In his own inimitable style, former Principal of The City Lit William Tyler provides a fascinating insight behind the history of the famed city.

Berlin has played a major role in modern European History. It was the heart of The Kaiser’s Germany, of Hitler’s 3rd Reich, and the Frontline during The Cold War.  Berlin’s history, however, stretches back to The Middle Ages, beginning in 1237.  The Hanseatic League, The 30 Years War, Frederick the Great, Napoleon all feature in its rich history.

William Tyler was the Principal of The City Lit, Britain’s largest college of adult education. He now has a freelance career which includes lecturing, public speaking, writing and consultancy with a main focus on History.

Topics by week:

Week 1: The Early Years from 1237

Week 2: Frederick the Great’s Berlin

Week 3: Prussian Royal Berlin 1701-1871

Week 4: Imperial Berlin 1871-1918

Week 5: Revolutionary Berlin 1918/19

Week 6: Babylon Berlin 1918-33

Week 7: Speer’s Germania 1933-39

Week 8: Jewish History of Berlin

Week 9: Berlin at War

Week 10: Berlin Falls 1945

Week 11: Two Berlins 1945-89

Week 12: Reunited 1989

Please note

There are 12 sessions in this course.

There is no class on May 28th.

Dates - - Doors - 2pm

£20 per session or £216 for the series

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