History

History courses at Aspire Sussex are designed to be engaging and informative. If you are interested in people, culture and history, we offer a range of courses from the most popular to the completely unique.

At present our online courses can only be accessed in the UK and some courses are restricted to residents of West Sussex (please enquire for details).


History: Introduction to World War 1

This course can be booked online.

05/11/2020

Aspire Cloud

£76.50

14:00 - 16:00

Thursday

2 hours x 5 sessions

This course aims to give learners an introduction to the causes and background of the First World War, key events which determined the outcomes and some of the legacy of the impact of the war. These will be partially illustrated through local examples.

History: Special Operations Executive’s (SOE) Of The Second World War                   

This course can be booked online.

12/11/2020

Aspire Cloud

£76.50

19:00 - 21:00

Thursday

2 hours x 5 sessions

In this course students will discover the world of second world war agents sent to achieve Churchills directive ‘Set Europe Ablaze’. Through the course sessions discover the back story and objectives of the SOE, how they were trained and the tasks they were sent to carry out. Follow the stories of 4 agents and find out about the extreme highs and lows of the role these courageous individuals set out to achieve. Finally, try your hand at learning morse code and complete de-coding challenges set throughout the course.
What is the intent of this course? Who is this course going to benefit the most.
This course will be perfect for anyone who has a general interest in history and would like to know a bit more about the SOE and their work in occupied Europe, paving the way for the allied forces and supporting the residence.
Course aims, link to individual session objectives
Introduce SOE, its objectives, selection, training and tasks. Tell the stories of 4 agents highlighting the key aspects of their roles and the impact their work had on the allies and the Nazi forces.

History: Top Ten Archaeological Discoveries Of The Last Century

This course can be booked online.

25/02/2021

Littlehampton

£76.50

19:00 - 21:00

Thursday

2 hours x 5 sessions

This course will look at the evidence and interpretation of several famous archaeological sites from the last 100 years. During the course students will be introduced to elements of archaeological research, discover the rich history of the profession and hear the stories behind some of the greatest historical finds of our times, including the excavation of the Mary Rose, Must Farm, Richard III and the Dover Boat. This course will be perfect for anyone who has a general interest in history or archaeology and would like to know a bit more about the sites they would have read about in new headlines through the decades.
Course aims, link to individual session objectives
Introduce a particular archaeological site, its discovery and excavation story, how it has been interpreted and the legacy it now has in our understanding of our archaeological past.

History: World War One

This course can be booked online.

06/11/2020

Aspire Cloud

£76.50

13:30 - 15:30

Friday

2 hours x 5 sessions

This course aims to give learners an introduction to the causes and background of the First World War, key events which determined the outcomes and some of the legacy of the impact of the war. These will be partially illustrated through local examples. At the start of the course, we will try to establish specific arears that students wish to follow, reflecting their own interests in this period.

History: The History of Archery – Masterclass

This course can be booked online.

14/11/2020

Aspire Cloud

£15.30

10:00 - 12:00

Saturday

2 hours x 1 session

The English longbow is one of the world's most famous images, but what is the true history behind its development and use? How did people come to harness the awesome power of the medieval war bows, perfect their talents to legendary status and how did the bow survive to become a plaything for the notable English gentry?
In this lecture discover how archery rose to dominance in medieval Europe and how its decline infused it with new meaning and purpose, which has enabled it to survive to this day.

History: Britain’s History in 20 Amazing places

This course can be booked online.

10/11/2020

Chichester

£76.50

19:00 - 21:00

Tuesday

2 hours x 5 sessions

This course will be taught as a timeline of Britain’s rich and diverse history through 20 of it’s greatest places. Through the sessions students will travel in time from our earliest ancestors, discovering the legacy they have left behind in our landscapes, through to our most recent past. Find out a bit more about each phase of our history, learn how customs traditions and ideas developed from one period to the next and discover the places where our predecessors lived and died, including Skara Brea, Sutton Hoo and The Tower of London.

History: A Taste of Ancient Greek

This course can be booked online.

11/11/2020

Chichester

£102.00

12:30 - 14:30

Wednesday

2 hours x 5 sessions

The course aims to introduce you to Ancient Greek and its structure, to increase your appreciation of Greek words still used today and to provide insight into some aspects of life in Ancient Greece. You will be introduced to the Ancient Greek alphabet (reading & writing) and basic vocabulary. Additionally, the aim of the course is to offer students an opportunity to get a taste of the greatest works of Greek Literature. Finally, students will learn to use Ancient Greek as a real, living language and are encouraged to converse in Greek!
The course will cover the ancient Greek alphabet, the ancient Greek accent, the basic structure of ancient Greek sentences, building to an ability to read and translate short passages. Moreover, the course will present an overview of major works of Greek Literature and History.