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.


A Potted Garden History 3000BC to 0

This course can be booked online.

03/06/2019

Burgess Hill

£30.25

10:00 - 16:00

Monday

5.5 hours x 1 session

This is the perfect short course for those who would like to gain an insight into garden history dating from 3000BC to 0. Find out about the changing role of gardens, the factors influencing their design across different cultures. Learn about key events and the people who shaped gardens, influenced by plant discoveries, religion, economics, art and architecture. Consider their influences on today’s gardens and ideas for your own garden.

A Potted Garden History 0 to 1500 AD

This course can be booked online.

10/06/2019

Burgess Hill

£30.25

10:00 - 16:00

Monday

5.5 hours x 1 session

This is the perfect short course for those who would like to gain an insight into garden history dating from 0 to 1500AD. Find out about the changing role of gardens, the factors influencing their design across different cultures. Learn about key events and the people who shaped gardens, influenced by plant discoveries, religion, economics, art and architecture. Consider their influences on today’s gardens and ideas for your own garden.

Economic Impacts of the Great War

This course can be booked online.

26/06/2019

Littlehampton

11:00 - 12:00

Wednesday

1 hour x 1 session

This talk deals with the economic legacy of the Great War for West Sussex, especially, the effect on local industries and employment.
This talk is part of our West Sussex First World War Learning Programme, teaching people about different aspects of West Sussex’s World War I heritage.

History: Women in Classical Mythology

26/04/2019

Horsham

£55.00

11:00 - 13:00

Friday

2 hours x 5 sessions

The focus of classical mythology is often upon the men, the great heroes of the ancient world such as Hercules, Theseus and Jason. In this course we will examine the rôle of women in some of the stories: from goddesses to wives; from strong independent women to those who seemingly appear only as a prop to their men.
We will examine not only the tales that come down to us from antiquity, but also the reception of these women in later times through literature and works of art.