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The Life and Times of Gerald of Wales
Colin Wheldon James
Mondays (10.30am–12.30pm) from 6 January 2020 for 10 weeks at Canolfan y Bont, Pontardulais, Swansea £30 per person
Gerald of Wales was descended from Norman Marcher barons and Welsh princes, and was by turns a scholar and a churchman; a courtier and a diplomat; a champion of the Welsh Church and a hunted outlaw. He was also a naturalist, a budding cartographer, a gossip and a tireless traveller; but above all, he was a most prolific writer. From his books that have survived the centuries, we know a great deal about this resolute, short-
Dr Anthea Symonds
Mondays (2.00pm–4.00pm) from 13 January 2020 for 10 weeks at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea £30 per person
In Sickness and in Health: The History of Health and Healthcare Provision through Time (Part 2)
Dr Anne Kelly
Tuesdays (2.00–4.00pm) from 7 January 2020 for 10 weeks at the Outdoor Bowls Club, off St Peter’s Carpark, Carmarthen £30 per person
This course continues from where the last term’s course ended at the early Victorian period.
This course continues to trace developments in Health Care from their early beginnings through charitable provision, to the developments of philanthropic care, the influence of public health and developments in medicine and surgery, the slow ‘moving in of the State’ with its concerns over eugenics, national efficiency and the need for ‘state professions’, then the coming of the National Health Service, the increasing demands of the post-
The Age of Enlightenment and Revolution, 1714–1790s
Wednesdays (6.30–8.30pm) from 8 January 2020 for 10 weeks at Forge Fach, Clydach £30 per person
This course will examine key personalities, movements and trends that have helped define an age of immense political significance. The main topics will be:
The Hanoverian succession and Whig ascendancy. The Jacobite threats, Whig factional strife and Tory decline.
Sir Robert Walpole and his enemies, 1721–42.
Russia, from Peter the Great to Catherine the Great, 1714–60s
George II, 1727–60: a study in kingship.
William Pitt the Elder: a political life, 1730s–78
The Enlightenment and the Enlightened despots. A study of Frederick II of Prussia.
Joseph II of Austria: a study in failure?
Why was there a French Revolution?
The Age of Atlantic Revolutions