the many facets of his career.
How was Churchill’s character shaped by his background, upbringing and experience?
How did he become the wartime leader who inspired resistance to Hitler and despite it being both Churchill’s and Britain’s ‘finest hour’ why did he fail to provide a vision for the future?

Tutor: Don Chiswell 

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The Founding Fathers 

This is the story of The Founding Fathers of the United States: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe and Benjamin Franklin. Together with others, these different personalities built American democracy and left a legacy that has shaped the world.

Tutor: Don Chiswell 

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To enrol, or to find out more, phone (01733) 761361 email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk or call into the College in Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU