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).
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. 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.
In the instance of a Government imposed lockdown, this course will pause until it is able to begin again. No refunds will be made due to a Government imposed lockdown.
The course aims to develop an understanding of the presentation, content, and context of some of the major Greek myths and of the ways in which these might be interpreted. You will acquite a general overview of some of the major Greek myths along with the culture of the world of the Greeks gained through a variety of types of literary and archaeological evidence. You will also develop an awareness of the differences and similarities between the ancient Greek civilisation and our own, and of the influence of Greek mythological tradition. Some of the topics will be covered are: Greek pantheon, Greek heroes (eg. Heracles, Argonauts), Greek and Roman conception of the myths, Modern interperetations of the myths.