Join William as he dives into the history of the rivers Amur, Mekong, Mississippi, Nile, Trent and Volga.
Rivers have acted as transport and trade hubs, and as national and regional boundaries. They have served as ‘roads’ to war, and as sources of water and motive power. Rivers have also an element of magic about them whether in their natural beauty or in their folklore and myth. The rivers we shall be studying will include the following - Amur, Mekong, Mississippi, Nile, Trent and Volga.
William Tyler MBE has a large following at JW3, he is a freelance educator, lecturer, public speaker, writer and consultant with a main focus on History. He was the Principal of The City Lit, Britain’s largest college of adult education. He was his awarded his MBE for services to education. During lockdown William created a much followed blog for those attending his sessions.
Week 1: 13th Jan: Importance of Rivers in History, Part 1 [online only]
Week 2: 20th Jan: The Volga [online only]
Week 3: 27th Jan: The Trent [online only]
Week 4: 3rd Feb: The Mississippi [online only]
Week 5: 10th Feb: The Ganges [online only]
17th Feb: No class (half term)
Week 6: 24th Feb: The Nile
Week 7: 3rd March: The Rhine
Week 8: 10th March: The Amur
Week 9: 17th March: The Mekong
Week 10: 24th March: The Amazon
Week 11: 31st March: The Thames
Week 12: 7th April: Importance of Rivers in History, Part 2
NB: This series will take place both in the building and online. To attend in person, click the "Book Now" button on this page. To attend online, click the button below.