Outclass Learning

The Branch’s contribution to the Lifelong Learning experience

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Previous and current history courses



Colin Wheldon James



Colin Wheldon James & Peter Rees



Richard Lewis



Anthea Symonds

The Historical Association is committed to adult learning and promoting history at all levels. Our courses are a brilliant way to learn about a new topic or to meet people similarly interested in history. All of the classes are taught by experienced tutors, knowledgeable in their subject, and class discussion is very much encouraged.


History courses


Beginning in January 2018




Start: Monday 8 January 2018, 10.30am

Topic: The Normans in Europe

Tutors: Colin Wheldon James and Peter Rees

Venue: Canolfan y Bont, Pontardulais



Start: Monday 8 January 2018, 2.00pm

Topic: The 1960s: Revolution!

Tutor: Dr Anthea Symonds

Venue: The National Waterfront Museum



Start: Tuesday 9 January 2018, 10.30am (enrolment at Morriston Library at 10.30am on Tuesday 12 December 2017)

Topic: A History of the Parish of Llangyfelach from Antiquity to Modern Times

Tutor: Jeff Childs

Venue: Morriston Library



Start: Wednesday 10 January 2018, 6.30pm

Topic: The Rise and Fall of Liberal Government in Victorian Britain

Tutor: Richard Lewis

Venue: Forge Fach, Clydach





There will be further courses:


Richard Lewis will run a course on the history of art, the art in question yet to be defined.

And Non Thomas will run a course about the role of the Welsh Mam in the past couple of centuries.


As soon as details have been arranged, we’ll let you know here.




Each course is 10 weeks long. And each lecture lasts 2 hours, with a tea/coffee break.


As well as being informative, these courses are for your enjoyment. They are taught in a friendly manner and no prior knowledge of the subject is necessary.


There are no essays to write, but discussion is encouraged (but not compulsory).