Courses – History

Mussolini and Rome

Renato Ammannati

What was life like in Mussolini’s fascist Rome?  Mussolini and his movement left a remarkable footprint on Rome and its inhabitants. This course explores the controversial relationship between the “Duce” and the Eternal City, between Romans and Blackshirts, and checks what legacy Mussolini and his political ideals left in and around Rome.

Code: LLD 7/2      Tuesday 2.00-4.00pm       Date: January 23         5 weeks       Fee £40/£35

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The First Nation of Britain – Who were The Picts?

Tony Cox

Despite the publication of many new books and research papers, the Picts remain an elusive presence and an enigmatic people. This course aims to deepen our understanding of the Picts, who they were, where they came from and the reasons behind their sudden disappearance in the ninth century.

Code: LLD 9/2      Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm      Date: January 24        7 weeks        Fee £56/£49

(NB The tutor is interested in organising field trips but participants should be aware that these would be organised separately and independently from the course and do not involve Lifelong Learning Dundee.)

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Rediscovering the Radical Toun – A Series of Guided Walks.

Tony Cox

This series of guided walks will peer behind the modern facade of the city centre to reveal the hidden and often traumatic history of Dundee, from its roots in the early medieval period up to the twentieth century. Each of the walks will last approximately one and half hours.

Code: LLD 10/3    Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm       Date: April 18         5 weeks         Fee £40/£35

Please noteIf you decide to participate in these walks, you do so at your own risk.  Do not go if you have mobility difficulties.  Wear sensible shoes and be prepared for rain. 

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People and Poetry in Dundee, 1850-1950

Erin Catriona Fairley

This course explores Dundee’s rich poetry and song heritage, and how writers reflected the changing social contexts they lived in. Offered over three five-week sections which can be taken and enjoyed separately or consecutively, the first session , Print and Performance,  looks at the role of newspapers and street literature in shaping poetry and song culture. Following blocks will consider Writing Communities  and Politics and Place.

Code: LLD 11        Print and Performance

Friday 11.00am-1.00pm       Date: November 3              5 weeks                 Fee £40/£35

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Code: LLD 11/2    Writing Communities

Friday 11.00am-1.00pm         Date: February 2                 5 weeks                 Fee £40/£35

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Code: LLD 11/3    Politics and Place

Friday 11.00am-1.00pm          Date:  April 20                      5 weeks                 Fee £40/£35

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