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Lecturer:  Dr Jacqueline Bower

Classes are held in the United Reform Church (URC) in Week Street, Maidstone.  Bookings and any further enquiries should be made to Sue Moore at  su_mor@hotmail.com

Kent Houses and their Families

Monday mornings 10:30 - 12:30;  six meetings from 29 April 2019 at cost of £48

Kent has numerous historic houses, some occupied by the same families for generations.  This class will look at the history of some of these houses, the lives and achievements of some of the individuals who lived in them, and their impact on the history of the county or the country.

Britain after the Great War, 1918-1928

Monday afternoons 1:30 - 3:30; six meetings from 29 April 2019 at cost of £48

The Great War had a greater impact on individuals, families and the nation as a whole than any previous conflict.  This class will look at how, in the decade following the Armistice, the British people sought to come to terms with personal loss, while successive governments tried to resolve the political and economic difficulties resulting from the war.

Britain 1870 - 1914

Monday mornings 10:30 - 12:30;  Comprising two 10-week terms from 23 Sept 2019 and 13 January 2020 respectively, at £65 per term. 

This period saw the beginning of the end of Britain's economic supremacy, but also significant improvement in the standard of living for many people in Britain.  It saw expansion of the Empire but also challenges to Britain's imperial power.  There were political changes and constitutional crises at home, while events in Europe led to the outbreak of war in 1914.