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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

Week 2: 20th Jan: The Volga

Week 3: 27th Jan: The Trent

Week 4: 3rd Feb: The Mississippi

Week 5: 10th Feb: The Ganges

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 watch online, click the "Book Now" button on this page. To attend in person, click the button below.

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This series will take place both in the building and online. To watch online, click the "Book Now" button on this page. To attend in person, click the button below

There will be no class on 17 February.

Dates - -

£12 per session or £120 for the series

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